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

    BTW FPL Team copy is bloody marvelous.

    Why have I only just found out about this lol

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fpl-team-copy/flkkcokflgedjeanlheclbofcjmlklop?hl=en

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

      GK: de Gea

      DEF: Alexander-Arnold Doherty Aurier

      MID: Martial Fernandes De Bruyne Son

      FWD: Aubameyang Jiménez Calvert-Lewin

      BENCH: Martin Guendouzi Kiko Femenía Simpson

      wow, very cool

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No commas. Unforgiveable omission.

    2. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice

  2. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pope 3.9
    TAA Doherty Fernandez Holgate Kiko
    Salah KdB Son Barnes Guendouzi
    Rash Jimmy DCL

    1ft, 0.0itb

    Wanted to do maybe Barnes to Mount but missed the price change. Should I do some other transfer this week or hold?

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

      Hold and play 433

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Cheers mates.

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

    What to do here? 1.8itb 1ft ,chasing in ML.

    --Nyland
    --TAA--Alonso--Doherty
    --Barnes--Grealish--KDB--Mount
    --Kun--Auba--Jota.

    --Leno--Saka--Egan--Lund.

    a) Kun to Kane/Rash.
    b) A and Barnes to Martial/Bruno for a hit.

    Thanks guys.

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

      I meant Grealish out instead of Barnes.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

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

      B

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

      I did similar transfers (Rashford in). Had Bruno already, took the hit for Martial.

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

    Anyone on FH? How does your FH look like?

    1. kime67
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      352 double wolwes def auba c

  5. Grimes_1st
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Wildcarding this week:

    Would love an opinion on A or B please? Essentially it's between Robertson/Foden & Doherty/Traore. Thinking Foden may give cover for KDB in Pep Roulette.

    A -

    Pope Martinez
    Taylor TAA Lascelles Aurier Robertson
    Salah KDB Foden Martial Bruno
    DCL Greenwood Jiminez

    or B -

    Pope Martinez
    Taylor TAA Lascelles Aurier Doherty
    Salah KDB Traore Martial Bruno
    DCL Greenwood Jiminez

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

      I prefer B but would downgrade your 3rd striker to Nketiah and then put some money into Traore and go with 3-5-2 for the rest of the season...(which can also easily be changed to 4-3-3 if you need to)

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

        Sorry, I meant to add, you need to upgrade DCL to Rashford if going for that 3-5-2 formation. Need 2 first choice strikers that are going to deliver.

        1. Grimes_1st
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Thanks!

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

    Choose one to play

    1) guiata (if fit) home to Burnley
    2) Patricio away to villa

    ?

    Thinking 1

    Thanks

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

      1 if you also have Doherty/Boly

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

        Yep, doh

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

        Cheers

  7. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I own Son and might captain, who would you bench in this case?

    a) Lascelles v Bournemouth

    b) Saiss vs Villa

    c) Egan vs Spurs

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

      C

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

      C

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

    Salah or Son? Cheers guys!

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

      Salah

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

      Salah.

    3. kime67
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      salah will go for that golden boot

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

      Salah it is! Thanks all

  9. Azathoth
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Now i'm depressed....Just saw that if i always captained highest GW scorer,i would have 362 more points.....

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      pretty much impossible to do that though - my VC score seems to always beat my C score.... not ideal 😀

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Same here. VC for captain, haha

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

      And if I always ran the 100 metres in 9 seconds I'd be rich and famous.

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

        Until WADA caught up with you!

    3. HamezMace
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      At least you’ll know for next season

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If you hit really close to the figure you may win this game

    5. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Everyone has this statistic similiar... It's impossible to always captain highest GW scorer. It says I would have 320 more points or so but I'm pretty content with my captain picks this season.

  10. kime67
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Great manager but you have to question playing bernardo striker

  11. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    City v Liverpool score prediction?

    I think it is really tough personally

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      3-1 City

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

      3-3

    3. kime67
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      city looks poor without aguero..also no fernandinho

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1-1

    5. Party time
      1 year, 2 months ago

      100 - 100

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No Fernandinho and LIV just a champion ... 2-1 LIV

    7. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2-1 Liverpool I think

    8. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      0-2

    9. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pool wins, 2-0

  12. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which Man City players do you think, you'll own in GW 33?

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

      Mahrez

    2. kime67
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      only kdb but hell go soon too probably as they have nothing to play for andpep loves trolling

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Dé Bruyne.

    4. Party time
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kevin De Bruyne

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

      Mahrez should get more game time than most as he was used sparingly pre lockdown.

    6. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      De Bruyne +1 not sure who.

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

    With the FA Cup, play BB?

    Best C?

    Pope,
    Trent, Doherty C, Aurier, Boly
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes,
    Jimmy, Rashford, Vardy

    McCarthy, Barnes, Sarr, Taylor

    .2 itb

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rash

    2. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimmy (c) for me, with Doherty (v).

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

      Cheers.
      Would you bench boost this team?

  14. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Richarlison to:

    A. Martial
    B. Pulisic

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

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

      A. But he's gonna rip it up this week 😉

  15. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son to Salah (C)?

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not this week

    2. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not this week

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

      SHU V Spurs could be the most boring game of the GW. Though BOU V NEW will give it a run Im sure.

  16. JS27
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on my FH team for this week?
    Martinez
    Doherty Alonso AWB
    Bruno Martial Son Pulisic
    Auba Kane Jimenez

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tidy

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lacazette over kane

  17. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Grealish > Pulisic for free?

    Yes or No

    1. JS27
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      100% yes

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

      Yes

    3. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep

    4. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yes

    5. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Cheers lads

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

      Yes, I'm probably Douglas Luiz > Pulisic and benching Grealish.

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

      Yep

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

      Yes - do it now!

    9. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It’s a no brainer in my opinion

    10. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hell yea

  18. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ederson, 3.9
    TAA Maguire Doherty Aurier Lascelles
    Salah KdB Bruno Mané Saka
    Jimenez Rashford Nketiah
    Am I good for the run-in? Maybe need Chelsea mid?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wow sorry old team. Delete please

  19. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ederson, 3.9
    TAA Maguire Doherty Aurier Lascelles
    Salah Mahrez Bruno Son Saka
    Jimenez Rashford Nketiah

    Am I good for the run-in? Maybe need Chelsea mid?

    1. MikeRyko
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah maybe get Pulisic. Bruno or Mahrez the obvious ones who could go. Consider Foden if you want to keep a city mid.

  20. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Second last piece of advise please?

    Would you do Williams (Man U) > Aurier for - 4?

    Yeah or Nah?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nah for -4

  21. YaYaYaYa
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A couple of dilemmas of who to play/bench:

    GK: Martinez or Pope
    4th MF (3-4-3): Saint-Maximin or Saka

  22. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Saka should be Foden... facepalm

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'll see myself out 😆

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

        Yep, take a break pal 🙂

  23. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Are there any reputable Wolves ITK accounts?

  24. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Right I took a hit to sort out my team for the rest of the season (hopefully). Auba will become Jesus / Vardy next week:

    Ederson - Martinez
    Trent - Basham - Egan - Lascelles - Saiss
    KDB - Bruno - Son - Doucoure - Norwood
    Auba - Rashford - Jimmy

  25. Garth Marenghi
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who will more likely start versus west ham?

    A) Pulisic
    B) Giroud

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Flip a coin

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  26. FabzGuitar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Planning on getting rid of Baldock since Sheffield fixtures don’t look good. Torn between 2 options until the end of the season.

    A) Keep
    B) Aurier (has better fixtures)
    C) Soyuncu (Already have Barnes, but is owned by majority of players in my mini-league)

  27. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Play one:

    A: DCL
    B: Saka
    C: Lascelles

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A cause playing attackers is more fun

  28. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Please choose one for the rest of the season: -

    A. Maguire/Wan bissaka and Azpilucueta/Alonso

    B. Aurier and Van Dijk

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

  29. afs2239
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    1.9 itb any changes needed
    De gea
    Doherty alonso Digne
    Bruno Mcginn KDB Son
    Auba RAsh DCL

    Mccarthy HEnderson aarons lascelles

    Mcginn to puli??

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

    Salah will inevitably get rotated so who is a good cheap 5th mid (up to 5.2m)?

    Cantwell is default but he has not produced in forever. Noble has the fixtures and penalties but nothing in open play.

    1. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If you feel punty, Gundogan

    2. MikeRyko
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Foden is the stand out for me. Don't think Cantwell is the worst choice - his home fixtures still look decent on paper so you could target them.