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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. OBAMA
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    start chilwell or coufal?

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Chilwell.

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

      Chilwell probably. I think it will be a low scoring game.

  2. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Should I just save my FT?

    Martinez
    Stones Cancelo Dallas
    Salah Fernandes Grealish Soucek Gundogan
    Antonio Bamford

    Forster; Kane, Coufal, Mitchell

    1. Alex1995
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah definitely, looks good

  3. CJ90
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bench one?

      A) Son
      B) Bamford
      C) Wilson
      D) Calvert-Lewin
      E) Gundogan

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Ouch. DCL for me

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

        DCL

    • Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Would you :

      A) Rash > Grealish
      B) Save
      C) Smth else?

      Ederson
      Chilwell, Holding, Cancelo
      Salah, Bruno, Rash, Son, Gundo
      Antonio, Bamford

      Steer, Coufal, Strujik, Brewster

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yes. Get Grealish

      2. myteamissheeeeeeeet
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        You think Chilwell will play? I'm getting rid!

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

          He might. Not sure tho...

    • Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Too much with (C)ancelo? 1.0 ITB and 1 FT

      Martínez
      (C)ancelo - Dias - Stones
      Salah - Mané - Bruno - Maddison - Barnes
      Antonio - Watkins

      (Areola, AWB, Coufal, Brewster)

      1. Alex1995
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Good for this week, City fixtures turn after this week though so 3 would be too many for me

      2. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Risky but could be rewarding.

    • Alex1995
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Which one to bench this week?

      A) Son
      B) Gundogan
      C) Antonio
      D) Bamford
      E) DCL

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Dcl

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Play one:

      A) Mitchell (new)
      B) Rudiger (tot)

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Rudiger. No doubt. Spurs are lacklustre

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          B. Can see it being a nil nil

    • 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

    • Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Anyone looking at a Harrison punt as 5th mid?

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Prefer Barkley in that price range. Could work out though

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Yes there are a few in that bracket. I'm likely to get Grealish soon though and have Watkins

      2. Jo Melon
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Good option

      3. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        1 FT 2.7m ITB

        Martinez (Forster)
        Cancelo Stones Dallas (Justin Coufal)
        Salah Son Bruno Gundogan (Soucek)
        Antonio Bamford DCL

        A) Son --> Mane (if fit)
        B) Soucek --> Grealish (benching headache)
        C) G2G

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          C

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

        I was all set on Tierney to TAA but the possible DGW of City in GW24 and the fact that Liverpool will have to play with two non-natural CB for a period of time kind of changes my mind . I feel like Dias is a better pick what do you think?

        1. Jo Melon
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I have Dias so you know how I think

        2. jernej93
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Chilwell to:
          1. TAA
          2. Thiago Silva
          3. Wan bissaka/Maguire

          1. jernej93
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            3 weeks punt because I will use WC in 25

          2. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            a

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

          Which one to play:

          a) Targett (assist pot., but less clean sheet pot.)

          b) Holding (no attacking return pot. but clean sheet)

          c) Dallas (Oop, but no clean sheet pot.)

        4. Rex Lapis
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Raphinha to Barnes or save FT (and play Justin)?

          1. TheBiffas
              3 months, 3 days ago

              save, raphinha should be ok to start

              1. Rex Lapis
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Will you start him ahead of Justin/Soucek?

                1. TheBiffas
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    soucek

                    1. Rex Lapis
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Cheers

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

              Anyone else looking at Zaha for next few? Fixtures are rediculous

              1. Here's Tom with the We…
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Yeah I’m looking at him. Find him so frustrating to own though!

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

                Just considering a move from Saka to Zaha, at least for the next few until I WC.

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

                  Honestly I would consider keeping Saka this week. He's back in full training and his form is great - also Wolves look poor atm

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

                    Just wasn't sure about some of those fixtures.
                    Would consider Soucek or even Gundogan to Zaha instead to be honest, Gundo would free up a City spot for KDB soon.

              3. Dannyb
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                I'm gonna risk it I think, fixtures to good to ignore.

            • TheBiffas
                3 months, 3 days ago

                am i mad to back bruno over salah for captaincy this week?

                1. Jo Melon
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    I keep flipping this... my thought Salah is in better form, harder fixture, Klopp is likely to manage his minutes. Bruno win it 1-2
                    I may change my thought again.

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

                  Who to bench?

                  A) Son
                  B) Antonio

                  1. TheBiffas
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      B

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

                      Probably A you know. Cheslea looking solid, and Spurs were awful last week

                    • Gromit
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Probably A, but always scary to bench a premium player.

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

                    Should I play Digne or Dallas? Or play both and bench Gundo?

                    1. TheBiffas
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        gundo could be rested. I'd play both def

                        1. Endhey
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Cheers mate

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

                      Martinez (Steer)
                      Dias Stones AWB Digne (Coufal)
                      Bruno Son Gundo Soucek (Saka*)
                      Bamford* DCL (Martial)

                      1Ft and plenty of dollar ITB - let it roll or do Saka to Barnes / Zaha? Or something else?

                      Cheers

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

                        Saka is fit

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

                          That could change things then, cheers

                    3. Kay317
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      GTG?
                      Martinez (Forster)
                      Digne, Cancelo, Cresswell, (Mitchell, Lowton)
                      Salah (c), Sterling (vc), Grealish, Bruno, Gundo
                      DCL, Antonio, (Watkins)

                      Already brought in Cresswell for Chilwell. Is it worth a -4 to upgrade Mitchell to more secure starter so I have bench cover?

                      1. Here's Tom with the We…
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Not worth a -4. Tough between Antonio and Watkins

                        1. Kay317
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Yea I want to keep Watkins and Antonio as bench is more important these days but it does make it difficult every week. I've gone Antonio just because I have grealish in there so covering both teams

                      2. Gromit
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        No need to take a hit for a defender. I'd start Antonio.

                        1. Kay317
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Cheers

                    4. tomasjj
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Potential moves:

                      a) Foden to Barnes
                      b) KWP to Rudiger
                      c) Roll.

                      Cheers!

                      1. Here's Tom with the We…
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        C roll. And maybe get Rudiger next week.

                      2. tomasjj
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Did cross my mind.

                        What about Pep roulette though? Foden could be out.

                        1. Here's Tom with the We…
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Who’s on the bench currently?

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

                            Foden, KWP, Strujik

                            1. Here's Tom with the We…
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 3 days ago

                              In that case I would do b.

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

                                Cheers!

                      3. tomasjj
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Could also do Foden to Saka, and Lacazette to Vardy next week.

                      4. tomasjj
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Did b now.
                        Thanks for the help!

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

                      Anything noteworthy from Villa press conference?

                    6. Superninteno Chalmers
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Have 2ft so how would you feel about doing :

                      Chili + Adams + Lowton to Cancelo + DCL + Mitchell for a -4

                      McCarthy
                      Robbo, Chili*, Dias (Coufal, Lowton)
                      Son, Mo, Grealish, Bruno (Soucek)
                      Adams*, Antonio, Bam

                    7. Buck The Trent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Play one?

                      A Dallas (EVE)
                      B Saka (wol) - niggle, just returned to training

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

                        Saka for sure

                      2. Gromit
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Yeah, +1 for Saka

                    8. JayJay96
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      One transfer available - save it ? Recommendations ?

                      Martinez
                      Dias - Stones - Konsa - Castagne - Rudiger
                      Salah - Sterling - Fernandes - Tielemans - Saka
                      Antonio - Cavani - Brewster

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

                        Cavani to someone

                        or

                        One of your defenders so a cheap playing one
                        Konsa or Castagne, or get Justin

                    9. Nespinha
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Best Goalkeepers until GW24/25 besides Martinez?

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

                        Mendy?

                      2. Here's Tom with the We…
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        After this week, Pope.

                      3. Gromit
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Pope for me.

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

                      Which will score higher in GW22?

                      Planning to buy Grealish and Richarlison (due to DGW24) in the coming 2 weeks

                      A) Richarlison + Saka (Soucek 1st sub)
                      B) Grealish + Saka (Cresswell 1st sub)
                      C) Grealish + Soucek

                      1. Gromit
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Not much in it, but I like C for dependability.

                    11. Gromit
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Morning all.

                      As usual, my weekly benching conundrum includes Justin and Adams.

                      Pick one to bench:

                      A) Justin
                      B) Cresswell
                      C) Adams

                      1. Here's Tom with the We…
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        C

                      2. Miro
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        c

                    12. LLoris
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Moh In Son Out for a -4

                      1. Here's Tom with the We…
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        You asking or telling us?

                        1. LLoris
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          asking

                          1. Here's Tom with the We…
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            Yes

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

                      This time last season City had scored 56 goals - that's a very very nearly a goal more per match than this time.

                      Big regret that I brought Gundo in last week. Got weak for the first time this season and followed the herd. He is of course an option but a light blue attacker this season isn't really all that even given price. Just one in 4 matches this season has brought 3 goals hauls for City and even Palace have matched them for 4/5 goal returns.

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

                        I bought him in for KDB GW20 and plan to reverse it when KDB is back

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

                          If you're on budget KdB is a fair call of course but unless things change the idea of a nailed City attacker being a must have doesn't add up without conjunction of form and fixtures.

                          The points per minute of Zaha and KdB are worth analysing here