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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. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    22pts behind in ML so need to take a big risk.

    Got 2 fts thinking Salah and Jimi for Mahrez (c) and Kane?

    Pope
    Taa, Doherty, Saiss
    Kdb, Salah, Son, Bruno
    Rash, Greenwood, Jimi

    Bench foden then injuries

    Any other suggestions much appreciated

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      If Mahrez gets the game-time against NOR, he can do damage. Might want to wait until 19:50 on Sun to 'hopefully' get early team news. Have a plan A & B. BOL!

      1. Tommo1888
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        game will be over by then !

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 hours ago

          Good point 🙂 I'm +5hrs - apologies to the centre planet people

    2. Tommo1888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      22pts probably isnt that hard to gain, does your competitor have a similar team to you ? are they free hitting?

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 hours ago

        Correction: +22 pts is hard to gain on a good rival - look back at your scorecard for the season

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 hours ago

          I gained 32 points just this week. The difficulty is doing it again :p

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 hours ago

            Agreed - You can average points over gw's on good players with fixtures+anomalies. You don't get to pick it out of a hat in 1 gw. That's luck!

            1. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 8 hours ago

              Bruno(c) with 1 point screwed a lot of people over, somehow I don't see that happening again in GW38 unless something weird happens at City

              1. Netters2018
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 hours ago

                I was 30 odd ahead a cpl of weeks back but he had silva cpt on free hit in 36 and cpt sterling hattie against brighton.. basically not having sterling has killed me

              2. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 hours ago

                Bruno(C) is a punt, like any captaincy option for 1 instance. I don't disagree with the choice and may C him myself, but it's sport, where there are many unknown wheels within wheels, even before, and when the game starts. I don't describe as skill anyone who picks a C for 1 gw.

                Get it right 7 times out of 10 and on a rolling average and you have my attention 🙂

                1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 8 hours ago

                  My point was that Bruno was a popular captain pick in GW37 and his failure opened the door for a lot of chasers, this was the reason I was able to make up 30+ points in one GW. In GW38 the overwhelming consensus will be on a City (c) and I don't see that failing for most leaders, hence less opportunity to claw back a huge deficit.

                  1. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 hours ago

                    Good rout, but not sure I agree if it happens, it will therefore happen again.

                    My C for chasers would be Antonio - yours?

    3. Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 hours ago

      His team has 9 players the same only differences are sterling and lamptetmy for my son and saiss.

      No free hit he has 2 transfers like me.... i think he may bring in kane/auba but im not sure..

      I have to do something have to hope for massive luck with mahrez and somehow sterling stays quiet?
      I think you right i need a plan b....

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Thanks to those who gave captaincy advice earlier. These would be probable team options (non FH so needs hit in either case which happy yo take as upside greater)- which do you prefer? If Mahrez non starter then becomes D Silva

    A Mane (or Mahrez) capain team

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Maguire
    Sterling KDB Mahrez Mané (c) Martial
    Ings Wood

    Pope Nketiah Williams Fernández

    B Kane (or Mahrez} captain team-

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Tierney/Alderweireld
    Sterling KDB Mahrez Martial Antonio
    Wood Kane (c)

    Pope Nketiah Maguire Fernandez

    1. Wigflex
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Tough one, B for me

  3. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    FH team G2G?

    Martínez
    Robertson, Pieters, Walker-Peters
    D.silva, Martial, Mane, (S)terling, Mahrez
    Ings Kane

    Button, Williams, Connolly, 3.

  4. Marc Jobling
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    If a leak reveals that both D Silva and Jesus start, which would you go for?

    (a) D Silva for Martial/Fernandes
    (b) Jesus for Jimenez

    De Gea
    TAA - Saiss - Bardsley
    Sterling (c) - De Bruyne - Martial - Fernandes
    Ings - Jimenez - DCL

  5. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Looks likes we'll be picking our new teams in 2 weeks then

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      2 weeks? It wont be that soon will it?
      Its 7 week til restart?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I'm loving it

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        I'd like to include you in my ML next season, would you be interested

        No fee, no prize. Just fun and banter

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          IN bro 🙂
          Thanks !

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            Top man, will be in touch when game goes Iive

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 hours ago

              Sure 🙂

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          I may not be as prolific as our Amey but is this something I can get in on Berbs?

  6. D.Glynn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    On FH,
    A) Martinez, Long, Sterling
    B) Henderson, Doherty, Bruno

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      A

  7. Thomas M.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Need advice since last week came with a bang and made me push rivals away by 37 and 43 points in ML's. However they have FH and will be loading up.

    Current team is:
    TAA / Aurier AWB or Doherty
    KDB / Sterling (C) / Dilva / Martial / Pulisic
    Kane / Greenwood or Nketiah

    1 FT and 1.5 itb.
    What should I do?
    A. Get Salah? Only way is -4 and getting rid of Trent, not worth It right?
    B. Doherty -> Robbo or someone else?
    C. Pulisic -> Antonio / Moura / X

  8. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Son get in my team fella!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Why ??
      What happened??
      I have him i mean. So want to hear something good

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 hours ago

        I think he might be a sleeper hit. If Kane drops deep against the Palace block and Son can attack Ward, he's the better option. Can see it happening. Not that many going for him probably because Kane has the better recent form + abundant options in midfield

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 hours ago

          Yep, Son is overlooked and i like him as a powerful diff. Palace is really out of form and Spurs hopefully goes full tilt in the last game.

    2. Dele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 hours ago

      This

  9. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Who do you prefer?
    1. Antonio
    2. Pulisic
    3. Moura

  10. Ashleyajolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Should I take a hit for another defender?

    Team;
    Martinez
    Doherty, Tarkowski, lundstram, (Taylor (inj), Saiss)
    KDB, Willian, DSilva, Foden, Pulisic
    Ings Rashford (Jiménez)

  11. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Kdb to Sterling (tc)?

  12. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Would you rather have Antonio or Robbo?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Robbo easily

  13. Survival of the fittest
    FFCommunity_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Survival of the Fittest

    I keep seeing a lot of Free Hit squads opting for players from Arsenal, Everton and West Ham. However, all three of those sides have nothing to play for, with their opponents Watford, Bournemouth and Aston Villa fighting for their lives.

    On a Free Hit, I’d personally consider going with Harry Kane over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He’s in form and performing well for shots and big chances.

    Michail Antonio is a man in form, with six goals in his last four games. Should we be looking to Jack Grealish as a differential instead? He will be playing for a move this summer and keeping the Villains up would be a huge feat.

    All of the sides in the race for survival will have to go all out to score goals and get the result, so there could be big gaps for their relative opposition. Personally, I’ll be avoiding players facing a side still battling.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Tigers? Villains! 😀

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        What do we want?
        Post editing abilities for the masses!
        What do we want?
        Post editing abilities for the masses!
        What do we want?
        Post editing abilities for the masses!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          And just like that... pfff.... it’s gone

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          lmao wtf, I didnt know edit existed haha

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            Imagine all those Salads, Falafel 9's and transexuals that could be avoided

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 hours ago

              Salad Is intentional from me !! Everytime ....

    2. PepSala
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Agree

      1. PepSala
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        With the exception of City. Nothing to play for but Pep wants them firing on all cylinders for the CL.

        1. FFCommunity_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          Yeh City the exception when it comes to backing a team with nothin to play for!

          1. Tommo1888
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            Could argue that Grealish has been playing for a move since he returned from lockdown but has pretty much done nothing. You not fancy Trezeguet - scored 3 in 3 ?

            1. FFCommunity_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 hours ago

              Yes he’s also in with a shout - big differential!

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Ah that famous premier league team, Aston Villa Tigers

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I’ve gone Digne because though I think Bournemouth will battle and will probably score I think there will be plenty of space in behind for Everton to exploit.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        With that logic, surely you’d go for Richarlison ?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          No space at the in with midfielders

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            *inn

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            DCL??

            Pukes*

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 hours ago

              He even laughed when he said he was due a goal on MOTD

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 9 hours ago

                LoL

                1. MosF94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 hours ago

                  He's in my FH team. I think that game could be really open, and, well - he really is due...

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 hours ago

              When I saw this, I knew DCL was not a serious FPL asset
              https://i2-prod.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/article17739260.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/1_daviesdcl.jpg

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          Rich is a nice differential, I smell a brace

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            Of ???
            😛

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 hours ago

              well I sold him recently so its probable 😀

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            Hopefully assisted by Digne

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Have Son & Aurier.
      Not going to treble on Spurs definitely.

      It's Choice between Salah & Auba for me

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Having Aurier and son should not affect your Auba Vs Kane decision.

    6. waterboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Holly, I don't quite follow which tactics you're suggesting.

      You mention the upsides of "Battling" clubs, the downsides of clubs like Arsenal, West Ham & Everton, but then in your last paragraph allude to the possibility of the "battling" clubs having to play open games and giving Arsenal, West Ham & Everton big gaps, but immediately kibosh the idea.

      It must be the Stellas I've just partaken of !!!

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        it's not the Stellas - it's confusing.

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        Not confusing - just not logical

        Villa have found resilience and passion - no easy beat. West Ham have a bit of form but I see 1-1

        Arsenal could really punish a Watford side looking for a result

        Everton however have not looked convincing and i fancy Bournemouth to keep them busy at the other end

    7. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      This doesn’t make any sense does it?

      Don’t get players against teams battling relegation,
      But those teams will leave big gaps to exploit??

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      So you don't want Arsenal but want Kane who also has nothing to play for. Contradictory argument..

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 hours ago

        That wasn't the point, the point was to avoid teams playing against other teams that still have something to play for. So Auba faces Watford who have survival to play for, Kane plays Palace who were the first team to hit the beach back in GW31+.

      2. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        Spurs have EL qualification at stake

    9. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 hours ago

      I think it's easy to over-analyse the fixtures and motivation for teams. Sure, Watford, Villa and Bournemouth have something to play for, but it doesn't suddenly make them great teams. They've been trying to get out of the relegation zone since the restart and they are still there for a reason. Every team will have some motivation - you could argue for example that Palace will be desperately trying to avoid another defeat, or that Arsenal will want to go into FA cup final in best form possible, or Southampton will want to go all out to give Ings best chance to win Golden Boot. Reality is that the last GW is so unpredictable. Some players might be playing for their chance to stay at the club, some might naturally want to give 110% in every game, some squad players will be laying down a marker to secure a place in their team for next season, etc.

      A fixture vs. the bottom clubs could be viewed as a negative or positive thing. Take Auba as an example. Watford being up for the match might either (a) Make them harder to score against or (b) Leave them more open as they push to score goals. If you are considering fixtures, I think it's important to look at all aspects and possibilities of the fixture. i.e. I don't think it's wise to avoid Arsenal, Everton or West Ham assets purely because of point (a) without considering (b) might happen also.

      Two fixtures do stand out I think for me. City-Norwich for obvious reasons. Also Liverpool-Newcastle. Newcastle have looked poor for the last few weeks and are injury ravaged. But I can see why some people can see fixtures in different ways.

      I think at the end of the day, as always, you have to try to make the best decisions for you and based on what you feel will play out each GW.

      1. Werkself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        Excellent comment. I would just add that if your chasing, as I am, you're not likely to make up much ground without taking a risk and bringing in or keeping some of the differentials that all the free-hitters are abandoning.

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 hours ago

          This is true. I'm looking at Trossard as a possible differential. Obviously risky but if he scores it's like a double win as he'll wipe the Burnley CS in the process. Hard to drop one of Dilva, Sterling, KdB, Salah, Martial for him though. So many midfield options.

      2. Markus
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        I would second that on Newcastle - barely have a defence and if they employ tactics like against man city (ie invite pressure) it's really is liverpool's for the rout if they're not hungover, which at least they'll have a couple of that aren't

    10. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      Picking players form those 3 teams is a gamble, the gamble is that if one of those 3 teams fighting in relegation battle, like say, Watford or Villa score then having Everton players could be good. This is impossible to know before the game starts, hence why you have to gamble on circumstances not known. Apart from Martinez in goal i´ve decided to avoid those games for exactly the reason i mentioned. But we all know some or other will get an unlikely haul, problem it could be anyone, it could be Stanislas banging in 2 goals in the first 15 minutes, it could be DCL scoring a hattrick, it could be Pepe with a hattie.

    11. Werner Brothers
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thanks, changing Martinez to McCarthy due to this

    12. Sahin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Which option?
      A)de bruyne,jesus >> Dilva , sterling,
      B) other
      C) i have Triple captain who should i give the arm band

  14. PepSala
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    $1000 cash prize. Down to the wire!

    I have a 13pt lead. Who wins this?

    His team:

    Ederson
    Gomez Digne Doherty
    Sterling(c) Antonio Son Bruno
    Kane Jesus Greenwood

    My team:

    Pope
    Pieters/Tark Robbo Doherty
    KDB D.Silva Sterling(c) Martial
    Kane Ings Greenwood

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I would say your team will win as very similar, just pray Jesus does not get a hatrick!

    2. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      He got the three hottest City attackers for last game of the season. See early team news if Jesus starts, otherwise you may need to reconsider. To answer your question, it's hard, although I like his team a little more this gw.

      1. Thomas M.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        never mind my comment. Read your teams wrong. Your team wins 🙂

        1. PepSala
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          Cheers! Ya Jesus has to stay quiet. I think the 13 pt lead edges it.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      What kind of dollars?

      1. PepSala
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 hours ago

        Monopoly

  15. rupopo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Appreciate any advice. Using FH and it has come down to:

    A) Auba + Greenwood

    or

    B) Ings + Pulisic

    Currently on A

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      A for me.

    2. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      B

    3. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      A

  16. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Thoughts on my FH team

    Pope
    Tarkowski TAA Aurier
    KDB Sterling(c) Silva Pulisic
    Kane Auba Greenwood

    Subs: Martin Saka Williams Webster

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Perfect.

  17. aircraft1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Evening.

    Who to bench???

    Pope
    TAA AWB Egan Justin Alonso
    Sterling Foden DSilva Antonio Pulisic
    Kane Vardy Greenwood

    Thanks

    1. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I'm benching greenwood this week if that helps..

      1. aircraft1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        That's what I'm currently on.

        Greenwood AWB and Justin

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 hours ago

      3-5-2 probably best formation would agree with dropping Greenwood, AWB & Justin.

      1. aircraft1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 hours ago

        cheers

  18. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Salah or Auba ??

    Irrespective of others in my team. Who will score more in your opinion ??

    Auba looks prime for a huge haul to me. Salah away form playing with my mind too.

    1. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I have the same dilemma, but with Mane vs. Auba 😉

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        You're not being helpful bro 🙂

        Ha ha ha

        I have Robbo Taa if that helps choice. 😛

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          I have question marks about both... Arsenal will have one eye on the FA Cup final and Auba's minutes might be managed to that end (also would he play as intensely as he would if it was the last game of his season?).

          Similarly, we know how Liverpool reacted last time they had a big party... Also Newcastle aren't playing for anything either, so there's nothing stopping Klopp from sitting a few of his big guns.

          You can see why I'm undecided!

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            Mané, and Salah, don’t drink but their supply line from Robbo and TAA do. It’s tricky.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 hours ago

              LoL

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            I see it this way. If both are going to be reckless. Spreading risk with Auba makes sense in my case. Robbo Taa should help me getting some of Pool points.

            Watford were so poor vs City & my rival has Auba too (he has salah too 😛 )

            That is why I'm undecided. Leaning towards Auba though surely. 6 days rest before fa cup final so can see him getting 70 minutes.

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I would pick Aubameyang - as feel Liverpool May rotate now lifted the trophy.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        Thanks mate.
        Salah will play IMO. But will he be away salah ... 😀
        IF he is we can get away avoiding him

    3. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Salah, definitely.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        Thanks mate !
        Reckon salah will outscore auba then. Hmmm

        1. InvertedWinger
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          I think Auba might not get 90 mins with an eye on the FA Cup final for Arteta. Salah is in bad form but he's 4 away from the golden boot and if he gets on early, it could be a very long evening for Newcastle. When in doubt, take the safer pick. Thats Salah.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 hours ago

            Thanks !!

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 hours ago

      I think i would like to have salah

      but this week is awful to choose among the big hitters

      my hope is that Salah plays for Liverpool, last game of season vs a team that might just go out to play for fun with a lot of injuries.

      Arsenal won´t go anywhere and has their head in fa cup final, and if results are not going very badly very soon Watford will probably want to keep it tight for a while. all the ifs and buts in the world, just have to go for what you think is most likely to happen i guess

  19. ㅤRising
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    If we knew all of these started pick three out of Sterling KDB Mahrez Dilva Jesus

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Raz Dilva KDB

      1. Thomas M.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        +1

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      If we knew they all started, Sterling and Jesus would be the first two names on my teamsheet, with the last one probably going to David Silva (but KDB and Mahrez equally good...)

    3. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Jesus - Sterling - Dilva

  20. seanie3
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    what do you think of my FH team, decided to go a bit different

    Pope
    TAA, Roberston, Tark, Pieters
    KDB, Sterling, Dsilva, Pulisic, Martial
    Kane

    anything I should change or stick to this..

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Looks good.

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        thanks, my thinking is TAA and Robertson could easily outscore Ings and strikers in that price bracket..

        1. InvertedWinger
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          Personally would fancy Ings instead of Robbo but the differential appeal exists with Rob

          1. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 hours ago

            actually i think your right, I'l go with ings instead of Robo as Ings has something to play for..

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Our teams will be pretty similar
      Like it

  21. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    What would be the best move here guys? Really struggling and need to catch 20 pts (ML leader's key differentials are Salah and Auba)
    1) Vardy Martial/Bruno Doherty -> Ings Sterling Pieters for -4
    2) Vardy Willian Doherty -> Wood Sterling Pieters for -4
    3) Vardy Willian Bruno -> Rodriguez, Salah, Dilva for -4
    4) Vardy Bruno -> Kane/Auba Dilva
    5) Vardy Willian-> Connolly Sterling and play Greenwood

    McCarthy
    TAA - Doherty - Baldock
    KdB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Martial - Willian
    Jimenez - Vardy

    Subs: Greenwood Lascelles Lund. Krul

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I like a

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can you get Kane & Mane?

  22. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Ryan, Laporte, Son

    Or Pope, Robertson, Mahrez

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      PoRoRez

  23. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Does the FPL site ever crash at 2.50 pm on Sunday with everyone doing final transfers on any reliable leaks?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      it would be fun

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Im hoping so, to screw the early team news cheats over.
      Wouldnt even surprise me if someone actually attacked the site at this time to cause it, it will already be busy without a DOS attack. Wont take much to take it down

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 hours ago

        hence why picking sure starters is a good way to ensure you are not screwed-)

  24. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Hi friends

    A Mane to Sterling
    B Pulisic to Dilva

    The one will come in will get the C

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      B but Captain someone else

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        Thanks
        Maybe Mahrez

        1. InvertedWinger
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          Mane a decent captain shout too

  25. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Considering taking a few hits to get premium player potential hauls in (Kane, Salah and Auba mainly). Risky but I’m trailing in my ML by 50 points so not much to lose. OR is 150k so that’a rubbish already. Worth taking the chance?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      152 k and chasing 11 points ML.

      I would take a few hits to bring big names on so I am with you

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Kane auba for me ... Not sure about Salad tbh.

      Yolo

      Take the FPL on !!

      Enjoy the last GW buddy

  26. InvertedWinger
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Fairly template but better spread with this FH team:
    Pope
    TAA Aurier Bardsley
    Salah Sterling Dilva Martial Pulisic
    Jesus Ings

    Thoughts? Worth losing Martial + Ings for Kane + Greenwood?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I would take out Aurier Martial and jesus and I would go for Pieters Mahrez and kane

      1. InvertedWinger
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I'd get Kane in for Jesus

  27. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Mahrez & Ings; or
    Antonio & Jesus?

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      A

  28. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Im pretty sure Silva will play the full 90, how much game time do we think KDB and Sterling will get?
    I know KDB is going for the assist record and Sterling wants to get 20+ goals

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      I'd be happy if both get 60'

    2. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      might depend on how their records etc is going. Sterling aiming for 20+ goals as a winger and maybe golden boot depending on the outcome of the game and KDB will want 1-2 assist to equal/break the assist record of 20 assists a season

  29. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    Out of these three midfielders which one do you prefer/will score the most points:
    1-Moura
    2-Antonio
    3- Pulisic

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      3-2-1

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Pulisic

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      1

  30. Kalou
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 hours ago

    8 point lead in my ml, I own Foden.
    Is it worth - 4 hit if he's benched?

    A. Yes
    B. No

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      depends whom you get

    2. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 hours ago

      Depends who you could replace him with. I would be surprised if he started. Could still come off the bench and contribute.