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Scoutcast Episode 368 – FPL managers set for biggest ever Double Gameweek

Joe is joined by David and Karam to look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Double Gameweek 26.

With 14 teams playing twice and six more having a single fixture, this looks to be the biggest Double Gameweek in FPL history.

There’s a lot for the Scoutcast crew to take in, with chips and captaincy among some of the issues to consider.

They also have to plan for future Double and Blank Gameweeks and still ensure they target the right players for the weekend.

Luckily, Karam is on hand to help frame the discussion as he unleashes his Wildcard.

Are Everton and Tottenham assets the best to target for the captaincy this time around, especially with such favourable fixtures? Or are more reliable premium assets such as Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) a shrewder pick?

And what of the cast of low-owned gems to consider, with Leicester’s Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) already being picked up by thousands of FPL managers ahead of the weekend.

Our trio take time to recap on their Gameweek 25 scores too, as well as frisk the fixtures over the next month and firm up their transfer and captaincy plans.

For Karam especially, he is hoping he can set up a team for a number of weeks, not just the impending set of fixtures. This is especially important as he prepares for his wedding next month – many congratulations from all at the Scoutcast ahead of his special day.

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743 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Kinda regret selling Salah instead of Son last week, think he gonna go big this week.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Top of the page too. It's a bad omen.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Arra shtop. You're driving a Rolls Royce cos it's good for your voice. You'll be grand.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      7pts is his limit

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I suppose Kane stretches to 8 anyway 😉

    3. Mika-eel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My gut says to go with Salah. Think Jota back to full training and that might help the attack.

  2. OleGGMU
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Current XI
    Ederson
    Mee, Dias, Shaw, Targett
    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Madders
    DCL, Kane(TC)
    Bench : Mendy, Raphinha, Bam, Dallas
    1.1 itb

    A) stick
    B) Mee to Digne/Ricardo/Reguilon for a hit
    C) Play raphinha over Mee

    Advice much appreciated lads

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B with Ricardo or failing that play Raph

      1. OleGGMU
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cheers for the reply mate appreciate it, thoughts on evans or soy as alternatives , just concerned about possible minutes managed for ricardo

  3. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Really big one this 🙂

    Aina or Konsa (Targett out of reach) - naturally have Martinez

    Probably only gets to play this week on BB and in 29 unless still around for another Villa double.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Aina imo.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Konsa

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Edging that way I think - he feels slightly more playable if need be and prefer SHU for cs over the worldies of Palace - both look naff enough in 29.

        Would you consider White instead?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Nope, Konsa would be more fun.

          Would consider Dunk over Konsa if possible

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Dunk on current plans is due in 27 to replace Shaw unless I need to rejig for DGW in 28

            White does seem a very tame option. Konsa does have a little threat.

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Aina maybe to avoid doubling up

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        The double up would only be this week and 29 likely.

        Getting Ederson in and so Martinez is luxury backstop on BB this week, 29 and 33 for the blank. After that I probably ship unless other double still to come

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Oh, then Konsa better!

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Definitely on Konsa now

            Only just spotted that Fulham blank in 33 as well. Ages off I know but no sense in loading up on Fulham for one of the few fixtures I might need them for.

    4. OleGGMU
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Konsa unless doubling up is not something youre comfortable wiv going forward (bgw29 in mind)

  4. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Help would be appreciated:

    A) -4 to bench boost Mitchell, Areola, Dallas & Raphinha
    B )-8 to bench boost Ruediger, Areola, Dallas & Raphinha?
    C) no hit and just play the starting 11

    Current team (no FT left)
    Martinez (Forster)
    Cancelo Stones Mee (Mitchell & Dallas)
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo (Raphinha)
    Kane DCL Bamford

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B I think

      Chelsea are looking v solid at the back and could well pick up one cs this week. Midterm and longer term Rudiger looks a great playing option - Mitchell you won't want to see again

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thank you, very good points!

        1. Scooby75
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thank you!

  5. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who's tempted by Jota (6.6m)? could easily come on and get a goal or two over both games in the DGW.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      My fave fantasy asset after Jim - I had an almost perfect track record with him when at Wolves.

      No space but hoping he'll add to Mo

  6. Mika-eel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    That does not look like a clean catch. That ball grazed the grass.

  7. Crooks32
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hi guys, never been on here before... looking for some advice. Going to bench-boost so happy to take some hits. 0.7 in the bank too.

      Pope and Martinez
      Cancelo, Shaw, Maguire, Mee and Chilwell
      Raphinha, Grealish, Fernandes, Salah and Foden
      Bamford, Watkins and Ings.

      I am 17 points behind top but he only has TC left, I have BB and TC.

      I am definitely taking Ings and Chilwell out.
      Chilwell > Dias
      Ings > DCL
      So that is -4 so far.
      Opinion on taking Mee out for Soyuncu? Don't think Pereira plays both games due to injury return.

      Still leaves me with 0.9 and taking a -8...

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Grealish being injured is a concern. Not sure a bench boost is worth a -8 for your team this week, mate, unless you sell him instead of Mee.

        1. Crooks32
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Would you say leave the BB till another date with better fixtures where I don't need to swap so many people about? Only thing is if I don't BB now, I have to carry a full squad for most of season and that can be a chore in terms of reaching the bigger players.

            1. Nimby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I think it could be worth it if you got someone like Barnes in for Grealish.

      2. Penny24wise
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Considering Lowton to Digne (-4) or Lowton to spurs/villa defender (-4)

        1. Fodderx4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I'm considering lowton to digne (see below) , I'd do it for a -4 if i was in your position.

      3. Fodderx4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hi guys, trying to decide if it's worth taking hits this week.
        What scores more
        a) Trent and Lowton
        b) Dcl and Digne or another defender upto 6.1m

      4. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Is -12 crazy to get 13 dgw players and BB, and at the same time solve A couple of issues in my team?

      5. kalesub
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why is everybody ignoring Vardy for DGW26 captaincy? (asking for a friend)

        1. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          It's a great shout. I think he's being overlooked altogether over the next three GWs.