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Scoutcast Episode 357 – Double and Blank Gameweek planning

Joe is joined by FPL Family’s Sam and Ted Talks FPL’s Ted to look ahead to Gameweek 14 and the impending Blank and Double Gameweek fixtures.

Fantasy Premier League managers already have plenty to consider with fixtures arriving thick and fast at this busy festive period in the season.

And now they have Blank and Double Gameweeks to ponder, after the Premier League announced details of a limited set of fixtures in Gameweek 18 and a bumper crop of extra games in Gameweek 19.

How FPL managers tackle this tricky period in the season largely depends on their current set-up and chip availability.

Joe, Sam and Ted look in detail at the different strategies to consider as well as the best players to target.

Ted is building up a reputation for presenting smart FPL-related graphics across social media. We grabbed the opportunity to find out more about his latest images, which look at the best chance creators and most obliging defences.

In all the excitement over the Double Gameweek, our trio present a timely reminder of the sides with one fixture in Gameweek 19 that cannot be ignored, most notably Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Elsewhere, Sam takes her turn to pick a differential, there are festive fixtures to frisk, and captaincy and transfer plans to reveal.

The episode was streamed live on Thursday night during Manchester United’s trip to relegation candidates Sheffield United. With Red Devils star Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m) captained by Sam and Joe, viewers get to see their live reaction to the midfielder’s pivotal performance during an already low-scoring Gameweek 13 for many.

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  1. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I've got 2FT and the first wildcard.

    The only transfer i can think of is Macarthy to Martinez. What do people think:

    McCarthy

    Taylor Lamptey Targett

    Salah KDB Bruno Grielish

    DCL Bamford Wilson

    Subs: Steer, Coufal, Justin, Bissouma

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Steer to sanchez?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        That could work, as then I can play Macarthy next week. Cheers

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yep. Like that trade

  2. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Will we get early Liverpool team leak?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Who are you worried about not starting?

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Henderson

      2. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Williams

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Which one?

  3. No Totti No Party
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Which back 4 u think will start for City ?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      lol

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Silly question

    3. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Mendy / Cancelo Dias Stones Walker

      Laporte is due a start soon though.

    4. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Roll a dice.

    5. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo Stones Dias Walker

  4. checkit_j
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    What would you do?

    Martinez
    Coufal Chilwell Cancelo
    Bruno KDB Soucek Salah
    Watkins Bamford Rich

    Fos Biss NWil Kilman

    _______Rich to Kane for free?

    1. Ohh1454
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Ya rich to Kane

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

  5. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Hardly worth a -4 to do vardy > Kane(C) is it ?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Capitain then yes

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      If you don't captain Kane then who will you cap?

  6. davies
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Kilman > Taylor & roll the other FT? GTG?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Lamptey Taylor
    Salah KDB Bruno (c) Son Grealish
    DCL Bamford

    Forster Brewster Mitchell Dunne

    Cheers.

    1. jimbo90
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      GTG

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Yes, get Taylor

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        agree. Burnley defender option playing every week at 4.4 is daylight robbery when they are solid at the back.

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Get Taylor

  7. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    What’s everyone’s thoughts on getting Rashford in?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Not a bad performance against the bottom team in PL

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Worth it as he's been unlucky not to get several more goals this season.

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Same trap as when he got hat trick in midweek

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Potentially good explosive option but not convinced by MUN and not sure which MUN will turn up this weekend

  8. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    1. How many points would you be happy with using your BB chip?
    2. Who scores more gw 19, Vardy or Kane?
    Vardy ( SOT, CHE)
    Kane ( shu)

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I can not ever recall getting a good BB result yet..

      I would be happy with 10

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Tough one, I'd probably go with Vardy, but I'd still want Kane after that GW.

  9. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone not capping Kane this week must have some strong crack or an extremely large sofa

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Won't even own him.

    2. Wenger Wishes
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 20 days ago

      should take those personal issues somewhere else pal 😛

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Just saying, you will be able to see non Kane cappers feet sticking out from behind the curtains and sofas

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Didn’t even consider Son or Kane. It’s Leicester

  10. Team Bobcat
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    I can not ever recall getting a good BB result yet..

    I would be happy with 10

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Reply fail sorry

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Got around 25 points last season added from the BB. But thats the only time Ive ever had success with a planned chip strategy. The best laid plans of mice and men...

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        I hear you. I am sure i got lucky once withit but you always wonder had you picked your strongest team to start anyway that day there would be less than 10 easily on the bench

  11. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Would you start Cancelo or Charlie Taylor?

    1. The Mighty Whites
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Taylor.

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I'm starting Cancelo with Taylor 1st sub, pretty decent chance he'll be needed

  12. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Captain?

    Bruno
    Son
    Kane
    Salah

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Kane
      Salah
      Son/Bruno

      in that order.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        This

  13. davies
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    What transfers are you lining up ahead of DGW19

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      I’m going to focus on the next few weeks first until we get clear information but plan is to have around 7 for gw18 then FH19

  14. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Captain Kane or Son?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Kane.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Kane I think

  15. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Planning using 1st WC for GW16, so basically a 2-week horizon to attack with 2 FT's

    == Considering:
    A) Chilwell + Wilson --> James + DCL (FT)
    B) Dias + Wilson --> 4.8m + DCL (FT)

    ManCity have Sou (A) and New (H) and I think they concede vs Sou, and perhaps Dias will get a rest at some point?
    A does look sideways but I fancy DCL against Arsenal and former-club Sheff Utd. Wilson does have Fulham though...

    - - -
    McCarthy
    Chilwell -- R. Dias -- Targett
    Salah -- KDB -- Fernandes -- Son -- Soucek
    Bamford -- C. Wilson

    4.0 -- Justin -- Brewster -- Mitchell [2FT + 0.7m ITB]

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Not too keen on either transfer

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        Prefer B though

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers - I know what you mean, it feels like I'm forcing the issue.

  16. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    A) Chilwell Werner to c.Taylor Kane
    B) Werner to ings/dcl

    FH19, 2ft 0.2itb

    Martinez
    Chilwell lamptey balbuena
    Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
    Werner bamford

    Forster kwp Mitchell davis

    1. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Probably B, although A leaves you with the best 5 premiums which is pretty crazy, can’t imagine many have all 5 of those

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        That’s what is tempting me can sit back and relax! Enjoy the games for a change aha 🙂

  17. AnfieldLad
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    McCarthy
    Chilwell Cresswell Lamptey
    Salah KDB Grealish Soucek
    Kane Werner Bamford
    (Steer, Bissouma Kilman Ferguson)
    2FT 0.6ITB

    Do I need Bruno?

    Options I’m looking at:
    A) Werner Grealish -> Watkins Bruno
    B) Werner -> Ings, roll FT
    C) Werner, Kilman -> Watkins TAA

    I like C because of the TAA differential and I can bench Cresswell vs Chelsea, but A seems most sensible

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      No you don't need Bruno.
      I'd be asking do I need Son first, consider he is 1.4 cheaper and outperforming the former.

      I would look at fixing that 4th and 5th defender.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Tough, not too keen on Watkins myself after recent form. I would go A out of the 3 though

      1. AnfieldLad
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        One of the reasons I’m leaning towards Waktins is I’m ditching Grealish. If I did C it probably wouldn’t be Watkins tbh. Likely doing A though

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          Yeah I agree it is sensible to do that, grealish always seems to be that one player I kinda want but never get

  18. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Would you BB this?
    Cancelo vs Crystal Palace
    Lamptey vs Leeds
    Taylor vs Whu,Liverpool
    Mccarthy vs Leicester,Leeds

    To replace any of these players would need a hit, another SGW player would be DCL

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Looks a decent bench yes

  19. VinMar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Any reason not to do Vardy to Kane FT?

    1. tyron
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      vardy against big teams.. u just never know

  20. tyron
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    hey guys would really appreciate some feedback here
    defining moment in money league

    mcarthy
    chillwell targett cresswell
    salah son bruno torres
    vardy kane welbeck

    kilman riedweld mitchell

    a- roll transfer
    b- vardy to dcl/ings

    i will address torres next week if he benches again. no money itb. would need to sell vardy to get cash. what should i do guys

  21. tyron
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    dont know why i have torres in my team but after no minutes last gw i am tempted to give him one more chance

  22. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Who scores more over next 2 GW's:

    Option A
    DCL == Arsenal (H) & Sheffield United (A)
    Lamptey == Sheffield United (H) & West Ham (A) [or any 4.8m or less DEF]

    Option B
    C. Wilson == Fulham (H) & Man City (A)
    R. Dias == Southampton (A) & Newcastle (H)

  23. Rbyrne95
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Bit the bullet earlier and got Dias in for James, he's got me 2 points and 0-fantastic, honestly debating taking a hit to get in Chilwell (already got Zouma). Perhaps, even swapping Bruno to Son and upgrading a weaker defender.

    Thinking Chelsea double up is still the way to go.

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      you moved out Reece James?

      1. Rbyrne95
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 20 days ago

        error-Just realized I only got 0 points from Dias, didn't have him for 6 points week before. Yeah, stupid move tbh, just felt Dias had better fixtures.

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 20 days ago

          I'd get James and pocket the change

  24. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Worth punting on Aurier? Instead of Dier x

  25. southernpacific
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    If you had to Justin v Leicester or bednerek v city who would you do