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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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  1. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    seems that all the teams are similar 🙂
    so the question is who are the differentials on wildcard?

    1. Liastro ⭐️
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pogba, Richarlison

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        richarlison over son?

    2. Iceball
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      DDG

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        i'm trying to get him in but too expensive

    3. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Great question, this is what I’m trying to work out.

      Richarlison, Alonso, vardy

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        vardy over rashford?

    4. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      its all the same pool of players are flavour of the week, just trying to fit them all in. I think im going to risk it, drop KDB, keep mahrez and see how that goes!

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        very risky

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Possibly yeah, dropping him allows me to get DCL in for Nketiah, so there is good potential upside. All a bit of a risk at this point.

    5. The Wizard of Ozil
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Saint-max for the next two and Vardy seems to be a slight differential on here too

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pogba, Alli, Ings, Pulisic, Jesus (now that Aguero is out)

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Oh yeah ASM, Mahrez and Barnes too I guess.

        Mahrez is really interesting. 141 points is more points than Rashford and he's played fewer minutes too. He's the 4th highest scoring mid.

        1. Totti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          but chelsea and liverpool the coming too fixture, too harsh

          1. Totti
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            two fixtures*

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Sure. But after that the fixtures are amazing. Will be looking to pick him up.

              1. Totti
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                may be after those fixtures yes

    7. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      There are a few out there for sure, I’d say teams are looking more diverse.

    8. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Def Ritchie Alonso
      Mid Pogba Richar
      Forward possibly Jesus Kane

    9. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Patricio, Alonso and Mahrez.
      Not owning Salah or Mane.

    10. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      We as a community have got the best picks. We together are the differential. 🙂

  2. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    2nd guessing having Pope on WC.

    Will be playing 3-4-3, with
    TAA - Doh - Maguire, Lasc as backup defender.

    Should I drop Kiko Femina to 3.9 fodder, and get in Rui Pat for wolves double up, or any other keeper up to 5.2?

    1. KagKagKag
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I would do DDG if you can stretch to 5.3, otherwise Pope should be fine IMO.

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Why DDG over Patricio?

  3. KagKagKag
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A. Mane + Rashford
    B. Martial + Auba

    1. Hansel
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A and it's not even close

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah, A 110% on that one.

    3. Starky22
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    4. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A - Auba is a disease.

  4. aha_berg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Appreciate your thoughts for my FH...

    A) Martinez, Holgate, Son
    B) Dubravka, Aurier, Richarlison

    ___
    TAA, Doherty, ___
    KdB, Mane, Bruno, Martial, ___
    Jiminez, DCL
    (bench=fodder)

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B)

  5. Hansel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Patricio, Justin, Richarlison, Vardy
    B) Foster/Pope, Masina, Mané, DCL

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      a), tough call though.

  6. Un De Sceaux
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Currently 300K. This team is going to get me into the top 1K by the end of the season. Opinions?

    Patricio, Martin
    Saiss, Lascelles, Holgate, Coady, Maguire
    Foden, Bergwijn, Fernandes, Alli, KDB
    Rashford, DCL, Kane

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Too many differentials imho. Three Spurs? They are managed by Mou you know?

      1. Un De Sceaux
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Good fixtures, fairly nailed to start. My only regret is I couldn't have 4.

        1. FPL_DON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          love this attitude

    2. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Get Alli to Son somehow but yeah I like it, you only live once.

      1. Un De Sceaux
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I have .7 in the bank and was looking to do that.

    3. SomewhatPleasing
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Getting on for 200 points behind?

      So yes, team probably needs to be as diff as that.

  7. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kiko best 4. 2 def option?

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Think so.

  8. Starky22
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    WC GTG?
    Martínez
    Doherty Saiss TAA (Lascelles, 4.0)
    Martial KDB Son Mane Bruno
    DCL Jimmy (Greenwood)

    0.0 Itb

  9. The Sociologist
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who to move for this week for a Bench Boost?

    Pope / McCarthy
    TAA / Saïss / Maguire / Lascelles / Egan
    Salah / KDB/ Fernandes / Sarr / Saka
    Vardy / Jiménez / DCL

    Thinking either Egan > Doherty, or Sarr > Son. Thoughts on which move to prioritise? 3.4 ITB.

    1. Cricket_Badger
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Egan > Doherty. Sarr is at least going to play.

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The former

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Jesus just became an option if aguero is out for the season

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jesus

    2. I hate Moreno
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1 week too late

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I bet Pep has some other option we didn't think of.

    4. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      When will we know?

  11. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is a bench of:

    Lacelles Guendouzi and Simpson

    Asking for a bit of trouble?

    My XI are pretty nailed one, am very happy with them. Cheers

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Too risky imo. Have at least 2 playing subs

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        There are two playing subs there?

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Should get by. Same as mine but I have the more nailed McCarthy instead of Guendouzi for 4.3

  12. Kno
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Striker woes, the tinkering intensifies

    A: jimmy and ings
    B: rash and jota

    1. Starky22
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  13. xiMoxiee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who is everyone's 5th mid?

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Saka

      • Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Saka and McGinn rotating

      • Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Saka, 343 benchfodder.

      • Kung Fu Football
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Guendouzi

      • The Littlest Robbo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Will be choosing between Guendozi +0.9 and Foden, not sure yet

      • FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Guendozi, bargain

    2. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What pair would you go for:
      1)Vardy and Martial
      2)Rashford and Richarlison

      Already have Bruno and DcL

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Tough one but I'd fancy going for Vardy - really has something to play for as a team and Golden Boot too

      2. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        2 knowing that rich can easily become Pogba or martial

    3. Shardlow
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Best 4.0m DEF?

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Robinson for the next few. Probably good enough for a 5th defender / enabler

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Slim pickings, Ngakia or Robinson.

        1. Shardlow
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Thanks, stuck between these two. At least I know I am not missing anyone to consider!

      3. Kung Fu Football
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Rob

      4. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ngakia if he signs the contract

      5. Shardlow
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks all, close but gone for Ngakia in the hope he is playing 3+ GW time

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      DCL or Pukki?

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        DCL for me. Saw a stat that Pukki only has 1 goal from open play since December which surprised me.

      2. Kung Fu Football
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        DCL

      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        DCL 100%

      4. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        DCL

    5. Blue Gaffer
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Which is best?

      1. Foden & Ings
      2. Martial & Nkietah

    6. Bobby
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pope
      Dunk, TAA, lascelles,
      Salah, Fernandes, grealish, kdb
      Jimmie, ings, auba

      Do I need to do anything here?

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Good side - I like that you're sticking with Auba.

        Don't like Dunk pick when you can go with Saiss from Wolves at a cheaper price.

        1. Bobby
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This is my exact side from march as I forget the transfer window was at five! Aside from my cap being Salah and vice auba I dodged a cannon ball this week!

    7. Slim25
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thoughts on this Wc team?

      Foster (Button)
      TAA, Doherty, Ritchie (Aurier, Ngakia)
      Bruno, Mane, Son, Rich, Martial
      DCL, Jimi (Nketiah)

      Is Auba a huge miss from this team or should I have enough cover?

      Cheers

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hm no city players mate?

        1. Slim25
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Looking at getting KDB back in from Gwk 33+

          Just think that Utd, Spurs & Everton have more favourable fixtures.

    8. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mount or Barnes? Mount looked lively but Lampart rotating might be terribly annoying

      1. Vazza
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I had Mount but on the basis that his game was on Sunday (against AVL) he never delivered 🙁

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 11 days ago

              ^ on FH

        • Mr. Chimes
            1 month, 11 days ago

            How's my WC? With 0.5itb

            Pope (Button)
            TAA Doherty Saiss (Lascelles, J. Robinson)
            Bruno Mahrez KDB Salah (Saka)
            Jiminez Ings DCL

            Only concern is Pep Roulette of course with Mahrez having started both games in DGW

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Liking this. You don't care not having Rashford or Vardy?

              1. Mr. Chimes
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Well I was playing around with fitting Rashford in - really wanted him - but then I would have to drop Doherty and I'm looking at TAA Saiss Lascelles/Robinson/4.5mil as my defense. Not sure how I feel about that

                  1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Hmm yea, I hate rotating like that too. Not sure where to invest more.

            2. yanky
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              trying 4-3-3 for the run in, thoughts?

              Alisson (Martinez)
              TAA Aurier Doherty WanBis (Lascelles)
              Mane Son Fernandes (Saka Hayden)
              Rashford Jimenez DCL

              .1m off from mane to salah, will do mane to sterling gw34 when citys fixtures turn

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Not keen on 4 at the back but this team looks solid GL ( no kdb could hurt )

                1. yanky
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  agreed rolling the dice, everyone has kdb, time to be different, high risk though absolutely. thanks mate!

            3. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Just enjoying that moment where I am so happy with my wc before it all goes to sh*t when they actually start to play 🙂

              Gl all

              1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                true

              2. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                It's not the fault of your superb WC, I would blame the players not living up to it. 😀

            4. Scratch
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Just reluctantly sold my only ever-present this season KDB. Chasing in ML and seems he'll only start every other match. But with that same logic, Foden really looks a shout

              1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Isn't Kdb gonna play every game?

                1. Scratch
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  No? their remaining PL games will be dead rubbers. They're still in fa cup and won't want to overplay him with CL in mind further down the line.

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Are you playing your WC this week?

                1. Scratch
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Yep initially planned to FH this week, but the WC team I want in GW33 is almost the same as it is this week.. Will have the FH handy for the final day, or if some games get delayed from players popping for covid.

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Yup, was asking because we had identical BB teams. I also opted for my WC this week. FH will be handy later on.

              3. Cricket_Badger
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I'm in the same situation but I've kept. Rested today so liekly to start with Chelsea.

                Pep will make sure they qualify for CL before really giving him more rests I think. Especially with 2 tough games to come. Get 4 points and that'll be enough.

                1. Cricket_Badger
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Should say secure 2nd * they will obvs get top 4

                2. uhahpaulmcgrath
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  they are banned from CL

            5. Atletico Junior
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Thoughts?

              McCarthy

              TAA - Doherty - Lascelles - Baldock - Taylor

              KDB - Bruno - Salah - Sarr - Hayden

              Vardy - Auba - Jota

              0M ITB

              1. FPL_WILDCARD
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                The attack is a bit different. If you’re chasing, I like it

            6. cigan
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              With both available - would you FH or WC this week?

              1. elchilangles
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I just took a 20 point hit so I'd definitely have gone WC if available!

              2. cigan
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Looking at something like this now

                Patricio (Martin)
                TAA Doherty Holgate/Lascelles/Kiko
                Salah KDB Fernandes Bergwijn (Saka)
                Rashford Jimenez DCL

              3. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I had both, went for WC.

            7. FPL_WILDCARD
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              How’s this WC team looking?

              McCarthy
              TAA, Doherty, AWB
              KDB, Mane, Fernandes, Bergwijn, Martial
              Jimenez, DCL

              subs: Lascelles, Connolly, Ngakia

            8. B Sharp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Big call here, no prices involved. It's one or the other,

              A Pulisic
              B Foden

              Cheers have a gooden

              1. Royal5
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I´d wait a week on both.

              2. Cricket_Badger
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Pulisic for next few.

            9. KP - FPL
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Who is better for a FH?

              A) Vardy and Rashford

              B) Bruno and Rashford

            10. Gubbins94.
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Surprised Greenwood isn't more people's third striker - cheaper than Nketiah and looked really good V Spurs, much better than James.

              1. Cricket_Badger
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Agreed but think this is partly due to many having double united and considering triple with a defender in addtion to Bruno/Rash/Martial/Pogba