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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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764 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ibra
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I don't know why but I'm so scared that I don't have any West Ham defender if Balbuena is still benched. So I think I'll do Taylor + DCL -> Cresswell + Antonio/Watkins. How is this team?

    McCarthy
    Dias - Cresswell - Balbuena
    KDB - Salah - Bruno - Grealish - Son
    Bamford - Antonio/Watkins

    4.0 - Dallas - Phillips - Brewster

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks good and good transfers, Watkins is the more long term, antonio is the short term

    2. KT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Similar to my issue see below. I like the moves and am considering similar but in my case thinking of double defenders.

    3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't be scared.. it's just a game

  2. NeverLucky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So who is TC on KDB? Isn't KDB too essential for City push for league to be benched? Arghh - just the thought reminds me of the fabled DGW Sane fail season 🙂

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think he'll play both games, but minutes will be managed

  3. KT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Want to boost my West Ham exposure for DGW, have Coufal. Considering 2 of
    A. Cresswell for dd
    B. Antonio
    C. Soucek
    Please pick two. Ta

    1. Ibra
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A and B for me

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C B for me

  4. ALegendJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    It genuinely feels wrong not to make any transfers this week. Need - 8 to BB and I think is not worth it, any suggestions?

    Fabianski
    Robbo Justin Stones
    Salah Son Bruno KDB Souček
    Watkins Bamford

    Forster Dallas Ayling Brewster

    1ft 0.1 itb thanks ahead

    1. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Same boat as you, dont think I will make a transfer this week. Feels wrong though

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well I’m in the same boat, but have 2/3 players who I need out long term including my keeper situation
      In essence it’s a good time to do it with a potential lower (-2) risk

    3. KT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I took a -16 last week!! So don’t ask me! Actually paid off +9 after hits. Has also set me up for Gw19. A good time to be hitting imo

    4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why do you need a -8 to BB.

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I have a back line of Coufal Dias Dallas Taylor* Bednarek.

    Taylor to:

    A. Stones
    B. Cresswell

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cresswell short term, stones long term

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stones

    4. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      stones

  6. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is this worth an 8pt hit

    Kane Laca Rash OUT
    Vardy Antonio Salah IN

    1. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

  7. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 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

  8. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kwp to dawson for -4? Do it?

    1. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who would you prefer this week?

    A) Coufal/Cresswell (BUR, WBA) -4
    B) Raphinha (BHA)

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

      1. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        -4 basically nullifies one of the CS, something to consider

  10. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Will be very interesting to hear what Moyes has to say about Antonio in a while.

  11. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dier to Stones or Coufal worth another hit? 0 itb, -4.

    Martinez
    Dias Dier Holding
    Salah DCL Bruno Soucek Grealish
    Kane Decordova-Reid

    Button Bamford Dallas Neco

  12. Nesvy
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Better choice ?

    DCL + Raphinha > Antonio + Foden
    DCL + Grealish > Vardy + Soucek

    1. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Vary Soucek

      1. Peteski29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Vardy

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      V n S

  13. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    G2G?

    Martinez ¦ Forster
    Cancelo Maguire Coufal
    KdB Bruno Rashford Soucek
    Jesus Wilson Vardy (c)
    ¦ Saka Lascelles Holding

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C questionable

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Chelsea makes every team look good, successfully baited ppl to double up city and arsenal's attacks.

    2. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Currently on this (-4) 0.6itb. Any news on Martials hamstring?

      Martinez
      Stones Dias Coufal
      KDB(TC) Salah Bruno Son Soucek
      Martial Bamford

      Button Dallas Brewster Mitchell

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      in a 3-5-2:
      Kane & ESR ---> Vardy & Soucek for a (-4)?

      (Y)es
      (N)o

      Thanks in advance

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        N

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thank you!

      2. vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What about just ESR to Soucek? Not enough money?

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Unfortunately no money 🙁
          Thank you!

    4. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is this worth a bench boost?

      Dier - Dallas - Adams

      Have a non-playing 4m keeper.

      Could do 4m to Areola, worth it then?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Possibly/probably

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not for me

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah I think I would rather (TC) Salah.

    5. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bench Dallas or Bamford?

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        D

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Dallas

      3. Peteski29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Dallas

    6. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Best move here?

      A. Kane > Vardy
      B. Adams + Taylor > Watkins + Dawson(-4) and BB.

      Martinez
      Cancelo Stones Coufal Konsa
      Salah Bruno KDB Raphinha
      Kane Bamford
      Meslier Adams Anguissa Taylor

      1 FT 0.1 ITB. All chips left.

    7. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      *DGW

      Johnstone*
      Dallas, Robbo*, Balbuena*
      Salah*, Bruno*, Grealish*, KDB*, Raphinha
      Bamford, Watkins*

      McCarthy, Adams, KWP, Taylor*

      BB worth it?

      A) -4 for Coufal or Stones
      B) -8 for Cancelo + Brewster or Coufal + Antonio

    8. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I am seeing a lot -4, -8 or even -12 hit talks.
      Sometimes hits are needed, but in a double gameweek, remember for example that Kane may score twice vs Sheff Utd, haul circa 14/15 points with his single gameweek vs your -4 hit of say Vardy who scores once in the two games brings you 9 points plus -4.
      It is not essential to make unnecessary transfers at the cost of points.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Trouble is, to sort my awful keeper situation and get in double West Ham I need funds... that’s probably Son out

      2. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This is just the essence of the game imo. Calculating risk and playing the odds. People taking hits are predicting there's a high chance they pay off in the short, medium, or long term. Or they're willfully taking a gamble. Doesn't mean they're ignoring the fact there's a possibility they won't pay off as such, or feel a gamble is essential because it's a DGW. Many influencing factors to consider, some people protecting OR, some chasing, some focused on MLs etc.

    9. vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any of these moves worth a -4? Will do Son to Salah for the FT

      A) Kane to Vardy
      B) Lamptey to Coufal (and play him instead of Saka VS NEW)
      C) Just Son to Salah for free

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

      2. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        C

      3. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        C

    10. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A) Vardy and Foden

      B) Grealish and Martial

    11. LC1
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would you start;
      a) R James (DGW)
      b) Dallas
      c) Stones -4

    12. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wood or Bobby Reid ?

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Scraping the barrel there, Wood if you must

    13. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah and Antonio
      is better than Rashford and Vardy

      Right?!

      Either of these are -4 but it's my only hit!

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes, Salah and Antonio

    14. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Experts - what who would you choose?

      KDB coming into replace Rash or Son

      My head says keep Rash with the DGW but my heart is with Son...

      Next 2 GWs:

      Rashford: liv ful / SHU
      Son: shu / LIV

    15. No Kane, No Gain!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Feedback on my team using a bench boost:

      Martinez, Pope
      Zouma, Cancelo, Dias, Bednarek, Cresswell
      Salah, Bruno, Son, Soucek, Gundogen
      Antonio, Vardy, Wilson

      All playing twice except Son & Bednarek

    16. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Really weird gameweek that. Got a 12k rank rise out of the free hit but can’t help but still feel it was a bit of a failure. Oh well, onwards and upwards. Now to decide whether to use the TC chip or not...

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sailing in the similar boat.

        What about Bench Boost?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Definitely not bench boosting

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm 99.9% sure I'll end up activating it and 100% sure to expect some kind of pain...

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yep sounds about right

    17. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Has Martinez been deemed fit or do we get more news today?

    18. Neo-Viper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fellas, I could do the following for - 8 and have 11DGWers for Bench Boost.

      Kane - Vardy
      Wood - Antonio
      Raphinha - Foden

      McCarthy Johnstone
      Coufal Robbo Stones Justin Alioski
      Salah Bruno Son Foden Souchek
      Vardy Bamford Antonio

      What do you think?

      1. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I wouldnt do those transfers, just Kane to Vardy

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Still Bench Boost though?

          1. Stimps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah looks good