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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. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Grealish+ Taylor+ Bednarek -> Salah+ Mitchell+ coufal (-8)
    Yay or nay??

    1. klopp4kop
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      yes

  2. Mighty Wings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Anyone on WC?

    Don't see any drafts around here...

    1. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Mostly will use BB/TC

  3. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Would you sell Rashford or Son to bring Salah in? I do already have Bruno.

    Thanks guys.

    1. vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Maybe Son if you have Kane

    2. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yes if you have the funds

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Rashford

  4. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    A) Vardy and Foden

    or

    B) Grealish and Martial

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A, definitely A.

    2. Sickboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A

    3. klopp4kop
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Grealish is on 4 ycs. He gets one and then he'll be suspended for one match.

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Does it not reset after half a season?

        1. klopp4kop
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          yes it does...once a team has played 19 matches....grealish will complete his 19 matches on gw 21...by that time if he gets one yc then he'ss be suspended for one match

    4. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A

  5. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Wanted to play my BB this week, but with some of the changes to fixtures.. is it worth it with this squad? Or would you just keep hold of it. With the squad below i'd have 9 DGW players in my starting 11, 10 if I play my BB.

    Martinez
    Stones - Dier - Coufal
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Soucek
    Kane - Antonio - Bamford

    Bench: Meslier - Dallas - Holding - Anguissa

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      It could be worth it tbh, do you see yourself having as good a bench in the future?

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Probably not to be fair.. so maybe it is worth it?

  6. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    A) Triple Captain Salah/KDB

    B) BB with Areola - Dallas/Adams/Dier (-4)

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      The more I’ve thought (dangerous) the less confident I am on city big wins. If KDB was too tired to take a penalty then he’d also at risk of a rest this weekend

      I’m going without Liverpool as I think they’re playing awfully and will drop points in both these games.

    2. klopp4kop
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      TC this early will be risky i feel...later on there will 2 more dgw atleast.

  7. TherryOnWii
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Hi guys,

    Playing bench boost, and not sure if:
    A. -4 to get Areola / Johnstone (and if yes, which one)
    B. Bench Boost without a playing bench keeper

    Thanks.

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A as you should exoect at least 4 points from 2 games

    2. liverbear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I have the same delima. I would normally say yes take a minus 4 as should get 2 points per game however I am leaning to not transferring and bb with only 1 keeper. As I don't see either scoring much more than the minus 4 and I will want to transfer out again for team value so I am viewing it as a minus 8 in the long term not just a minus 4 this week

    3. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I have the same dilemma, and also can't decide on a keeper! I think they both have an upper ceiling of 5-6 points, so there are negligible gains. However it's simply more fun to think you might get some points by making the transfer than knowing you won't get any points by not making the transfer, and this game is to be enjoyed, so I'd go for it.

  8. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    BB team nearly complete, Struijk to 5.5M defender? Who though:

    A) R.James
    B) Justin
    C) Other?

    Martinez/Johnstone
    Stones, Dias, Shaw, Struijk*, Coufal
    KDB(c), Grealish, Salah, Fernandes, Soucek
    Antonio, Cavani, Watkins

    1. LC1
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Justin

  9. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    A. Son + Zouma to KDB + Stones (-4)
    B. Son + Adams to Foden + Vardy (-4)

    No City cover & already have kane at the moment

    1. el flacooo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B. IMO

  10. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Kwp to coufal the best move here? 1FT 0.2itb

    Martinez (X2)
    Stones (X2) kwp yedlin (X2)
    Salah (X2) kdb (X2) Bruno (X2) son
    Kane bamford

    Forster holding strujik davis (X2)

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Also have soucek (X2) in midfield!

    2. Flynniesta
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Saving transfer & playing Holding might work out just as well - although I don’t see to know what I’m doing this season

  11. Neo-Viper
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    **REPOST**

    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?

  12. klopp4kop
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Guys i have taken the first hit of this season this week. And its -8.

    Bamford, Martinelli and Taylot OUT

    Antonio , Gundogan, Lascelles IN.

    was it a good decision to take such a big hit?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Wouldnt have got rid of Bamford.

      1. klopp4kop
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        i know man but had to bring in antonio...

  13. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Which sounds better for 19 onwards?

    A: Salah and Antonio

    B: Rashford and Vardy

    1. el flacooo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A IMO

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Tough, B for me.

    3. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      im goin with A

  14. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Disappointing for us GW16 wildcarders to lose the Leeds DGW. Leeds players are the perfect players to have on a double GW.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Very annoying, loads in the same boat mate.

  15. el flacooo
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    A. Son + DCL + Dallas to KDB + Antonio + Mytchell (-8)
    B. Son + DCL to Rashford + Antonio (-4)
    C. DCL to Antonio for free (no city cover)

    Cheers mate

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      c

  16. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    1. Son + kane to salah + Bamford -4
    2. Son + kane + Dier to salah + Bamford + Chilwell -8

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      2

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      2

  17. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Benchboost?

    McCarthy Bamford Rafinha Dallas
    Thanks!

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Surly got to have a couple of doubles on the bench.

    2. TheBiffas
        4 months, 28 days ago

        i'm bench boosting this but mitchell instead of dallas, so yeah

    3. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Do you think this team for a -4 would be worthy of a bench boost?
      Annoyed I have Meslier now!

      Johnstone
      Maguire TAA Dias Coufal
      Salah Bruno Soucek Gundo
      Antonio Vardy
      Meslier Justin Bamford Son

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        absolutely, Son could get a hattrick

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Spurs don’t score three goals against weaker teams

      2. Machine_Gunnerz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 28 days ago

        definitely. Yr bench is much stronger than most.

    4. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      How nailed is Foden for the next two games?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        He is more nailed than he was last week but still, its Pep.

      2. The Ra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        He's not nailed on at all.

    5. ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I'm really struggling on what to do:

      Martinez
      James Justin Coufal
      Salah Son Grealish Soucek Son*
      Kane* Bamford*

      (Forster Dallas* Allioski* DCL**)

      1FT

      A) Hold (maybe TC Salah)
      B) DCL & Son > Brewster & KDB (TC KDB)
      C) Bamford/DCL>Watkins/Antonio (of DCL I'd lose alot of value)

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        I would do A but if you fear not having KDB do B

    6. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Kane / Zaha ---> Antonio / Salah -4

      is worthy ?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        No

      2. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Yes

    7. Freund88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Two burning questions:

      1) Would you triple captain KDB this week?

      2) Johnstone or Martinez in goal?

      I am feeling 1) Yes and 2) Johnstone (in case Villa fixtures cancelled)

    8. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A) Triple captain Salah
      B) BB - Meslier, Bamford, Dallas, Lowton

      1. Piksau
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        In the same boat mate....tough call....
        Triple Salah seems like the more risky bet considering they play Man Utd in one fixture....
        Bench Boost makes more sense as some players are on 4 YCs and could miss the 2nd fixture if they get a yellow in the first...so a Bench Boost could help in offsetting their points loss in such a scenario...
        Triple Cap i think makes more sense on West Ham assets if you do plan on going through with it.

    9. Piksau
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Johnstone(WOL, WHU)
      Justin(SOU, CHEL) Coufal(BUR, WBA) Cancelo(CRY, AVL) Dallas(BHA)
      Son(SHU) Salah(MUN, BUR) Fernandes(LIV, FUL) Soucek(BUR, WBA)
      Wilson(ARS, AVL) Firmino(MUN, BUR)
      Subs : McCarthy(LEI) Bamford(BHA) Dier(SHU) Neto(WBA)
      0.7 ITB, 1 FT

      Havent yet taken a hit in FPL in any season, time to do so now, and if yes any options?
      Bench Boost needed or good without? Spurs and Leeds have really good single fixtures.

    10. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Bench boosting, anything worthy of a hit or g2g?

      Areola
      Dias Stones AWB Coufal
      KDB(cpt) Salah Bruno Soucek
      Kane Antonio

      Meslier Bamford Saka Holding

      1. SIGGYMETIMBER
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        If you still have your wildcard, i would hold off on BB till later in season

        1. antis0cial
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Used WC kept FH. All SGW bench but also all plum fixtures, I cant see a better opportunity arising.

    11. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pick one for DGW and beyond.

      A Vardy El Ghazi
      B Son Antonio +4

      A has penalties and both are Dgwers.

    12. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      a) Dawson + wood
      b) Lowton + Antonino

    13. as33
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      GTG or use my FH?
      Martinez
      Dier, Cancelo, Holding, Mitchell
      Son, Sterling, Bruno, Grealish
      Kane, Laca, Bamford
      1ft

    14. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Very few TC options bar Salah. Mane has scars from last TC punts, City struggle v Palace type teams. Vardy feels too risky. Someone like Cresswell is not a bad shout but we all remember Duffy. Salah for me if at all.

      1. klopp4kop
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Why do you want to TC so early? you will have atleast 2 more dgw later on...you'll get better fixtures later on for Tc

        1. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Better fixtures than ManCity's for GW19? With UCL?

      2. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        you missed out Bruno

      3. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        If you have doubts over everyone then save the TC chip. There will be other double gameweeks and also the possibility of a triple gameweek at some point.

    15. SOTHPAW
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      G2G? Or should I do Kane to Vardy?
      De Gea
      Dias, Stones, Dawson
      KDB(C), Bruno, Son, Soucek
      Antonio, Kane, Bamford

      1. SIGGYMETIMBER
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        I would do that move since you have Son already.
        Worried about the Bruno yellow card?