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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. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    RIP Diego!!
    True Legend. You will be missed.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That goal against England in Mexico is something out of this world especially of you consider level of opposition, stage and most importantly fact that pitch there was bumpy like potato's patch.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah moments like that from childhood never leave you and drive a love of the game ever since.

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Indeed!!

  2. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Just seen Wilson is back for the Palace game thankfully. Couldn't take another -8.

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      thats so great - hope zaha comes back too. Got both of them

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Is he back?

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Same here!

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Jota confirmed as a starter

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      /???

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I mean he is a starter for the PL

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wonder how that effects his chances at the weekend

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Doesn’t really help as RF also rested

  4. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Zouma + Kane ➡ Cancelo + Vardy (C) for -4

    Yay or Nay?

    1. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nay.

    2. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      nay

  5. Crabwalk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Foden is killing me with these non fpl goals. I know as soon as I sell him he’ll start and haul, especially with these fixtures.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Same here. Had him since GW3. But moved him out. Even if he hauls in one game that uncertainity over his starts will always remain.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think I'm just going to keep. He's bound to get more game time soon and when he does hopefully the points will come.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I thought that then I sold him and he still didn’t start or haul

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No different to Mahrez and both Silvas in years gone. With City assets patience and riding out benching is the key plus never captain outside KDB, Raz & Kun.

    5. NateDogsCats
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Might be best just selling, if you're really depending on him playing and hauling week to week you're better off getting someone in you can be sure will play and will have a chance at picking up points each week rather than waiting on one big haul from someone that you can't guarantee will get more than 15-20 minutes each game

    6. Tronity
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thoughts on H.Barnes > Jota with FT? I have Foden too but surely he’s due a start with City’s recent form/his goal tonight?

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Could be a risky week to lose Barnes...

      2. Bench-Life
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Was considering exactly same move - decided too risky with FUL coming up...Barnes poised for his usual expert trolling haul if transfer him out

      3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Guys

        A) kane and bissou to Brewster
        Salah -4
        B) son and robbo to salah cancelo /Dias -4
        C) kane and son to vardy and kdb-4
        D)save and go without City pool attacker this

        1. Saint Tim
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          i like C

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Mendy's width and driving runs are having a positive impact on City so far. No chance I go for Cancelo now, unfortunately.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Agreed. Think I'm also going for Dias now he looks more nailed than Laporte too.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Scenes when he's benched for Stones vs Fulham!

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Dias is the one. Reckon he'll get a goal soon too.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Agreed, with KDB's deliveries the returns should surely come.

        3. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          He'll probably limp off in the 60th minute.

      5. Ronnies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Play 1;

        A) Ayling - away to Everton

        B) Coady - away to Arsenal

        Tnks.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          B if available. Arsenal struggling to score.

        2. Saint Tim
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          b

      6. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cancelo owners ... keeping or selling now Mendy is back and a real left foot overlapping option that Pep loves ?

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          No chance, I think pep will get a settled back 4 for the premier league..

          Walker Dias Laporte Cancelo

          Needs to take a leaf out of Kloops book,

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Keeping 100%

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Especially against deep sitting opposition.

        4. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Keeping. Got too many other issues to contend with.

          The fact Mendy is playing the CL game probably bodes well for Cancelo starting most PL games, especially given how fragile Mendy is.

        5. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I actually think of bringing him in

        6. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          No room for Pep to "play" in PL. Definitely keep Cancelo.

        7. Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          “He can also play on the right” whispers the small, Red Devil sitting on my shoulder

          Go on, take a bite of that apple

      7. Saint Tim
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Evening All! Some help with this mess would be very much appreciated!

        Mendy, Steer
        Chilwell, KWP, Justin, Targett, Mitchell
        Salah, Son, Bruno, Rodriguez, Bissouma
        Werner, Wilson, Watkins
        2 FTs and £1.4m ITB

        Who should I be looking to address first? Mitchell? Rodriguez? Wilson? Justin? TIA!

        1. NateDogsCats
            1 month, 24 days ago

            You're not too bad, James I'd deem priority and then Justin and Mitchell, I'd say we'll get another week minimum out of Justin though, Ricardo is supposedly playing for the reserves / U21s this week but Castagne should be ready, I think they'll both start next week. Wilson is supposedly back fit again

            1. NateDogsCats
                1 month, 24 days ago

                *when I say I think Ricardo and Castagne start next week I mean GW11 not 10

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Will Jonny Evans 4YC's have an impact on the following GW if he picks one up this weekend? Justin could fill-in in a back 3 perhaps?

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      That's a good point didn't think of that, maybe he's still an option for longer then. Tbh even with the other 2 back I thought it'd be a bit harsh if Justin was dropped immediately, he's done well and is quite versatile, but Pereira is arguably the best RB in the league alongside TAA and was probably Leicester's best player last season until his injury, very hard to see him not playing when he's ready

                2. Saint Tim
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  thanks

              • Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Wilson is fit again

                Werner to Vardy

                1. Saint Tim
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  thanks. yes, i've thought about this. could do werner to vardy this week. and then rodriguez to either ziyech or pulisic further down track

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    yip, or Grealish or Jota ... lots of options

            2. AXE17
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Liverpool fans, whats your feeling about Neco Williams? Any chance of him breaking into the starting 11 with all the defensive injuries?

              1. Noah’s Ark
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Nah Milner would be preferred at RB I reckon but decent 3.9 fodder. Takes a pool slot though.

              2. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I think Milner will play there for the time being (dependant on mdf options). Think he will get some minutes but not enough to justify a Liverpool spot..

            3. Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Barkley > Jota looking a good transfer now

              1. antis0cial
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                It’s a great transfer on its own. Just feel need City cover too.

            4. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Who do you think the majority of top10k will captain?

              A) Vardy
              B) Bruno

              1. Saint Tim
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                bruno

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Could be Kane, feels like half of them have him set and forget (C)

              3. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I think Vardy due to Fulham being so bad at the back. It’ll depend how many want to get him in for this match

            5. sergioaguero67
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Salah in the starting 11 lol.

            6. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Gosh I'm actually starting to lean Dias over Cancelo. Mendy being back is pretty bad.

              1. Saint Tim
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                i think this is right. i think dias or laporte are now better bets than cancelo

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I'm still probably getting Cancelo. He's been excellent. Stats are amazing. The bonus points make him worth it. Will get Dias in FanTeam though since there are no bonus points to be had there.

              3. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                With those fixtures I think getting both could be a decent option.

                1. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Double city def? Pull the other one

              4. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I have both

              5. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Not really though, as if Mendy is gonna come back and just say “mine”

            7. Jullepuu
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Saiss to Dias with this team? 1ft and 1.3 in the bank

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

              1. Saint Tim
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                seems a decent move to me

            8. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Lovely rest for Jota

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 24 days ago

                And firminho tho, do you think they both start the PL?

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Id think it would be the Fab 4.

            9. Bennyboy1907
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Is Zaha Defo out?

                Zaha to jota-4? Needs to be done today

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  not defo out, if he tests negative this week he can play

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      He has to isolate for 10 days from the day of his first positive test, unless he tested positive before Roy's presser for last week and he just didn't tell the press then he's out, and even if the above possibly happened he won't have trained

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Roy said he tested positive early last week ... whatever that means ... if that was Monday or Tuesday then maybe he can start if he had a negative test result

                        1. NateDogsCats
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Ah I didn't know it was early, well there's definitely a chance then although with Palace playing on Friday that'll leave them with a small window

                  2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Chances of Neco Williams not coming on at all vs Brighton if he is benched?
                    Seriously punting on starting him over Coufal as I think not much to lose but high potential if he starts

                  3. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Salah starting tonight ... mmm ...

                  4. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Ok, time to put Foden in

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      For his 1 point on the weekend

                      Deary me

                    2. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Not at all

                  5. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    A) bissouma to jota
                    B) ctaylor to dias
                    C) Kane to vardy
                    Have 1ft and money to do all 3

                    1. Saint Tim
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      c

                  6. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    What's approx Vardy's ownership in the top10 what do you think?

                    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Top 10k*

                  7. Bennyboy1907
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Martinez (forster)
                      Robbo Chillwell Coufal (Lamptey Mitchell)
                      KDB Bruno Grealish Zaha (Bissouma)
                      Kane DCL Bamford

                      0.6 ITB what to do

                    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      I’d appreciate some help here:

                      Martinez
                      PvA Chilwell Zouma
                      Salah(c) Son Grealish Hamez
                      Kane DCL Bamford

                      Bench: Soucek Vestergaard Lamptey
                      1 FT, 2.7m ITB

                      A) Hamez > Jota
                      B) Kane > Vardy(c)
                      C) PvA > Robbo
                      D) Hamez + Kane > Bruno + Vardy(c) for a hit
                      E) Roll FT

                      1. HODGE
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        A

                      2. Saint Tim
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        D

                    • Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Bring on Aguero already, I can't stand watching Jesus play for much longer.

                    • Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Something is wrong with the City attack this year. Only 1 goal against Olympiakos. I am reconsidering putting top dollars in them. I might go Salah directly and that's it. Ignoring KDB and Sterling and Kun and Jesus?

                      1. UNDERWORLD7
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Same. Can understand the whole “get on them before their hauls” but they genuinely do not look right, and that has been plain to see right from GW 1

                      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        They’ve scored one goal more than Fulham (though with one less game played). Something is definitely wrong.

                    • Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      What to do with this lot.

                      Martinez,
                      Chillwell, Cresswell, Mings
                      Bruno, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish
                      Kane, Werner, Dcl

                      Forster, Amartey, Ferguson, James(4.3)

                      1. Rhodes your boat
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        How much itb and how many ft’s?

                        1. Noah’s Ark
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          1ft and .4 itb.

                          Would like city or Jota. Thinking saving ft is probably the correct move.

                    • Rhodes your boat
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 24 days ago

                      Have exact cash for these moves in the coming weeks, Thoughts?

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

                      1. Noah’s Ark
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        I like it