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

    Really torn between Raphinha and Dallas for the last starter spot. Might just flip a coin.

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I'd go raphinha personally. Clean sheets look unlikely, and better chance of attacking returns from Raphinha.

  2. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hey all,

    Not a huge amount of time to listen but Mark and I recorded FPL BlackBox Episode 20 – Relentless – last night and there's lots of ways you can watch / listen if you missed it.

    The idea of FPL BlackBox is to reflect back on the mistakes we make during the season to try and become better managers.

    YouTube: https://bit.ly/30077OM
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    Remember to like and sub on your chosen platform! It really helps us out as we look to grow the channel.
    Cheers

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

      Keep up the good work. Best fpl podcast by distance

    2. Maarrrr17
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Already subjected the wife to it on our 3 hr drive to Sydney this morning.
      Thanks for the good work!

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

        Haha, shameless.

        FPL highlight of the week for me, keep it up Az!

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

    Raphinha to Barnes sound sensible??

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

      I wouldn't

      Have Barnes and happy of course but there's a really tricky run just over the horizon. I'd hold or think Zaha

  4. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    What to prioritise here?

    Johnstone
    Dias Stones Dallas
    Salah Fernandes Son Gundogan Soucek
    DCL Antonio

    Steer Kane Mitchell Coufal
    1ft 1.0m

    A) Johnstone to Martinez (put this off every week)
    B) Kane to Bamford (held in case of smoke and mirrors)
    C) both -4 (doesn't feel worth it for the keeper change)

    1. Ch0udini
        3 months, 3 days ago

        B for me, wait for a worse fixture to get rid of Johnstone. He is woeful pointwise overall, but with SHU you may instantly regret.

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

      Is Bamford good to go?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        sounds like it

    3. kinghenry14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      1FT 1.1ITB

      martinez
      taa cancelo dallas
      sterling bruno rashford son soucek
      dcl antonio

      forster coufal wood ferguson

      can i survive this gw without salah? i am 0.1 short of rashford wood to salah 4.3(-4). what would you do?

      cheers

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

      Benching headache!

      1. Barnes (fulham)
      2. Wilson (PALACE)
      3. Antonio (villa)
      4. DCL (leeds)
      5. Gundogan (Burnley)

      Barnes is in form but Fulham have really tightened up at the back. Maybe Gundogan because his appeal is lesser without the false 9 system?

      TIA

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

        dcl

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

        Bench gundogan for me

      3. Ch0udini
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Gundo (system and rotation risk) than Antonio (toughest fixture) IMO

        • linkafu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Gundo will be rested for City game the week end

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

        Ok team locked in. G2g?

        Martinez
        Shaw Dias Stones
        Salah* Bruno Grealish Gundogan Son
        Wilson Bamford

        (Antonio Holding Stuijk)

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

          g2g though I would play Antonio over Son or Gundog.

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

            yes that combo may well change before the deadline - cheers

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

        Do u think shaw will start?

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          not Shaw

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

          I do. Absolutely clear first choice at left back in the league.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Telles started the other week

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

              Against SHU, I know. Shaw is still clear 1st choice left back in league.

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

          Yes

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

          He's their best defender. The last time they started Telles, they lost to Sheffield Utd at home. He'll start.

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

        Start gundogan or soucek?

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

          Gun

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

        Bench one:

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

        Cheers!

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

          Bench gundo

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

            You reckon? worries about benching?

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

              No need to worry. Its 101 percent bench

      8. dopellganger
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Would u transfer someone or gtg?

        Ederson (Steer)
        Cancelo Targett Justin (Coufal Kwp*)
        Salah Sterling(c) Bruno (vc) Madds (Soucek)
        Wilson Antonio Dcl

        1ft 1.5itb

      9. Maarrrr17
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Any update on saka?
        Thoughts on saka > Zaha?

        front 8 is
        salah, bruno, soucek, gundo,saka
        antonio, dcl, brewster

      10. jb1985
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Bench order correct? Save 1FT and have 6.8M ITB - Tempted to play Shaw but not sure who to drop.

        Martinez,
        Stones, Dias, Justin
        Gundo, Grealish, Fernandes, Salah(c)
        Watkins, Antonio, Richarlison

        Johnstone, Soucek, Shaw, Coufal.

      11. melvinmbabazi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Thoughts on what to do this week? 0.8 ITB 1FT

        McCarthy
        Stones I Dallas I Coufal I Shaw
        Salah I Bruno | Sterling | Son | Gundo
        DCL |

        Forster I Chilwell I *Rodrigo I Brewster I

        Thanks

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

        Forgot to add the fixtures:

        Bench one:

        A) DCL (LEE a)
        B) Bamford (EVE h)
        C) Antonio (AVL a)
        D) Gundogan (BUR a)

        Cheers!

      13. Bennyboy1907
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Salah Bruno Gundogan Grealish Son
          Antonio DCL Bamford

          Who do I bench from this front 8 And why

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

            Wow identical to mine... Benching Gundo for fears of cameo

          2. Maarrrr17
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            i mean, based off form and fixture, probs son :/

        • Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Cancelo(C) locked in

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            brave. GL

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Cheers

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

            Same. Finger crossed.

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Sweet. We’re gonna feast

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

          I have Werner

          Should I play him or replace by Antonio/Bamford ?

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

          What to do?

          DDG
          Dias Stones Dallas
          Salah Bruno Gundo Saka* Soucek
          DCL Bamford*

          4.0 Cresswell Coufal Brewster

          A) Brewster to Richarlison
          B) Soucek to Grealish
          C) Saka to Grealish
          D) Save FT

        • Il Capitano
            3 months, 3 days ago

            1FT 0m ITB

            Johnstone
            Stones Cancelo Justin
            Soucek Salah Son Gundogan Bruno
            Bamford Kane*

            McCarthy - Adams Coufal Lowton

            A) Save FT (play Adams/Coufal)
            B) Kane > Antonio
            C) Kane > Watkins
            D) Kane > DCL

            Antonio still pick of the bunch even if it means having 2 triple-ups? (WHU + City)

          • Your Man With The Hair
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Just checked out that website fplgameweek.com (which is pretty good by the way) but one of the stats I found on it was that 35.6% of top 10k managers have already used their second wildcard. I find that very surprising.

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

              Suggest they won't be in Top 10k by the end.

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

              Slightly surprised but given possibility of near universal DGW26 and doubles in 24/ and 27 too it's less of a reach than it sounds. Quite possible that the early WC will not be any worse a play than the apparently template WC 25

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

            Awb dallas cresswell stones rudiger.
            Start 3 from those. Who will u choose?

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

              Rudiger, Stones, AWB, Dallas, Cresswell

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

              Bit of a dilemma that one!

              Rudiger Stones AWB

              Dallas first bench.

          • Party time
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Why tha hell will the gw start with SHU vs WBA... for heck sake, they should sack those in charge of fixtures scheduling. It’s been a disaster this season

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              why does it matter?

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                It matters. It is so boring to start the gw with boring teams.

                Years ago this was not the case, sometimes we even have 11 am kick off which was fun

            2. Ozils Nozle
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Its going to be a goal fest

          • S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            What to do?

            A) Play Rashford and save ft

            B) Rash-> Grealish

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

              Could also get Grealish for Soucek but that would mean Antonio benching

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

              Hold

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

                Thanks

          • Legohair
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Martinez
            Chilwell-Justin-Stones
            Salah-Bruno(c)-Son-Grealish
            DCL-Bamford-Antonio

            ESR,Coufal,Mitchell

            1 FT 3,7 itb

            Coufal to Dias good move or something else?

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

              That is a lovely move

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

                Thanks

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

            Any updates on Kane's status?

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

              Possibly back at the weekend - low chance i'd say though

          • b91jh
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Bench:

            A) Gundogan
            B) Bamford
            C) Soucek

            1) Martinez
            2) Johnstone

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

            Grealish captain to ballsy ?

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

              Could be a great differential - thinking the same

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

            Stick or twist with this bunch:
            Squad: 1FT 0.6ITB
            Mcarthy
            TAA Cancelo Cresswell
            Salah Sterling Bruno Soucek
            DCL Antonio Wilson

            Forter / Bissouma / KWP / Neco

            Biggest worry for me is weak bench which caught me out last GW. Do I hold and roll this week or KWP to holding? Target? etc...? Also not happy with Mcarthy, is a -4 to Leno or Martinez worth it? Thanks and GL : )