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Scoutcast Episode 364 – Differential hunting as the FPL template falters

Joe and Seb are joined by FPL Surgery’s Josh to look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Gameweek 22.

With Harry Kane (£11.1m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8) out through injury Fantasy Premier League managers have plenty of cash in the bank.

But with template assets such as Son Heung-min (£9.7m) failing to find the net and Manchester City players continuing to succumb to rotation, should FPL managers be considering less well owned picks?

During the show Joe and Seb’s guest Josh takes his turn to pick a differential and widens the discussion out to include a range of low-owned gems.

Doubling up on assets and targeting unfashionable players with points potential is among the advice offered by Joe, while Seb wonders whether FPL managers need to change their attitude to home and away difficulty, to gain an edge.

Quickly spotting and avoiding well owned assets that are failing to deliver is another strong tactic. Our trio ponder the merits of swerving Spurs attacker Son, who badly needs his strike partner and key creator Kane to support him.

Manchester City are surprisingly offering value in players, such as John Stones (£5.2m). But which of their stars will play each week? The crew assess their minutes over the last ten matches to find out who Pep Guardiola is most likely to put in his side’s starting XI each week.

Partrick Bamford (£6.6m) takes centre stage as Joe, Seb and Josh analyse their eventful Gameweek 21. They also focus on an incredible set of unfortunate circumstances to hit one wildcarding member of the FPL community, in their look back at the previous week.

Fixtures over the next month are frisked and Gameweek 22’s transfer and captaincy plans finish off the show.

Plus, in this latest episode we find out the full story behind Seb’s youthful picture that accompanied the announcement of his additional role as a FFScout Pro-Pundit.

Joe and Seb will be back this Thursday night, when the Scoutcast is next live streamed on Youtube. This time they will be joined by Karam, who this week has unearthing some exciting news about a possible double Gameweek on the horizon for his side Manchester City.

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  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    GTG?

    DDG
    Stones, Cancelo, Digne
    Salah (C), Bruno(VC), Sterling, Saka
    Bamford, DCL, Antonio

    Subs: Martinez, Soucek, Coufal, Mitchell

    1FT, 2.4 ITB

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Honestly I would go Mitchell and Soucek over Digne and Saka
      Close call for Digne as he faces Leeds but you are sure that he will not get the CS points

  2. Mr_Barbs
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    A) Soucek > Barnes
    B) Save FT

    Johnstone
    Cancelo, Stones, Digne, Dallas
    Salah(c), Bruno, Son, Gundogan
    Antonio, DCL

    McCarthy, Bamford, Soucek, Coufal

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

      Who would you bench for Barnes though?

      1. Mr_Barbs
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Thinking Dallas.

    2. ivantys
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Wouldn't get Barnes, he has 1 good fixture left

        1. Mr_Barbs
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks. Only other option would be Son > Grealish. Might just save the FT this week.

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

      Johnstone
      Cancelo, Stones, AWB
      Salah, Sterling, Fernandes, Barnes, Zaha
      Antonio, BamBam

      Areola, Cressy, BobbyDR, Coufal

      1ft £0.3m ITB

      Save transfer & G2G?

      Any thoughts around benching and bench order?

      1. ivantys
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Save and bench order is about right

      2. Mr_Barbs
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        A) Soucek > Barnes
        B) Son > Grealish
        C) Save FT

        Johnstone
        Cancelo, Stones, Digne, Dallas
        Salah(c), Bruno, Son, Gundogan
        Antonio, DCL

        McCarthy, Bamford, Soucek, Coufal

        1. Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I'd save FT and play Bamford

          1. Mr_Barbs
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers. Over Dallas/Digne/Son?

            1. Boly Would
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Over Dallas probably

      3. linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Help:

        A- Robbo to TAA for free
        B- Gundo Son to Barnes Marhez for -4
        C- Robbo Gundo Son to TAA Barnes Mahrez for -8
        D- Robbo Son to TAA Barnes for -4

        1. h3nh3n
            3 months, 3 days ago

            what's your team right now

            1. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Fabianski
              Cancelo Stones Robbo
              Salah Son Gundo Bruno
              Bamford Antonio DCL

              Mccarthy Raphina Justin Coufal

              1. h3nh3n
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  That seems gtg

            2. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Not sold on any of them

              1. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                But the 3 could be bench this GW

            3. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Have a feeling that Raphina, Gundo and Robbo could be bench this GW and I don't trust Tottenham actually. What to do?

              Fabianski
              Cancelo Stones Robbo
              Salah Son Gundo Bruno
              Bamford Antonio DCL

              Mccarthy Raphina Justin Coufal

              A- Robbo to TAA for free
              B- Gundo Son to Barnes Marhez for -4
              C- Robbo Gundo Son to TAA Barnes Mahrez for -8
              D- Robbo Son to TAA Barnes for -4
              E- Save

          • Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            start antonio dcl bam tgt or sell foden to take CHO and bench one of the 3 strikers?

            1. Monya Meow Meow
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I would start all 3 strikers

            2. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              CHO could be bench for James

          • Monya Meow Meow
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Gtg and save FT?

            Martinez
            Dias Cancelo Justin
            Salah(C) Son Bruno Grealish
            DCL Antonio Bam

            Steer Soucek Dallas Taylor

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Yep

              1. Monya Meow Meow
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Thanks HNBC

          • arkom
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            McCarthy
            Justin / Coufal / Maguire / Cancelo / Dallas
            Bruno / Mane / Salah / Foden / Soucek
            DCL / Wilson / Bamford

            1 FT
            2.3 £ ITB

            A) Mane —> Grealish
            B) Foden —> Grealish
            C) Save
            D) Other?

          • Mikei
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Martinez
            Stones Cancelo Dallas
            Son Maddison Salah Bruno Gundo
            Antonio DCL

            Subs: Bamford Targett Mitchell

            GTG or Gundo to Grealish?

            1. Jellyfish
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I'd play Bamford over Antonio - otherwise g2g

              1. Mikei
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Thank you.

          • The Red Devil
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Martinez/Nyland
            Cancelo/Stones/Coufal/Alioski/Mitchell
            Salah/Son/Bruno/Gundogan/Soucek
            Kane/Bamford/DCL

            1 FT 5.8 ITB

            A- Kane to Wilson (bench soucek)
            B- Kane to Antonio (bench soucek)
            C- save FT (bench Kane)
            TIA!

            1. TheBiffas
                3 months, 3 days ago

                save

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

              Would you bring in . . .

              A. Bamford
              B.Firmino

              Thanks all

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Nope

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

                  Neither? Brewster to one of them I feel. Bamford with Palace looming too has me edging that way

                  1. h3nh3n
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Baps is right; neither. Wait for the double gameweek(s) and save up your 2 Its

                      1. h3nh3n
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          **FTs

                2. DagheMunegu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  1ft don't know what to do with Werner

                  Werner to Antonio/Bamford ?

                  Martinez
                  Cancelo Dias Digne
                  Salah Bruno Son Gundogan
                  Werner DCL Watkins

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    DCL? Everton should bounce back

                    1. DagheMunegu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Werner ?

                3. linkafu
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  What to do with Robbo?
                  Feel he could be rested for the City game.

                  1. how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Keep

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

                    Keep unless you have FT to use then I would maybe transfer. But no urgent need.

                    I have Robertson, Coufal and Maguire and feel that all 3 might be rested. Also have Dallas and Cancelo so hopefully getting 3 playing defs.

                4. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Take a hit or hold? Cant decide on a kane replacement.

                  Meslier
                  Dias Cancelo Justin
                  Salah(c) Bruno Grealish Gundogan Soucek
                  DCL Bamford

                  Steer* Dallas Kane* KWP*

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

                    Difficult as there's no really good replacement. On the other hand you have really weak bench if KWP and Kane are out.

                  2. Kabayan
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Hold

                5. More Cowbell
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Quick question...

                  so we know 3 City is essentially mandatory for like the next 9 weeks, but which three you're taking to battle?

                  1. how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Have dias cancelo gundogan - will stick unless gundo fades out the picture.

                  2. linkafu
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Ederson Dias Sterling look the good shot

                  3. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    I have had for some while triple city def, i'll prob hold this until KDB is back

                    Ederson, Stones and Dias.

                    I do think Cancelo is the best pick, if no other fires, i'll look at getting Stones to Cancelo

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

                    Cancelo, Dias and Gundo for me.

                  5. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    If Gundogan stops performing I might consider Cancelo, Stones and Dias just to have at least one playing.

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

                    Probably going to be only 2 defenders

                6. h3nh3n
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Captan for this week:

                    Bruno
                    Cancelo
                    Stones
                    Gundogan
                    Bamford??

                    1. linkafu
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Bruno

                    2. how now brown cow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Bruno out of those

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

                      Bruno out of those is the safe bet

                    4. Jellyfish
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Bruno is the safe pick but Bamford could be a nice differential option if you are chasing in your ml

                      1. h3nh3n
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          im top ahah

                      2. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Between Bruno and Cancelo. Bruno has higher ceiling.

                    5. Bagayokeso
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      bench soucek or bamford?

                      McCarthy
                      Cancelo Dias PVA
                      Salah Bruno Gundo Grealish Soucek
                      Firmino Antonio

                      Johnstone Bamford Chilwell Reguilon

                      On a depressing note, I have picked a returning captain since GW 12

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

                      Person in 3rd overall has taken zero hits...

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        As Punch would say. “ That’s the way to do it!”

                        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          About 2 seconds after I read this, I had Money For Nothing playing on my phone and they said that line too. Scary.

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

                            Amazing!

                          2. The 12th Man
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            Dire Straits. Even better.

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

                        When your team is good enough to be in 3rd you don't really need to

                      3. Jellyfish
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        has he got Wilson 🙂

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

                          He has aha

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

                          He also has Pogba!

                      4. Baps hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        With enough good luck and best picks already in the team, hits aren't needed.

                    7. Jellyfish
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      I'm fancying a bit of a flutter on Wilson. Not seeing him in many of these RMT's and fancy points are there for the toons next 2 home games

                    8. Alexis Nonsense
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Need to play two of these:

                      a) Targett
                      b) Holding
                      c) Rapinha
                      d) Dallas

                    9. sp1122
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        G2G? Only decision is whether to start DCL or Bamford.

                        1FT planning to carry over

                        Martinez
                        Robbo, Dias, Stones
                        Salah(c), Bruno(vc), Gundo, Grealish, Barnes
                        Firmino, Bamford

                        Steer, DCL, Dallas, Bednerak

                        1. mcsteely
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          I would start DCL if I had to make that choice, thinking lightning can't strike twice for Bamford

                      • Gazwaz80
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Is Pereira for Leicester a good shout, got some minutes in and shown glimpses that he’s getting back into form?...

                      • Muscout
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        McCarthy
                        Cancelo Chilwell Dallas
                        Salah (c) Bruno Son Barnes Gundo
                        DCL Antonio

                        Steer, Coufal, Lewis, Brewster

                        4.9 itb, G2G? Bench order correct?

                      • mcsteely
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Bench one:
                        Targett (WHM)
                        Cresswell (avl)

                      • ludaslol
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        who do I bench

                        A) Son (CHE)
                        B) Werner (tot)
                        C) Raphina (EVE)

                        1. mcsteely
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          For me Raphina as I like Son and Werner has to come good at some point, why not in the derby

                      • casual69
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Morning all, current line up with a Free Trans available atm. Need some advice please. been looking at this for 24 hours now lol...
                        Pope
                        Stones Maguire Dias
                        Salah Gündogan Fernandes Son Soucek
                        Calvert-Lewin Antonio

                        Steer Bamford Justin Lowton
                        3.2 in the bank atm

                        a. keep or use transfer, if use for who?
                        b. Would you bring Justin and Bamford in, if so, for who? Thinking of dropping son maybe for either,
                        c. bamfod v Justin whose like to score more?

                      • trinzoo
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Play:
                        A) Chilwell
                        B) Holding

                        1. mcsteely
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          I think Holding. Chilwell was benched last game so it might make no difference anyway

                      • abaalan
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Raphinha, Mount or Mitchell out this week?

                        6.9m itb!!

                        Thinking any to a Man C player..

                      • tom2224
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        1FT and 4.6 ITB. Worth using to do any transfers with this lot?

                        Martinez
                        Dias Stones Dallas
                        Salah Bruno Gundo Grealish
                        Bamford Antonio DCL

                        McCarthy Raphinia R.James Coufal

                        Wondering whether to ship James out but who for?

                        Thanks

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

                          You can save imo. Though James is transfer waiting to happen so why not doing it now? Maybe better to assess with 2FT

                      • Lazaretti
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Do I have correct players in starting 11? Bench order correct? Coufal could be ahead of Mount.

                        Martinez
                        Maguire - Robertson - Cancelo
                        Gundogan - Salah(c) - Fernandes (vc) - Zaha
                        Wilson - DCL - Bamford
                        Peacock... - Dallas - Mount - Coufal