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

    Planning BB this week 31 +
    Pope other goalie.

    Leno to
    A Dubravka ( good fixture v AVL this week for BB and not bad rest of season)
    B Foster ( good rotation with Pope but clash in BB)
    C Martinéz (save cash, live in hope V Southampton away and bench fodder rest of season)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

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

      tough. C I think
      Whats your plan with Lunds and Barnes big man?

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

        Hoping for early team news and if Barnes starts will keep for Brighton. Still working on plan for Lundstram but Van Dijk likely -4

        If not then Barnes to Son, would have to get Martinéz for Leno and possibly Aurier for Lundstram for attacking potential ( or red card!) -8

        But this could all change.... hoping Barnes starts as makes decision easier

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

    Can you plz RMWCT 🙁

    Martinez ( Martin)
    TAA,Doherty,Aurier(Lascalles)(Holgate)
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes ©, Bergwijn (Saka)
    Jimenez, DCL , Rashford
    0 M in the Bank.

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

      Similar to my team below, like it! Only issue for me would be no manu cover at the back

  3. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Would you FH or WC this week?
    Gut says FH to get an extra week of info especially on short turn around

    Leno Krul
    TAA Boly Baldock Lund Lasc
    Salah kdb mahrez Grealish Duda
    Auba Jimmy Deeney

    The above BB team scored 109 fwiw

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

      FH oh aye why not YOLO

    2. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Difficult one... im not sure which way to go either.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        My thinking is FH to test a few players eg united and spurs before bringing in on wc
        Then again wc in 32 not ideal with liv v city

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

    Sterling captain against Chelsea too crazy?

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

      Yes

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

      With pep it’s high risk always

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

    Aguero > Rash ?

  6. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Pep on Aguero "It doesn't look good"

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

    On a wc, which one to pick from?
    A - ings and kdb
    B- vardy and traore

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

      A easily

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

    Thoughts on this lineup for this week?

    Patricio

    TAA/Lascelles/Saiss

    Salah/Son/Bruno/Barnes

    Jimi/Rashford/DCL

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

      I'm a barnes and Salah skeptic but the rest looks good o aye

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

      Good team, I’ve got Barnes but still concerned about him for some reason

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

    A. Play Nyland

    B. Leno to DDG for -4

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

      A

  10. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    WC team good or no

    Pope/foster - 3.9
    Lascels - sais - vvd - robinson - taylor/lowton/lund/watford def.
    Kdb - mane - bergwijn - puli - bruno
    Vardy - rash - jimi

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

    After a poor BB score, I really need to nail this WC. Any advice would be hugely appreciated! Got 0.2m ITB

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

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Very good

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

    Really stuck here.....

    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

  13. BNMC
      1 month, 15 days ago

      102 + Dilva bonus pending, not the best score but my first ever 100+ point GW, and my hyper-differential Dilva coming through.

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

        Awesome work! It's always great to break 100 points.

    • barton fc
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Lascelles or kiko?

      Burnley look arse so im tempted to go kiko, but Lascelles is more nailed.

    • STHH
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Looking for two good goalkeepers to pair up until the end of the season. Total of £9.9 to spend. Ditching Leno and Ederson in a wildcard. Currently on Dubravka and Martinez. Played my Wildcard already. Could afford Ederson and any £3.9. Maxed out on Man United and Wolves players elsewhere on the pitch.

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

      On FH guys, looking like this tonight!!
      Any advice welcomed!! Where or who to change??

      De Gea
      TAA Doherty Richie
      Salah Richarlison Martial Son Bruno
      Vardy Jiménez
      Subs- Martínez, Lascelles Ayew, Taylor

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Strong, I like it generally, not fully convinced on matt richie at the price, was sunday his peak? Hard to say.

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

          Yeah I completely agree mate!! And and in all likelihood he won’t make my final team tmoz, Patricio and AWB in place of De Gea and Richie more sensible you think?? Or De Gea and Saïss ??

          1. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yea, prefer pat and maybe maguire(surely due a goal at some point in the league!)

      2. SH@KTIMAAN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'm not sure about who to go along with Fernandez for utd attacking cover...not interested in rashford?

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

          Yeah massively mate!! It could be Rashford in 3-4-3 instead of Martial instead?? What do you think is best?? Martial came off early against Spurs and would get an extra point for a clean sheet is why I have him in currently

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

        Not sure about Ritchie. Bruce may have an eye on the FA Cup QF in his team selection against Villa.

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

          Yeah he’s gone now actually already!! Haha in has come Van Dijk!!(for now anyway)

    • jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Kdb-less on a wc crazy?

      Pope - Fodder
      TAA - Doh - Maguire (lasc - femina)
      Salah- Bruno f - Son - Mahrez (foden)
      Rashford - Jimi - Dcl

      Mahrez could be maybe Richa for the chelsea/pool game.

      Trying to take a risk, but it kdb-less a step too far?

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

        dont think so. i think kdb plays 45 min per game average over the rest of the season. look at the days between fixtures

      2. Old Gregg
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thinking the same below. Yours is better.

        1. Old Gregg
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Go for it!. Lol

          I would do what you suggest rich/martial for 2 fixtures - Che/liv. Then get Mahrez. I might do the same.

    • _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Barnes/Stevens to Son/Boly worth a hit?

      Pope McCarthy
      TAA Doherty Aurier Fernandez Taylor
      Salah KDB Fernandes Barnes Saka
      Rashford Jimenez DCL

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

        looks good Ninja. Stevens?

        Looks good for a BB this week

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

          Cheers mate. Yeah need the funds to afford son, would prob bb this week.

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

            Any advice on what I should do mate?

            Was planning to BB and Leno now injured! Not sure what moves to make now and whether to still BB?

            Leno Pope
            TAA Maguire Doherty Fernandez Lunds
            Salah Kdb barnes Bruno saka
            DCL Jota Jimi
            4.3 ITB

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

              Team looks good to bb 37 as well as you have the Leno issue. Could do Barnes to Son as he has great fixtures.

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

                thanks will check out 37 as a gameweek

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

          Sorry yeah stevens not aurier

    • JelliedSpark968
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Am I mad for thinking about Newcastle assets? They play Villa and Bournemouth next and looked competent and actually attacked well, though Sheffield played poorly. Saint Maximin?

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

          ASM very good pick imo

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

          They played well against 10 men. Ritchie and St Maximin looked good. Their defenders are good value. Not so sure about their attack.

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

          I think if you want Newcastle asset, I'd prb pick Ritchie over asm, purely for the cs potential.

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

          Also have a FA Cup QF that Bruce may prioritise. ASM had hamstring problems earlier in the season, hopefully that's behind him and he can keep up with the busy schedule.

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

        Who benefits with kun out?

        1. BNMC
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Jesus

          • jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Jesus

          • Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Twitch

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

          take a look at citys fixtures after the next game.
          they are playing every 3-4 days. KDB is getting 45 mins per game average over the remaining season - is he still a must have on WC?

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

            No, but a safe pick

        3. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Choose 1 for gw31+ and beyond.

          A. Son in for Salah/Mane
          Or
          B. KDB in for Salah/Mane
          Or
          C. Keep Salah and Mane this week hoping they start

        4. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Anyone moving Pope out of their WC team?

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

            No coz they lost 4-1 to city in the reverse fixture

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

            Not at all.

        5. Old Gregg
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Crazy to go without KDB on Wc?

          Martinez/3.9
          Taa-Doherty-Fernandez-(Kabasele)-(Simpson).
          Mane-Martial-Bruno-Son-(Saka)
          Vardy-DCL-Jimi.

          Appreciate my GK is rubbish

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

            I like the vardy pick got faith him to return vs brighton

          2. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Haha.. dont feel so bad of I'm not the only one, obvs if he hauls it will bite, but the downgrade to a 8.5 means I can move Nketiah up to DCL, and not having him could be just as big a rank killer!
            I like the team, be gold if vardy hits form in the runin.

            1. Old Gregg
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              As you say above feel like I need to take a risk.

        6. tyron
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Which combo would u go with and why this week only

          A- vardy martial
          B rashford richy

          1. Green Arrows Only
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            A

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

            b

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

          Is a bench of Robinson, Guendouzi, Holgate too thin on WC? Doing that can get me DCL on WC

          A)
          Pope (Button)
          TAA Doherty Saiss Lascelles (Holgate)
          Salah KDB Son Fernandes (Saka)
          Jimenez Ings (Nketiah)

          B)
          Martinez (Button)
          TAA Doherty Lascelles (Holgate, Robinson)
          Salah KDB Son Fernandes (Guendouzi)
          Jiemenz Ings DCL

        8. Green Arrows Only
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          As my 3rd defender.

          Williams to kiko
          Or
          Taylor to Lascelles

          1. JelliedSpark968
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Lascelles

            • Mike2795647
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Lascelles

          2. Fernando Torres
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Rate my wildcard team: 4-4-2

            Patricio
            VVD TAA Maguire Doherty
            Son Mane KdB Bruno
            Rashford Jimenez

            Subs: 3.9GK, Lascelles, Nketiah, Guendouzi

            0.2 ITB.

            Thoughts??

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

            FINAL decision on FH:

            A) Vardy (1 United attacker)
            B) Rashford (no Leicester attacker)

            1. JelliedSpark968
                1 month, 15 days ago

                B

              • tyron
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Basically vardy vs rash will go vardy

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

              Jesus on WC now maybe? Or Foden?

              1. JelliedSpark968
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Jesus wasn't great. I'm interested in Foden