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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. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    G2G? Bench correct?

    Pope
    TAA Aurier Pieters
    Mane Mahrez KDB Fernandes Foden
    Wood Kane (C)

    Subs: Jiminez, Doherty, Lascelles

    1. Dele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      G2G all day my friend

    2. Ninjaa
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      That's one hell of a bench mind

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yep reckon chelsea win 2-0! So Jiménez & Doherty won’t get many points.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Wolves have only conceded 6 in their last 13 games though, why would they concede 2 now all of a sudden

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Well they conceded 2 to Arsenal, and away to Burnley and SHU also failed to keep a CS. The argument is that Wolves have a great defence but they also haven't faced much of a test. Chelsea are by far the best attack to face them since restart, Wolves away from home, it's feasible

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Of course it’s possible they could concede 6 or 7, stranger things have happened...

            I just see they’ve only conceded 2 twice in their last 13 games (Spurs & gunners in fairness, both London teams!)

            With only 2 goals conceded in the other 11 games, they just don’t strike me as a team ripe for the defensive taking

            1. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I agree and you'll find that OP has no Chelsea players in their team, and Jimmy and Doherty on the bench is probably right for that team if Foden starts. But I would go as far as saying I expect Chelsea to score 1, maybe 2, and that's good enough for me to keep Pulisic. In the back of my mind also that they scored 5 in the reverse

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Tammy made an absolute mockery of XG that day 🙂

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Personally I think (/hope) Jimmy could get joy against that defence + Kepa - who is swiftly morphing into an absolute shambles of a keeper

                1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  See this is why this game is so hard to call. Arguments both ways. It frustrates me to have 4 starters in this game

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    100% agree

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Look at the teams theyve kept clean sheets against

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Leicester & Man Utd...

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    My fpl team is on the beach

    Nothing to play for. Going to take a couple of punts and see where it takes me

    Callum Wilson or josh king anyone?

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

      Stanislas

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jrod

  3. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    2FTs, 0.0itb; ML lead = 31, my TC vs. rival FH

    1) Vardy, Bruno > Kane, Dilva
    2) Vardy, Bruno > Sterling, Wood
    3) Vardy, Bruno, Pulisic > Dilva, Sterling, Wood (-4) -- Yes, a hit but triple City and Raz as TC

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Pulisic
    Vardy, Jimenez, Greenwood
    (Martin; Saiss, Douglas Luiz, Holgate)

    1. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      C

  4. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is my bench correct?

    Pope
    Pieters Robbo Doherty
    Sterling KDB Dilva Martial
    Ings Kane Greenwood

    Button. Tarkowski Saka 3.9

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Tark over Pieters

    2. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Start Tark over GW

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Tark better than Pieters would swap for Doherty.

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

    A. Taa, Greenwood 343.
    B. Bardsly, Martial 352.

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  6. Dele
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Jesus & Bruno >>> Kane & DSilva for a hit?

    Yay or nay?

  7. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    suggestions to this FH team

    martinez /3.9
    gomez pieters brad/3.9/3.8
    sterling ,kdb silva , salah, 4.1
    auba kane,green

  8. Ninjaa
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any ideas for improvement here. 2ft 2.7m Itb. Im 2nd in mini league and leader has Ings Salah Kdb Jesus Antonio. Im thinking of doing Salah and Hayden > Sterling and D.Silva ? Thoughts? I'll TC Sterling too.

    Pope Button
    TAA Doherty Aurier Lascelles Kiko
    KDB Salah Fernandes Hayden Guendouzi
    Rashford Jiminez Greenwood...

  9. Wensink
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Mings or Egan? Leaning Mings as I have Ings (who plays v Sheffield). Or Guilbert??!

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A or B?

    A) Fernandez and Bruno to Aurier and Mahrez
    B) Alonso and Bruno to Robbo and Dilva

    1. Dele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

    3. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B 100%

  11. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Auba vs Kane is doing my head.

    Leaning towards Auba because the Watford game is tailor-made for him as Arsenal will just look to pick them off on the counter.

    Kane is in good form but we have seen how frustrating he has been this season and Mou teams rarely go all out attack; 0-1 win would be typical Mourinho.

    1. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      If you are on FH get Auba and Son

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Have gone Kane but Spurs will need Palace to attack. Rather think they will.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      how motivated will arsenal be? can see auba's playing time being managed too. i d go kane

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No shots on target vs Villa was a bit worrying.

    5. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Posted earlier on this, in a 2 horse race between Auba and Kane I think I'm currently on Ings

  12. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which FH team do you prefer?

    A)
    Pope
    TAA - Robertson - Pieters
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - ANTONIO - PULISIC
    Kane - INGS

    B)
    Martinez
    Pieters - Bardsley - Diop
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - MARTIAL
    Kane - AUBA - JESUS

    C)
    Martinez
    Pieters - Diop - Bardsley
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - MANE - MAHREZ
    Kane - INGS

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Deffo B

    2. Mr Imp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B for me, but keep an eye on any lineup leaks in case Jesus doesn't start.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Agreed, id expect him to start though

  13. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Oh my. David Luiz has snuck his way into my FH team?!?!?

    1. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thankfully he’ll be drafted back out in five mins.

    2. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Is that for his yellow card potential or 30 yard free kick?! Can’t see a clean sheet there!

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Red card potential

  14. CRO KLOPP
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    1 FT 1.7 itb

    Pope
    TAA Aurier Dunk
    Sterling KDB Martial Bruno Pulišić
    Ings Wood
    (McCarthy Greenwood Doherty Justin)

    A) Pulišić/Bruno to Silva
    B) Wood and KDB to Silva and Kane (-4)
    C) something else

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      upgrade dunk to robbo?

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        0.5 off,but I could go Doherty to Robbo and bench Dunk,I think I like that idea,thanks mate

  15. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A. Kdb and Bruno
    B. DSilva and Salah

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  16. otisss
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Do I play Foden or Doherty?

    Ideally I’d play Foden but feel like he could be benched...

  17. NoSalahMoProblem
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is my team gtg?
    Pope
    TAA, Robbo, Pieters
    Sterling (TC), KDB (VC), Bruno, Pulisic, Antonio
    Jesus, Ings
    (Martinez, Greenwood, C,Taylor, Robinson).

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Looks good id TC KDB myself but great team

      1. NoSalahMoProblem
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers, it’s a tough call. I will wait until any leaked team news and then decide.

  18. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Please help I have an 8 point advantage with 2 mil to spend and 1 free transfer.
    Pickford
    Boly TAA Aurier (Justin-Lascelles)
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial (Oriol Romeu)
    Greenwood Jesus Wood
    Would Boly to a premium defender be a smart move? Mendy / Robbo etc
    Thanks again

  19. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which combo is best?

    A) Salah, Pulisic, Wood

    B) Auba, Son, Grealish (-4)

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  20. simong1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A or B? My ML rival has TAA and Martial and I'm chasing (20 points behind)

    A) Robbo & Martial

    B) Pieters & Auba

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

      B

  21. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pieters guaranteed to start now Taylor confirmed out?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

    2. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      should be, yes

  22. lifes a pitch
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Kane or Auba on free hit?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Auba

    2. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Kane

    3. DIMITRIS
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Auba

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Kane

  23. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pope (Martinez)
    TAA, Saiss, Pieters (Lascelles*, Holgate*)
    KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Martial, Pulisic
    Vardy, Rashford (Connolly)

    A) Vardy > Jesus
    B) Lascelles > Stephens
    C) Other ideas?

  24. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    De Bruyne going for the assists record, surely will play on Sunday

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He'll deffo start

    2. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      think so aswell

  25. AuFeld
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Best Doherty replacement up to 6.5m that doesn't play for a Manchester team?

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Digne

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Aurier or Bavies

    3. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      VVD

    4. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Aurier

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Big Serge

    6. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Digne or Aurier

    7. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ben Davies

  26. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Sterling (obvious pick) or DSilva (romantic one) for C?
    And why?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling

      Reason: getting lots of points is good

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I know. But Silva has never looked more appealing for a C...

      2. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        But reason will prevail in the end and I'll most likely captain Sterling.
        Cheers

    2. Thomas M.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling. Red hot atm, personal goal for 20+ and if he get one or two pretty fast he might have his eyes on that golden boot. Antonio managed 4 against Norwich, Sterling could do that aswell

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That might just happen. Cheers

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      In the adscence of teamsheets - Dilva, because he’ll start

      If teamsheets and both start.... probably Raz in fairness, but even then I might go Silva, I just stupidly now have a 2G 4A Dilva haul in my brain

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Would be delighted to see it even as a non-captainer. Especially if those 4 assists go to Raz 😛

  27. Eriksen Maestro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Hi lads, please bench one:

    A) Dunk
    B) Doherty
    C) Diop

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      C

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      a

  28. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So David in Scout Picks says that Salah was unlucky not score in his last 3 games.
    From what I've seen against Chelsea he lacked basic footballing skills and composure not luck.

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Interesting. The guy doesn't have basic footballing skills and composure, yet manages to score 73 goals in 107 appearances for the club and win 2 golden boots.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Have you seen Chelsea game ?

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yes he was the first player to miss chances.

          You either have basic footballing skills or you don't. A few bad games or mishits doesn't change that, every striker has those games. What you are talking about is being out of form which is completely different.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            How is it different ?
            Some players can mask lack of form with their skills.
            Out of form Salah looks like NBA players from Space Jam - lacking basic skills, he couldnt hit the target nor pass.

          2. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Also while the chances he missed against Chelsea was due to his own mishits, he was in fact unlucky vs Burnley as 2 of his shots were brilliantly saved by Pope.

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Haven't seen Burnley game I take your word for it.

              Bottom line is looking at last game his blank got nothing to do with luck, he was selfish and poor.

  29. simong1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Son or Auba better pick on a FH?

    Already have Kane. My rival has none of the 3

  30. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I know wolves don’t concede many goals but I quite fancy pulisic doing well this weekend!! Could be wrong but might punt on him? What do you guys think? It’s either him or Antonio to be honest.

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

      Wolves defence are quality, wouldn't fancy him much although i also think antonio blanks too so maybe rejig entirely