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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. Pies Have Come
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Need help with my WC:

    DDG, (Martin)
    VvD, Doherty, Fernandez, (Taylor, Holgate)
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Bergwijn (Traore)
    Rahford, Jiminez, Ings

    0.1 ITB

    I'm thinking of ditching Traore but need to free up some cash?

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think if you play 3-4-3 it's hard to resist Saka at 4.7.

    2. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I would rather downgrade Traore If youre playing with 4 mid. Then use the cash to get a extra Wolves def

    3. Pies Have Come
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah, thanks. I think I'll downgrade Traore to Saka.

  2. Geezer
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I got low TV. How about this WC?

    Pope (Martin)
    TAA Boly Saiss Lascelles (Holgate)
    Salah KDB Bruno Son (Guendouzi)
    Rash Jim (Nkhetiah)

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Your TV isn’t THAT low. Looks good to me.

    2. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sorry.. Those arsenal subs are horrendous 🙂 saka if any.

      1. yer old da
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I agree. That’s the team I had last night but now decided the Son downgrade to Bergwijn and the Nketiah upgrade to DCL in a 3-4-3 has a much better balance.

  3. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who do you prefer more for captiency ?

    A) Son (WHU)

    B) Bruno (SHU)

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      b

    2. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    4. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    5. PM
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    6. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Hmm. Tough one. Shown by 50-50 split so far

    7. Aenima FC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  4. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    a) Pope + Maguire
    b) DDG + Aurier

    1. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

  5. PM
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Quick Poll

    1. Maguire, Pope
    -or-
    2. Aurier, de Gea

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No way mate lmao

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Im thinking 2 though.

        1. PM
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Thanks

      2. PM
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Wow, pure coincidence. Sorry

    2. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lol. 1

  6. sfsfsfe
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Preliminary WC

    Patricio (button)
    Taa, Doherty, AWB, Holgate (Lascelles)
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Richarlison (Douglas Luiz)
    Rashford, Jimi (Connolly)

    Thoughts?

  7. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    On FH

    A) pogba
    B) martial
    C) Rich

    Have DCL & Bruno

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    2. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Me

  8. AF90
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    FH team....

    Pope
    VVD, Saiss, Justin
    Salah, Bruno, Martial, Son, Richarlison
    Vardy, Jimenez.

    Any changes...bit light in defence?

    1. yer old da
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      There’s a KDB-sized hole in there. Not for me but each to their own.

    2. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not sure Salah is worth it at this point. For the upgrades you could make in defence.

  9. BNMC
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I had an idea yesterday but willing to discuss it a bit more. What are your thoughts of going big at the back with attacking defenders on a FH this GW? With only ~103m team value, those players are much more accessible to me. They also have plenty of routes to points compared to 6m-ish midfielders - CS likely if a good fixture, possible attacking returns, bonus point potential too. For example I'd rather have Chilwell over Barnes.

      1. Firminoooo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Maybe Doherty, Ritchie, TAA, Aurier, AWB? Think you could build a good team with this base.

        1. BNMC
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Maybe not 5 at the back but definitely 4.

      2. bigbudgie
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Current wc fwiw. Tempted to get Kane though and captain. No Liverpool mids. Low TV.

        Pope Martinez
        TAA Doherty Boly lacelles simpson
        Son KDB martial bruno saka
        Rashford dcl jiminez

      3. yer old da
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        So originally I wasn’t convinced Bergwijn was an able replacement for Son (so I could afford the Nketiah to DCL upgrade) but he’s now played 6 games for Spurs and amassed 33 points. A decent sample of games and very reasonable return. Plus at that price point he can easily become Pulisic/Sarr or someone else if he falls flat. Thoughts?

        1. BNMC
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yeah, he gives Spurs another edge going forward, but I have my doubts over whether he will start every game. Definitely worth it at his price though.

          • bigbudgie
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            For the upgrade its probably a yes

          • Hul
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Spurs fan here. Bergwijn is a gun and he looks great every time he plays. Only issue is Lucas is back this week and the worry is that they share minutes. But Bergwijn is in much better form and a much better player atm so would be silly to bench him. Just be wary though

            1. yer old da
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Cheers boys - really helpful

          • sfsfsfe
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I would consider It if the following is true:
            DLC or Nketiah is supposed to be a starter in your team, not on your bench.
            There is no other route into getting Son.

            I think Bergwijn could be a good shout but I have very hard imagening him outscoring Son. Could be a great compromise and a good differential for you if you can pull it of, but Son might punish you for it

        2. kumadinya welah
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A) Martinez, Salah, DCL
          B) Ederson, Grealish, Auba

          What do you think?

          1. bigbudgie
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Easy A

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              This.

          2. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

          3. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

        3. Hul
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A - DCL and Ings
          B - Rashford and ATT less than 6.0 (Ayew, Maupay, Rodriguez etc.

          Cheers lads, much appreciated

          1. GreennRed
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A.

          2. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

          3. bigbudgie
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Better off posting your whole team

        4. I Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Fill in the blanks:

          ---, 3.9
          TAA, ---, ---, Lascelles, 3.9

          A) Pope/Foster, Maguire, Saiss
          B) Martinez, Doherty, Kiko Femenia

          1. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            B

          2. GreennRed
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Pope, Souyuncu, Saiss.

        5. chaser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Is it worth making a downgrade in order to improve my squad?

          Pope (Martin)
          TAA Doherty Saiss Lascelles (Kiko)
          Mane KDB Son Fernandes (Hayden)
          Jiménez Rashford (Nketiah)

          1. yer old da
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            The obvious downgrade would be Son, so you can afford the Nketiah to DCL upgrade. It’s the one I’m pondering and think I’ll be going with Bergwijn and DCL.

            1. chaser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeh that’s true. Or the Doherty downgrade.

              I’m just not sure if I can get a better combined score than Son + Lascelles/Kiko/Nketiah depending on fixture!?

          2. Aftermath
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Those are fairly reliable starters I'd stick

        6. yer old da
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Got exactly 0.4m left - De Gea or Pope? Risk that Burnley’s season peters out while United have it all to play for (and favourable fixtures).

          1. GreennRed
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Pope.

          2. Aftermath
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Patricio if you can

        7. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Well looks like this is where I'm at. Did Leno+Aguero->Foster+Rashford for a -4. Thoughts?

          Foster
          TAA Doherty(c) Justin
          Salah Fernandes Mahrez Sarr Foden
          Rashford Jota

          Henderson Alonso Egan Nketiah

          Dont think any further transfers this GW are necessary, and captaincy may shift to, say, a United player. Good luck everyone.

          1. Aftermath
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Those are good moves but why foster over someone like pope? Doh cap is brave. Good luck!

        8. Balos boys
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hello!
          Which one you prefer?

          A) Rashford&Richy
          B) Ings&Son

          1. Aftermath
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

        9. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Would you do any of these transfers?.

          Leno TO Pope.
          Kun and Martial TO Rash and Son.
          Kun and Martial TO Salah and DCL.
          Kun and Grealish/ Douglas Luiz TO DCL and Son.

          1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I’d do any/all of them because Leno and Kun are out. To further that:

            1) unless you have a backup keeper, you must do the first one.\
            2) of the three Kun moves, I like the first one the best. If you don’t have Bruno, I’d get him instead of Martial.

            1. Tony Martial
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I have McCarthy

              I also have Bruno and already own Martial?

              Thank you for the feedback the first one is probably best

        10. nerd_is_the_werd
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Best captain option this week?

            1. BNMC
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Really tough to call.

              • GreennRed
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Good question. Going Jimenez. Vardy vc.

              • Aftermath
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I'm going with Salah. I have a feeling he's gonna go big

            2. fcsaltyballs
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Pope
              TAA AWB Saiss
              Salah (c) KDB Fernandes (vc) Sarr
              Vardy Jimenez DCL

              Henderson Lascelles Cantwell Lundstram

              1FT, 0.8itb

              Any changes needed??

              Thanks

              1. HurriKane
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Why captain Salah who is not up to match fitness yet against palace who has 4 cs in last 4 gws?

                1. Aftermath
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I think Salah is going to start and will be rating to get that golden boot again. Not a bad option as there's no standout choice this week

                2. fcsaltyballs
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Sorry didn’t realise it was a such a poor decision, maybe it’s a fluke his has the second most FPL points this season

            3. MosF94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Current WC draft:

              Martinez (Martin)
              TAA, Doherty, Maguire (Aurier, Lascelles)
              KDB, Son, Alli, Fernandes (Guendouzi)
              Vardy, Rashford, Jimenez

              Too risky going without Liverpool attack? Alternatives I've considered include KDB > Salah with Alli > Doucoure or Vardy > DCL

              1. Aftermath
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Alli is a gamble, can you upgrade him to a pool attacker?

            4. jdp219
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yea or nay this WC? Have 1.1itb for updates, if needed.

              Foster
              TAA, Doherty, Saiss, Lascelles
              Bruno, Salah(c), Son(v), KDB
              DCL, Jimenez
              (Martin; Saka, Holgate, Nketiah)

              1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Fairly template to be fair, so good. To be honest, I don’t love DCL beyond this week, but hey, that what free transfers are for.

                1. jdp219
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yeah. Never really wild about going template--especially this template--but I just got a lead in my ML so template may not be so bad. I was aiming for Rash or Tammy, but the funds were dictating. May do DCL > Tammy next week.

                  1. jdp219
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Could do Son, Nketiah > Mount, Rashford to supplement the fwds.

                    But that doesn't exactly excite me. Rash's price rise took me out of him and Sarr. Oh, well.

              2. JabariParkersEyelid
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yeah it's good.

                  Only thing I'd look at is Patricio as a keeper and then Kabasele as bench instead of holgate.

                  1. JabariParkersEyelid
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      4 wolves then just ignore me. It's good.

                • Aenima FC
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  A or B? 442 v 343. Have Doherty... debating between pool mid or not.

                  A. Salah, Saiss, Aurier, Martinez
                  B. Rich, AWB, DCL, Pope

                  1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Personally, I like A much better.

                  2. Aftermath
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    A

                • Tony Martial
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Jimenez Captain?

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Plenty of good options and he's certainly one of them.

                • amirulez
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Need help with my WC

                  Patricio (Martinez)
                  AWB-Doherty-TAA (Justin-Lascelles)
                  ASM-Bruno-Son-Salah (Keinan Davis)
                  Jimenez-Rashford (C)-DCL

                  0.6 ITB

                  Player i consider but don't know how to fit it.
                  -Ritchie
                  -2nd spurs fwd (kane/moura/alli/bergwijn)
                  -richarlison

                  Thanks

                  1. nerd_is_the_werd
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      I wouldn't captain Rashford, don't even think he's on penalties anymore either.
                      To fit either of the listed players, would look to cut out Salah/Rashford imo.

                    • Aftermath
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      I'd try to downgrade AWB and maybe Justin to a 4.5 and 3.9 and get bergjwin if you're keen on a second spurs attacker

                  2. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Needing to squeeze a bit more cash on a WC, any 4.1 defenders active or just stick a 3.9 non player down at third bench spot?

                    1. JabariParkersEyelid
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Probably just put a 3.9 there. Kiko at 4.2 looks okay.

                        1. waldo666
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Got Kiko there already!

                    2. Fantasy 11
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Would you have ?
                      1) DCL and Martial
                      2) Rashford Traore

                      Martinez
                      TAA Doc Aurier
                      Salah Bruno Son KDB
                      Jiminez

                      Tq

                    3. Greek Freak
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      So who else is going triple Arsenal on their wildcard? 😀

                      1. Aftermath
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Not me, i got rid of 3 of mine on WC this week XD. They look so shaky and incohesive as a unit

                    4. marzo
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      If you could choose any keeper for just this GW (for BB) with cost not an issue- who would you go with?

                      Alisson maybe?
                      Anybody else under consideration? Pope is my other keeper.

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Patricio and De Gea - both opponents look done in and incapable of scoring.

                        1. Aftermath
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          This

                        2. marzo
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Thank you. I already have 3 Wolves unfortunately though.

                          De Gea v Allison then I think. Interesting.