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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. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chilwell out for who?

    A) Cancelo
    B) Dias
    C) Other

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

      A

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

      A

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

      Keep and get Alonso too?

      1. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Was hoping to see another gw with Alonso (want to see if he's going to be a regular)

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

      B

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

      A

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

      A

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

      A

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

      Hold

      I certainly wouldn't get either Dias or Cancelo this week. Chelsea are on a great run of cs and it's anyone's guess who starts for City or Chelsea this week

    9. Super Nashwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Alonso

  2. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Looking to get one in for Tierney this week, who would you get?

    1. Justin
    2. Holding

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

      1

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

      Justin

    3. Reggie Nainggolan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Justin

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

      1

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

      Holding

  3. DanLFC1
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chilwell problem - best replacement non-city?

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

      Utd?

    2. Reggie Nainggolan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Creswell

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

      Targett

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

    Anybody benching cresswell?

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

      Yes

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

      reluctantly.

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

        +1

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No way 🙂

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

    Would u play Justin or Dallas?

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

      Justin

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

      Dallas

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

    I have 2 free transfers. If Mane out an opportunity to bring any player/s in for this week before moving that player or Raphinha to Son for WBA. Who would you choose?

    A Sterling and captain (would mean using second free transfer on Gundo to Pereira but I would not be surprised if Gundo's minutes managed)
    B Barnes
    C Zaha
    D Grealish as long term pick- can still get Son for Raphinha next week
    E Any other suggestions?


    Martinez
    Cancelo Dias Robertson
    Salah Mane* Bruno Gundogan
    Antonio Watkins Bamford

    McCarthy Raphinha Dallas Coufal

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

      D

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

    Best Robbo replacement?

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

      Check previous post

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

        Thanks, but don't you feel him bench before the city game? I saw anfield watch posted an interview of tsimiskas tis morning.. Maybe related to a possible Robbo bench nah?

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

          No imo

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

      id keep, its hard watching pool without him ,due a haul...

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

      Pool are at home to Brighton!? Robbo is the best replacement for Robbo.

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

        Might get a rest nah?

    4. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Not a sell for me

  8. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I will probably wildcard in gw 25 so I need a 3 weeks defender punt.

    Is Digne over TAA worth it, with that in mind that there is a rumour that Everton will get double gameweek in 24?

    Digne 22:lee 23:mu 24:FUL(MCI)
    TAA 22:BRI 23:MCI 24:lei

    Thanks

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

      Digne

  9. Bennyboy1907
      3 months, 3 days ago

      First to 3 votes gets benched
      A) Son
      B) DCL
      C) Gundogan

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

        Son

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

        Gundo

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

        Gundo

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

        son

      5. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Don't know, struggling with this as well along with Bamford.

        A or C

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

        C

      7. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Gundogan I guess. Really tough.

      8. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Gundo

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

      Start Raphinha or Soucek? Already starting Bamford and Antonio

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Raph.

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

      Son > Salah

      And who to bench?

      Martinez Johnstone

      Digne Dias Stones Coufal Bednarek

      Gundo Pogba Fernandes Barnes Son/Salah

      DCL Bamford Antonio

      Thanks ☺️

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

        Johnstone Coufal Bednarek and prob Pogba

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Josh King 5.5m

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

        Maybe if he was still a mid

    • Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Field one of.

      Mitchell v Newcastle
      Dallas v Everton
      Coufal v Villa

      Cheers.

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

        Dallas

      2. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Dallas

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

        Dallas

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

        Cheers all, no thought Mitchell may play?

    • BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Been a bit out of the loop. Is Salah a rotation risk or no?

      It's between him and Bruno for cap

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

        Not capping Mo is overthinking.

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

          despite brighton's defensive numbers of late?

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

            The numbers have been good all season, but not keeping the clean sheets until now. Sanchez in goal helps.
            BUT it is still Brighton

    • Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Best GK alternatives to Martinez, Mendy or Areola?

      A) Leno
      B) Pope
      C) Sánchez
      D) other

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

        Pope the original and still the best

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

          Only issue is the 5.4 price tag

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

            True. but outscoring all the defenders, Sterling, KDB, Leicester mids etc. at that price.
            Obviously could say same for Martinez though.

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

              Leader has Martinez, looking for a differential.

              How does this look? Johnstone + KWP -- Pope + Lewis

              Pope / McCarthy
              Stones, Cancelo, Robbo, Dallas, Lewis

    • linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bruno to Sterling for free?

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

        noo

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

        yes for me and captain.

    • Maarrrr17
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Play Soucek or Digne?

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

        I'm playing Digne

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

        Digne!!

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

        Digne

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

      *Repost X2* 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 : )

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

        KWP to Stones or Shaw?
        Martinez of those two, would pay of any hit over the next week or two easily.

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

          Thanks.. Think ill take the hit for Martinez as Southampton are looking very depleted.

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

      Play Meslier (EVE) or Johnstone (shu)

      Currently on Johnstone but WBA are awful

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

        I'd go for Johnstone - SHU defense is worst

      2. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Johnstone. WBA are awful, but Leeds concede surely.

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

        I will tru with johnstone

      4. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        They will both concede

    • Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Save ft and bench correct? 1FT 0.3itb

      Martinez
      Stones holding rudiger
      Salah(c) sterling Bruno son soucek
      Kane bamford

      Forster Mitchell coufal davis

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

        Mitchell ahead of Rudiger with Rudiger first sub imo

    • 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

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

        B

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

        B and when he gets injured move him on to D who should be in form by then. Sorted!

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

        B from this lot- expecting him to score 1. Villa’s defence stats aren’t that great lately, they have been extremely lucky

    • TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bench one:

      DCL
      Son
      Watkins
      Wilson
      Gundo

      Thanks

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

        Gundo

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

        Gundog

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

        Son 100 percent- did you even watch Spurs play? Son owner here

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

        If Kane is out then i think Son.

    • tim
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Johnstone to Martinez for free this week or next week?

      Cheers!

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

        To Mendy next week

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

      Just noticed that Brighton have conceded the most penalties in the prem so far with 8.

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

        Variance- they’re probably levelling out now and won’t concede a pen

    • Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Which one to play:

      a) Mitchell (New, a)
      b) Coufal (Avl, a)
      c) Dier (Che, h)

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

        Start Mitchell with coufal as first sub

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

          This

          1. Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            cheers, yeah that's what I'm currently on.

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

        b

    • linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Captain:

      A Salah
      B Bruno
      C Cancelo

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

        A

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

        (C)ancelo

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

      McCarthy
      Cancelo/Justin/Shaw
      Salah/Bruno/Gundo/Bowen
      Bamford/Laca/DCL

      Ryan/Saka/Coufal/Mitchell

      A) Ryan --> Martinez
      B) Bowen --> Grealish
      C) Save

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

        B

    • Atters
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Start Targett or Raphinha?

      1. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Targett

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

        Raphina with target first sub

    • One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Start Gundo or Cresswell?

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

        Gundo creswell first sub

        1. One of Those Days
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Cheers Digne

      2. Nay08
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I'd start Gundo.
          plays in the better team against a weaker opponent than Creswell

          1. One of Those Days
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers Nay

            1. Nay08
                3 months, 3 days ago

                it can backfire tho. as an owner of Creswell myself, it is hard to bench him. he's on set pieces with WHU having the best number of goals from set-pieces I think.
                but with the reason I stated above, I think it's more logical and safer to play Gundo.

        • Nay08
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Need to bench one. Bamford, Watkins, or DCL?
            does Bamford's yellow flag make it an easy choice to bench him? or is it just a false alarm?

            for Captaincy, is it too crazy to Captain Matheus Pereira? I'm tempted lol
            I have Salah, Bruno, Grealish, and Gundogan for the "safe" pick tho.

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

              Bench DCL with Bambam first sub

              Cap Salah for safety- Matheus pereira may be slightly too wild given that WBA don’t score too many goals

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

                Dcl first sub I mean

                1. Nay08
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    aight thanks mate