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Scoutcast Episode 321 – Son replacements and FPL rule changes

The Premier League’s winter break has conspired to make Gameweek 26 the longest that FPL managers have experienced.

It therefore seems fitting that the Scoutcast is an extended episode, spanning 90 minutes as the crew are finally able to look ahead to Gameweek 27 and beyond.

Among the pressing issues discussed by Joe, Holly and Az is the long-term injury to Son Heung-min and the best replacements for the Tottenham attacker.

Relegation scrappers, in particular, Aston Villa’s talismanic midfielder Jack Grealish, also come under consideration as FPL managers hope the basement-dwelling stars will defy their perilous position to deliver points.

Meanwhile, Manchester City’s financial fair play issues and subsequent Champions League ban are discussed. How will UEFA’s momentous decision affect the Citizens’ chances of domestic success for the season run-in?

The winter-break scheduling also sparks a lively debate on potential rule changes for FPL next season. Could the busy festive fixture period in the game be reduced to create an extra Gameweek in February?

Points allocation changes, player reclassification and revamping chips are among a raft of other FPL tweaks our trio ponder.

This episode’s look at Gameweek 26 sees Az present a ‘dossier’ to Joe concerning his recent Wildcard. This gives Joe a chance to discuss how a serious health scare last year is driving his decisions this time around.

Holly takes her turn to pick a differential, on the back of Lateriser12’s recent success selecting Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe, who racked up 17 points against Newcastle last weekend. So, no pressure there.

Clean sheets are looked at and our trio round off proceedings by revealing their captaincy and transfer plans.

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896 Comments Post a Comment
  1. benbro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Get me into the 2020s
    Was intending to wildcard this week but can’t quite come to give it up so early...

    Who would you prioritise axing (up to 3)

    A) Lund
    B) Rico
    C) kelly
    D) McCarthy
    E) Mahrez
    F) Aguero

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Rico *Lundstram
    Grealish Salah KDB
    DCL Ings Aguero
    (McGovern, Mahrez, kelly, McCarthy,)

    1FT
    1.4 itb

    1. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B, C

      1. benbro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Interesting, so maybe worth doing both for a hit in your opinion?

        1. what's my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          nope, play mahrez, save FT and do the necessary moves/hits prior to gw 28

          1. benbro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Tripple city though? 🙁

            I only got on that for wham and was intending to WC.

            One question though is what’s the forward move from Mahrez or Aguero. Arguably Jiminez but the Mahrez options are just as much of a risk as him (not for rotation but for points)

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      BCE.

      1. benbro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        E would allow me to go to say Barnes and double liverpool defence.

        worth axeing 4/5th defender for a hit though?

        Would you wc?

    3. benbro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Interestingly I feel a bit like Joe pre his wildcard in as much as

      Only maybe 2 or 3 major moves but 6+ opportunities to improve.

  2. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    play one:
    a. Dunk
    b. Williams

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B.

  3. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who to hold and who to get rid of for 28?

    Auba or KdB

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      KDB season keeper.

  4. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Next move here? 0.6itb 1 ft.

    --Hendo
    --TAA--VVD--Lund
    --Salah--KDB--Madds--Grealish
    --DCL--Ings--Kun

    --Stek--Dunk--Cant--Kelly.

    a) Kun to Jimmy
    b) Kelly to Boly.
    c) Both for a hit.

    Thanks guys.

  5. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    GTG?
    Henderson
    TAA Gomez Cahill
    Salah KDB B.Fernandes Adama
    Kun Jiminez (I)ngs

    Bench:McCarthy,Fleck,B.Williams,Lascelles

  6. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How many players do you have with blank gw28? 2 here KDB and Lundstram.

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Same + Grealish for me. But 2ft if needed for 28 too

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

      4 actually but 2 ft to field 11 as well

  7. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Morning, good to go?

    Ryan
    Trent, Lascelles, Stephens
    Mane, Salah, KDB, Martial
    Vardy, Ings, DCL

    Button/ Williams, Hayden, Soyoncu

    0.0 itb, 0ft, did Maupay > DCL yesterday to avoid being priced out

  8. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best Mahrez replacement?
    Martial, Bruno or someone else?

  9. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Aguero to Jiminez this week or next?

  10. Talew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    After listen to scoutcast, I feel really bad about AZ comments on Joe wildcard, it takes forever. It’s too much. I don’t think it that bad. I’m waiting to see the result for many weeks to come. I also wildcarded in position of strength as I’m in top 1K. Even though I dropped since but I’m in control and looking forward to strong finish. Cheer Joe!!!