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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. UnitedRthebest
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    RMT please.

    Pope•Henderson
    TAA•Doherty•Maguire•Bellerin•Egan
    KDB•Son•Fernandes•Shelvey•Duda*
    Rashford•Jimenez•DCL
    WC FH
    Did Grealish to Son and thinking of doing Duda to Pulisic for -4. Yes or No? Also Bellerin will be gone soon.
    Cheers!

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

      * no WC BB available

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

      Pulisic would have to outscore Bellerin by 4 points for it to pay out. Possible. Rest of the team looks good imho.

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

      Team looks good - I wouldn't do the -4 this week but would get him in next.

      Go 433 with Bellerin for this week.

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

        Yeah I’m not sure if it will work but I want a bit of a rank boost. Thanks

  2. Kaiser123
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who scores better next 3.

    Son, Kane, Pogba , Ings or Martial , Salah , Rasford , DCL

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

      latter

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

      Hopefully the second one

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

    Hows this wildcard team looking?

    Ederson, 3.9m
    TAA, Aurier, Maguire, Saiss, Holgate
    Salah,KDB, Son, Martial, Foden
    Jimi, DCL, Nketiah

    £0 ITB

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice team mate!! I’d be keen to get Rashford in there tho!!

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

        Cheers. Would love him but just cant find anyway of getting him. Doing ok season wise so don't want to lose any of Salah, KDB and TAA yet as could impact rank.

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yeah mate completely fair point there, could Son got to Pulisic and DCL to Rashford??

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

    Hoping Doherty has his shooting boots on tonight.

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

      I'd rather he had them on tomorrow to be honest.

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tonight?

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

        Sorry tomorrow

    3. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Got him as VC

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

    Pope (Button*)
    TAA Robbo Boly (lascelles Stephens*)
    Salah KDB Martial Son (Hayden*)
    Ings Jimi DCL

    1FT & 1.2itb
    Hi all, any thoughts on this team, need to change out * players soon especially for when I want to BB

    1. Hold?
    2. Get in Martinez before his price goes up?
    3.Saiss for Stephens?
    4.Saka for Hayden?

  6. 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???

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

      Yes to that transfer. Mcginn has looked completely off the pace since the restart / comeback from injury.

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So captaincy will be between Salah and Son...

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

      Mo’s just done 5 shots of tequila and had a kebab.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Son it is.

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

        He probably doesn't drink since he's Muslim, but scouse kebabs might be worse than tequila anyway.

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

      Liverpool don't play until next Friday 03/07.

      Plenty of time for the team to recoup from the party tonight!

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

        This

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

    who to put armband on?

    a. Pulisic
    b. Jimenez
    c. Salah
    d. Bruno
    e. Vardy

    Cheers

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah or Jimenez

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

    Pope - McArthy
    TAA - VVD - Doherty - Taylor - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Cantwell - Barnes
    DCL - Jiminez - Jota

    2ft, £0.0 in the bank. Bench Boost still to play

    A) Barnes, Jota --> Martial, Greenwood
    B) Barnes, TAA --> Martial, AWB

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

      A, I don't see TAA not starting every game

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

    a. Nyland -> Martínez
    b.Grealish -> Pulisic
    c. use the wildcard

    Nyland
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier
    KDB, Salah, Grealish, Fernandes(VC)
    Jiménez, Auba(C), Ings

    Button, Lascelles, Guendouzi, Simpson
    1 free transfer, 0.7 million in the bank, wildcard, free hit and bench boost chips

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

      i just did B

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

        Thanks , hope you have that one right

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

      B - mainly because its more exciting!

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

        Thanks. I will have to make my mind up today before the price changes. Think I will do it.

  11. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When do people plan to use their TC?

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

      Salah > Villa

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

      Hard choice as always. Worst chip actually but you are in heaven if you get it right.

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

    Just realised my last post was finished. Planning on getting rid of Baldock & Ings since Sheffield & Southampton fixtures don’t look good. Torn between 2 options until the end of the season.

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

    1) Keep Ings
    2) Martial (Already have Fernandes)
    3) Rashford (Same as above)
    4) Someone else???

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would go for B2 I think.

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

        Loved the sound of that plan butJust realised that I wouldn’t have the funds to complete the transfer. Only way it works to get both players

        Ings (Out) > Martial (In)
        +
        Baldock (Out) > Soy (In)
        +
        Barnes (Out) > Aurier (In)

  13. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anybody else on a WC struggling to decide on midfielders? Just feel there are so many potentially great options.

    KdB, Salah, Mane, Son, Mahrez, Sarr, Pulisic, Martial, Pogba, Bruno, Foden, Saka...

    Slot A: KdB. Class player, capable of goals, assists, bonus, top scorer this season, good value. Feel he needs to stay in even though probably have minutes managed.

    Slot B: Salah (or Mane). Similarly to KdB, might have managed minutes but a class player who can haul at any time.

    Slot C: United Mid. Currently on Martial. Form, fixtures, something to play for.

    Slot D: Enabler/5th mid. Really like the look of Foden here. City's last 6 fixtures are great and I feel like Pep will give Foden plenty of minutes, and also Foden will be keen to perform to try and break into the first team. Saka also looks decent but Arsenal look quite poor.

    Slot E: One of Bruno, Sarr, Pulisic, or Son. This is my main dilemma. Who would you go for?

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

      I wasn’t keen on spurs but going Son just to get coverage for their excellent run of fixtures and he should play most games,

      I was also set on Liverpool assets but worried about their rotation which will happen, their value means a lot of upgrades elsewhere,

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

      Salah, KDB, Martial, Foden, Son, if you can afford it.

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

        Salah, KDB, Bruno, Martial, Son & play 352

  14. ratski
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I probably played my WC too early, but team needed an overhaul so no it’s...

    A
    De gea, (Martinez)
    Taa, Aurier, saiss, (holgate, Taylor)
    Salah, kdb, Bruno, son (Saka)
    Dcl, Jimi, rash

    B.
    De gea, (Martinez)
    Taa, Aurier, saiss, (holgate, Taylor)
    Martial, kdb, Bruno, son, (saka)
    Kane, rash, Jimi

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

      A. I think Salah still has loads more to give this season

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

    2FT

    A. Mane & Enda > Martial & AWB
    B. Mane & Enda > Martial & Aurier
    C. Mane & DCL > Rashford & Pulisic

    Gracias

  16. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bench one.

    DCL
    Saka
    Saint Maximin

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

      Bukayo

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bench 1 TAA or Doherty

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Surely there is someone else you can bench?

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

        Lacelles and aurier the other two both facing teams that cant score

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I'd bench Lascelles personally.

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

      You must have a serious bench !!!! must be worth playing BB ??

  18. bros
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Vardy to
    A. Kane
    B. Jesus

    Thanks

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kane for me due to being absolutely nailed on the start!!

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

        Thank you!

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Your welcome mate, I’ve been Thinking the same for next week to replace Aubameyang

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

            Yeah agree, got rid of him last week lol!
            Good luck

  19. Sike
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Please help me!
    1 FT 0.0 ITB

    McCarthy Leno

    Trent Doherty Justin Lascelles Lund

    KDB Son Martial Bruno D.Luiz

    Vardy Jimenez DCL

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Save FT mate??

  20. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Choose one to play please:

    A Ward
    B Kiko
    C Fernandez

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

    Guys do we think its worth doing TC on Salah GW 33 V Villa at home now the title has been won ??

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’d like to know what people think on this one too, had this game earmarked for using my TC now a little unsure!!

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

        Hello mate. What are you thinking about regarding TC Salah v Villa ?

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

    Who scores more thiis week - son or salah

  23. The Strokes
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would you do for (-4)
    DCL => Martial
    (it would mean other switchs but that would be the impact on my team)