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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. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Save ft? Would really like to get rid off KWP or Ayling and start the replacement this gw. Have 0.2itb

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Coufal
    Salah Sterling Bruno Son Grealish
    Antonio Watkins

    Forster; Ayling, Brewster, KWP*

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

      Get Rudiger

  2. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Save FT and GTG?

    Martinez
    (C)ancelo Robbo Dallas
    Salah(vc) Bruno Son Gundogan
    DCL Antonio Bamford

    Forster Soucek Coufal Chilwell

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

      Yep g2g

  3. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias Stones Chilwell
    Salah(c) Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
    Bamford Antonio
    (Steer DCL Coufal Mitchell)

    Save FT & good to go?

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

      Yep g2g

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

      Save

  4. Perthite
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    GTG or squeeze Soucek in and bench someone else?

    Martínez (McCarthy)
    Justin Dias Stones
    Gündogan Fernandes Son Salah
    Antonio Bamford Wilson
    (Soucek, Bednarek, Mitchell)
    0FT 4.5m

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

      G2g

  5. FantasyClub
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Looks like I’m gonna have to get Salah then

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

        Great captaincy option this week

        1. Perthite
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          After captaining his last game, I think I will have to stick with him

    • Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Next 3
      A) Maddison ful/wol/POOL
      B) Pulisic spu/sheff u/NEW
      C) Pogba SOU/EVE/wba

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        It's close between A and C. Pulisic is too much of a rotation risk for me

    • panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Anything worth using my FT on?

      1 FT 1m ITB

      Martinez
      Robbo Dias Stones
      Salah Bruno Son Gundo Grealish
      DCL Watkins

      Fabianski Dallas Taylor Brewster

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Save

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

        Nope not here

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Pickford injureddddddddd

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

        Bamford 100 pointer incoming

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

          Opposite, keeper might actually make some saves.

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

        Old news.

      3. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        If a first choice goalkeeper is out for a team, you normally think the attacker that team is playing against will do well. Unless its Pickford obviously.

    • borispkpk
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Worth -4 to do Soucek to Grealish ?
      Already have Antonio

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        No, start Soucek

    • Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      How is the team looking? Is the bench in the correct order?

      0FT 6.7itb
      Martinez
      Stones Cancelo Digne
      Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
      Bamford DCL Antonio
      (Johnstone Soucek Holding Cresswell)

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

        G2g

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

        looks good...

    • estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Which defender to bring in for the next few GWs (I already have 2 city and Dier):

      a) Justin
      b) Holding
      c) AWB
      d) Rudiger

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Shaw

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Doesnt he get rotated with Telles some times?

          1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I would take the risk. Far better player and stats show he is close to a haul. Make sure you have bench cover

    • ooooo
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bench 2:
      A) Soucek
      B) Coufal
      C) Dallas

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Coufal and Soucek (1st sub)

    • Aaron P
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Guys!!!! Help please! Which three would you play for this week:

      Wilson
      Rashford
      Bamford
      Antonio

      ???

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

        Wilson bam and antonio

        1. Aaron P
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks!

      2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Wilson, Bamford and Antonio

        1. Aaron P
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Thanks!

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Was it 10 days ago that people were fretting over Rashford starting and how quickly the crowd turn.

        Bench him!?

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Ben Davies more expensive in FPL than in real life lmfao

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

        Lmao

    • Thunder Warrior
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yerry Mina brace incoming!

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Best use of a FT here? 😀

      Jonny
      Dias Stones Targett
      Salah(C) Bruno Son Soucek
      BamBam Anotonio DCL

      McCarthy Raphina Coufal Chilly 3.0 ITB

      A) Chilly to Cancelo/Digne
      B) Raphina to Maddy

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

        New post. A cancelo for sure

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

          thanks...

    • Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Soucek to Zaha (new, lee, BUR)?

      Yay or Nay

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

        New post. Yay

    • Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Start Dallas or Justin

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

        New post. Justin

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I keep recommending to bench the likes of Son over Gundo/Bamford/DCL etc.

      For the record, I am so glad I don't have to make that decision myself... much harder when you're not judging from afar!

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

        New post. Agreed- playing son myself, but my next best option is Lookman so it’s easy

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Son could benefit from more being played through him in a game Mourinho will want to win especially.

        Not just to beat Chelsea but the new manager on the block.

        Son also has higher xG when Kane doesn't play.

    • cruzex
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Predictions points fpor my team:

      Need a good performance this GW to go up ranking 1k.

      Martinez
      Shaw Bissaka Cancelo Stones
      Salah Sterling(c) Maddison Son
      Werner Bamford

      Bench: Fabianski Keane Soucek Adams

      TY for help

    • Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Got rid of Bamford in GW18. Do I just bite the bullet and do DCL to Bamford? I'd be doing it at the weekend anyway when Bamford has CPL and DCL has mun.

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

        No. DCL has a potential DGW in 24.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          True but do you fancy DCL scoring home to Man City or just playing the extra game time?

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Ancelotti says Jordan Pickford injured for Leeds United game with a rib problem.

    • Cech's Magic Hat
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Chilwell owners what are you doing this week? Will he get back in the team? Nice fixtures ahead if he does

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

        Sold him for AWB on Sunday there. Can't be bothered with the stresses/worry of him not starting. I reckon he plays this GW, and Alonso might be back in for NEW fixture. Need guaranteed starters, so he's away... 🙁

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

        Don't own him but it would be incredibly unlucky for Alonso to lose his place. I think the new manager is creating big problems for himself.

      3. Kannbury
          3 months, 3 days ago

          With him and Alonso looking like another Doherty/Aurier situation I have shipped him out.

      4. BaleKaneSon
          3 months, 3 days ago

          G2G?

          I am unsure if i should be starting Souceck over Watkins or even chilwell.

          Mccarthy

          Dias Cancelo (C) Cresswell

          Bruno Son Grealish Salah Souceck

          Bamford DCL

          Bench: Watkins Chilwell Mitchell and Ryan

        • Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Any chance Gundo is rested?

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

            With KDB still out, it is less likely...plus, he did get a rest a couple of games ago. I'd say 80% chance of playing, but ya never k know with Pep...

          2. BaleKaneSon
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Always a chance with pep i think he will play he has had some rest only playing 50-60mins last game.

            • Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Cheers, just deciding who to bench out of a number of options.

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

            Guys,

            Will there be a #scoutpicks later today, do we think?

            Thanks.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              They get little thanks for it on here with tight turnarounds so perhaps not?

          4. ste2510
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Son, Foden & Maupay > Mahrez, Barkley & Cavani

            1. Wayne Enterprises
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Not bad moves Cavani might not start though as he started on the weekend

          5. Wayne Enterprises
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Bench

            Gundo
            Pogba
            Bamford

            1. BaleKaneSon
                3 months, 3 days ago

                pogba

            2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              That Bamford to DCL transfer(for a hit) from last week is gonna bite me once again isn't it?

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                You'd be playing Bamford first over DCL

            3. ste2510
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Thanks, He looked sharp though, and did well against the saints last tine