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Scoutcast Episode 341 – Final Day Planning

What is it like to be within a whisker of winning Fantasy Premier League? Joe and Az find out when they are joined by special guest Alexander (@TooGoodFPL), who is in third place and just nine points from the summit.

This latest Scoutcast episode devotes itself to planning for Gameweek 38, as this longest of campaigns draws to a close.

Alexander reveals what its like to be so high up the rankings and the players he is considering for the end of the season as he bids for the FPL crown. With chess champion Magnus Carlsen hot on his heels in fourth place and just 30 points separating the top 10, there is plenty for him to ponder ahead of Sunday’s matches.

There’s alot on the line for all managers too, be it overall rank, mini-league glory or just the chance to own David Silva before he departs the Premier League.

While Joe and Alexander don’t have a Free Hit to play they can at least dream and run through the players, who those lucky enough to still have that chip, could bring in.

Az is one of those lucky ones. But with a wealth of choice from the ranks of Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and more ,deploying this chip is no easy task.

Elsewhere, Joe laments on his poor post-lockdown Bench Boost strategy and there’s some Rough with the Smooth tales of woe and joy to look at.

On Monday July 27th at 8pm UK time the Scoutcast will return for one more time this campaign, to look at the highs and lows and lessons learned from this odd season. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of this and future live episodes.

In addition, the Scoutcast and all our other podcasts are now also available via our Soundcloud channel.

If you’re a traditional type, you can acquire the mp3 audio version via this link or the first player below. Or you can take in the full visual experience via the second player below.

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  1. Pompel
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Foden to Silva worth a hit ?

    1. nico05
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      yes

      1. Pompel
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        I'm torn. I do expect Silva to bid farewell in style with at least two assists - unless I cast a spell by buying him

    2. Kroneek
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      No, I don't think so.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes I would

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Oui

    5. JfA
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Yep

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Absolutely

  2. Firminoooo
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 15 hours ago

    Rate my latest FH team:
    (If Jesus not starting: Jesus/Pulisic/Guendouzi to Mahrez/ Martial/ Connolly)

    Pope
    TAA Aurier Pieters
    Salah D.Silva Sterling Pulisic
    Kane Jesus Ings

    1. JfA
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Nice, some team value that mind. I'd go Son instead of Jesus if you could work it.

      1. JfA
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Some very cheap playable bench fodder about to enable a top team.

  3. Bicks
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      I know it's manic but thoughts appreciated. I'm going top heavy.

      Pope
      Bardsley Johnson Stephens
      Salah Sterling KDB Martial
      Kane Jesus Greenwood

      Martin, Braithwaite, Williams, Guendozi.

      I have a 10 point lead.

      My other option is KDB and Greenwood out for Silva and Ings.

      I'm a Norwich fan and expcting the worst. I think Pep wants Jesus to get a few for confidence ahead of CL.

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      I have enough in bank to get Mahrez over DSilva. Which do you prefer?

      A D Silva Doherty
      B Mahrez Tierney

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Hmm can you do dilva and Tierney?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Yes that’s possible

      2. Pompel
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        I'd go Dilva + Doherty.

      3. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A

    • waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Got so many drafts, feeling a bit fed up!
      Help with this?
      A) Pope and mahrez
      B) Martinez and kdb

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A imo

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        B

      3. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A

      4. Juan in a Million
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A

      5. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A

    • The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Pope
      TAA Pieters Lamptey
      Salah KDB Pulisic Dilva Sterling
      Greenwood, Kane

      Button - Williams - Simpson - Connolly

      This is my FH team. I have 0 ITB. Thoughts on this team? Any suggestions?

      1. JfA
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Excellent, maybe Braithwaite instead of Lamptey.

        1. JfA
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Or Martinez instead of Pope and bring in Bardsley?

    • KP - FPL
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      My rival is 19 points ahead and I he can only get Jesus by doing a hit and he is likely to captain Sterling. Should I captain?

      A) Jesus

      B) Salah

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        B

      2. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        B if he doesn’t have Salah.

      3. JfA
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Jesus might not even play, could you not captain Pulisic?

    • ct mariner
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Playing BB - trailing league leader by 33 who will play FH so VERY unlikely to catch - looking at switching out Button, Taylor and either Willian or Fernandes - who scores more:

      A. Pope, (Pieters, Dilva) and keep Willian for -8
      B. Martinez, (Pieters, Dilva) and keep Fernandes for -8

      Leaning towards A at the moment

      1. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A for me, but if he got a free hit and 30pt lead will be tough.

      2. Juan in a Million
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A

    • KP - FPL
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Who is more likely to haul?

      A) Salah

      B) Auba

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A

      2. POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        I’d say Salah has higher upside purely based on Watford still fighting for survival and goal difference whilst Newcastle are on the beach

      3. Juan in a Million
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A

    • Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Hi guys,

      6pts behind 1st with a tc advantage. Who will win?

      My team (Subs):
      Martinez (De Gea)
      Tark/Doherty/Lundstram (Taylor inj, Saiss)
      DSilva, foden, KDB, Willian, Pulisic,
      Rashford, Ings (Jiménez)

      Vs

      Ederson
      Egan, Doherty Azpilicueta, tarkwoski, kilman
      Foden, KDB, martial, Fernandes, Saka,
      Vardy, Greenwood, Aubameyang

      1. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        He may get Jesus or dsilva for Vardy or united midfielder.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Ederson, Foden and KdB makes that difficult.

          1. Ashleyajolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            True, he’d need to take a hit so probably will be same team

    • baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Bardsley or Pieters? Everyone is going for Pieters it seems, but when I compared their stats there wasn't big difference and baps seem to prefer Bardsley.

      1. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        0.1ml cheaper possibly slight reason. And straight swap for injured Taylor.

      2. Dash4
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          I’ve gone Beardsley but I think they will get exactly the same score 2 or 6.

          1. Dash4
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Beardsley????……Bardsley

        • Juan in a Million
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Part of a number of changes but which is better

          Mahrez -8

          Ings -4

          1. Dash4
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Can’t see Mahrez getting 3 goals which surely would be only reason for risking -8 hit

            • Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Ings 100% plays as fighting for golden boot.

              Mahrez rotation risk, but potential for a big haul of points if plays.

              I would pick Ings as safer and reduced hits.

              1. Juan in a Million
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                I'm behind the leader by 5 points in my mini league who will be on free hit, looking to bring in Dilva and Kane.

                Current line up is Rahsford, Mahrez, Foden & Ings.

                Option 1 is Kane Mahrez, Dilva and fodder for -8
                Options 2 is Kane Dilva, Ings and bench Foden for -4

          2. JfA
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Anybody selling Salah for Sterling is mad, Newcastle are pants at the moment, we have a history of shipping big against Lpool and Salah loves scoring against us, he could very easily get four on Sunday.

            1. Hairy Potter
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Salah against England's Danny Rose is definitely worrying as a Newcastle fan.

              1. JfA
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Looks like an unfit Hayden will be drafted in, it's going to be a car crash, I was at the game last year, it was buzzin, nobody is looking forward to that on Sunday 🙁

          3. JfA
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            I could have went Vardy to Kane but went Bruno to Sterling, would have definitely went Bruno Salah if I could have afforded it.

          4. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            A Ings Soucek or
            B Wood Antonio

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Beeeeeee

            2. Dash4
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                A.. best result is a goal and an assist.
                B.. best result is a goal and a goal.

                I’d go B.

              • Ashleyajolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 14 hours ago

                B

            3. Hairy Potter
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Which do you think scores more?

              A) VVD & Rashford
              B) VVD & Greenwood
              C) Bardsley & Kane - 4

              1. wantsharptv
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                C

            4. The Senate
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Kane is a no-brainer upgrade over Rashford right?

              1. wantsharptv
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Yep, I'm mulling over that for a hit

              2. Dash4
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Yes

                  1. JfA
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Defo, I'd do Vardy to Kane for a hit if I had the money but have just gone Bruno Sterling and wiped me out.

              3. wantsharptv
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                A +20 v no FH
                B FH

                Would you prefer to be in positon A or B?

                1. Dash4
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    A

                2. Shaw Manc Redemption
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  All set up for a Dilva blank isn't it?

                  1. JfA
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                    Won't matter unless you've taken a hit and have Sterling, Mahrez or KDB. Or gawd forbid Salah 😮

                3. alexlayton84
                    9 days, 23 hours ago

                    Any last minute thoughts would be much appreciated here.

                    Scenario: I’ve been top of my mini league since January, and fairly clear. I had a few absolute shocker game weeks since the restart and now I’m currently second but behind by just two points. However, there are currently 12 points separating the top four (!!)

                    GW plan
                    Transfer out Fernandes/Jesus
                    Transfer in Aubamayang/D Silva
                    (-4 points)

                    Team would be:
                    Pope
                    TAA Azpilicueta Wan Bissaka
                    Pulisic KDB Mahrez Silva Antonio
                    Aubameyang Ings

                    Bench: Greenwood, Saiss, El Mohamedy

                    Here’s the big potential game changer - I still have my TC chip to play which could make or break my season in spectacular fashion!
                    So I’m thinking between D Silva (my heart) and Aubameyang or KDB (my head).

                    Any other transfer/captain suggestions appreciated.

                    Cheers and good luck all!

                  • kaner123
                    • 5 Years
                    9 days, 11 hours ago

                    Is FPL scareface legit?

                  • Blackstar
                    • 11 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    Does no one fancy Vardy