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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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1,158 Comments Post a Comment
  1. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bench one please:
    A) Son
    B) Grealish
    C) DCL
    D) Bamford
    E) Antonio

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      E

    2. SharkyT
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      E

    3. Bennyboy1907
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Same dilemma, brink of going insane

      • Miro
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Would sell one of these to avoid the headeaches... DCL or Bamford this week

      • Boz
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        What a headache, probably Son

      • seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yes it's a headache.

        Thanks guys!

      • 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        In the same boat, choose E

      • Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        For anyone considering benching Antonio

        West Ham over the last four GWs (when he came back to the starting XI):

        Big Chances Scored (1st)
        Goals Scored (2nd)
        Goals from inside the box (2nd)
        Goals from set plays (2nd)
        Big Chances Total (3rd)

        https://twitter.com/FPLCanuck/status/1356329724772028422?s=19

    4. Boz
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Dier to Cancelo no brainer?

      Also have Stones, Coufal, Dallas and Mitchell

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

        Yes do it

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Dias for nailed security. Cancelo will be benched in the odd game.

        1. Boz
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I'm happy with the risk. Coufal/Dallas can cover the benchings

      3. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I am planning to do Stones to Cancelo given Dias's security of starts.

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Ignore this- I read Dias to Cancelo, rather than Dier. 100% go for it.

        2. Boz
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Ideally I would have Dias and Cancelo. Will reassess Stones/Dias after this GW

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

      Any news on kane?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        The player himself is optimistic apparently

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

      Start digne (Leeds a)
      Or holding (wol a)?

      1. Miro
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        holding

      2. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Digne

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        A

      4. Boz
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Digne

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

        If you own Digne then surely got to start him at Leeds?

      6. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Start me

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

      Bench one:

      A) DCL
      B) Bamford
      C) Antonio

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        C

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

      Just the one Martial to Antonio for free or Gund to Barnes/Zaha thanks in advance

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Or Son to Sterling for free

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Gundo to Barnes Zaha Grealish

        1. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers mate thanks

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

        Just M to A

        1. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks mate good luck

    9. MallettMan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Best Tierney replacement?

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cancelo

    10. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      To get Dias,which one would you sell???
      A. Coufal
      B. Chilwell

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Got to be b surely.

        1. Legohair
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          If i sell chilwell,then i got exact funds to do dcl->Kane also

      2. One of Those Days
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        B

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        B

    11. sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Play Dallas or Cresswell? I keep going back and forth

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        D

      2. Monklane
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        same problem here

      3. Kane and Ablett
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Dallas is the fun choice

      4. gorzal10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Bench two:

        a)AWB
        b) Cresswell
        c) Soucek
        d) Martial
        e) Gundogan
        f) DCL

        I consider Martial (poor form) and Gundo (risk of rest or playing < 60 min)

        1. One of Those Days
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          BC

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

          Soucek Martial/Cresswell

        3. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          BC

      5. FantasyClub
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Anyone getting Mahrez?

          1. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Looked at him, but fairly risky

            1. FantasyClub
                3 months, 5 days ago

                I’m considering him for this week only. Surely he’s got to play being rested. 5 goals against Burnley last 2 games

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Really? Mmmmm

                  1. FantasyClub
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      My guts telling me to do it, it’ll be for a -4 though, should I?

                      1. BrockLanders
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        If you feel he'll haul. I'd go with your gut.

                    • FantasyClub
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I actually never back anyone against Burnley as they can definitely defend but if I’m ever going to take a punt against Burnley it would be with Man City and Mahrez plays well against them

              • Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                How do you see the risk of not having Salah this week?
                A. Low
                B. Moderate
                C. High

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B

              • Ojpsan1
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Raphina to

                A) Grealish
                B) Sterling

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

                  A

                2. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B

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

                  B

                4. GS456
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  b

                5. liverpool01
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B

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

                Thoughts on Mcarthy to Sanchez? Brightons run till GW30 isnt too bad and they are starting to tighten up at the back.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  I have Sanchez, I keep benching him and he keeps getting CSs.

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

                    Haha! Yeah i think Brighton will keep getting better and better. Think I'm going to get Martinez this week and then Sanchez as well for the rest of the season.

              • Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                David Moyes says Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard are both fit and available to face Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Interesting to see how the young tyro on loan from MUFC will do.

                2. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Thanks for relaying the tweet

              • thom830g
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Need some help here guys. Should I do this transfer and right starting lineup?
                3,0 ITB and 1 Ft
                A) Bissouma -> Madders (and start instead of Antonio)
                B) Save

                Ederson
                Robbo - Dias - Justin
                Salah (C) - Grealish - Fernandes - Gundogan
                DLC - Bamford - Antonio

                (4m - Shaw - Coufal - Bissouma)

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B all day

                  1. liverpool01
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    B

                  2. thom830g
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    cheers

              • JayJay96
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                One transfer available - save it ? Recommendations ?

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

                Thanks

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Not keen on Tielemans

                2. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Money ITB?

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

                    0.4 million

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

                  Saka might miss again and Castagne has hamstring injury

              • BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Kane to Wilson for free?

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Yes i would

                  1. BrockLanders
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    It's either him or Bamford/Watkins

              • OptimusBlack
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                For this GW Only Pick one instead of Gundo
                A- Grealish
                B- Maddison
                C- Barnes
                D- Pereira

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  A or B

                2. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Gundo over any of those, but I like the look of Barnes if push came to shove

              • wasp3000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                1 FT 2.7m ITB

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

                G2G lads? Any transfer I would make would cause another benching headached so thinking of saving FT.
                Thoughts?

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  G2g as template as every other team on here

                  GL

                  1. wasp3000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Shame I wasn't template the last two week after benching Soucek and Bamford for their respective 15 pointers lol

              • Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Martinez
                Dallas | Robbo | Dias
                Salah(c) | Gund | Soucek | Bruno | Sterling(vc)
                DCL | Bamford
                Forster | Coufal | Bednarek | Brewster

                1 FT & 2.9 ITB

                suggest one..

                A. save FT
                B. Soucek >> Grealish/Barnes
                C. Brewster >> Antonio/Watkins (and bench Soucek)

                Thanks!

                1. Pépé Pig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Personally doing B and considering Zaha with his rediculous fixtures

                2. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B. Grealish.

              • Totti
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                my defence are

                stones bednarek coufal holding taylor

                A) play stones coufal holding and save FT
                B) bednarek -> justin or shaw
                C) other suggestion

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Bednarek to Rudiger

                  1. Totti
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    rudiger !!!!
                    why?

                2. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  A. Will be in a good place for mini wildcard in 23 or 24.

              • Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Hi Chaps.

                Who would you bench out of these? Just one.

                Grealish Gundogan Antonio Bamford DCL

                The rest of the team;

                Martinez
                Cancelo Dias Holding
                Salah Bruno Son

                Bench: Steer Coufal Dier.

                Thanks.

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Dcl very uncomfortably

                2. Kane and Ablett
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Son.... and I’m a Spurs fan

                    1. rubberdignerapids
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Actually this is better, was just focussing on the options at hand

                      1. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I know what you are saying. That was why I put up the rest of the team. Thing is, Son only needs one chance.

                  • Totti
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Very tough
                    won't bench any tbh
                    DCL will play leeds with a fragile defence imo
                    son with chelsea defence very high chance to score
                    benching grealsih bamford no brainer for me

                3. GS456
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Bench Gundogan or DCL?

                  1. BrockLanders
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    DCL

                4. youzef
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  G2G? Shold i do Ings -> Lacazette for a FT? or keep?

                  McCarthy
                  TAA Dias Cancelo
                  Salah(C) Fernandes Barnes Zaha
                  Ings Watkins Antonio
                  Bench: Ryan Soucek Cresswell Mitchell

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

                    nope. awful waste of a trade.

                  2. liverpool01
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Keep Ings

                  3. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Save the transfer and thank us all afterwards.

                    1. youzef
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Thank you guys!

                5. ahmedhossam86
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Where are the top scout picks & selection for this GW?

                    1. Party time
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Jaaskelainen

                      Lauren, Silvestre, Cole

                      Dempsey, Gerrard, Kezman, Wright Phillips

                      Haaselbaink, Viduka

                      1. ahmedhossam86
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          You are so funny

                      2. Forever In Our Shadow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Be out at around 12-1pm GMT.

                        1. ahmedhossam86
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Thank you

                        2. ZimZalabim
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Are you trying to find which players to avoid ?

                          1. ahmedhossam86
                              3 months, 5 days ago

                              Pretty much lol

                        3. as33
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Hi to all, do i need any changes, i’ve got 1ft and 3.3m itb:
                          Martinez
                          Stones, Cancelo, Holding
                          Son, Bruno, Sterling(c), Grealish
                          Laca, DCL, Bamford
                          Could do Son>Salah or Stone>Robbo
                          My bench: Kilman, Mitchel, Bissouma

                          1. BrockLanders
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Define get Salah

                          2. Forever In Our Shadow
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Son to Salah.

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

                          Interested on people's thoughts of Wolves defence as one to hold an attacker against.

                          1. FantasyClub
                              3 months, 5 days ago

                              I would go Lacazette

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

                                Was wondering about the possibility of getting Ings in after this week

                                The fixtures are ho hum but think he's absolute class and looked very good and and was unlucky against Villa.

                            • FantasyClub
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Really considered it but my priority atm is getting rid of Foden

                              • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Not kept many CSs last few months and expected goals against is not far off the actual figure.

                            • gstegnar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 5 days ago

                              Firmino, Azpiliqueta for Kane, Mitchell?

                              1. rubberdignerapids
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Don’t like either, just do Kane to Antonio or Wilson

                              2. BrockLanders
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Looks good

                            • abaalan
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 5 days ago

                              A) Raphinha -> sterling
                              B) Raphinha -> Gundogen
                              C) Mitchell -> Cancelo (also have Stones)
                              D) Mount -> Sterling

                              1. BrockLanders
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Raphina out?? A if yes

                              2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                D

                              3. rubberdignerapids
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                C or D and captain

                              4. liverpool01
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                Mitchell to Dias