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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. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    best striker option under 9.5?

    Already likely to have Antonio.

    Really struggling to see anyone obvious - Watkins? Werner? Martial?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Werner

    2. NateDogsCats
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Please don't pick Werner, 10 games since his last goal and Chelsea aren't in good form. Always looks like he can haul but just avoid unless he actually picks up some form

      • Boz
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Bamford and Martial

    3. Nerdlinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Lots of BB and TC chip chat which I understand but if the last few weeks have taught us anything, it's surely not to trust the fixtures right now?! Obviously risk reward scenario but I think it might be wiser using the chips later in the season. Just my 2 pence!

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        There aren't that many DGW's in a season, maybe 1 other semi-decent one after DGW26. I don't see the covid situation improving much until DGW26 tbh so might as well attack DGW19 and 26.

        1. The Rumour Mill
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Normally yes, but this isn't a normal season, there will be at least 4 more double gameweeks after GW19.

        2. Nerdlinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah like I say that's fair enough and it's risk reward. I'm naturally pessimistic so I'm hedging my bets for later gws

      2. Boz
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        If you still have your WC then I’d save BB

        1. Nerdlinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Exactly, I still have WC, BB and TC. There will be plenty (hopefully more reliable) opportunities later down the line

      3. Mr.K
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        The fixtures will remain equally random for the rest of the season. It all depends on your situation. I for example used my WC last week so I think I might use my BB now even though my team isn't necessarily great for it thanks to the lost Soton - Leeds. The chances are that for a coming DGW I'd have to take hits to tweak my team and - as witnessed now already - there's going to be a danger that those DGWs will be changed as well.

        Random is random.

    4. Fergiesarmy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Guys just one piece of advice needed.

      Should I do
      A) Balbuena to Coufal for Free
      Or
      B) Balbuena & Adams to Brewster & Dias for a hit?

      Already have Stones but not sure if he will play 2 games and think double City makes sense for upcoming games?

      1. NateDogsCats
          3 months, 7 days ago

          A, wouldn't be getting Brewster in especially not for a hit and Coufal's fixtures are good

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Good morning fellas,

        Is this worth a -8?

        Son, Balbuena and KWP ---> KDB, Dawson and Konsa

        1. Rochdale_Cowboy
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Nope

        2. klopp4kop
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          yes...kdb will cover you

      3. Bocaginge
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Worth taking a -4 to get in Mendy for Forster for a BB this week?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Hits for keepers and + another FT to get him out later? Not for me.

          1. Bocaginge
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah I think that’s answered my doubts. Cheers

      4. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Have been seriously considering going without KDB... Then I saw the captain matrix on black box.
        Long story short, not having him over the next few weeks will be terrifying at best, and season-ruining at worst

        1. Rochdale_Cowboy
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          He's overrated, and will be rested against Palace

          1. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Ah yes, I remember last time you told us all which City players would be rested...

          2. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            He is overrated!?!!?! The guy is a genius.

            1. Rochdale_Cowboy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah if you like an odd assist for nearly 12m! Obviously as a player he's great.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Has your friend already been sacked? The chief ball boy.

                1. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  He captained Sterling lol

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Hahaha!

                  2. Rochdale_Cowboy
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    So? If he'd scored the pen I'd have been laughing. That's the way this game goes. I reckon i have a higher overall rank than you!

                2. Rochdale_Cowboy
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Apparently he was all set to be rested, until the speculation around the villa game being cancelled. He's definitely not playing against Palace - straight from the chief ball boys mouth.

                  1. claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Hahahahaha

                    1. claretparrot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Is it the same excuse for your assurances that Foden and Cancelo would be benched, and Sterling and Jesus would play up front (have they played two up front in the last two seasons!?)

                      1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Er they both finished the game playing up front together, so I was correct.

                        1. claretparrot
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Ok mate 🙂 GL with the rest of your season

        2. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          agree with above CP so what moves are you looking at mate? also would you go for Antonio or Foden on FH? thx

          1. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Undecided on moves, but Son plus a hit is only route to KDB.
            I'd go Foden I think. If Antonio had been playing and on form it would be different, but FH this week is a great chance to catch Foden at his best (in terms of minutes and points)

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              thx and hope you nail it this season!

      5. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Just realized I missed out on this -8 due to foden price rise

        Burke, Son and Bamford --> KDB, Foden and Davis

        F**K

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Just get kdb.

        2. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          have to do at least -4 to get him

          Son --> KDB I am 0.2m short

      6. Piksau
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A) Justin/Dallas -> Cresswell? (Already have Coufal)
        B) Wilson -> Antonio?

        1. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          B

        2. COVID-CASUAL
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Not B

            Wilson and Antonio both have two games, one is proven, the other is made of glass.

            Justin to Cresswell IMO

          • Piksau
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks guys....

        3. Bucket Man
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          G2G? Not many DGW players but all have good fixtures. Will BB later in season as saved FH

          McCarthy
          Robertson, Cancelo, Saiss
          Salah, Bruno, Son, Bowen, Saka
          Kane, Bamford
          Dallas, Holding, Brewster

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            G2G

        4. Boz
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Son + Laca > Salah + Antonio (-4)?

          2 SGW to 2 DGW and have Kane too

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yes

          2. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Doing the same moves

        5. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Does the following make sense and to Bench Boost for -4 -

          Martinez
          Cancello Stones Cresswell Shaw Mitchell
          KDB Fernandez Son Soucek
          Kane Bamford Laca

          Laca / Stephens > Madison / Antonio ??

        6. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Only have one choice. Shift Adams for a DGW player using FT and bench Bamford. Or just play Bamford.

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Just play Bamford

          2. Boz
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Play Bamford

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

            Play Bam

          4. NateDogsCats
              3 months, 7 days ago

              If you have the FT then go for it, but Bamford is still a good option this week against a team that will have a go at Leeds

            • COVID-CASUAL
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yeah I was looking to FT for a DGW player and bench Bamf too. decided not worth it.

            • El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Randolph playing or not?

              1. THL33
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Don't think so, Fab has been in training I think. Should start both.

                  1. El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Cheers!

              2. THL33
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  A: Son and Balbuana -> KDB and Mitchell (Mitchell benched)
                  B Son, Adams and Balbuana -> KDB Cresswell and 4.3 ST (benched)

                • Corgzzzz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Guys, if you had this bench would you BB.
                  Forster, Brewster, Dallas, Bamford

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Nah. Brewster and Forster are 1 point between em.

                  2. TB303
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    No

                  3. THL33
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      I have a similar bench of Dallas Adams Forster and lewis and I am not going to... But if Dallas and Bamford haul it pays off

                  4. rnrd
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    The Pros of Free Hitting in 19.
                    If we don't FH in 19, is there going to be a better time to do it?

                    I understand there will be a big blank 29 but the feedback we can get from 18 and over the years is that the smallest the GW are, the narrowest are the gap between Free Hitter and non Free-Hitters. I outscored Az without any FH this GW and Mark only got an edge of 3 points this GW.

                    So if there's a big GW29 blank with only 3 or 4 fixtures, and if those 3 or 4 fixtures tend to end up like the ARS-cry game from yesterday, the gaps between free-hitters and non free hitters won't be big.

                    Also, there is a notion of "surprise" that we have to take into consideration as mini-leagues players. If GW29 is a big blank, well it will be pretty simple for non-Free hitters to -4 or -8 to "block" the moves of the free hitters because there will only be 3 or 4 major names to be must-have for that big blank GW. I mean, GW29 free-hitters will be a bit face-up wherheas you can play a very tricky FH team in 19 against your mini leagues competitors.

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      If we don't FH in 19, is there going to be a better time to do it?

                      Yes there is.

                      End of story.

                    2. NateDogsCats
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        The benefit of using it during a DGW could be great but with the way the BGW went, you're much better off holding for a time you really need it

                      • TwiggsJameson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        I do wonder how blank GW29 will be. I think the league will try to slot in any previously postponed games here.

                      • aleksaa2
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        You can say this for literally every GW.

                      • TNB
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Considering how things went leading up to the last 2GW with so many changes, I would say there is no point planning ahead another 5-10 gw as there is simply no certainty whatsoever as to what. who and when teams will play. I am more minded to have short term target approach and build a lead in my mini league and cross bridges when I get there. If I have a good lead I will be more open to taking hits.

                        • Kai
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          The narrower the gameweek it is, means having the essential players is crucial. No FH means death here.

                      • Wakanda
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        any idea on the presser for manchester united?
                        worried about martial and has ole been honest with his words in his past pressers ?

                      • TB303
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Is Mane -> KDB worth -4?

                        1. Boz
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Not for a hit

                      • Egg noodle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        A moments silence for my cup opponent. Poor sod saved his FH chip and lost 30-19 to me.
                        30 feels like a super paltry score... Everyone else around me seems to have scored 50+

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          A moments silence for my cup and ML opponent. Both played their FH. I did not. One scored 44 . The other 42. Knocked both of them out!

                      • gooberman
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Anybody else vearing away from KDB for captain with this talk of tiredness?

                      • OzilFozzil
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Bruno to KDB for -4 this week (will captain KDB)

                        Yay or Nay?

                        1. Jamb0
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          If captaining then yes.. City has the better fixtures too.. still leaning towards Salah (c) myself

                        2. OptimusBlack
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Noooo

                        3. OptimusBlack
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          KDB not like pervious seasons and he looks tired

                          1. sunzip14
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Kdb is like previous seasons, his teammates aren’t

                      • Peskey
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Anyone else with FH available, but thinking of saving it?

                          I am not convinced I should get rid of my Spurs and Arsenal players. They both have appealing fixtures

                          1. Boz
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Absolutely

                          2. Eastman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Yes. Got away with 43 points after a 12 point hit building for this dgw. Bad season overall though

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

                            How many dgw players do you have?

                            1. Peskey
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                I have 6 DGW players, 3 Arsenal and 2 Spurs
                                Maybe do Lacazette --> Antonio and/or get Cresswell in for a hit.
                                But it is not an obvious choice.

                              • Eastman
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Will have 10:

                                Martinez
                                Cancello Stones Cresswell Shaw Mitchell
                                KDB Fernandez Son Soucek
                                Kane Bamford

                                Plus Laca / Stephens > Madison / Antonio and will BB

                            2. The VAR Team
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Got 10 DGW players so will leave my FH untouched

                            3. SIGGYMETIMBER
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Was thinking of playing it but ill take a - 4 or - 8 and keep it for later in season. Son and Kane could haul

                          4. Jamb0
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            McCarthy
                            Dias Robbo Coufal Dallas
                            Salah(c) KDB Bruno Grealish
                            Watkins Bamford

                            Forster DCL Bissouma 3.8

                            0.0itb 1FT... any suggestions guys? honestly tempted to just roll it

                            1. OzilFozzil
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Roll it... team is fine.

                          5. OptimusBlack
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Which is better for GW 19
                            A- Foden + Kane + Vardy -8
                            B- Son + Antonio + Vardy -4
                            *A- Sell Son & B sell Kane

                            1. RamaJama
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              A

                          6. RamaJama
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Would you BB with Watkins, Saka and Holding? (No 2nd keeper)

                            1. OptimusBlack
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Nope

                              1. RamaJama
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Not sure if I will prioritize building up A much stronger bench later in the season: no WC, only TC and BB left

                            2. The VAR Team
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Would maybe get Johnstone in for a hit if possible and BB

                              1. RamaJama
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Thanks, Think 2+2 points is likely, so not much in it

                          7. SIGGYMETIMBER
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Any other Grealish owners rather he didn't play against City and just Newcastle?

                            1. Lucky Z
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              No. It is double

                            2. Jamb0
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Huh?

                            3. COVID-CASUAL
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                He’s unlikely to score negative in the City game, so why wouldn’t you want him to play both

                                1. klopp4kop
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 7 days ago

                                  because he is on 4 ycs...if he gets one more yc then he'll be suspended for one match..so if he gets yc against city, he'll miss the newcastle game

                                  1. SIGGYMETIMBER
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 7 days ago

                                    Exactly

                            4. dsefton
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Worth a BB for this lot? would be 13 DGW + tierney & bamford
                              DDG Areola
                              Cancelo Stones Coufal Lowton Tierney
                              KdB Bruno Rashford Soucek (Son --> Salah?)
                              Wilson (Laca --> Antonio?) Bamford

                              A) Son + Laca --> Salah + Antonio (-4)
                              B) Son + Laca --> Salah + Watkins (-4)
                              C) Laca + Tierney --> Vardy + Targett/4.6m def (-4)
                              D) No (-4) hit. Bamford --> Antonio/Watkins?

                            5. AgUer0!
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Saka to Barnes ?

                              1. Cojones of Destiny
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Barnes

                            6. Little Red Lacazette
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Bench 1:
                              A. Dallas
                              B. Che Adams

                              1. OptimusBlack
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                B

                            7. Lucky Z
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Laca + Son + Reguilon => Antonio + Salah + Coufal worth -8?

                              Martinez
                              Dias | Targett | Coufal*
                              KDB | Sterling | Bruno | Salah* | Grealish
                              Antonio* | Bamford