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Scoutcast Episode 346 – Leicester stars gather Fantasy interest

Joe and Az are joined by Fantasy Football Community’s Holly to look ahead to Gameweek 4 and try to make sense of the previous week’s fixtures.

With Manchester City beaten by Leicester City and West Ham United seeing off Wolverhampton Wanderers, it was one of the oddest Gameweeks that our Scoutcast trio can remember.

Popular captaincy choices Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) and Timo Werner (£9.4m) blanking made it a particularly tough week for many, as Az’s rundown of the community’s ‘rough with the smooth’ Gameweek 3 scores reveals.

Many FPL managers need a quick fix after a tricky start to the season – and this is where Leicester’s players may be able to help. Across all outfield positions, the East Midlanders have form and great fixtures on their side. Joe, Az and Holly answer the community’s key questions about the Foxes as they prepare for their favourable run of games.

Midfield is a particular area of concern for Son Heung-min (£9.0m) owners after the Spurs winger suffered an injury setback. The crew consider the best replacements, including some intriguing lower-priced alternatives.

Penalty takers could be top of many FPL managers’ shopping lists. With 20 penalties already this season, the merits of targeting those on spot-kick duties is debated.

Meanwhile, the next four fixtures are considered, Holly chooses a differential, and transfer and captaincy plans are revealed.

Will they take swift action to propel themselves up the FPL rankings?

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502 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I want Salah and Jimenez.Which is the best way to get them in the team?

    McCarthy
    Soyuncu/Coleman/James
    Son*/Moura/Barnes/Kdb
    Richarlison/Werner/Kane

    Steer McCarthy/Targett/Douglas
    1ft 0.3itb

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      son - salah
      Werner - maupay

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        cheers but i want Salah and Jimenez.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          sorry, lazy reading. can't do it without a minus 8 obviously

          Kane - Jimenez
          Werner - Ings
          Son - Salah

          looks like it would work?

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            cheers.Excellent.Would you do it though?

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      son kane to salah jimmy

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        not enough money

    3. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I would WC if that was my team

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        cheers mate but no.If i wc i would want Barnes,Coleman,James,McCarthy,Steer,Richarlison,Kdb and two defenders 4,5 and 4.0.

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I'd probably get rid of everyone of those bar KDB

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Barnes maybe keep.
            Dcl over Richarlison for me
            McCarthy to Martinez
            James is too risky for me
            Etc etc

    4. Warbling Wendy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      best way is by using transfers

    5. zman575
        2 months, 3 days ago

        get rid of son moura and werner. you might be able to get a podence or neto in alongside salah and jimi then too.

      • zman575
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Hey guys, so this is my current team after an 8 point hit this week to bring in vardy barnes and foden on saturday night (before sons injury and vardys hattrick).

          mccarthy steer
          taa justin mitchell taylor vinagre
          son salah barnes foden anguissa
          dcl jimi vardy

          Which of the following would you guys do about son.

          A. Hold with current team and move son on next week, benching him this week for taylor away at newcastle.

          B. Bring traore in for anguissa (ive got 2 mil in the bank) for an extra 4 point hit taking my total hit up to 12 points which is obviously huge but could be well rewarded with those wolves and leicester fixtures over the coming weeks.

          C. Bring Mahrez/Greenwood or even Puli/Ziyech (if they are back) for son again for an extra 4 point hit taking my total points hit up to 12 for the week.

          I dont mind a hit if i think the player will more than outscore his replacement by 4 points and especially if its over a 2-3 game period like mahrez or traore.

          Option D - Wildcard (not keen on this)!

          Let me know your thoughts please guys!

      • tissae
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        What would you change? Davies -> Semede/Reguilon? Save FT?

        McCarthy
        TAA Davies Justin Taylor
        Salah KdB Bruno Podence
        DCL Werner

        Button Mitchell Davis Bissouma 0.9m itb, 1 FT

        1. zman575
            2 months, 3 days ago

            save a ft

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

          Which option is better:

          A. Castagne + Anguissa
          B. Justin + Klich

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

            Tough to answer without context because Anguissa is bench fodder and Klich is someone you want to play at that price.

            1. JURGENAUT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 3 days ago

              In this context, option A would be starters. Option B would mean 4-3-3 with Mitchell starting

              McCarthy
              Robbo - Justin - Lamptey
              Salah - KDB - Fernandes - Klich
              Jimenez - Ings - Maupay

              B: Forster - Mitchell - Burke - Dunne

              0.1ITB

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

          Might be the most boring A or B qn but....

          A) Burke (SHU) + Ferguson (CPL)
          B) Stephens (BUR) + Mitchell (CPL)

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            B

        4. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Laporte is back!!!

          We are about to have Ake Laporte and Dias in a back 3 one of these days!!!

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Foden 100% starts in the league.

            Bernardo on bench also!

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

          Which option is better:

          A. Castagne + Anguissa (4-4-2 with Mitchell/Burke starting)
          B. Justin + Klich (3-4-3)

          Context:

          McCarthy
          Robbo - Justin - Lamptey
          Salah - KDB - Fernandes - Klich
          Jimenez - Ings - Maupay

          B: Forster - Mitchell - Burke - Dunne

          Thanks

        6. baines is god
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Wildcard and trying to find differential
          gone for
          Ederson Ryan
          Walker Wan Bissaka Digne Gabriel Dunne
          Mahrez Zaha Townsend Greenwood Aube
          Firmino Lacazette Adams

          Thoughts? Have different Liverpool/City coverage to most others which could pay dividends.
          Good defenders mean I can play 4 or even 5 defenders on certain weeks which is good because this high scoring madness can't continue.
          Really like the look of Arsenal this year, a couple of tough fixtures but then things easing up.
          Currently at 1.2 million place but think this could get me into the top 20k by xmas

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Where's McGoldrick? He's a great differential with excellent xG.

          2. zman575
              2 months, 3 days ago

              your team is terrible lol. ederson and firminho are same of the worst fantasy players available. that team needs a strong wildcard. auba and laca as well wow

            • Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              That's awful tbh

            • MSTRKRFTSMN
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Gotta be a wind-up. Honestly the worst team I’ve seen this season

            • Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Obv a windup. Had a play around with a differential WC tho. Mane, Rich and Robbo the only ones (just) above 10% ownership.

              Guaita, 4.0
              Robertson, Laporte, Semedo, Ayling, Lamptey
              Sterling, Mane, Rashford, Barnes, Soucek
              Richarlison, Maupay, Brewster

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

            A) Castagne + Zaha
            B) Robbo + Klich

            Which one would you go for and why? Thank you

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

              A because of relative high ownership and especially good fixtures for Zaha.

          4. Lestat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            is it worth a 4 pt hit getting rid of Son and Werner for Mahrez and Jimenez?

            1. zman575
                2 months, 3 days ago

                yes but you could just do werner to jimi