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Scoutcast Episode 354 – How can FPL bosses fit in Salah, De Bruyne and Fernandes?

Joe and Az are joined by Karam to look ahead to Gameweek 11 and assess the key challenges facing Fantasy Premier League managers.

Chief among their concerns is the postponement of Friday night’s clash between Aston Villa and Newcastle United. There is a chance that it could be rearranged within the Gameweek but if not, FPL managers face some tough choices. Should they bench or swap out the likes of Villa talisman Jack Grealish (£7.7m) or Newcastle striker Callum Wilson (£6.5m)?

Our Scoutcast trio also discuss the three most talked about players of the week: Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.2m), Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (£10.9m). These midfield picks are showing remarkable consistency but with hefty price tags, it may be tricky to fit them all in. Can they be ‘covered’ by the likes of Reds midfielder Diogo Jota (£6.8m) and City winger Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m)?

Pep Guardiola’s latest round of roulette is also on the bill. This chat will be of particular interest to those clinging onto City rotation risks such as Raheem Sterling (£11.4m).

Meanwhile, Joe, Az and Karam give their top tips for climbing up the rankings ahead of Christmas. Within this section, Karam takes his turn to pick a differential, which garners approval from Joe and Az.

The usual features are also covered in the show, with next four fixtures frisked, rough with the smooths aired, and transfer and captaincy plans revealed.

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  1. George James
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Best move?

    Martinez*
    Lamptey / James / Chilwell / Robbo
    Son / KDB(c) / Podence
    Werner / DCL / Vardy

    Steer* / Coufal / Bissouma / Grealish*

    A) Martinez >> Mcarthy / Messlier - 4
    B) Roll with 10

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Roll

  2. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Some thoughts on my plans for this GW.

    1FT - 0.2M ITB - WC available - FH available

    McCarthy (Button)
    Chilwell Zouma Justin Taylor (Mitchell)
    Bruno Sterling Son Bissouma (Grealish)
    Vardy DCL (Watkins)

    Thinking of Watkins to Adams/Bamford this week, then WC next week to get KDB and Salah in and tidy defence.

    Feel as though I would ditch too many players with good fixtures this week or players I'd want back if I WCd now (Vardy, Justin, Son, Grealish).

    Too risky to cap Sterling I guess, go safe with Bruno?

    1. George James
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Watkins >> Bamford

      Sterling (C)

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Are you capping Sterling?

        1. George James
          • 6 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Would if I owned him

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Watkins > Welbeck in my FanTeam high roller.

    It's gonna happen if the game is postponed!

  4. George James
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Thank you Sir

  5. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Who would you get?

    A. Dias (already have Cancelo+KDB, so in this option cannot get Jesus or Mahrez later)

    B. James (already have Chillwell+Zieych, so in this option cannot get Werner)

    1. kime67
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      i fear diad will get benched soon

  6. kime67
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    only one thing can save this gw. aston villa nufc next wednesday.

  7. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    front 8:
    Salah KDB Son JRod Grealish
    Bamford DCL Watkins

    (just did Harrison (inj.) >> KdB)

    any move below worth a hit?

    A) JRod >> Jota
    B) Martinez (not playing) >> Johnstone/McCarthy/Meslier

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    What’s up with Kane & Robbo?

    Last thing I need is two more dead players?

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Hopefully won't play

  9. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Worth doing Martinez to McCarthy for free ?
    Or just go without the GK ?

    Martinez
    Robo/Cancelo/Chilwell
    Bruno/Son/Sterling(c)/Grealish
    Vardy/DCL/Bamford

    Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

  10. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    which would you have:

    A) Son Bruno
    B) Salah Son
    C) Salah Bruno

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      C

  11. Bojack Horseman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Keep them Kane price drops a-coming.

  12. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Would you get rid of Jack G?

    Will have to play Burke/Mitchell in his place.

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Keep

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      You'll want him back asap

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      No way

  13. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    If Kane is out, Son upfront could do well

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Kane is not out. 75% chance he plays

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        " If " and 75% is not 100% is it?

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          I didnt say he was 100%

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            Yes, but you did say Kane is not out

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              Did i

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 6 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Nor is 75% ever accurate. They put that because it's the only option if there's a doubt but it's more like 95% likely minimum that he plays/

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            12 months, 1 day ago

            Fpl is most reliable. If it says 75% they must have inside info we dont

            1. AnfieldLad
              • 7 Years
              12 months, 1 day ago

              He didn’t train today and mourinho said Harry, Vinicius and Sergio I believe there is a chance for the weekend [to face Arsenal]. So he’s a doubt, but knowing mourinho I think he’ll play

    2. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Surely Kane being out would make Son worse as the team is worse and there’s no Kane to assist him.

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Maybe but that Arsenal team dont look good at all and Son has done well plenty of times, without Kane in the side

        1. AnfieldLad
          • 7 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Maybe, but the way they set up this season with Kane so deep, Son is furthest forward anyway. Kane being out isn’t going to make Son more attacking, they’ve relied on him as their main goal threat even with Kane playing

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Son is already up front.

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        He is a left sided forward so not quite upfront

  14. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    For a hit:

    A) Mitchell -> KWP/Vestergaard (bri)
    B) Mitchell -> Lamptery (SOU)
    C) Cancelo -> Walker
    D) None, hope Cancelo plays (otherwise 10 players)

    1. Mr Wolf
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Lamptey

  15. Sabina_S
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Worth -4?

    Saint Max to KDB
    Kane to Bamford/Adams/Welbeck

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      yeah if Kane's out, but I don't trust Mourinho

  16. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Is this worth -4? Watkins, Soucek, Cancelo to Welbeck, KDB, R. James.

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      yeah

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Blimey, how much itb?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        6m, I wildcarded gw9 and intended to use Jota as a placeholder for Salah but now I want to keep Jota

  17. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Who is the better captain choice for this week? Mahrez or KDB? Would expect both to start after being fully rested for CL.

    1. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      KDB
      Agree about both starting

  18. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    1FT, 1.1 ITB:

    Martinez, BPF

    Chilwell, Dias, Lamptey, Coufal, Mitchell

    KDB, Son, Fernandes, Grealish, Alzate

    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Martinez out for a -4 or play with 10 men?

  19. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Which transfer makes sense? Or should I save FT?

    A) Son -> Kdb (c)
    B) Rashford -> Kdb (c)
    C) Podence -> Mahrez/Torres (c)
    D) Save FT (captain Bruno/Vardy)

    Front 8:
    Son - Bruno - Rashford - Podence - Bissuma
    Vardy - DCL - Adams

    1. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      B

  20. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Jose saying he believes he will play and not revealing the injury. . . Sell sell sell!

  21. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Jota or Zieych or Mahrez - best long term pick of these?

  22. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Which move is best for funding Salah in gw12?

    A: DCL to Adams

    B: Son to Mahrez

    C: Grealish to Jota

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      A

  23. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Kane potential injury

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Yep just saw that hopefully he'll be fine knocks usually aren't that bad

  24. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    If I start Grealish, will the bench be subbed in if he doesn't play?

    Just wondering for autosub, if there is any difference between a player with no schedule vs player with schedule but doesn't play?

    1. turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      There’s no difference no. If they don’t play, the bench is used.

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      no difference whatsoever

    3. vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks! I see many comments benching Grealish, so just wondering. I think if the revised schedule is revealed after the fpl deadline and in the same gameweek, no way he should be benched against Newcastle

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Exactly the same. Bench comes in, if bench plays

  25. Irish Villan 1985
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Hi Guys,

    I have 3 x Villa and 1 x Newcastle for this GW....Any advise how the navigate the GW?

    I have Martinez, Lascelles, Grealish, Watkins and intend on keeping Grealish.

    Who could I swap Watkins and Martinez for? .7 ITB

    Thanks for the help.

    1. FlyingWithoutIngs
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      McCarthy and Antonio/bamford/che

  26. FlyingWithoutIngs
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Two most nailed on city defenders for Fulham? I know city and nailed dont really go together but just want to see what people think

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      You kind of answered your own q. But Walker rested so pretty certain and mendy and laporte. Dias probably.

  27. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Best Martinez replacement for the medium term? (up to 5.2 to spend)

    1. FlyingWithoutIngs
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Mendy?

  28. The Fantasy Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Tempted to go a bit maverick this week. Bring in Mendy and Regulion (for Cancelo and Targett) to go bigger at the back.

    Madness?

    1. FlyingWithoutIngs
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Reguilon is a doubt

    2. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Reguilon is a doubt but probably a good pick if Mourinho confirms he’s okay before deadline

      Cancelo to Mendy doesn’t seem wise. I’d avoid

      1. The Fantasy Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks.

      2. The Fantasy Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Thoughts on Laporte as the most nailed?

  29. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Starting to think it might be worth Kane & Grealish > KDB & Bamford -4.

    However, I'm also wondering if it'd be better to just get Salah over KDB right now given Pool are at home.

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Or I can just hope Kane plays, captain Vardy, play Soucek and sub in a keeper.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 1 day ago

        Wait to hear more news on Kane

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          12 months, 1 day ago

          Not sure we'll get any?

          Loathe to sell him really, but if it's his ankle again I'd be worried.

  30. Couch Potato
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 1 day ago

    Wanting to upgrade Saiss to a Man City defender, but who is the best option for the next few weeks?

    3.5 ITB, so cost isn't a problem

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 1 day ago

      Walker