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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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  1. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which one to start?

    A. Bamford
    B. JWP
    C. Dallas

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      C

    3. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      C

    4. CrazyNeighbourhoodFC
        2 months, 12 days ago

        C

      • dwain100
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        C

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers guys

    5. The Head-Ake
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      1)Rudiger
      2)Phillips
      3)Dallas
      4)Godfrey

      Pick 3 our of 4

      1. Levi's 501
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        234.

    6. PP6
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Any suggestions would be great 1FT .1 ITB. Thanks.

      Martinez
      Azpi Trent Ayling
      Salah Siggy Mahrez Raphinha Mané
      Kane Bamford.

      Areola Rudiger Kelechi Burn.

    7. yiidddoo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Any thoughts on cavani ?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Good looking bloke, pretty handy with a bow and arrow

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          You make him sound like an elf.

    8. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Foden or Harrison?

      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Depends on what your goal is. Foden hi risk but potential hi reward. Harrison nailed minutes and ticking over ok but don’t expect a haul every gw.

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers

    9. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Play Lingard or Bamford?

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Lingard

    10. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who’s everyone captaining ?

      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Kane

      2. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Salah or Kane

      3. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Salah with no second thoughts

      4. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        salah

      5. CrazyNeighbourhoodFC
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Salah and it is the reason why I bring him in with a hit

      6. Jokesy87
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Bottomed!

        Leno
        TAA Godfrey Coufal
        Harrison Greenwood Son Fernandes (c)
        Kane Antonio Watkins

        Sanchez, Lingard, Rudiger, Struijk

        A) G2G
        B) Advice on changes - chasing, so open to ANY suggestions!

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A

      7. MGD
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Will we have any more information such as pressers today? Or G2G with my transfers below?

        Schmeicel
        Cancelo - AWB - Phillips - Dallas
        Fernandes - Salah - Bale
        DCL - Bamford - Antonio

        Forster- ESR - Konsa - Jota*

        1 FT | 2,3 ITB

        Thinking of doing this:

        GW37 - Jota -> Raphina
        GW38 - Bale/Fernandes -> Mane

      8. choco27
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Which one is better option?
          A. Areola (have Greenwood)
          B. Martinez (have Kane & Son)
          Thanx before

        • Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Which do you prefer, Salah & Mane or Son & Bale?

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            salah and mane

          2. ILOVEBAPS
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            1st one

          3. dwain100
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Salah and Son/Bale?

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Currently have Salah, Mane, Bale. Thinking of Bale to Son GW38 in anticipation of Bale's resting.

        • Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Guaita
          TAA Digne Shaw
          Salah Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
          Kane DCL Antonio

          (Martinez Rudiger Coufal Jota*)
          0 FT & 1.6m

          G2G for GW37?

          Start Guaita (ARS) or Martinez (tot)?

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yep

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Guaita imo

          2. BeWater
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Guaita.

        • Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          shaw starting vs fulham?

          1. Champione
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            expect him to start GW37 and rest in GW38 before EL final

          2. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Best eleven against fulham then rotation against wolves

          3. CrazyNeighbourhoodFC
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I believe so

            • BeWater
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I think yes. Then benched for 38.

          4. Najj
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Which one buddy?

            1) Castagne > Dallas (play him ahead phillips)

            2) save FT (Play TAA, Phillips & Shaw)

            1. Champione
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              2. Higher upside in chasing attacking players the last two weeks

              1. Najj
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                GW38 i need to use 2 transfer to replace Bruno & Greenwood.Still choose option 2?

            2. ILOVEBAPS
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              1

          5. merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Who will get the most points the last two matches?
            A) Ramsdale
            B) Dubravka

            1. Champione
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              B

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Ramsdale

            3. BeWater
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              B

          6. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Best captain for chasing here?

            Forster
            TAA | Dallas | Digne
            Salah | Lingard | Foden | Zaha
            Antonio | Kane | Cavani

            GK: Martinez | Zaha | Rudiger | Veltman

            1. No Kane No Gain
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Foden

            2. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Cavani

            3. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Anto

            4. BeWater
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Antonio.

          7. CrazyNeighbourhoodFC
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Which player should warm the bench?

              A) Mount(LEI)
              B) Watkins(tot)

              1. ILOVEBAPS
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                B

              2. Boly Would
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I'd play Mount

              3. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                A

              4. CrazyNeighbourhoodFC
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Thanks for all your advice

              5. Chandler Bing
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Play Watkins or Dallas?

                1. Neo-Viper
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Dallas

                2. BeWater
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Dallas.

              6. Better Call Raul
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Concensus is that Foden will start?

                1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Worked well last week 😉

                2. Chandler Bing
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Probably but nobody knows with City

                3. FALSE PROFIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Only Pep knows. Stay away from a headache IMO

              7. Ando My Son
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Who to start:
                A) ESR
                B) JWP

                1. Chandler Bing
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  A

                2. Neo-Viper
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  JWP

              8. Neo-Viper
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                1) JWP to who for a hit ? Have both Kane and Dallas.

                A) Raph
                B) Harrison
                C) Bale

                2) Play which two ?

                A) Nacho
                B) Coufal
                C) Lingard

                1. Chandler Bing
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Just play JWP. A and C

                  1. Neo-Viper
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    He is on my bench. 2nd.
                    Midfield consists of :
                    Salah Willock Greenwood Lingard .

                2. linkafu
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  A
                  BC

                  1. Neo-Viper
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Cheers!

              9. Jimjam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                (A) Lingard --> Raphinha

                (B) Bamford --> Antonio

                1. Neo-Viper
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  A

              10. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                mendy
                taa shaw cresswell
                salah greenwood mahrez mount saka
                kane ings

                steer digne saiss vydra

                gtg?

                1. Chandler Bing
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Would probably play Digne ahead of Cresswell. Looks good otherwise

              11. Eightball
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  A) Jota to Raphinha/Greenwood
                  B) play lindelof

                  1. Eightball
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      The transfer would be for a -4

                      1. Chandler Bing
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        I'd just play Lindelof

                    • linkafu
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      A Raph

                    • FALSE PROFIT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Raphinha gets 2 games

                    • FALSE PROFIT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      If I not had Raph I would go Harrison.

                    • Boly Would
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Raphinha

                  2. MGD
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    A) Play Schmeichel and do Jota -> Raphina (Bench ESR)
                    B) Play ESR and do Schmeichel -> Dubravka/Henderson

                    I guess it comes down to: Raphina + Schmeichel vs ESR + Henderson/Dubravka

                  3. PogBruno
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    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)

                  4. ClassAct
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Play 3 out of the following:
                    DCL
                    Bamford
                    Raphinha
                    Lingard

                    1. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Bench Bam

                  5. stu92
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Who to bench?

                    A) Digne
                    B) Lingard

                    1. PogBruno
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      B

                  6. Burger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Is Greenwood expected to play in 37 and 38?

                    1. FPLShaqiri
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      No one knows. The FFS predicted line up has him missing out tonight if that helps you.

                      1. Burger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        It does, thank you. Looks like I'll give him a miss and go for someone more nailed like Harrison.

                  7. FPLShaqiri
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    My rival is 36 points ahead of me. My 'best XI' would be playing Stuart Dallas, with Rob Holding on the bench, however my rival will definitely play Dallas this week. So should I play Holding this week and bench Dallas, even though it's a worse choice, just to be as different as possible to him, and give my self more chances to close the gap?