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Scoutcast Episode 360 – Opportunities for FPL managers during Blank Gameweek 18

Joe is joined by Karam and new regular Scoutcast host Seb to try to make sense of the fixture change impacting on Gameweek 18.

Content creators are having a tough time of late. As soon as a video or podcast is painstakingly researched and presented, a major announcement changes everything. Lately, that has been due to COVID-19, with players forced to isolate and games postponed.

This time around the Scoutcast has escaped such changes by scheduling its latest episode last night (Monday, January 11), just hours after it emerged that Tottenham’s game with Aston Villa on Wednesday had been put back due to COVID-19 concerns.

Instead, Jose Mourinho’s troops will take on Fulham in a hastily rearranged game that falls far more kindly in the Gameweek for owners of Spurs stars Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m).

Understandably, this important fixture change tops the bill in a show that marks the debut for Seb as the Scoutcast’s new regular co-host with Joe.

Also joining this week is Karam, who has had his own experience with coronavirus recently. He reveals how he was been isolating after a positive test and thankfully is now fighting fit to once again tackle this most irregular of seasons.

Our trio reveal their Gameweek 18 plans and the players they are targeting. Joe has already pressed the button on his Free Hit chip but Karam only needs one or two transfers to field a credible side. Meanwhile, Seb is Free Hit-curious, and undecided on whether to deploy this chip.

Differentials during this limited set of fixtures are also taken in. Are Wolves and Everton players being unfairly neglected?

Elsewhere, Arsenal’s low owned gems are scrutinised and long-term fixtures are frisked in a show that aims to ensure Fantasy Premier League managers are well prepared for today’s Gameweek 18 deadline.

The Scoutcast will return on Thursday night, when Joe, Seb and their guest will dust off their notes once again and focus on the coming weekend’s Double Gameweek 19.

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

    If I have these plus yedlin/Clark will I be alright this gw?

    Stones holding
    Kdb Bruno son
    Kane

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Core players, id say so. You wouldnt make up much on the FH.

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

      It's probably a red arrow but yeah could be okay.

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

        Thanks both, hopefully can nail captain to minimise the damage!

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I have in addition, Mitchell, Smith Rowe and Wilson and I'm not playing FH, it's all about nailing the Captain imo

  2. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Aurier or Dier only for 18gw?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think Aurier should play in the league for this game as Doc had the cup game.

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

    Good to go?
    Lloris
    Cancelo, Stones, Tierney
    De Bruyne, Son, Rashford, Fernandes, Saka
    Wilson, Kane
    Peacock-Farrell - Yedlin, Mitchell, Davis

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Template

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      This is me but I had to go Smith-Rowe over Saka to afford it.

      Looks great.

  4. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    When are we expecting to hear concrete news on the Soton Leeds game for 19?

    1. marcos11
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I’d imagine it won’t be before todays deadline anyway

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

        I guess only when Shrewsbury know if they can field a team next midweek or not.

      • aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        During the weekend maybe, Shrewsbury postponed a match against Lincoln on, Saturday due to a new Covid outbreak. They are not in a good shape.

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thanks for the info.

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

      Couple of quick questions:

      1) who would you want more for this gw, Maguire, Tierney or Wilson? Benefit of Maguire is the extra fixture in gw19. If I get Tierney or Wilson, I will bench them in gw19 in favour of Taylor (whm,liv)

      2) I need to get rid of either Dallas or Watkins this week. Question is who? Dallas (great dgw fixture but will their dgw go ahead) or Watkins (guaranteed dgw, albeit against city, but he might be one who tested positive so might no play anyways)

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You will feel so much better helping others.

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

      Thoughts on this FH team?

      Lloris
      Cancelo Stones Maguire Tierney
      KDB Bruno Son Rashford Saka
      Kane

      Worth considering McGoldrick over Maguire in a 352?
      Or Rowe & Wilson over Saka & Maguire?

      I know 451 sounds boring but im finding it hard to justify any other players over these.

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

        It's fine.

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Pretty much same players in most FH teams posted here, so you're probably doing something right (or we're all wrong) 😉

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

      Dias or Cancelo on FH? (already have Stones)

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cancelo

    5. TAB
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      FH Team:

      Lloris (4.0)
      Cancelo - Dias - Tierny
      KDB(C) - Bruno - Son - Neto - Saka
      Kane - Laca

      Brewster - Kilman - 4.0

      GTG?

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

        Its nice. Not too different than mine. Ive opted for Maguire & Rashford over Laca & Neto in a 451.

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Literally my team but i have Wilson instead of Laca. Gtg

    6. ltks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What to choose for FH team?

      A) Lacazette and Maguire
      or
      B) Rashford and Holding

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A, just

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

        A

    7. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Is this enough to avoid FH 18?

      Dias, Holding, Dier
      Son, KdB, Bruno
      Lacazette
      (-4 in plans)

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think 7 guaranteed starters is the bare minimum

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

        Yes

    8. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If on WC, keep Struijk or sell for Mitchell?

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

        On WC I would sell.

    9. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      How did Antonio look in the FA cup?

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Blunt, had two chances, but has really shown nothing. Good thing is that he played 90.

    10. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      All set. Good luck everyone!

      DDG
      Tierney | AWB | Cancelo
      KDB(v) | Bruno | Son | Foden
      Laca | Wilson | Kane(c)
      ----------------------------------------
      Steer | ESR | Kilman | Mitchell

    11. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Leeds double definitely off or what are the chances?

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

        Why would Leeds be off?

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Waiting on news from Shrewsbury, probably at weekend

    12. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      GW 18 Options:

      A) FH
      B) Start 7 players plus a -4 hit (Pope Dias Anguissa KDB Bruno Son Kane )

    13. Oldie99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Darlow (Fabri)
      Cancelo Stones Dier WanB (Mitchell)
      KDB Son Bruno Rash SmithRowe
      Kane (Brewster, 4.3)

      Free hit team with a very low TV - would you change anything?

    14. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Down to 6, is it safe to hit the FH Button yet?

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You have a GO for ignition.

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        6 is a bit tight, depends on which 6 also 😉

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

      Who will partner maguire in the next three? Bailly or lindelof??

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hopefully Bailly or they're screwed

    16. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wilson or Lacazette?

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Laca has form

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          But of course Wilson plays worst team in league

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

        Laca.

    17. JVALDEZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Feedback appreciated, can anyone improve this Wildcard team:

      Lloris | Forster
      Cancelo | Stones | WBA | Coufal | Mitchell
      KDB | Bruno | Rashford | Soucek | ESR
      Kane | Wilson | Bamford

      3 mil in the bank to do Rashford to Salah next week.

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

        V similar to mine. Although I have gone for aerelo and Martinez for GKs. Also son instead of rash. Idea is get salah by downgrading Kane and son next gw

    18. jb1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Settled on my FH team now for time being, Risking a weaker bench for this 11. Or should I downgrade Rashford and get Laca in and upgrade the bench?

      Lloris,
      Tierney, Stones, Cancelo,
      KDB(c), Rashford, Son, Bruno, Saka,
      Wilson, Kane

      Button, Brewster, Mitchell, Douglas

    19. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Just looking at the FPL website.

      1) Most transferred in players: KDB, Wilson, Tierney, Saka, Cancelo, Fernandes, Kane, Lacazette, Son, AWB
      So your free hit is something like:

      GK: ?????
      DF: Cancelo, Tierney, AWB
      MF: KDB, Saka, Fernandes, Son
      FW: Kane, Lacazette, Wilson

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Prefer Lloris as keeper and you are set. I am more keen on Rash over Lacazette, but had to make sacrifices. Can advice me below?

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Most on here are 🙂

    20. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Please guide which you prefer on FH
      1) Leno+ Stones + Rashford + Wilson
      OR
      2) De Gea + Tierney + Gundongen/Foden + Lacazette
      Currently on 1 as trust Manutd more than Arsenal but Burnley has screwed Manutd before....

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        1 for me

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        1

      3. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Virtual coin toss

    21. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hows this FH guys? TIA

      Lloris
      Cancelo Dias Tierney
      KDB Son Bruno Saka Neto
      Kane Wilson

    22. Nolberto Solano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Managed to squeeze Laca and Rash into the same FH team. G2G?

      Leno (Verrips)

      Cancelo, Dier, Stones (Mitchell, Douglas)

      KdB, Bruno, Son, Rash, ESR

      Kane, Laca (Davis)

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Gtg. you think Utd will score big?

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

        Definitely. Good luck.

    23. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      All set ladies & gents?

      DDG
      Dias Dier Tierney
      KDB(C) Rashford Bruno Son Saka
      Kane Wilson

      Forster Brewster Mitchell Kilman

      1. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes

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

      How confident are you that DDG starts and not Henderson?

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

      Sterling and Saka or Gundogan and lacazette?

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        SS

    26. Goodricke
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2.1m in the world, FH time, and a strange feeling that Sheffield will not only break their duck, but will also keep a clean sheet. I present to you:

      Ramsdale, BPF
      Tierney, wan Bis, Cancelo, Mitchel, webster
      KDB, Son, Bruno, Gundogan, Saka
      Kane, Laca, McGoldrick.

      Better to burn out than fade away.

      Once more into the breach...

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

        Or play it safe with DeGea?

    27. makisss99
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Opinions on these fh teams?
        A 4-4-2
        Lloris,Cancelo,Dias,Tierney,Wan-Bissaka
        De Bruyne,Bruno,Son,Saka
        Kane,Laca

        B 3-4-3
        Lloris,Cancelo,Dias,Tierney
        De Bruyne,Bruno,Son,Smith-Rowe
        Kane,Laca,Wilson

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A is more template. If you can afford Dias to Wilson they you pretty much have the template FH teeam.

          1. makisss99
              1 month, 24 days ago

              For Dias to Wilson I need also Saka to Smith-Rowe cause of money itb..