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Scoutcast Episode 363 – Everton on the radar as Kane joins the injury list

Joe and Seb are joined by Ted to look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Gameweek 21.

This latest Scoutcast episode proved a rollercoaster for Joe, Seb and their guest Ted, from TedTalks FPL, taking place during Thursday night’s eventful clash between Tottenham and Liverpool.

With Son Heung-min (£9.8m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) goals ruled out, a haul for Sadio Mane (£11.8m) and an injury, possibly for weeks, to Harry Kane (£11.3m), there was plenty for our trio to mull over.

As the only Mane owner of the three, Joe struggled to contain his excitement in particular.

But where now for the Gameweek 21 captaincy, especially as Kane had been penciled in by many FPL managers to receive the armband ahead of Spurs encounter with Brighton?

Everton’s returning assets could be the answer. Dominic Calvert Lewin (£7.6m), Lucas Digne (£6.0) and James Rodriguez (£7.7m) are among Toffees stars to return from injury ahead of a kind run of games.

Ted’s already tripled up on Carlo Ancelotti’s troops and Joe and Seb are keen to invest too.

A key factor in Ted’s bold move has been his analysis from his statistical graphs over recent matches. Armed with a quintet of graphical delights he takes the Scoutcast team through his latest thoughts on chance creation to clean sheet probability.

His charts also help him to pick a differential, following some recent successes for the show, thanks to West Ham and Manchester City’s low owned gems.

Seb has some intriguing thoughts on attacking defenders, especially with new management and tactics at Chelsea.

Meanwhile, the crew reveal their transfers and fresh captaincy thoughts ahead Gameweek 21 as well as consider the latest high-fliers on the fixture ticker.

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  1. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Best Wood replacement? Money is no problem:
    A) DCL
    B) Watkins
    C) Laca
    D) Werner
    E) Ings

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

    2. scholesy91
        3 months, 15 days ago

        A

    3. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Who are the best and most nailed 4.3m or less defenders? Just need someone who actually plays!

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Mitchell. Might not be 100% nailed but can't go wrong at that price

      2. CostaCoffee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Ampadu seems to have nailed down a spot and Sheffield utd seem to be getting some results now. 1/2 good fixtures coming up too

      3. Get up ya bum
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Copper is safest.
        Veltman while lamptey is out is quality. Bogle is the risky flair pick with crazy attacking threat

    4. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Keep Bamford or get rid for a hit? Have 10M available and other FWs are DCL + Antonio.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Not sure I'd do it for a hit. Maybe keep for 1 more week

      2. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        depends who you want to bring in for bam, and the rest of your team

        1. caldracula
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Schmeichel
          Cancelo Dias Chilwell
          Sterling Son Grealish Maddison
          DCL Antonio Bamford

          Martinez, Soucek, Coufal, Dallas.

          Was rethinking about punting on Werner but probably best not.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Maybe take hits a little more seriously. Definitely don’t need a hit with that squad.

            1. caldracula
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              I’ve taken this game seriously for a few years, trying not to take it so serious this year but good advice nevertheless and will not take the hit. Cheers

          2. Gizzachance
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Save trans, decent team you got this week, Werner may not play, limited game time etc

            1. caldracula
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        No point for a hit. Did you do an early transfer?

        1. caldracula
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Just done Kane to DCL.

    5. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      thoughts guys? 5.2 itb 1ft
      A kane to dcl (have bam & antonio}
      B kane & yedlin to dcl & stones -4 (have cancelo}
      C kane & bissouma to dcl & sterling -4 ,,bench bam (have gundo)
      many thanks

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Quite like C. Think Sterling a good captain this week

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          cheers, my thinking to,good fixture,, captain was prob gonna be gundo, if dont make that move
          thanks

    6. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Was planning on bringing in Kane this week but that plan has now changed, think of bringing in Werner or Tammy as a differential. No other pressing issues in my team so can easily be replaced if it completely flops. Not sure who to choose though, think they'll both start. No chance Giroud plays again he's been awful for weeks and was again during the week

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Have you got DCL?

        1. CostaCoffee
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          No, and I dont particularly want him either tbh. Would prefer some sort of differential

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            What's his ownership? It was so low a couple of days ago

    7. focaccia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Thoughts on this team? 2 Free Transfers & 0.1itb

      Mendy
      Cancelo - Stones - Konsa
      Bruno - Salah - Son - Grealish
      Bamford - Antonio - Martial

      (Areola - Soucek - Dawson - Dallas)

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Martial to DCL

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

          Yep.
          Could also use the spare FT to get some value out of the bench e.g. Dallas to Mitch

        2. focaccia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Soucek to Gundogan and bench Bamford?

    8. cruzex
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Hi guys,

      1) Predictions Points for my team this GW:

      Martinez
      Cancelo Stones Keane Digne
      Son Sterling (c) Bruno Maddison
      Bamford Werner

      Bench: Fabianski Adams Bednarek Soucek

      2) One more chance to Werner (Vs Burnley) this GW?

      3) Who to the bench: Adams, or Bamford?

      4) Bruno -> mane (-4)? Yes or no?

      TY. I need a good performance this GW. my current ranking is 950.

    9. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      a) Lindelof > Cancelo for a hit
      b) Play Coufal (Liv)

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

        Like A!

    10. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Having my best ever season but considering my first hit, and making it a -8, to stop the mini slide...

      Dallas, Soucek, Kane > Mitchell, Mane, DCL. What do we think!?

      Johnstone
      Robbo - Cancelo - Dias - Dallas*
      Raph - Salah - Bruno - Foden
      Bamford - Wood
      [Mccarthy - Soucek* - Coufal - Kane*]

      1. caldracula
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Just Kane to DCL and upgrade somewhere next week. No need to take the hits.

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

          This is definitely the sensible move!

        2. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Imo this is good advise

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

            Thanks gents

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          This is probably wiser but less exciting 🙂

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Hello mate, I can see there is big upside potential to those moves.
        Just not sure on selling Soucek.

        What about Dallas, Foden, Kane to Mitchell, Sterling, DCL?

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

          Hi mate. Good timing for you to show up! Still rising I see!

          Logic on Soucek is that I've benched him for more of his returns than not, but I get the hesitancy. I'm toying with Foden out too but feels like it has to be Gundo if so - do you think Sterling is a better option?

          Of the fit premiums, Mané now really stands out stats-wise. Not the ideal

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

            ...week to do it for a hit is the problem.

    11. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      What would you do here. 1 FT 5.3 itb

      Martinez (Peacock)
      Robertson - Maguire - Cancelo - Dallas - Coufal
      Fernandes - Zaha - Gundogan - Klich - Mount
      Kane - Bamford - Wilson

      Mount, Wilson and Kane the ones who I might sell Klich too. Wilson to Richarlison or DCL. Not sure if should do Mount to Son or should I swap Kane out before Wilson. Any other players to consider getting in?

      A) Wilson -> DCL/Richarlison
      B) Mount -> Son
      C) Kane -> DCL/Richarlison

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

        If Everton, def DCL over Rich.
        I think Son is a wait and see, despite history without Kane

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Feel the same about Son. Richarlison on penalties and might be good differential in the future. OR 800k so need some differentials to climb up

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

            From experience, you don't need to be too differential to climb the ranks. Sensible choices, bigger template options covered with one or two that set you apart

            1. Lazaretti
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Thats true also. Need to get Captain decision right too.

    12. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Is Soucek to Zaha a mad move? It would be a FT. The Kane injury changes my plans as I was going to bring him in

    13. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      2FT, 5.6 ITB

      A El Ghazi & Kane > Sterling (Capt) & DCL

      Or

      B El Ghazi & Brewster > Mahrez/Foden & DCL
      (Bench Kane, Capt Gundog)

      1. chrisw333
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        A

    14. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Play which pair?

      A) Soucek + Holding
      B) Saka + Coufal

    15. ezadiskandar
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I think cancelo is tired.. Play 4 games in 2 weeks. Gundo maybe play half of match..
        Cap is Stone/dias/sterling

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          What from his performances would suggest he’s tired? Looks incredibly fit to me.

        2. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          To say Cancelo played 4 games in 90 minutes is very misleading, he came off the bench for 19 and 13 minutes in two of them. Come on.

          Gundo only played half the last match, and that was because it was won. If he only plays half of this one it will likely because City are 3 or 4 again so there is a good chance he has already returned.

      • vova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Gonna play Johnstone over Martinez I think.

      • chrisw333
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Martinez (Button)
        Cancelo Chillwell Dallas (Coufal Kilman)
        Bruno Sala Maddison Gundo (Soucek)
        Bamford Watkins Ings

        A. Ings & Soucek for DCL & Sterling
        B. Bamford and Dallas or Kilman for DCL & Stones/Dias?

        I can only afford Sterling if I sell Ings, but he has Villa & Newcastle in next 3 games

      • OLLY G
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        (A) Play Soucek and save FT
        (B) Soucek to Son?

        Any chance Son will be up top with Kane out?

        Thanks.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Wondering the same thing, though I'd be doing it for a hit as will use my FT for Bam to DCL.

          Almost certain to start up top, that bit isn't what is putting me off.

      • money face bandwagon
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        rashford or son?