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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. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is FPL dead ?

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

      In 2 weeks it will get cancelled with the premier League season sadly , I assume

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        This is end of an era

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

      FPL isn’t dead. 🙂

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        It is. Jammy all over against Daniel !!!

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

    City asnl postponed confirmed?

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes.

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

      Would be the best early April fools ever if not.

  3. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Auto subs killed my rankings. So unfair. So unfair.

    The best season after a while to be ruined by this !!!

    We take this game too seriously

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

    Harvey Barnes off the bench for KDB don’t mind if I do

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Stop it. This is what is wrong with this game

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

        Hahahaha sorry mate I was just so gutted that I wasn’t going to get the Barnes points especially cause KDB missed the first game.

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

        That is the role of the bench, and in this case, a strong bench has paid off.

    2. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Well in mate

  5. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Auto subs plus vice captains increase is 5.26pts. I have never seen it that high. Just jam everywhere . Damnnn it 🙁 🙁

    Definitely not fair for us planners

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I mean come oooooonnnn 5 and a half jammy pts for everyone!!!!!! Aaaaarrrrjhhjhh

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

      Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.

      - Mike Tyson

      1. The Champ is here
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Love that quote

      2. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bravo for Mike

  6. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    To everyone who benched Harvey Barnes - if you didn't play him at home vs. Villa, when were you going to play him anyway?

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I mean this is painful really

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        For us who played him

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

      Yeah talk about undeserved points.

    3. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      This is a really good question.

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

      Most who did have 8 'expensive' attackers over a Cantwell/Dendoncker.

      Can't write the luck!

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Are you one of them ? Lundstram too

      2. The Champ is here
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If they had 8 expensive attackers it isn't luck at all. It's a valid tactic to have options and have a good auto sub in situations like this.

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

          Benching a 6m attacker every week is an awful strategy.

          1. The Champ is here
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yes that is one opinion. There are actually many valid ways to play that aren't the FFS template

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

          You don't think its lucky for the best or second best DGW asset to miss the 1st game, then have the 2nd postponed in a week that Barnes scores an unprecedented 19 and Lundstram also rises from the dead with 12?

          How often will the 1st sub even score 5?

          Long term it isn't a valid tactic.

          1. The Champ is here
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            If they have an expensive 8 with no fodder they did so for options and autosubs. So no it isn't luck it's their tactic working.

            It's perfectly viable long term I have used it myself in past seasons.

            1. Daniel S.
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Some guy on previous page has Barnes VC. Totally undeserved

            2. Daniel S.
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Stop it. Its luck !!! Not skill. They should be punished for benching Barnes home to Villa. Not rewarded.

              Also they get Salah captain. Terrible.

              Also we don't have the chance our double Gw asset to play

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

    Haha, Salah (vc) for the win in h2h. Had the armband on KDB.

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Go away

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

    Done so quick, Ragabolly you legend!

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah to put some pain into our chest fast 🙁 🙂

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

        into mine too 🙁 Auba(c) + Saka + Pepe, and Cantwell coming for KDB 🙂

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

      Thanks!

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you Ragabolly you have been awesome. Let god let you live long, prosper and rule the fpl rankings for ages 😉

  9. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    So If is any Arsenal player positive to corona virus they will cancel this season right?

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Of course not

    2. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No

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

        Ha ha. Good one. 🙂

      • The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        It is inevitable

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 26 days ago

        So City vs Ars means I have lost the rest of my FH points I could have gotten if the match was not postponened?

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

          yes

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

          Yes.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 26 days ago

              That is just so fckd up.

              Just shows how much luck there is involved in this game for some.

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

                Sorry; very unfortunate.

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

                The luck Is where preparation meets opportunity.

              3. The Champ is here
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                For everyone not just some. Anyone that tells you otherwise is just very lucky 😀

        3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Feck off

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Green turned into Red due to autosubs

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              And people getting (vc) points

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Bench in the game should be removed or changed to that you can make subs during the game.

                  Would remove the element of luck.

                • Daniel S.
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  It is painful tell me about it.

                  Salah captain.

                  Lundstram

                  Soyboy

                  Barnes.

                  Come oooonn. Go away.

                  The worst fpl night of all time

                  1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Ugghh

                  2. Niho992
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Stop crying for ffs

                    1. The Champ is here
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Crying is his superpower

                      1. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Tell him Champ

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

            So is Brighton game on or not?

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

              On, currently.

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

            Those who used WC or FH this week really got screwed over.

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

              exactly

          4. The Champ is here
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Luck in fpl?? Who'd have thunk it

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

            Yesterday I was keeping faith in my transfer vardy to auba,now I have to admit that it failed miserably..

            1. The Champ is here
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              In with ya did that move for -4. Oh well shiiite happens. Joke donkey game anyway

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

              me too.. it is all about luck

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

            Where does this leave West ham players and West ham games - they played these Arsenal players at the weekend ?

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              The connecting dots are risky

            2. The Champ is here
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Can see an ugly knock on effect cancelling the rest of the season tbh.
              Why not just ban premier league players from fraternising with old people? Priorities!

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

                Wayne Rooney is a real threat now and not even in the same league 🙂

                1. The Champ is here
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  😆

          7. noquarternt
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Prepare for the unexpected

          8. yanky
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            im sure its buried in here somewhere but what truly are the chances that the entire season is nullified? pool two wins away, surely they cannot rob them? all joking aside...

            1. The Champ is here
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Would be typical. If we don't win the title this season it's proof there is a god and he hates Liverpool

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

              higher than it was yesterday! situations is changing on a daily basis.

              it's not only about the title either. top 4, europa league places, relegation, domestic cups, promotion from championship, this seasons ucl and europa, euros in the summer, etc.

              if it keeps going the way it is the whole season may need to re-start next year with the same teams as this year imo. but then what is the situation going to be like after the summer for the start of next season?

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

              Would the current bottom 3 just be relegated on the spot or Leeds & WBA told to just try again for promotion next season?

              No chance - delayed if needed.

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

                short time frames here.
                Would a new season be 'delayed' in order to finish the old season?

          9. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            So this was a terrible week but I’m looking forward to the double week where this match winds a up!

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              In 2 weeks time there won't be premier league matches

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

            I am not even confidenet this weekend games are on

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

              Premier League said they currently [have] no plans to postpone further matches.

              https://www.premierleague.com/news/1643922

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

                City vs Arsenal was on till 2 hours ago tbf 🙁

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

                yesterday they had no plans to have any games postponed either...........

          11. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Rank, leagues, LMS are all updated now on LiveFPL. Top10k average rises to 55.2, after gaining 5.28 from autosubs 😀

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

              Hero!

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

              Big red arrow for me

            3. Daniel S.
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Bravo Ragabolly

            4. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Cheers Ragabolly

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

              For suck fakes

          12. Kabayan
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            if all international matches in gw31 are canceled, will it remain blank gw for several clubs?

          13. TakingTheMkhi
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Chaos....absolute chaos!! FPL season over 🙂

          14. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            There is a guy getting Barnes as a vice 9n the previous page. Unreal. The jammiest ever move in fpl history!!!

            Why we play it anyway

            1. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              You re almost boring as COV

            2. waldo666
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              As a KDB replacement? How is that jam? KDB was always doubtful, not just for the United game, kudos to him for butting his balls on the line with a massive punt.

              1. waldo666
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                *putting

            3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              If he actually vice-captained a player no one would've considered vice-captaining, he's kind of a genius.

              1. waldo666
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Exactly.

          15. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Unbelievable amount of pessimism here.I'm off to bed, 😀

          16. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Fook you Pep. Fook you.

              1. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                What happened

            • BNMC
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Talk about wasting your wildcard... now I have 3 Arsenal players to get rid of, and only the one I didn’t expect to get points got points.

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  You were getting rid of them regardless.

                  1. Daniel S.
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Unlucky for Cathart TM

              • TakingTheMkhi
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Someone in my ML is getting +25 points thanks to Mane (vc) and Lundy on the bench!

                1. Daniel S.
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  The jammiest GW of all time. The Corona GW

                2. Niho992
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Someone deserved that points. Well done to someone

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

                  Fitting name 🙂

                  Can't teach that skill.

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

                  my closet rival who has used all his chips already, got VC salah points and Lund and Barnes of the bench for KDB and Martinelli..

                  and he overtook me and now 20 points gap.. I am just laughing

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

                    Probably the worst one ever?

                    Have to laugh at that!

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

                      yes the worst one ever 🙁

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

                    That is horrendous haha. Sorry about that fella

              • Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                This will be known as the Covid Double GW. Our grandsons will talk about it 😉

                Legacy is being created

              • Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Guys dont make transfers until Saturday early morning.

                Maybe we will have to ship Auba fast for Vardy

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

                  I will just by players from first game.. when the leaked are out..