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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. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Martinez
    Stones, Reguilon, Justin
    (c) KDB, Son, Salah, Bruno, ESR
    Kane, Bamford

    Steer, Mitchell, Strujik, Brewster

    1FT, 0.0itb

    I know they have good SGW fixtures but might do:
    A. Reguilon > Cress
    B. Bamford > Antonio
    C. Both (-4)
    D.Neither and Save

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Definitely A.

  2. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Bench

    A) Grealish
    B) Bamford

    As someone mentioned above we might not even be told at the Presser who has/had Covid so I'm concerned if Grealish will play or what kind of team he'll be playing in if he does. I also don't expect much from the City game so it's closer to 1 good fixture vs 1 good fixture but no uncertainty with Bam Bam.

    Am I overthinking it?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Would take the risk with Grealish.

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    3. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It’s a likely 1 goal from Bamford vs a potential mega haul from Grealish so I think the risk is worthwhile. You’re also likely to gain on the hardcore crowd who may drop him or bench him if he plays.

    4. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bench Bam

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I think you're right, Grealish is the one who is more likely to give a rank boost (if he returns). Going to need a big sofa for that Leeds game though.

      Cheers all.

  3. aidmata
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    McCarthy Areola

    Robertson Coufal Balbuena Lowton Dallas

    Rafinha Rashford Bruno Soucek Salah

    Adams Bamford Kane

    Kane and Rafinha to Vardy and Foden for -4? Think I'll have to go without KDB as would make a mess of my team bringing him in. 0ITB and move for exact cash

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Can you just do Ralph to Foren? I’d keep Kane

      1. aidmata
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No - exact cash so need to lose one big hitter

  4. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What about this team
    Martinez (Forster)
    James, Robbo Stones Coufal
    Salah © Bruno Foden Soucek
    Kane Vardy
    Mitchell Bissouma Bamford

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bad !! 🙁

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Don’t like James but rest is good

  5. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Taylor+Adams>Stones+Antonio (-4)?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Looks good

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

  6. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    If I TC this week do I get 3 free transfers next week?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

      1. Danny De Gea
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Are you kidding?

    2. JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No thats Triple Free Transfer chip you are talking about

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Would you bench boost this?

    McCarthy, Dallas, Adams, Raphina

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      yes

    2. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yeah

    3. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

    4. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Similar team and I am going with no.

  8. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    KDB TC.

    Who is with me?

    He has to explode sooner or later, with a little bit luck this is the GW when he does that

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Worried on his min

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        He'll play close to 180 imo. They have the chance for the title now

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Apparently didn’t take the pen bc he has too tired...I know it was 90+ but still, too tired for a pen...

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah, that is correct.

            It has been discussed in the past on these pages, taking penalty looks like high intensity activity and can lead to an injury so you have to be sharp in order to do it, or risk a injury. It was a won game, already, I am sure he will take the next one and he has so much SoT they have to go in.

            Also when is the better alternative for TC?

            1. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Out of form Salah or hold it for a later GW

              1. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                when is the later gw?

  9. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Is Antonio even nailed?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      not like he has any competition now

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        he has that young dude who apparently will be or is first choice and is the reason why they sold hailer

    2. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Probably has been physically nailed. He’s had every other injury.

  10. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which would you rather have up till GW25?

    A) Maddison + Coufal
    B) Barnes + Creswell

    1. SolomonKalou
        1 month, 15 days ago

        B)

      • Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        B bc of Cress

    2. WG010692
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Repost, any feedback helpful;

      How can I get KDB in this team guys, or would you go without;

      Current DGW team 0.0 ITB

      Mendy** (4.0)
      Coufal** Cancelo** Justin** (KWP Alioski)
      Grealish** Salah** Bruno** Son* Soucek**
      Vardy** Watkins** (Bamford)

      Thanks!

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Go w/out

      2. WG010692
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thinking of Grealish + Son > KDB and Gundogan for -4 if that helps.

      3. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I have a very similar team. I think I will go without but advice I've received on here suggests to do otherwise.

        1. WG010692
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I think that I will take the hit, I can see KDB outscoring Grealish easily, you don't know what Villa will turn up after so long off. Good luck with your choice!

    3. The Duke
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who to play?

      Keep Justin?
      Tx Justin for Coufal?

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Keep

      2. WG010692
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        keep

      3. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Justin's fixtures aren't the best on paper for cs but he's been in excellent form and really both Soton and Chelsea have been a bit blunt lately

      4. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Kane to Vardy for -4?

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nah

        2. Tomerick
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ah heeell nah

        3. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Nope

      5. wilson007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Currently have Son, Rashford, Brewster (1FT, 3.1ITB)

        A) Salah, Son, Brewster
        B) Salah, Rashford, Brewster
        C) Son, Rashford, Antonio
        (No Hits)

        All three play, as planning to BB.

        Thanks all

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          B

        2. COVID-CASUAL
            1 month, 15 days ago

            The answer has to be the one without Brewster

            1. wilson007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I feel a lot of people are captaining Mo though..

        3. SolomonKalou
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Free Hit GTG?

            Fabianski
            Stones James Dias
            Bruno KDB(c) Salah Bowen Barnes
            Vardy Watkins

            1. Gromit
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Very nice

          • arkom
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            McCarthy
            Justin / Coufal / Maguire
            Bruno / Mane / Salah / Son / Soucek
            Bamford / Wilson

            (Dallas / Taylor / DCL)

            0,6£ ITB (1 FT)

            A) Son & DCL --> Foden & Vardy (-4)
            B) McCarthy --> Fabianski etc.
            C) DCL --> Antonio etc.
            D) Taylor & DCL --> Dias & Antionio etc. (-4)
            E) Other?

            TY guys for your help!

            1. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              C or D

            2. SolomonKalou
                1 month, 15 days ago

                City defender essential imo! otherwise, A

            3. Muscout
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Would love to know your thoughts for DGW

              A) H Barnes
              B) Mount
              C) Foden
              D) Gundogan
              E) El Ghazi

              1) Watkins
              2) Antonio
              3) Anyone else in this price bracket

              1. SolomonKalou
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  A & 1 imo

                • WG010692
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  C & 2 (Antonio is the only striker)

                  1. Muscout
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Cheers leaning towards Antonio, do we think he'll get decent game time in both matches?

                    1. Muscout
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Also same predicament for Foden..

              2. Goodricke
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                https://www.hampshirelive.news/sport/football/football-news/leeds-united-southampton-shrewsbury-town-4890041

                So The rules for Premier league players with C19 is different to EFL players. Premier league players have to test negative (if they have previously tested positive) to be able to play again. EFL players are not required to test negative due to "false positive" results possibility, they simply have to complete isolation, and then they can rejoin their squad without a second test. Any further cases will be discovered at the next round of testing.

                What this may mean, is that if Shrewsbury have any more positive results, then the Leeds v Southampton match may be back on!

                Why are they not all playing by the same rules?

                1. claretparrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  I get Ralph's angle but this is all a bit misleading.

                  The rules are different because, until recently, EFL clubs weren't doing regular testing. So, they had to play it like the rest of the country (including most healthcare workers, by the way) and isolate for 10 days.

                  EPL clubs actually have an advantage from that set up because, if a player provides a negative test before their isolation is up, they can return to training and games.

                  The chances of being infectious >10 days after first displaying symptoms are minimal. If you've had an outbreak, there's a greater risk that one of your players has got it and isn't displaying symptoms yet.

              3. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Kane mahrez asm to antonio sterling and foden for -8? Crazy?

                1. Goodricke
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Can't see both Sterling and Foden playing both fixtures.

                  1. Gun gun
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Kdb too. So might as well

                2. Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Don’t

                3. elwardio
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  The big money part of this - Kane out and Sterling in doesn’t convince me

                  1. Gun gun
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    The thing is i dont see kane getting
                    Much against sheff and sterling shld start both games

              4. bluee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Is it mad to go without KDB? Can't help think that if he was too exhausted to take a penalty, maybe his minutes will be managed.

                1. Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Tough call

                2. claretparrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  About an hour ago I was dead set on getting him in after much deliberation. I'm now undecided again.

              5. ABCDEFC
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                LEE vs SOU being postponed has ruined my BB, Used FH in GW18.

                Johnstone (McCarthy)
                Justin - Robbo - Coufal (Balbuena - Dallas)
                Bruno - Salah - Son - Soucek (Raphinha)
                Kane - Bamford - Adams

                Which strategy looks best
                A) Kane and Balbuena to Vardy and Stones (-4). No Bench Boost. Son and Bamford SGW.
                B) Kane, Son, Balbuena to Antonio, KDB, Stones (-8). No Bench Boost. Bamford SGW
                C) Kane, Son, Balbuena to Antonio, KDB, Stones (-8). Bench Boost
                D) McCarthy, Balbuena, Son, Kane, Adams to Martinez, Stones, KDB, Antonio, Watkins (-16). Bench Boost

                1. DP7657
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  I'm in almost the exact same spot as you. I think A) as that's what I'm also looking at for a -4. I don't want to loose Kane & Son so am going to have to accept either no KDB this week or take a -12 for a KDB inclusive solution.

              6. Hybrid Theory
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Would you do:

                Salah + Wilson + Mitchell to de bruyne + Antonio + cancelo (-8) ?

                1. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Wouldn't get rid of Salah

                2. elwardio
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Salah out in a double as part of an 8 point hit... can’t be your best option

              7. Mornar Bar
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Currently on free hit:
                  Martinez
                  Chilwell Cancelo Dias Cresswell
                  Salah (c) Bruno KDB Soucek
                  Vardy Antonio
                  Bench: Steer Mitchell Burke Davis

                  What do you think of this, is not having Kane and Son going to hurt me?

                  1. SolomonKalou
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      well balanced, i'm avoiding spurs for FH too

                  2. Tomerick
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    DGW tip: 2 games does not necessarily a good choice make.

                    If you didn’t have faith in them for 1 game why does 2 make a difference.

                    Furthermore, there are some tasty single fixture teams this GW that are being overlooked.

                  3. Muscout
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    A) Kane SGW
                    B) Vardy -4 DGW

                  4. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Big question.

                    With this team, is it better to triple captain or bench boost?

                    Martinez
                    Chilwell Robertson Stones
                    KDB(c) Salah(a) Foden Soucek
                    Bamford Antonio Kane

                    Subs: McCarthy(gk), El Ghazi, Lowton, Bednarek

                    Thanks.

                  5. Arfaish
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    A -4 gives me 8 DGW players with Son, Kane and Leno being SGW players:

                    Leno
                    Cancelo, Stone, AWB, Justin (Mitchell)
                    KDB, Bruno, Son, Ziyech, (Romeu)
                    Antonio, Kane (Bamford)

                    Would you go with the above or play free hit and get the likes of Salah/Mane, Fabianski, Chilwell and have 11 DGW players?

                    1. Mornar Bar
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I did free hit although I had 7-8 DGW players without it and 1FT, just wanted to strenghten my team even more

                      • KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Would save FH for the second double gameweek, where your team may not be in as good shape

                        1. Arfaish
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Yeah I think this is the sensible option, be real nice to come out of this with my FH intact

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      What you do lads and lasses?

                      [-4]
                      A) Cresswell & TC KdB
                      Bench: Bamford | Dallas | Mitchell

                      [-8]
                      B) Coufal & BB
                      Bench: Bamford | Dallas | Lowton | Areola

                      [-4]
                      C) TC Salah (lose Son for him)

                      Thanks

                      1. claretparrot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Hi mate. In your shoes I wouldn't BB as, with all the uncertainty, I think the only reason to do it is if your team is already set for it (even if that doesn't mean a bench full of DGWers). In my case I'm leaning towards doing it with McCarthy and triple Leeds so I can play the rest of the season without one GW disrupting things (WC timing, extra hits etc.).

                        TC KDB or Salah could easily pay off, and if you're still going to have BB to use on the future big DGW then maybe this will be the best time for TC. With the fixtures I'd go KDB, of the two.

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Appreciate it thanks, I think you’ve nailed it with the uncertainty.
                          Could be a real bummer to have games postponed in a BB week.

                          I actually think I don’t want to lose Son (even for this GW), so A by default.

                          Good luck this week!

                    3. jimbo90
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Would you BB Johnstone/Taylor/Struijk/Long (if Taylor is passed fit)?

                      1. Boly Would
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        No

                      2. Jellyfish
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        no

                        1. jimbo90
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          could I ask why? thanks

                      3. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        No

                      4. jimbo90
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        could you let me know why please?

                        1. Van der Faart
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          It's not strong enough

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            This, only 2 double gameweekers (even if Taylor is fit it’s 2 very tough fixtures).
                            The other SGW are also week and far from nailed

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              *weak

                              1. jimbo90
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                thanks both. Thought Long might be in with a shout with Ings being out but you're probably right

                    4. DanLFC1
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Is Cancelo worth it over Stones?

                      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        not with Walker back