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Scoutcast Episode 361 – More fixture changes add to Double Gameweek 19 challenges

Joe and Seb are joined by Karam to discuss the key issues affecting Fantasy Premier League managers in Double Gameweek 19.

Just days after mulling over Blank Gameweek 18’s issues, Joe, Seb and Karam are back again to take the next set of fixtures to task.

Southampton’s rearranged FA Cup clash with Shrewsbury has one of the biggest impacts. This means the Saints encounter with Leeds has been mothballed and both top flight sides have just a single fixture.

Where does this leave FPL managers looking to bench boost the likes of Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) and Che Adams (£6.0m)? Our trio take a look at the pros and cons of deploying this chip on single Gameweek assets.

Meanwhile the Everton and Villa game is off. So, there’s a blank for the Toffees. But Villa still have a double. They play Manchester City then Newcastle, as the Magpies game has now been shoehorned into Gameweek 19’s schedule.

Villa assets continue to be viable options, however, it remains to be seen how the Covid-19 infection that has swept through the club has affected its first team.

During the show Joe, Seb and Karam reveal their Gameweek 19 transfer plans and address the other important topics to help prepare FPL managers for this extended batch of games.

Is this a good week to use the Triple Captain chip? Which defenders should be brought in? And can West Ham star Michail Antonio (£6.2m)’s legs make it through the week?

As this latest episode was streamed during Thuesday night’s match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, emotions were running high regarding the Scoutcast crew’s Gameweek 18 plans. They reveal how that set of limited fixtures impacted on their campaign.

There’s also fixtures to frisk, Seb attempts to describe a heat map and Joe has to eat humble pie regarding the Sheffield United defence.

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  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 4 days ago

    And it’s a very good morning from me

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Good morning

  2. Snooze ya lose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Going in to the gw with no kdb. Bricking it!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I think I’m going in with no Salah along with a -8!

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Yikes

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          DCL to Antonio
          Mitchell to Coufal
          Steer to Areola

          Leaving a BB team of:

          Areola | McCarthy
          Cancelo | Stones | Coufal | Lowton | Dallas
          KdB | Bruno | Grealish | Soucek | Son
          Antonio | Kane | Bamford

          10 DGW and 5 SGW

      2. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Me too KK. I'm quietly optimistic however. Got 11DGWers so far and a BB

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Nice

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      80% sure I'm doing the same. He's not done enough this season to justify ripping up a team and taking multiple hits.

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      FH is an option mate ))

    4. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I would be as well if i did not own him

    5. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Lol. Free hit went last week!

    6. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Me too. I'll be BBing this:

      Mendy
      TAA Cancelo Dias
      Salah(c) Bruno Son Grealish Soucek
      Watkins Bamford
      (Johnstone Coufal Lowton Wood)

  3. Aussie Rules
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Who would you rather have for the next few weeks - Stones or Gundogan?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Stones

    2. jcr1997
      8 months, 4 days ago

      stones

    3. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Stones

    4. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Stones

    5. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Stones

    6. Grendos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Stones. I think they could get 4-5 clean sheets in the next 5. I'm going for the double up.

  4. The Pesci challenge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Is son + Kane to vardy and KDB a good move? (For a -4)

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      i d keep at least one

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        This

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

      It is good, but i would try keeping one of Kane or Son especially if you are high up the ranks like in top 100k

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Agree with the others.... the challenge is which one to keep 🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          I’m keeping both and bench boosting

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            KK Q: Foden or Antonio?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 4 days ago

              Hmm, probably Foden actually

              1. Cojones of Destiny
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 4 days ago

                thx

        2. jayzico
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Son. He's cheaper.

          1. jayzico
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 4 days ago

            Make way for Michael ahem 'can't stop scoring' Antonio. Why has it come to this?

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks all

  5. jcr1997
    8 months, 4 days ago

    who would you choose for this game week? got 2 spaces left in the first 11:

    Targett - City (A) and Newcastle (H) - also subject to Covid
    Neto - WBA (H)
    Wilson - Arsenal (A) and Villa (A)
    Dier - Sheffield (A)

    Cheers

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Wilson

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        And dier sorry

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Neto Dier

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      NW

    4. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Neto Wilson

  6. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Who d you rather have

    a. Foden
    b. Antonio

    1. jcr1997
      8 months, 4 days ago

      foden

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

      B

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Antonio

    4. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Foden - looked good the other night

    5. Grendos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Foden but there are so many other good midfielders so depends on your team and structure

  7. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    A or B?
    A) Cancelo + Antonio
    B) Stones + Cavani

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A

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

      A

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A

  8. NABIL -OR #38 2014/15
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Play up?

  9. Shawcus
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Mane and Kane or Salah and Lacazette.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      MK

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

      Mane Kane

  10. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    How many of you, Covid has completely changed your BGW/DGW plans?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Didn't have any plans. Losing the Leeds double was pretty annoying tho.

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

      Was planning to BB, not anymore

    3. Grendos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Was planning on BB. Just going to go ahead with 3 Leeds on the bench.

      Martinez - Peacock-Farrell
      Robertson - Stones - Dias - Coufal - Dallas
      De bruyne - Grealish - Salah - Soucek - raphina
      Kane - Bamford - Antonio/Watkins

  11. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    What do we think of the SHU-TOT game? Low scoring? A smashing where Kane and Son assist each other?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      For me low scoring, shu defensive numbers aren’t to bad especially at home and we are really struggling to stay on the front foot after scoring 1, I think max 2-0

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

      2-0 spurs imo

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Spurs can score against anyone with Son & Kane - I expect 2 or 3 goals form Spurs in this one

    4. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      2-0 spurs

    5. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      We can be sure they won't keep CS here, and any goal would be a haul for son or kane.

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Coufal Dias Dallas Taylor*
    KDB Bruno Salah Son
    Bamford Antonio

    Johnstone Adams Bednarek Bissouma

    A. Taylor -> Cancelo/Stones -4
    B. Bissouma -> Soucek -4
    C. Both above for -8?

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Not interested in Cresswell?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah, could be a good move for Taylor out.

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

      C

    3. NABIL -OR #38 2014/15
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A

  13. tim
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    McCarthy
    Cancelo Dias Robbo Targett
    Soucek KDB(C) Salah Bruno
    Watkins Bamford

    1FT

    Need a goalie for the double, still have Nyland, who to go for?

    Cheers!

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez Johnstone or Fabianski if you can afford fprd

      1. tim
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers, was thinking Fabianski, is he fit? 75% atmo.

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

      Areola interests me, double isnt great but next two after are really good. Fulham displaying some really good defensive numbers of late

  14. Rik Waller
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Can I use my WC and play the BB or TC chip in the same gw?

    1. suddenorgan
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      nah

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

      Negatron

    3. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      No

  15. suddenorgan
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Son + DCL -> Soucek + Vardy (-4) worth it?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      yes

    3. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yes, maybe be wary of vardy abit, but should be fine

    4. NABIL -OR #38 2014/15
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe

    5. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

  16. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    54 and out for me

  17. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Kane to Vardy worth a hit? No value tied up in Kane. Think this one is gonna go down to the wire.

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I'm considering the same (would prefer to ship Son for KDB but can't afford that move)

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        I did Salah to Son for the blank week and now getting Salah back (was always the plan). Given the fact Son blanked, I'll put that down as a -2.

        GL without KDB - I'm not captaining so I'll probably end up wanting him to blank no doubt!

    2. NABIL -OR #38 2014/15
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Only if you're chasing. I'd keep

    3. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      If you are around top 250k then no, if outside then yes

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Hmm, I don't think rank should determine what moves you make (unless you're really, really high up).

    4. Grendos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Potentially. Think Kane will be involved in a 2-0 win.

      The Vardy pick is more fun though!

  18. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Are there any pressers today?

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Ffs twitter just now

    2. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah.

      Bruce, Dyche, Mourinho, Klopp, Nuno, Pep, Ole, Wilder, Moyes

  19. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    DCL, Adams, McCarthy to Watkins, Antonio, Ederson -8 worth it?

    Gives me a bench boost of 15 god guys, 13 having doubles

    Ederson Johnstone
    Dias Stones Robbo Coufal Targett
    Soucek Grealish Mo Bruno Son
    Watkins Bamford Antonio

    1. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Solid team - I am usually against hits but that could work out for you.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        cheers, ederson feels kinda bad as he is expensive but i cant get to kev so triple city def feels a nice warm place to be

        1. Detweiler
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Those fixtures are just so good, they will keep lots of Clean Sheets. Looks like Joe is going with Ederson too.

  20. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    To all the people who don’t think Antonio will play both games. Who do you think would start in his place?

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe Bowen OOP

  21. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Vardy dropping last night is a pleasant surprise!

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      As an owner I love it, hopefully more people get rid

  22. Detweiler
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    I can start one of the following, who would you start?

    Bamford (BHA H)
    Son (SHU A)
    or Reece James (FUL A, LEI A)

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      bench boost not an option?

      1. Detweiler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        If I play Son, which I am leaning towards, bench boost would be Forster, James, Bamford, Brewster. Don't think that is worth it...

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          word, missed the wider context

  23. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    I cant let go that leeds southampton postponement, man did that screw up my plans and team

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Fantasy season ruined by Shrewsbury sums it all up really

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      I think most of us have been screwed these past few weeks to be fair

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Already ruined by many villa postponements

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Both 18 and 19 I was looking good for no chips in 18 and 13 DGWs in 19
      Now it’s ruined
      Burned a FH with little gain now have 9 DGWers

  24. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    How is this team for DGW19?

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Dias, Coufal
    Salah, KDB(c), Bruno, Grealish, Soucek
    Antonio, Bamford

    (Dallas, Dier, Adams)

    No hit. May Triple Captain Salah...

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      *should be Salah(c)

    2. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Looks good mate

    3. NABIL -OR #38 2014/15
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Lovely

    4. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      You could consider bench boost, depending on your other keeper

  25. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Gtg lads? Enough dgw players to carry me through?

    Mendy
    Saiss Holding Dallas Dias
    KDB (TC) Son Bruno Soucek
    Kane Lacazette

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A bit short but the KDB(tc) may make up for it. Beware a rest for him though, looked jaded vs Brighton

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        That’s the risk mate, still got freehit but was hoping to save for when I really need it

  26. twaid
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    A) Dallas +4
    B) Cancelo

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      A on the off chance Cancelo gets rested one of the games.

      Actually even then, he might outscore Dallas.

      So B.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Depends if you think Cancelo gets both games

    3. NABIL -OR #38 2014/15
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      B

    4. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Cancelo

  27. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Logged off early last night after no show for Tierney...
    Feel like I really wasted the free hit, but no Villa pushed me into it

    Anyone had a really big gain from it?
    I reckon I gained maybe 12 points, if I made the transfer I could have

    Would have got 34 with one FT
    Got 47 with FH

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Think I gained 30ish points. Had 5 players without it.

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

      Had sterling and KDB captained, the swing of the penalty miss made my FH feel like wasted, if he had scored then it would be genius. but we move!!

  28. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    G2G?

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Justin, Dallas
    Salah (C), Bruno (VC), Son, Soucek, El Ghazi
    Kane, Bamford

    Ryan, DCL, Taylor, Kilman - 0.2 ITB and 1FT

    Thinking of rolling over my transfer this week..

  29. Grendos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Would you guys BB this team? I had planned to use it this week and just want it done now. No second keeper is a bit of a negative but only 0.3 itb.

    Martinez - Peacock-Farrell
    Robertson - Stones - Dias - Coufal - Dallas
    De bruyne - Grealish - Salah - Soucek - raphina
    Kane - Bamford - Antonio/Watkins

    1. Detweiler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 4 days ago

      Probably not. Peacock, Dallas, Raphina, Bamford I assume would be the bench.

      1. Grendos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 4 days ago

        Yep. Relies a lot on a big Leeds win but Leeds - Brighton could be 6-4 given their history!

        1. Detweiler
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah - I think I'd hold off if I were you. Brighton didn't look that horrendous defensively against Man City and assume they will take a similar approach to Leeds game.

  30. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 4 days ago

    Nice to see that Bissouma red flag removed (I like to cling on to every positive :-))