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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. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Mendy
    TAA Holding Dallas
    Mahrez Salah Greenwood Lingard
    DCL Kane Bamford

    Forster Coady Fofana Jota

    A Save FT
    B Jota to Raphinha and bench Lingard

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A or B with differential: Ward- Prowse, Soucek, Torres, James Rodriguez

    3. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Literally the same team, think I'm gonna roll the FT for a punt next week

  2. chocolove
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Is there any risk of Kane on bench after his statement?

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Which statement ?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        That he wants to leave Spurs

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Lol

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A team fighting for top four benching the premier leagues best striker, what do you think!

      1. chocolove
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        They fight for europa spot i think, not even top 4. That's why Kane want to leave

    4. Hazz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If they don't get Europe he'd push even harder for a move, so duh no.

  3. El_Gigante
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Best replacement for Maguire now? Already have Dallas, Digne, Rudiger and Konsa

    1. El_Gigante
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Max 5.7

      1. bazhef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I'd play Dallas, Digne and Rudiger, bench Konsa and either leave Maguire on bench this week or buy Mitchell and free up 1.7mil

        1. El_Gigante
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Thanks! And use FT to do Zaha > Raphinha instead?

  4. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    G2G?

    Mendy
    TAA Digne Dallas
    Salah (C) Son Lingard Greenwood
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Subs: Holding, Fofana, Jota

  5. yiidddoo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Pick two Please

    A)Gundo > Harrison/Raphinia
    B)Watkins > Bamford
    C) Jota > Willock

    Chasing by 15 points With 1FT
    Any thoughts appreciated !

  6. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Jeez, anyone else struggling with (C)??

    It's between Salah and Kane for me!

    1. yiidddoo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Kane if theres no Mings

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Greenwood, Kane, Salah all in the mix for me. Think Greenwood at the moment.

  7. The Head-Ake
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on her? Tryna' win ML but behind by 20 something points. Help 🙂

    Guaita
    Phillips - Godfrey - Dallas
    Bruno - Lingard - Salah - Greenwood(c)
    Bamford - DCL - Kane

    Ryan - Rudiger - Zaha - Lowton

    ML Leader team: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2954055/event/36

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    How many hits are folks taking?

    1. Better off with a pin and a…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      None this week or (hopefully) next.

  9. chelseabrad
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    20 points ahead in my ML, is it suicide not owning Bruno?

    Meslier
    AWB TAA Coufal
    Salah Greenwood Son Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Antonio

    (Forster Wood Coleman Holding)

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Lol

      1. chelseabrad
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks, very helpful

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      No you have Greenwood.

      I have Bruno but wish I had Green also

    3. Better off with a pin and a…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      You're fine. That's a good team. Have faith. Which one of your mids does rival not have?

      1. chelseabrad
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        He has no Son or Raphinha (but Jota to be taken out)

    4. MightyGar
        2 months, 18 days ago

        It's unlikely that Bruno scores 20pts more than one of your players over the next 2 weeks.

        You are leading; let your rivals panic and make rash decisions

    5. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      To raise funds for Fernandes:

      A) Son to Greenwood
      B) JLingz to Willock

      1. Silicon Vialli
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        B, or Smith-Rowe

        1. ButterB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 18 days ago

          B

    6. Hazardous1983
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Targett to taa or watkins to antonio for -4

      Or stick with just jota to rafina for free

      1. djaddy
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Jota to Raph. Do you have to play Targett?

          1. Hazardous1983
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            No back line is reguillon shaw digne

      2. djaddy
          2 months, 18 days ago

          What would you do:

          A) Maddison>Raph/Willock
          B) Nacho>Antonio
          C) Both (-4)

          Playing FH in 36 has left my team slightly out of shape. Could have done with the extra transfer!

          1. ButterB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 18 days ago

            A to Willock and keep Nacho for the last game

        • Hazardous1983
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          is it.a massive risk not having bruno

          Rival 4 ahead and i have son

          1. djaddy
              2 months, 18 days ago

              He'll only play one, so no point bringing him in, especially for a hit

          2. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Do you prefer Rashford over Greenwood?

            1. Better off with a pin and a…
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              No. Other way round.

              1. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Cheers

          3. thom830g
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Please helt here guys. 1 FT and 0,6 ITB

            A) Jota -> Greenwood
            B) Jota + Bruno -> Salah + Raphinha (-4) (+0,6m itb)
            C) Jota -> Raphinha (and then Bruno->Salah next GW)

            Team is
            Mendy
            Digne - Shaw - Reguilon - Dias
            Lingz - Bruno (VC) - Son - JWP
            Kane (C) - Bamf
            (Areola - Iheanacho - Coady - Jota*)

            1. Champione
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              I like A. Bruno and Kane should cover captaincy well for you this week.

            2. chelseabrad
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              C

            3. thom830g
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              cheers!

          4. Champione
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Who to transfer in this week?
            A) Mahrez (have Torres)
            B) Greenwood (no United)
            C) Antonio (have Lingard)

            1. chelseabrad
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Greenwood is a risk now with Martial and James both back fit

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I doubt they will just walk back into the starting lineup

              2. Champione
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Think Greenwood will start today and probably have his minutes managed on Sunday

            2. thom830g
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Would go B

              1. Champione
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                thanks

          5. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Jota or Nacho out and to who? 1.0m ITB

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Jota is out for the rest of the season

          6. Hazardous1983
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Rival has antonio should i get him in for watkins for -4

            Or go targett to taa for -4

            1. bazhef
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              B

          7. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Better option?

            A. Kane Greenwood
            B. Son bruno

            1. chelseabrad
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              B

            2. ILOVEBAPS
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              A

          8. Mr. Mystic
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Any reports on Alioski? Is he going to start after those racial claims?

            1. ButterB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Racist claims..Deary me, no I hope not as it looked like Mc Neil spat near Alioski and Alioski responded with a childish gesture.

          9. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Jota to?
            A) Raph
            B) Harrison
            C) Torres
            D) Eze
            E) ASM

            Thanks

          10. Applecore
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Was thinking of Ferran Torres as a Jota replacement but doesn’t seem to be mentioned anywhere. Is this due to rotation risk (he plays mainly in the league games so not sure about this)?

            1. gengo
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              All City are a rotation risk

          11. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Pick one for last 2 weeks

            A) willock
            B) Harrison
            C) raphinha

          12. Hig1990
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Any changes required? 1FT 0.4M ITB

            Meslier
            TAA, Stones, Dallas
            Salah, Raphina, Son, Mahrez
            Kane (C), Antonio, DCL

            McCarthy, Digne, Lingard, Mitchell

          13. ryacoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            A) Watkins to Antonio (start Nacho, bench Jota)
            B) Jota to Pereira (and bench Nacho)

          14. bazhef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            3 point lead in H2H league and playing main rival

            Should i sell Son, Lingard and Maguire for -4 to get in Salah, along with Willock and Mitchell?

            Rival has Salah and worrying i need to cover that.

          15. SuperDan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Take a hit to get Antonio in for Nacho?

            1. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              No

          16. #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Afternoon all! Any clear rationale for captain?

            Salah - form, golden boot, most to play for, away

            Kane - golden boot, likely last home game, fans back, villa on the beach

            Bruno - home, plum fixture, not the best form.

            Currently on Mo…but seems like a coin toss.

            All could easily score the same?

            1. Hig1990
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              I got rid of bruno on WC, so he is not an option for me.

              I swapped Salah to Kane C this morning

          17. AC Yew
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Afternoon all need some advice on what move to make this week. 1FT 0.5 ITB

            Pickford
            AWB Keane Coufal
            Salah Son Raphina Siggy Lingard
            Watkins Kane

            Guaita Iheanacho Watkins Ward

            1. AC Yew
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Anyone?

          18. El Copo
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Play Nacho or Watkins? Greenwood the best Jota replacement?