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Scoutcast Episode 339 – Is it time for Danny Ings?

In Gameweek 35+, a raft of differentials topped the scoring charts in one of the most polarising sets of Fantasy Premier League matches for some time.

It seemed fitting that this episode’s line-up features both the haves and have-nots.

Andy and Az are able to luxuriate in their Michail Antonio (£7.0m) haul following the West Ham differential’s four-goal heroics. Meanwhile, Antonio-less Joe is forced to settle for FPL crumbs, like a save point from Watford stopper Ben Foster (£4.9m).

In a low-scoring week for many, sometimes the best pick-me-up is to move onto to the next Gameweek and the transfers and plans ahead. Chief among their topics for Gameweek 36+ is the merits of bringing in Southampton forward Danny Ings (£7.5m). The former Liverpool striker is in sensational form and at last has the fixtures to match, with Brighton’s porous defence next in his sights.

Our trio also tries to play Pep roulette as they attempt to second-guess the line up of a Manchester City outfit that has one eye on the FA Cup. Predicting the best scorers is only half the battle; finding the players who will earn the most minutes is perhaps the bigger challenge.

Some managers, such as Az and Joe, still have chips to play. But they are not happy having to use them amid rotation fears and in a single Gameweek. Could Gameweek 36+ be the week Az jettisons his Free Hit and Joe deploys his Bench Boost?

Elsewhere, there are clean sheets to mull over and Joe takes his turn to pick a differential, after mixed results recently. Ironically, Antonio turned out to be a great shout for him shortly after the restart.

Finally, there are transfers to consider and captains to choose. Will Gameweek 36+ be another collection of matches to see widely differing results?

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  1. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If I was on FH, I'd be looking at Cancelo this week. Very attacking, plays BOU and plays vs Rico. Of course, he may not start but I think he will. Definitely consider if you need a risk

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Could be gold but prefer three attackers from City.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good shout.

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes Good Option but maybe better defences for this week

  2. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    David Silvas minutes in FA cup:

    Newcastle 64
    Sheffield Wed 90
    Fulham 90
    Port Vale 90

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Those were the easy matches. He is a fringe player nowadays.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      pep playing silva in the cup, or just pep playing his usual B side against weaker teams? which arsenal aren't

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Hard to say.

  3. SantaCruz87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A. Is transferring out Antonio and Martial for Willian and Pulisic on -8 hit worth it if is for a 1 week punt?

    B. If were to choose one out of Willian and Pulisic, who to take?

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A) No
      B) depends on your situation. If you're ahead in your mini league, pick the one your closest rival has 😉

      1. SantaCruz87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Well this is interesting. My mini league has Willian in most team. But I was leaning towards Pulisic before your comments. Got to rethink on this. Who would you sell for Willian then? Martial? since away form is poorer

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      not worth for -4 let alone -8

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        im going willian - norwich conceed most from set pieces and willian take them

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      hell no

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    which one to do next GW? Or do 2 for a -4?
    A) Mane —> Salah
    B) mahrez —> Pulisic
    C) Jimi —> Jesus
    D) Jimi - Mahrez —> Pulisic - Jesus (-4)
    1FT & 1.6M itb

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

    Subs: Martins -Connolly - Kiko - Simpson

  5. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A. Mahrez to Silva
    B. Mahrez to Pulisic
    C. Vardy to Ings
    D. Any combo of Abc -4
    E. Mahrez, Connolly to Foden, Ings (bench Greenwood)-4

    Pope
    Taa, Dohert, Holgate
    Salah, Mahrez, Kdb, Bruno, Martial
    Greenwood, Vardy

    Martin, Saiss, Lascales, Connoly

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A or B

    2. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same question and I think you need Chelsea . So B

  6. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    No Chelsea, behind the couch it is later

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I currently have no Chelsea, and desperately want to punt on Alonso provided he starts, but taking a hit for such a risky short-term move seems wrong

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah I was tempted Aurier to Alonso for a hit but might just let Holgate be auto subbed in

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Willian, Azpilicueta and Pulisic here. Flopped on a bean bag on the lazy boy recliner!

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        It’s going to be a massacre isn’t it

  7. mlm
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pope (Martinez)
    TAA Doherty Aurier (3.9 3.9)
    Salah(c) KDB Fernandes Willian Pulisic
    Rashford Vardy (Greenwood)

    ITB 0.1, 1FT

    GTG?

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Aurier won't play after what happened with his brother, surely?

  8. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Crystal Palace have conceded the most big chances since the restart. Man United captain options being overlooked.

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Agree. Crystal Palace has been absolutely awful. the worst team at the moment besides Bournemouth and Norwich.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'm now thinking about bringing in Martial for AWB ... 😮

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I'm also stuck with a United defender, Maguire in my case. Will hold this week but taking a hit next week for Martial.

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    On FH, currently with:

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA Doherty Azpi (Lascelles 3.9)
    Mane Sterling(c) DSilva Pulisic Bruno
    Ings Giroud (Greenwood)

    1.0m ITB. But thinking I’ll get Jesus in for Giroud. But that requires either:
    A) TAA Saiss McCarthy
    B) Aurier* Doherty Pope

    Which? Why?

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mane to Willian
      Giroud to Jesus

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Pretty much done this

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Loath to lose Mane

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Just a lot of money to spend on a FH where although he might return he does have a harder fixture than plenty of other good options.

          City, Chelsea & United assets have to be maximised on the FH

    2. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A) Trent rested last game and they're playing Banter FC at set pieces

  10. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Last few tweaks of my FH team. Which ones for the last spots please? Azpi will be Alonso if news is leaked early that he starts. Thanks.
    _____
    Azpi - AWB - Digne
    Sterling - DSilva - Willian - Antonio - Bruno
    _____ - Jesus

    (Reina) - Greenwood - TAA - Taylor

    A) McCarthy or B) Pope
    1) Ings or 2) Giroud

    1. Only a Hazard of time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Pope and Ings

  11. Bambi
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Care to rate my FH team?

    Pope
    Boly TAA Azpillicueta
    Salah (c) D.Silva Pulisic Martial
    Ings Vardy Jesus

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You need Bruno. I don't think Jesus will start.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Jesus starts and gets rested after 60 mins when job is done. He should start.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I’d get Rashford over Vardy.

      1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        +1

  12. rozzo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hendo
    TAA Saiss Egan
    Salah KDB Martial Bruno Foden
    Vardy Jimenez

    Leno Lascelles Lund Nketiah

    1ft
    0.7 itb

    Any ideas here? Not got much of a bench.

    A). Vardy to Jesus
    B). Jimenez to Ings
    C). Nketiah to Greenwood
    D). Lascelles to Taylor

    Cheers

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      E) Vardy to Ings

  13. Football Heaven
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Schmeichel or Henderson considering I have stevens? thanks

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hendo, Leicester don't have Soyuncu

  14. Kenny Dogleash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    No Dilva, Willian or Antonio on my FH = sleepless night ahead. Can't have them all!

    McCarthy
    Azpi, Aurier, Digne
    Salah, Foden, Pulisic, Sterling (C), Bruno
    Jesus, Ings

    Greenwood, Taylor, 3.9, 3.9

  15. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sorry Repost
    Worth benching anyone for TAA this GW??
    1)Maguire
    2)Doherty
    3)Azpi??

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      bench TAA

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      AZpi and AWB are starting ahead of TAA for me. He is on my bench

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Maguire

  16. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Best defender this gw up to the value of 5.9?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I dont know how fit digne is i want him for aurier. Was strugglin at the end of last game

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Garcia

    3. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Walker if he plays

    4. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Digne

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Digne

  17. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Keeper on FH?

    A) de gea
    B) schmeichel
    C) McCarthy

  18. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    McCarthy Pope
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    Salah Sterling Bruno Martial Foden
    Jimi Greenwood

    DCL/Holgate/Lascelles
    3.1 itb and 1 FT
    Jimi to
    1. Jesus
    2. Vardy

    or anyone worth losing for Pulisic in the middle??

  19. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Took a -8 this week as I'm activating my BB.

    I have Button as my only "non-starter" (excluding rotations) and .8 in the bank. Gives me 4.7M for a GK. Do I risk it and take another -4 in the hope that a 4.7 keeper can at least breakeven or do I stay safe?

    Ryan 4.7M - I have Ings up top, and as this article says, Brighton are leaking.
    Ramsdale 4.5M - LOL
    Krul 4.6M - Norwich are now down, do they play with freedom (like many teams once relegated - or Arsenal once they know they do/don't have CL spot) and shut a shaky Chelsea side?
    McCarthy 4.5 - Southampton have been leaking quite a bit but come up against Brighton - is this the punt that makes the most sense?
    Reina 4.2 - Villa were lucky to not concede against Palace but ultimately they got that CS. They're battling desperately for survival and face an Everton side who have managed one goal in their last three

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You're going to spending more on hits than gaining on the BB at this rate! McCarthy for me.

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Aha love that you finished it by picking a keeper instead of saying don't do it! aha

        My transfers were;

        Rashford, Saka, Hayden > Greenwood, Antonio, Foden so the -8 is covered IMO

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Ha ha! Yeah - think you have to have to have a full compliment if playing BB. Good luck!

          1. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            If I did -12 it would be;

            Patricio, McCarthy
            Trent, Doherty, AWB, Egan, Cresswell
            Mane, KDB, Bruno, Antonio, Foden
            Jiminez, Ings, Greenwood

            That's good enough for a BB right

            Players out were: Rashford, Saka & Hayden

  20. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who is everyone captaining this gw ? Thank you .

    I'm on fernandes for now

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Boring

    2. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mo

    3. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Him or KdB

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Kdb? He wont play

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Called one boring and then tell someone else going for a punt that the player won't play. What you want from these guys?

    4. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Phil

    5. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Pulisic. If I get team news will do a very sideways FT from Tammy to Giroud. I'd trust Giroud more with captaincy I think so might take a punt there.

    6. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno for me as well.

    7. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Solid and safe choice. He returns every week!

      I think there’s better options though who could be riskier.

      If you nail the City player in a 5(+)-0 win, you’ll be laughing.

      Palace known to frustrate United somewhat.

  21. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What is the best move here guys?
    1.1 itb, 1ft

    1) Leno Sarr-> McCarthy Willian/Puli for-4
    2) Vardy Sarr-> Ings Willian/Puli for -4
    3) Mahrez -> Willian/Puli, bench Sarr
    4) Mahrez Sarr -> Dilva Willian/Puli for -4 (benching headache)

    Krul
    TAA - Doherty - Baldock
    KdB - Fernandes - Martial-Mahrez
    Greenwood - Jimenez -Vardy

    Subs: sarr Lascelles Lund. Leno

  22. Don Rogers FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    On FH

    A) Martial & Ings

    Or

    B) Pulisic & Vardy

    I have Willian but no other Leicester Southampton or UTD.

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

  23. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Ok thats it i am keeping dcl. Dw to do a minus 8..

  24. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who on earth is benched??

    KDB
    Bruno
    Salah
    Foden
    Pulisic
    Ings
    Greenwood
    Vardy

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      greenwood

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      First one. Because Pep is benching him too.

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Greenwood

  25. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any input would be great - current team + Freehit 36 or 38?

    Pat BUR(A) -
    VVD ARS(A) Maguire CRY(A) Doherty BUR(A)
    Salah ARS(A) Martial CRY(A) DeBruyne BOU(H) Mahrez Pulisic(C) NOR(H)
    Abraham (will FT to Giroud if team news) Vardy SHU(H)
    - Greenwood CRY(A) Femenia WHU(A) Lascelles TOT (H)

    FH 36
    De Gea PAL(A) -
    Alonso NOR(H) Digne VILLA(H) Alderweireld NEW(A) - Doherty BUR(A) -
    Foden BOU(H) DSilva Pulisic(C) Fernandes Antonio WAT(H)
    Abraham/Giroud NOR(H) Ings BRI(H) - Vardy SHU(H)

    FH 38
    Pope BRI(H) -
    Robbo NEW(A) Aurier/Toby PAL(A) Tierney WAT(H) - Holgate BOU(H) -
    Salah De Bryune NOR(H) D.Silva Sterling(C) Rich BOU(H)
    Lacazette WAT(H) DCL BOU(H)OR Wood BRI(H) - Connolly BUR(A)

    thank you

  26. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    So is it time for Ings?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No

  27. King Henrik
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    As soon as FPL Rockstar gives the early team news that Pulisic is starting. I think i will not be able to fight the urge to triple captain him!!

    Anyone else considering this.

    Chelsea will want to get as many goals as possible because the race for top 4 could come down to goal difference. Also Norwich as we know are relegated so i can only see this going one way.

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He’s only double digit hauled once this season.

      Tbf he’s fairly steady with a 6-9 point return lately, but there’s options for haulers this week for sure for City.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Could work

  28. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Vardy to Jesus for free?

  29. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    On BB

    2FT 1.7 ITB

    Henderson-McCarthy
    TAA-Doherty-Fernandez-Taylor-O'Connell
    Salah-Bruno-KDB-Pulisic-Foden
    Jimenez-Greenwood-Rashford

    Jimmy and Fernandez to Ings and Digne decent moves here ?

  30. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Best striker this week
    A - Vardy
    B - Ings -4
    C - Giroud -4?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Jesus

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      All good