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Scoutcast Episode 377 – Making sense of Double Gameweek 35

Joe and Seb are joined by Karam to look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Gameweek 35.

The fans’ protest at Old Trafford at the weekend served up an array of new permutations for the Scoutcast crew to ponder as they prepare for this week’s bumper set of fixtures.

The postponement of the fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool means that Jurgen Klopp’s troops are likely to play twice within one of the next two Gameweeks. Meanwhile, the Red Devils will possibly avoid a blank in Gameweek 36, making their assets even more attractive.

As Joe, Seb and Karam await confirmation of the scheduling changes, they analyse the different scenarios to prepare for.

Chip strategy is crucial to this and fortunately, each of the Scoutcasters has one chip left to deploy for the week ahead, which features a raft of teams playing twice.

Joe reveals his Bench Boost plans for Gameweek 35, while Karam and Seb unveil the 15 players that have made their Free Hit squads.

The crew take a deep dive into the numbers of the best premium picks and low-budget gems, not just for the weekend’s fixtures but also for the season run-in.

With Michail Antonio (£6.4m) back from injury for West Ham, it looks like David Moyes’ side could be key to FPL managers’ plans for the tail-end of the 2020/21 campaign.

Elsewhere, Rough with the Smooth features a return to form for a serial top 10k finisher, the remaining fixtures are frisked, and Karam takes his turn to pick a differential.

Captains are revealed and the Scoutcast trio look back on their contrasting fortunes in postponement ravaged Gameweek 34.

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281 Comments Post a Comment
  1. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Best option out of these two

    A. Kane and Son > DCL and Bruno -4
    B. Kane and Lingard > Watkins and Bruno -4

    1. artvandelay316
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Out the two, A, but I wouldn't get rid of Kane at all IMO.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Have to get Bruno for the double simple as

        1. artvandelay316
          4 months, 19 days ago

          What if he only scores 2 points in each match like he has been doing for weeks on end?

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            he could but he could also get 20+ and then its over

            1. Herman Toothrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              As could Kane in 1

              1. artvandelay316
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Yep. And far more likely to.

  2. artvandelay316
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Is it better to have:
    A) Shaw and Ward Prowse
    B) Philips and DCL
    C) Philips and Greenwood
    D) Philips and Ward Prowse

    Cheers.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B if Pool get DGW, A if not.

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        C also a possibility if Pool doubles. D I would never choose.

        1. artvandelay316
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Cheers. B is most likely for me but C definitely could work too. Will see what happens with fixtures. Hopefully some news tomorrow!

      2. artvandelay316
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers. This is my gut instinct. Since we might not know for sure I might end up doing B and just taking a risk, as it is quite likely for the DGW.

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B or C because I don't like JWP as an FPL option, closer to B btw

      1. artvandelay316
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks, yeah I'm thinking B, but will hold out on making the transfer incase any news comes about Pool.

  3. The_FF_King
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Hey guys really need some help:

    OPTION A
    Bench boost team which costs me -4
    Marked players with DGW with a *

    Martinez*, Guaita*
    Holding*, Lowton, Dallas, Shaw*, Cresswell
    Salah, Lingard, Fernandes*, Greenwood*, Jota
    DCL*, Nacho*, Kane

    OPTION B
    Wildcard to get more double game week players.

    I feel like I’m leaning towards bench boost as it allows me to tidy up my team the week after with wildcard. Thoughts?

  4. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    I’m thinking going Kane to DCL on a FH this week. Is it sensible?!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I am asking myself the same question.

    2. boc610
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      its risky, leeds look spent , kane and co could fill their boots.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Since its on FH, no problem.

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Leeds a different beast at home, also, I have a lingering suspicion that Kane is still hampered by his recent injury...go for it

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      If you're on a FH this GW then surely you need to max out on doublers.

    6. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I think I would on a FH.

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Just dropping in. Any news of when the MUN-LIV game will be played?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      No news so far, rumours that it could be GW36 but Friday and Monday ??

  6. boc610
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    chances of united home game getting called off again?

    it has to be high enough if you have listened to any of the protest organisers on the radio. sounds like they mean business. wouldn't be surprised if it moved to a neutral venue for remainder of season.

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Security will be on another level from now on though.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I don't think so. Utd will step-up the security

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Wouldn't be surprised if it was moved to a neutral venue - why risk a flashpoint?

    4. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Maybe we can play our home games in Bangkok or Beijing 🙂

  7. dr.No88
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Hello. Who is better to start?

    1. Martineli

    2. Ward - Prowes

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

      JWP. Nailed to start and takes set pieces.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      JWP

  8. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Morning

    Do you think Rudiger will play both games in the DGW? Already got TAA and Digne and need to decide on 3rd spot in defence.

    I have a choice between him MCY (a) & ARS (h), Dallas TOT (h) and Veltman WOL (a).

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Yes I think he will. Got his "rest" in the weekend and CHE are still pushing for top 4.

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

      Thanks.

      I'd quite like to see him sit the CL game out to increase his chances of playing both PL games. I think he'll start tonight though.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        No chance. It was only a facial injury. He was back in training wearing a protective mask. He is the 1st choice LCB as well

  9. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    2FTs and 0.1ITB - Would you be removing any from Castagne/Rudiger/Siggy/Lingard/Kane ?

    Mendy
    TAA/Shaw/Castagne
    Salah/Bruno/Son/Siggy/Lingard
    Kane/Nacho

    Forster/Rudiger/Holding/Davis

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I would consider losing a SGW player for a doubler

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

      I'd be removing Rudiger if I had another spare FT myself.

      Your bench cover isn't great so he'd be the one to go imo.

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Lingard/Son + Kane --> DCL + Rashford/Greenwood maybe?

  10. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Martinez Schmeichel
    Dias R.James Veltman Webster Holding
    ESR Salah Jota Rashford Son
    Kane DCL Nacho

    On BB Whos priority to get rid off from: Dias, R James, Holding, ESR

  11. balint84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    What is the captain favourite of the week?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      check the poll

      1. Sterling Archer
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        poll means nothing if the pool games get moved

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          well yeah obviously. He asked the question now, the answer now is on the poll.

  12. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Who would you keep for the DGW and till end of the season

    A Azpi
    B Dias

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

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

      Dias provided you have decent cover on the bench.

    3. Casual Player
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B with cover

  13. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    A. Zaha (shu, sou, AVL, ARS)
    B. DCL (whu, avl, SHU, WOL)

    1. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

      1. Ha.
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Even if it were for a hit?

        1. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          For this week I would prefer Zaha to DCL-4 but when you add 36 and 37, I would still prefer DCL-4

          1. Ha.
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Interesting thanks.

            DCL is part of a bigger move (Azpi, Leno, Vydra > Ward, Pickford, DCL), though I could do without the keeper transfer if I opted for Mitchell, but not sure he starts all the games.

            Zaha would be in for Traore, but I would likely want Raphina very soon in that spot.

  14. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Best combo for the upcoming week:

    A. Son and Vydra
    B. Watkins and Jota/Zaha
    C. DCL and JWP

    Thanks

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      not A

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      B if LIV double in 35. C if they don't

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Also if you have the option to go with all 3 then surely A with the SGW players is the worst option out the 3

  15. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    I'll try again with this..

    A) Dias and Gundo to Digne and JWP (-4)
    B) Dias and Gundo to TAA and Burke(-4)
    C) Dias to Digne

    In A i will have to bench Lingard for JWP.

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      C

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A or C

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      C

    4. Casual Player
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A or C for me, probs C

  16. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    What does the template FH 35 team looks like?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      depends if Liverpool double in 35

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Ask again when the fixtures are set for Liverpool

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I'll have a go

      Guaita
      TAA - Shaw - Digne
      Bruno - Salah - Zaha - Greenwood
      Kane - Watkins - DCL

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Hoping Zaha is fit.

  17. Cheeseoid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    What a ball ache not knowing how these fixtures will fall.

    How can any of you be making plans I do not know?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      then forget about it until closer to the deadline (or until the fixtures are announced if that happens first).

      1. Cheeseoid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Yes. That is what everyone should be doing.

        Everything else is such a waste of time

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Low key preparation for multiple scenarios.
      It is not even time consuming.
      Arguably it saves you time.
      Good luck

  18. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Mendy, Forster
    Shaw, Colman, Holding, Coady, Philips
    Salah, Jota, Son, Bruno, Saka
    Kane, Dcl, Ihenacho

    2ft 0.5m itb

    Forster, Coady to Guaita, Ward and Bb good plan or any better moves?

  19. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    2FT 0.4 ITB.

    How is Coady + Jota -> JWP + Digne?

    Martinez
    Castagne Shaw Rudiger
    Bruno Lingard Salah Son
    Watkins Nacho Kane

    Sanchez Jota Coady Mitchell

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

      Wait to hear about Liverpool's potential DGW before losing Jota, but good moves otherwise I think.

  20. FINAL CHANCE TO COMPLETE THE FFS SURVEY
    Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Hey guys,

    A few weeks ago, I set up a survey to get your impressions of how FFScout currently operates, what's working, what can be improved etc.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/04/13/have-your-say-in-the-fantasy-football-scout-survey/

    The response rate has been fantastic, and thanks to all those that have taken part.

    This is just a final call to arms for anyone who wants to take part in the survey but hasn't already. The survey is going to be up until the midnight tomorrow (Thursday 6th May), at which point I'll be downloading and analysing the results.

    If you want to take part, the link to the survey is here: https://1u8a057p7lt.typeform.com/to/uPfSANCM

    Cheers!

    1. Fpl_elstatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Will the results be made public or are the just for Scout?

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        😀

      2. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Not sure yet in all honesty!

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          if people are interested i'm sure theres something I can do

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      12 minutes done.

      1. Az
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        boom

  21. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 19 days ago

    My team is
    Mendy Forster
    TAA, Coady, Holding, Struijk, Burn
    Salah, Fernandez, Jota, Son, Moura
    Kane Nacho Davis

    Should I
    A) Moura to Zaha
    B) Moura to Zaha, Son to Greenwood for a -4
    C) Moura to Zaha, Son to Greenwood, Davis to Watkins for a -8

    PLEASE HELP.. 28 points ahead on my mini league but my chaser has a lot of players on doubles this week?

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Definitely not C

      Probably just A

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

      Just A for me I think.

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      A

  22. Your Man With The Hair
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone know why Ryan has started 2 out of the past 3 for Arsenal?

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Because hes a Good keeper and for minutes I'm guessing

  23. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    If Liverpool DGW is confirmed is below worth -4

    Dias/R James/Son > TAA/AWB/Zaha

  24. Jerse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Luca Digne has to be the most overpriced asset in Fantasy league. He does not even get onto the first page of defenders when you list the defenders in FPL. 96 points at an average 3.8 per game. Flatters to deceive and in my opinion way over-rated.Even for a double game week (not great fixtures) I don't think I will go there as have been burnt before.

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Sadly true.
      Might regret choosing him over Dallas on Freehit.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      The main problem with him is that Everton can’t keep clean sheets

    3. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      He missed 7 games due to injury. If he'd averaged 3.8 points in those games he's be the 12 highest scoring defender.

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        What about applying that logic to everyone else? Still 12th?

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Exactly - got to check missed games of others and their average score and then extrapolate.

          1. Your Man With The Hair
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Having taken a quick look at the list you can see they're mostly players who have missed very little football this season. Maybe Chilwell and to a lesser extent Dias aside.

            1. Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Cancelo? Stones?

            2. Top Mark.S
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Virg, Gomez?

              1. Top Mark.S
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                And that's just my own team. Would he even be top 50 at this rate?

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Loads of assists, but none in games where he has a CS too (apart from GW1)

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Got 1FT and 0.3itb. Might take a hit as I’m on BB.

    Are any of the Everton backline safe except Digne?

    Mendy*
    TAA. Shaw*. Coady
    Salah. Bruno*. Lingard. ASM
    Kane. DCL*. Nacho*
    (Forster*, Jota, Holding*, Rudiger*)

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Godfrey

  26. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Best Palace defender?

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Ward

  27. Parsnips
    4 months, 19 days ago

    What do I do here? Got 2FT and 0.3 ITB.

    Martinez
    Saiss Philips Holding
    Salah Bruno Son Jota
    DCL Kane Nacho

    Fabri Lingard Rudiger Coufal

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Sort defence

  28. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Coleman may not be quite the force he was but may be worth a short-term punt

  29. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    G2G?

    Guaita
    TAA-Rudiger-Shaw
    Salah (c)-Son-Lingard-JWP-Jota
    Kane-Vardy

    Forster-Dallas-Coufal-Brewster
    0.3 itb

  30. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    When will we know if liv have dgw35? So i can decide captain salah or not?
    If not salah whos everyone capt? Nacho?

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

      On Bruno at the mo.