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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
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

    1. Piksau
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

    2. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Surely you have someone else to bench?

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Bam just but it's tight

      BB not an option i guess?

    4. Flynniesta
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      I definitely wouldn’t bench Dawson with those fixtures

    5. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

    6. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      This is an easy benching for Bamford I think

  2. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

    1. Piksau
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days 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

    4. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

    5. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days 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.

  3. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        *button not Steele

        1. fylde2022
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 14 days ago

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

          1. fylde2022
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 14 days ago

            0.8m itb

    2. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 14 days 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.

  4. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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.

  5. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Pick one

    A Vardy
    B Son +4

    Vardy is highly tempting.

  6. HM2
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Play 1:

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

  7. Machine_Gunnerz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

  8. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Current Bench: JOHNSTONE, bamford, dallas, raphina

    Raphina to Foden worth a hit on BB?

    1. TB303
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Yep why not

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        cheers

    2. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

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

    3. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        cheers Joker

  9. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

  10. TB303
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Cancelo is a rotation risk with Walker back.

    3. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

    5. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days 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

    6. TB303
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Thanks all!! Dias it is

  11. Ninja Škrtel
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    no way Foden starts both games right?

    1. Piksau
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      does he need 2 starts?

      a start + 20min run out could still score well

      1. Ninja Škrtel
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        you've opened my eyes. thanks.

    3. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Definite possibility

  12. iCon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Is Salah essential for the DGW?

    1. Ninja Škrtel
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      essential for any gw mate.

    2. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Not with those fixtures imo

    3. iCon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      These two comments sum up my mindset on this 😆

    4. Kai
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      No

  13. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    After -4, Good to go?

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

  14. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days 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
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days 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
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 14 days 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      I'm with you

    7. Kai
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Trap

    8. No Salah
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

  15. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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...

  16. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      AB enough

    2. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      B and C

  17. PaulParker
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Antonio or Wood?
    Taylor or Stones?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Antonio and Stones

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        ^this

      2. Jo Melon
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Same

  18. pricycle
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days ago

      If I BB he gets shipped for - 4 to stones

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

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

    3. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Waiting for the presser.

      Could decide whether I bench boost or not.

    4. pricycle
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

  19. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 14 days ago

      A for the gamble

  20. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

  21. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      caveat emptor

  22. Puntillimon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      I would definitely start soucek over coufal

  23. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Will do Kane/Son to finance Salah anyway

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Sorry, already have Antonio, Watkins instead

  24. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

    Steele Saka Mitchell Kilman

    Cheers

  25. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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

  26. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Adams ->

    A) Watkins
    B) Antonio -4

    1. Puntillimon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      A

  27. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days ago

      do you have a sub keeper?

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        I have Martinez and De Gea currently

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 14 days 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?

  28. gmando2011
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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)

  29. rubberdignerapids
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 14 days 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
      8 months, 14 days ago

      GL

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Do you worry about Antonio's game time?

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 14 days 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

  30. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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