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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. Wee Jinky
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    A) Jota to Greenwood (doesn't start on predicted line-ups)

    B) Jota to Torres (for needed differential)

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      B. And have a good bench.

      1. WALOR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Torres more likely to start than Greenwood? I don't think so....

  2. Eightball
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A) Jota to Raphinha/Greenwood
      B) Watkins to Antonio/Bamford
      C) both for a -4

      If I do A I have to play one of Nacho/Watkins in a 3-5-2. Although could potentially play lindelof and go with one striker.

    • mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Lost on last page.

      Would you take out Son for Bruno for a hit to defend a 35 point in ML? (rivals have Bruno but not Son)

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yes but my mini leagues are really important to me

      2. WALOR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        probably unnecessary, but yes

      3. Nate01
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Same scenario here- I’m keeping son. Just comes down to who has more to play for

      4. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yes.
        I will do sth similar.
        Not only will you be blocking, but Bruno will likely score more than Son this week and then you can punt for the final week (even reverse).

      5. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        To protect a ML lead, I would.

      6. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks

    • Nate01
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      DCL (WOL)

      or

      Zaha (ARS)

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        DCL

        1. WALOR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          DCL easy

      2. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        DCL

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Who gets more points this week?

      A. Iheanacho
      B. Coufal

      1. WALOR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Nate01
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Coufal (Chelsea fan here) 🙂

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks guys

    • Kasper the ghost keeper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bottomed. Start 1 (Have Leno)
      A) Rudiger
      B) Digne
      C) Holding

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

    • WALOR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      For draft squad outfield:

      Greenwood Rashford Mount Pulisic Lingard
      Kane Cavani Firmino

      Who goes on the bench?

    • Bambi
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      who to bench for iheanacho?

      Areola
      Digne - Reguilon - Dallas - Stones
      Raphina - Bruno - Salah - Lingard
      Kane - Bamford

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Stones

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Difficult. Bench Nacho.

      3. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Reguilon probably

      4. Nate01
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Bamford may well start on bench

      5. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        reguilon? or even Nacho is good to be benched

    • Greenbob
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Play Coufal or Digne?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Digne

      2. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Digne

        1. Greenbob
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks!

      3. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Digne

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Which keeper scores more this GW:

      A) Pickford vs Wolves
      B) Martinez vs Spurs

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

        1. WALOR
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          A

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks! Still captain Kane or changed it to Salah? Especially with the transfer news.

      2. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A

    • Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Play one, please:

      A) Coleman (WOL)
      B) Lingard (wba)
      C) Iheanacho (che)

      1. Boz
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

    • Mr_Barbs
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No united. Who's the better pick?

      A) Shaw
      B) Greenwood

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        should be B, out of those

        1. Mr_Barbs
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks, yeah it's what I'm thinking.

      2. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        B

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pick two please.
      A)Saka
      B)Saint M
      C)Harrison
      D)Greenwood

      1. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Two to play?
        CD

      2. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'd say C and D

    • Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Hodgson to leave Palace at the end of the season

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yep, and half the squad.

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Lol, Zaha deserves a top side anyway.

      2. Nate01
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lamps to replace?

    • Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A jota to raphinia
      B watkins to antonio
      C both for -4

      1. Nate01
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        If you can afford -4 at this stage then go for it I say!

      2. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        C considering Antonio's next 2.

      3. Machine_Gunnerz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        same predictament, but a -4 is unncessary considering i'm chasing a ML leader. I'm thinking of doin B for the last round.

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Oof. Just seen the fixture times for the remaining games. They’re all lumped together like pubes in a plug hole.

      1. Wee Jinky
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lice!

    • Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Confussssssioooon!!!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Use that website.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          THAT?!? :0

    • BlenkyLips
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Good to go?

      Meslier | Johnstone

      Shaw | Dallas | Mitchell | Coufal | Lowton

      Son | Salah | Lingard | Greenwood | Willock

      Kane | Wood | Bamford

      Bench Boost in use.

      Considering a -4pts for Lowton to AWB

      1. Eightball
          2 months, 17 days ago

          He would have to get you a clean sheet to break even pretty much on a single gameweek. If you think he also gets some attacking returns then it's worth it. I don't really like -4 on defender transfers for single gameweek.

      2. Fernandito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Play 2

        A Bamford
        B Raphinha
        C Lingard

        1. Krafty Werks
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          AB

        2. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bam & Raph

      3. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Best midfielder

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          KDB

        2. Krafty Werks
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Giggs

      4. son of city
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Oh God, who still has lingz? or am all alone in this.

          1. BlenkyLips
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            ??

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I have. Will bench him

          3. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Me

        • DavvaMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Got a bit of a Goalkeeper crisis and I also have to replace Jota

          Should I take a -4 to replace Guaita, as I am not sure he will play the next two games.

          My bench keeper is Forster 🙁

          Thanks

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            He will play, confirmed by manager

          2. MattysFantasyFooty
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Not worth it at this stage, just hope one starts

        • Pringle
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Mahrez owners. What do you do?

          1. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Play, or even captain if feeling punty. Make sure VC is set

          2. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Keeping.For sure.

          3. Krafty Werks
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Much depends on your overall position, bench players and of course your final target for the season? Needs context?

          4. Pringle
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks all!

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Who to play:

          1. Coleman
          2. Bamford
          3. JWP

          Thanks

        • Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Will FH in 38 | Last FT of the season.

          Areola | Sanchez
          TAA Digne Shaw
          Salah Son Mahrez Lingard Saka
          Kane DC-L
          ¦ Iheanacho Vestergaard Phillips

          1 FT, 0.1 ITB | What to do..Keeper transfer?

          1. fan_of_utd
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            keep, otherwise you could bring in greenwood for mahrez

        • aapoman
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bank the free transfer? Start Saka over one of the defenders?

          Henderson
          Digne AWB Dallas Phillips
          Salah Bruno Son Lingz
          Kane Bamford

          Martinez; Saka, Konsa, Brewster

        • Malinwa
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Dias to Robertson?

          1. aapoman
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yes but TAA is better if you can afford. TAA Robbo double up also good

        • The punt of no returns
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Who would you bench?

          JWP v Leeds
          Lingard v West Brom

          1. aapoman
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            JWP

        • bazhef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          In my H2H league i am top by 3 points and playing the second placed team tonight.

          So could be the title decider.

          My problem is that he has Salah.

          To get Salah in i would need to sell Son, Lingard and Maguire and bring in Salah, Mitchell and either Harrison or Willock for -4.

          I had 2 FT so that helps.

          Would this be a good idea or would i be better keeping Son and forgetting about Salah?

          I already have Bruno and Greenwood and he has Bruno and Son.

        • tissae
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Who to bench?

          Mendy
          TAA Shaw Rudiger
          Salah Greenwood Bruno Lingard Raphinha
          Kane Bamford

          Forster Nacho Holding Fofana

          A) Leave as it is
          B) Holding -> Rudiger
          C) ?