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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. kysersosa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ballers A or B, TIA

    A) Rashford, Jota, Lascelles + 0.5
    B) Jimenez, DCL, Ritchie + 0.1

    Pope, (Button)
    TAA, Doherty, *, Taylor, Robinson
    Mane, KDB, Barnes, Son, Bruno
    Nketiah, **

    Opinions Please

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

    3. JelliedSpark968
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A, but maybe DCL over Jota

      • sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Rashford DCL Lascelles

    4. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Pogba or Martial?

      1. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Martial

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Martial

      3. UnitedFan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Tony

      4. JelliedSpark968
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Martial

      5. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Contemplating some choices atm. Current team:

        Pope - Henderson*
        TAA - Doherty - AWB - Lascelles - Stephens*
        Salah* - KDB - Bruno - Doucoure* - Mooy*
        Auba* - Jimi - Jota*

        A) Henderson --> Martinez: set up for next GW to upgrade Doucoure
        B) Jota --> DCL
        C) Auba + Doucore --> ??? (-4): Not a fan of hits to ship Auba before Norwich
        D) Keep FT and mini WC next GW

        1. The_Fish
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          D

          1. sunnyh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Cheers mate, bad week has me trigger happy. Play Lascelles over Doucore?

            1. The_Fish
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I’d play Doucoure. Looks good.

        2. Fit_to_drop
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Another vote for Doucure

        3. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          What would you change in this WC - have 0.3 itb

          Martínez, 3.9
          TAA, Doherty, holgate, lascelles, Kiko
          Kdb, mane, alli, Bruno, guendouzi
          Rashford, jiminez, dcl

          Thanks All

          1. sunnyh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Alli to Rich maybe?

            1. Warby84
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Definitely this.

        4. beric
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Bog standard wildcard draft #132

          Foster 3.9
          TAA Doherty Holgate Lascelles Ward
          Salah Bruno Son KDB Saka
          Jimenez Ings DCL

          0.0 left

          Think I'm set on this now

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Great

            1. beric
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thanks!

          2. S.Kuqi
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Cant complain much. Maybe Saka-> Luiz and Dubravka for Foster.

            Who is your captain?

            1. S.Kuqi
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Didnt notice Lascelles. You wont probably want to double Newcastle defs

              1. beric
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Yeah i dont think so. Was set on pope but with their depleted squad im not keen anymore

            2. beric
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Think bruno this week, maybe jimenez. But then maybe Salah. Or son, possibly DCL though...im struggling to choose, queue a low scoring week

              1. beric
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                ***cue

        5. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          How to captain? Leaning to Jimmy.

          A) Salah
          B) Mane
          C) Kdb
          D) Vardy
          E) Jimmy
          F) Taa

          1. Teror
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Out of that lot definitely Jimmy

          2. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah E

          3. The_Fish
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I think I’m going Trent.

          4. S.Kuqi
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Salah

        6. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Per LiveFPL:

          Top 10k - BB played = 109 pts
          Top 10k - FH played = 91 pts
          Too 10k - TC played = 96 pts

          So if you are beating that this GW with one of your chips played you are doing well.

          1. Teror
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I'm on 90 with no chips played

            1. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              That should be above average for those in the Top 10k that played no chip.

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            After such a great start, feels anticlimactic

          3. OneMan
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I'm on 135 BB played.

          4. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            103 with TC Aguero

          5. The_Fish
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            118 BB (and top 10k)

          6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            142 BB!!!

          7. Mr Imp
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Very pleased with my 133pts (BB played). But at the same time feels like a missed opportunity. Had 123pts by Saturday night with a GW rank of 48, but only got 10pts from my last nine players.

          8. Fit_to_drop
              1 month, 15 days ago

              125 with BB. Feel disappointed after the electric start (85 points in first 2 games or something ridiculous like that)

          9. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            start grealish (vs Newcastle - good defence) or Armstrong (vs Arsenal bad defence)

            1. The_Fish
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Armstrong

          10. OneMan
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            If Kun is injured, and my next Sub is Hayden.

            Should I transfer in
            Ings ARS (H)
            Calvent L Nor (A)
            Hold ?? for 4 points.

          11. gaurava1216
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            On Free hit and last 2 spots left..... thoughts?

            A) Robbo + Traore or St Maxim
            B) VVD + Barnes
            C) Lascelles + Martial

            DDG
            TAA XXX Doherty
            XXX Salah Bruno Son
            Jimi DLC Vardy

          12. dshv
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            WC active

            Patricio

            Doherty aurier awb holgate lascelles
            Mane kdb bruno son hayden
            Rashford jimmy dcl

            Thoughts?

          13. Tsssst
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Those with no WC.

            To free hit or not to free hit?

            1. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I think I’m gonna save... mid week matches and I’m expecting lot of rotation / reduced minutes. Probably will do in 34.

              1. sunnyh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                37 also looking good for template players to be in a FH

            2. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Same dilemma.

            3. Teror
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I'm saving mine for GW38 – City at home to Norrich oh aye

          14. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Double Everton attack too much in FH???

            1. dbeck
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              No rich and DCL would be my first two names in a fh

            2. sunnyh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Not at all DCL and Rich would be good on FH

            3. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thanks both. Rich and DCL locked in!

          15. dbeck
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Am i right to bank the ft and bench correct?

            Ederson
            TAA Robbo Doherty
            Sarr Bruno salah Barnes KDB
            Jim DCL(c)

            McCarthy Lascelles nketiah Egan

          16. UnitedFan
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Final decision on WC:

            A) Pope + Saint-Maximin + Nketiah

            B) Martinez + Sarr + Connolly

            Both strikers are fodder in 352.

            1. Berbs
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              B

          17. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Captain Salah or Jimi?

            1. sunnyh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Jimi

          18. Oooo Matron
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Best keeper for 5.1 & under?

            Currently on Pope but not overly keen after tonight's game. Maybe Dubravka, but I've already got Lascelles.

            1. johndoe090
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Probably Martinez for Arsenal tbh for 4.3.

              1. Oooo Matron
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Do we trust Arsenal on any level though?

                1. johndoe090
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  For 4.3 and that schedule I don't see why not?

            2. RamaJama
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Might as well go Martinez

            3. Tempestic
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Foster

          19. jorgenoj
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Which option om wc?

            A) DDG + Holgate
            B) Pope + Justin

            1. JelliedSpark968
                1 month, 15 days ago

                B, DDG not worth

            2. unitednations
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Best combo on a WC?

              A: Doherty + Aurier + Sarr (or Mount) + Rashford......means no son
              B: Saiss + Aurier + Son + Martial......means no doherty
              C: Doherty + Holgate + Son + Sarr...means only bruno as utd player

              Can't find a way to have doherty, son and rashford in 1 team unless i drop salah

            3. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Captain

              A. Bruno
              B. Jiminez
              C. Sterling
              D. KDB
              E. TAA

              1. sunnyh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Bruno or Jimi

              2. The_Fish
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                E

            4. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Would you FH this ? I dont have 2nd WC and i have injured Leno and Kun, so FH maybe isnt good option.

              Nyland
              TAA-Lascelles-Boly
              KdB-Mahrez-Mount-Grealish-Bruno
              Aguero-Jimenez

              Leno-Baldock-Nketiah-Lundy

              Thinking to take -4 and sell Aguero and Mahrez for Vardy and Salah/Mane and save FH for later.

              1. STHH
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I'm looking at bringing in Mahrez! Subbed off again early so should start again. It's frustrating that City are rotating a lot but they also seem to be scoring a lot too! You've got a lot of likely points there, so I wouldn't worry too much. Certainly ditching Aguero and Leno is a good option.

                1. Niho992
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Cheers mate. I just dont feel safe without Liverpool mids, that's reason why i want to ditch Mahrez...

            5. alexh87
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Who would you rather over next two game weeks?

              A) Mane/Salah, DCL & Lascelles
              B) Richarlison, Vardy & Ritchie

            6. Dele
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              As a Spurs fan I’m really not understanding the hype around Son and others. Just a reminder that we haven’t won a game in our last 7, you have to go back to a 3-2 win against Villa in February for our last win.

              Let that sink in.

              1. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Doesn't matter, Son is fantasy gold

              2. chonks
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                son didnt play in 3 of the 4 last games

                1. johndoe090
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Son was hurt lmao...

              3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                🙄

              4. lilmessipran
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                pre covid son had 4 goals in 3 and faced city in that run as well

            7. chonks
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              come join me WC people

              KBD-Mahrez-Foden triple up

              1. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                so last GW

            8. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Bit worried Salah and Gomez owner here, are we expecting starts?

              1. Mike2795647
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Yep for Salah. Klopp said he will be ready for palace game

              2. S.Kuqi
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I'm pretty sure they both start. Salah was fit enough to come on against Everton and Gomez probably replaces Matip

            9. waltzingmatildas
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Long-term
              A) Son or B) richarlison?
              1) dubravka or 2) Henderson

              1. sunnyh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                A1

            10. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Captain

              A- Son
              B- Jimenez
              C- Rash
              D- Bruno
              E- Auba

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                A

              2. Mike2795647
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                50/50 between B and C. Blth have good games on paper, would lean more towards Utd possibly as Shef Utd have no Henderson and half of regular back line injured or banned

            11. Mike2795647
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thoughts on this wildcard team, had Kun and Traore but after tonight shipped Kun for Rashford and upgraded Traore to Fernandes.

              Still got 1.5m in the bank to move DCL to Tammy potentially next week

              Pope / 3.9
              TAA / Soy / Saiss / Lascelles / Kabasele
              Salah / KdB / Fernandes / Barnes / Saka
              Jimi / DCL / Rashford

              1. johndoe090
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Looks good mate!

                Any consideration for Martinez instead of Pope?

            12. BDA Shadow
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Any chance Aguero gets some bonus today? That assist was pivotal.

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                No unfortunately

                1. BDA Shadow
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Lol I'm joking, Foden, Mahrez, and Bernardo killed it.

            13. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Richarlison only 4 goals against teams not in top 6. That worries me

              Norwich could shock them

              1. Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Nah not under Ancelotti

              2. Hairy Potter
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Norwich play pretty open and don't seem to have the defend deep, park the bus mentality.