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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. Simmering Marv'
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Luke Shaw for the weekend? Spurs down the right not up to much.

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

      Does shaw play in a back three now, with Williams left wing back

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

        Shaw LCB, Williams LWB in that system.

        Only really used vs the big boys.

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

          Not against Spurs then 😉

      2. Simmering Marv'
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        That'll do me. I've got Williams.

  2. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Captain Sabitzer in CL fantasy

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

      5 coming

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

    Henderson
    TAA Chilwell Egan
    Salah Mane(c) Barnes Cantwell
    Aubameyang Jimenez Ings

    McCarthy Saka Tanganga Taylor
    1ft 1.1m ITB

    Plan is

    GW30 Chilwell to Doherty
    GW31 Barnes to Sarr and Henderson to Pope -4

    Should I do chilwell to Saiss instead to free up money to do Jimenez to vardy after the BGW?

  4. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Mourinho out?

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

      Nah, it’s a good watch.

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

        Hahaha

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

      Disaster appointment from the off

  5. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I don’t think Ole will need to start a 5-back this weekend

  6. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Lamela 😆

  7. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Hope Mou gives Parrott a few minutes, experience would be good.

  8. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    KDB to be rested against Burnley if he starts tomorrow v Arsenal?

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

      Genuine question.
      Would you expect the entire outfield 11 to be different against Burnley, and Madrid?

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

        Outfield 10*

      2. Tinkermania
          2 months, 26 days ago

          No chance. The squad isn't that big or that good.

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

            Then why the panic over just KdB?

            1. Tinkermania
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I don't own and don't intend to.

      3. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Spurs playing like Sunday school boys team!

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          My sons u8s team would give them a good game

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

            They probably beat them black and blue

      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Eric dier scoping the crowd looking for the best place to jump in

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

        WHU assets for 31 look juicy

      6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bruno(c)?

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

          T!

      7. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        So with Kane and Son out, Spurs essentially are without a defence/midfield and attack!!

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

          and Bergwijn

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

            Oh yeah, him too!

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          And Sissoko

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Poch the biggest miss of all though

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

            Was a shocker to see Poch getting sacked. As a Utd fan, would love to welcome him at OT!

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

              Still unhappy with Ole?

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

                Not sure I trust him long term... Happened last year too. Fluctuates a lot for me between purple patches and dry ones! Need a consistent manager if we are to push for that title again.

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

                  I think he’s doing a good job.
                  Getting rid of the dead wood/panic buys, and bringing in the right players....takes time.
                  I’d stick with him for another season.

                  1. King Kohli
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    This.
                    He's doing a fair job. Looks to be a transfer strategy in place.
                    Clearing out the rubbish they signed for a decade can't be done in one season. Definitely deserves another season.

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

          Entire world hasnt been shut down though.

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

            Not far off. Soon we will all be told to go to work but stay inside the rest of the time. No social gatherings, no clubbing, no cinema, no theater, no going to the park etc etc.

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

          Please don't bring politics into this community. It's fantasy football scout, not the Geneva Convention

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            And politics is boring asf

          2. BIELSA
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Agree with this, isnt that what facebook is for anyway?

        3. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Very much happy for you to talk about this ongoing issue in the sense that it may directly impact FPL if the situation develops in a similar way to Italy.

          However this has been phrased in such a way that it may be construed as political in nature, so I'm going to lock it and clean up the mess of replies.

          Keep it civil please!

      9. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If Poch was still at spurs they would probably be in the top 4 and cruising in this game

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

          Probably

        2. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Not sure about that.
          He did a great job there, but think his time was up.

        3. Make America Greta Again
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Read a good article about Bielsa. When Poch was about 10, Bielsa called to his house in the middle of the night and asked to see Pochs legs. On seeing them, he proclaimed he'd make it as a player. Surprised the police weren't called!

        4. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He lost the dressing room to be fair.

      10. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        are the fa not charging dier with anything then?

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

          Slap on the wrist

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

          They certainly should. Dangerous message to let him off.

          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            ill be surprised if they dont give him at least a match ban

        3. Bada Bing
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          England players (even former ones) are immune from punishment by the FA, they are a protected species.

      11. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        International football is of an iffy standard when you consider Lloris and Giroud are World Cup winners (and Mendy too).

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

          Giroud is a key player for that squad. More often than not starts too

        2. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Lloris did his best to throw the WC final if you remember.

        3. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'd add Pogba to that list as well...

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

          Ryan Bertrand is a UCL winner, yet we consider the standard to be top class. A few players in the squad doesn't define the entire team

          1. Simmering Marv'
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            So is Djimi Traore.

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

          Djimi Traore UCL winner.

          Easy to nit pick the stragglers.

        6. Tinkermania
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It's a testament to what top athletes they are when they carry Giroud all the way. They could do have played with 9 players and still triumphed.

          • HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Anderson 4 PL Titles / Gerrard 0 PL Titles

            Let that sink in

        7. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Lloris playing in front of an empty defence?

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

            Or defence playing infront of an empty net?? Potato .. patato

        8. Bada Bing
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Loris is Mr Limp Wrist.

        9. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sabitzer...first name Hands is it?

          Dirty Spurs getting the treatment.

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

            🙂

        10. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Bench which two?

          A) Perez (wat)
          B) Lascelles (SHU)
          C) Saiss (whu)
          D) Egan (new)

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A C

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Thanks

        11. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I don't see much potential in sessegnon this season. Been a real disappointment.

          1. Simmering Marv'
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A real shame. He looked a world beater in the making at Fulham.

            1. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Dwight Gayle looks a world beater in championship.

        12. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Lo Closeo

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            No Goalsi from Gulácsi

        13. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Their goalkeeper saves things. Hardly fair.

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

            He's got those things on the end of his wrists, cheat!

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

            Who would you sell to fund getting Fernandes after the blank?

            A) Vardy
            B) KDB
            C) Salah
            D) Mane

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

              Liverpool in UCL QFs, one of Salah/Mane.

              If not KDB.

            2. sandman58
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Mane....because Salah takes Pens

            3. Citizenkane91
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A

          • how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Well that went well.

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Again...

          • Bobby
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Probably been talked about to death so apologies but what did pep say re Kdb in press conference?

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

              Trained last two days, unsure if fit to start against Arsenal.

              Think the article is about it.

          • LC1
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Vardy, Barnes & Soyuncu saved my bacon!

            Pope
            TAA VVD Soyuncu Boly
            Salah KDB Barnes
            Auba Vardy Ings

            Traore Dendo Rico

            0.5 ITS and 2 FT.

            Building my team up for GW31.

            Does Traore > Sarr this week, then Ings & Auba > Jimenez & Wood next week look fine?

            Gives me the following team for BGW31;

            Pope
            TAA VVD Boly
            Salah Sarr (Dendo)
            Wood Jiminez

            Could also take a -4 for 1 extra player.

            Cheers!

          • Bobby
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            On another note, can I pay somebody (preferably someone whose good) to take over my team next season?

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

              £10 for the season.

              No refunds in the event of league abandonment.

              1. Bobby
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Ah to be fair you're very good too. I'll post my details on here sometime in August and well go from there. Thank you.

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

                  probably best to email/message him, instead of just posting your fpl details on a public forum

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

                    No, I want a credit card number posted in full on here or no deal.

                2. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Thanks mate, of course the advice is always free. Good luck.

            2. Bobby
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I dont know his email. Weve only just met.

            3. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I'm in the top 50k atm, having a pretty good season with all 3 chips left.

              Happy to do it for free!

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

                Stop trying to undercut me, I’m looking at early retirement if this deal goes through.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  You're rank is better than mine, you get what you pay for 🙂

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    *Your

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

                      Pressures on now mate!

            4. Bobby
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Hamezmace seems to be better than you and has a more imaginative face. I'll stick with him, but thank you for the offer.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Rejection accepted 🙂

              2. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Included in the £10 fee, I’ll take off the mask!

          • Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Predict the scoreline?

            NEW vs SHU

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

              1-1