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Scoutcast Episode 366 – How to prepare for flurry of FPL Double Gameweeks

Joe and Seb are joined by Karam to look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

With Manchester City, Everton, Burnley and Fulham playing twice in the next set of fixtures, there is plenty for our Scoutcast trio to consider as the gear up for the weekend’s deadline.

That’s just the start of their Double Gameweek planning. Leeds and Southampton have extra matches in Gameweek 25 and there’s a raft of further games to squeeze into the following set of fixtures.

It is a lot of information for FPL managers to take in, especially as this week’s FA Cup games will determine much of the upcoming schedule.

Luckily Seb has decided to Wildcard this week, which provides the Scoutcast with a perfect opportunity to frame the chat around the best assets to target.

The crew look through Seb’s options and provide the latest statistics from the FFScout Members area on each of the key teams involved.

Manchester City, Everton and Leeds players look vital to their planning, whether wildcarding or not. These players are certainly central to Joe and Karam’s thoughts on using their Bench Boost chip.

Tottenham’s extra games plus the importance of Harry Kane (£11.0m) to Jose Mourinho’s troops are also considered. Just how bad are Spurs without their talisman?

There’s Gameweek 23 to review, featuring some huge Rough with the Smooth bench scores. In addition, fixtures are frisked and Joe takes his turn to pick a differential, amid shock that his selection is not in more teams.

While Seb’s Wildcard understandably grabs the headlines, Joe and Karam take time at the end to reveal their transfer and captaincy plans.

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596 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    play up pompey

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

      ?

    2. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Vomit inducer.

    3. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      This sites going downhill.

  2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Now with Gundo starting what do we expect on his DGW minutes?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I expect 90 + 90 unless they go ahead significantly then he might get dragged for a rest

      I think the chance of him being rotated is exaggerated

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Still 3 full days rest between games

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

      I'm not expecting 180 minutes anyway.

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

    Got 1FT & 8.6m in the bank... Want Kane back at some point but not this week. Shall I roll it this week? Was debating playing Raphina over Antonio as he's now flagged.. thoughts?

    Martinez
    Dias - Stones - Shaw
    Bruno - Gundo - Salah - Soucek
    Antonio - Bamford - DCL

    Bench: Meslier - Raphina - Coufal - Dier

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Roll, start Antonio should be either 0 mins or a start

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

        Okay sick, start him over Raph?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yes, if he is injured and doesn’t start you get Raph/coufal off the bench, unless you hear more news

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

    Sterling starting, not good for a DGW 🙁

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

      Gundo too

    2. Aster
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Who says?

        What if he is subbed off at half time?

      • Aster
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Sterling will start

        • 'Broadsword Calling Da…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          It's more about the ending than the starting I guess. Perhaps Sterling and/or Gundo only complete a partial amount of the match. More known at the final whistle (injury could happen too right).

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Seriously thinking of getting Foden over Sterling now as 2nd Mid with Sterling starting this game hmmmm!! Hard to decide who Peptation will pick for the DGWs.

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

          I'd go Foden

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

          I was thinking to Captain Sterling, now i think Cancelo is the best option 🙂

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

          Well I have had Foden way too long , but have been banking on Pep to let him loose. My thinking is that Pep is trying to keep the boy reined in ,trying to make him more hungry maybe , I cant figure it out tbh . No doubt he is the best attacking player in the side bar KDB and Kun

        4. Aster
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Impulsive

        5. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          One thing we learn through out these years and especially this season, don't look much into Man City's non-league lineups. It gives good indication yes but still go with your hunch as pep roulette gonna ruin it anyway. Sterling and Gundo playing now doesn't mean they won't play the double and surely Dias and Cancelo rest doesn't guarantee their participation as we saw with Cancelo in Dgw19.

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

            Agree, except Dias not participating in the DGW. If it’s just a rest and he’s fatigued today, then he’ll play both. He’s vital to their defence.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              I’ve read that he and Fernandinho are not fully fit for this one. Not going to read too much in to it though.

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

                I wouldn’t yeah, played the most minutes of their whole squad recently.

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

            Cheers Rupert

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Just imparting some wisdom.

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

            So Horse will you get Teff or will you get grass

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Definitely teff

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

                I prefer Steff but enjoy

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Is she an option?

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

            True, very true.

          5. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Stop horsing around, you! 😛

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Never.

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

            As a horse, one thing you should have learned is that the grass is not always greener on other side of the fence

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              🙂

          7. ivantys
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Not reading anything into this lineup. He just wants to win the cup. Walker being fit is indeed worrying me for Cancelo though.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Yeah me too. Round 8 baby!

                1. ivantys
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    And it's good to see him giving respect to Swansea. Hate that Dyche fraud yesterday, now I can't even cheer for a Brighton upset.

            • jammie26
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Just sold Gundo, don't expect many minutes now he's starting tonight.

                1. DK_13
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Lol

                2. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Surely not

                3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Good luck with that.

                4. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Who for?

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Probably Sterling.

                5. jammie26
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Not really, was tounge in cheek following some of the comments on here.

                    1. TOLV TUMS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      It’s a very literal crowd

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Not always...

                        Sometimes it's deadpan to the obvious fishing line.

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

                    I’ve only just bought him this week for Soucek

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

                    sell him for soucek

                  • Aster
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Hasty

                  • George James
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Bench one

                    A) Robertson

                    B) Coufal

                    C) Son

                    D) Reece James

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Robertson

                    2. Super Jack Grealish
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      A

                    3. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      D

                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        *Meant A

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

                      Son definitely

                  • Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    If a player gets a red card in FA cup, will he be eligible to play in PL?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Yes

                      1. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Cheers

                      2. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Really? I thought they were suspended across all national comps - PL, FA & Milk Cup?

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Stopped in ‘18. Shame, I like milk.

                    2. jammie26
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Nope, red in FA cup equals 5 game ban in the league.

                    3. Super Jack Grealish
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Any thoughts on what to use transfers this week, Robbo > Digne/Burnley?
                      Still got WC, BB & TC

                      Pope,
                      Cancelo, Dias, Robbo
                      Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo (C), Soucek
                      DCL, Antonio

                      Martinez, Bamford, Dallas, Mitchell

                      2 FT 4.2 ITB

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

                      Which City defender do you back for monster DGW haul? They always have at least one great performer.

                      1. Super Jack Grealish
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Cancelo

                        1. Stormbringer22
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Let's hope so

                      2. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Stones

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          He has DGW hauling form....

                      3. Weeb Kakashi
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Cancelo. The player with the highest points for the week i predict is Lookman.

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

                          I don't see it. Burnley and Everton away does not scream goals for Lookman.

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

                        Cancelo, he is like 3rd for expected assists for all outfield players this season

                      5. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Stones and Dias are the only two I expect to play both games.

                      6. Original Pirate Material
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Lowton.

                    5. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Actually planning to get Foden instead of Gundo. Wcing next week. So a one week punt at best.

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

                      Bring on the Shocks !!!!

                    7. Jafooli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Foden looking good for the DGW now?

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

                        TC Jaf

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Certainly happier I still have him, with confidence high from the weekend and hopefully a full rest today....

                      2. iL PiStOlErO
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Who knows anymore. He could play one and sit another game. Same like Gundo or Raz. Same sh.. different package.

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

                          Pep is playing a manipulating game with Foden , sure he knows what he is doing. Seems he is drip feeding the lad

                    8. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Jesus down and hurt

                    9. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Jesus crocked with one shot

                    10. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Jesus ankle gone?

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Looks okay

                      2. iL PiStOlErO
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Nice. Hopefully false 9 Raheem reporting to duty, no mather the game time today...

                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          *matter

                      3. jammie26
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Rose from the dead.

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

                        Martinez
                        Coufal Stones Cancelo
                        Gundo Salah Grealish Soucek Bruno
                        Antonio DCL

                        (Forster Bamford Allioski Justin)

                        2FT to make this team best possible for this week

                        Is it
                        1.Pope and Lookman?
                        2.Areola and Bur Def
                        3. GK and James Rodriguez
                        4 something other

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

                        Dias not even on the bench....getting a full rest or injured? 😉

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

                          Saw some posts here saying that he is not fully fit..

                          1. Jafooli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Sounds like the same issue as Antonio 😮

                        2. janowsc
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Dropped, having a terrible season =p

                          1. Jafooli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            😛

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

                              Jaf how do you get this tongue out emoji ? to lazy to look

                              1. Max City
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                it's there on windows 10

                        3. Aster
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Not sure

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

                          Foden False 9 at the ready

                        5. ryanterry
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Need a second opinion

                            Have Decordova Reid already but playing him this week requires me to bench;

                            Watkins Raph and Coufal, is it worth it?

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

                              Blimey, a fellow Bobby Reid owner!
                              Stick him on bench, 3 point ceiling for him given he is a rotation risk and has played reverse OOP

                          • as33
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Any1 captain Cancelo for DGW?

                            1. jammie26
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                If i had him i would.

                              • Weasel Boy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                Was going to then switched to Gundo but might change back with Gundo starting tonight.

                              • WE GO FOR IT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                Always a risk that he misses a game. And now that Kane is back, I expect Spurs to get a goal. Everton are more than capable of knicking an odd goal as well.

                              • Aster
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  No, might not start

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

                                How has it cone to this, Captain ?

                                A Gundo
                                B Fodes

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

                                  I quite like Foden (c). He is great in the big games. 17 g/a in 12 games vs big 6 teams.

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

                                    He owes Camzy , but has been ok for me benched him at times etc I just wish Pep would " unleash" the lad

                              • Dele
                                • 4 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                Pick one to play...

                                A) AWB
                                B) Son
                                C) Bamford

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

                                  A total coinflip , do it

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

                                  Son

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

                                  Bam

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

                                  Thanks all! Leaning towards Bam or AWB.

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

                                Gut says Tarkowski in for a big haul in dgw, know most have Mee but those without fill your boots

                                1. Milkman Bruno
                                    4 months, 3 days ago

                                    I have him since last he. Went with him over me and he should have scored too!

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

                                      MB look forward too a Hi 5

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

                                    I have both mee and tark

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

                                      Big jump in rank coming gl DB

                                2. Milkman Bruno
                                    4 months, 3 days ago

                                    Yuck, Gundogan and Sterling, wtf Pep? Cancelo or DCL captain?

                                    1. Aster
                                        4 months, 3 days ago

                                        Impulsive.

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

                                      Salah > Sterling(c) -4?

                                      1. Max City
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        4 months, 3 days ago

                                        not a bad move

                                    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      4 months, 3 days ago

                                      Will Pieters start both games?
                                      Or is Taylor back any time soon?

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

                                      Didn't know we can't post with emoji here lol

                                      1. THE KING CANTONA
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 months, 3 days ago

                                        🙂 :-B

                                      2. AC/DC AFC
                                        • 5 Years
                                        4 months, 3 days ago

                                        Use your keys and punctuation...

                                        😉

                                        1. g40steve
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          4 months, 3 days ago

                                          :sick:

                                    5. Steve The Spud
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      4 months, 3 days ago

                                      This can’t even be fatiguing for City players, they just have the ball ALL the time and sometimes have to run back

                                      1. Max City
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        4 months, 3 days ago

                                        Thanks for the info

                                        1. Steve The Spud
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          4 months, 3 days ago

                                          A Pleasure my friend