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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. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 hours ago

    Morning guys.
    Who to bench.
    1, Dawson home to WBA, BUR.
    or
    2, Bamford home to BHA ??

    1. Piksau
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      I would bench Bamford.....but its a close one...

    2. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Surely you have someone else to bench?

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Bam just but it's tight

      BB not an option i guess?

    4. Flynniesta
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      I definitely wouldn’t bench Dawson with those fixtures

    5. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      Bam Bam, but I’d BB if I could...

    6. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 hours ago

      This is an easy benching for Bamford I think

  2. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 hours ago

    Ive got both Foden & Stones in my FH team. What are chances of them playing both games?

    1. Piksau
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Good....Foden has guarunteed starts with his form....Stones and Dias have become the 1st choice backline...Cancelo could again make way for Walker when he does return and be shunted off to the left which is not his natural position...

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      I'm looking at bring both in for hits. I'd be happy to gamble on FH

    3. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Stones should be definite on form and given Laporte, Ake and Garcia are out (or should be for the first game at least), Pep's comments on Foden and his form in general mean he's well worth a go in FH although I never rely on Pep with him

      • rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        54 percent combined- foden I’d say is 60 percent given threat of pep roulette, and stones is 90 percent

      • Joker91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        I'd be confident Stones starts, I'd worry about Foden - even with form and positive comments from Pep, no-one would be surprised if he doesn't start the next game.

    4. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Is there any point in BB, this week?
      I still have my free hit, BB and wildcard chips.

      Martinez
      Dias Bednarek Coufal
      KDB Son Bruno Gundogan Zaha
      Watkins Kane

      Button, Bamford, Dallas Taylor*

      * Taylor to be shipped out.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        money itb? you'd need to lose Steele & probably Taylor? -8 or -4 needed?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          *button not Steele

          1. fylde2022
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Perhaps activating the free hit, wouldn't be a bad idea?

            1. fylde2022
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              0.8m itb

      2. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        The first thing I would suggest is that there's more to gain playing Bamford at home to Brighton than Zaha away at Man City.

    5. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Best move here?

      A. Kane > Vardy and maybe play TC chip on Mo or KDB
      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.

    6. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Pick one

      A Vardy
      B Son +4

      Vardy is highly tempting.

    7. HM2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Play 1:

      A) Zouma (Leic, Ful)
      B) Bamford (BHA)

    8. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      kane+grealish to Salah+antonio for -4.
      Shd i? Already have KDB and Bruno.
      Also thinking of TC Salah.

    9. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Current Bench: JOHNSTONE, bamford, dallas, raphina

      Raphina to Foden worth a hit on BB?

      1. TB303
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Yep why not

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          cheers

      2. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        No. Foden will probably play just 1. Same will Leeds

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          i'd take a start + a 20min cameo tbh

      3. Joker91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        I'm using BB with Johnstone, Bamford, Dallas and Rodrigo... let it roll

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          cheers Joker

    10. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      Can't wait for the "64 points with 13 to play any good?" jokes

    11. TB303
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 hours ago

      This forum tends to favour Dias over Cancelo. Looking at the last few games Cancelo seems to be a lot more attacking with a couple of missed goal chances.

      Is it because Dias has more bonus potential??

      1. Piksau
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Cancelo is the his preferred right side because Walker is out....if and when Walker returns Cancelo could again be shunted to the left which is not his natural position.....
        Dias is a nailed on starter and a big threat on corners...

      2. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Cancelo is a rotation risk with Walker back.

      3. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Cancelo is more of the rotation risk but has the bigger upside. Dias is Pep’s most nailed defender

      4. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Dias is no.1 pick & safest (if that can be said about a pep lineup)

      5. NateDogsCats
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Dias is safer and during tight games is always up there for bonus points, but Cancelo is naturally more attacking and has great potential going forwards for attacking returns or bps from his general attacking play. Lately he's moving into a CM position often when City attack while Dias, Stones and Zinchenko revert to 3 CBs but I actually think it's restricted his attacking potential a bit as I think he's far better out wide. Dias is a safer pick in general and is still a threat from setpieces as well

        • TB303
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Thanks all!! Dias it is

      6. Ninja Škrtel
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        no way Foden starts both games right?

        1. Piksau
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          With his form....wont be a surprise if he does

        2. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          does he need 2 starts?

          a start + 20min run out could still score well

          1. Ninja Škrtel
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            you've opened my eyes. thanks.

        3. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Definite possibility

      7. iCon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        Is Salah essential for the DGW?

        1. Ninja Škrtel
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 hours ago

          essential for any gw mate.

        2. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Not with those fixtures imo

        3. iCon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          These two comments sum up my mindset on this 😆

        4. Kai
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 hours ago

          No

      8. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        After -4, Good to go?

        Martinez
        Cancelo Stones Coufal Dallas* (Holding)
        Kdb Salah Rashford Bruno (Saka)
        Antonio Bamford*

      9. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        I think Salah is the best captain this week. Unless we get injury news otherwise, I'm gonna cap him. Maybe even TC him.

        Liverpool are at home for both games. They have not lost there since like 2017. Mo especially performs great. They've also had extended rest and time to reflect on some poor results.

        I fully expect them to come out guns blazing. Since when has MUN been a fortress? They have had poor results against all their top 6 rivals this season. Losing to Spurs 6-1, losing to even Arsenal and grinding out some bore draws against City and Chelsea.

        Even if he blanks vs MUN, he has BUR next. This is a fixture in years past where you might TC even for a SGW. Mo is also more nailed on to play 180 than KdB. KdB has better fixtures on paper, but are they really? Villa have been very good this season and CPL have just kept 2 clean sheets in a row. Since dropping PvA they kept Arsenal to 0.06 xG last game.

        The more I do analysis and look into the pros and cons, I can't see KdB being a superior option to Mo this week and I've been one of KdB's biggest supporters this year holding him through difficult periods.

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

          I just can’t disagree more. Liverpool just don’t look right and dropping points all over the place. United are on form and will counter attack this weak Liverpool defence.

          Burnley have shown how hard they are to break down too. Exactly the type of game Liverpool have struggled with.

          Salah looks poor in general too and I’m happy not having him.

          He still might get a goal and he’s never a bad choice as Salah can go crazy. But firm, fixtures and other options suggest there are several better options

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            The wonderful thing about football is that form isn't permanent. We saw it with Arsenal. Nobody went anywhere near them and all it takes is one big performance to turn it all around.

            It was less than a month ago that they won 7-0 at Palace.

        2. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          I think both Man Utd and Burnley will be low scoring games for Liverpool. I believe Salah only once has gotten an attacking return against Man Utd, and Burnley look quite good defensively atm.

        3. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Im starting to think the same and captain Salah.
          This rears the question. Is it worth keeping Kane and forgetting KDB this week?

          Instead get Triple City defence.

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

          Thanks Mate. Good set of thoughts for Mo. Gonna bring him in for TC. I think KDB is tired and might be rested too.

        5. Ain't No Holebas Girl
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Interesting points and leaning this way too, it seems like a pivotal decision for C or TC this week with Salah poor form VS KDB looking tired and potentially risk of a rest VS Bruno on 4 yellows. Tricky!

        6. Joker91
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          I'm with you

        7. Kai
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 hours ago

          Trap

        8. No Salah
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 hours ago

          Nope he isn’t.
          Look at his last three scores against weak teams.
          I’m going KDB

      10. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 hours ago

        I’m trying to sense my future self sending messages back in time.

        Wilson or Bamford to start?
        Fernandes or KDB (c)

        I keep hearing TC Cresswell though...

      11. Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        How many of the below would you make? Have 1FT and 3.4ITB

        A) McCarthy to Fabianski
        B) Son to KDB
        C) Dier to stones

        Already have coufal and Dias.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          AB enough

        2. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          B and C

      12. PaulParker
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 hours ago

        Antonio or Wood?
        Taylor or Stones?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Antonio and Stones

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            ^this

          2. Jo Melon
              3 months, 3 hours ago

              Same

        2. pricycle
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          What's everyone doing with Charlie Taylor? My guess is he might not play the first game, or just come on as a sub but play the second. Annoying when planning a bench boost!

          1. rubberdignerapids
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            I have Pieters so I’m secretly hoping he plays neither, but realistically I’d say that Taylor probably plays at least 1 given the average time for a hamstring recovery...however no one really knows

          2. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            If I BB he gets shipped for - 4 to stones

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Looks a smart move and one I’m considering even if not BB

          3. matiakez
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Waiting for the presser.

            Could decide whether I bench boost or not.

          4. pricycle
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Thanks guys.
            Annoying that one burnley fullback's fitness is determining our decision to BB or not... But I'm inclined to agree!

        3. Saïss doesn't mat…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          who to replace dcl with? missed the drop so .1 short of laca

          a) antonio - good dgw fxts but just came off injury. minutes not necessarily guaranteed
          b) watkins - a bit meeh but allows me to have villa since my mid cant accommodate grealish
          c) wilson - a bit meeh due to form and fxts
          d) cavani - could work out as a punt but minutes not guaranteed

          1. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            A

          2. rubberdignerapids
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            A for the gamble

        4. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Probably not going to have a bench that has on paper as good a set of fixtures as these, along with a load of DGW players...

          Worth hitting the BB chip on these this week?

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

          Bench: Meslier - Dallas - Holding - Anguissa

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Nah.. I’d spend it on 4 dgwers down the line

        5. Right In The Stanchion
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          FFS Scout Pics an absolute disaster this week. This website can be more of a hinderance than a help sometimes.

          I want my money back

          1. Monklane
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            caveat emptor

        6. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Hi guys appreciate any advice here. Correct lineup?

          Pope
          Chilwell cresswell coufal stones cancelo
          Grealish kdb (c) salah Fernandes
          Watkins

          McCarthy soucek bamford Welbeck

          On -4.

          Thanks!

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            I would definitely start soucek over coufal

        7. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Brewster/Kane/Son to Antonio/Wilson/Salah worth -8?

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Will do Kane/Son to finance Salah anyway

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Sorry, already have Antonio, Watkins instead

        8. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          G2G?
          Martinez
          Konsa Stones Holding
          Salah Son Bruno Soucek
          Firmino Bamford Kane

          Steele Saka Mitchell Kilman

          Cheers

        9. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          save here? bench all good?

          Martinez
          Dias Justin Coufal
          Salah(c) KDB Bruno Soucek
          Kane Bamford Watkins

          Ryan Targett Saka Ayling

          1FT, 0 itb

        10. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Adams ->

          A) Watkins
          B) Antonio -4

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            A

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            A

        11. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Hi guys thoughts on this -8? Sets me up on a decent BB.
          Son, Kane and Tierney to Salah, Antonio and R James?

          1. gmando2011
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            do you have a sub keeper?

            1. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              I have Martinez and De Gea currently

          2. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            i own James & fear him playing 2 games coming back from injury. i see him mentioned alot to come in... did i miss something?

        12. gmando2011
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Already used my FT - should i settle on this or make further changes for a hit??

          McCarthy (LEI)
          Justin (DGW), James (DGW), Coufal (DGW),
          Rashford (DGW), Fernandes (DGW), Salah (DGW), Maddison (DGW)
          Kane (SHU), Bamford (BHA), Antonio (DGW)

          Bench: Ryan (LEE), Taylor (DGW), Lookman (DGW), Dallas (BHA)

        13. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Good to go?

          Bench Boost locked in!

          Johnstone*
          Stones*, Coufal*, Robertson*
          Kdb*(c), Salah*, Soucek*, Bruno*
          Antonio*, Vardy*, Bamford

          Subs: McCarthy, Lookman*, Pieters*, Dallas

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            GL

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              Thanks!

          2. BoomXhakaLaca1
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 hours ago

            Do you worry about Antonio's game time?

            1. rubberdignerapids
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 hours ago

              A little, but I’m hoping he gets 60 mins or so in both since they have no other senior striker options in the club now that they’ve sold Haller, plus he got some minutes in the FA cup tie...he will be a big positive differential in my mini leagues if it pays off

        14. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 hours ago

          Which one, guys? F tempts me, but don't want to lose 9.0 asset scoring for fun

          A. Laca => Antonio
          B. Son => Rashford
          C. Reguilon => Cresswell
          D. Laca + Reguilon => Vardy + Srtuijk -4
          E. Laca + Grealish => Antonio + Rashford -4
          F. Laca + Son + Reguilon => Antonio + Salah + Coufal -8