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Scoutcast Episode 337 – Are Salah and Jimenez now ‘broken shields’?

Fantasy Premier League managers face a tough choice over the season run-in regarding players they have trusted for returns for most of the campaign.

Well-owned and usually reliable players, like Raul Jimenez (£8.3m) at Wolves and Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) at Liverpool, are starting to look laboured in matches. Speaking of labour, Mrs Jimenez is due to give birth soon, which will give the Mexico striker’s owners further anxiety of starts, albeit for understandable reasons.

Joe is joined by Az and Andy to ponder what to do with ‘broken shields’ like Jimenez and Salah, who are no longer protecting FPL managers’ ranks as they have done previously.

Elsewhere, there is an array of low-owned and kindly priced ‘swords’ already helping to boost ranks. Young starlets such as Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood (£4.6m) and City’s Phil Foden (£5.4m) are attracting considerable interest from our trio.

Joe and Andy are considering the previously unthinkable and ditching the likes of Salah. Az has gone one step further, jettisoning the Liverpool midfielder already to stock up on assets from the Manchester clubs. This latest episode considers the ideal triple-ups from the red and blue halves of Manchester.

Spurs have an enticing fixture against whipping boys Bournemouth in Gameweek 34. What can possibly go wrong when transferring in and captaining Jose Mourinho’s troops in an easy-on-paper fixture? Our trio weighs up the merits of cherry-picking defences over the next few Gameweeks.

Az takes his turn to pick a differential. There are clean sheets over the season run-in to focus on and our Scoutcast trio reveal their transfer and captain plans.

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743 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Whiskerz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Bench one of?

    1. Foden
    2. Greenwood
    3. Jiminez

    1. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'd go for Jimi, risky but can pay off

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      3

    3. barcaa7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      3

    4. Whiskerz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Pretty unanimous. Thanks guys.

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Rashford to Greenwood for free is big no, rigth ?

    1. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wouldn't bother

    2. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 5 days ago

      It might seem like a sideways move but if you hold onto Rashford, you will almost inevitably have a 4.2m forward in your lineup sitting on the bench (and down the pecking order) whereas for .4m more you could have a proper striker and use 5m to turn a Saka into a Mahrez.

  3. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Looks like i've picked the wrong ManU-players on WC last week.....what to do now?

    Willing to take -4.....AWB & Nketiah out for Greenwood & Aurier?

    Martinez Ryan
    AWB C.Taylor Doh Holgate* Robinson
    Salah Mahrez KdB Pulisic Bruno
    Nketiah Jimi Rashford

    0.3 ITB

    Ta for the FB lads!

    1. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'd do it, not a bad chance to take with possible Aurier against bou def

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      awb scored nicely last 3 gw's

      with your move you will have benching haddacke

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        True....maybe bench Jimi with a baby on the way?

    3. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I wouldn't do it for a -4, you'll have a benching issue anyway if you get Greenwood this GW.

    4. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      What else? Save the FT, cross my fingers, and take my steps next GW with two FT's?

  4. Klaren
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    A) Salah to Sterling
    B) Pulisic to Foden
    C) AWB to Aurier (would enable Son to Bruno next GW)

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C

    2. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C

  5. C_Manan
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Auba replacement ? (Have Rashford and Jimi)
    A) Vardy (Ars)
    B) Kane (Bou) - not sold on him, maybe a 1 week punt
    C) Firmino (BHA) - differential and expected to play 70+ mins this GW
    D) Iheanacho (Ars) - End up saving money and upgrade my defence

    1. bc82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Maybe Kane this week, change to Vardy next?

      1. C_Manan
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Just got Vardy in. Statistically better chance of getting points rather than just switching players within a week

  6. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Any changes to my bench/playing order or am I G2G?

    McCarthy (Henderson)
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Salah KDB Mahrez Bruno(c) Martial
    Jimenez Greenwood

    Bench: Ings Boly Taylor

  7. Fit_to_drop
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Any takers for Troy Deeney - 2 home fixtures in a row against Nor and New. 6.2m. They are struggling and will be fighting for their lives surely and Pearson would be the man to have at the helm in such a scenario? Short term play for 2 weeks to capitalise on fixtures.

    1. bc82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thinking the same.. he's done nothing since the game against Liverpool though... was it like... 6 months ago?

  8. MESSINHO
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    DDG
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss
    KdB (C) - Mane - Mahrez - Bruno - Foden
    Jimenez - Rashford

    Subs: Martin - Holgate - Nketiah - Lascelles

    1 FT, 0.1 itb

    A) Jimi + Mane -> Kane + Pulisic (-4)
    B) Mane -> Son
    C) Save

    It's gotta be C, right?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      c

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C

  9. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    GTG? Or is a hit needed? 3.2itb

    Patricio
    TAA - Doherty - Aurier
    Mane - Kdb - Fernandes - Martial - Mahrez
    Jimi - Greenwood

    Subs: Martins - Kiko - Connolly - Simpson

    1. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      GTG, captain choice?

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Probably between Kdb/Mane/Bruno

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      GTG!

  10. 50mildownthedraintonymartia…
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    guys who would you take out salah for? Have KDB
    1. Sterling
    2. Mahrez

    1. barcaa7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1

    2. Cricket_Badger
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      1

  11. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    1FT
    0.1 in the bank

    what to do ?
    1. Save
    2. Holding to Taylor
    3. Something else

    Pope,
    Doherty, AWB, TAA,
    Foden, KDB, Son, Bruno, Mane,
    DCL, Rashford

    sub: Martin, Jimenez, Holding, Lasscelles

    1. Cricket_Badger
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Save - get 2FT's next week. 2 isn't worth it.

  12. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Guys, who to bench...

    A, Foden.
    B, Greenwood.
    C, Jimenez....

    1. Najoman86
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Jimi

  13. KAVALIER KEN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Who would you captain for this gameweek? :-

    A. KDB

    B Ferdinand

    1. wheato
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Big Les

  14. wheato
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Looking for a differential to creep up some money leagues.

    0.7 ITB and 1 FT

    Martinez / Button

    TAA / AWB / Saiss / Holgate / Ngakia

    Mane / KDB / Mahrez / Fernandes / Pulisic

    Jimenez / DCL / Greenwood

    Currently thinking about saving this week and then Mane > Antonio and Jimi/DCL > Vardy next week.

    Anybody got any other ideas?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Mane-> Sterling(c)

      1. wheato
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Interesting, thanks.

      2. Najoman86
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I like it!

  15. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    City presser done?

  16. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Load up on your City assets. Injury-hit Newcastle in for a drubbing!

    Cue a 0-1 D.Gayle FT.

  17. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Play Aurier or Jimenez?

    1. Najoman86
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No CS for Sheffield Utd since the restart would tilt it in favour of Jimenez for mine

  18. Najoman86
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Attempting a full season of no point hits.

    Pope Martin
    Maguire TAA Aurier Saiss Lacelles
    KdB Salah Martial Pulisic Saka
    Jimenez DCL Rashford
    1FT £0.2m

    A. Pulisic > Foden
    B. Salah > Sterling
    C. Roll FT

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C

  19. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    How we looking? 0ft 2.3itb

    Martinez
    Taa Doherty c.taylor
    Salah kdb(c) son fernandes
    Rashford jimi greenwood

    Button Lascelles guendouzi simpson

    1. Najoman86
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      GTG! The last roll of the dice with Son?

  20. More Cowbell
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pick just 1 to bench:

    a) Mane
    b) Pulisic
    c) Foden
    d) Greenwood
    e) Rashford
    f) Jiminez

    1. Team Cruel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      F

  21. Henning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    3.7 m in the bank

    Need a good defender for rest of the season.
    Who to get and who to ditch?

    Pope
    TAA Boly Stevens
    KDB Fernandes Son Martial
    Jimenez Vardy Greenwood

    Leno Mount Fernandez Lundstram

    1. bc82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ditch Lundstrum, get Azipl

  22. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anything worth a hit? GTG? Whom are you captaining?

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Kiko
    Salah KDB Mahrez Bruno
    Kane(C) Rashford Greenwood

    Button Fernandez Hayden 3.9

    0.5itb

    1. bc82
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looks pretty decent, Mahrez game time might be a concern.. think I'm going KDB for el capitano

  23. bc82
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    RM WC team

    Foster  (Martinez)

    TAA Doherty Azpil Laporte (kikoFem)

    Bruno Martial DeBrunye Foden Pulsic
    Kane (Ings Greenwood)

    0.0 ITB

    Kane for Vardy next week?

    Could do a reshuffle dropping a primo Def and get sterling.. or Mahrez for foden

    Any other suggestions much appreciated!

  24. Espinoxa
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Have Kane Rashford and Jimenez as strikers
    Thinking of changing either Kane to Ings or Rashford to Greenwood, then changing Guendouzi to Pulisic
    Other midfielders are KDB, Bruno,Mane,Foden
    Thoughts? Should I just leave things how they are?
    (Cant get Mahrez as I have Ederson)

  25. Nedvěd11
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Salah -> Sterling for -4?

    Headache..

    1. tm370
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Why would you sell Salah for a hit? Is there news he won't play?

    2. Geraaaard
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Salah is a must play

  26. Geraaaard
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Im going in for fernandes and greenwood. Turns out dont have money to do the transfer and have to downgrade one my defense.

    TAA-Doherty-lascelles-jack robinson-kiko

    Planning to drop doherty for the following 6.1m and below players:
    Azpi
    Soyuncu
    Jonny/boly/coady
    Aurier

    Im thinking azpi but right now i wont have any wolves players. So jonny also comes to mind. Any sugestion?