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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. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    How many buses should Atletico Madrid bring to Anfield?

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

      Does not matter how many they bring. Liverpool will be going through to the next round.

      1. El Presidente
          1 month, 20 days ago

          We shall see about that. Cocky BS will not get you through thats for sure, and Liverpool has to show a LOT more than it showed today.

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        All those hub caps!

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

      Mane non-owners haunted at the injury news that previously haunted owners is confirmed as false and that he was in fact taken off as a precaution, owners breath a sigh of relief at the expense of the haunted non-owners...

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Too much salt can lead to haunting comments

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        They are all a bunch of haunts

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

        Mane(c)

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yep this. Nicely rested for the battering of West Ham

      4. supperspout
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yeah let’s just take him off at half time, he’s fine

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

      Any ideals here? Stuck after a dreadful week.

      Guaita 4.0
      TAA Stevens Holgate Lascelles Tanganga
      Salah Mane KDB Grealish Cantwell
      Vardy Jimenez Ings

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Tanga to Boly or Saiss

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Roll

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

      Imagine if Utd had signed Haaland. Best striker in europe right now

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Haaland prefers CL match ball to Europa match ball

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

        Would not be the best striker in Europe right now.

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Never going to bow to agent demands, slippery slope!

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

        Imagine what he could do at United

        Him and Lingard would be unstoppable

      5. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Hahahaha
        Ciro Imobille

      6. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        We wanted to sign him for more than a year and a half is my guess.

    5. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Those that sing ‘Its not football anymore’ ought to be watching the Jimmy Greaves film now. Footballers like him and Best used to score wonder goals on a sandy bog of a pitch with defenders having carte blanche to put them in hospital.

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

        Surely those who sing 'its not football any more' are correct then? Why do they need to watch a film?

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Im making a point on how the game has ‘evolved’ probably lost on you

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nah, I'm watching Stormzy on ITV +1

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yep thats where we are. Stormzy is our hero

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

      Klopp showing his lack of class tonight. The kind of manager everyone thinks is 'a class act' ... But it's real easy to look classy se long as everything goes your way. In reality he's a twat. Fraudiola is the same.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Everyone is a twat.

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

          OGS isn't

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            then Klopp isn't

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        If you are a good loser then you are a loser

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

          This

        2. El Presidente
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yeah, but when its Mou is the end of the world, right? Sour loser, lack of class bla bla bla... this german twat all he needs to do is show is dental job and is all good. Great chap.

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          True

      3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        So LiVARpool do not own VAR in Champions League, right?

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

          Nope.. the difference is blatant. Very clear that LiVARpool bought the title and VARchester United top 4

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yep this puke of the season transfered crowd to watch Calcio like it was during 2000's.

        2. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          UEFA are just incompetent

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

          Owned them last season.

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

        Which front 3 would you rather have?
        A) DCL, vardy, Ings
        B) Jimenez, vardy, ings
        C) DCL, Jimenez, ings

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

        2. Greko82
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

        3. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

        4. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

        5. Gobigorgohome
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

        6. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

      5. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Liverpool’s title this year will be much like Leicester’s - resulting largely from inept competition!

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Must be a full moon tonight

        2. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Third time lucky Camzy

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

        Any suggestions for this team? WC didn't get off to a good start, and I'm thinking if this team needs a bit of surgery already. Son out is probably a transfer that has to be made though.

        Henderson
        TAA - Stevens - Stephens - Boly
        Salah - KDB - Traoré
        Jiménez - Ings - Firmino
        (McCarthy - Son - Fernández - Hayden)

      7. Daghe Munegu
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Can I get you opinion on what to do here with 2ft and 1.3 itb please?

        McCarthy
        TAA Robertson Sidibé
        Salah KDB Martial Grealish Moura
        Vardy Ings

        Button Long Rico Reid

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

          Who can you afford to upgrade Long to? Bit of a waste with Ings there?

          1. Daghe Munegu
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Was initially thinking of Long Moura Sidibé out for Jimenez Traoré Boly for - 4

      8. Destroyer of teams
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Son to Barnes this week and then DCL to Vardy the following week?

        Will give me

        McCarthy
        VVD TAA Holgate Williams Rico
        Salah KDB Martial Barnes Traore

        1. Destroyer of teams
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Vardy Ings Auba

      9. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA / VVD / Stevens
        Salah / KDB / Son* / Martial / Traore
        Ings / DCL

        Button // Deeney / Pereira / Rico

        My original plan going into this GW was Martial > Barnes & Deeney > Jimenez, but Son has thrown that.

        Shall I do the same, but Son > Barnes? I actually have 8.5m for that spot, but nobody else I'm that enthusiastic about.

        Too early for Man City/Arsenal players due to the blank.

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

          Martial (WAT)... I'm keeping

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

            Well so am I now, that's wasn't my question 🙂

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

          Son out for a while, so take him out instead.

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

            The question is not who should I take out, it is: Is Barnes a replacement you'd take a -4 for?

            (I'll likely be benching him; it's Jimenez as the main points potential coming in

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

              Not sure I'd take a hit for that, just sort Son out.

        3. Jullepuu
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yeah get Barnes in. You can easily bench him

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

              It'll be for a -4. (Needs must.)

              Good otherwise?

              1. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Probably worth the hit since Son is out for a while

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

                    Cheers. Agree! Now just to hold my knee till after Thursday 😉

                    1. Jullepuu
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Yeah me too. I'm one injury away from using the wild card lol

            2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Any news on Mane?

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

                He was taken off before he slapped another Atletico player in the face.

            3. Keeptrying
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I guess it’s best to wait until after the EL match before transferring in Jimenez?

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

                That's probably the sensible option...

              2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                What gives you that impression?

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

                  lol

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

                  Impending price rise vs risk of injury. Normally I do early transfers, but not so sure now.

            4. HD7
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Mates, is Jimenez going up in price tonight?
              Hes over 100 but it is not always correct

              I want to make DCL to Jimi but still have KDB and Kun playing tomorrow.
              Seeing what happens with injuries Son etc maybe its better to wait even if I take 0.1 loss. We are in the second part of the season after all.

              Thoughts please

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

                Same position. If money is tight I’d do it...

                1. HD7
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Have 2m itb and now the other mate reminded me Jimi also plays on Thursday. So i will wait for now

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

                    Similar to me. Waiting

              2. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Seriously advise you not to move before Thursday night given Jimi plays then also. 0.1 of value is unlikely to be consequential at this stage of the season.

                1. HD7
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Yeah. Thanks

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

                brought him in tonight and that 100K extra allows me to bring in Pope

                It's a slight risk but some people claim to be preparing their squad for gw31 ... just saying who knows what * can happen between now and then

            5. tempest
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              2.4 itb and 2 ft so got to use one...

              DCL -> Jimmy now before the price increase?

              McCarthy/ McG
              TAA/ Soy/ Lasc/ Rico/ Lund
              KDB/ Mane/ Moura/ Barnes/ Traore
              Kun/ Firmino/ DCL

              Happy to use both FT and the money....?

              1. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Jimenez can still get injured in europa league but of that 0.1 really matters then go for it

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

                    I’ve got 2.4 and value of about 107 so probably happy to wait... good shout...

                • Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  As above I’d advise against it as Jimi plays Thursday night and not worth it for sake of 0.1 if he then gets injured or KDB does tomorrow for example

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

                    Cool. Cooling my jets until Thursday boss!

                    Outside of that... right transfer?

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Absolutely mate. I’m doing it too with my FT!

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

                Mané withdrawal at half-time was tactical. “Obviously the plan was to get Sadio out of the game with a yellow card,” Klopp said. “I was afraid his opponent would go down even if Sadio takes a deep breath, I didn't want to have that situation. That's why we took him off.” #LFC

                1. JohnRoss
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  So...uefa live rent free in Klopps head?

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

                  Bonus - good news for Mane buyers

              3. RESULT
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                2ft available
                Robertson- Evans
                KDB- Mane

                TAA Robbo Salah - TAA Mane Salah
                Thinking attacking returns more likely vs WHM??

                Evans for gw 28

                1. Kaiser123
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Similar transfer thought but -4. Thinking Robbo is a good foil for Mane, so might just keep Robbo.

              4. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                A) Firmino and Traore
                B) Pukki and Mane

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

                  A

              5. ragonian
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                First quality team pool have played in a while. Quality in the Prem is poor this year imo

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

                Is Fernández worth the 0.2 million price difference compared to Lascelles for a Newcastle defender?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  0.1 - yes

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Didn't realise Fernandez had gone up as well. Still yes

                    1. fc_skrald
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Thanks,I might end up with two Newcastle players - got Hayden as well...

              7. Kaiser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 20 days ago

                All the big teams in the PL are kind of in transition even MC with and Sane/ Defence issues. Liv the only really settled team.

                1. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Maybe some of these transitions will end up with them turning into mid-table teams for a period of time.

              8. Vasshin
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Last 3-4 gw had been terrible for me. Dropped from 100k to 400k with Mane TC, not giving salah the armband and when finally making him captain this week and he blanking.

                I am still out in Vacation for at least another 3 weeks so I can’t watch any games and probably won’t have internet too long for research. So with blank gameweek incoming what should i make changes now as i have 2FT and 0 itb

                My team:
                McCarthy
                TAA vandijk aurier lundstram williams
                Salah martial kdb fleck cantwell
                Auba Vardy DCL

                Thanks

              9. ChelseaBlues223
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Have two ft's and 0 ITB
                How can I improve this team?
                Pope
                TAA, Gomez, Stephens, Lascelles, Rico
                Salah, KDB, Richarlison, Grealish, Traore
                Jimenez, Ings, Aguero

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

                No players in the early game on Sat... Yaawn.

              11. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Son to:
                A) Alli, will he step up?
                B) Traore finding form with those fixtures (plays in GW31 also)
                C) Grealish (blank coming up though)
                D) Fernandes (looked sharp, set pieces, but also have Martial)

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

                  A or B

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

                  With Kane, Son and Erikson all gone, I'd be wary of any Spurs attack - they're going to be stretched with the CL and think Jose will have go more defensive

                  Just looking at Spurs fixtures for March - 1st WOL, 4th NOR, 7th Bur, 10th Leipzig

                3. SHOOTER MCGINN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  I think B is what I'll do and anything else just feels like overthinking it.

              12. The EJJ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Henderson, 4.0m
                TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Aurier, Dunk
                Son, Salah, KDB, Traore, Hayden
                Maupay, Ings, Vardy

                Is this squad in definite need of a WC? can't see how i can get through without using it tbh, team is a mess.

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

                  Not WC shape for me

                2. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Yes it is. How did it get to that shape? (something to avoid in future?)

                  Perhaps wait for possible injury news and then take -8 depending on the situation.

                  1. The EJJ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    i'm 40k OR so team hasn't been doing too badly!

                    1. baps sniffer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      You've been avoiding hits to protect your rank?

                  2. baps sniffer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Son, Lund and Maupay out and it is okay.

                    1. The EJJ
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      hm maybe, but also need a gk for gw28, think it's WC time!

              13. contekantecunte
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Alright guys. Bit of a random one but I'm after ideas for football products. Balls with tech included such as speed measurement, revolutions, or any other metric which you think would be good to measure. Not just balls, gloves with tech in, goals with target counters etc. All ideas welcome. Cheers

              14. Tube!!
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                A - Auba > Jiminez
                B - Auba & Martin > Jiminez & Pope -4 ready for GW28

                Henderson Martin
                TAA VVD Stephens Rico Kelly
                Salah KDB Grealish Traore Cantwell
                Vardy Auba Ings