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Scoutcast tackles De Bruyne conundrum as Chelsea find form

The Scoutcast is back to discuss all of the key talking points ahead of Gameweek 30.

You can watch the show on our YouTube channel between 20:00 GMT and 21:00 GMT.

Firstly, we’ll discuss what to do with Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), who missed Sunday’s Manchester derby and is still a doubt for Arsenal’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Then, Chelsea are the team to go under the microscope as they build some good form ahead of some favourable fixtures.

Finally, we continue to work on our advanced planning for Blank Gameweek 31 now that we have a greater idea about the fixtures and which players we may want – or not!

We will also consider the potential effect of Coronavirus on the Premier League, and, therefore, our Fantasy teams.

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  1. dvdguy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    To people with chips left, should we use all our chips ASAP in case the EPL season is cut short/canceled?

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If the EPL season is cut short or canceled what difference will your chips make?

      1. dvdguy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        TC Giroud this weekend, Free Hit GW 3

        1. dvdguy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          GW31

          1. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            and then? Season cancelled?

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Then whole season will be null and void, rank this year shouldn't be considered.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I hope not 😀

      2. Dr Mulholland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I don't agree with making everything null and void.
        We are past three quarters of the season. If it is curtailed, the last rank should stand.

    3. french holiday
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      It wont be cancelled. Situation is still under control and games are yet to be played behind closed doors.

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        situation is under control?

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          According to French Holiday it is. I want to believe it so I will.

          1. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            https://gph.is/2kvXCEp

    4. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I like it. It's a draw. Well done everyone

      1. Ronny Sandstone
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I'm starting to think if it's stopped, people in my cash mini league will pay out how it stands?! - I'm currently 25 behind but have all chips compared to those above me who have none, so I'd feel hard done by, I'm probably just paranoid.

        I don't know anyone in my league either, strangers btw.

  2. Athletic Dildao
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    They're gonna postpone the Euros aren't they 🙁

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      100%

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      First time ever Finland makes it to the Euros/WC and postponed...

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Can't make it up. FFS!

      2. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        but if it's postponed then you'll still be in the rearranged tournament...
        Annoying to wait but better than nothing 🙂

    3. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, can't see that going ahead at all.

      1. DJDave1979
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Will happen next year. They will cancel the league thingy finals. Both under UEFA and one is a major tournament while the other isn't

    4. DJDave1979
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes. Obviously.

  3. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    WHU will surely have to go through a 14 quarantine too ?

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If someone at Arsenal tests positive, yes
      At the moment they are second level of contact
      Which in some places would still be enough

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        the issue I suppose is not waiting for a positive test but acting accordingly ...

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          right. Well, whose protocols are we following here? Not the governments. The premier leagues? Then...what is it?

  4. french holiday
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Highly unlikely, games would be played behind closed doors and the season may stretch to the summer i think as league officials have proposed to postpone the Euros till next year.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Extended EPL sesson will do for me.

        1. french holiday
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah i expect a GW39/40 rather than the league halting. All 38 games should go as expected and Euros can be cancelled and start of next season delayed by having mid week games in place of Cup competitons maybe next season.

          1. maff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            If it gets really bad then things could grind to a halt. If players get ill for instance. Or their families/parents are sick, are we going to expect them to journey round the country playing football? I hope not

            1. french holiday
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              True but we havent reached that stage yet and dont worry, the mortality rate isnt catastrophic atm.

      • Athletic Dildao
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Quadruple gameweek 38?

    2. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      International break takes on a whole new meaning.
      There won't be international games

      1. 32chickens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Mind you Italy has lockdown but appears that this does not effect teams in international competitions?
        Warped

      2. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No international breaks. To allow games to be played that week

        1. french holiday
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah int break is cancelled anyways. League officials should think about using this window to schedule fixtires.

      3. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Exactly

        No way PL teams will be letting their players travel

    3. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If anyone comes back positive, both the Arsenal v Brighton and West Ham v Wolves games will be off then. May be postponed as a precaution anyway at this rate.

      Joy!

    4. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Bruno (vc), Williams and Dunk autopoints for KDB (c) and Robbo. So glad I saved a transfer for once in a DGW

    5. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 26 days ago

        What about moving the Cup fixtures which remain to after the League season has ended?

        That would be like a cat amongst the pigeons for FPL 😀

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Energy draining stuff!

      • Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Throws up the chips plans in the air

      • Vasqujg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I want my triple C back for Aubameyang for sure and contact the FPL. This is beyond anyone’s control but, by Damn, it was given under the premise of two games not One

        They will laugh in my face but this is the sporting thing to do.

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Tough luck mate, I'm sure you’ll make up the 6 lost points somehow later down the line

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Give back peeps who had TC on Mane cause he got injured......would only be fair.

          1. Vasqujg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Believe it or Not.... I was was the victim of that deal too!

            Not as a TC but my regular captain.

            I don’t know how I am holding to a top 1% rank with my incredibly bad luck and my mini league rival hauled 49 points from Salah and now rakes huge points again. This is a reason to never play again.

        3. Soto Ayam
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Indeed it's thought, but s happens

            1. Soto Ayam
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Tough

          • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              2 months, 26 days ago

              99 points this GW. Davastated not to break the 100 mark

              1. theoldgit
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Well done.
                Some dipstick accused me of bragging when I mentioned I lost my H2H
                93-92.

                1. Konstaapeli
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  subtle brag

                2. veedub1989
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  r\Humblebrag

              2. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Absolutely devastating.
                Sorry for your loss. Would never want to go through something so tough.

            • 4-4-2
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Sorry if already been answered but is Brighton vs Arsenal off at the weekend if they have to isolate for 14 days?

                1. Team Cruel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  14 day period ends tomorrow no?

                2. Gobigorgohome
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  it ends tomorrow

                3. Whats the Huth
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Ends tomorrow. But depends if any players or staff tests positive

              • french holiday
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Club competitions > International friendlies /Euros

                1. Taffer
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Can easily see the Euros getting delayed, so Prem might restart in the summer..bizarre.

                  1. bigbudgie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    so the premier league will just go straight from the end of the season into pre-season and the new season, no break, no holiday for players?

                    1. french holiday
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I mean they can delay the start of the season and maybe fit games if there is no int break or winter break or just cancell the Carabao Cup and fit PL games there to ensure the season ends on time.

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Ok, with the Arsenal-City match postponed, the single GW is now over?

                1. french holiday
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Its over mate. City have to prepare for Burnley and Real next.

                  1. Taffer
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I'd be amazed if Real goes ahead

                    1. french holiday
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      The game is in Manchester, the Madrid playing staff will be checked at the airport and if everyone is ok they will get on with the game even if behind closed doors.

              • FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Since City vs Ars has been postponed, bench wankery points should also be scrapped if the GW has not been completed!

                  I have lost the rest of my FH so what is in it for me 😀

                  I do not get bench points for my City and Ars assets not playing their second game...

                  Ladies and Gents, rules in the game need to be tweaked...

                  1. Cech-King MoSalah
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    This is a joke surely 😀

                      1. Cech-King MoSalah
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Some comments there - people are strange!

                        1. Tambling5
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Yep, his 'improvement' would mean that only those who were able to be glued to their computers all day Saturdays, Sundays, and many Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings would be able to substitute players in a sensible way. Only complete nerds with nothing else in their life like a job, caring for people, a social life, need apply! Unbelievable at a time of international crisis, that anyone can be preoccupied with changes to FPL that would make it a game for 70,000 not 7,000,000.

                  2. Whats the Huth
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    You’re on a wind up aren’t you

                • ALI_G
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Literally the first time this season I’ve had bench jam so feel it is due

                  12 points coming in from lord

                  Previous weeks I have had double figures on bench 7 times, often picking wrong one out of Lund, soy and Aurier. Aurier is so random with his returns

                  1. Pap Le Cissier
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Hope that rubs off on your BB

                  2. Ason Willa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    19 for me with 3 players coming off the bench. I think a lot of people will still have Lord so I expect that 19 won't help me too much

                    1. Annie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      3 wow, who were the no shows?

                      1. Ason Willa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Perez, KdB and Robbo

                • Holteenderinthesky
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Ouch, that cancellation hurts. -4 to lose Vardy and effectively gamble on Sterling (C). Means no Salah captain. Makes me around 20 points worse Off. To make matters worse now everyone has Lundstram, Barnes and co off the bench for KDB. My replacement Cantwell. Can we be done with this year please

                • Pukki Party
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Has anyone checked on Ben Crellin for a while? Worried about his wellbeing.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      He had been working on the next spreadsheet...

                    • 32chickens
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      He continues
                      Could be a busy boy until they finally decide to scrap the league for this season.
                      Volunteers to go and tell Klopp that he didn't win the 19/20 league as it was abandoned?

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          You wish.

                        • Whats the Huth
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Won’t happen

                          1. Taffer
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Italy are considering abandoning the league...so be careful what you wish for.

                      2. Vasqujg
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        He can still work from quarantine - I think this season will be extended by 2 weeks into May.

                        Maybe this is just an extended two week break!

                        Come back to regular play in two weeks!

                        1. Taffer
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          in two weeks it will be worse

                    • Shaw Manc Redemption
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      May have to get the Subbuteo out at this rate

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        A classic

                      2. 32chickens
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Isolation classic

                    • 4-4-2
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Arsenal played West Ham on Saturday so do the West Ham players now have to self isolate as well?

                        1. Gobigorgohome
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          i guess so

                        2. bigbudgie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          If one of the Arsenal staff test positive, then yes (if the club, premier league, government are following any kind of protocol)

                        3. Vasqujg
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Yep. All that hugging after Lacazette’s little goal.

                          Now Laccazette has Coronavirus for sure.

                      • french holiday
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Everyone stay where you are and cancell all your travell plans. Stockpile with necessary supplies and watch the games from home.

                        1. The Units
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          In particular toilet paper

                      • Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Mike Dean!

                        https://youtu.be/5a4R8JH3aDI

                        1. Konstaapeli
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          😆

                      • SouthCoastSaint
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Just to balance out all the the points coming off people’s benches:

                        Mason Holgate for me

                        -1

                        1. Oggle22
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Mount 6pts in for Perez
                          Holgate -1 in for kdb
                          Lundstarm 12pts sitting 3rd sub sickening had him starting all week and last minute Kelly to Saiss transfer and started Stephens over Lund all my ml got the memo except me

                        2. Jeanz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Yikes!

                        3. Dr Mulholland
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Ouch

                      • Joey Barton and Friends
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Took Barnes and Vardy out on WC for Auba and Saka. Already TC Mane‘s 1 pointer. The chips are ruining me this year!

                        1. Holmes
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Wont matter, take it easy

                          1. Whats the Huth
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 26 days ago

                            Why won’t it matter?

                      • King Henrik
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Its Corona time.

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Corona hat trick incoming

                      • DAZZ
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Cheers, Irbox is crying

                      • Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Auba > Corona was the obvious moves this gw. Owners left stunned

                      • Jeanz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        First piece of jam all season, Barnes on for KDB. I’ll take it!

                        1. Taffer
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          wow that is serious jam

                      • No Professionals
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        So is the rule that you self isolate if you met someone at any time in the past who now has Corona virus?

                        1. No Professionals
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          The chain reaction of this decision is going to be massive

                        2. Holmes
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Rule is to always isolate yourself from the world.

                        3. bigbudgie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          And if you met someone who met someone who has/had it. I'm not joking. That second level contact. And if you've had first level contact most countries serious about this are enforcing quarantine in a medical facility. I'm in a place where people who've had FOURTH level contact have been traced and asked to put into self-quarantine

                        4. Tambling5
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Only if it's within the past fourteen days, I think, and only if close contact like the Arsenal players shaking hands. If today's postponed game had been on Friday, it would have gone ahead.

                      • Cantona90
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        So glad I opted for no DGW players this week. 84 points and caught up my ML rival. I would be clear of him had I not missed a deadline the week TAA got 24 points and I had him as 3rd sub.