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Scoutcast Episode 318 – Double Gameweek fever

It’s finally here. After weeks of waiting and planning Liverpool’s double Gameweek 24 has arrived.

Ahead of today’s deadline Joe, Pranil (aka Lateriser12) and Az take a look at the best options among Klopp’s troops and who is most deserving of the armband. The triple captaincy chip, the Red’s resilient recent defence and array of attacking options feature prominently in their discussion.

Fresh from his Meet the Manager appearance and rank busting Aguero transfer earlier this month Pranil is once again on top form.

Going above and beyond the Scoutcast cause he leaves Joe and Az stunned after unleashing his eye-test analysis of Liverpool’s recent games and who is most likely to receive his Triple Captaincy backing as a result.

West Ham’s double fixture in Gameweek 24 is not forgotten, with Joe taking his turn to silence his fellow Scoutcasters with news of his planned and unlikely Hammers punt. Naturally he has the dullard statistics to back up this maverick move.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford’s long-term injury means there are plenty of community questions to consider regarding alternative striking options.

Rough with the Smooth, clean sheets and Pranil’s turn to pick a differential are also included in this packed double Gameweek special episode.

The crew round off proceedings to reveal their transfer and captaincy decisions.

This Scoutcast was first beamed on Monday January 20 via our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to get notified of future live episodes.

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  1. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Best option here for next two gw's, its for fanteam

    A: Mane + Haller + Pukki
    B: Lanzini + Firmino + Vardy

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Alexike8 fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Mane (TC) because I have never captained him! (Sh#t logic)

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Sh#t logic = game is luck 😉

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Not even considering TAA Holmes?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Don't have him otherwise he would have been locked

  3. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Chasing so decided on Firmino(TC). Also holding Mahrez and praying for a miracle. Hoping after the Palace draw and fans heard chanting his name before his sub appearance that Pep gives him a game.

    WC will then be triggered and I'll sort the absolute fiasco that my team has become. Can't wait!

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Mahrez surely starts. Good luck with bobby !

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Interesting.
      I’m genuinely considering Firmino for TC too.
      Nice to know I’m not alone in my thinking... 😉

    3. Bedok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I think it's a decent punt if you are chasing. Liverpool has two away games. Firmino has scored all seven of his goals away from home. That's 33% of all Liverpool away goals this season. Salah has one away goal all year.

  4. Alli
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    2FT
    A) Jiménez > DCL
    B) Jiménez, Vardy > Kun, Greenwood
    C) Other?

    Ryan
    TAA - Dunk - Soy - Williams
    Salah - Mané - KDB - Cantwell
    Vardy - Ings

    Button - Jiménez - Lund - Traoré

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ings to Haller has suddenly become vogue

      I would do that rather than Jiminez unless you have too much value in him.

      1. Alli
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Bought at 6.1

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Stick ! Maybe Jiminez to haller then. Or dcl

    2. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Don't lose Jimi, I did last week and regret it big time. Even just because I like him as a player and feel guilty for taking him out. I'm looking at Ings > Haller but I'd want Ings back in 2 weeks so not sure if its worth it

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I got Ings in at 6.8 and sold for Haller.. Next fixture works well Ings (Liv away) Haller (Brighton Hm) Ings will come straight back in for gw26 (Burnley)

      1. Alli
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I hate to burn FT. Any other ideas?

  5. BNMC
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Brighton or Palace more likely to get a clean sheet?

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I would guess palace

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        50/50 I would say

      3. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I’m going Dunk over Kelly..

    • Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Let's go Salah TC!

      Pope (Mcgovern)
      TAA - Williams - Kelly (Lundstram, Rico)
      Salah - Mane - Kdb - Martial (Dedonker)
      DCL - Vardy - Abraham

      Or Mane. No Salah. No Mane.

      Orrrrrrrrrrrrr? ARGHHHH!

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Lol see below

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Got VVD (don’t own) then Mane x 3.....

        2. Dacra
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Got VVD (dont own) then Salah..

        3. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Lol. 2 times I got Salah. Stars are aligned then?

        4. zotter
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Keep getting Vvd!

        5. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          This is going to be trending 😀

        6. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          TAA 3 times. Sorted

      2. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        10-7 Salah C Trent VC

    • zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Just switched mane to salah Tc. First of many I suspect

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Why did you? I’ve stuck with Mane despite bringing Salah in, and also been tempted by Trent

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Salah has scored more ppm on average over past couple years ! Plus penalties swings it

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      @Christina how’s your team looking?

    • gellinmagellan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Was going to take Pope out last week but he got 12 points. Don't think he will do that every week but now tempted to roll the FT. Stupid decision?

    • Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Play:

      A) Rico (BHA)
      B) Kelly (SOU)
      C) Lund (MCI)

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Currently playing B but feel weird with C first sub

        1. Dacra
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Also playng B currently

      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I've gone B | A C

    • Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      This has been askes million of times. But I would to ask for opinions as follows:

      1. Leading your ML, TC or C?

      A. Salah
      B. Mane
      C. TAA

      2. Chasing your ML Leader, TC or C?

      A. Salah
      B. Mane
      C. TAA

      1. Viper
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A

        A

        1. Viper
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          TC on both counts

          1. Moose™
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Triple Captain Selector showed Salah. For 2 times. That means I need to TC him already. Here we go!

            Its just a game btw.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        AA leading or chasing doesn't really change things

        1. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          TC?

      3. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A TC
        C TC

        1. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          TAA TC. Very bold!

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            If you are chasing makes sense to me

    • Viper
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Starting to get Salah fear

      Robertson & Maddison -> 4.7 defender & Salah?

      Is it madness? Stick with the double defence?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        No way I’d do that if I already had my triple. Stick with it

      2. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Crazy

        1. Viper
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Cheers lads.

          No Salah & Mane TC it is

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Can you just swap Mané to Salah?

    • CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Play Rico or Kelly?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Kelly

    • Krupinho
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pool triple up confusion. . .HELLLPPPP!!!

        Alli n Jimenez > Salah and Greenwood or Firmino and Martial

        McCarthy
        TTA Soy Sidibe
        Mane (TC) KDB Grealish Salah / Martial
        Vardy Ings Bobby / Greenwood

        Button Kelly Lund Guen

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          F&M

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            This given your set up

        2. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Salah/Greenwood

        3. Krupinho
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Oh man lol

        4. Drogo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Traore OUT, Snoddgrass IN

          Or save FT.

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Who would you bench if bought snod. Or are you playing traore

            1. Drogo
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Playing Traore or Snod (if i make the transfer)

        5. simong1
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          FT, any suggestions here please? 0 ITB. Thanks guys.

          Pope
          TAA (TC), Gomez, Soy
          Mane, Ali, Martial, KDB
          Vardy, Ings, Maupay

          Maddison, Kelly, Lundstram

          1. simong1
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            * 2 FT

        6. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Any chance we'll see if Ings is starting before deadline?

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Maybe if there are any rumours, nothing official

          2. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Monitor Reddit.

        7. abaalan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          For a hit:
          A. Sarr -> Trossard
          B. Sarr -> Max 7.6 (who?)
          C. Rico -> Lascelles
          D. None of the above - save and play Cantwell (Tot A)

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B Lucas

        8. si
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          What are the arguments against using the TC this week, chaps?

          Free hit and bench boost cover another 2 comfortably?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Better DGWs later?

          2. @ocprodigy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Better double fixtures in the future imo...

            1. si
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Realistically how many DGWs will we get?

          3. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I'm leading in cup by about 35 points and wanna save it for semi final games

        9. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Cavani handed in a transfer request yesterday, he's going straight into my team if he signs for a Prem club.

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            If he goes to Chelsea I’m all aboard that train

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Replied to you on the previous page by the way

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              9.5 price?

          2. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Before you know the club, fitness, form or price?

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Worked out well with Falcao.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                And Higuain

              2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Never heard from him again after Rock Me Amadeus

            2. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              He'll be over priced as well as over the hill

          3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Vardy replacement?

          4. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            He'll struggle in the prem

            1. zotter
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Think so. He has zero pace.

              1. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

                neither did Zlatan tbf

                1. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  I think zlaten is different level to cavani

        10. rBar17
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Please help, 2FT and 1.6 ITB - can't see what to do, but surely there must be some use of a FT...

          McCarthy (Pope)
          TAA Robertson Soy (Rico Lund)
          Maddison Mane KDB Grealish (Traore)
          Abraham Ings Vardy

          Thanks!

        11. rowdog24
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          How many DGWs are there likely to be before the end of the season (including this one?)

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            2 (GW24 and GW37) to 4 (GW24, GW34, GW37 and one other) depending on whether GW28 and GW34 postponements are played later in those GW's.

        12. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I really want to triple Firmino...!

          Not having a great season lingering around the 1mil OR for what seems like an eternity.

          I’m about 150 points off top spot in one of my cash leagues, but have managed to somehow make the semi-finals of the cup game in another(GW25).

          What I’m eluding too is that my season, like many others, is a bit stale and maybe TCing Firmino and going against the crowd can help to reinvigorate my love for the game.

          Should I risk it for a biscuit or just plump for Mane...??

          My team for some perspective...

          McCarthy
          VVD / Cresswell / Dunk
          Mane / Son / Grealish / KDB
          Firmino / Vardy / Ings

          Krul / Cahill / Dendonk / Lord

          1. @ocprodigy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Could also profoundly cost you

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              S**t or bust... 🙂

          2. tomasjj
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I think captaining him is a decent idea, TC is a bridge too far.

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I think TC this week is probably going to be the best time to use it.
              It’s just a gut feeling I’ve got about Firmino. He is due and was incredibly unlucky at the weekend.
              I’m kind of talking myself into it. 😆

              1. tomasjj
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I agree on him being in best form out of the LFC front three.

        13. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          If details of a rest come out for Ings - play Kelly instead? (Who may not play himself 🙂 )

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I want to try and play Webster if we hear news Ings is out

        14. Gommy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Bench one from each of the following:

          Kelly or Rico
          Traore or Cantwell

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A couple of 50/50s there mate.

            1. Gommy
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Indeed.

              Was burnt at the weekend by benching Traore instead of Cantwell. Afraid of making the same mistake again

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I would say more bad luck than a mistake - Cantwell was the better on paper.

                1. Gommy
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Yeah, true that.

          2. Totti
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            rico and cantwell

        15. JasonG123
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Correct bench order? Cantwell (tot) Rico (BHA) Lundstram (MCI)

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yep, think so.

        16. 93rmurray
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          VVD our for Robbo -4 ? Thinking assist potential or am I over thinking it

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Hold VVD.

          2. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Daft idea. But could pay off

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Assuming VVD gets no attacking points you'd need two assists or a goal from Robbo. Stick

          3. tomasjj
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            hold

          4. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Hold

          5. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Hold

          6. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            basically 1 assist every 4 games. so you need 1 assist to break even.
            Hold

          7. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Silly

        17. tomasjj
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          GTG?

          Pope
          TAA Lunds Holgate
          KDB Mane (VC) Maddison Grealish
          Firmino (C) Jimi Vardy
          ----
          Kelly, Dendoker, Kiko, Button

        18. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Salah TC has the slight edge over Mane you would agree with assist potential and explosiveness on his day better than Mane??

          The fact iv spent wks planning on getting him in with Mane and TAA also a valid reason to go all in and TC him?..

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I know what you mean. Got him in for this, so...
            It makes him easier to be the fall guy if it goes wrong too 🙂

        19. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          GTG..

          Guaita
          Sidibe Soyuncu Taa
          KDB Salah Mane Martial
          Ings Vardy Mason

          Bench:Button,Todd,Lundy,Hanley

          0 ITB 1FT

          My plan is if I find anyone to be rested I will swap them out (KDB,Ings)

          Thanks