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Scoutcast Episode 352 – Tackling the international break injury crisis

Joe and Az are joined by Seb Wassell as they look ahead to Gameweek 9 and a growing injury crisis among a number of popular Fantasy Premier League assets.

Suddenly, many FPL managers teams have turned red, orange and yellow as injury and sickness flags are being waved across their teams.

Joe, Az and Seb’s squads are no exception as they ponder whether to keep hold or ditch the likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.1m).

Understandably, they open the show with a look at the various ways FPL managers can tackle the current glut of knocks and niggles.

The fixture swing away from Tottenham Hotspur and towards the two Manchester clubs and Leicester City is also considered. Could Gameweek 9 be time for an early Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) party? Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) and Bruno Fernandes (£10.6m) look great transfer targets. But how do FPL managers fit both in?

Aside from a brief look back at Gameweek 8’s key moments, our trio also reveal their impending transfer and captaincy plans.

Meanwhile, Seb takes his turn to pick a differential amid better fortunes – at last – for the Scoutcast’s low-owned selections.

Joe and Az also find time to quiz Seb on his role as a features designer on Football Manager. Are there similarities in strategy between this popular football simulation game and FPL?

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346 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    How many do you think spurs score past city ? If 2 or more, why are you not considering Kane for the cap?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I expect a low scoring game

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Fair mate, I actually expect the opposite, think it could be 3-1 either way

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      1-2

    3. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      He's my captain at the moment, over the likes of Grealish and DCL. I may bring in Bruno for Salah still, but he's probably the only one I'd choose over Kane.

    4. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I predict 0-0 or 1-1

  2. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    I'm considering Ferran Torres. He's looks in favor, starting both of the last two PL games. He's very much in form after scoring for City in the CL and then the hat-trick for Spain.

    Huge differential at 1.0% ownership. City have those insanely nice fixtures. He looks a lot better than Foden right now and even Mahrez. I reckon he'll start the bulk of games.

    Worth the risk? The upside is certainly there.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Upside is there and for me and maybe you he’s a 1 move from son rather than 2 to get kdb as I’ll need to create funds somewhere else and take a -4

      Think I’ll evaluate against spurs which I’ll definitely watch, foden Started the last game after IB and I think he starts this game or he will be nearly a month without a start

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        I don't think this has any bearing on whether he starts or not.

        It's on a merit system. The guy that trains/performs best will earn a spot in the team. I don't think Foden is in favor right now. Had a poor performance in his last start in the CL too and hasn't started since.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Alongside kdb/sterling maybe. Not on his own though

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      The City midfield is a minefield for me.
      KDB or nothing at the moment

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        It's not or. It's AND.

        There is no chance that I go into GW10 without KdB or Sterling (only if KdB is injured/out).

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes, he looks worth it.

  3. jai1212
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    If facing injury concerns in the team, is it okay to keep Jimenez against Sou or he needs to go?

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I'm keeping him for this week.

    2. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Keep this week

  4. wycombewanderers
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    On wildcard:

    I'm considering telles for one week at home to wba.

    Then getting cancelo/Dias in for him the following week. Sound reasonable?

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Not worth the FT. Bring in Cancelo now and play another defender this week if you have to.

  5. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Richarlison now looking doubtful, after horror challenge from Cavani..

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      He says he's fine though...

  6. The Beer Baron
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Need a little help please. a, b or c?

    a) Chilwell + Webster
    b) Digne + Veltman
    c) James + Keane

    kinda like Digne as a differential

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Don't love any of them, but A just because it's got Chilwell.

    2. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      None

  7. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Great debut by Seb. I never knew anything of him until now. Seems to talk a lot of sense and clearly knows his real life football. A nice refreshing change.

  8. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    You help would be appreciated...

    A) Robertson > Cresswell
    B) Robertson > Coufal
    C) Saiss > Cresswell
    D) Saiss > Coufal

    Current team is:
    Martinez (Forster)
    Robbo*, Chilwell, Saiss* (Dallas, Mitchell*)
    Salah*, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Soucek)
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Probably B, but close with D. I imagine the extra cash might come in handy to bring in KDB next week.

      1. SomeoneKnows
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes, the idea is to take a -4 hit in order to bring in KDB + Cancelo for Son + Robbo/Saiss

        Question is who do I transfer out first

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      A

  9. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Which move looks best?
    A) son, bissouma, Kane - grealish, kdb, watkins
    B) son and Kane - kdb and vardy

    In A, soucek would move from 7th to 8th attacker

  10. BellyKlopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 3 hours ago

    Jesuss or Werner?
    Have ziyech, no city mid