Scoutcast Episode 367 – Double Gameweek attention turns to Leeds and Saints

Joe and Seb are joined by David to look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Double Gameweek 25.

As part of a flurry of Double Gameweeks, Leeds and Southampton take their turn to play twice in the upcoming set of fixtures.

As well as playing each other, the Yorkshire outfit take on Wolverhampton Wanderers, while the south coast side face Chelsea’s resolute defence.

With the more favourable of the fixtures, Leeds assets take top billing. As a fan of the club, Seb takes our trio on a deep dive into Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics, favoured line-up and team strengths, ahead of these important Gameweek 25 matches for Fantasy Premier League managers. This discussion includes David’s analysis on why one particular Leeds player is so key to their chances of goals and clean sheets.

Danny Ings (£8.4m) looks to be the main target for the Scoutcast crew among Saints options, especially with his lethal finishing. He could also be a shrewd long-term investment should his side gain further double Gameweeks over the next month.

Elsewhere, Joe wonders which well-owned players could be surplus to requirements in the clamour for Double Gameweek stars. Could Liverpool and Manchester United’s penalty takers be jettisoned? Or is a certain Aston Villa talisman the man to make way?

Our trio give an update on their mixed fortunes in Double Gameweek 24 so far and reveal their transfer and captaincy plans for the week ahead.

Meanwhile, next four fixtures are frisked as the short-term gain of Double Gameweeks is assessed alongside the longer-term points potential of planning ahead, for the single and Blank Gameweeks to come.

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464 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Please can we have the ability to follow posts and be notified of replies? If this has to be via email for now, then so be it. I know we can do this for our own posts, but I always forget, and would like the option to turn it on and off, not just for my own posts, but for others.

    Ideally, we could navigate all this on-site. I know, I said the same thing 4 years ago, but there's been been very little progress in terms of giving power to the users to gain access to the information and opinions they want, and for insight to accumulate, discussions to last more than 2 minutes, and we all know this comment section format is not fit for that purpose. Time to find a work-around or redesign and actually implement!

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Agreed, there's so many improvements that could be made. The comments section isn't fit for purpose really given the volume of traffic - main reason why all the scouts use twitter now

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah. All these improvements were supposedly in the pipeline a couple of years ago, but never came to fruition. I don't use Twitter, and don't want to. I would like to use a place designed for this purpose.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Always think it's interesting that people paid by FFS never actually use the site - tells you all you need to know really

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Exactly this 🙁

  2. FantasyClub
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lads I need to know...lose Antonio or DCL for Ings?

      And is Raph a better captain choice than Bam?

        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        DCL and Bam

      2. BeWater
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I have both and am planning to captain Bamford. Just owning Raphinha is probably enough of a differential.

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Antonio. If dcl is fit his dgw is nice

      3. tabby98
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Pope, Johnstone
        Cancelo, Stones, Coufal, Digne, Lowton
        Salah, Bruno, Son, Soucek, Raphinha
        Richarlison, Bamford, Antonio

        1FT £0.9m ITB
        What to do with this team?

        A) Richarlison ---> Ings
        B) Soucek ---> Gundo
        C) Antonio + Digne ---> Ings + Dallas (-4)
        D) Richarlison + Digne + Soucek ---> Ings + Dallas + Gundo (-8)
        E) Any other suggestions?

      4. Sean
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Stop selling Antonio please, need him to hold his price until Friday.

      5. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Currently on this:

        Alioski, Shaw, Cancelo, Stones
        Fernandes, Gundo, Salah
        Ings(c), Bamford, DCL

        Martinez, Grealish, Barnes, Dier

        Will probably do:
        Alioski to Rudiger and Ings/Bam to Watkins for DGW26 and BB.

        All sound OK?

      6. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Reckon I'm G2G for next week? Updated with (c) choice...

        Dias - Stones - Shaw
        Bruno - Gundo - Salah - Raphina
        Ings - Bamford (c) - Antonio

        Bench: Martinez - Coufal - Soucek - Dier

      7. EWH2020
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You just know that DGW 26 fixtures will be announced at 6:30pm Friday evening

      8. Gentlemens club
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good to go here?

        Cancelo Shaw Dallas
        Bruno Salah Son Rapinha
        Watkins Ings Bamford


      9. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        83 points. 33k down to 46k

        Few gws ago I was top 5k 🙁 Things going downhill