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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. Who is your captain for GW22?
    03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who to captain this week?

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

      Salad.

    2. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Salahhh

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      mo

    4. jammie26
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Think I'm going to give Grealish a try.

        Salah, Bruno, Son have all let me down recently.

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

          So it's Jacks turn now 😉

      • linkafu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Bruno

      • The King
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Sterling

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

        Mohammed Salah.

      • el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Sterling

      • Benteke10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Mahrez

      • Mingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Salah

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Unlucky to anyone who picks Salah

      • djoker_nole
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Cancelo

        • El Lobito 10
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Bruno to get back to scoring ways

        • Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly

          Only because João Pedro Cavaco Cancelo is already part of a City defensive triple up and if the clean sheet goes I will be cursed doubly.

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Barnes.

          Fulham one of the worst defenses in the past 4 weeks, Leicester great playing away, dont trust Mo's minutes before City regardless of Mane's availability

          1. Halmari Tea
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Dont think fulham defense has been bad. I might be wrong but do check it out yourself. They are playing much much better than the start of the season

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              In the past 4 GWs, they are worst for Big chances conceded, 3rd worst in goal attempts in box conceded, 3rd worst in shots in the box conceded, worst for expected goals conceded, and worst for attempts from set pieces conceded

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

          I need massive boost after last weeks 45pts failure so (C)ancelo!

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Balls of steel.
            Big risk captaining a defender. He can play out of his skin and then one deflection or mistake from a team-mate and you are looking at a 2 pointer.
            Good luck!

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

              Thanks! I know it’s risky but I’m in the right mood to do so.

        • shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Started on Sterling, switched to Salah. Don't trust Pep to not come up with some sort of Foden-Jesus-Mahrez concoction and rest Sterling for the weekend!

      • john25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Repost.

        Hey guys, considering to bring in TAA for Chilwell for a FT. Good move? Any other suggestions? Already have double City defense.

        Cheers

        1. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I’d leave as is for now and roll transfer, can see Chelsea keeping a clean sheet there as Spurs are without Kane.

      • kime67
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        would you play antonio or gundo? have martinez.

        1. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Gundo

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

          Gundo shld be bench this week

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

            Yes starting on the bench and coming on for 30 minutes is a worry

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

          Antonio

      • The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Let the benching headaches commence...

        Which one you leave out of the starting 11 this week?

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

        Leaning either DCL or Son currently as they’re in the worst form.

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

          DCL

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

          B or D. I think Spurs Chelsea will be nil nil.

          Son owner.

          1. The Sociologist
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah I have that kind of feeling about Son too. Also a Martinez owner but think they may conede.

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

        Martinez
        Stones cresswell dallas
        Barnes sterling (c) bruno salah
        Antonio bam dcl

        Subs steer foden rudiger saiss

        2ft. What will u do? I think even whoever i sell for saiss i also will bench him though. Its just nt to waste the 1ft agree?

        But still thinking if i shld start dcl...

        1. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Foden > Gundo

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

            Nope. Gundo will be bench this week. For sure

            1. b91jh
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Who do u think would take up Gundogan's role?

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

                Pep can do whatever he want. His front 6 can be jesus mahrez sterling bsilva cancelo rodri?

      • fusen
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        For anyone else out there who is benching Son - for him to score anytime returns £14.50 from a £5 bet. That's how I'm going to get away from hiding behind the sofa.

        Last week I bet on Everton to lose their cleansheet 6 minutes before they did. It definitely made my -4 for Digne less painful 😛

      • jernej93
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Best defender for next 3GWs?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Shaw?

        2. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Maguire

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

          Chelsea

      • b91jh
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Prediction on city's lineup?

        Mine would be

        Ederson
        Walker Stones Dias Laporte
        Bilva Rodri Cancelo
        Mahrez Jesus Sterling

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Not that.

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

          Ederson

          Walker Stones Laporte Mendy
          Rodri Fernandinho
          Mahrez Bernardo Sterling
          Jesus

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

        Bench order please?

        1) Cresswell / Soucek (play either one)
        2) Coufal
        3) Brewster

      • Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Ok really need your advise:

        WC or not?

        Current:
        Martinez, Nyland
        Digne, Cancelo, Shaw, Dier, Cress
        Gundo, Sterling, Bruno, Son, Soucek
        DCL, Bamford, Firmino

        WC
        Martinez, Sanchez
        Justin, Cancelo, Shaw, Dier, Coufal
        Gundogan, Sterling, Bruno, Son, Salah
        Antonio, Bamford, Watkins

        Basically WC for Salah......

        1. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Nothing wrong with your team, leave as is

        2. Jo Melon
            3 months, 3 days ago

            No. Sell Son Firmino. That should be enough to get Salah.

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

          I haven't seen any Chelsea games under Tuchel. Do they look solid?

          I am thinking of bringing in Gundo and then benching Son. Is that madness?

          1. Jo Melon
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I’m intrigued. If you are thinking Gundo/Son, why are you looking at Chelsea?

            • alsybach
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              He’s only had ONE game!

            • Nedvěd11
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Hudson Odoi looking sharp as a wing-back and opposition was BUR..

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

            Best replacement for Ziyech ?

            I've narrowed it down to this :

            A) Grealish
            B) Maddison
            C) Zaha

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I went Zaha, but probably Grealish

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

              A, or Barnes.

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

              Zaha is a really good call here but Grealish if you intend to hold longer or are a bit cautious

              I'm avoiding Zaha this week simply because it's Newcastle away. The Palace record there is appalling. A real bogey ground and possible Newcastle resurgence a worry too. But intend to get him next week - great points per minute record - just off KdB! - and most of those have come against midtable and bottom feeders.

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

                That's what I like about Zaha aswell, 6 out of next 7 fixtures are against arguably the weakest teams in the league, and he tends to do well in those games. But it's still Palace...

                Cheers for the replies guys.

            4. fleagle1888
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Have you read Tuchel's comments about Ziyech?
              Sounds promising! If definitely transferring, I'd say Grealish.

          3. Forcella Boys
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Is this worth a hit

            Jesus to Wilson
            Alioski to Cancelo

            Got Bamford & Antonio up top with AWB, Dias, Coufal & Dallas as other defenders.

            Or should I save Ft ?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Save

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

              I'd give WIlson another game.

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

              save

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

            I’m really tempted by Luke Shaw this week.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Done wonders for me over last few weeks

          5. LJJH1984
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Is this the right starting 11 and formation?
              Any suggestions?
              Cheers

              Martinez
              Justin Stones Cancelo
              Salah (c) Fernandes Maddison Soucek
              Antonio Ings DCL

              Dallas Cresswell Lookman
              Johnstone

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                All good

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

              Guys if u use a ft to sell saiss to take van aaholt and bench him. Isit weird?
              But i dw waste my 2ft which i can use 1..

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Not weird.

            • Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Start:

              A) Cresswell (AVL a)
              B) Dallas (EVE h)

              Cheers!

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

                b surely

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Dallas - but best to think of him as a cheap attacking mid rather than a defender

            • Hitthewall
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Who do I start?

                A) Dallas
                B) Targett
                C) Coufal

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

                  a

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

                  A

              • Cometh The Aouar...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Josh King arrive should give DCL the kick up the rear end he needs. Hopefully owners will see an upturn in performances...

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  It is the hope that kills

              • linkafu
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Help, What to do?

                1FT 0,3 itb

                Fabianski
                Cancelo Stones Robbo
                Salah Son Gundo Bruno
                Bamford Antonio DCL

                Mccarthy Raphina Justin Coufal

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

                  You good

                2. Il Capitano
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Save FT

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

                  Chelsea are just off a 50% cs record since Mendy arrived.

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Good spot
                    Got in Zaha, was that a mistake?

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

                      Don't think so - could have should have last week.

                      Bit of a worry about reported injury crisis but he's been good value thus far. Need to hold him to get the value though. Give him a run of 5/6 and you should be happy.

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Cheers Pingi. Feel reassured.

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

                          The arrival of Mateta (huge unknown of course and only a dubious started) is intriguing. Historically he does best when there is another threat up top. Think Eze has helped this way so far.

                          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            New boy replacement/rival for Benteke slot isn't he?
                            Eze looks a lovely player, but with the amount of cash we all should have, seems like overthinking to get him ahead of Wilf.

                4. Barnabus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  I've activated my wildcard, any thoughts on my team are appreciated:

                  DDG
                  Dias Justin Azpi
                  Salah(c) Bruno Sterling Grealish Barnes
                  Bamf Watkins

                  4.0 Targett Antonio Mitchell

                  1. Ch0udini
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Won't risk De Gea as the only playing keeper. Henderson may get some minutes.

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

                        already have 3 villa otherwise i'd go for Martinez, who else would you recommend?

                    • Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Like everyone, I'm sure you have plenty of cash now, but DDG not the best keeper choice by any metric.

                      Not a fan of baked in benching headaches either.

                      Don't think Sterling is worth the money or a City spot.

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

                        I'd rather have points on the bench than no bench with the amount of players dropped recently.

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

                    Just bring gundo for raphinha cost me (-4) and of course him over salah for captain..

                    Now i am thinking to do gundo to grealish or wait burnley game ?

                    Mids
                    Soucek salah son bruno gundo

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

                      Wait

                  3. gomez123
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Keep Son this week or use FT to Jack?

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

                    Would you start Dallas over one of these?

                    Cancelo
                    Stones
                    Cresswell

                    Although Pep may do it for me!

                    Thanks

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

                      I think I would over Cresswell. Similar clean sheet odds but you would have to favour Dallas for attacking threat.

                    2. Phil's Stamps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      I don't think I would. The city boys are starters (as you say, Pep might remove one for you), Cresswell has so much attacking threat and I can easily see the Villa game being a 0-0, but don't think Leeds will keep Everton out.

                  5. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Vardy to??

                    A) Watkins

                    B) Antonio

                    C) Firmino

                    D) DCL

                    E) Wilson

                    WHO do i get?

                    YOU DECIDE!

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

                      B or D

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

                      Hold or Ings

                      Ings really unlucky to have one chalked off last week and can see Minamino being a plus

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

                    Anything need doing here before this eve?

                    Martinez
                    Dias Cancelo Justin
                    Fernandes Sterling Barnes Salah(c) Soucek
                    Bamford DCL

                    (4.0 Dallas Coufal Brewster)
                    1FT, 1.7m itb.

                    1. Phil's Stamps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      I'd be tempted to play Dallas over Justin, but just nitpicking.

                  7. Babit1967
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Guys, honestly can’t decide on a replacement for Kane, I’ll let u guys decide

                    A) DCL
                    B) Bamford
                    C) Wilson
                    D) Watkins

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

                      C

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

                      A

                    3. Phil's Stamps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      DCL because good fixture this week and likely double in 24.

                      1. Babit1967
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Cheers lads

                  8. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Bench

                    A) Gundo
                    B) Shaw

                    Ordinarily I'd go with the attacker, but Shaw looked great against Arsenal (still have no idea how he didn't get a bonus) and am spooked with this smoke about a possible Gundo benching.

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

                    GTG or squeeze Soucek in?

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