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Scoutcast Episode 379 – Returning home fans present opportunities for FPL managers

Joe and Seb look at the key issues facing Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Gameweek 37.

The remaining two Gameweeks are special as home fans return to grounds across the Premier League. But can their reappearance help their teams achieve run-in glory or prove a hindrance?

Armed with the Premium Members Area comparison tools, Joe and Seb look to find out how a crowd alters teams play to see if FPL managers can get an advantage at the tail-end of the campaign.

Could it be that players are keener to shoot from distance with the roar of the crowd to encourage them? Joe and Seb’s research looks at where home strikers shoot from and why Everton, in particularly, are in desparate need of the Goodison faithful.

A common theme over the latter part of the season has been the emergence of strong mid-priced midfielders. Jesse Lingard (£6.6m) and Diogo Jota (£6.9m) had been leading this charge but with form and injury denting their appeal respectively, the Scoutcast crew look at the new guard of value alternatives in the centre of the park. Leeds and Newcastle assets look particularly appealing.

Due to the tight turnaround of fixtures, there is no time for a captaincy video this week. Luckily, the Scoutcast can step in to assess the best candidates for Gameweek 37. The race for the Golden Boot, home advantage and defensive trends among relegated clubs look to be key to their decisions.

Elsewhere, there’s a bumper Rough with the Smooth edition this week thanks to Gameweek 36’s incredible turn of events, particularly among those who brought in the week’s unlikely goalscoring heroes.

Joe and Seb’s own contrasting fortunes in the last set of matches are looked at and the final brace of fixtures are examined in detail.

Seb takes his turn to pick a differential, and captaincy and transfer plans ahead of tonight’s deadline are revealed.

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The next Scoutcast is scheduled for 5:30pm on Thursday 20 May, when Joe, Seb and Karam will help FPL managers prepare for the final set of fixtures of 2020/21.

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735 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Captain who?

    A) Bruno
    B) Salah
    C) Kane.

    Currently on Bruno.

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Salah

    2. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      C

  2. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bottomed

    Who will score more over last two GWs from each set

    A) Vardy
    B) Antonio (-4)

    1) Nacho
    2) Firmino (-4)
    3) Any other fwd (-4, no Kane)

  3. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Who is most nailed Newcastle defender?

  4. bazhef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    3 point lead in H2H and playing rival

    Worth -4 to sell Son and bring in Salah to cover him having Salah?

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Only if C

      1. bazhef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        yeah i'd be captaining Salah as i think he will as well.

        Thing is, he has Son as well....

    2. bazhef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      PS would also need to sell Lingard for Willock which is why it is -4

    3. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Depends on the teams.

      1. bazhef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        he has Son Salah and Bruno

        I have Son Greenwood and Bruno

        both have Kane

  5. gonzalocampos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Play Martinez (TOT) or Guaita (ARS)?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Martinez

  6. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Any Twitter accounts to look out for for leaked man utd line ups? Bringing in greenwood unless hear he's benched

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      He will start

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I hope he starts - brought him in seeing as he was rested v Liverpool.

      Utd have to field out a team v Fulham, and he may as well put Greenwood out.

    3. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Oddsonfpl

  7. FCRS1991
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Does Foden start?

    Would Foden > Greenwood be a safer bet (no Bruno in team)

  8. FantasyClub
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Quick question lads...

      Cavani or Firmino?

      1. FCRS1991
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Cavani

        1. FantasyClub
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I’ve already got Salah and TAA but only Shaw so yeah Cavani balances it out I guess...

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Cavani may not play last gameweek so bobby.

          1. FantasyClub
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Good point...aaaarrrgh...maybe I’ll just go from Cavani to bobby

              1. FCRS1991
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Bobby scores once a year...if you dont have him in the team already go with someone else

        3. Sterling Archer
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Im looking at Antonio but would be surprised if west ham dont even win the game!

          1. Sterling Archer
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            wouldnt*

          2. BeWater
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I have him so if he scores 4 in a 5-4 defeat I'm good with it.

        4. FantasyClub
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Is De Gea a rotation risk?

            1. ILOVEBAPS
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Not if you’re playing season 19/20

          • Totti
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            reposting

            any suggestions guys

            henderson sanchez
            laporte rudiger coleman coady phillips
            salah mane lingard raphinha siggy
            kane calvert iheanacho

            1 FT 0.2 itb

            1. BeWater
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              What about Laporte to Dallas.

              1. Totti
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                and who to bench

                1. BeWater
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Iheanacho.

                  1. Totti
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    and rudiger?

                  2. Totti
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    i'm playing now coleman phillips rudiger

          • Haimdog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Bench which 2 of these 7?

            Coufal
            Willock
            Pogba
            Greenwood
            Lingard
            Bamford
            DCL

            1. BeWater
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Pogba and Coufal.

          • Dirty_Harry
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Worth holding Siggy or bring in Raph (and bench Lingard)

          • TheBigDogg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Willock or Saint-Maximin for Lingard?

          • Nay08
              2 months, 13 days ago

              1) thoughts on Mane captain instead of Salah?
              I'm chasing 40 pts and my rival also has Salah

              2) my list to transfer out right now are Iheanacho, Castagne, and Keane(next week bad fixture vs MCI). any suggestion on what to do?
              already use this week's FT so only one FT for next week. I'm chasing 40 pts but willing to take one -4 next week depending on the situation.

              team right now:
              Leno/Foster
              Dallas, Keane, Coufal, Castagne, Philips
              Salah, Mane, Son, Lingard, Raphinha
              Kane, Bamford, Iheanacho

            • Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Gtg?

              Meslier
              Dallas Rudiger Taa
              Pereira Son Salah(v) Harrison
              Firmino Kane(c) DCL

              Forster Lingard Holding Targett

            • Six Season Wonder
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Worried about Man U resting players in GW38 . So I don't know whether to triple up on them (Shaw, Greenwood, Bruno)