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

    Well, after a blistering start, stumbled over the line there. Can't complain about 121 points though, but now have to take 8-point hit.
    So, City. Without Aguero does that mean Jesus nailed, or will Pep resort to the old Sterling up top trick again?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He mentioned in pre-match that Jesus can also play on the left, so maybe there's plenty of minutes in store for him...

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

        Raz and Jesus to rotate, or both start and switch positions?

      2. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Surely he won't play on the left if he's the only fit striker? It'll either be Jesus or Sterling up top. Not sure I'd call him properly nailed, but Jesus should get a lot more minutes until the end of the season, including a few 90s - very interested in getting him after the Liverpool game

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

          Probably a good pick now, decent price. I've got Raz, hoping he gets 90 on Thursday.

  2. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Last decision - who scores more this week?

    A. Bergwijn (WHU) and DCL (Nor)
    B. Charlie Taylor (WAT) and Son (WHU)?

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

      A

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    3. Pooodle
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

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

    Pope
    Doherty vvd aurier chilwell
    Bruno mane kdb
    Rash jimmy ings
    Subs: button holgate mount saka

    Gtg?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes it is.

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gtg. Maybe VVD to TAA? Downgrade aurier maybe?

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

        Nope, will stick to aurier and also stil prefer vvd over taa

  4. Sloane426
    1 month, 12 days ago

    (A) De Bruyne + Sarr
    (B) Richarlison + Martial

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Long term, A.
      Short term, B.

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

      B

    3. Pooodle
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A by quite a long way if B means you don’t have KDB

  5. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What do we think is the best opportunity for Triple Captain left?

    a) Bruno GW31 v Sheffield
    b) Mane GW33 v Villa
    c) [City] GW38 v Norwich
    d) other

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

      a) I'm putting the armband on Fernandes this GW but I'm concerned he won't get 90 mins.
      b) Liverpool will have the title sewn up and Mane might get rested.
      c) A team on the beach - who knows who'll start.

      Any other options?

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I think Jesus will be nailed and looking to impress if Aguero is out for the season.

      2. I Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        City won't be on the beach. They'll be gearing up for the Champions League.

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

          He's looking at GW38+. CL players will be rested.

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tough to call seeing as the season's almost over.
      Out of the three, it'd probably be Mane v Villa (if he plays).

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        There's the key: "if he plays". That's the case for most of them from here on in.

  6. JabariParkersEyelid
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dubravka 3.9
    Trent Doherty Maguire (Taylor Kiko)
    Richarlison KDB Mane Son Fernandes
    DCL Jimenez (Nketiah)

    Should walk away from the keyboard now I think that's it. Richarlison out in 32, but armband this week.

    1. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Richarlison good shout , I was between him and Alli for my 3-5-2 but ultimately will go Dele as differential

  7. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Play who?

    a. Grealish vs NEW

    b. Cantwell vs EVE

    Cheers

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      a. the little terrier

    2. PastaFasul
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It maybe pointless but Cantwell did score and get 10 pts against Everton in the reverse fixture.

    3. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Strong A

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Im on A at the moment.

      Thanks for the replies.

  8. Silencetheweak
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Need help on my WC (Chasing):

    Pope (Martin)

    Vandijk, Aurier, Saiss (Lascelles, Stephen)

    Mane, Fernandes (C), kdb, son, Martial

    Jota, DCL (Joelinton)

    0.3 itb

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You don't need Joe on the bench. So downgrade there.

      Great midfield.

      Pope to Patricio.

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

        Jimmy better than jota?

    2. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      martial pick and utd double could pay off big

      would upgrade Pope to Patricio , Burnley look as if they never left the lockdown

    3. BDA Shadow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't go anywhere near Joelinton.

  9. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ings or dcl?

    1. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dcl

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

      Big price difference. Short term (next 2) - Ings. Season-keeper - DCL.

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      DCL

  10. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    After much deliberation here’s my final WC squad. Just outside the top 10k - now we push on to try and get my 8th top 5k finish in 12 seasons (including 3 inside the top 1k).

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles
    Salah(vc), KDB, Fernandes(c), Bergwijn
    Rashford, Jimenez, DCL

    Subs: Martinez, Taylor, Holgate, Guendouzi

    Thanks for all the help tonight folks as I tinkered - much appreciated.

    1. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks good - maybe would suggest Pope> foster, Dubravka, Patricio, Burnley looked very unprepared today

  11. joshFPL
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Can't overlook Foden at 5.1 now personally.

    WC team:

    Pope - Stekelenburg
    VVD, TAA, Doherty, Lundstram, J. Robinson
    KdB, Foden, Son, Fernandes, Saka
    Jesus, Rashford, Jiminez

    Any suggestions for changes?

    1. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pope > Foster or Patricio if affordable

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

    Captain this week is such a tough choice

    1. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bruno looks a good shout

      Jimenez or west ham assets as a differential

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

      Just put it on one of the below and you'll be fine

      Son(WHU)
      Bruno(SHU)
      Jimenez (BOU)
      DCL(NOR)

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

        hmmmm maybe Bruno

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Will he be benched though?

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

            It’s a head blag

            Who are you on?

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Rashford, I read he and fernandes will rotate penalties, so I’m kinda counting on 2 things: 1. hoping the next pk goes to Rashford 2. OGS picks ighalo for the fa cup game and plus Rashford this gw

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

                well when united had the late pen shout on the weekend Rashy was going to take it... i dont know whether thats because Bruno didnt feel confident taking another, or they are rotating...

                if its the latter it puts me off Bruno a little

  13. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    on WC
    a-Saiss , Martial
    b-Doherty , Sarr

    1. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

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

      B

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  14. ZTF
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Any chance DDG gets dropped for Romero?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Unlikely. Romero should start fa cup games

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 12 days ago

      About as close to 0% as you can get.

  15. Rasialdo10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Foster
    Doherty TAA Lascelles
    Mane KDB Sarr Alli Bruno
    DCL Jimenez

    Martin, Kiko, Robinson, Nketia

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks good

    2. barcaa7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Alli to son if u can afford it

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Alli to Richarlison

      1. Rasialdo10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Was considering it, Have DCL though and am keen on Spurs asset against WH

        Wonder if Moyes will park the bus or go for it against them ..

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          In the reverse game it was 2-3, spurs win..if that indicates anything.

  16. MillsAU
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA Doherty Boly (Lascelles) (Kiko)
    Salah KDB Son Fernandes (Hayden)
    Rashford Jimenez Ings

    Dilemmas include...

    Pope vs Foster. Is Burnley on the beach?

    Is Salah out of form or injured, or do I keep for two weeks and see?

    Had Mahrez and sold him. Not many teams with him. I still think he's got amazing points in him if he gets minutes. Is he being overlooked?

    No Everton but Ings could go to DCL in a couple of weeks (after Arsenal and Watford).

    Any thoughts would be most welcome if someone wants to take the time to stop and chat. 🙂

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would include either Richie or DCL for Norwich

    2. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Burnley on the beach and also having trouble fielding starting 11 , would move Pope to foster/Patricio is able to afford

      Salah most likely still gaining fitness, will probably start against palace

      Pep is Pep, he will hit the rotation roulette as usual

      I would still go DCL over Ings this week, Arsenal desperate for a win , on the other hand norwich looks down and out and cant defend

      Team looks pretty decent other otherwise

    3. MillsAU
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thank you both.

  17. Aenima FC
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A. Son, Saiss
    B. DCL, Rich(or Bergwijn now or after Norwich)

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    2. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  18. Garth Marenghi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who plays the most minutes this upcoming gw? All played about 90 minutes in their last game..

    A) Rashford
    B) Son
    C) Bruno
    D) Jimenez
    E) Richarlison
    F) DCL

    1. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      E

  19. john25
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hey guys, who do you think is the better pick between Rashford or Martial? Price difference doesn’t matter.

    Cheers

    1. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Definitely Rashford imo

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

      Rashford

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Marcus

    4. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rashford

  20. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone doubling manutd, rash and bruno?

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

      Tripling, with Maggers. Game will be a duck shoot.

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

        What for magger? They surely gonna concede

    2. yer old da
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Almost everyone

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

        Really? There are too many choices, vardy ings dcl jimenez rash. Definitely alot not going rash still

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tripled with ddg

    4. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yep

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

    Thoughts on this WC draft?

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    KDB Mane Son Fernandes Martial
    Jimenez DCL

    Martin Lascelles Nketiah Robinson
    0.2 ITB

    1. Pooodle
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It’s good. Not sure on Martinez though and I prefer Rashford to Martial as 2nd United attacker.

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

        Martinez purely for price. Pretty much a whole 1.0mil cheaper than the options most have.
        Any reason why you prefer Rashford to martial now he's off pens?

        1. Pooodle
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Martial is more injury prone and frustrating to watch as he drifts in and out of games. Rashford may have some free kicks too.

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

            Maybe. Costs 0.9 more though, to get 1 less point per goal and no CS points.

  22. PM
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    1. Aubameyang, Richarlison

    -or-

    2. Rashford, De Bruyne

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

      Fk auba

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Free kick Auba?

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If this week only, #1

    3. Pooodle
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      2 by absolutely miles.

  23. Pooodle
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Fellow Mahrez owners on wildcard, after his scintillating performance today and early sub, do we:

    - keep him and hope he starts against Chelsea and continues his good form (playing against Alonso who can’t defend) or

    - take the points from this week and move him on (maybe for Alli?)

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

      I'd keep, he's in form and can score from the bench too I'd keep

      1. Pooodle
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It is amazing that he’s 4th highest scoring mid and only on page 3 of minutes played.

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I've taken the points and moved him on.

    3. Rasialdo10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I asked myself the same question, ultimately its playing a game against pep and his rotation which proves to be too risky for my taste

      1. Pooodle
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sane moving on and Sterling maybe occasionally filling in for Aguero up front might help?

  24. bigbudgie
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) gomez sterling ings
    B) taa martial rashford
    Have KDB, Bruno
    No Liverpool mids

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

      B

  25. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Finally set on this team, template but I think it has potential to do well. Thoughts?

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Fernandez
    KDB Son Bruno Salah (C)
    DCL Jimenez Rashford

    Button Hayden Kiko 3.9

    1. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      First 11 is squeezing TV out of the rest of your squd

      1. Pooodle
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Changing Fernandez to Lascalles will improve a bench spot

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

          Isn't Fernandez a better option than lascelles. I want the best 11 possible

          1. Pooodle
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I don’t think so to justify the price difference.

    2. yer old da
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very jealous you can afford this.

  26. FPL ElasticO
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Worth doing these transfers for -4??

    Robbo & Grealish >>> AWB & Martial
    Or
    Robbo & Grealish >>> Ritchie & Martial
    Or
    Hendo & Grealish >>> 3.9 & Martial

    1. Pooodle
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If Robbo is confirmed out then yes, I’d do the 2nd one. Otherwise do something like Grealish to Sarr for free.

      1. FPL ElasticO
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks,
        I'm looking to double up or even triple up on Man U for their upcoming fixtures.... I already got TAA & Salah....

  27. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best captain option?
    A) Fernandes
    B) Salah
    C) Mane
    D) Jimi
    E) Vardy

    1. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      D

    2. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jimenez doesn't really scream captain option - he very rarely gets more than 1 return in a game. Of those I'd probably go for Fernandes or Mane.

  28. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sarr + bencher
    or
    Ings + bencher

    1. Pooodle
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ings

  29. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope (Martinez)
    TAA, Maguire, Saiss (Lascelles, Holgate)
    XXX, KDB, Fernandes, Son (Dendoncker)
    Jimenez, Rashford, XXX

    A) Mane + Ings
    B) Salah + DCL
    C) Other ideas

    1. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably B
      I have Mane and DCL but might have gone Salah if I could afford it but maxed out on a very similar team

  30. Albrightondknight
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I really don’t know what I was think playing FH rather than WC for 31 My thinking was I didn’t want too many city and pool players til after they played each other but pool probably on the beach by then anyway. Just a pity I can’t turn by FH into a WC as they are basically the same team- bad snap decision even when I was advised on here to just take loads of hits and decide which chip to play later but that as we know comes with its own risks.

    1. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Anyway I should stop moaning cause this week worked out pretty good.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Only thing worse than that is being the one who advised you that and also hitting free hit early. Haha. I'm starting to feel the same, my FH team is not that different to most wild cards on here, but then again the template might be much different in 2 weeks time and I have a decent enough team for next week