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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. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Planning to WC25 and considering bringing in Alonso for a one-week punt this gameweek. Good idea?

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Don't want a DGW'er?

      1. Jimmy Boy
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        The original plan is McCarthy > Pope, but Alonso just seems like more fun. Probably end up going with the former regardless but feel he could be a decent differential this week

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      One week punt this week I fancy: Saka, Mount, Cavani and Alonso ... so it's not a bad shout at all

  2. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    BB26 is TC Sterling a good option this week??.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      i d wait for another opportunity

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I would wait for better fixtures, remember Man City will likely have a double gameweek in both GW26 and GW27 aswell

  3. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Seeing a lot of talk (especially on twitter) around Pope (c) this week.

    Had everyone forgotten the Shane Duffy (TC / C) from years ago?!

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Or even earlier, Mark Schwarzer(C) in a Fulham DGW where he gave up a 92nd minute goal to Hull and ended up with 3-4 points!

    2. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Burnley 3rd for goals conceded recently which includes a Southampton which shipped 9 in one match. Not the rock they have been previously defensively.
      Saying that if they do keep a clean sheet he’s likely to get 10/11 points

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Not the worst shout, even if Burnley concede in both games Pope should get 2 or 3 points in each game with a few saves. Basically starting off with a minimum of 5 points before he does anything else.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      With that logic we should also remember TC Mane and his 3 pts and not captain mid.

  4. Black Knights
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Guardiola reveals Dias has a fever/stomach problem, and Fernandino has "some niggles in the quads". The question was 'is Dias fit for Tottenham?" and the immediate reply was 'errrrrrr'

    https://twitter.com/samlee/status/1359588022887600130?s=21

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Meltdown inc!

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      That's probably the noise Dias's stomach is making.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Guys, play Son 😛

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      First Antonio, now Dias. BB 24 steategy in tatters 🙁

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Nearly three full days to get over whatever he has 🙂

  5. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Stones deployed in the Rodri/Fernandinho role tbh.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      He’ll be needed at CB if Dias is out.

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Sure, I was talking on the premise that Dias/Laporte are fit. I’m not concerned ref Dias personally.

  6. Twisted Melon
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Next week Cancelo or Dias to Dallas?

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Has to be Cancelo

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      City will have a double in 26 and probably 27, so if you can go another route to Dallas, I would.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Read above^ about Dias

  7. Super Jack Grealish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 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.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Looks good transfers

  8. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Dias got the sheets

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Definitely not clean today.

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Gundo at DM?

    Dias missing Spurs?

    Time to jump off all City assets?

    1. sentz05
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo can play there

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        also Fernandinho

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Wohhooo ... Son [C]

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

      Stones © time. Remember Laporte last season ?
      😆

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Remember Stones last DGW you mean. Can lightening strike twice? 😎

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          It will

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Don't forget Sterling 55 minutes and Foden 35 minutes of gametime

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Selling all for a hit.

  10. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    If Leicester win, are they likely to have double in GW26?

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yup
      With Burnley

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Pretty much guaranteed (ARS/bur)

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Likely ARS bur

    4. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      thnx guyz

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yep, Arsenal at home and Burnley away

  11. Aj Royals
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Son to Raphinha &
    Brewster to DCL for a -4 hit, worth it?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Definitely not. Trading 2 players for 1 essentially, and Raphinha has a DGW in GW25.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Sorry I totally misread.

        In that case, maybe - but Son may have a good DGW too.

        1. Aj Royals
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks mate. Yes, wondering if Son got DGW on GW26. If not I can have DCL and Raphinha dgw’s with the expense of -4 (and Son).

  12. Z
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    What do you think about
    Antonio -》 DCL for -4?

    1. Z
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      And is there any Antonio updates?

  13. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    What do people think about getting rid of a City defender to get Foden? EG:

    Dias & Son > Burnley Defender Foden.

    Gives 1 City defender and the Foden Gundogan double up in midfield.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      You enjoy playing roulette?
      Comes with known risks, upside is there

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      depends for free or for a hit ?

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Free

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          stones maybe, not sure about dias. wait more news on dias an potential stomach issues. i also consider this move but with stones. could you afford sterling?

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah, prefer Foden more though i think

    3. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      It’s a bad idea. I got Foden for the last DGW. He blanked 4 times, missed one completely, so I ended up benching him for Liverpool. I’m selling him.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

      2. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Haha, could say you are quite biased on this then.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Son is playable v MCI

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah thats true. Its his sort of game and has done well in the past.

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Dais 'Illness' Flag in 3, 2, 1...

    https://twitter.com/City_Xtra/status/1359588404896403456?s=20

  15. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Help please!

    Was planning to bring in lookman for Maddy as lookman have dgw but seems like fulham rarely score. Any other ideas ( not bringing in pope)
    1FT
    Martinez steer
    Mee cancelo coufal dier Dallas
    Maddy* son Bruno sterling gundo
    Antonio bam DCL

    Maybe Maddy to AVL player (AVL will have dgw 26 and possibly 25)

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Dier to Mee/Tarkowski?

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Ya I have Mee already but can double up I guess
        Waste of transfer as I wanted a spurs defender for the DGW

  16. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Was all set on Maddison to Gundo for free once tonight's fixtures were done, now not 100% sure.

    Stick or twist?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Anyone?

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Do it, Gundo went off early today and will play both games. Dimiss any talk of him playing as a DM as we don't know for sure what line-up Pep will pick.

    3. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah. Definitely worth doing.

    4. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Do it

  17. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Relax guys there's another press conference on Friday.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      The voice of reason

  18. Going Home
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    I know that one is more nailed. I know the other has a higher ceiling. If it were you making the decision, who would you bring in this week?

    A) Dias
    B) Mitchell

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      What

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Neither

    4. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Doh! It’s to replace Mitchell. I’m tired

      B is Cancelo

      1. Reedy
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Ha. I'd go for Cancelo.

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    By the way, that Twitter account with the early Tottenham team news got it very wrong today.

    https://twitter.com/spurslion/status/1359575745941692417?s=19

    Unfollowed!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Every lion has his day

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    So Sterling (C) is good to go or did he get injured tonight?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Nope, G2G!

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Fine. Subbed on 57.

    3. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      No, looked OK. Came off after 50 odd minutes so should be fresh enough

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Brighton B playing well.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Oh, So that's who is playing in the yellow jerseys!

  22. JP\'s
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Thoughts on doing Salah to Sterling?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I like it and am considering myself

      2. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        On the cards for me with Dias

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Probably even worth a hit with the DGW

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah...

            Shift it up!?

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Am doing Salah and Stones to Sterling(c) and Tarkowski (-4)

      4. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Tempted. Oddly what's putting me off is Leicester vs Liverpool in the early kickoff Saturday. If I sell Salah I would have no-one in that match and my Saturday afternoon would be ruined if Salah was to score.

        1. Union_Jacks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          No one will captain him though, limiting the damage.

          1. Union_Jacks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 10 days ago

            And if he scores, at least the Justin cleansheet is ruined lol.

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Prioritise FPL points sir 😛

      5. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Look at all you losers without triple Citeh.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Someone give Dias a rennie

    • HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Is Dias a must sell if he misses at the weekend (could potentially miss both)
      No plans to wildcard right now but can’t have a city defender on the bench during dgw. Hmmm

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Presser on Friday apparently so wait for news, if he’s out I think I would bench

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Tough one. Most likely rank killer benching him whilst majority of teams bring in the points

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Or use him as part of a move to get sterling

            Dias and a mid to Burnley def and sterling

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 10 days ago

              Currently own stones Dias sterling
              Struggling to bring in Gund, mostly depends if I keep Soucek for SHU

      2. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Whats up with him?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Illness

    • The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      In draft.
      Saka >> Bilva,Lookman or Sigurdsson?

      1. Dasher0303
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        B Silva nailed

    • Dasher0303
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      What to do? Also not sure what chip plans to do for upcoming weeks I’ve got WC, BB, TC left:

      Martinez
      Stones Shaw Pieters
      Salah Bruno Grealish Gundogan Son
      DCL Bamford
      Steer Dallas Wilson Dunne

      1.5itb 1ft
      Any help??

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Save.
        Then maybe Wilson > Ings

        1. Dasher0303
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks, should I do BB/TC in GW26 then, and wildcard in 30 after BGW

          1. The 12th Man
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Maybe. Need that Bench strengthened if using BB. Steer and Dunne would have to go.

    • PocketZola
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Is this worth a minus 8?

      salah and rob to sterling(c) and tark

      martinez
      tark cancelo chilwell
      sterling son bruno grealish gun
      bam dcl

      subs, coufal, mitchell, brewster

      1. Dasher0303
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Yes probably

      2. SharkyT
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Not for me

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Talksport interview with Sean Dyche:

      https://youtu.be/Hc7ls5GS7kU

      At 03:09, Dyche is talking about injuries:

      "Last night we were missing Pope & Cork who will hopefully be alright but had to miss that game."

      Then goes on to list who is still out (Taylor is included in that list of players.)

      Not quite panic stations, but an FYI.

      1. Dasher0303
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        At least Pieters nailed then

    • Cahill
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Thoughts? 2FTs

      Martinez
      Cancelo Dias mee
      Salah Bruno Grealish soucek
      Bamford DCL Watkins

      A) soucek -> gundo (save FT)
      B) Salah & digne -> Sterling & digne (bench Mr potato head)

      1. Dasher0303
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Digne to Digne?

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Insightful commentary from BT Sport:

      "Son Heung Min ended his goal drought with a goal."

      1. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Loool