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Scoutcast Episode 369 – Tackling Manchester City’s underwhelming double

Joe is joined by Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy and FPL Family’s Lee to look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Double Gameweek 27.

Last Gameweek was the biggest in FPL history, with 14 teams playing twice. This time around it’s a different matter. Only Manchester City and Southampton enjoy two fixtures, while the regulation single match awaits the other teams.

Joe, Lee and Andy consider the best strategies of approaching this underwhelming Double Gameweek.

There’s a particular focus on Pep Guardiola’s troops, who host big-six low-scoring draw specialists Manchester United on Sunday, ahead of Southampton’s visit.

Are Fantasy Premier League managers’ current trio of City assets among the best armband shouts, or is the relatively low-owned Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) worth bringing in?

To acquire the Belgian chance-creator-in-chief, a premium sacrifice needs to be made in midfield. For Andy, the 60%-owned Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) could very well make way.

Elsewhere, the Liverpool half of FPL Family, Lee, is forced to introduce a section in praise of Tottenham Hotspur and the strong form of Gareth Bale (£9.3m). This will no doubt be eagerly watched by his Spurs-supporting wife, Sam.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s kind run of games continues. But with their main creators injured, who is left to assist Foxes’ marksman Jamie Vardy (£10.2m)?

Our trio look at their Gameweek 26 so far during the show, which took place via our  YouTube channel on Tuesday night as City prepared to kick off against Wolverhampton Wanderers. They also reveal their captaincy and transfer plans for the week ahead.

There are fixtures to frisk, a differential to choose and the crew pay tribute to their podcast colleague Luke and his audacious assault on Gameweek 26.

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274 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A. Play Bamford (whu)

    B. Bring in Bale (CRY) & bench Bamford

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’d bring in bale if spurs look good again tomorrow, they played really well at the weekend

  2. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Playing my main rival in h2h league, so thinking of Mitchell, Barnes, fernandes > Bale, dias, grealish for a -8 and hitting the BB, thoughts? Am I being crazy???

    1. TheBiffas
        1 month, 15 days ago

        grealish is a doubt

    2. DonBenzema
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Martinez
        Dias, Targett, Shaw
        Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Son, Barnes
        Kane, Watkins

        Areola, Bamford, Rudiger, Struijk

        1FT and 0.2 in the bank

        Without free hit and looking to prepare for BGW29. Think I need to replace Barnes sooner rather than later and would love to hear some suggestions of replacements (Foden? Raphinha?). Would also love to somehow fit Reguilon into this side.

        Your feedback would be greatly appreciated 🙂

        1. TheBiffas
            1 month, 15 days ago

            i would roll the ft and play bamford.

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            It looks like Raphinha or Lingard.

          • JabariParkersEyelid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            In similar position, I'm selling Barnes for Lingard I think as I can cover him missing 28.

        2. TheBiffas
            1 month, 15 days ago

            is bruno -> son for free a no brainer?

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              it's a brainer, it's a real brainer.

              1. TheBiffas
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  thats what i thought. but seeing people here contemplating taking a hit for this move.

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    yeah me included. Basically Salah and Fernandes for KDB gives me a DGW27 and cover for GW29.

                    if KDB had been more involved in the goals last night, and not played 90mins, I would have been more tempted.

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      KDB and Son sorry

              2. Would Ed Woodward
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Selling Bruno is never a no brainer.

              3. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Not really.

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Is Cancelo & Bruno to Rudiger & KDB(c) worth a hit?
              Means benching Barnes this week for Burn (LEI).

              Or would you captain Gundo, keep Cancelo & Bruno and sell Barnes for Raphinha for free?

              1. TheBiffas
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  B

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Cheers mate!

                • Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  B by a mile. KdB will definitely be rested in at least 1 of the next 2 games imo.

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Yeah that makes sense. Hard to believe KDB starts next 3 PL games after coming back from a hamstring injury.

                  2. rubberdignerapids
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    I agree- bringing in Kdb is enough for a differential, but likely will be rested for Southampton with their schedule. Gundo looks almost a good bet to start both games

                • Wigflex
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  B

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Cheers!

              2. Matt Sk
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                My opponent in the FFS cup used the bench boost chip, playing dirty right from the start as I see

                1. Matt Sk
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  😀 but its pretty close anyway

              3. Wigflex
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Mee to Targett a sensible move this week? Or Konsa and use the saving to upgrade Struijk

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Wait until the games are over, as any injuries may dictate your moves...in principle Targett is a good upgrade given that he plays 29, but i wouldn’t do it if you already own Martinez

                2. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Yeah its a decent move.
                  If you need the funds get Konsa

                3. Wigflex
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Great, thank you!

              4. Ohh1454
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                If you had to bench one who would it be ?
                A. Bamford
                B. Raphina
                C. DCL
                D. Bruno

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Decide after the fixtures this week- but on current display, probably DCL given how good Tuchel’s Chelsea are defensively

                2. onceuponatyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  A, but I'd like to see the whole team. 🙂

                3. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Very tough. Probably DCL

                4. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Same dilemma. Benching DCL.

                5. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Bamford

                  One Leeds enough I suspect and Raph is the one to be on. DCL has recent returns against United and Liverpool (I know) and Everton also scored against City.

              5. onceuponatyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I currently only have two Man City players (Cancelo & Gundo), will have three after my WC in gmk 30.

                Is it worth a -4 to bring in another for their next gameweek? They have three games in seven days, so it feels unlikely whoever I bring in will get a DGW anyway... Ederson the only guarantee, and I'm happy with my keepers.

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Pep roulette, so it feels a bit of a trap- unless you bring in ederson

                  1. onceuponatyne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Yeah, this is my thinking. I reckon it's the fakest DGW for a long time. Majority of players will be rotated.

                    1. rubberdignerapids
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Gundo/cancelo I think are well placed to start both though having said that

                      1. onceuponatyne
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Yeah, hard to tell isn't it...
                        I'd normally have taken a hit to bring in a 3rd, but if they're only gonna get a SGW in reality, you're right, feels pointless.

              6. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I'm considering Bruno to Lingard this week! Madness?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  not madness but getting him back could get tricky

                  Bruno (manc, WHM) still looks better than Lingard (LEE, xxx)

                  1. Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    I'll have the money ITB to get him back for Raphinha after GW30. Plus I'd have no benching headache in GW28 given that Lingard won't play!

              7. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Barnes to Foden a risk too far or worth it ? Got Gundogan and Cancelo

                1. onceuponatyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  If it's a FT then it's not bad at all. With three City players you're going to want a decent playing bench.

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Simply depends on your bench

                  He'll surely get one next time which is all we can say of anyone apart from Ederson. If you have a decent bench going forward and 29 isn't an issue then he is the next best value attacker after Gundo.

                  If you have 2 of Bamford DCL Antonio alongside Kane up top and a decent 4th defender I don't see much risk attached actually. City assets aren't matching their value in the way you'd expect given their league position.

                  1. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Should add City have turned around their form up front in the last 8-10. They average close to 3 goals a game which matches the form of the last 2 seasons. The second attacker makes sense now in a way it didn't in weeks 1-18 where they averaged less than 2 a game.

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Thanks- appreciate the helpful comments

              8. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                It's come to that time in the season when I'm considering getting Pepe again. He has 3 goals in his last 6 games. He's started all but one and has actually looked much better.

                7.6m isn't too bad a price. Crazy?

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  The last time I got Pepe in my team the league was halted for 4-5 months.

                  Not making that mistake again.

                2. Keep calm and hoof me the b…
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Yes, crazy I'd say. Surely options like Grealish, 2nd Spurs mid, Raphinha etc are all just as likely to get points but with lower volatility aren't they?

                3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  He must have scored last week... it was same with Auba after his Hattrick

                  See also the little wave of new Mahrez & Moura advocates

              9. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Draft pick only for this week

                A. Mahrez
                B. Bernardo
                C. Foden
                D. Torres

              10. Traction Engine Foot
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Is Barnes and Richarlison to Son and Maja worth -4? Maja would be benched this week but I'd probably bench Richarlison anyway against Chelsea.