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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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662 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Willing to take a hit!

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

    1 FT, 2.1 ITB

    How to get Salah in??

  2. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Don't fancy any City defenders. Tonight's lineup could see cancelo and dias rotated at weekend. Or not. Too risky in the mental month of December

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      #overthinking

  3. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Salah owners. Top risky to captain him this weekend, due to start tonight?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Needs an hour tonight, then right for @bri to cap.

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

    Whats better for a hit?

    A) 3.9 to Cancelo
    B) 2.9 to Dias
    C) JRod to Jota

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

      3.9*

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

      Is it to be able to field 11? If no: Neither for a hit.

  5. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    This talk of Mendy taking Cancelo’s place is rather hilarious.

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Would be more hilarious when it comes out to be true.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Mendy has only just bloody returned! Will be at least a month before even thinking he could take Cancelo’s place

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          *pep laughs at this comment*

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

      Yes, because Pep is renowned for his loyalty to starting XI and the infamous "Pep's roulette" is nothing else but mass hysteria.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        *pep concurs with this comment*

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        True, but the guy has only just returned for god sake, as if he’d just oust Cancelo straight away who’s been fantastic

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I understand what you're saying however investing in defenders you want to be as sure as possible that they are nailed to avoid costly transfer down the line.
          With Mendy back you cannot guarantee that Cancelo will keep his spot for the next 4 to 6 games, especially when Pep' management style is taken in account so I do understand why people are being cautios about bringing him in.

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      You'd think after 6-7 weeks of injury that Mendy would be eased back cautiously. Surely that means playing in midweek CL games where City have already qualified and will likely finish top too.

      Yes, Cancelo having a rest today would be better for owners, but Walker probably higher priority for rests than Cancelo, hence Cancelo filled in at RB?

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

    How's Mendy looking? Was planning on Cancelo in but it will be a headache.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Why? Overthinking again

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

        Looking at the December schedule is not overthinking.

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

      Sharp.

  7. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

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

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

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Would help your team a bit.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers

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

    Will Salah rise tonight in price? Similar to the KDB situation?

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

      He’s not even close to rising tonight

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

        KDB wasn't too. Wait when the Liverpool fans will see him play tonight and open the floodgates of transfers

      2. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That's what he meant

  9. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Was planning on Cancelo.

    But Mendy starting is little bit worrying. Cancelo did great on the lb position, but no matter how you look at it, Mendy was preferred at that position start of the season.

    When he was injured, Zinchenko was as well, so maybe now the time is up for Cancelo. Who knows.

    Just cant risk it I think with only 2 playing defenders this gw.
    Dias also seems prone YC.
    Maybe Laporte is the way to go...

  10. fridge
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is Zaha confirmed out? Got so many issues in my team that I'm hoping (with little faith) he may play?

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

      No, will probably play if test is negative

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

    Wow... How bad are City in front of goal.

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

      so wasteful. will Kun back help them?

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

        You'd think so.

  12. BeWater
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Great play from Cancelo. Probably should have scored there.

    • gers23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Greenwood dead as an fpl option do we think? I still have him..

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

        Get rid. Another overjoyed young English player.

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

          Overhyped *

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

      Rashford to Salah worth it minus 4 have Bruno as well and prob captain

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

      Cancelo running into the box, SoT, should have scored!

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

      So Foden scored again. Will Pep let him get a start a PL game as well

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

        Me English very good

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        People are going to fall for this again. Wish these people were in my cash leagues . This will be like the 5th benching in a row 😆

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Dont be stupid

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      So.........Salah. Over the moon he’s back and all and looks like playing, but.....does the whole isolation thing not apply to him or something? Special rules?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yes there are special rules for elite sports people.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Hmmmm, news to me, learn something every day

      2. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        The negative test is the key. Perhaps this is an area that needs looking at everywhere, speed the whole thing up. No need for 2 weeks once proved neg.

      3. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        he did isolate and was tested negative after a second test.

      4. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 2 days ago

          The rule is you have to isolate for 10 days from the date of your first positive, as even if you get a negative test within 10 days of that it can still spread to others within that time. Supposedly even if you test positive for it after around 10-14 days from when you got it, it's not really viral then. But the bubble which professionals are in definitely plays a part in how quick he's back naturally

        • lespaul
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I found it very odd he was allowed to travel back to Liverpool whilst covid positive

      5. Olson
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Quite some change on here in general attitudes towards City assets. Prior to GW9 in the international break, anyone questioning the form of city, of of individual players and of the merit in moving big funds to them was basically shown the fixture list and ridiculed. Prime WC time, 'what's the point in waiting another week' I read numerous times

        Very different atmosphere around this place now.

        Makes you wonder. Who really are these casuals

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

        If I get Robertson (for Dunne) this gw there could be some bench headache in the future gameweeks and I really don't like points on my bench.

        a. do it
        b. get Robertson but sell Lamptey
        c. do something else

        Martínez
        PVA, Chilwell, Lamptey
        Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
        Wilson, Bamford, Jiménez

        Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
        1 free transfer, 3.1 million in the bank

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

        Just checked that KDB isn't in the squad?? Any news why is that? Hope it's not covid 🙁

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Rested.

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

            Ah okay, thanks!

      8. Finding Timo
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Can we assume that jota will now start v Brighton ?!

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

            50/50

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

            Not with so many midfield injuries

          3. Alan_T
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I’d surprised if he didn’t, the form he is in

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

              Firmino on bench, then?

            2. Finding Timo
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Cheers I think he must have a good chance even with salah back

            3. F4L
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              good thing for Jota owners is Henderson and Thiago aren't near the squad yet, and Keita will be out for a while.

              So Klopp will probably be forced into using 4 attackers vs Brighton, after that, who knows.

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

                I trust Jota will start.

          4. Bennyboy1907
              2 months, 2 days ago

              A)Zaha >>> Jota -4

              B)Or play bissouma ?

              No Salah till GW12 btw

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Why Jota? Is he even gonna start now with Salah back? Not getting why people are bringing in a very potential non starter on here

                1. Finding Timo
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Who is the alternative better option under 7.2m?

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Someone who starts

                2. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Have the same issue but have Salah.

                  If Zaha’s out this week but back next week, unsure if it’s worth bringing in A player who might not even start, for -4

                3. Bennyboy1907
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Barnes/Jota? Or jus play bissouma vs liv ?

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

                  Anybody know when the palace press conference is ?

                  1. Pumpy Pro
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Usually Thursday i think. Don't hold me to it

                  2. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Should be tomorrow since the game is on Friday.

                5. RECKLESS
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Salah back quicker than expected, which of these makes sense long term
                  1) Son + Kdb c + Kane + Grealish
                  2) Son + Salah c + Vardy + Grealish (-4)
                  3) Salah + Kdb + JRodriguez + Watkins (-8)
                  4) Son + Rodriguez + Vardy c + Grealish
                  Currently on 2 and gamble with Bruno over City cover

                6. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  So those still with WC's have to use it in time for the start of GW16, which is not far away.

                  I did not realise this until now. I still have mine (and a poor rank too), so I feel tempted to 'attack' the upcoming GW's knowing I have that as a fallback should things really not work out.

                  Mendy (C) the flavour of tonight? 😀

                7. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Looks like Jota is favored over Salah now after showing he's the better player against Leicester. Rested and good to go against Brighton.

                  1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Great I am doing podence to jota as surely no brainer

                    • UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Huh? What? Lol

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

                    Foden misses decent chance at the far post, switched back to LW now.

                  3. Pumpy Pro
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Tempted to just captain Jota

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

                    10 SoT for City, 1 goal. What is happening?

                    1. NULL-X-VOID
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Do check their SoT in the spurs game, had a lot but the finishing is very poor

                  5. NULL-X-VOID
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Is the random appearance of trolls on FFS and peddling really immature and illogical comments a very popular trend?

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

                      Not sure but it's very frustrating.