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Scoutcast Episode 335 – Tackling Rotation

With the FA Cup resuming this weekend, the spectre of rotation looms larger than ever in Gameweek 32+ and beyond.

With five substitutes allowed and fixtures arriving swiftly, ever-changing teamsheets are a trend that Fantasy Premier League managers are already having to adjust to.

Joe and Andy look ahead to how the FA Cup is set to affect FPL planning. This is something of particular concern to those like Joe, who are still pinning their hopes on a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) goal or two.

Given the goal-scoring success of both Manchester clubs in recent weeks, our duo also considers how to fit in the array of enticing forwards from the city.

Spurs assets are also on the bill. They have enticing fixtures and players for the run-in, but how do we fit them all in?

Then there’s Liverpool to consider. They’ve won the league, but which of their stars will start in the league over the coming weeks?

Elsewhere, Joe and Andy look back on their mixed fortunes in Gameweek 31+ and ahead to the upcoming fixtures, including their captaincy and transfer plans.

Andy takes his turn to pick a differential, and there are clean sheets to consider as they look to juggle their rotation worries and plot to secure the services of players with a high points ceiling. Tough times ahead.

This podcast was recorded on the morning of June 26, just after Liverpool were confirmed as Premier League champions. Congratulations to them and their patient fans.

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273 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will give this a listen when I get home, gonna struggle to listen to this, WGTA podcast and FPL General's in time for the deadline tomorrow. Too much content!

  2. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    It's here! Thanks

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How nailed is Duda now? 50/50?

    Asking for a friend

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      just stay away - get foden as 5th mid if you can

    2. PaulParker
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He’s awful, stay away. And that comes from a Norwich fan

  4. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    DCL + Doucoure --> Nketiah + Pulisic (-4)

    Worth the hit?

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd hold for now

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Would have to play Doucoure this week, or Lascelles

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I'd play Doucoure. He should start against Southampton.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Thing is I'm hoping to do Auba --> Rashford next week

            You dont think Pulisic against West Ham is a good option compared to DCL against Leicester?

            1. Flaming Flamingo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              I'd rather have Pulisic this week for sure, but DCL is nailed whereas long term Pulisic isn't.

        2. Hairy Potter
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Doucoure. Newcastle have to travel to Bournemouth after playing Man City.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Good point! Just fed up with Doucoure as a 4th mid when theres so many midfield options right now

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nope

  5. SPFC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Current Team

    Pope
    Ward Doherty Aurier
    KDB Mané Son Fernandes
    Jimenez DCL Nketiah

    3.9 Armstrong TAA Lascelles

    Considering a -4 by Martial and Pulisic by Mané and Armstrong. Worth it?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Benching Trent oh the 24!
      Playing 5 mids with those transfers?

      1. SPFC
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        City v Liverpool should have goals on both sides. CPL is well rated for CS. Yeah, I would play 3-5-2 and Nketiah, who is not 100% sure to start, would be bench

  6. FPLMarc88
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Watford fans - do we know who is the most nailed-on defender?

    West Ham fans - is Noble purely a penalty taker or does he carry some open play threat?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’m not Watford fan but Kiko seems to be the most nailed on. Janmaat out of season

      1. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Dawson played right back for a long time with Mariappa coming to CB position. I'm not sure if Kiko is nailed as Shakespeare talked about his injury history last week when he was subbed off.

    2. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Probably Kiko but not too hopeful on getting returns from him

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Purely penalty taker. Also, he hasn't got the legs at his age to sustain all the minutes that are coming thick and fast at this stage. Plus west Ham are crap. Avoid is my opinion

  7. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi....2.3mitb and 2ft...... thoughts on:

    jota to nketiah (can become jesus in 33)

    McCarthy (hendo )
    Taa Maguire boly (soy Stephens )
    Salah Kdb Fernandes martial (fleck)
    Jiminez jota dcl

    Thanks

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      is Jota out?

  8. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    My heart says to hold on to Alli. Most people seem to favour Son/Pulisic over him.

    Is Alli really a poor choice?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Go with your gut feeling

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Still a good option in my view

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like Alli - good differential

    4. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      mate, i have EXACTLY the same issue. He was so flat last game bt it was his first game back. I'm going to save my FT and pray martial doesnt explode again.

    5. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Was actually considering Son to Alli. Searching for funds to turn DCL into Rashford

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Great news, thanks all. Will stick

    6. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I bought him before 31+ but never really 'believed' in him as an FPL asset so moved him on for Martial during this window. You have to have confidence in the players you own and I dont have when it comes to him.

    7. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Alli pretty involved in the action the last game too

      Might as well stick if you have him already

  9. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Scoutcast this morning

    whaaaaaat

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They were having sound issues last night so changed it to this morning

  10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Guys..
    Martinez martin
    Taa doh lascelles kiko Simpson
    Mane kdb son Martial Bruno
    Jimenez dcl Connolly

    0.1itb

    A) save
    B) mane to puli free
    C) Mane and dcl to puli and rash for -4

    Need suggestions guys...

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      save all day long. Mane will play and they will play hard. Klop wont play a B team. West Ham away for chelsea is a tough game. Only have to look at past results there. Low scoring draws or defeats.

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Fine..thanks..

    2. Kno
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      would prob save and reassess with 2ft next week.

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks..saving..

  11. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Keep Richarlison (zero in bank)
    B. Richarlison>Martial/other (Unfortunately refused to do Utd triple up on WC, expect Brighton to be tighter though)

    Patricio
    TAA Saiss lascelles
    KDB Fernandes Richarlison Salah
    Rash DCL Jimenez
    Button Taylor Holgate Saka

  12. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Basham / Egan > Alonso for free?

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Defintely!

    2. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Better off going with Azpi I reckon

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes, alonso

  13. Kno
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Two quick ones, which one to start

    Holgate or Lascelle

    DCL or Nketiah

    Currently starting L and D

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lascelles and Nketiah

  14. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any Jota news? see a few speculating he was injured

  15. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Repost from old article:

    Nyland (Leno)
    Doherty AWB PvA (Egan Lascelles)
    KdB Son Alli Bruno Martial
    Vardy Jimenez (McBurnie)

    I have the above squad right now and plan to WC to the squad below after the cup games. Who would you punt on for one GW in the interim? A Nyland upgrade or a Vardy replacement?

    Lloris Gazzaniga
    VVD Doherty AWB Kiko Lascelles
    KdB Mahrez Martial Pulisic Doucoure
    Kane Rashford Jimenez

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kane hasn't done much to warrant a pick from me

      Drop Kiko for a 3.9 and boost elsewhere/save cash

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        It's the security of minutes and the pens mainly, but also his shots were from good positions against West Ham. And he tends to finish seasons well, a certain GW37 hattrick against Leicester comes to mind.

        Yes I will probably do that. Hoping a 3.8m def comes about.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Giving Vardy another chance, nailed, bonus magnet, pens & on for golden boot

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I am only concerned for fatigue after what could easily be a 120 min tough game in the cup.

  16. PaulParker
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Stick or twist? Thinking I give Bruno & DCL 1 more week
    DDG
    TAA - Doherty - Aurier
    Salah - KDB - Traore - Bruno
    DCL - Rashford - Jimi

    Button - Davis - Lascelles - Robinson

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looks ok

      DCL can probably go next week

  17. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pope
    TAA Saiss Taylor
    Salah KDB Fernandes Saka
    Rashford(c) Jimenez DCL

    McCarthy Bergwijn Egan Tanganga
    0FT 0.8m ITB

    A) stick
    B) Bergwijn to Pulisic and start over DCL (-4)

  18. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Team GTG ?
    -4
    What to do of my defence ?

    Martinez
    Lundstram Baldock Stevens
    KDB Bruno Martial Grealish
    Auba Jimi Rashy

    Reina Saka Mendy Taregtt

    4.4 itb

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not good facing Spurs?

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not sure

  19. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Barnes, Jota > Martial, Nketiah -8? On BB so both will play

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Good shout
      Would do for -4 but -8 seems too much

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I think I'm going to go for it.

    2. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tempted for a -8 myself this week but I think it's too risky at this stage of the game

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      -8 seems a lot

      I would not BB this week

  20. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anything worth a hit? Looking a bit weak this week.

    Henderson
    Trent - Doherty - Lascelles
    Sterling - KDB - Bruno Fernandes - McGinn
    Nketiah - Rashford - Jimenez

    (2.6 ITB but saving to do Stevens & Sterling to VVD & Salah next week)

  21. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Everyone ignoring William.

    5 double digits score already.

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      William Hughes?

    2. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Such an annoying footballer

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hes Auba lite imo

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      What do you think of my new team Christina

      Patricio
      TAA Doherty Alonso Aurier
      Salah Mane Son Martial Pulisic
      Rashford

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Last weeks dreamteam.

        Excellent.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Willian...

  22. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Am I all good?
    I still have the option of a free hit.

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Basham
    KDB Salah Bruno Martial
    Jiminez Rashford Nketiah

    Leno, Grealish, Basham, Egan

    0.2m itb

  23. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Double Wolves, Spurs, CHE and UTD seems to be a good shout due to these 4 teams pushing for Europe?

    And to finish off, triple Pool of course 🙂

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      triple pool??

      I think Klopp will rotate, given his last comments. Only Salah and TAA id be comfortable with owning as Mo is chasing golden boot and they have no senior RBs other than Trent

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Mane and Salah will be subbed late on in the game.

        Klopp will want to keep the winning mentality going. Still only one match lost the whole season which is incredible. Why would Klopp want to derail a season even being champions now?

        1. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          But frankly, having one of Mane/Salah plus one of Oxlade/Minamino/Shaqiri is still a very strong side that will continue winning. There is absolutely no reason to start Mane and Salah in every game from now. In fact I expect them to get "the day off" here and there with no sub appearance either.If you own one of them then it is like playing Pep roulette. If you own both, is that worth 25m I don't think so.

      2. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Don't forget Gomez can play RB with Lovren as CB.

  24. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which one?
    Barnes->
    a)Sarr
    b)Antonio

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pulisic if you have enough cash.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        cheers.I already have Mount so don't know if is the right thing to double up with Che mids.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Keep Barnes for one more week and do Mount to Pulisic. Barnes to Sarr the following week unles you have 2FT's then do both.

    2. Thescaff
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        cheers

  25. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Kane + Sarr > Rash + Tony (-4)?

    1. Thescaff
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not a bad idea.

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would

    4. Zero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No from me

  26. Xhaka Kahn't
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Don't think I need a transfer, but I've got a massive benching headache this week.

    GK: Pope

    DEF: Alonso Saïss Maguire

    MID: Son De Bruyne Fernandes Martial

    FWD: Nketiah Calvert-Lewin Jiménez

    BENCH: Martin Alexander-Arnold Saka Lascelles

    Currently got TAA on the bench, who should I sub out for him? Or should I leave it as is?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Never bench Trent - DCL to bench instead maybe?

      1. Xhaka Kahn't
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah it feels and looks wrong.

  27. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Aurier worth a hit (over Taylor)? More exciting for sure, but he's also a madman.

  28. Jatz10
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will Abraham start against West Ham? Want to get some Chelsea coverage

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hard to say. Seems to be Giroud's place to lose right now.

  29. Darthshearer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any help much appreciated. I have £3.6m ITB 1 FT. But willing to take a hit.

    Pope
    Fernandez | Sais | TAA | Egan
    KDB | ASM | Grealish | B Fernandez
    Aubameyang | Rashford

    Leno | Cantwell | Stevens | McBurnie

    Really haven't got a clue WTF to do lol

  30. Zero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi everyone,

    For once I'm having a massive season, on a WC and going a bit harder on the boom or bust defenders - my risk is going without Liverpool and holding Pulisic...

    Patricio (Mart)
    TAA - Doherty - Ritchie - AWB (Digne)
    KdB - Son - Martial - Pulisic (Saka)
    Rashford - Jimenez (DCL)

    How does this look? Any glaring issues or improvements? Thanks in advance!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ritchie is injured.

      1. Zero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah, not for a substantial length of time it seems though