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Scoutcast Episode 322 – Tackling the Blank Gameweek

Gameweek 28 marks one of a number of fixture hurdles facing Fantasy Premier League managers during the season run-in. Tough decisions lie ahead, with Manchester City, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Sheffield United all skipping a league match due to the clash with the EFL Cup final.

Out Scoutcast trio of Joe, Karam and Az are on hand to answer your questions about whether the likes of Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m), Jack Grealish (£6.7m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) are worth benching or replacing.

Meanwhile, Manchester United finally have a creative player in their squad. This latest episode considers how Bruno Fernandes (£8.2m) is shaking up the Red Devils’ attack and the FPL template, as one of a number of emerging mid-priced midfield gems.

Leicester City’s fixture turn, starting at relegation certainties Norwich City this weekend, also comes under scrutiny. Is Jamie Vardy’s (£9.7m) reputation enough to reward his backers? Or are their better, low-owned Foxes that deserve more attention?

Karam takes his turn selecting a differential for the next month, following Holly’s great choice of Manchester United’s Fernandes last week. There are clean sheets to consider and Az’s ‘Rough with the Smooth’ round-up of your Gameweek 27 scores takes in one Scoutcast regular’s audacious Bench Boost success.

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422 Comments Post a Comment
    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Things are serious when an email needs to be sent

    2. Bouncebackability
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      That’s called making it up as you go along. That’s never have happened with a KDB or Salah for instance

  1. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Barnes or Perez for the next 3?

    Barnes seems to be posting good numbers but I don't want to overlook Perez. Help please!

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Barnes I’d say.

  2. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    *sorry bottomed
    Best goalkeeper to replace Ramsdale?

  3. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    We desperately need to host an intervention.
    It's Jimenez or Jiménez.
    Stop it with the Jiminez nonsense, it hurts my eyes every time.

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

      Firminho to Jiminez?

      1. TONY123
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Can you stretch to Aubamayang?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          He's no Augero

      2. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 3 days ago

        😀

    2. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Glad someone said it. Can I also add to that list people who spell it Traroe as well?

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I think it's a result of people using the shortened version as Jimi because Jime sounds like dime or mime

      1. DF
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I think that's a very astute observation.

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        But tbh who really gives a toss?

        1. DF
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          and that

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          1) Respect. You want people to spell your real, or user name, wrong all the time, Mild Mover?
          2) Cultural. Its spelled "Jimenez" for a reason. And I'm sure no one in Mexico calls him "Jimmy".
          3) Hendrix. There is only one Jimi, ever, of note, and he is Hendrix.

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

            I'll take you up on point 3 - What about Jimi Jamison?

            SOME PEOPLE STAAAAAND IN THE DARKNESS
            AFRAID TO STEP INTO THE LIGHT

            Spine tingling

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              The fact that you know the lead singer of Survivor's first name is scary.

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

                Instinct is stronger than reason
                Its just human nature to me

                The man could write a lyric

            2. Here Comes The Son ★
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Wow!

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Bravo Tony. Couldnt agree more.

  4. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    A) Hayden & Aubameyang -> Richarlison & Vardy (-4) - 11 nailed starters. 2 Transfers needed to get Aubameyang back if/when needed
    B) Hayden & Aubameyang -> Barnes & Vardy (-4) - 11 nailed starters. Can get Aubameyang back straight away
    C) Hayden -> Barnes (or any mid up to 7.8M). Need Hayden to start.
    D) Aubameyang -> Vardy. Need Hayden OR Williams to start.
    E) Save FT. Need both Hayden & Williams start.

    Thinking B to ensure I have 11 this week and get Aubameyang back without a hit (no value tied up).

    Cheers.

    1. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 3 days ago

      There is every chance you would want to keep Vardy if he tans Norwich's hide so B or D. I like A as well to be fair since it gets you Rich

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cheers

  5. DF
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Sorry to jump in without checking back....
    When is Grealish likely to have his double? I want him for that and can put 11 out this week without a trade, but some Leicester would really strengthen my 11.
    So...
    Any news on a Villa Double?

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

    6 Nations Rugby, Ire vs Ita, suspended due to Covid-19 threat. I appreciate it's in Ireland, but (as I stated last week here) I feel there could be issues for this GW28 and beyond, tin hats on, it could be an FPL dream scenario (which is utter chaos and loads of fixture permutations etc).

  7. FantasyHero
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    A) Wood, mahrez, egan -> Vardy, Barnes, Gomez/VVD for -8
    B) mahrez, hayden, egan -> Perez, barnes, gomez for -8
    C) something else?

    Team:
    McCarthy button
    Lascelas, TAA, O'Connel, Stephens, Egan
    KDB, Salah, Traore, Mahrez, Hayden
    Wood, Jimmy, Ings