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Scoutcast returns to discuss Son replacements and budget attackers

The Scoutcast is back for another episode as the Gameweek 27 edges closer.

You can catch us on our YouTube channel from 20:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT.

Joe will be joined by Az and Holly to discuss the key issues of the coming weeks.

We may still be in the never-ending Gameweek 26 but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Son Heung-min (£10.0m) replacements will be our initial focus, in light of his recent long-term injury.

Relegation-threatened players will be up next considering that Jack Grealish (£6.7m) continued to deliver points over the weekend.

With Premier League survival on the line for him and his Aston Villa colleagues, as well as Brighton, Watford, Norwich and Bournemouth, we discuss which players are likely to step-up to the plate.

Manchester City were recently handed a two-year ban from the Champions League which could affect the way Pep Guardiola picks his team both this season and next, while with another view on 2019/20 we also look at potential changes to FPL moving forward.

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981 Comments Post a Comment
  1. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    No. 3 here looking the best right now?
    1. Holgate + Lundstram -> Boly + Taylor.
    2. Lundstram + Maupay -> Taylor + DCL.
    3. Lundstram + Auba -> Boly (or Doherty) + Jimenez (leaving 2.9m ITB or 1.4m if choosing Doherty).

    Hendo.
    TAA, Stephens, Williams, Lundstram.
    Grealish, KDB, Mane, Salah.
    Ings, Aubameyang.
    Stek, Maupay, Dendoncker, Holgate.
    2ft. 0.1m ITB. WC, BB, FH- my remaining chips.

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Agreed.
      I like the Boly pick.

  2. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play 3 for GW27 please?

    a. VVD
    b. Lascelles
    c. Stephens
    d. Rico
    e Williams

    VVD is a given btw 🙂

    Cheers

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      bd

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bc

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Wonder will this Son injury finally click Dele Alli back into life now

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You would hope so right!

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Its possible but probably less space for him. Moura and him will have to step up.

      Cant put much pressure on Celso or Bergwjin.

  4. Akshatjazz
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is this gw 27 a good week to use the bench boost ??

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Who is on your bench?

      1. Akshatjazz
        1 month, 20 days ago

        McCarthy, Perez, fleck, lascelles ??

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          RMT predicts 13 points.

          Expect Villa to score, Palace 50/50.
          Perez could do well if City reserves and Fleck could score.

          1. Akshatjazz
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Shld I use it ?? Or shld I wait for the double gw to kick in ??

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Don't know your future benches.

              1. Fantasy Gold
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                lol

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Save it.

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    1. Will kun start tonight?
    2. Score predictions mci v whu?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Probably and hopefully low scoring.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I like your first answer. Second not so much 🙂

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Probably yes
      3-1

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers. If he starts could easily get a big haul. Like 5 goals and 2 assists.

        1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I Captained him; so, unfortunately, he'll do nothing 😉

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I’d say he comes off bench for 30 minutes-ish tonight

      Then 60-odd minutes vs Leicester

      Then primed for Real game next week

      City probably score 2-3 goals vs West Ham, maybe 4-5

    4. DF
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes
      I can see a whopper. 8 or 9 nil for me

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 20 days ago

      City 0-1 West Ham late winner 😀

    6. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes
      7-1

  6. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Gtg? 1ft 0.1m itb any ideas for next week transfers are welcome.

    Pope
    Taa, Robertaon, Lundstram
    Salah, Kdb, Traore, Grealish
    Auba, Vardy, Ings

    Lascales, Dendoker, Rico

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Lundstram to Boly?

      1. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        0.1 short

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Stephenns?

          1. Lignja
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Can do that next week, that gives me 11 tho not rly good 11, not sure what to do with Auba/Grealish

  7. Boss Hogg
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    a. Son to Mane (-4)
    b. Play Rico

    (In other words, will Mane score at least 4 points more than Rico this coming gw?)

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      (Other sub options are Holgate and Dendonker. All rubbish this week!)

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      a

    3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You need to offload son anyway..so why not doing this week itself?if you want Mane pull the trigger thus week itself..

    4. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    5. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  8. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play one this gw.

    a. dunk shu (a)
    b. rico bur (a)

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dunk

    2. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dunk

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Wonder if Bowen will make his debut tonight for West Ham. Will be interesting to see if he hits the ground running.

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Man City love a good tactical foul. If Bowen finds himself in a quick breakaway he will definitely hit the ground running.

  10. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ryan (buton)
    Sidibe lund taa lascels (soy)
    Mane salah traore (kdb fleck)
    Dcl vardy ings

    Which?
    A) sidibe to boly/sais/basham/egan
    B) sidibe dcl -4 to jimi boly/sais/egan/basham

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wait until Wolves play.

  11. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any chance for a kdb no show??

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      10%

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      1%

  12. Najoman86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who to prioritise with the 1FT for GW27 (£0.1m ITB)?
    A. Lundstram > Boly
    B. Deeney > Wood
    C. Save FT

    McCarthy
    TAA(vc) J.Gomez Stephens Lundstram
    KDB Alli Maddison Salah(c)
    Vardy Jimenez
    (Button Deeney Cantwell Rico)

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wood is crocked

      1. KDB4PREZ
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Sorry to hear that 😀

  13. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any inj doubt for Mane or is Klopp being honest when saying it was booking related?

  14. JAYPEE
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Should I do Son and VVD for Mane and 4.4 Def (Lascelles, Stephens, Etc)

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      See below, high risk high reward

  15. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Seems silly to ditch double Pool defence but I could do VVD + Son* -> Mané (C) + C.Taylor for Burnley's plum fixture v Bournemouth.. Exact cash

    1. JAYPEE
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Does seem silly but also can’t justify bringing another midfielder. Mane will be a must have once fully fit.

    2. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I like it wondering if the midfield double up is too much budget tho?

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bournemouth have conceded 5 and scored 6 in last 4 matches. Think they’re off the list of plum matches for the might of Burnley

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Same dilemma for me.
      I'm leaning towards Keeping VVD & switch Son to Martial atm

  16. KDB4PREZ
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A) Salah&Mane
    B) Salah&Bobby
    C) Salah&Double defense?

    All options have Trent

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C seems the safe bet

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A messes with your team structure.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Can easily make it work.

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not if TV good, happy enough with my structure

    3. Your Doing It Wrong
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A works up to gw32

  17. j1ves
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Which one would you all prefer???

    A) Maguire & Firmino

    Or

    B) VVD & Tammy

    TIA

    1. Stram Dunk
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

  18. zhiren
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Best replacement for Son? Already have Salah, KDB, and maxed out 3 Liverpool players..

    A) Fernandes
    B) Martial
    C) Maddison
    D) Richarlison
    E) Alli
    F) Moura

    1. Cto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I’m going martial depending on EL Thursday night

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Msrtial probably, but since I just took him out for Son for current GW, it feels kind of meh to get him back. Do Fernandes for the differential. Or Traore

      1. zhiren
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I swapped Martial out for Son on a WC too! I will prob go for Martial, but let's see what happens in the EL..

  19. Cto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Hey all - would you make the switches below? This is my current team now with the son injury.

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Digne Soyuncu
    Salah Traore Barnes
    Aguero Jiminez Delofue

    Son, Lund, Cantwell

    Aguero, Delo, Son —> Ings, Auba, Martial? -8

    Let’s me have a much better GW27 team ad then I would do Auba to vardy free for 28. The concerns being that it’s a -8 as well as the fact I’ll have to bench someone in that 11 to get martial in.

    Thanks all

    1. zhiren
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If you think Auba can outperform Vardy by 4 points in GW27 then probably it's worth the hit! But I would keep Kun for GW 27, and change to Vardy in GW 28.

      1. Cto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        You make a good point.
        I think Auba can score big against Everton. I think there are 5 or 6 goals in that game, and Auba can go to vardy for free the week after.

  20. Taffer
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Got to say that the discussion about Man City's ban on the Scoutcast was very low quality.

    Haz doesn't seem to know what FFP is, how it works (it's very simple) or what Man City stand accused of. Come on man, just read up!

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think the quality is slowly going down

  21. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Saiss or Boly? Saiss seems to be more attacking and on some set pieces...but is he nailed? Thanks.

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Boly, nailed and decent chance of bps with good fixtures. Reasonable attacking threat at set pieces too.

  22. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Morning dzzz, How would you improve this team with 2FT and 1.8m itb

    Ryan
    Taa Robbo Aurier -- Lundy Rico
    Salah Grealish KDB Martial -- Stephens
    Vardy Ings DCL

    The only option I can think of is DCL > Jimmy and carry over FT

  23. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    G2G Save FT for blank
    Mccarthy
    TAA Lundstarm J.Stephens
    Salah(c) KDB Hilson Fleck
    Ings Aubameyang Firmino

    Button Moura Holgate Kelly

    Cheers

  24. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    No scout tweet on Mané?

    Lack of update in this site over the last few weeks.

    What’s the reason for Mane subbing at HT?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Klopp was pretty clear that it was fear of RC as he was being targeted after his yellow

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers.
        Good to hear

  25. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What to do with the following team for next week? 1FT & 0itb

    Ryan*
    TAA - Lunds* - Taylor
    Salah - Kdb - Martial - Son*
    Kun* - DCL - Ings

    Subs: Button-Cathcart-Soy-Romeu

    Thinking Son & Kun ——> Mane & Jimenez (-4)??

    1. Your Doing It Wrong
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      What are the chances of Jesus and Aguero both starting tonight?

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Think they have a good chance of both starting and Jesus starting vs Leicester

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I’d be more tempted by double defence.

      A lot depends on Kun minutes. But Wolves aren’t prolific in EL weeks and Norwich aren’t bunnies in defence with 11 conceded in last 16.

      Son to Traore perhaps - each way bet on Wolves
      Lund to Robbo/VVD

      28 would allow choice of Vardy Jiminez

  26. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    If you play your free hit chip after taking hits do the hits disappear?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

  27. SteveWOLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Current Mid is

    Fleck,Traore,KDB,Salah,Warde prowse on the bench

    Auba,jimmy,ings up top so can't play all 5

    thinking of benching KDB

    What's the chance he's going to be rotated or only play 50-60 minutes? against a decent Leicester side as well

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Eh?

      You’d play Fleck over KdB!!!! 50 minutes of KdB in “defensive” role every time for me.

      1. SteveWOLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        So I guess the question is Fleck or JWP at home to villa

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You’re insane man!

  28. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    SOOOO... bruno fernandes or martial?