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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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  1. chrisw333
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I can get to this with a -4
    (transfers Ings to Kane; Maddison to Lookman & Mee to Konsa)

    Any thoughts?

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Konsa, Lowton,
    Sterling, Bruno, Gundogan, Salah, Lookman
    Kane, Watkins

    Button, Bamford, Dallas, Coufal

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What is the word on Maddison? If fit, I wouldn't want to lose him this week.

      1. chrisw333
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I've been really reluctant to lose Maddison, but given the injury it makes it more palatable.

        Othewrwise my only route to Kane is via Sterling (to Barnes probably) and then double City defence

      2. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Rodgers presser this afternoon, in the same boat and really don't want to lose him so we'll see, if it's vague then we should still hear again from him before the weekend

      3. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        wait for Maddison news

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wow. Ash win is on fire. What a delivery.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Oh great, my cup opponent is Indian. Can’t make this stuff up. 😆

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        ty for reminder not to watch 😉

        Had thought it started tomorrow

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          So did I so missed the first hour.

    3. An Geafar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would you bench boost this? Mee, Raphinha, Ings. Sub keeper is forster so probably won't play.

      1. Indpush
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        No

      2. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No, hold for another week where maybe you'll have Forster upgraded to a playing keeper

      3. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Raphinha or Barnes (-4)?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Barnes

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Don't love the idea of losing Raph for a hit in his form but Barnes is a better pick for now....

        3. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Glad I did it before last night. Would surely have doubts now.

      4. TFP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thoughts on DCL vs Watkins, to hold until about GW30 or so?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Watkins

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          DCL until Grealish is back

        3. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          DCL

      5. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Nervous heading into this DGW without Kane, but can't afford him without losing Salah or taking a -8, either worth it? Will be BB

        Martinez Areola
        Stones Cancelo Shaw Dallas Lowton
        Salah Bruno Son Gundo Maddison
        Bamford Ings Antonio

        1. tbos83
            1 month, 19 days ago

            No. Bring in DCL for Ings

        2. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          WC team (No FH for GW29)

          Martinez, 3.9m
          Cancelo, Digne, Pereira, Dallas, Aina
          Sterling, Bruno, Barnes, Gundogan, Raph
          Kane, DCL, Bamford

          A) 3.9m keeper, Sterling
          or
          B) Areola, Son

          B leaves me with 1.8m for upgrades elsewhere but double Spurs attack which I REALLY don't like. Thoughts?

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            B

          2. chrisw333
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

          3. chrisw333
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            What's the point of having Areola? Son hasn't returned for over 10 weeks.

            1. Captain_Shirokov
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Still have BB

              1. chrisw333
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I'd still forget Son.

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Who gets more points:

          A) Vestergaard vs Everton + Sheffield + City
          B) Aina vs Palace + Spurs

          1. BaleKaneSon
              1 month, 19 days ago

              B

            • Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              B

          2. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            What do you think to these moves guys? Don't have BB or FH
            Ings, Bamford, Cancelo to Kane, Maja, White (-8)

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I would not get rid of a City player unless your moves put that 3rd City player somewhere else.

              Cancelo isn't the route for me.

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Ings, Bamford, Mee to Kane, Brewster, White then?

            2. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I don't think that's worth a -8. Two downgrades for one upgrade

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                True. Although Maja and White play 29....

            3. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              2 downgrades for a -8 isn't great mate tbh

          3. Penny24wise
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            To bring in Son or Barnes?
            Son(poor form, but plays GW29)
            Barnes(good form)
            Would have Kane too.

            1. AgentFern
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Barnes, can get son later if he starts firing

            2. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I am looking to switch Son to Barnes to get Kane - so there's my answer!

              1. BeWater
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  This is what I'm doing. I know people will say why trade one Spurs player for another but I would trust Kane with the captaincy but not Son.

              2. chrisw333
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Barnes. Son has returned twice in 11 weeks.

            3. AgentFern
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              What you guys think of this plan. WC activated for this GW...

              Martinez (johnstone)
              Cancelo, Dias, Shaw, (Konsa, Coufal)
              Salah, Barnes, Bruno, Gundo (Soucek)
              DCL, Kane, Watkins

              Will play BB GW27
              Johnstone (NEW)
              Konsa (Wolves)
              Soucek (Leeds)
              Coufal (Leeds)

              And then build a team for BGW29 should be able to get 9/10 players

            4. Indpush
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I need to transfer Coufal out for a player that plays on a team that plays twice this game week. I will have 5.3 million to spend.

              My other defenders are Dier, Targett, Stones, Cancello.

              What are your suggestions?

              1. AgentFern
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Man utd or Chelsea?

              2. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Aina from FUL

                1. Biggsy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I'd say this. Plays in 29 as well

              3. Chris_H
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Keane?

              4. chrisw333
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Shaw, Keane, Coleman, Evans

              5. Indpush
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Thanks everyone

            5. marcos11
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Struijk likely to hold his place this week given their win and cs? Also offers threat going forward

                1. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I think he does. He has been playing well and defence looks a bit more solid since.

              • Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                DGW26 decisions to be made - need some advice from the hive mind 😀
                I have TC and WC left - planning on TC this week (Kane or Bruno) and WC in 30/31. Will use FTs to get a good enough team for GW29

                A) Ings, Son > Kane, Barnes (-4) - ditch Son, gain Barnes
                B) Ings, Pope > Kane, fodder (-4) - Kane + Son double up

                1FT 1.3itb
                Martinez
                Dias, Stones, Shaw
                Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Son, Raphinha
                DCL, Ings
                (Pope) (Bamford, Dallas, Coufal)

                I know it may seem mad to take out Son but he has looked waaayyy off form and I prefer Kane anyway - the opportunity to get a LEI mid in their form streak is too good too.

                I am leaning heavily towards going for option A.

                Cheers!

                1. AgentFern
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  A

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Prefer B by a lot. Since you have no BB it's totally fine to ditch Pope. Son has a game in 29 and also likely has stored value.

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    B only appeals if we think the fixtures will translate to form for Spurs - I'm just not convinced under Mou's style - I don't see hauls and Kane looks better of the two.

                    Understand re. ditching Pope, but I would be doing that to fund transfers between 27-29 to prepare for that anyway.

                    Just interested why you are backing the Spurs double up and avoiding Barnes?

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Because the fixtures are insane. Burnley, Fulham and Crystal Palace.

                      I'd back any team in the division to do well in those games except maybe SheffUtd and West Brom. They also have been scoring more lately actually. They netted a bunch in the Europa League, they scored four against Everton. They scored against West Ham and had lots of chances.

                      They will come good I'm pretty sure. Barnes is streaky. And the fixtures aren't as nice for the double and he doesn't have a GW in 29.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Describing those fixtures as Insane is... well... insane 🙂 (imo of course)

                        Remember there are 2x Burnley teams this year:

                        Burnley1 (Where Pope/Mee/Tark don't start together) - 8 games, 1 cleansheet, 18 goals conceded...
                        Burnely2 (Where Pope/Mee/Tark DO start together) - 17 games, 8 cleansheets, 12 goals conceded...

                        Burnley1 is an insane fixture - but Spurs are playing Burnley2

                        Fulham are even more of a nightmare - 1 goal conceded in last 4 games & fighting for their life with the smell of newcastle's blood in their heads

                        Kane can easily score in both - but calling those fixtures insane is mad - especially given the circus at Spurs - Mourinho looking like he;s edging closer to his traditional meltdown of blaming players/board/referrees/transfer market - everything but himself will be to blame for Spurs form

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          You may be right. But Spurs are also a different team with Kane and without Kane. They've been without Kane for the recent slump and have had tough games. It'll be interesting to see which of the two prevails.

                          Also, I do like Spurs defense a lot for this run. Form is poor but those games are so good for defense that Reguilon is a likely player I'm gonna buy this week especially since most people are going to avoid.

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            There's no doubt Spurs will be favourites for both games - but they are far from insane fixtures - on paper at least

                            They are actually quite tough (on paper)

                            The bright green boxes on the FPL site are just blinding a lot of people to just how hard Spurs should have to work & much they should have to fight to earn the right to score against both Burnley & Fulham - it's far from easy

                            (again - easy on paper - who knows, maybe Burnley have an off day/Mee goes off injured/Tark gets sent off/Kane scores a 0.01 XG screamer or Free Kick from 35 yards, they get a dodgy penalty etc etc - nothing guaranteed)

                        2. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Thanks for this mate - haven't seen you around for a while!

                          This is the reason I fear for the double up and am thinking of switching Son > Kane and getting Barnes but unsure ....

                3. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I’d do B. Can’t get rid of Son and for a hit just to get another Spurs.

                  1. Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    What if you flip it and see it as a free swap of Son > Kane and a hit for Ings > Barnes?

                    Kane is looking much better than Son and the double up is relying on fixtures translating into form which I just don't buy on watching them and knowing Mou's style.

                    I'm genuinely torn as form has been king over fixtures recently in FPL terms....!

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      You seem very convinced. Not sure why you asked then but I think B is clearly better. Getting rid of Pope helps you long term in a way that flipping between Son and Barnes doesn't. Form is fickle to chase. Fixtures are more reliable and extra game in 29 is important for your plan as well.

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Haha I'm not as convinced as I sound!

                        Although I just watched Lateriser's latest pod with Tom Freeman as guest and they looked at defensive form and both BUR and FUL are near the top for defensive stats in recent weeks, while Spurs are near the bottom for creation of chances etc - this has made me far more nervous over doubling up.

                        That's the main reason!

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          They are both captaining Kane so they expect some Spurs returns! Also, they have FH in 29 so that informs their decisions.

                          1. Don Kloppeone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            That's definitely a factor, yes, but the stats recently re. BUR and FUL defence and Spurs stats and eye test have shown these match ups aren't as plain sailing as most think

              • aborg
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Need to BB but have to get rid of two from Ings, Bamford and Raphinha to bring in Kane and DCL. What players best to play?

                A) Raphina, Kane(c) and DCL
                B) Son, Bamford and DCL(c)
                C) Raphinha, Kane and DCL(c)

                1. marcos11
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    A

                  • AgentFern
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    A

                  • Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    A

                2. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Only have one ft.

                  Any suggestions?

                  Martinez
                  Mee, Cancelo, Stones
                  Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Raphinha
                  DCL, Bamdord, Ings

                  Subs: Pope, Saka, Dallas, Coufal

                  1. AgentFern
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Any money it?

                    1. AgentFern
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      *itb

                      1. Gudjohnsen
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Nothing

                3. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  1. Ings, Bamford and Grealish > Kane, DCL, ESR *benched (-4)
                  2. Ings and Grealish > Barnes and DCL

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    1

                  2. AgentFern
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    1

                4. Lovren an elevator
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Which keeper to go with?

                  A. Lloris (BUR & ful)

                  B. Johnstone (BHA & EVE)

                  1. Ha.
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    A...

                5. Captain_Shirokov
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Anyone else here not like using historical stats?

                  Like X players has done well against Y team in the past so therefor he'll do well against them in the future?

                  I know sometimes there are anomalies to this that do tend to do specifically well against specific teams for whatever reasons but in general I think these stats are not as useful as current form.

                  1. Ha.
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Tell Jamie Vardy that

                  2. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I use them to see if their past results has been high scoring or low scoring, not much emphasis on individual performance

                  3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    To be any useful guide so many variables need to be the same now as when the teams met each other previously; same manager / playing style, formation and personnel for both teams. Don't give it much weight.

                  4. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Me. I don't like historical stats.

                    Andy's argument was good.

                    Lukaku had scored like 8 goals in 8 games vs West Ham (not sure on the actual figures). He blanked in the next game vs West Ham. And the next time a fixture vs West Ham came around, people were saying he'd scored 8 goals in 9 games vs West Ham...

                  5. NateDogsCats
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Depends how recent it is, I do think it has value but if you're stretching back much further than 2 seasons ago and ignoring changes on both team's personnel and style, form, etc. then there's little point

                  6. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Is FUL vs CPL a better fixture than AVL v SHU?
                    Trying to convince myself of starting Areola over Martinez since I own double Leeds but I know that’s super risky

                    1. Captain_Shirokov
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Will Zaha still be out?

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Think so, no timetable yet

                    2. Ha.
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Benteke to score

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Lightning to strike twice

                  7. Nespinha
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    What's your opinion?

                    Pope, McCarthy
                    Mee, Rudiger, Cancelo, Stones, Dallas
                    Salah, Bruno, Grealish , Barnes, Raphinha
                    Watkins, Bamford, Adams

                    A) use TC on Bruno/Salah
                    Grealish to Barnes and save 1FT

                    B) Use BB
                    Grealish, McCarthy, Adams --- Barnes, Areola, Maja/Maupay

                    1. CONNERS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      A for me.

                  8. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Good morning one and all!!! Having trouble deciding my best TC option, advice warmly welcomed!!! Will be going Ings to Kane later in the week, if you would kindly rank these options in order of potential productivity!! Thankyou very much!!
                    A- DCL
                    B- Bruno
                    C- Kane
                    D- Gundogan
                    E- Salah

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      personal choice really, not hing to differentiate them

                      ABCDE

                      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Super tough call mate isn’t it!!

                        1. Rolls-Royce
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          I know the right answer but won't tell.

                          😉

                          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            Hahaha ooooh you tease!!! He he

                    2. Parsnips
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Very very difficult, I’m going Kane this week.

                        Kane
                        Bruno
                        Salah/DCl
                        Gundo

                        So difficult

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Massively close mate!! Going to be going back and forth all week, currently on DCL with Bruno vice but I haven’t transferred Kane in yet, so that may change it, Gundo is flirting with me too!! Haha

                      • yosim
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        great post on previous page going through the options

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Ah is there? Cheers mate will have a gander!!!

                      • Ha.
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        ACBED

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Thanks mate!! Currently have the armband on DCL

                      • CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        It's between Kane and Gundo for me.

                        I'll make a decision after the European games are out of the way.

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Good plan mate!! See above Gundo is flirting with me!!! Very tempted!!!

                      • HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Interestingly DCL the only one not near pens

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          There is that caveat too mate!! But does him having the best fixtures compensate that??

                    3. Ruinenlust
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Is 9 DGWers + Raph and Bamford good enough?

                      Or should I do Raph -> Barnes (-4)?

                      1. AgentFern
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Raph to Barnes

                      2. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        I'd stick with what you have, especially if you don't have a FH for gw29.

                    4. CONNERS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Those with Dallas, Raphina and Bamford, which of the three are you playing this week?

                      Bamford the more obvious choice I guess but I am tempted to play Dallas instead.

                      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Currently starting Raphinha, benching Bamford and Dallas, not fully decided tho, I think I’m benching Bamford because of I don’t like the look of my team in a 4-3-3!! With Raph it will be 4-4-2!! Psychological I think might need to revisit that one!! Haha

                      2. Parsnips
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Playing raph

                        • thegaffer82
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          I like Raph the best from those 3

                        • Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          All of them (no bench boost either)

                        • CONNERS
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Dallas will probably continue to play OOP which combined with the chance of a clean sheet is very appealing.

                          Raphina has looked good recently I accept... hmm decisions.

                        • Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Probably playing Raph of the 3

                        • Baines on Toast...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Playing Dallas as I have to. Then Bamford over Raph.

                      3. The Tinkerman
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        A) Dallas, JWP > Reguilon, Gundo (-4)
                        B) Dallas, JWP > Castagne, Gundo (-4)
                        C) JWP > Gundo (FT)

                        Only TC and BB left, will probably BB this week:

                        Martinez, Sanchez
                        Dias, Cancelo, Shaw, _____, El Moh
                        Salah, Bruno, Barnes, ______, Raph
                        Kane, Bamford, Watkins

                        1. Holmes
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          B

                        2. CONNERS
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Just C for me. You'll want Dallas for the blank.

                          1. The Tinkerman
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            Yeah, that’s the downside to selling Dallas, though if I do A I am replacing with another player who plays in 29. If I don’t play BB now, I’m not sure when I would tbh, 30 looks okay for fixtures but will likely have a bunch of sub-optimal players that were needed for GW29.

                          2. The Tinkerman
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            I’ll also likely need a cheap replacement for El Mo by then since cash is due back, I could go with a cheap Leeds option if I sell Dallas now. I have no value tied up in him.

                        3. BaleKaneSon
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            B

                          • Captain_Shirokov
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            c

                        4. BaleKaneSon
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            Which one for a -4?

                            A) Ings and Dallas for Vardy and Digne
                            B) Ings and Dallas for Kane and Shaw

                          • F_Ivanovic
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            I love backing Salah when everyone has gone against him. Did it in GW21 against West Ham and very likely going to do it again this week. Most of the prediction algorithms still have him top (or thereabouts) Bruno is a very close 2nd for me.

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 19 days ago

                              Go for it. God rid a couple of weeks ago.

                              1. SimonOwen
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 19 days ago

                                Whats your rank at this year going against the grain?

                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 19 days ago

                                  Up to 377k which I’m super happy with.

                                  1. SimonOwen
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 19 days ago

                                    Sorry Rupert i meant to raise this to F_Ivanovic 😀 as he gave am example where it went well for him! I would of assumed that this year as so many players have been template that going against the grain would lead to a bad overal rank!

                                    1. F_Ivanovic
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 19 days ago

                                      164k. I rarely go too big against the template but the captaincy on such a big player is one such instance when I think is the perfect time to go differential.

                                      1. SimonOwen
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 19 days ago

                                        I have a pretty template team but on this occasion i think i will just be going with Kane, my overal rank is pretty good this year and dont fancy this week to rock the boat!

                          • Zlatan F.C
                              1 month, 19 days ago

                              Whos the best midfielder under 6.3m besides Raphina for the next few GW's?

                              1. Captain_Shirokov
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 19 days ago

                                gundo

                                1. Zlatan F.C
                                    1 month, 19 days ago

                                    sorry and besides Gundo

                                    1. Captain_Shirokov
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 19 days ago

                                      AMN if you want to save a buck

                                2. rubberdignerapids
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 19 days ago

                                  Lookman is a prob your best option at that price range given the double and plays in 29, but being a former Lookman owner, having him in the longterm can be painful- don't expect many returns

                              2. Tinfoil Deathstar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 19 days ago

                                Hello, hello. Need some help with final WC draft. Currently at 65k OR. No chips left so don't need to worry about BB but do need to consider blank in GW29. Torn between a 3-5-2 with Harvey Barnes, and 4-3-3 with Ollie Watkins - the latter would give me one extra player for GW29.

                                Martinez-
                                Cancelo - Dias - Shaw
                                Bruno - Salah - Son - Gundo - X
                                DCL - Kane

                                Subs: Fabri, White, X, X

                                Option A: Barnes, Maja, Struijk. 0 ITB
                                Option B: Watkins, Lookman, Aina. 0.2 ITB

                                Thoughts would be kindly received.

                                1. Baines on Toast...
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 19 days ago

                                  So in B you're starting White/Aina every week?

                                  I wonder if you can afford B, but with Dallas as your (most weeks including 29) defender, by downgrading Lookman to Willock or similar budget? (Willock also plays 29)

                                  1. Baines on Toast...
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 19 days ago

                                    Oh it'd be a 3-4-3 with Watkins, right. In that case I think I still like what I suggested if it's affordable, would leave you with 7 for 29 already.

                                  2. Tinfoil Deathstar
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 19 days ago

                                    Sorry scrap that I meant a 3-4-3 for option B. Watkins would play over White/Aina/Lookman. Happy to bench Fulham options until 29.

                                    1. Baines on Toast...
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 19 days ago

                                      Forgot Fulham play 29! In that case, I think it's a real toss-up. Watkins somewhat dependent on Grealish fitness but the fixture pile-up alone may come good for him - it's a great double fixture. Given the Barnes bandwagon this week though, he seems the natural one to get if you're WCing.

                                    2. Tinfoil Deathstar
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 19 days ago

                                      Thanks for the suggestions btw. Hadn't really considered Willock as an option and Dallas has certainly been a rank-killer for me having now owned all season! Could also go ESR who is £4.3m.

                                2. rubberdignerapids
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 19 days ago

                                  Option A for the flair imo- Leicester the form team and Barnes the form player with a decent set of doubles vs Watkins who is Grealish-less and in worse team form

                                  Nice WC team btw

                                  1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 19 days ago

                                    Thanks. Yeah I'm currently set on A as worried about the impact of Grealish being out. May change if Dean Smith gives any proper assurances that he'll be back for Villa - but I'm not holding out much hope.

                              3. wilson007
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 19 days ago

                                I have FH left so would probably go A, but without a FH, I'd probably go B.

                                1. wilson007
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 19 days ago

                                  Reply fail

                                  1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 19 days ago

                                    Cheers. Yeah I'm weighing up risk/reward of A over B. Villa do have really nice fixtures for the double it's just the impact of Grealish being out that is tilting me towards A at the moment.