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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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735 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JonSnow
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Just ahead in my ML and rival has the better 11 this week.
    A) Nacho to antonio (-4) and start him over rudiger?
    B) Veltman or rudiger to robertson (-4) (have salah & taa)
    C) Save
    Have Gundo, rudiger and veltman who are either likely rested or injured and BB to play next GW so trying to swap for a player with a good game next GW too and limited rotation worry.

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A

  2. BaleKaneSon
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A) Jota to Greenwood
      B) Jota and Coufal to Raphinia and TAA for a -4?

      1. iveseenitall
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A

      2. Shteve
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A

      3. AgentRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A

      4. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B worth i think for the next 2

      5. Steiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B

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

      willock or raphina

      1. BaleKaneSon
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Raph

        • iveseenitall
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Raphina

        • AgentRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Raph

        • Shark Team
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Have raphinha but i would get Willock if it wasn't for a hit

      2. iveseenitall
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Start one
        A) Bamford
        B) Lingard

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

          A

        2. BaleKaneSon
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A

          • Charlie's Eagles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            B, think Bamford will see reduced minutes this week personally.

        3. Shteve
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Start one:
          A. Rudiger
          B. N. Philips
          C. Holding

          Already have TAA

          1. AgentRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            C

          2. iveseenitall
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            B

          3. Hazz
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Heart says A, head says B.

          4. Shteve
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Thanks all, had it on B but changed to A today. Still not sure!

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

          Pick 1 to bench:

          a) Foden
          b) Lingard
          c) Bamford

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

            A

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

            Not A, will let Pep work his magic. Probably C due to minutes.

          3. Shteve
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Prob A, purely because of risk of not starting and only getting 10/15mins

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

            Thanks all

          5. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A

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

          Hi folks. Will chip in to other people's questions too at points today when not working 🙂

          Bench:
          A) Lingard (WBA)
          B) Dallas (SOU)
          C) Digne (WOL)

          Start:
          1) Martinez
          2) Sanchez

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

            A1

          2. AgentRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            C1

          3. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A1

          4. Shteve
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A1

          5. Shark Team
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            c1

          6. Boly Would
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A1

          7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            C1

          8. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A1

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

            Thank you all, much appreciated!

        6. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Who would you rather play?

          1. Coleman vs Wolves
          2. Rudiger vs Leicester

          1. AgentRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Coleman

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            2

          3. Shark Team
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Rudiger 100%

        7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Good morning everyone!!! Best of luck for the gameweek!!! Is my team good to go?? Or should I do Jota to Harrison or Raphinha for a hit and bench Lingard??? Team is as follows......

          Martinez
          TAA Shaw Dallas
          Salah(C) Son Greenwood Lingard
          Kane(VC) Antonio DCL
          Subs- Nipples, Coufal Jota Dunk

          Many thanks!!!

          1. Honourvolley
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Looking good. I’d stick!

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Lovely cheers mate!!!

          2. AgentRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I'd just play Lingard. They'd have to haul to pay off the hit.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yeah there sensible mate!!! Will bring in one of the Leeds boys next week for Jota and bench DCL away at City I think

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                *that’s sensible

              2. AgentRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Good shout

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Cheers mate!! Just have to decide which one!! Haha

          3. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Stick 2FT for last GW will be useful

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Cheers mate!! Already did Watkins to Antonio, so will have only one free but pretty set on doing Jota to Harrison or Raphinha for the WBA game at home!!!

        8. martyhan
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Zaha to greenwood for -4?

          Yes or no

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

            Yes if you are fine with him getting benched in Wolves

          2. AgentRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            No

          3. fpl_tp95
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I would

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

          best defender for next two other than trent ?

          1. Shteve
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Dallas?

          2. Shark Team
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            1.Robbo 2.Dallas

          3. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Dalas

        10. ViperStripes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Remember everyone when the pages start moving fast, answer at least 2 questions for every question you ask.

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

            Thats too much effort 😉

          2. Shteve
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yes, B
            Ah no, good idea.

        11. Shark Team
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Lingard haul finally coming

        12. Reeker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Play Coufal or Lingard?

          1. AgentRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Lingard

          2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Lingard

          3. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Coufal

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

            Has to be Lingard

          5. JonSnow
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            lingard

          6. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Lingz

        13. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          A Luke shaw 15 point haul wouldn’t go amiss today..

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

            Booooooo

          2. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yes please

        14. jimmy.floyd
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          DCL to Antonio? Have Lingard?

          1. Shteve
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Nah

          2. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Whoever you pick, the other one will haul.
            Save the FT for next GW

        15. Mr_Barbs
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          A) Dunk > Shaw
          B) Jota > Greenwood

          Martinez
          TAA, Digne, Dallas, Struijk
          Mane, Son, Foden, Lingard
          Kane, Bamford

          Fabri, Iheanacho, Jota*, Dunk*

        16. Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Shaw or AWB?

          1. JonSnow
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            shaw this gw, but both liekly to get a rest next gw for europa final

        17. LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          who in for Jota?

          A) Raphinha / Harrison
          B) M.Pereira
          C) Eze
          D) Willock / ASM

          1. Ohh1454
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I brought in ASM but wanted a differential and he can be explosive. Raph the safe option

            1. LewanGOALski
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              more and more tempted by ASM.
              He's been very kind points-wise for me last season.

          2. Shteve
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A. Raph

        18. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          play:
          a. Konsa
          b. Castagna

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Castagne

          2. JonSnow
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            b

          3. fpl_tp95
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Castange, villa were dreadful defensively against Palace

        19. Sal8
            2 months, 19 days ago

            A. Asm
            B. Willock
            C. Esr
            D. Saka
            E. Greenwood

            1. Antonio
            2. Dcl
            3. Che adams

            Advice please!

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              E1

          • Babelcopter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Martinez
            Shaw Rudiger TAA
            Raphinha Bruno Salah Greenwood
            DCL Kane Iheanacho

            Button; Castagne Burn Jota

            A) Save ft
            B) Jota to Lingard/ Willock
            C) Castagne to Dallas

            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Nacho to Antonio or c

          • fpl_tp95
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Bench 1

            A) Digne
            B) Lingard

            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              A

          • LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            would you take a hit for Lingard ➡ Greenwood ?

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

              Probably not a hit
              I did this move today for free

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Lingard haul incoming 😉

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

                    yep half expecting it

              2. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Nah

            2. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Starting to favour Salah over Fernandes captain due to the golden boot race. How much of an effect will the home fans have on the games

                1. KAALI_DAAL
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    A lot

                  • HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    who knows, especially with united of all teams after what happened with the super league

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

                  Zaha->Greenwood/Harrison(-4)?

                  1. KAALI_DAAL
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      No

                  2. Shark Team
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Is Martinez to Dubravka/Fabianski (-4) worth ?

                    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      No

                    2. Cojones of Destiny
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      dont think so

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

                      Never

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

                    Who is the best mid under 6m for the next 2 GW's?

                    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Raphinha

                  4. KAALI_DAAL
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Saint vs Willock as Jota replacement?

                    • Erez Avni
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      play Gundo or Watkins?