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Scoutcast Episode 353 – Spurs and Man City top the form versus fixtures debate

With Az yellow flagged this week, the Scoutcast borrowed a couple of hosts from other podcasts and videos to help make sense of Gameweek 10.

Ted from Ted Talks FPL and FPL Surgery’s Josh kindly step in to join Joe to look at issues such as the familiar ‘fixtures versus form’ debate.

While Manchester City’s fixtures turn for their better, with a trip to Burnley, their form is less than enticing. Can easier encounters help them revive their fortunes?

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur’s rotten match-ups continue, with a visit to Chelsea. However, the strong form of Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) makes them hard to ditch.

Our trio consider the pros and cons of switching the focus of their Fantasy Premier League teams from north London to Manchester.

Elsewhere, Liverpool’s Diogo Jota (£6.6m) is turning heads, with his strong attacking threat and kind price tag. His merits as the ‘next big thing’ among mid-price midfielders is assessed.

Rough with the Smooth is back, with another Scoutcast regular’s Wildcard given the once over. There’s a differential pick to consider too, with Josh attempting to pick a player that doesn’t befall the Scoutcast curse of being injured or dropped.

Gameweek 9 is reviewed, fixtures are frisked and Joe, Ted and Josh reveal their transfer and captaincy plans for Gameweek 10.

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  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    See you up there for a Quilmes and a kick about Diego.

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      I got hammered and went to the cinema to see that 2019 documentary. I'd recommend that course of action. Dude did we I was born in 78 so Mexico86 was the first WC I really remember.

      Best player performance, best Paninni album.

      Dude did well to make 60

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Spent a few months in BA, was one big shrine to him. Ate about 5 cows and went to 3 games a week.

    2. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      And a kilo of cocaine

  2. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Is this worth it?
    Kane, Mitchell and Zaha to Bamford, Dias and KDB (C) -8

    It’s really a -4 as Mitchell and Zaha probably won’t play. What do you guys think?

  3. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Looking GTG?

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Targett, Cancelo
    KDB, Grealish, Bruno, Ziyech
    DCL, Vardy(c), Watkins
    (Forster; Soucek, KWP, Kilman)

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Yes!

    2. krumcake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      I have the same starting eleven. Looks very good. 😉

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Great minds!

  4. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Foden is playing pretty well. He might yet make me regret getting rid let's see.

    1. BeWater
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        I'm watching this game mainly to watch him because he might be my only route to a City mid. Who did you get in his place?

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        The regret of a 1 pointer would be deeper imo

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Foden has a 15 pointer in him on his day. Same as Jota. It's what's appealing about them.

          15, 1 is better than 3, 6 for instance.

      • RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Well if he starts in epl then he can return right? No waybhe gets points sitting on bench

    2. BeWater
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Martin Keown just said Mendy was the guy Pep wants playing left back. I guess that means Cancelo is absolutely nailed for left back.

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          I think he has a genuine point. Mendy brings so much to this team, playing really wide left and delivering with his left. Something Cancelo can't. Pep loves his width and Mendy provides so much more to the team from his positioning. Im not convinced Cancelo is a good idea anymore to be honest, definitely think he will be rotated

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          if Mendy comes off early, it doesn't look good for Cancelo.

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        aguero to pay tribute to maragdona with a ht this weekend, it s in the stars!

        on a serious note would you do kane to aguero? or still a bit too early?

        1. BeWater
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Too early. I'm holding my wildcard because there are still quite a few players that haven't got going. Aguero, Sterling, KDB, Greenwood, Pulisic. Hopefully by GW16 there will be enough info on these guys.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              yep maybe i m getting a bit carried away 🙂

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            To early Alex, he’ll get 60 mins maximum

        2. southcoastbeast
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Best mid for 8.6 and below ?

          I have grealish.

          1. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            Jota?

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              great shout

              1. southcoastbeast
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 14 hours ago

                I like jota, but is the double up with salah to much ?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 hours ago

                  with the upcoming fixtures i d say no. i m planning both by the time they play fulham

                  1. southcoastbeast
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Yeah fair enough, i thought the fixtures look great apart from wolves and spurs.

                2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 hours ago

                  Not at all. I wouldn't mind a triple up.

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 hours ago

            i d say ziyech

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 14 hours ago

              I don't think Ziyech is a particularly good option honestly. I feel like he's an awkward price and the fixtures aren't good, and his goal threat isn't there either.

              Would rather go Jota or even Torres/Foden instead.

              1. Must.Go.Faster.
                  2 months, 14 hours ago

                  Torres/Foden ahead of Mahrez for you?

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Yes. Price and I don't think Mahrez is any more nailed on than either of those 2.

                    1. Must.Go.Faster.
                        2 months, 14 hours ago

                        Ok cool!
                        Am thinking Zaha to either of these 3 City mids or Jota for a double up with Mane.

                  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    I have foden so hope you re right 🙂

                    Jota is a better option probably yes and much cheaper

                  3. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Agreed, hate owning Ziyech, awful pick. Should never have let the scout picks sway me

                    1. NateDogsCats
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        You hate owning a player with with 28 points in the 3 starts he's had since he's been fit?

                      • Saka_me_sideways
                          2 months, 12 hours ago

                          I’m guessing this is sarcasm right?! The guy looks like a cut price KDB (without the pens)

                      • southcoastbeast
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 14 hours ago

                        Foden is benched to much for my liking. torres could be a good differential , he looks very attacking.

                • JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 hours ago

                  City so poor at finishing their chances, no wonder they can't score lately.

                • Nomar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 hours ago

                  RIP, Diego Maradona.

                  Quite simply the best player I have ever seen.

                  Ever.

                  Made football a beautiful thing to watch, even if he was playing against your team.

                  1. BeWater
                      2 months, 14 hours ago

                      Couldn't agree more. The biggest talent I've ever seen play. Might watch the Asif Kapadia film again tonight.

                    • JBG
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 14 hours ago

                      Yeah he made the game look so beautiful. One of my al time fav.

                  2. Rhodes your boat
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Jesus worth a punt with the upcoming fixtures?

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 hours ago

                      i d say no because of aguero back

                      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 hours ago

                        This

                        1. AnfieldLad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 13 hours ago

                          Aguero worth a punt with the upcoming fixtures?

                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 13 hours ago

                            i would consider it yes

                          2. Rhodes your boat
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 13 hours ago

                            I’m considering it now yes if confirmed fit

                  3. Slitherene
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Cancelo Justin Lascelles
                    KdB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
                    Vardy Richarlison Watkins
                    Soucek Lamptey Taylor

                    1 FT, 2.1 ITB

                    How to get Salah in?

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 hours ago

                      KDB or Bruno out the obvious move

                  4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Think I want to keep both Kane and Son.
                    With that in mind, should I save FT?

                    Martinez
                    Chilwell Cresswell Justin
                    Salah(C) Son Ziyech Jota
                    Kane DCL Bamford

                    (Steer Grealish Zouma Ayling) 1FT 0ITB

                    Thanks!

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      yes. what a bench you have though ! too much money doing nothing imo. grealish on the bench bit mental ! (maybe thats why you like zlatan 🙂 )

                      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        Yes, I know. The benching headaches is a nightmare.. until the next player gets injured. I told my self this last GW. Cheers!

                  5. DA Minnion
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Sterling doing any good lads?Not watching game.

                    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 hours ago

                      Not that I've noticed (half watching)

                    2. JBG
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 14 hours ago

                      Not impressed by any of the City players so far, tbf.

                    3. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Nope, Jesus running around a lot

                  6. Rhodes your boat
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 hours ago

                    Mmm just noticed I could do these moves in the coming weeks. Have exact cash, Thoughts?

                    This gw: Dunne to kwp
                    Next gw: sterling vardy to salah aguero -4 or do moves over 2 gw’s

                    1. Scholes Out Forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Would you have to play KWP against United? Im thinking about getting him too but game against Untied scaring me

                      1. Rhodes your boat
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        Think I will but only because rest of defence is chilwell lamptey balbuena Mitchell so likely to only have 2 starters!

                  7. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    saiss to

                    a bellerin
                    b fofana

                    thank you and gl 🙂

                  8. Will J 256
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Is this GTG?
                    Martinez
                    Chilwell, Cresswell, Dias
                    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish, Rash
                    DCL, Bamford

                    Forster, Ayling, Lamptey, Mitchell

                  9. Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Sterling really seems far away from having a star role in this team

                  10. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    City struggling again to score again olive farmers. And people are looking to triple up on them lol!

                    1. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Foden just scored mate

                    2. The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      That's so racist...

                      1. Stupendous
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        Hardly racist. In fact maybe a compliment.

                        If anything would it not be xenophobic?

                        Didn't know there was a prerequisite skin colour for olive growers considering they grew across the world along similar latitudes and climates.

                  11. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 13 hours ago

                    Brought in Cancelo the other night for Saïss, already thinking I’ve may have made a mistake?? Any reassurance anyone??? Haha

                    1. AnfieldLad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Why do you think you’ve made a mistake?

                      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        Not sure mate haha I think I’m just second guessing myself and also seeing he starts tonight has cast a doubt in my mind

                    2. BeWater
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        I got him in too. You haven't made a mistake.

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 13 hours ago

                          Cheers mate!! Hopefully some juicy points for us!!

                      • Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        it will al be fine 🙂

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 13 hours ago

                          Hope so mate haha

                    3. sergioaguero67
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      KDB not in CL squad.
                      Anything of concern?

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        quite the opposite, he asked to be rested.

                      2. Is Stones nailed?
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        For non-owners hopefully.

                    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Does Sterling playing tonight reduce his chances of featuring during the weekend?

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        funny name 🙂

                        who knows but i d say no

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 hours ago

                          🙂

                          Even I think he should play, espcially considering City's league position.

                    5. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Fodennnnnnn you beaut!!!

                    6. Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Foden goal as always from a great backheel assist by Sterling

                    7. Jullepuu
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Saiss to Dias with this team?

                      Martinez Steer
                      Saiss Coufal Chilwell Taylor Ferguson
                      Salah Rashford Ziyech Son Podence
                      Jimenez DCL Watkins

                    8. Scrumper
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Do you think Sterling and Foden starting tonight makes them more or less likely to start against Burnley? (Or neutral?)

                      1. Is Stones nailed?
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        No point asking or answering questions about Pep's selection.

                        1. Scrumper
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 13 hours ago

                          Fair point

                        2. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 13 hours ago

                          Mostly this but if they go 90 I would be a little worried considering it’s a Saturday game

                    9. huhhh
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      is jota gonna start against brighton?

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 13 hours ago

                        should do

                        1. huhhh
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 13 hours ago

                          And who is out?

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 13 hours ago

                            Firmino, Jota, Salah and Mané all started against City.

                    10. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Foden essential

                    11. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Foden owners going to be fuming when he’s benched again at the weekend

                    12. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      foden goal, had to be !

                    13. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 13 hours ago

                      Ffs Foden please dont do rhis again. You know you want to be sold really