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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. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Dam you sterling.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      We can't sell now 🙂

  2. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Martinez (Nyland)
    Cancelo Chilwell Coufal Lamptey Dunne
    Mane Sterling Rashford Grealish Podence
    Jimenez DCL Brewster

    Need to replace Jimmy and Podence and got 1.3 itb. Suggestions?

    Currently thinking Jota and Richarlison

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Like it.

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

        Same here

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

    Pick one:

    A) Kane > Vardy
    B) Werner > Vardy

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

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

      I did A this week. Iv got Son though as Spurs cover

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

        Have Son as well

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

          I think Werner is looking really good atm and has been unlucky not to haul last couple of games. For me Werner/Son is a better combo than Kane/Ziyech over next few weeks. Spurs fixtures aren’t great and suit Son better

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

            Agreed. Now would you do Kane > Vardy this week for a hit? Would captain Vardy if so. If not Bruno is the captain.

    3. Must.Go.Faster.
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Play double Chelsea defence at weekend or split risk, play Chilwell & Coufal?

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Play Chilwell and Coufal.

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

        Which Chelsea? James and chilly ?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Chilwell & Zouma

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers that’s how I am set, just checking sanity.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yeah, couf and chil for me

    5. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Nice. Can’t wait to get Foden in this week

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

        I moved him out. So frustrating to own. You never know till 60 minutes before the game if he will be in the first 11.

    6. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Foden cap then

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

      Foden G Sterling A, now do this in the PL you frauds.

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

        You still have Foden? I moved him out. Have Sterling though. Both have been in my team since GW3!

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

          I don't know why either!

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

            Super frustrating to own both of them. Sterling with all the missed chances and Foden always on the bench.

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

              Yeah. Sterling is one of the trickiest FPL assets to own with how streaky he is, at least for me. Nevertheless, the fixtures now look to be very generous.

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

                True. Hence I am keeping Sterling. Moved Foden out because he never will get minutes regularly.

    8. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Football is life.RIP Diego.
      https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1331664612807368706

    9. Bennyboy1907
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Zaha >>> Jota -4?
        No salah

      • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        This is painful if you are Foden owner.

        That being said I am becoming hesitant in putting top money in City assets, I prefer other teams, since are more predictable.

        I might get Torres, Cancelo, Dias but top dollars for assets which i am not certain can captain and will start week in week out? naaaah. hockey cockey for the fulham game and that's it

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

          I have had Sterling and Foden since GW3. Moved Foden out. So frustrating to own.

      • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I got KDB and now I'm worried about Sterling. He is going to be golden and I am nervous not having him.

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

          I am getting Sterling in to go with KDB but I am nervous now just cause Sterling started today. Pep messing with our heads as always.

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

        Sorry I am late to the party.
        Looks like KDB and Walker not in the squad at all. Any reason given?

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

          KDB was left home to rest

          Walker rest

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

            Cheers. Thanks.

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Walker is never late to a party

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

            🙂

      • Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Pep said “KDB good to have the week off”. He just mean rest vs Burnley as well?!

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I gave up deciphering Pep many years ago

      • Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lol at commentators praising Sterling for not staying down and saying ‘That just shows how honest Sterling is’ 😆

      • Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Ziyech > Torres?

        Brought Ziyech in for Newcastle having only seen him play in highlights. Was disappointed with his lack of urgency to get in the box and join in counter attacks. Looked happy just to float about behind Werner, Mount and Abraham.

        Ziyech vs Torres last match

        Penalty area touches: 1 - 7
        Goal attempts (in the box): 1(0) - 4(2)
        Chances created: 2 - 2

        1. Tinmen
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I actually really like this move. Would do it myself but have so many fires to burn

          Is it your ft?

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

            Yes it's my ft. It's either this move or roll transfer. Would give me a City double up with KDB

        2. NateDogsCats
            2 months, 2 days ago

            That's more really what Ziyech does, he's not box-to-box nor will he too often run onto the centre spot waiting for a cross, he likes to play between the lines or behind the forwards looking to play through or shoot from distance. I think Torres will come good, he's looked well for Spain and City in the CL, he's just looked slightly off in the PL but most of City's players have tbh

        3. Tinmen
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Folks, if yous knew what City striker was starting this weekend, would you put him in and captain him ?

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            No

          2. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yep

          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            No and no. Rather go with a team that scores many goals.

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              They do when Aguero starts

            2. Blush Response
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Aye 'cause if there's one thing City are renowned for its not scoring.

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                PL goals in their last five: 1, 1, 1, 1 and 0

                1. Blush Response
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  That doesn't worry me at all. I would bet £100 on them being in the top three scorers between now and May.

                  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Then go ahead

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

            Not really - likely only 60 mins

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

            Strikers risky but Sterling looks in good form and rested

        4. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Salah starts !

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Robertson gets vital rest. Firmino and Jota rested a good sign for them?

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I think only 1 or the other will start

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Firmino? Think Klopp goes with tried and tested...

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

          Sterling looks sharp. We all know what that means...

          1. Blush Response
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Do we?

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

              Yes.

              1. Blush Response
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Good.

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Hes taking the ball home this GW

          3. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Nice free kick too. KDB missed pen last time... hmmm.

          4. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            He’ll be back on the left wing when Mendy is out of the side at the weekend

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

              He's playing at LW... gotcha 😆 😆

          5. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Blankety blank

        6. SomeoneKnows
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Martinez
          Robertson, Chilwell, SAISS*
          Bruno, Son, Ziyech, Grealish
          Kane, DCL, Bamford

          (Forster, Soucek, Dallas, Mitchell) + 2.4 itb

          A) Saiss > Cancelo
          Would need to drop Robertson/Kane and take a hit in order to fund Son/Ziyech > KDB/Salah next week

          B) Saiss > Coufal
          Would mean that next week I'll be limited to Son > KDB and getting Salah instead will require a hit

          C) Saiss > Bednarek
          Enables me to do Son > KDB/Salah next week unless there's a price rise

          Which would you choose?

          1. Bennyboy1907
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Saiss to coufal

              Get salad gw12 almost same team as yours

              1. Bennyboy1907
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Salah

                • SomeoneKnows
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Would still be -0.1 short meaning my next transfer wil have to be Mitchell > 3.8 fodder

                  Also means no Man City cover at all

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

              As a Cancelo owner I know Walker is more nailed than either Cancelo or Mendy. But as least Mendy in does not have to mean Cancelo out.

              1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I think Cancelo will play on the left vs Burnley

            • bigdip
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Any changes worth taking a hit for? (0.9mn ITB)
              Mccarthy (Steer)
              Chilwell Coady Mitchell (KWP, Lamptey)
              Bruno Son Grealish ASM (Bissouma)
              Kane Vardy (c) DCL

            • unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Worth risking an early transfer? Have exact funds to bring in Balbuena + Kdb but with Saiss dropping in price,

              A: make the move today
              B: take the price drop and instead get a 4.3m def (Ie Lewis but not nailed with Ritchie back)
              C: take the price drop and get Sterling instead of Kdb

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

                A

                Both Balbuena and KDB have almost neglgible chance of an injury.

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Does this team look ok? Still cannot decide between Vardy and Bruno as captain. Vardy playing Fulham and Bruno in great form, playing away.

              Martinez
              James Coufal Dallas
              Sterling Bruno Son Ziyech
              Vardy DCL Bamford

              Steere Podence Lamptey Mitchell

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I think Fulham are tailor-made for Leicester and Vardy. And Vardy’s home form would be excellent if it weren’t for that missed a penalty.

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

                  The exact reason why I got Vardy. But Bruno can go mental against Southampton. Tricky.

                  1. Baines on Toast...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Honestly, it’s probably a bit of a coin flip. You can justify it either way so which ever you choose I would just not feel too bad if it backfires.

              2. Blush Response
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I kind of discounted home and away form when the crowds were prevented from attending. Not sure how meaningful it is tbh. He's a great player and he scored twice last night at home.

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

                  And that is why the conundrum!

            • Munchen KFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Quick A or B please
              A; Ziyech in a 353
              B; DCL in a 343
              Many Thanks

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                B

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

                I wish they allowed 3 5 3.

                But I get it. B

                1. Munchen KFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Oops! Thanks

              3. Third Eye Vision
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                3-5-3 formation would give you an edge.

                1. Munchen KFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Always looking for that crucial edge!

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

                DCL. Don't rate Ziyech much at 8.3m.

                1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  You obviously didn't watch much of Chelsea

                  1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    But I would still say easily DCL as answer to this question

                2. Munchen KFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Appreciated.

            • El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              The puck is going to be here ➡️ Sterling(C)

            • Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Jimenez replacement in FanTeam.

              A) Jesus
              B) DCL
              C) Richarlison

              I have Werner and Watkins.

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                DCL

              2. Munchen KFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                B for me,feels like that team is set up for DCL especially if they persist with 353.

                1. Munchen KFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  353. What am I on!
                  Plays 90 mins..extra point. Think Richarlison more prone to sub and Jesus.......
                  But if you are chasing then Jesus

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

                    Jesus is a huge differential. But yeah I think DCL makes a lot more sense really even though he's much more expensive in FanTeam than FPL.

                  2. Munchen KFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Mind answering my question above,also fanteam related.
                    On my wildcard.
                    Thanks.

                    1. Munchen KFC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Think Aguero starts this week and possibly the week after but with managed minutes obviously.
                      One last question if I may.
                      A; De Bruyne and Diaz in a double city defence
                      B; Sterling and Robertson with Cancelo.
                      Thanks again and hope you finish well up the money ladder.

            • ajay_kl +42
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              McCarthy Steer
              Zouma Taylor Justin Lascelles Mitchell
              Son Bruno Rashford Grealish Bissouma
              Kane DCL Bamford

              1FT, 4m in bank

              1 - Rashford to Salah
              2 - Lascelles to Coufal

            • Zilla
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Isn't Foden starting means he probably won't start in PL?

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Yes

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

                The chances are Pep %.

              3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Id try simething easier than working out Citys lineup, like say quantum theory

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

                  😆 😆

              4. cheese XL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Unless he's subbed off early

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Jota benched tonight is great news for us fantasy players.
              Guarenteed start against Brighton!

            • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Who do you think the majority of top10k will captain?

              A) Vardy
              B) Bruno