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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. FPL_DON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    WC G2G? 0.2 ITB - thoughts appreciated, not sure on De Gea (could be Patricio) but I want united cover.

    De Gea (fodder)
    TAA Doherty Aurier (Lascelles Holgate)
    Son KDB Fernandes Mane (Guendozi)
    Jiminez DCL Rashford

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

      Do that and remove Aurier

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

        Sadly can't afford that unless I change GK to Pope/Foster, not sure on either

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

          Ah right...I’d leave that team then, looks good. All bases covered

          Maybe KdB out with a plan on getting back value depending

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

            Have contemplated that, but can already see a mini haul against Chelsea who look poor defensively haha. Thanks bud!

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

      We have the same team.

      Went AWB over Aurier.

      And did Patricio over DDG.
      Rest is completely the same.

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

        Your additional 0.1m team value breaks my heart, haha! Annoyingly lost a lot of value on a not great BB this GW.

    3. uhahpaulmcgrath
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      whats your team value ?

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

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Soy
    Salah Mane KdB Bruno
    Jiménez Ings DCL

    Button Taylor Rico Hayden. .7itb

    A save FT
    B Salah/Mane to Son
    C Salah/Mane to Martial
    D KdB to Son or Martial..

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

      Wouldn't do any of those really but perhaps one of your pool hitters out for Son

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

        Thanks

    2. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B...keep mane

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

        this

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

        Thanks both

  3. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    which option looks better

    A) Patricio , Aurier, Pulisic ,Martial
    B) Pope , Kiko , Guendouzi ,Mane

    rest of team
    martin ,_____
    TAA,Doherty , Lascelles ,Ngakia,_____
    KDB ,Son ,Bruno ,____,____
    Rash ,Jimenez ,DCL

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

      A

    2. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tough one, I'd really want to keep Mane so probably A as you have Rash and Bruno

  4. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Salah or Bruno (c)?

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

      bruno

  5. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Captain pic is difficult this week

    Salah - didn’t play, no idea how fit he’ll be!

    Son - didn’t shine against Utd

    Jimenez - hasn’t got a high ceiling

    Rash - off pens,

    Bruno - pens, but ceiling isn’t great

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

      Seriously man no one is even close to clear cut captain choice

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Enlighten me

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

          I meant no standout captain this week. Personally I may go with Bruno or Son

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I am going with one of rashford or son

    3. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any Everton assets?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nope

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

          I would go Bruno

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

    First to 3 votes and I'll make the transfer.

    A) Salah + Pope
    B) Mane + Dubravka

    Just for the next 2 fixtures??

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

      B

    2. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

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

      B

    4. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      b

    5. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks, getting in Mane then.

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

    Do you carry the FT when you Free hit?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No.

  8. simong1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which team do you prefer on a WC?

    A)

    Martinez*
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss
    Salah - KDB - Son - Fernandes
    Rashford* - Jimenez - DCL

    Button - Lascelles - Guendouzi* - Simpson

    B)

    Pope*
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss
    Salah - KDB - Son - Fernandes - Martial*
    Jimenez - DCL

    Button - Lascelles - Greenwood* - Simpson

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

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

      B

    3. Azathoth
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  9. Disturbed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Better option on wc?

    a. vardy richarlison
    b. mane saka

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

      A

  10. smix
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is this GTG on WC ? Chasing so wanted a couple of differentials in there. Also, no KDB in squad for next couple of games
    DDG
    TAA Doherty Ritchie
    Mane Richarlison(c) Fernandes Son Traore
    DCL Jimenez
    3.9 Holgate Nketiah CTaylor

  11. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    GTG?

    0itb 0ft - WC and BB left
    Pope
    TAA Lascelles Saiss
    Salah Mane KDB Fernandes
    DCL Ings Jimi (c)
    (Ryan Traore Stephens Williams)

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Won’t go double Liv

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm not taking a hit to move out Salah

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

    Salah or Mane??

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

      Mane for now

    2. Garam MOSALAH
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mane

    3. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      mane

  13. ♤TeddyBear♤
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If I have activated my wildcard and cancel to play free hit instead

    I take it my team just goes back to 30+?

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

      can't cancel WC

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Enjoy the new team next GW.

    3. ♤TeddyBear♤
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lol thanks

  14. Totalfootball
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    When will the scout picks be out ?

  15. Garam MOSALAH
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    On WC, need help
    Is it to much to bring in Salah ?

    A) Maguire, Doherty, Sarr, Traore, Vardy

    B) Robinson, Saiss, Salah, Saka, Ings

    1. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A looks much balanced

  16. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Getting tempted by Jesus over Mane on WC. Somebody stop me! 😀

    I am 700k OR and chasing, city are by the far the best looking team on the restart, and Aguero is out....

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

      I personally would have a placeholder like rash/vardy with a view to bringing him in

    2. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      thinking on the same lines

  17. Soto Ayam
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which

    A) martial or
    B) richarlison

    See a lot of richarli love here, but martials stats are better.

    Thoughts please

  18. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best move here?

    A. Traore > Son
    B. Traore + Basham > Son + Doherty(-4)
    C. Traore + Gomez > Son + Doherty (-4)
    D. Any other transfer

    Pope
    TAA Gomez Taylor
    Salah KDB Bruno Traore
    Dcl Jimenez Jota

    Hendo Cantwell Basham Egan

    1 Ft 6.2 itb

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What on Earth is your TV?! I’d go B or C

  19. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    On a WC and pretty happy with my team but still have 1.5 ITB, where could I upgrade?

    Pope / Button

    TAA / Doherty / Maguire / Ritchie / Lascelles

    KDB / Son / Bruno / Pulisic / Foden

    Jimi / Ings / Rash

    Thanks

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

      good team, Pope upgrade perhaps?

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      id downgrade ritchie to a holgate type gives you 2.5 to upgrade pulisic or ings

      Or if happy we them
      Pope upgrade

  20. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sterling -> Mane/Salah for a hit, makes sense?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      no

  21. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thought process.....

    I have this...
    Pope 3.9
    TAA Doherty Lascelles Kiko Ngakia

    Then was thinking that surely this looks better...
    Lloris 3.9
    TAA Maguire Saïss Lascelles Kiko

    Then was thinking why have Lloris and Maguire when I can have DDG and Aurier for 0.4 cheaper....

    Then, thought....screw this rabbithole man....back to original and go open a beer

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

      Haha, beer at 7:30am, good man! Been struggling with similar variation fatigue, bring on 5pm!

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

    WC team GTG?

    Ryan Button
    TAA Robertson Saiss Ward Lascelles
    KDB Salah Grealish Mount Cantwell
    Rashford Ings Jimenez

    £1.0ITB

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

      No no no....Grealish and Mount?
      Double pool defence questionable too

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

        Ryan has awful fixtures too

        1. Evasivo
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It's Pope now, sorry forgot

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Agree with this

      3. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I thought Mount looked great last match, and all Villas movement + BPs goes through Grealish.
        Liv def some of highest scoring players, especially for £7mil

    2. Soto Ayam
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good, but greals has crappy fixtures on the way. Sarr?

  23. Sarri-ball
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Free hit so this gw only
    Jota 3/4/3 or doherty 4/4/2 (own saiss)

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

      Doherty

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doh 442

  24. La Vida Latte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So which enablers is the best for gametime and occational points:

    A) greenwood
    B) nketiah

    1) davis (aston villa)
    2) guendozi

    Thanks

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B will start next game

      1. La Vida Latte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How do you know?

  25. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    On WC:

    Dubravka
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    Son KDB Bruno Mane
    Jimenez DCL Joelinton

    Martin Foden Masina Dunk
    0.0 ITB

    Any suggestions?

  26. Hedge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    FH team, thoughts on where to save 0.7m from the front line?

    Mane (CRY)
    Son (WHU)
    Fernandes (SHU)
    Richarlison (nor)
    Madison (BRI)
    Jimenez (BOU)
    DCL (nor)

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

      Maddison to Sarr?

      1. La Vida Latte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

      2. Hedge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Decent shout after the Burnley performance yesterday

    2. Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Maddison > Barnes?

  27. juho
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    8 points ahead in my ML.

    Rival has TC and FH, I have BB and FH remaining.

    Is Robbo + Grealish -> Saiss + Son worth a hit?
    (I have TAA.)

    Thanks.

  28. FPL_DON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kiko Femenia nailed?

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

      We think so yeah with Janmaat out

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

        top man, thank you

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

      better to go with Holgate or lascelles

  29. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Going to have to spend points to get rid of aguero. Who would you bring in?

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

    who is the best GK for save points and CS for next fixtures

    a-Pope
    b-DDG
    c-Foster