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Scoutcast: Best Wildcard picks for FPL Gameweek 7

Joe and Andy are here to help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 7.

Many FPL managers are looking to Wildcard this week, as Chelsea begin their kind run of games and the current template looks in need of a shake-up.

The Scoutcast community team, which the crew are managing on behalf of a top 100 manager who has to dip out of the game this year for health reasons, is in particular need of an autumn refresh.

Our Scoutcast duo use this as an opportunity to frame their chat around the best options to bring in this week and to tackle the key issues Wildcarders and non-Wildcarders alike are facing.

Attacking defenders top the bill in this chat. Should FPL managers double up on Manchester City’s rearguard or Chelsea’s backline? And what of the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m), who may miss this weekend’s clash between Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s troops?

Midfield and forward options are also considered, as is the best formation to opt for into October and beyond.

Key to this is whether to opt for Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) now or stick with Red Devil Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) for another Gameweek or two.

Maverick managers looking to think outside of the Twittersphere may be intrigued by Joe’s ‘unfashionable picks’ table, which makes its first appearance of the season.

There are also fixtures to frisk, differentials to consider, teams to reveal and captaincy issues to ponder.

This show also features an intriguing bandwidth tussle between Andy’s internet and the rest of his family’s decision to watch Channel 4’s Bake Off. Joe is left to cook up some tasty stats and chew on the community’s questions on his own at a couple of points while Andy grabs a pasty and reconnects his West Country broadband.

This week’s episode was aired live via YouTube on Tuesday 28 September. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of future live episodes. It is also available as a podcast.

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  1. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 4 hours ago

    Thoughts on this draft?

    Sanchez (Foster)
    Rudiger Alonso TAA (Livra Duffy)
    ESR Salah Ben Raph (Doucoure)
    Lukaku Antonio Jesus

    0.5 ITB.
    Could go Doucoure/Sanchez ->Douglas Luiz/Ederson. TAA known issue.

    Thankful for any suggestions!

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Very nice actually

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Looks good, stick with current team . Duffy is a decent backup.

    3. Totti
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      don't like jesus
      he's not nailed with pep
      may be play match and rest match

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      I would probably go Mbeumo instead of Benrahma and get Vardy instead of Jesus.
      Maybe Ramsdale instead of Sanchez but much of a muchness in the latter.

  2. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 4 hours ago

    Which is best as Set & Forget for the rest of the season:-
    a> Mendy
    b> Ederson
    c> Sanchez + 1.5m

    Thanks 🙂

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Intrigued by Ederson

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      A

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      On Ederson at the moment

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Sá + 1m

    6. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Sa?

    7. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      C

    8. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      None of the above Schmeichel IMO when evans is back with Vestergaard will be way more soild

  3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 4 hours ago

    Bottomed Yay or Nay

    TAA/Jota/Toney > Christiansen/Mbuemo/Lukaku (c) -4

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Do you have no other way of fitting in Lukaku?

      Christensen is a gash replacement for TAA

      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        Im wildcarding in GW8 will most probably get trent back

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 4 hours ago

    Not in the best situation like most…can I get trough another week and then wc during IB(four flagged plus Jota and Riyad)?
    Also if yes then what would your moves be for this week with 2ft?

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA* Shaw* Coufal White Livra
    Salah Jota Mahrez Raph* Bisso*
    CR7 Antonio Scarlett

    2ft, 0itb

  5. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 4 hours ago

    Vardy draft

    Ramsdale/Foster
    Cancelo Walker Rudiger Alonso
    Salah Raphina Mbeumo
    Lukaku Vardy Antonio
    (Smith-Rowe Livramento Allan)

    Mbeumo could be Callagher and rotate with players on the bench
    No TAA for few weeks,easy to get him with Alonso and Cancelo to TAA and Duffy (0.5 itb). Its still strong defence

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Watching this draft and thinking that maybe Vardy isnt good value,Toney + 4 mil maybe better

  6. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 4 hours ago

    Terrified of not owning Trent, but moving him on feels like the best move.

    1. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Yeah there’s that Watford game after the international break.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      "Terrified" 😮

      Cant bench him?

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        I can not. Brought in Rudiger for Shaw early for price rise.

        Sanchez
        TAA-Rudiger-Semedo
        Salah-Torres-Jota-Sarr
        CR7-Antonio-Jimenez

        Gunn-Livra-Gilmour-Williams

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          Livra will be fine, dont worry

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      That's the problem in a nutshell.

  7. winchester
      21 days, 4 hours ago

      Hello lads, have 1ft and 2.1m itb. use WC now or gw8? Are trent and shaw confirmed out?

      sanchez
      taa* shaw* livramento
      benrahma salah greenwood sarr
      cr7 antonio asm

      foster esr tsimi amartey

      a) tsimi/ama -> rudiger
      b) tsimi/ama -> alonso
      c) use WC

      1) bench esr
      2) bench benrahma
      3) bench greenwood

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 4 hours ago

        A3

        1. winchester
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            cheers. no need for hit or wc? rudiger>alonso in ur opinion?

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 4 hours ago

              No need. Team is good and you can wait one more week and then wc like most. Rudi yes because of security of starts.

              1. winchester
                  21 days, 4 hours ago

                  cheers pistol. sounds legit. i also think that rudiger is safer

        2. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          I was thinking of bringing in Grealish, but then saw him play last night. No chance now.

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Same here…problems problems

          2. JBG
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Only City attacker/midfielder I would how for now is Kdb.

            1. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 4 hours ago

              I was thinking that too, but he’s so expensive.

          3. CRO KLOPP
            • 4 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            9 different scorers for City this year,Jesus and Torres 2,rest on 1,tells the story

          4. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Son

            1. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 4 hours ago

              Dad?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                21 days, 4 hours ago

                One day the kingdom will be yours.

        3. Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          Bottomed:
          How long is TAA out? Is he back after International break?

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            no confirmation yet, wait for further updates...

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Adductor injury. I did an adductor once and it took forever to come good. Based on my experience I think he could be out forever.

            1. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 4 hours ago

              For years to come?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                21 days, 4 hours ago

                Forever.

                1. Amartey Partey
                  • 2 Years
                  21 days, 4 hours ago

                  Infinity

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    21 days, 4 hours ago

                    Bingo!

            2. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              21 days, 4 hours ago

              I'm a little disappointed Sir Template. A properly fitted breastplate would have surely prevented this.

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                21 days, 4 hours ago

                Twas in the days when I was a squire. Hadn't earned mine magnificent codpiece yet!

          3. mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Actually Klopp did suggest around 3 weeks

          4. JBG
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Klopp mentioned that he might be out for England as well, so couple of weeks at least.

        4. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          Ederson Foster
          Cancelo Alonso Rudiger White Livramento
          Salah Benrahma Sarr ESR Douglas Luiz
          Lukaku Vardy Antonio

          3-4-3 draft - any feedback much appreciated

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Nice front line.

          2. CRO KLOPP
            • 4 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Look few posts above mine draft with Vardy

        5. Mane Mane Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          Thoughts on this draft?
          Mendy Foster
          TAA, Liv, Alonso, Cancelo, White
          Salah, Benrahma, Raph, Sarr, Doug luiz
          Antonio, Lukaku, ASM

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Nice

        6. Cheeky Onion
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          Do we recon a Shaw price drop tonight?

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            This week for sure.

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            -98.5.

          3. Cojones of Destiny
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            soon

        7. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          best option:
          a. TAA/Jota -> Alonso/Raph
          b. TAA/Bam-> Kaku/Christensen
          c. Bam/Jota-> Kaku/ESR

          thx

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            B

        8. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          C by miles

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            Reply fail to above

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              21 days, 4 hours ago

              I'm sorry, it doesn't count. B it is.

            2. Cojones of Destiny
              • 3 Years
              21 days, 4 hours ago

              thx for reply what’s ur reasoning for this option ?

        9. Totti
          • 5 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          last question to figure out my wildcard 🙂

          who do u think will get more points in the coming fixtures?

          A) Toney grealish arnold
          B) ronaldo townsend/doucoure lowton

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            A. Dont like Grealish though.

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            B, Graham Arnold hasn't played in years.

          3. Cojones of Destiny
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            b

        10. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          A) Ederson White
          B) Ramsdale Dias

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            B

          2. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            21 days, 4 hours ago

            B

          1. Grounderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            21 days, 3 hours ago

            So?

        11. Jack_McSweeney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 4 hours ago

          Thoughts on WC team?
          Sa (Foster)
          Cancelo Rudiger Alonso (TAA) (Livramento)
          Salah Raphinha Saka Sarr (Brownhill)
          Antonio Lukaku ASM
          £0.0 ITB

        12. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 2 hours ago

          Wildcard:

          A) Saka
          B) Benrahma