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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. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Fabianski
    Cancelo Stones Robbo
    Salah Son Gundo Bruno
    Bamford Antonio DCL

    Mccarthy Raphina Justin Coufal

    Would you change something?

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

    Crazy to consider playing Johnstone over Martinez?

    I have a really strong feeling West Ham are gonna score..

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

      I thought the same against Southampton and look what happened. West Brom conceded 2 against Fulham and have the worst defense in the league.

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

      Did that last week, was absolutely burned, never again.

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

        I didn't do it last week funny enough. I thought Fulham would score and Southampton were goal-shy.

        But this week for some reason I think it could be the one to do it for.

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

      Not crazy

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

      Once burned, twice shy!

    5. Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      As a West Brom fan I can guarantee you that we will not keep a clean sheet

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

      I was sure Southampton would score previous gw. And, expect 6+ saves against WHU

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

    Should i transfer brewster to:

    A) DCL
    B) Laca
    C) Cavani

    Going to wildcard pretty soon.

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

      Cavani the big differential but I would say DCL

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

        DCL seems like template pick. It would be sensible to pick him that i would not lose my rank. But for not so good reasons i would like to pick laca. Has a game today, differential, arsenal is looking good. But honestly DCL is best pick because of rank and DGW.

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

    Bench one of Ings, Wilson, Bamford, Gundogan, Grealish or Son?

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

      Gundo look going on the bench

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

        As in won't make City's XI?

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

    Reposting after buried, any thoughts on my WC team are appreciated:

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

    4.0 Targett Antonio Mitchell

  6. J to the T
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Had a shocker of a game week with what I thought was a great team. 3.3 ITB and one FT.

    What to do? Hold? Swap McCarthy to Martinez? Or another GK?

    McCarthy (Forster)
    Stones Cancelo TAA (Targett Coufal)
    Son Bruno Gündogan Salah (c) (Romeu)
    Watkins Antonio DCL

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

    Gundo Son to Mahrez (1GW) and Barnes/Maddison/Zaha?

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

    Ah winkpits. Why not rule out Tierney 2 gameweeks ago? Arsenal defenders have been my major downfall this season.

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

      Holding has been gold. i need to play him more often

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

        I only owned him in GW1. I avoided as I didn't believe his to be nailed (or worhty of a start with no attacking threat). I think owners have been a but lucky with constant injuries, suspension and illness for Luiz, Gabriel, Mari and Chambers.

        I've owned Gabriel, Bellerin and Tierney for way more games than they've played now.

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

      Been the opposite for me. Had Bellerín when he was getting double digit hauls and a 9 pointer, then had Holding since his 10 pointer against West Brom 😉

  9. 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)
    D- gundogan + Kane to Wilson/Antonio + Mahrez (-4)

  10. Iriga_City_FC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Please help - who do I start?

    Martinez and Son or Mendy and Antonio?

    1. Nay08
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Martinez and Son

    2. Jimmy Boy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      GTG or anything worth a -4?

      McCarthy
      Cancelo - Dias - Coufal
      Bruno - Gundo - Salah - Son - Neto
      DCL - Bamford

      Forster - Adams - Reguilon* - Bernardo*

      Lacking in options to come off the bench especially in defence so I'm considering Reguilon > TAA for a -4

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

        Good to go.

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

      Who would you bench this week?

      A. Bamford
      B. Soucek
      C. Son (ha!)

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

        B

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

        B

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

          Benching Son is just asking to fall in rank. Nearly 60% owned, the striker for Spurs and on pens currently.

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

            I don't know why people have such tunnel-vision. 😕

            Benching Son is asking to rise in rank if he blanks, isn't it? 60% of managers carrying a 2-pointer that you avoided would be helpful, no?

            Ownership has ZIP to do with it. It's purely a question of which of those three you think scores least points.

            Having said that, I'd probably bench Soucek.

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

              Son has been on fire this season though. Very dangerous to just bench humid Nearly had a goal against Liverpool last week even. I just don’t think Soucek will score more than Son and I wouldn’t predict that in nearly all the game weeks this season considering the way Son is playing.

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

                Son has nothing to do with it. Citing 60% ownership as a reason to play him is what I was criticising.

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

        B

    4. Nay08
        3 months, 3 days ago

        need to bench one.
        Bamford, DCL, or Watkins?

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

          DCL

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

          hard, I'd probably bench Watkins

      • rnrd
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        tierney to Dias or TAA?

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

          Taa

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

          Dias

      • seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Crazy to bench Son?

        Martinez,
        Stones, Cancelo, Mitchell
        Salah, Bruno, Zaha, Grealish
        Bamford, DCL, Antonio

        Son, Coufal, R.James

        1. Sho-kun
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          yes he's on pen right now

      • efc444
          3 months, 3 days ago

          2FT. 0.3 ITB

          Martinez
          Robbo Justin Stones
          Salah Bruno Gundo Son Sterling
          Watkins Bamford

          (Mitchell Saiss Brewster)

          Any ideas where to use 1 of the transfers? Was thinking bringing in Dallas and benching Son?

          Cheers

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

          *Repost* 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 : )

        • linkafu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Gundo to Mahrez for -4 just for GW22

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

            Do you reckon Mahrez starts and Gundo doesn't?

        • wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Morning all.Any fresh news on Bamford?

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

          Many people saying Gundo will be benched... should I start or bench him? What are the cances of a 30 min cameo?

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

            I don’t think he will.

            Was recently benched in the cup, then played the first half against West Brom, then 90 against Sheff. They have a cup game against Swansea soon which he could just get benched in.

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

              True.. if he plays, could be a low scoring game and he might get a penalty (if Pope doesn't save it)

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

          Will u start cresswell or dallas?
          My other 2 defenders are shaw stones

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

            Cresswell Stones Dallas
            Shaw on the bench as Ings will score

        • linkafu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Martinez or Pope til the end of the season?

          1. The Mighty Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I went with Pope, but I don't think you can go wrong with either option to be honest.

        • LIARS POKER
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Raphina or Soucek to Grealish or Gundogan?

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

            Soucek to Grealish or save

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

          I have been asking this for the past few days, unanimously Antonio is seen as the best budget forward, however, I don't think he'll get too much against Villa
          But I can see Wilson scoring against palace, he seems to haul against certain teams, he hauled against Everton (H+A) hauled away to palace too, scored 5 points against Leeds (H & A both) I'm likely to WC in GW25 for the DGW 26
          So, do I get Antonio or Wilson as my Kane replacement (this would mean benching soucek or DCL or gundogan)

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

            Anto

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

              Why?

          2. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I'm biased as a Wilson owner but I think he's the best budget option outside of Bamford for the rest of the season.

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

              Better than Antonio?

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

            Bamford, Wilson and Watkins all are averaging more points per match than Antonio.

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

            Bring Wilson for Kane then, and bench Soucek.

        • Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Martinez/Nyland*
          Stones Cancelo Justin (Dallas Kilman)
          Son Fernandes Salah Gundogan Barnes
          Antonio Bamford (DCL first sub)

          3.5m ITB

          A STICK AND SAVE FT
          B something else?

        • Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Field Mitchell v Newcastle over Dallas (Everton) and Coufal (Villa), yes or no?

        • linkafu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Best Robbo replacement (apart players from city)?

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

            Cresswell, Dallas, Targett.

            However, Robbo has a good fixture this gw

          2. Sho-kun
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            hold robbo

        • Babit1967
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Gtg lads, does Cavani start?

          Martinez
          Dias Cancelo Trent
          Salah (C) Son Bruno Gundo
          DCL Antonio Cavani

          Sanchez Saka Holding Coufal

          1. Sho-kun
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            GTG

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

          I need to bench two of the following. Who should I play?
          1) Soucek
          2) Cresswell
          3) Holding

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

            The most attacking one

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

              Thanks. Holding it is

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

            1

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

              thanks. Thats 2 for Soucek

        • rdpx
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Watkins or Jesus?

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

            Watkins