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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. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Walker G
    Rodri A

  2. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    2FT £4.5? itb

    A) Coufal > Mee/Tark
    B) Antonio > Watkins

    Areola*
    Dias* Stones* Shaw AWB
    Salah Bruno Gundo* Lookman*
    DCL* Antonio

    martinez coufal son bamford

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A for sure

    2. Sickboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      A and B

  3. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Oh well no way a Shock here

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Looks like a 2/3-0

  4. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Dias/Stones to Cancelo or hold the FT?

    1. Bill Haverchuck
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I have been considering Stones to Cancelo because I think Laporte and Dias will eventually be the starting CBs, but with the DGWs coming I think you'd be wiser to hold the FT to plan for them as best as possible. Have you already got triple City and a couple of players from Everton/Burnley/Fulham?

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Not Fulham, but yes to all the rest — and I think you're right! Cheers, sir!

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Mendy playing CF

  6. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    After the DGW mayhem is over, who would you prefer long term?

    A) DCL & Son
    Or
    B) Vardy & Grealish

    Will have Kane either way. Thanks in advance.

    1. Bill Haverchuck
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Vardy & Grealish I reckon although I've not really looked at the fixtures to compare. Grealish has two games in hand that need to be added at some stage also.

      1. Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        That’s a great point, thanks!

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Ffs sterling just looks so bad

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Always does

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling is sooooo greedy, how is he not squaring that to Torres

    Shocking

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Had all the time in the world too...

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Pep won’t like that at all!

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I think that's one of Pep's pet hates allright

    3. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      ? That's exactly what he tried to do. Should have been more selfish...

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        No he didn't he took an extra touch & tried to go around the defender - he should have squared it first time before taking the extra touch

    4. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Follically challenged Catalan will be displeased!

  9. Going Home
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Getting ahead of myself, but which of the following is going to be the best option to ship for Kane ahead of GW26?

    a) Bamford (form and fixtures)
    b) DCL (form, reasonable fixtures)
    c) Antonio (weak fixtures but plays in GW29)

    Feel like Antonio may be the way to go. Or do I keep the three and hope Son is sufficient Spurs coverage? Argh!

    1. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Bin Antonio, fixtures are gash.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      If you can get Kane for 26, definitely do so. Bin Antonio

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Antonio easily. But the only problem is, there are loads of good mids as well.

      Hard to omit any of Salah, Fernandes, Son, Gundo, Grealish if they all double as well.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Also hard to have them all.

        I tend towards KDB when fit (another factor) and pivot on Kane to Salah etc at that price point. Albeit it's a double switch up.

        Luckily loads of value in midfield below the premium price points to blend it in and the forwards are scoring again.

        Guess the template will be broken up again soon with all the variables back in play on fixtures and budget and dgw coming in to play.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Antonio is possibly injured which kind of makes the decision for you

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        When do you reckon we will find out for certain

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          When David Moyes develops a conscience

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            You don’t think its just precautionary

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 19 days ago

              It possibly could be yep, hard to know

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          4.30 pm on Monday.

          My haunch is he'll be okay but people will need to decide before news is out on the deadline.

  10. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Finding the correct Man City player to captain this week will be tough. How do you rate them as options?

    I reckon Raz > Gundo > Foden > Cancelo > Dias/Stones

    1. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Yes Raz first. Mahrez could surprise you ahead of the others.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Mahrez possibly slotting in between Gundo and Foden.

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Depends how long STERLING plays tonight

    2. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I’d have Dias higher up due to being nailed for 180 mins.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Gundo > cancelo > sterling

  11. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Have matches ever been postponed because it was too cold?

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Frozen pitches in the past and maybe currently in lower leagues

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yes thanks. Is electricity is not affected all games should be on in PL then...

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      I'm sure in Russia etc.

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        and Scotland

  12. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Are you concerned by Gundo starting tonight? Hand intended to cap now leaning towards cancelo...

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Not really, he will probably come off at 65/70

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        And if he isnt?

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 19 days ago

          Well?

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 19 days ago

            Hope you had money on that

  13. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling G
    Rodri A

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Bandwagon back forming

      ?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Not for me. Too hit and miss.

  14. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    2.0

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Interesting to see who comes off when now they have the 2 goal cushion

  16. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Wanting Sheff Utd to win tonight. Don't usually want that as I generally have a defender playing against them.

  17. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Those of us who WC 25 let's hope that SHU is gonna be out of the cup

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      And those of us who don't have FH anymore, as I expect Villa would then double in 26 and play in 29.

  18. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Come on, Pep. Sterling's done his job. Sub him off and keep him fresh for the double so I can TC him

  19. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Two assists for Rodri. Gundogan -> Rodri TC (-4)?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      This is the time to move, before the bandwagon.

      It's all about beating the EO, nothing else.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I reckon he's on pens too!

    2. jammie26
      8 months, 19 days ago

      -12

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        You've sold Gundogan already haven't you?

  20. ‘Tis the Season
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Great take and finish by Jesus

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Nice, back in some form.

  21. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    3 nil

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Jesus

  22. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Jesus goal. What a goal. Great ball from Gundo in the build up

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      That was a brilliant finish from Jesus

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah great goal all round fair play.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Nice control.

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Jesus G
    Bernardo A

  24. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    3-0

    Right Pep - subs time

  25. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    oh no, Dias fitness problems

  26. Saka_me_sideways
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 19 days ago

    At least Justin will get a rest tonig...... never mind

    1. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      As if you'd play him against Liverpool.. All the reasons not to just in case

      1. Saka_me_sideways
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 19 days ago

        I don’t even own him!

  27. jammie26
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Jesus TC next week?

  28. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Foden or Cancelo as 3rd City spot (own Dias & Gundogan) ?

  29. tom_p77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 19 days ago

    If anyone has a minute to review my plan for the next few weeks, I’d really appreciate it.

    Current: 2FT, 3.6ITB. BB, FH, TC available.

    Martinez
    Stones Cancelo Coufal
    Raph Gundo(C) Salah Bruno
    Antonio DCL Bamford

    (Fabri, Son, Justin, Mitchell)

    This week: Fabri > Pope and play Pope for DGW24

    DGW25: Coufal > Dallas so have 3 Leeds for DGW25

    DGW26*: Salah > Grealish — Antonio > Kane — Mitchell > Dinge/Keane — Dallas > Targett/Cash (the last 2 players depend on prices but I want Everton and Villa defenders)
    *-8 hit to facilitate

    This leave me with x13 DGW26 and Raph and Bam so I’ll bench boost.

    The only player I don’t really want directly after this would be Pope so I’m not left with a load of dead wood.

    FH BGW29.

    1. jammie26
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Thats a long read!

      1. tom_p77
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Yep, I’m an over thinker....

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 19 days ago

        He's posted it 3 times at least as people don't want to follow it. At least it's set out clearly.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      It's all v reasonable and the way you've framed it, it's not quite clear what feedback you are seeking?

      It's quite clear you've chosen your steps.

      Gtg!

      1. tom_p77
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 19 days ago

        It’s more my paranoia that I’ve dropped an egg somewhere there.

        (i.e 4 Leeds players, captaining Roger Federer etc.)

    3. djman102
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Some benching headaches after 26, but that's typical after a BB (see last few weeks comments).

      Looks like a good plan as long as Everton doubles in 26.

    4. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      How and when would you get Salah back?

      1. tom_p77
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 19 days ago

        Not sure I want him. Depending on form, I might look to get KDB and drop to 1 city defender.

        Selling Pope and a def > Mitchell will free up funds to trade up Son to KDB/Salah

  30. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 19 days ago

    Would you loose Salah in order to get Kane for dgw26 ?

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 19 days ago

      Thinking of it