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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. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Our main man, Magnus Carlsen sitting 4 in the world, eleven points off first

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      He's not our main man ...
      Lateriser/Queens of rangers who are active members of community are !! 😀

      1. olidooley
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Well yes....but Magnus too. A win for him would put fpl top of the mainstream news

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I hope he doesn't & current#1 wins it !
          😀
          But i get what are you talking about. Fair enough

      2. SweepaKeepa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Woy_is_back at #6 too.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yeah
          Forgot about him

  2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    No good captain options after going all out on my bench boost. Who would you pick?

    A) KDB (CHE a)
    B) Fernandez (SHU h)
    C) Rashford (SHU h)
    D) TAA (CRY h)
    E) Doh (BOU h)

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’m thinking B

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        yeah tempting, thanks

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      F - do you own Jimenez?

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Jime eh? Yeah I have him 🙂

  3. Kushal
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    How’s this WC team?

    Allison
    TAA Awb Doherty
    Kdb Bruno Richarlison Son
    Rashford Jiminez Dcl

    Button-Aurier-ASM-Ward

  4. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    captain for this GW--Son, Bruno, or Auba?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Sonny boy

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He always gets sent off when I captain him so be careful 😉

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          He's perfect example of Baby-face Assassin 😀

  5. niaz1982
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    One more spot to fill - Martial or Dele Alli

    1. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Martial

      1. niaz1982
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks

    2. niaz1982
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thinking Dele at home but not had run out yet so Martial the better option?

    3. niaz1982
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      To mix it up Richardson is an option over martial?

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Martial

  6. FPL ElasticO
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which transfers worth doing for -4??

    A. Robbo & Grealish >> Ritchie & Martial
    B. Robbo & Grealish >> Maguire & Martial

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Neither. Just hold another week

  7. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    WC gtg?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Lascelles
    Salah(c) KDB Son Bruno Sarr
    Rashford Jiménez

    Button Kiko Connolly Ngakia

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'd like to upgrade some of the bench players tbh

      1. olidooley
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Could stick Martinez in goal and have 0.7 to upgrade bench. Is Pope really worth the extra outlay?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I'm not sure about any of Burnley assets now.
          They are left to 14 players right now. It'll be difficult to manage whole season for manager. Especially with Safety assured they can start not giving any ....

          But yes, I'd not get arsenal GK at all

          Maybe Ryan Button combo ? In that way you can have a backup too

          1. olidooley
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Brighton have some terrible fixtures coming up

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              That is true ...
              Hmm
              Difficult choice

        2. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Could do rashford and sarr to DCL and martial

          1. olidooley
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Good idea. My gut says Sarr tho...If I take him out now, I’ll never forgive myself

  8. tc93
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Start Mount or Cantwell?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mount

  9. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Salah or Mane?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Salah

    2. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lack of info is not helping this call I was Mane all along on FH but have gone Salah last minute. I wish I could be 100% Salah starts but just going to risk it and hope for the best.

    3. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Salah

  10. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    FH team GTG?

    Alisson,
    TAA, VVD, Doherty,
    KDB, Martial, Bruno, Son(c), Rich
    Ings, Jimmy

    Martin, Connolly, Schelotto, Jack Robinson

    0.0 ITB

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Rather have 1 Liverpool midfielder than triple defence personally but it's decent nonetheless.

  11. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    % chance Mo Salah starts v Crystal Palace?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      95%

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks, Liverpool fan ?

  12. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Current WC team:

    Pope
    Maguire TAA Doherty
    Salah KDB Bruno Bergwijn Sarr
    DCL Jiminez

    Button Lascelles Ayew Kabasele

    Thoughts? 0.6 ITB

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks good

      1. gellinmagellan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. gellinmagellan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      #2

      Pope
      Maguire TAA Doherty
      Salah KDB Bruno Son Hayden
      DCL Jiminez

      Button Lascelles Ayew Kabasele

      0.3 ITB

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Solid.

    4. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Sarr and Berg gives more Balance but Son could our score both of them on his own

    5. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Very strong. Always an option to go Ayew down to Nketiah/Greenwood and get Son for Bergwijn should you want him.

    6. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Don't like the Pope pick now. Generally good though!

  13. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Morning DZ, Have exact money for this, thoughts?

    Martinez (3.9)
    Taa, maguire, boly (lascelles, holgate)
    Salah, son, bruno, sarr (saka)
    Jesus, rashford, jiminez

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Very nice

    2. gellinmagellan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Solid overall, I'm just never sure of Jesus myself

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Just think he's worth a punt with Aguero out rather than KDB

  14. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Pope
    Taa,Saiss,Robbo
    Mane,Kdb,Son,Bruno
    Ings,Jota,Dcl

    Mc Carthy Soy,Fleck,Egan

    Good to go for gw 31+ guys? Have done auba to ings.

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Don't like the robbo pick, would downgrade and bump jota to jiminez

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        robbo change to soy?

    2. gellinmagellan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Except for Robbo, looks great

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        robbo change to soy?

  15. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Hpw do i look
    ??? This is wc team..

    De gea
    TAA-Doherty-Saiss-Lascelles
    Salah-Bruyne-Son-Bruno
    Jimenez-DCL

    Button, Taylor, Ayew, Guendouzi

    0,3 itb

    1. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I would rather Holgate to Taylor but a minor point looks good and I like the Ayew pick don’t see him in many teams.

      1. Legohair
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thank you

  16. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Don't like the robbo pick, would downgrade and bump jota to jiminez

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Reply fail

  17. Origi-nal
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anything glaringly wrong with this WC team?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Saiss Lascelles
    KDB Bruno Son Salah
    Jota Rashford

    Martinez Cantwell Ayew Robinson

  18. Disturbed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    This WC team g2g folks? Cap Mane?

    Ddg Martin
    Taa Doherty aurier Taylor
    Mane kdb Bruno son
    Rashford Jimmy

    Martin Holgate saka nketiah

  19. Bad Kompany
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Has there been any update on the kun injury?

    Gabriel Jesus could be worth a punt if he’s out for a while

  20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    @TM - in the members area comparison is it possible to filter for a sample of non-sequential gameweeks?

    I can’t figure out how to do it

    For example if I wanted to see Salah’s underlying stats for GW’s 1, 16, 24a, 24b, 25 together?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Add 3 tabs, 1, 16, 24-25
      Don't think you can otherwise.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah i didn’t want to go down the path of manually doing it - presume that’s not something that could be put on a features request list or anything?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Passed it onto Mat. It's a bit complicated in my head but he may have a way to joined them easier.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Super thanks

            Ask them to add FPL points into one of the comparison boxes too if you wouldn’t mind... I think the data is there as you can select it in custom tables - it just never shows in the comparison tool

            A simple thing that would be massively beneficial

            I’ll pay extra membership if you can get these done - no problem 🙂

  21. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A. Pope + Hayden (Bench)
    B. Patricio + Guendouzi (Bench)

    Got Doherty in defence aswell.

    Any opinions?

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B

      1. pjanns
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks! Anyone else?

    2. Crashjct
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  22. FAR EAST
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Need few opinions to settle my wildcard

    a) KdB + Richarlison + Saka
    b) Mane + Sarr + Guendouzi

    Playing 3-4-3 formation and BB was already used. So, that makes Saka/Guendouzi will be my fodder (along with Kilman and Lacelles/Saiss).

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B if I had to pick. A is great if you're chasing

    2. Crashjct
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  23. InvertedWinger
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Wildcard team:
    DDG 3.9
    TAA Doherty Justin Masina Lascelles
    Salah KDB Son Bruno Sarr
    Jimenez DCL Nketiah
    0.2itb

    No Rashford/Martial an issue? Liverpool players worth the outlay?

    1. gellinmagellan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Love this team!

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Not a fanof being that light up top, or DDG, but other than that it’s ok

      1. InvertedWinger
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        There's an argument that Salah, Son and Sarr are furthest forward players for their teams. I could go Rashford up top if I sacrifice one of the 4 premium mids but not too soon

  24. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    For 3-5-2
    Son + Saka or Bergjwin + Sarr
    or
    play 4-4-2 with Lascelles, and Son in mf
    (sorry for potentially confusing phrasing)

    1. Crashjct
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Son & Saka

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like Berg and Sarr

  25. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Who to choose? I'm on a wc 🙂

    A. Son + DCL

    B. Jesus + Richarlison

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    2. Crashjct
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  26. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Hmmm....

    A)
    Pope (Button)
    Maguire Saïss (TAA Lascelles Kiko)

    B)
    Lloris (Button)
    Doherty Ngakia (TAA Lascelles Kiko)

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      This is wrong!

      A)
      Pope (Button)
      Doherty Ngakia (TAA Lascelles Kiko)

      B)
      Lloris (Button)
      Maguire Saïss (TAA Lascelles Kiko)

      1. Crashjct
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

  27. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which GK option for GW (31, 32) seems better??

    A) *Pope (WAT, cry)*
    I'll have to play Lascelles (AVL) in 31 against Grealish (new) & Lascelles (bou) again in 32.

    B) *Dubravka (AVL, bou)*
    I'll have to play Taylor (WAT) in 31, along with Grealish (new) & double up with Lascelles (bou) in 32.

    1. Crashjct
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B

  28. Crashjct
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I currently have Henderson and Leno and I need to replace one for GW 31+. I have 2.3 Mil itb. Should I:

    A. Replace one with any GK.
    B. Henderson + Grealish > Martinez + Son for -4, with an eye on replacing Leno with a 5.0 GK or less in GW 32+.

    1. DD
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Replacing Leno is the priority. I would do that this GW as you may need the FT for a different issue or a player you really want next week. Henderson will be back in lineup after the United game after all.

      1. Crashjct
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        It all seems so simple. I don’t know why I need to complicate things. Things never seem to go as planned whenever I try to add Son. Thank you.

  29. Albrightondknight
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    One of the biggest blunders I made in 12 years playing was using FH instead of WC for GW 31.
    Just confirming this definitely cannot be undone or changed?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The teams would essentially be the same so therefore it just looks like a wasted FH I could have used in 38 or some other week. Plus players that I want will have increased in value so WC probably won’t be as good as it should have been.

      1. Najoman86
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        That's a tough one. I don't believe a FH can be undone.
        Having said that, I've also played my FH. 2nd guessing my decision but will go with my gut and load up on favourable fixtures (losing KDB for the GW).
        If nothing else, it affords you another GW to assess selections before using that WC

    2. Pompel
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Certainly no blunder. Quite a fee will play it this GW. Allows loading up on Liverpool, ManU , Leicester etc

    3. Albrightondknight
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cheers guys it may work out who knows.

  30. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    This bench worth BenchBoost?

    McCarthy (ARS)
    Mount (MCI)
    Taylor (WAT)
    Holgate (nor)

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks!