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Scoutcast Episode 350 – Cheap strikers take centre stage in Halloween special

Joe and Az are joined by Karam to look ahead to Gameweek 7.

For the Scoutcast’s 350th episode, our trio get into the spirit of Halloween, with some frightening props and a scary set of sound effects.

The occasion seems timely after an abysmal Gameweek 6 for all three, where they all failed to reach the average score.

Is going more ‘casual’ the answer? The crew consider where they would be in the overall Fantasy Premier League rankings if they’d have done nothing since Gameweek 1. The pros and cons of under and over managing an FPL team are also considered as they look to turn around their season.

A rethink in defence may be needed, with former whipping boys showing signs of improvement.

Meanwhile, cheap strikers, such as Patrick Bamford (£5.9m), are back in vogue. Given the Leeds United forward’s hat-trick last time out it, is little wonder FPL managers are looking to cut costs as they attempt to boost points hauls up top.

Karam takes his turn to pick a differential. Taking into account the Scoutcasters’ previous choices struggle for gametime, even appearance points would be a victory.

There are next four fixtures to frisk, with a keen eye on West Ham and their budget striker Michail Antonio (£6.3m).

This episode finishes off with transfer and captaincy plans for the week ahead.

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  1. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Morning

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Morning champ

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Morning mate!

    3. jennmenn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Morning 🙂
      All good?

  2. LC1
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Morning all!

    Team gtg for this weekend;

    Martinez
    TAA James Castagne Saiss
    Salah Son JRod
    Kane(c) Mitrovic DCL

    4.0 Podence Mitchell 4.5

    1 FT.

    Planning on saving and bringing in Zaha and Antonio next week.

    Don't feel great benching Podence, though!

    Any suggestions are welcomed!

    Thank you.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Hold. 2FTs next week best option.

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      G2G imo. James could be benched so Podence will get in.

    3. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Any update on Antonio's injury? I want to make a similar move next week.

      1. LC1
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 hours ago

        Not that I've read of yet mate.
        I think he will be fine in 2 gws time.

    4. jennmenn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Looks stronk

  3. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    A) Sell Digne and get Castagne
    B) Bench him and play Lamptey vs Tot

    Guaita
    Digne** Saiss Chilwell
    Salah Mahrez Son Zaha
    Kane DCL Wilson

    Forster Lamptey Anguissa Mitchel

    1 FT
    0.5 IDb

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Can't see Lamptey getting much from that, but don't see Castagne getting too much in next few weeks either. Hold.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      bench and play mitchell

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Double Cry def vs Wolves?

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 hours ago

          yeah, wolves are toothless in attack

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 hours ago

            And Crystal can't keep their cs longer then 90 min xD

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      play mitchell and do mahrez to grealish

  4. kime67
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    with digne ban reduced are we gunna hold? tbh he was someone i was looking to remove because james seems to take all the corners etc..

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Remove. No CS and better options. Can get him back in if they find some form

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 hours ago

      Still gonna sell, Pickford in goal has meant clean sheets haven't materialised and he is now off a few corners and set pieces. Chilwell now a better option for less.

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Brewster likely time start against Man City?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      *to not time

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Will he start? probably
        Will he get something? probably not.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Seems like they had a better showing last week with him starting and they badly need points - starts for me

  6. HARLEY
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    GTG?

    McCarthy
    Robbo Chilwell KWP
    Salah Son Zaha Grealish
    DCL Kane(C) Wilson
    (Steer Lamptey Kilman Bissouma)

    1 ft 1.0 itb

    1. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      kwp to saiss

      1. HARLEY
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Don't think Wolves got cleansheet in this gameweek

  7. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Have 2FTs, what would you?

    1. Lamptey to Kilman
    2. Maupay Stephens to Brewster Foden
    3. Maupay to Bamford/Antonio

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      2 looks nice, 1 is also something I consider to free up some funds

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      3 but wait on pressers, dont rule out adams imo

  8. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Thinking of something different Zouma+Chilwell double up (already have Chilwell).
    They have Bur Shu New coming up. At least 2 cs, right? Go for it?!

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Could well be some attacking returns too, do for it

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      love it, if your keeper is Ryan or worse, then also consider Mendy at 5m if you have some spare cash

  9. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    2ft, 0.1itb i dont have a clue how to use them

    Johnstone Button
    Trent Saiss KWP Mitchell Dallas
    Mo Sterling Son Grealsih Soucek
    Werner DC: Brewster

    Any strong vibes here?

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      I would downgrade one of sterling and Werner to upgrade one of Brewster and Soucek.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Werner and Soucek to Antonio/Adams and Zaha?

        Weirdly gravitating towards Bats

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          I’d prefer Grealish or Foden, but Zaha is OK.

          Adams is good, but would consider Callum Wilson too (I know Newcastle are bad, but he isn’t)

          I wouldn’t touch batshuayi - not nailed at all.

  10. Goonsquad245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 hours ago

    Seeing a fair few looking to bring Antonio in - I’m almost resigned to having to sell him. Have we heard any more on his injury? Latest was it was potentially worse than Moyes feared..

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      not until the press conference, so tomorrow or friday we should know more

  11. Jdpz
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      McCarthy, Nyland
      TAA, Taylor, Justin, Konsa, Tierney
      Bruno, Son, JRodriguez, Podence, Bissouma
      Kane, Ings, DCL
      1 free transfer, 1.6M itb.

      A) keep
      B) Podence to Foden
      C) DCL to Antonio
      D) TAA to Chilwell, Podence to Zaha/Grealish
      E) Bruno to Mane

    • PlayPercentage
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      A week ago, the Villa triple-up was suggested by some people.
      How about a Leeds triple up for the next few games, such as Ayling-Harrison-Bamford?
      Relatively cheap, you can still have the expensive big-hitters in your team. And Leeds will attack whoever they play.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        i think a balance is the way to go, Ayling/Konsa, Barkely/Harrison and Bam/Watkins, no real logic to go all in on one of Leeds or Villla

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Tripling up on mid table sides is a disaster. Villa triple up was always ending in tears and so will a Leeds triple up

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Has a villa triple up ended in tears though? Really? It’s been one bad game.

          I own none, but would not be worried in the slightest if I owned 3. They’re basically all exceptional value.

    • Ninjaa
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Current front 8
      Salah Son Podence Jwp fodder
      Aguero DCL Adams

      Obviously Aguero the priority to get out but for who???. Money no object..

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Kane..?

      2. Shaw Manc Redemption
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Aguero > Ings and then get KDB to strengthen mid

    • The Mighty Whites
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Start one of the following or make a transfer to get one of them out?

      Lamptey
      Taylor
      Mitchell

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 hours ago

        Start Mitchell, Taylor first sub imo

        1. jennmenn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Mitchell

    • Nellis1966
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      1st season in FPL... used wildcard last week.. would appreciate thoughts/comments on current squad (Have 2 FT & £0 itb for this week)

      Martinez / McCarthy
      Walker P / Saiss / Robertson / Dallas / Mitchell
      Grealish / Son / Salah / McGinn / Pulisic
      Brewster / Calvert l / Kane

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Not much to change there

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Maybe Peters to Coufal/Masaku

    • JamieC180
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 hours ago

      Chilwell, Zaha + Ings
      VA
      KWP, Fernandes + Antonio/Bamford

      1. JamieC180
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        *vs

    • Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 hours ago

      Is having Adams and Ings too much?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Yes

    • Jdpz
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        which two to play?
        A) Taylor (CHE)
        B) Konsa (SOU)
        C) Tierney (mun)
        D) Justin (lee)

        I prefer Taylor and Justin

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Not sure why you prefer Taylor over Konsa

      • Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Harry is going to pass out Mo in the captains poll. Surprised Son is in third, not nearer first.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Harry Maguire that is i hope

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          So I'll do the opposite. FFS cap poll has been always wrong

        3. Shaw Manc Redemption
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 hours ago

          More points for a Salah goal

      • AdamJ91
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        1 FT; 0.0 ITB

        Martinez, Steer
        Regulion, Chilwell, Saiss, Lamptey, Ferguson.
        Salah, KDB, Son, Trossard, Anguissa
        Kane, DCL, Watkins

        A) Save
        B) Watkins > Bamford/Adams

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Save

      • circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Bench one:
        Jorginho, Foden, Watkins.
        Thanks.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Jorgi

      • lindeg
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        What would you do here with 1FT and 2.2 ITB? I'm looking to get Antonio next GW.

        McCarthy, Nyland

        TAA, Dier, Targett, Justin, Branthwaite

        Steling, Havertz, Son, Foden, Costa

        Werner, Adams, Maupay

        Thanks!

      • HaffNanner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        What to do with Maupay?

        A. Bamford
        B. Antonio
        C. Wilson
        D. Adams
        E. Keep

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          B of fit, otherwise D

        2. jennmenn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          A
          D
          E
          In that order 🙂

      • unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Suggestions here 1FT and 2.4m. Not liking my mid and defence but also want Kane.

        Martinez
        Taa - Saiss* - James* --- Mitchell* Lamptey (tot)
        Salah(c) - Son - Havertz - Barnes
        Jimmy - DCL - Watkins

        - James, Saiss, Mitchell not nailed on
        - Havertz and Barnes not been firing. Salah might be injured

        A: Jimmy >> Kane
        B: Havertz + Barnes >> Grealish + Hamez (-4)
        C: Something else. Save FT and hope for the best?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Just do Barnes > Grealish imo.

          You also have the super Chelsea option of Barnes > Pulisic.

          1. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            yes i considered that but who to captain next gw if i dont get kane

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Son

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 hours ago

        Those that have watched West Ham games this season. How are Cresswell and Masuaku setting up and who is looking more threatening for attacking returns?

        1. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 hours ago

          Detailed article on West Ham coming up in an hour or so 🙂

          1. FPL Zouma
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Yes lateriser!

            • Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Lovely stuff, listening to your latest podcast with Tom as I write this

              1. Lateriser 12
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 hours ago

                Nice we talk about these two there as well 🙂

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            Masuaku gets forward slightly more based off the heat maps, but less nailed on

          3. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            Cresswell has set pieces and crosses from deep, but Arthur technically more advanced.

          4. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            I have my eye on Masuaku. Do you think they will continue to deploy the same line-up and formation when their fixtures turn for the better?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              I think they will - I imagine Moyes really likes the defensive solidity it affords them given how porous they have been in the last few seasons. It is however, a systems that is very dependent on Antonio's athleticism. and could come apart if he is hamstrung for a few GWs.

        2. Jdpz
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            McCarthy, Nyland
            TAA, Taylor, Justin, Konsa, Tierney
            Bruno, Son, JRodriguez, Podence, Bissouma
            Kane, Ings, DCL
            1 free transfer, 1.6M itb.

            A) keep
            B) Podence to Foden
            C) DCL to Antonio
            D) TAA to Chilwell, Podence to Zaha/Grealish
            E) Bruno to Mane
            What to do?

          • BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            Adams or Watkins?

            Those Villa fixtures!

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Watkins is the Bobby Firmino of Villa, no go

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 21 hours ago

                Lol

            2. Lateriser 12
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Patrick?

              1. BENOIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 hours ago

                Unfortunately Patrick and Rhian are owned. For a 6 man draft league.

                Preference out of those two?

                1. Lateriser 12
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 hours ago

                  Tough one. Really tough. Che i think

            3. farmerfat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Watkins has potential but has not shown it yet.

          • Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            Agüero replacement?

            Have Kane money no issue.

            1. Sotamendi84
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              iane

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 hours ago

              Werner.

            3. Shaw Manc Redemption
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 hours ago

              Antonio if fit

          • Sotamendi84
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            would you play dallas or killman?

          • FDMS All Starz
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 hours ago

            Anything needs changing? Thinking of saving the FT

            McCarthy
            TAA - Justin - Targett
            Salah - Bruno - Son - Podence
            Kane - DCL - Adams

            Subs: non playing fodders