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Scoutcast Episode 334 – FPL Gameweek 31+ Wildcard Options

Whether you have an abundance of Fantasy Premier League chips or none remaining, this latest episode of the Scoutcast has got you covered.

Joe is joined by Lateriser and Andy to look ahead to Gameweek 31+ and beyond, with a close eye on chip strategy.

Lateriser is among the many FPL managers to take advantage of unlimited transfers in Gameweek 30+ and use their Bench Boost chip. With his Wildcard now in play, he reveals the players in his thinking and how best to navigate the weeks ahead.

Meanwhile, Joe only has a Bench Boost to fall back on. Our trio looks at the best Gameweeks to consider using not only this chip, but other remaining chips too.

Andy has used all his chips but after tinkering during lockdown with his team, he feels he is in good shape to match his chip-happy rivals.

Among the issues they discuss are what to do with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), who blanked in his last two run-outs but has two good fixtures ahead and enticing underlying stats too.

Sticking with the Gunners, there are replacement goalkeepers to mull over, after Bernd Leno (£5.0m) suffered a nasty knock against Brighton at the weekend.

The best Liverpool assets, whether Manchester City can be swerved temporarily and the unlikely appeal of Newcastle United are also in the mix.

In this packed 75-minute show, the Scoutcasters also find time to look at the best clean sheet prospects. Lateriser takes his turn to pick a differential and there are Gameweek 31+ squads to reveal.

Who will they captain and which players can help propel them up the rankings?

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3,424 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    That City game made me feel sick as someone who went Aguero (C) and Sterling

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Unlucky. On another day that would be a cricket score!

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That Aguero injury was so unfortunate

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          For sure, he would have got at least one return in second half

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      We got so unlucky!

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Congrats on your huge score though, well played!

        My ML rival almost got to your score but was a few off

    3. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same. Moving them both on i think.

  2. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    FH first to 50:

    A) VVD, Rashford, Richarlison (Aurier, Saka)
    B) VVD, Vardy, Martial (Aurier, Guendouzi)
    C) Aurier, DCL, Salah (Lascelles, Saka)

    (already have TAA, Mane, Fernandes, Son)

    Cheers

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A!

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Captain fail but 133 all out. Decent.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very good. 107 here and ok with that, 22 from BB.

      Auba, Nketiah and Salah to blame!

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks and unlucky with salah

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      119 last couple of days haven't gone to plan, but still halved my OR.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        im going to guess you were 480k before this week

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          43k to 21k

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            oh lol

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Captain fail too, 124 after baps. Disappointed tbh

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Unlucky. Wish I went kdb

    4. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      132 here with aguero(c)
      happy with it

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Aguero captain too!

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      127. Had such high hopes this evening.

    6. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I thought my 122 was good. Reading this, I guess not.

    7. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      98. So close!!! Hoping for some bonus points to be added on

    8. Mr Imp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      133 for me too. Happy with that but feels like it could have been so much more.

      I had 123 by Saturday evening and a weekly rank of 48, with 9 players still to play. Egan, Leno, Henderson, Basham, Grealish, Mount, KDB(c), Sterling and Aguero then managed just 10 more points between them.

  4. Vazza
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I had 71 points after the games on Wednesday last week and have finished on 84 points... Eek!!!

  5. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    GK Pope/Foster
    DEF TAA, Doherty, Maguire, Lascalles, Holgate
    MID Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Son, Jorghinio
    FWD Jimmy, DCL, Rashford.

    That's my wildcard with Fernandes planned for captain

    1. FPL_WILDCARD
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Your team value must be insane...

    2. Atwood
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very strong, what's your TV?

    3. TheBabyfacedAssassin
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wow.. Great team and value! That's actually sick

  6. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Any chance Martinelli gets a chance now?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      There is a chance. I hope Arteta drops the moaners tbh (Luiz, Xhaka, Ozil and Lacazette). There are question marks over Auba too given his reluctance to sign a new contract.

  7. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Need help for my last 3 positions for my WC team

    A) Pope + TAA + Jack Robinson
    B) McCarthy + Robertson + Wan-Bissaka

    Cheers

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  8. Team Cruel
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Why can't I buy draft players without proposing? Less than 24h until deadline

  9. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anybody FH'ing?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Whats your team looking like?

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Pope
          TAA, Doherty, X
          Mane, Son, Fernandes, X
          Jimenez, Ings, X

          (Button, X, X, 3.9)

          ...plus 3 others I just cant decide on (see above!)

          1. AC Yew
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Looking good so far. I think A is the way to go. Good luck

            1. Catastrophe
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Cheers you too

          2. Lamplighters
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Lloris
            TAA, AWB, Chilwell
            Mo, Son, Rich, Fernandez,
            Dcl, Rash, Jimi,

            Traore and Lascelles on bench

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yea, I think it looks pretty good week to do it.

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah I've got 5 players that need sorting

  10. faux_C
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    90 points with no transfers and no BB. Very very lucky 😎

  11. SweepaKeepa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone beat 54?

    1. Legendary!
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      54 points or 54 bonus points?

      1. SweepaKeepa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        OR

        1. Legendary!
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Oh! That's awesome

    2. G00LI0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1 - 53 did

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yup

      1. SweepaKeepa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Incredible! Nice one.

  12. Dr Van Nostrand
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Missed the match how bad is Aguero's injury?

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just looked like a knock so i would expect him to be available for the next game but i could be wrong.

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers don't wish ill but kinda hoping it would be longer so could safely invest in Jesus again

  13. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Was aguero injured?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yh

  14. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Leno Henderson
    TAA Doherty Lascelles Egan Lund
    Mahrez Kdb McGinn Mount Saka
    Auba Aguero Jota

    Had a good GW. But this has to be FH right?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Got wc?

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who do you want who you don’t have?

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Plenty. Maybe Salah, united cover, some spurs a whole new frontline. Need a new keeper.

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Maybe a hit or 2 could be enough you reckon?

  15. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Any preference on WC?

    A. Ings/Son
    B. Rash/Berg
    C. Rash/Ali
    D. Rash/Barnes (1.5 to upgrade elsewhere)

    Have Bruno.

  16. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Foden saying that D Silva might extend his contract in post match interview.

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah, just heard that, wonder if he was supposed to let that slip!

  17. DMP
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) DDG+Aurier

    B) Pope+Maguire

    1. Visionaries
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A for me

  18. Visionaries
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Have Jimi & KDB

    A Mahrez & DCL
    B Richa & Jota

    when is optimal to use FH, 38?

    1. DMP
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  19. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    -4 to remove aguero it is then... I was always going Mahrez to Bruno

  20. Hansel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    XX Martin
    TAA Doherty Lascelles XX XX
    KDB Son Fernandes XX XX
    Rashford DCL Jimenez

    A) Patricio, Robertson, Justin, Mahrez (or Martial/Richarlison), Cantwell
    B) Foster/Pope, Masina, Holgate, Mané, Guendouzi

  21. Eastman
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best Bech option?

    A. Taylor / Foden
    B. Saiss / Saka

    1. Hansel
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  22. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Unreal GW, ended up on 127.

    Best thing is coming into this GW, have been chasing ml leader for a long time( He has OR rank 84 in GW 10, still inside the top 1k in GW 23 - when I was ranked 220k)

    At start of this GW, I had closed the gap down to 59.

    Now at end of GW, he still has the lead, but just by a single point, all to play for..class!

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well done, mate. Do you have Mahrez? Feels much better ending the gameweek well than petering out!

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah, Mahrez, Kdb and Kun capt tonight(could have easily been worse had he not got that parting gift!)

  23. Queens of the South Age
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    17 Gameweeks at the top must be some kind of record but finally ended.

    Ah well, there's always next week....or tomorrow in this case! 🙂

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What a shame, but good luck!

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers. Fair play to the guy who went top. Can't argue with a 120 plus score for the week.

    2. Ragabolly
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Still yours to get mate

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Definitely. I knew this week might be rough as I went free hit instead because I was happy with 31+ team. Still got wildcard, bench boost and triple captain so if they go well we are in with a chance.

    3. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That's a serious flex right there. And unlike most of em, totally justified....

  24. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If you take a -4 then later that week play Free Hit, does it cancel the hit out?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It does

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes, FH will cancel all hits made.

  25. Twisted Saltergater
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anything better than Leno + Grealish + Aguero to Martinez + Mané + DCL?

    Son + Rashford maybe?

    1. Hansel
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I like Son + Rashford

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't fancy grealish for new?
      I prefer son and rashford, but close

  26. ebb2sparky
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    On my WC. Can't decide between
    A - Pogba and Abraham
    B - Mount and Rashford
    Currently on A but B is cheaper so would allow me to upgrade a cheap defender.
    Which option would you prefer?

  27. Football Rambler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Rashford + Barnes

    B) DCL + Mahrez/Martial

    ?

    1. BOATIES FC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B. With either

  28. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Fairly settled on this WC lot. Any suggestions appreciated:

    Pope (Martin)
    TAA Doherty Taylor (Lascelles, Kiko F)
    Mane KDB Son Bruno Martial
    Jimmy DCL (Nikhetia)

    0.1m inb

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pope to Foster. Ideally Patricio but cannot see where you would get .2 m

  29. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    FH or WC this week?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Depends on your team.
      We seems the chip for this week

  30. Dybala10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tonight’s game enough to turn people off picking Pope?

    Just seen instead of Pope and Saiss I can do Patricio and Holgate.

    1. FPL_WILDCARD
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Exactly my thoughts, Burnley look finished with the season and got problems.

      Currently in my WC team but now thinking just save some money and going McCarthy... and spending that elsewhere for like AWB

    2. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Totally. I didn’t get the Pope hysteria on WCs TBH. Granted he had accumulated lots of points to this stage but that’s when his team was ‘at it’ to borrow a Sean Dyche phrase. Thought they looked well off it tonight and several players OOC is probably unsettling for the squad. I’ll be getting in Patricio or Dubravka thanks.