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

    Camcelo looking dangerous tonight?

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

      Yes, but he has also caught cantscoreitis, that the rest of the team has.

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

      Should have scored, otherwise hasn't done much offensively. Most of the play going down the left through Mendy which bodes well for the Burnley game, assuming he starts.

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

    76th minute and Pep hasn't made any subs? Who are you and what you have done with Pep? 😀

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

      and we got our first one. Sterling our, Mahrez in

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

        Also our 2nd!

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

      Bet he will still whine at the weekend about players being overworked because he doesnt have 5 subs in the PL

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

    B. Monchengladbach 4:0. Anyone has any of their players in UCL FF?

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

      Unfortunately no

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

      But would only consider stindl

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

    If aguero doesn't come on wont have any clue if he will start on the weekend or not

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

    Mendy off rested for the weekend and Zinchenko back too...

    Dias over Cancelo now if looking at a City defender?

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

      Atleast for this weekend ya

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

      Why not? more nailed and good goal threat from set pieces which city will have a ton of over the next 4 games

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

        When did he ever score from a set piece?

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

          Scored twice for Spain recently didnt he?

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

    Mendy nicely rested for the weekend against Burnley

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

      Lol

      With Mendys injury record, I doubt he starts 2 in 4 days

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

    Aguero is back. Mendy rested for the weekend too.

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

    Lads, if City wins this, they secure their seat in the next round, right?

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

      Yes.

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

        cheers, flair

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

      Yes

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

        cheers

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

    Salah (c)?

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

    Sterling looked dangerous tonight.

    Can't wait for his 3 pointer against Burnley!

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

      Not so much in the second half.

  11. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sterling subbed at 75 mins. Should play this Saturday I guess then.

    Aguero came on now so also should be fit for Saturday.

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

      Jesus off rested for Saturday too, no?

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Did not realize lol...then yes I guess he plays on Saturday too.

        My only worry is Cancelo...not sure if he starts this weekend since playing the whole game tonight...although Mendy is back and playing tonight too

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

      I think given their scoring issues all 3 might even start

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

      But I would think aguero in line to start over Jesus

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

    Cancelo staying the full match should indicate he is the first choice side defender alongside Walker.

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

      Foden staying the full match too. First choice with Cancelo I guess.

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

      Or that Pep doesn't intend to start him..

  13. Bennyboy1907
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Zaha >>> Jota -4

      Or play bissouma vs Liverpool

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Do it if you fancy Jota longterm

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

      Harrison > Jota -4?

      1. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I'd be tempted by a punt on Raphinha, he's looked decent. Jota is a good call though IMO, lot of naysayers here but even though you'll have to deal with him being benched sometimes he is in excellent form and looks really confident right now

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

        Kun won’t start at the weekend

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

          Source?

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

          Why?
          If anything him coming on more likely he will start

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Is Bruno >> KDB crazy? 1FT & 1.5itb. Ideally want KDB for the captain for the next two.

        McCarthy
        Chilwell, Cresswell, Justin
        Bruno, Ziyech, Rodríguez, Grealish, Son
        Kane, DCL
        (4.0, Saiss, Mitchell, Davis)

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Or Son+Jrod >> KDB(C) and Jota for a hit

      4. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That could not have gone any worse for anyone lining up a Cancelo, Dias double up (me)

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          What?!? Why?

          1. dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Looks like Mendy being taken off early could be for him to start this weekend at the expense of Cancelo. I hope not though as a Cancelo owner . Basically I've no idea

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

              Mendy only just came back not fit for fall 90 calm down

              1. dogtanion
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Yeah true

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

                Yep.

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

        Based on the comments here, I think we've figured out the City team for the weekend.

        Ederson
        Walker Dias Laporte Mendy
        Gundogan Rodri
        Torres KDB Sterling
        Aguero

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

          not Kun

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

            Think he will

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

          Don't need Gundogan & Rodri in same team.

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

            Need to neutralize the threat of Westwood and Brownhill

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

              You could neutralize that.

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

          Shaun Wright-Philips and Steve Lomas are a glaring omission.

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

        City absolutely dominating and can't score tonight

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          The story of their season so far

      7. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Best move here?

        A. Sterling > KDB
        B. Jrod > Jota
        C. Son + Jrod > KDB + Jota(-4)
        D. Save FT

        Martinez
        Chilwell Konsa Coufal
        Sterling Bruno Son Jrod
        Vardy(c) Dcl Bamford
        Steer Kilman Anguissa Mitchell

        1 FT 0.8 Itb

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

          C

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I am also considering that -4 if I sell Son. It could backfire big time though!!!

      8. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Why is KDB not in squad ?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Rested

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Or injured or covid+...

            1. Garam MOSALAH
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              That's completely opposite

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

        Should I still get Cancello after his minutes tonight? or go Dias or Cresswell?

      10. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Aguero is going to be highly motivated to score at the weekend so he can pay a tribute to Maradona.

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

          True
          Isn't maradona his son's grandfather?

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

            Yes

        2. Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Unless he has a funeral to attend..

      11. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Would be nice if Kun scored to dedicate the goal to Diego.

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

          This

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

          True

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

        Keeping Cancelo.. Have Dallas coming in for him.

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

        What's better for a hit?

        A) 3.9 to Cancelo
        B) 3.9 to Dias
        C) 3.9 to Cresswell
        D) JRod to Jota

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

          B

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

        Foden to Jota worth a hit this weekend then? Held the little troll since week 3 and was holding him for Citys good fixtures, but hes not starting in the prem anytime soon.

        1. some witty pun
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Not for a hit

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

          Probably taking the hit. Too much fraudulence present and I'd like to get the transfer over with. Not certain though.

      15. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Martinez
        Robbo - Chilwell - Zouma
        Son - Ziyech - Grealish - Hamez
        Kane - DCL - Watkins

        1 FT
        4.5 itb

        A) Zouma ➡ Cancelo
        B) Hamez ➡ Salah
        C) Hamez ➡ KDB
        D) Kane ➡ Vardy

        Which should be my GW10 move?

      16. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That was Olympiacos first shot towards goal in the game, in the 88th minute...

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

          City dominating farmer team shocker

      17. Bring the Cavalry
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Missed the game, how did Sterling play? Got some catching up to do so going to captain him this weekend and next