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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. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Messed up my GW31 planning - already have 3 Wolves but no Jiménez - what a casual lol 🙂 ..

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I cant get Jota coz of Dendo 🙁

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        noob 😉

  2. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Best 3 forwards for GW31 - Firmino, Jota and ??? (not Jiménez because already have 3 Wolves - casual-like error) - see above

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wood, Deeney

    2. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Kane

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I'm not back yet

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I’d advise getting Wood.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I can recommend a website if you like

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          1 free tranny can get you Wood.

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wood

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wood or Deeney for Auba ... what has FPL turned me into 😉

  3. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Predict the scoreline??

    NEW vs SHU

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      1-0

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      0-0 locked in already.
      Most obvious 0-0 in Prem history.

      3 BAPs for Henderson, Lundstram, Stevens & Lascelles.

    3. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      5-4, obvious goal fest

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Best option? Still got FH, WC, BB.

    A. FH to something along these lines;

    Lloris
    Doherty / Trent / Tarko
    Mané / Salah / Sarr / Alli
    Jimenez / Jota / Wood
    (4.0, Antonio, Taylor, 4.0)

    B. Take back to back -4’s to get something along these lines (hit players in BOLD);

    Trent Aurier Rico? DOHERTY
    Salah Traore? SARR MANÉ
    Jimenez WOOD

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      TLDR sorry

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Even as a suffering WH fan I think we're quite likely to turn spurs over right now

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You FHing for sure then? Think I will

  5. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I put a bet on Leipzig and Atalanta wins with all four teams to score, are Spurs about to ruin everything again with their incompetence?

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      looks like it

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Unlucky.

      They might swap GKs at half time to make it fair.

    3. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Damn it José...

  6. TakingTheMkhi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What would you do with the likes of Traore, Chilwell and KDB for blank GW31? Cross your fingers and legs and just pray? Gonna be taking a lot of hits otherwise..

    1. PastaFasul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I have the same 3 as well and have not come to a decision yet.

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Well, no use to pray for Chillwell and kdb, they won’t play

    3. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No amount of praying is going to help you with chilwell and KDB in gw31.

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I’m confused

    5. Donnie D
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      You should sell Chilwell, pray for Traore and probably keep Kdb

    6. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      If you’ve got 3 pool and 3 wolves and one or two more, just relax.

      Or take loads of hits to bring in West Ham players

  7. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    So has the Lord won his place back?

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      We dont know. Play. Dont buy. Dont sell imo. Dont bench.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        This seems the most reasonable approach to the current situation

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Probably a bit of in, out, shake it all about over the coming weeks.

      I’d be starting him this GW.

    3. Donnie D
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Berge was on the bench last match. I doubt he’ll be benched regularly. It’s a wait and see situation.

    4. Ruinenlust
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No

  8. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Hi lads.

    Who to play:

    Eagan or Fernandez from Newcastle in defense?

    They play against each other of course and have Hendo in goal already.

    Please advise and if possible why.

    Thanks lads. Appreciated

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Fernandez as he has a goal threat

    2. Donnie D
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Fernandez. Spread the risk of gaining / losing cs with one from each team. Fernandez is also more of a threat in a opposition box.

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks lads. Have Saint Macim as well, so will be doubling on New

  9. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    two free transfers before 31 but what to do?

    is it worth a hit to get Jimenez (have 3 Wolves already)

    Or Jota to Jiménez ? Made a noob like casual mistake getting 3 Wolves already

    Team now ...
    Pope
    VVD Aurier Boly Cathcart Taylor
    Salah Moutinho Sarr
    Jota
    Leno Aguero Auba Pépé Gundogan

  10. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Spurs could fail to score in...

    A - a day
    B - a week
    C - a year

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Owners thought they were bigger than the team, f-ed up a great potential, could have been the next big thing, even won CL/PL if they kept Poch and the players happy...

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Team were on the slide before poch left. Lack of renewal over seasons is the bigger issue.

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I think it's the owners not giving Poch what he wanted, therefore the lack of motivation and the dip...

    2. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      GW31

  11. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Would you say Newcastle and Southampton are on the beach now ?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Saints are a worry.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      They don't want to be because both could still go down.

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Saints getting there for sure. Harsh on Newcastle though.

  12. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    GTG? Thinking Ings,Traoré ➡️ Sarr,Jota

    Henderson
    TAA B.Williams Cahill
    Mane Salah Bruno Traorè*
    Jiminez Auba Ings

    Bench:McCarthy,Boly,Lascelles,Fleck

    0ITB,No Wc,No FH.!

    1. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      good moves

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks

  13. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    How does RB Leipzig manage to regularly fill their stadium when they are a brand new team and the team they took over are still an actual team?

    Surely even with glory hunters you can't buy that many fans. Well, apparently you can I guess.

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Im a Plymouth Argyle fan but if a Premier League club sprang up in Somerset like Man City with cheap tickets, I’d definitely go and watch.

      Don’t think East Germany has ever had a properly successful team before, could be drawing people from all over.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Aye that's a fair point. These seem to be proper supporters though, singing songs about Leipzig and everything. I cant' imagine suddenly supporting a different team and singing their name.

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah true, must just attract more of them to come out

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Leipzig has half a million people. Not exactly Weston-super-mere

  14. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Do we reckon Pérez has lost his place after last nights result?

    I’m thinking of putting him as first bench and playing Fleck vs Newcastle instead..

    Want to roll an FT for a more informed mini WC next week

  15. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    My team needs an Aubahaul tomorrow.

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Same here mate. Especially as I have the TC on him and my rivals have Barnes and Vardy

      1. tomasjj
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        this

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'm praying for it, but very unlikely isn't it?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Extremely.

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Arsenal always completely outclassed by City.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        John Stones and/or Otamendi means Arsenal can be outclassed all night but still score twice.

        1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Otamendi and Fernandinho played in the reverse fixture.

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Is it worth doing this , is Fernandes worth it?

    Perez and Ings to Fernandes and Ayew?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      FHing in 31?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          It's a real form vs fixture decision this week. Form-wise yeah it makes sense and especially with Perez not even playing recently. Could easily backfire given the fixtures though.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Would you pick form or fixtures?

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Early Leicester team news from the Schlut adored hunk might help.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Yeah maybe but I need to use my 2fts because I'm FH in 31

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                I’d probably just do it.

                Bruno will be never hard to ignore post 31.

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Very not never.

            2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              The Bog roll hoarder?

            3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              This is a good point. I'd leave it as late as possible and if we know Perez is starting I'd be tempted to leave him in.

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                But otherwise yeah I'd do it.

          3. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Still have Barnes for Leicester

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks for the help guys

  17. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Ilicic gets me up to 1st place in a Swedish fantasy game, only player I have today. 1st prize 2000 euro sports travels 😀

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Take the cash, there won’t be much to travel and see 😉

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Lol, I think it lasts for at least a year so hopefully will be able...

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Omg Ilicic I love u

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Ilcic hat trick. 3-3.

    Man City’s QF opponents have booked their place in the last 8.

  19. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Hoping to roll this week and have 2FT for 31. Can get to 7/8 players. Would you take a hit or 2 to boost this? Likely wildcard in 32

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'm all about rolling the dice and taking a few hits. Gotta speculate to accumulate.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        one hit all season for me 🙁

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          You're due a few hits then 😉

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            if you fail to plan then play to take hits 🙂 but a hit to take out a perfectly decent blank player ... shudder ... 🙂

            Maybe just Kun to Firmino and Gundogan to someone that also starts in 34 (WHU, Burnley, Bournemouth etc) that can be on my bench - that give me 12 for the blank, which ain’t too shabby

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Aye might do that

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      WC32 means a good hit only starts as a -2 😉

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yes I like it!

  20. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Glad we didn't buy Sessegnon...

  21. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Sell Perez to Sarr this week or should I try until very last ten mins to see if he starts in early team news leaks?

  22. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What to do here? Who to bring in?
    A) Sell Ryan
    B) Sell Ings
    C) Sell DCL
    D) Sell 2 of the above

    Ryan
    TAA-Lunds-Cathcart
    Salah-Mane-Fernandes-Kdb
    Ings-Jimenez-DCL

    Subs:Button-Taylor-Soy-Romeu
    (1FT & 1.6itb)

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Ilicic 4th.

  24. CloudSky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Josip Iličić. Bow down before the king.

  25. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Smackdown

  26. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I have Ilicic captain in UCL fantasy

    LOL

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Ok.

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Messi who?

  28. Stram Dunk
    2 months, 16 days ago

    3:0

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    That’s probably Spurs knocked out.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      You should be a pro pundit

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Have you had any more dreams featuring Aubameyang lately? Need all the help we can get here

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          See below. Reply fail. It's all going wrong!

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      probably?

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      If I had, I wouldn't have gone martial & vardy to sarr & auba for a hit.

      Worst 2 weeks in my fpl history I think.

  30. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Spurs are done for this year. Anyone justifying getting a Spurs player is mad