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Scoutcast Episode 333 – Gameweek 30+ Free Hit and Bench Boost Drafts

Joe is joined by Andy and Az to discuss Double Gameweek 30+ and reveal their squads for the start of the season.

With unlimited transfers available and chips to choose from, our trio have markedly different teams and strategies for the remainder of the campaign.

Andy and Joe are without a second Wildcard, so are opting to ignore the extra transfers managers have been given and are playing their Free Hit chip instead. They reveal the thinking behind this move as well as the players in the frame for a place in their sides.

Meanwhile, Az has the luxury of Wildcard still to play so may well have the advantage over those Free Hitting. He is also opting to play a Bench Boost chip.

However, Andy and Joe don’t make it easy for Az to choose. His selection of a certain Arsenal midfielder draws particular derision, as well as the occasional metaphor or two.

Could Az be the Darth Vader of this Gameweek with his chip advantage? Or are his troops little more than Loony Tunes creations?

As well as revealing their Gameweek 30+ line-ups they also look through the wealth of Double Gameweek players to choose from, with Sheffield United defenders and Manchester City attackers topping the bill.

They are not forgetting single Gameweek options too, especially those facing traditionally awful defences.

Long-term plans also feature, as they look ahead to the remainder of the season and the fixture swings ahead.

Clean sheets also get an airing. In addition, Joe picks a differential for the next set of fixtures, even if he struggles to pronounce his low-owned selection’s name.

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  1. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Would you rather have Auba or Sterling?
    If Sterling, I could get Nketiah.

    A) Auba, Saka and Ederson
    B) Nketiah, Sterling and Henderson

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    2. FlashGilbert
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    3. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thanks both

  2. Chrisscfc
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Ederson/Hendo
    Lord Egan TAA Saiss Doherty
    Grealish Mcginn KDB Cantwell Pepe
    PEA Aguero Samatta

    Still have FH & WC unsure which weeks to use just yet.

    Any help be appreciated.

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Best option between Stevens and Baldock?

    I am sure I read that Baldock playing down Villa’s weaker side of defence which perhaps makes him better option but may be wrong.

    1. Team Cruel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Baldock for sure especially with rumours of Stevens moving to CB

      1. Pépé Pig
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hey mate, where were these rumours out of interest? (Stevens owner)

    2. _sidney_will
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’ve got both but Stevens has better attacking stats of late - not much in it though

  4. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Loaded on DGWers, good to go?

    Leno/Patricio
    Trent/Stevens/Egan/Lund/Targett
    KDB/Mahrez/Grealish/ElGhazi/Mount
    Kun/Auba/Jota

    0.4 left for tinkering until deadline, which will surely happen

  5. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which is the better option for this GW?

    A. Auba + Mount + 4.1Def (Jagielka)
    B. Abraham + Pepe + Saiss

    1. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A with 4.1(Hanley)

      1. cescpistols111
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hanley is out for the season.

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          This

        2. zdrojo187
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A yeah...i see now...thanks

  6. lordkippe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    BB :

    A : Doherty, Egan, Basham
    B : Dann, Baldock, Stevens

  7. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Think this team is locked in. Maybe I'll squeeze another DGW player in, but this is likely it.

    BB
    Henderson Leno
    TAA Alonso Doherty Justin Egan
    Salah Mahrez Fernandes Sarr Foden
    Aguero(c) Jota Nketiah

    Good luck all!

    1. UpTheCherries
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks good!! No KDB though?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        No risk, no reward 🙂

    2. Grimo2
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Are you lacking a WC going forward?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yup, no WC, so have to think a bit long term.

    3. Better Call Raul
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Not tempted by the Free Hit?

  8. Grimo2
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Unfortunately no WC left so tried to formulate a team with longterm prospects, whilst still trying to capitalise on DGW. Have BB and FH left, planning to use BB this weekend with this team:

    Leno* Henderson*
    AWB TAA Lunds* Targett* Saiss
    KDB* Grealish* Fernandes Saka* Mount
    Auba* Kun* Jimi

    *DGW

    Current team is:

    Pope Ryan
    AWB TAA Boly Lasc Lunds
    KDB Martial Salah Fernandes Saka
    Jimi DCL Ings

    Thoughts welcome...

    1. Laurenzo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks good. I'd probably drop AWB for another Sheffield defender.

  9. Swiftfeet
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    which is strongest for one week BB, wildcard next week :

    1) Pope, Laporte, Pepe, Ayew

    2) Leno, Doherty, Cantwell, Jesus

    Rest of team :
    Hendo
    Trent, Baldock, Lund, Targett
    Grealish, Mcginn, KDB, Saka
    Aguero, Auba

    Im feeling 2 as it covers City strikers and gets away from Pepe who i'm unsure about. What do you think?

  10. Lord Flashheart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    it boils down to this -

    just for this GW what is better:

    A Alonso + Ozil
    B TAA + saka

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    2. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A with Doherty possible?

  11. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is Romain Saiss placed secured in Wolves lineup?

    1. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’d think so

    2. nico05
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes

  12. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    How many DGWers you got?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      11

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      10

  13. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A Lascelles (SHU)
    Or
    B Mings (SHU CHE) - also with Targett

  14. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Mahrez

    Anyone else considering him? Obviously he's unlikely to play 90 in both games but the same goes for virtually all City assets. He was in good form pre-corona. In a single gameweek he'd surely be highly owned if he was guaranteed minutes, so given he's bound to get decent pitch time across a double gameweek he should at least be more popular than he much more expensive and disappointing Sterling.

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      He's in my team yeah. Worth a flutter.

    2. Big Ronnie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yeah i've gone him over Sterling, allows more funds elsewhere

  15. jk-25
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A: Aguero & Sarr
    B: Jesus & Mahrez

    ?

    1. ceerus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      a

    2. nico05
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  16. rozzo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Would you rather have Son or Bruno for this week?

    Will likely transfer in the other one in the next week or two

    Spurs are at home so going for Son

    1. FlashGilbert
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Bruno for me - set pieces.
      Would try and get both for following weeks though.

  17. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Cantwell or McGinn on BB guys?

    1. ceerus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cantwell

  18. lordkippe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Thougts on my BB team. Really not sure what to do. Got WC left

    Leno - Henderson

    TAA - Doherty - Basham - Egan - Targett

    Sterling (C) - KDB - Grealish - Mount - El Ghazi

    Aguero - Rashford - Nketiah

  19. ceerus
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    for longterm
    A) Rashford + Son
    B) Vardy + Martial

    1)Grealish
    2)Sarr

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A1

    2. nico05
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B1

  20. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Stevens or Lund? (O Connel is out)

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Same question for me. Lunny has a higher ceiling but not nailed. Stevens has a threat and nailed.

  21. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Am I ready? BB team

    Henderson, Leno
    TAA, Lund, Egan, Targett, Aarons
    KDB, Mahrez, Grealish, El Ghazi, Saka
    Aguero, Auba, Jimenez

    1. Miro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Great team

  22. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Traore a good pick for the rest of the season?

    1. nico05
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      If he as nailed yes

  23. Henning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    1. Saiss and Martial

    2. Doherty and Mount

  24. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    My hand might be forced by the Villa team leaks but in the event Nyland starts, then that would free up 0.2m in funds.
    Would you use that to go from Sharp to McBurnie?

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      the villa team has leaked???

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I don’t think he means it’s been leaked already

      2. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        No not yet I mean in 4 and a bit hour’s time

  25. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Lundstram or Stevens?

    Don’t have second wildcard but have TAA, Doherty, Egan, Aarons so Lunny rotation not the end of the world.

    1. nico05
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Stevens more nailed otherwise I would've said Lund

  26. nico05
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Tough question i know but barring Laporte is Walker the safest route into City defence for this GW only? Or would you go for Mendy?
    Thank you

    1. reo19uk
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'm not sure after Pep's comments that any of them would be nailed 2 starts so hard choice which would be safe!

      1. nico05
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thank you, thats my concern as well

  27. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    El Ghazi or McGinn ?

    1. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I was wondering this as well, think El Ghazi edges it

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Keep an eye on any team leaks tho, if McGinn starts then u could go for him

  28. reo19uk
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    which would people perfer?

    A) Baldock
    B) Lundstrum

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Basham

  29. Tempestic
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    For BB, Wc next gw:
    Auba, El Ghazi
    Or
    Mane, Nketiah

    If I pick A, I lose 0.4 on Mane if I want him back on WC..

    1. Miro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I would stick with Mane then..

  30. Miro
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Would you be willing to sacrifice Jimenez in order to get Mahrez ?

    1. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Depends if ur gonna want Jimmy And how much value u’ll lose

      1. Miro
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I would lose 0.2 if I was going to buy him back... Would probably go for different options in that case though, unless he starts banging huge points.

    2. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I did do that with a heavy heart initially then much later I decided to sacrifice Auba instead. Cost me 0.2 in team value

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        This is why I still haven’t made a transfer yrt

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yet*

        2. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yeah first time I’ve done this silly mistake. But in my defence, when the DGW was announced my first reaction was that Aguero and Auba were shoo-ins so there would be no way I’d keep Jimmy. Now I’ve somehow fallen in favour with skipping both Aguero and Auba so Jimmy gets hit spot back rather unexpectedly

          1. Miro
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yeah waiting till last minute to make the transfer... With the season coming to an end soon, team value starting to matter less and less though.

            1. Tempestic
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Especially this week with no price changes