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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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1,666 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    WOW what a DGW fail

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      This whole thing is going to be the biggest upset in the history of fpl.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        and a lot of uncertainties now..

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Have to feel for the guys fighting it out for the prize of being fpl champ.

          Being up there is stressful enough without dealing with the permutations of this calamity.

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      A big one. Arsenal players may not be allowed to play next week either.

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I feel sorry for those who WC for this fixtures

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      This is bigger than FPL you Muppet. You do realise this could wipe out a huge portion of the world and all you care about is your FPL team?

      1. noquarternt
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        ‘Wipe out’

      2. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Says the man who is sat on an fpl site right now

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Sorry mate I'll just go to China and fight the virus barefist

      3. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        nah.. I have big concerns and I actually dont even care my FPL team anymore.. I just feel sorry for those who WC and it is nothing wrong to feel this way..

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          The season is getting cancelled so if anything it's better to burn chips now surely

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I may just do it for fun

  3. noquarternt
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Wow, big trouble now

  4. TAT
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Max jam for my rival: KDB (C)/Salah (VC), Lundstram second on bench, but Pérez not playing either gives him the 12 points anyway.

  5. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Play your chips soon guys - I don't think this season has very long to go.

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Knocking me sick seeing everyone complaining about they're FPL teams in such a serious moment in human history. This is already based on graphs, going to be the greatest pandemic known to man. The season won't even finish so who cares about this one week lol?

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Wonder how soon we might see the season finished.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        We are handling this worse than Italy so I expect the prem to get cancelled in 2 weeks

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Depending on how it all develops, that might be the best solution.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 23 days ago

            It needs cancelling right now and closed borders.

            1. TAT
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              A lot of sports events over here (Norway) are set to being held without audiences. I recon we will see several of those events cancelled soon though.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 23 days ago

                For sure mate

                1. TAT
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Matter of days, I expect. Our football league is due to start early April as well. Will be surprised if that goes ahead as planned.

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      One match cancelled in UK and it Is the end of the world for you? There has been news about this virus and Italuan situation much longer.

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Stop watching terror news and listen to experts being interview by the BBC about it on the World Service.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        My dad's one of Britain's top GP's and is panicking big time

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          About 4000 deaths with many more tens of thousands of full recoveries?

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Italy has a 6% mortality rate... That's over 1 in 20 dead.

            1. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              6% of those diagnosed, not of the population.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Yes obviously

    4. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 23 days ago

      But fpl is more important than humanity

    5. Mc3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Bloody hell. It's chicken littles like you which are making this virus far more deadly and damaging to society than "just" the cost of life.

      1. waldo666
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I bet he has a mad stash of toilet paper.

  7. reo19uk
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Be interesting if they give more information as if this game is off then really that means more games will be called off.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      No, it's due to the close contact between Arsenal players and the Olympiakos players / owner.

      Unless an Arsenal player / staff member is tested positive, there's nothing new here for the other PL teams.

      1. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        They tested all the players and all were clear though they said on bbc radio earlier.

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          WHO / UK protocol, I can't remember which. If you're in close contact with someone that's confirmed infected you're asked to self-quarantine for 14 days regardless.

          (It's only a section of the team I believe, not all of them)

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        The problem is quarantine time, which is 14 days. They cannot test before there are symptoms imo.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Or self isolation time... Could be that some of the staff are in risk for self isolation though.

        2. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Any person who has had close contact with the infected person can have tests I think. Not sure about UK but that’s about true everywhere else. Also, doesn’t need to show symptoms because the virus can transmit before any symptoms are shown.

  8. some witty pun
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Devastated tbh, lots of janmy KDB(C) get autosubs and VC points

    1. reo19uk
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yep I've lost my ffs cup match because my rival gets an auto sub and my DGWz dont get to play 2nd fixture.

  9. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Oh my. My TC gone to waste! Lol

  10. Peter Russo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    A wise decision by the premier league..prioritising the safety of the public over 90min of football. The main thing now is the safety of all members of Arsenal FC involved including team captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

    1. LUHG18LUHG
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Spot on. Sensible move!

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      exactly

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Finally a reasonable comment. God bless mate.

  11. ppv
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    City v Burnley will be called off as well then

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Why? Its Arsenal players who need to self isolate.

    2. ppv
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Sorry should have said Arsenal next match

  12. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Barnes off my bench. Filthy amount of jam.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I've got Jam all over my face like a naughty toddler. 😀

    2. sjhuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Same

  13. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    So arsenal need to isolate for 14 days yet are preparing for Brighton on Saturday? How strange..

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Their back 4 are well used to being isolated.....

    2. Earthling
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Um, it's 14 days since the contact, which was 13 days ago. Or do you mean how can they prepare while isolated?

  14. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Madness. Out of LMS but honestly think this could be the end of Fpl now. Everything is becoming unpredictable and could honestly see the season ending soon. Been good whilst it lasted but owell 🙂

  15. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    My goodness my rival has Barnes coming in for KDB!

    Can't make it up!!!

    Sodding pandemics ffs!

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      This virus is more important than FPL, FPL is only a game.

      But I do think this is all a huge huge huge huge overreaction. Social media and the news is to blame.

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Ugh

        1. stupendous
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Fkin stupid!!!! If nobody is sick and nobody is in the ground then why not at least play it behind closed doors at very least???

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Eh an Arsenal player could have it and pass it to a city player?

            1. stupendous
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Why an arsenal player COULD have it?

              Am I missing something?

              1. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                The olympiakos owner has it and met alot of the arsenal players after the europa game.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      putting safety above a silly game. I am for it

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Keep it civil and not political please everyone.

  16. reo19uk
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Strange there is nothing on bbc kr sky sports websites

    1. ppv
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Talksport reporting it's off

      1. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yep just strange for 2 main uk sports websites to be so far behind on it

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Save money by replaying news.

  17. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Vinagre + Alli or

    Doherty + Moura?

    1. reo19uk
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Any transfers right now would be crazy

      1. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Until we hear more about this weekend matches hold off on everything

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Just asking for your opinion on the best combination...

      I hear you.....

      1. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah as I say it really depends on what's gonna happen going forward. If there were no issues then probably A.

  18. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I believe they will start to play soon to empty stadions like in other places in Europe. In Italy the whole situation got so bad, that they decided not to play at all as example for others.

  19. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I’m guessing it’s just a matter of time before Euros and Olympics get canned?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Imo yes

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        But the decision will be delayed

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hopefully by then there is better understanding of it and less and less cases.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        And a cure.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      More than likely. 🙁

  20. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    I do hope PL is cancelled just like Serie A. Not that I will miss this FPL season anyway.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      They play La Liga for example.

  21. reo19uk
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sky sports still advertising coverage if the game tomorrow they must've totally missed the news!

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Sure Cheltenham is still going on. 60,000 people at the track and carousing into the small hours. Not a bother.

      1. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        City have confirmed it on their website so bbc and sky sports have clearly just missed it completely

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I get the impression they just repeat the previous hour at this time of night.

      1. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        They do unless breaking news. Ahh there we go just come up right now on there saying game off

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, it's still not on their site. Cynically I think if they don't announce it a few more might do a few skybets on the game.

        1. reo19uk
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          They have announced it on sky sports news now. No point getting people to bet on it when will all just have to be refunded

  22. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    So when will FPL finalize the game week totals?

    1. reo19uk
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Tomorrow you would imagine

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      They will probably put things in motion when the fpl office opens in the morning.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Lol

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Tomorrow morning I assume. FPL towers shuts at 5pm

      1. Catenaccio FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        We don't need FPL towers.. Someone wake up Ragabolly to put his python in motion.

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I am awake 😀 but website is waiting for FPL to remove the fixture. Might remove it manually if it takes too long

          1. Catenaccio FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Of course.. A real programmer is always awake at this time.

  23. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    On the bright side I'm top of my mini league so if the season is cancelled in the next few days then I've won my mini league which is class

    1. Ivor Mac
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Your victory would be null and void. It's a 38 gameweek season, not 29 or 30. If the league does not complete then it's considered void.

      1. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not if it a money league someone has to take the money

        1. waldo666
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Or all entry fees returned.

          1. reo19uk
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Again only possible if all money was end of season prize. In one I'm in there are monthly prizes and then final position prizes

            1. waldo666
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Fair enough.

            2. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Depends on who's in the league. FPL law is not legally binding....

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      How much will you win? Someone will surely whinge about it 😉

  24. Catenaccio FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    What about championship matches? You know that he is also owner of Nottigham Forest..don't you?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Depends who he was in contact with recently.

      Think he did meet the players not too long ago - saw a tweet earlier iirc - so wouldn't be expecting a game if I was a Forest fan. We'll see, nothing official yet.

  25. reo19uk
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Surprise Olympiakos vs Wolves is going ahead

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Wolves asked UEFA to postpone, UEFA declined. Not sure what happens now.

      1. reo19uk
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah crazy that owner has virus but game going ahead!

  26. Soto Ayam
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Am I bonkers for considering Henderson away to Newcastle for Captain?

    Nothing else is inspiring

    1. reo19uk
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Think it's a wait and see. What happens over next few days before making any decisions.

      1. Soto Ayam
        2 months, 23 days ago

        True. It's gonna be a very interesting situation over the next months for all major sports events.

  27. MafioSol
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    So, you've all heard City/Arsenal called off ... ?

  28. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    KDB(c), Mane(vc), Cahill first sub 😉

  29. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    The Arsenal press release is confusing. It says a "number of players" met with the Olympiacos owner and will be quarantined for 14 days but that the team is preparing for the Brighton match. So apparently Arsenal has enough players to play Brighton but not Man City? I guess maybe it was felt it would be unfair for Arsenal to prepare for the match without the players at such short notice? But wouldn't those players themselves have had contact with the rest of the team at practice? So how can any of them play?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Thursday would be 2 weeks after contact, so the Saturday afterwards would be no quarantine and hence everyone would be available.

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Only individuals in direct contact with an infected individual would have to self-quarantine. The odds of some sort of undetected secondary transmission is incredibly low.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          The players are in contact with each other at training though.

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            The players have not positively tested as infected, and are highly unlikely to be at this stage.

            Only contact with an individual confirmed as infected requires this self-quarantine, so being near your not infected teammate doesn't matter as long as he doesn't test positive during his quarantine period.

        2. Earthling
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Are you sure this is true? If it were then wouldn't there be none of the worldwide quarantining going on at all?

      2. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Oh, yeah, now I understand.

  30. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Price Changes - 11th March 2020

    🔺  Saïss (4.6)

    🔻  Firmino (9.5), Bentaleb (4.9)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Korona up
      Our OR down

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers Rainy, totally forgot about price changes there for a minute!

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, same here, was a bit late!

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers Rainy.

    4. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Auba > firmino seems tempting

    5. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers Rainy!