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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. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bergwijn or Sarr?

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

      Sarr

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

      I agonised over this for ages and then found the money for Mahrez instead.
      I had decided on Sarr out of the two though.

  2. AD2110
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Good to go?

    DDG (Martin)
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier, (Lascelles, Ngakia)
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son (C), (Guendouzi)
    Jiminez, Rash, DCL

    Any better options than Aurier?
    Any better 4.0 defenders?

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

      gtg imo

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

    City players with the most minutes in the DGW:

    Ederson - 180
    Silva - 154
    Mahrez - 124
    Jesus - 124

    Such heavy rotation it's crazy. No defender started both games.

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

    Last option for WC? First to 5 please

    A. Mount
    B. DCL

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      DCL, no question.

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

      B

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

      DCL

    4. Elfmeter
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      DCL

  5. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    If you were (or are) wildcarding this week, which players would be 100% nailed on in your team?

    1. istanbul05
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jimenez, Doherty, Fernandes.

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

      Doherty, Son, Fernandes, Rashford and Jimenez.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      TAA, Doherty, KDB, Jiminez, Bruno, DCL.

    4. Collie01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jimi, KdB, Lacelles, Button. Maybe Bruno too.

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

      TAA Doherty
      Salah Fernandes
      Jimenez

  6. istanbul05
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who to pick for the last spot in my FH - open to a punt!

    A) Salah
    B) Mane
    C) Alli
    D) Richarlison
    E) Martial

    Patricio,
    TAA, Doherty, Ritchie,
    Son, Fernandes, Sarr, ______
    Jimenez, DCL, Vardy.

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

      I'd go D and strengthen Sarr. the Liverpool pair scare me for some reason, I worry about their minutes.

      I'm also playing FH and am making sure to have at least two likely starters on the bench, rotation risks are everywhere.

      1. istanbul05
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah I may well do that and bench Sarr to be honest

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

    RMT /10 lads

    DDG 3.9
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    KDB Son Fernandes Richarlison
    Rashford Jimenez Jota

    3.9 Lascelles Femenia Saka

    Any improvements?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No Liverpool mid obviously a big risk but I assume you know that. Perfectly reasonable picks otherwise.

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

      8/10 - as good as you can probably get with Liverpool.

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

      I also went for no Liverpool mid, same attack apart from Richarlison and Jota are DCL and Mahrez.

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

      Unlucky, and well called. At least you have the proof to show for it 😀

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

      It was too tough to do. Foden had done nothing all season points wise and you'd be giving up a valuable City slot.

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

        Yeah, that was my thinking ultimately, ended with Kdb, Mahrez, Kun(C) so could have been a lot worse!

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

          Yep same 3 for me.

          Funny because after the first set of games my

          Mahrez + TAA looked way worse than Sterling + Egan.

          Turned out I made the right decision after all...

  8. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Rashford worth 0.8m more than Martial?

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

      yes injuries

    2. Collie01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I don't think so - but midfield slots seem more valuable.

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

      I think so, on my WC, rashford was 1st name on sheet, and never thought once about switching to Martial tbh.

  9. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which option on WC? Template vs slight differential:

    A) Pope, Guendo, Rash (mainly 3-4-3)
    B) Patricio, Pogba, Nketiah (mainly 3-5-2)

    XXXX, Martin
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles, Kiko, Simpson
    Salah, KDB, Son, Bruno, XXXX
    Jimi, DCL, XXXX

    Thanks!

    1. Tony Hibbert
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks mate

  10. EWH2020
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Pope to DDG -4 worth it?

    Otherwise I can just play McCarthy this week

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

      If you want to set and forget yes

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

    Are we expecting any price changes tonight btw?

    I'm sure this has already been asked but I could not find an answer in past pages

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

      Yes.

      Rashford, Jimmy & Bruno should go close at least.

    2. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah, few up few down according to fplstatistics

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

      Yes, should be quite a few

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

        Thanks, all.

  12. Holteenderinthesky
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Good enough wildcard? Who to bench this week? I'm not liking Gomez on the bench.
    Martinez,
    Doherty, Aurier, Ritchie,
    Mane, KDB, Bergwijen, Fernandes
    DCL, Rashford(c), Jimenez
    Button, Gomez, Saka, Kiko

  13. Crunchie
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Would you swap Barnes and Salah to Son and Richarlison or wait a week or two?

    (For a -4 hit?)

    Thinking seriously about it with Rotation, Palace defence, future fixtures not great.

    Cheers

  14. Oooo Matron
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pope or Dubravka?

    1. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Dub

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

      Latter - though there is some short term bias there but I think it's probably worth it.

      Burnely can't even get a bench together

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

      Dubravka

    4. Freshy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I wonder if Burnley are going to suck because on bench

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

        * of bench

  15. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What do we think?

    Pope, Martin
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles, Holgate, Femenia
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Pulisic, Foden
    Rashford, Jimenez, DCL

    It’ll be 3-4-3 more often than not, and possibly 3-5-2 with Foden on occasion.

  16. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bruno, Rashford or Jimenez for ©?

    1. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jim

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

      Toss up between Jim and Bruno for me

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

      Jim (C) Bruno (VC) atm

    4. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have Rashford but got a niggling feeling he might not start just back from injury and played 90 mins with fa Cup and another league game in quick succession but with that said surely the league is the priority?

  17. FPL Egregious
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A. Bench one: Sarr or Saint Max?
    B. Transfer in one: Richa or Son?

  18. Freshy
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    This Foden Fella

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

    Basically bottomed, hows this WC team looking?

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

    subs: Lascelles, Connolly, Ngakia

    Many thanks

    1. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Good to go

  20. tp1122
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Nyland or Martinez?

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      M

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

      I’d go for Martínez as he’s a dead cert now. Nyland could lose his place at any point

  21. ooooo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Son worth the extra money over Bergwijn?

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think so.

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

      Depends where the saved money is going

  22. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is going without Salah and Mane a good move in your opinion?

    1. Collie01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It's risky, but could work. Hard to tell how Liverpool will perform for these games and it obviously frees up huge budget.

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      For me, no

      One match shouldn't blind the reality

  23. endy919
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Captain:
    A.Son
    B.KdB
    C.Bruno
    D.Salah
    E.Rashford
    F.Jimenez

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Roll a dice

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

        Good idea, 6 sides and all.

    2. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Richarlison

  24. Ayew injured
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Please let me know how you feel about this wildcard and if you have any corrections.

    Foster. 3.9. Or Martinez?
    TAA Holgate Lacelles, Saiss, Aurier
    DeBrunye Mane, Fernamdez Son Martial or who?

    Jiminez and DCL bor Ings or who?

    Appriciated,
    Many thanks for advice

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

      Solid imo

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

    Which one to pick... Cantwell or Jorginho or another below £5m

    1. panda07
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Saka?

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

      Guendouzi if its absolute fodder. Hayden if you don't feel that secure with Guen. Saka if he'll play a bit.

      Norwich are done, Cantwell was always hooked with 3 subs, even worse now.

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

        Nah i'm also going with Foden expecting him to play every other game so I don't want total fodder. Would prefer someone more nailed than Saka

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

      Cantboy

  26. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who'd you have for THIS GW31+ only?

    A. Son (whu)
    Or
    B. Salah (CRY)

    1. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Have both at the min but might ditch Son to afford Vardy up too with Jiminez and Rashford

    2. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  27. panda07
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Any opinions on this wildcard draft?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Ritchie
    Mane(c) Bruno Alli Barnes
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez

    Button Holgate Ward Guendouzi

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

      i have very similar lined up. Not sure about Pope though

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

      Surely worth picking up Martinez as back up gk ?

  28. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    The luckiest jammiest ML leader is 20points ahead of me SURELY he has to take a hit this week and can't fluke points with this team
    (same players in brackets)
    Henderson
    TAA (Saiss) Baldock
    (Salah KDB Bruno) Grealish
    Aguero (Rashford) Samatta

    Button Lundstarm Cantwell Kelly

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

    A) DDG, Justin, Cantwell, Richarlison, Vardy
    B) Foster, Diop, Guendouzi, Mané, DCL

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

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

      A every position is better bar mane

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

      B