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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. puhd
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Play Vardy (CHE away), Lingard (WBA away) or Pereira (WestHam home)?

    Thanks lads

    1. Le _ Professeur
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I prefer Lingard

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jlings

    3. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Pereira

  2. Le _ Professeur
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pick one to start :

    A) Son
    B) DCL

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. puhd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son

    3. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son

  3. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A Raphina
    B Harrison

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. puhd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Raph

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Raphinha all day long

    4. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      close but Raph for me

  4. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    top of my mini leagues so very wary of taking hits but which would you do?

    a. Maguire > Coufal for Free (then do Jota > Raph for free next GW)

    or

    b. Maguire & Jota > TAA & Smith-Rowe (-4)

  5. ILOVEBAPS
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best transfer option? 1FT
    Have no Spurs.

    A. Jota > Greenwood or Bale/Alli
    B. DCL & Jota > Kane(C) & Raphinha -4
    C. Jota & JLingz > Greenwood & Bale/Alli -4

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A- Jota to Greenwood.

    2. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  6. GW37 Fixtures and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    GW37 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/132q2yg
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW36 clean sheet results:
    EVE: 51% ❌
    LIV: 50% ❌
    MCI: 49% ❌
    TOT: 45% ✅
    SOU: 35% ❌
    WHU: 32% ❌
    AVL: 31% ❌
    BHA: 28% ❌
    LEE: 27% ✅
    CRY: 26% ❌
    FUL: 24% ❌
    BUR: 21% ❌
    WOL: 17% ❌
    SHU: 15% ✅
    NEW: 11% ❌
    WBA: 10% ❌
    ARS: -
    MNU: -

    FA Cup:
    CHE: 43%
    LEI: 20% ✅

    GW37 clean sheet odds:
    MNU: 48%
    CHE: 45%
    MCI: 45%
    LIV: 43%
    ARS: 42%
    EVE: 40%
    NEW: 38%
    TOT: 37%
    WHU: 37%
    WOL: 23%
    LEE: 21%
    LEI: 21%
    SOU: 21%
    SHU: 18%
    BHA: 16%
    CRY: 16%
    WBA: 15%
    AVL: 14%
    FUL: 12%
    BUR: 8%
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Chelsea: 18
    Manchester City: 18
    Aston Villa: 15
    Manchester Utd: 13
    Brighton: 12
    Tottenham: 12 (+1)
    Arsenal: 11
    Burnley: 11
    Everton: 11
    Leeds: 11 (+1)
    Leicester City: 11
    Liverpool: 11
    West Ham: 10
    Wolves: 10
    Fulham: 9
    Southampton: 9
    Crystal Palace: 8
    West Brom: 6
    Newcastle: 5
    Sheffield United: 4 (+1)

    Turn around a bit too quick for me but made it at last! Have a good week people and I'll see you soon...

    G

    1. MGD
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Great, thanks!

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thanks - Always my favourite hot topic, can honestly say this article has helped me make a number of good decisions this season.

    3. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      One more CS from Villa plz

    4. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Chelsea pretty high 😮

  7. bitars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Biggest chance of starting out of Foden and Mahrez?

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mahrez

  8. esho17
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Dallas
    B) Rudiger

    TIA

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  9. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    West Brom fans,
    Are the team gonna have a bad reaction to their wasted endeavours and bad luck on Wednesday, and be jaded and off the pace, or will they be on top of their game against a West Ham team desperate for the points?

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      We'll put a shift in but the lack of quality won't change. West Ham won't have the same referee advantage that united and pool always get against us though

      1. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yep. The additional non-existent extra injury-time and the determination to disallow the second half goal with no analysis are typical of referee/ officials mindset bias. Was thinking they may run out of steam against the hammers.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It was the free kick for the first goal that was the worst. To be fair it hurts Leicester/Chelsea more than us at this point. We’ve been done by bad decisions al year but we would have gone down regardless.

  10. Jambot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    G2G? Bench correct? Suggestions welcome

    Dubravka
    Trent Dallas Shaw
    SalahC Bruno Son Raphina
    Bamford DCL Antonio

    Forster Eze Phillips Saiss

  11. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bring Greenwood in for Jota with my ft?

    Leno
    TAA Digne Holding
    Salah Son Zaha Jota*
    Kane DCL Antonio

    Subs: ESR, Mitchell, Masuaku

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep

  12. Totti
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    any suggestions guys

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

    1 FT 0.2 itb

    A) siggy -> willock and bench iheanacho
    B) calvert -> antonio
    C) other suggestion

  13. theodosios
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who should I bench?

    Dallas Sais Coleman Shaw TAA
    Salah Greenwood Mount Lingard Harrison
    Kane Watkins Antonio

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Watkins Lingard Sais

  14. The Invincibles
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Phillips (bur) or Lingard (wba)?

    Can't decide who to start.

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lingard

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lingz

  15. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Play Dallas or Watkins lads?

    1. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dallas

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dallas

  16. Machine_Gunnerz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Should i take a hit for Watkins for Antonio?
    Am chasing 20pts in ML.

    1. dwain100
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes - unless you have other differentials

  17. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who scores the most points over the next two games?

    A. Greenwood
    B. Torres
    C. Raphina

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

  18. FCRS1991
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Current team

    Martinez Patricio
    Shaw Phillips Coufal Holding Dallas
    Salah Lingard Foden Son Zaha
    Kane DCL Bamford

    1FT 2.2ITB

    Anything here?

    Was thinking Son > Bruno or Zaha/Foden >Greenwood

    My concerns are:
    1) Foden starting
    2) going without UTD attack, but then wary of their rotation

  19. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any thoughts on this please

    A) Watkins to Antonio
    B) Jota to Pereira

    Current team: Mendy - TAA Digne Shaw - Son Salah Raph Lingard - Nacho Kane Watkins

    Bench: Forster Coady Targett Jota

    1. fpl_tp95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Watkins to Antonio for me

  20. fpl_tp95
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Mendy

    Shaw, TAA, Dallas, Digne

    Mahrez, Salah, Greenwood, Lingard

    Dcl, Kane

    Watkins, Holding, Jota

    Should I

    A) Roll FT
    B) Jota to Raph and bench Digne
    C) Jota and Watkins to Raph and Antonio and bench Digne and Lingard.

  21. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Play JWP or Raphinha?

  22. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jota + foden to Grenwood + Rapinha for -4..?

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Think Foden plays... so no

  23. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Torres worth a punt or too risky?

    16 pts behind ML leader

  24. Hig1990
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any changes required? 1FT 0.4M ITB

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

    McCarthy, Stones, Lingard, Mitchell

  25. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft?

    Ederson
    Dallas, TAA, Shaw
    Salah, Harrison, Mané, Bale, Raphinha
    Kane, Antonio

    Subs: Carson, Wood, Lewis, Mitchell

    Was thinking of Bale -> Son in GW38, due to risk of Bale getting rested.

  26. RedJive79
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is this GTG? 10 points behind leader in ML. Already done Jota to Willock as a differential....

    Martinez
    TAA / Dallas / Digne
    Salah(c) / Son / Willock / Greenwood
    Bam / Kane(vc) / DCL

    Areola / Lingz / Struijk / Veltman

  27. dabber7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jota (have plenty of cash ITB) on a free to

    A) Raphinha
    B) Bale (but I already have Kane & Son)

    Many thanks

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  28. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Not keen on taking hits esp i am in cup comps but not sure how to avoid hits in gw37/38. Suggestions? 1ft and 0.3m

    Mendy
    Taa Digne Shaw -- Holding Rudi
    Salah Bruno Lingard Greenwood Zaha
    Kane Nacho

    Current plan
    gw37: Zaha + Nacho >> Raph + Antonio (-4)
    gw38: Digne + Bruno >> Dallas + Mane (-4)

    1. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      could possibly avoid the gw38 hit for dallas if i field rudi and holding. cant see shaw playing and digne faces city

  29. TopCorner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Can’t afford to get Bruno back so

    A. Harrison+Raphinha
    B. Harrison+Greenwood
    C. Raphinha+Greenwood

  30. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Repost
    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