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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. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Best CHE defender to have?

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’ve gone with Alonso purely because his ceiling is so high, but safest bet is Rudiger.

    2. The bean
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Rudigar more nailed Alonso for excitement

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Alonso - 21 pointer incoming

    4. Indio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Rudiger feels safest pick, but I'd try and go for both him and Alonso, esp if you're on a WC.

    5. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Alonso

  2. The bean
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    WC picks. What do you think?

    Ramsdale, forster
    TAA, alonso, rudigar, Diaz, white
    Salah, saka, benramha, raphinha, Douglas Luiz
    ASM, Antonio lukaku

    Thanks.

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mendy
      Rudi Dias cancelo Manquillo
      Salah raphina benrahma
      Vardy Lukaku Antonio

      Foster liver browhill Livramento

      This is what I am on currently

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thats a decent set up mate. No TAA does wonders!

      2. The bean
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No matty donnelly up front? Lol good team tho, vardy gets overlooked...

    2. Indio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I like this one, looks solid - though maybe Cancelo over Dias?

      1. The bean
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah I have the funds.

  3. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    The No1 overall ranker apparantly had not logged into any 3rd party sites still got hacked.

    1. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If you don't want to get hacked then don't have a large public following and high rank. Simples.

    2. W
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Have you got a team link?

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Why do you ask?

      2. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Team ID: 3048

  4. Indio
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hi all,

    Is this WC draft too much of a bench headache?

    Probably going to limp to next week before pulling trigger anyhow, but asking as I've exact coin for it, which means it'll be out of reach very soon! Thanks.

    Ramsdale/Foster
    TAA, Rudiger, Alonso, Cancelo, Liva
    Raph, Salah, Saka, Sarr, Brownhill
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimmy

    1. The bean
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I don't think so. Nice to have one decent sub to come of the bench. Loads of games coming up.

    2. Maddamotha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes, too much. I'd downgrade a def or a striker to a fodder.

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’m facing a similar issue as well, that’s why I’m almost leaning towards going with either Mendy or Ederson in goal and replacing a city/Chelsea defender with a 4.5 defender and playing 3atb with say (Ederson/Mendy TAA, Chelsea, City 4.5, Livra) every week, this also gives me the option to play 4atb if the budget defender has a good fixture, if that makes sense. But I like your side as is tbh, Jimenez can become say DCL later if you feel the need to downgrade elsewhere

      1. Indio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks for this, great feedback - yeah I've been considering another draft with Ederson.... so much to think about! Best of luck with your team.

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

      No it is very good.

      With injuries and rotation and livra and brownhill for emergencies that would do well through the christmas period too with a squad like that

      1. Indio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks for this, yeah strong cover could serve me well, though those benched points can be really annoying when they don't come in! And good luck to you.

  5. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I've just checked and Ronaldo is top of the hattrick imminent table.

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes please

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hattrick of price drops after Lukaku smashes him this week

  6. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    TAA/Jota to Mee/Son?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Looked at similar. Spurs bit risky though but could easily pay out

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

      yes for a -4

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks HH. I can make it -4

        1. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          good good. gtg then.

  7. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Defence is in tatters

    TAA - Ayling - Shaw - White - Tsimikas!

    WC still left so tempted to get rid of TAA for Rudiger/Alonso this week

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same. Desperately trying to hold onto it for next GW.

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same defence here besides Livra for Tsimi. Hoping I can at least put out a backline of Rudiger/Alonso - White - Ayling and hold off the WC until 8.

    3. WHITE HORSES
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Same defence, but already did early transfer - Shaw to Rudiger. Now just hoping for healthy Ayling or Tsimikas playing over TAA. But it will be Milner probably.

    4. Maddamotha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Would you :

      A) Jota > Saka
      B) Trent > Rudiger (have to play Livramento if not)

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Well, who do you prefer long term? I’d keep TAA if I were without a wc

    5. Igz08
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Who to start instead of TAA?

      A) Duffy
      B) Liv

      I’ve got Sanchez in goal, as well as Kaku and Alonso. Leaning towards Duffy

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I’ve gone for Duffy.

        1. Igz08
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah I’m probably captaining Lukaku/Alonso so don’t really wanna go for Liv. He could get an assist though

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      My view.

      I do not see any reason to have Raphina over Doucoure tbh.

      Doucoure is racking up Bonus points, scoring goals and providing assists. Some might say Doucoure has had easier fixtures but points are what matter 🙂

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        And those points that matter were due to 'some might say' easier fixtures. He's had Soton, Leeds, BHA, Burnley, AVL, Norwich. It really doesn't come much easier.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          So UTD another easy fixture again. Ha ha

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I own Doucoure but Raphinha is better. Would be surprised if Doucoure keeps this up.

      3. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Stats say you're wrong.

        Raphinha shoots a lot, creates chances and takes set pieces. He's everything you want from an FPL asset as long as he's fit.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Like Wolves attacking stats right?

    7. Sillet Bang
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ramsdale
      Alonso Christienson Cancelo
      Salah Raphinia Benhrama Gallagher
      Ronaldo Antonio Lukaku

      Foster Skipp Duffy Livramento

      Gtg! I think

      1. Sillet Bang
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Edit Gray not Ben

        1. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          put it back to Ben

      2. Eddie
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yep, looks strong

    8. apprehensivepipe4
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wildcard RMT

      Ramsdale Foster

      Dias Cancelo Alonso Rudiger Livramento

      Salah Grealish Raphina ESR D. Luiz

      Lukaku Antonio Toney

      1.7 ITB

      1. Beatle
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Any plan to bring TAA back?

        Looks good otherwise

    9. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Captain for this GW?

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Luk

      2. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lukaku probably because I doubt Ronaldo will outscore him.

      3. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Luk no further

    10. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What move would you prioritise here?

      Sanchez
      TAA*, James*, Semedo
      Salah, Jota, Raphinha, Doucoure
      Ronaldo, Antonio, Jimenez

      Steele; White, Sissoko, Livramento.

      1 FT 1.0 ITB

      I quite like the idea of holding on to James if he's going to be back in GW8 or 9. I don't see any massive upside in any of the other Chelsea defenders over him but it leaves me light at the back this week with Trent out.

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        If you intend holding onto James I won't state what move I would prioritise then.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Haha fair enough. James to another Chelsea defender is definitely an option this week I'm just a bit worried that any of them could get a rest if they start against Juve tonight. Chalobah, Chilwell and Hudson-Odoi waiting in the wings.

      2. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I have TAA and James, leaning towards playing White and Livramento over taking a hit but James > Alonso is tempting.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I'm totally fine playing White this week. Livramento less so but Saints did keep it tight against United and City and he does have attacking threat so it's probably okay.

          Just not sure about swapping James to another Chelsea defender when he could be back in a week or two. Seems like a bit of a waste of a transfer.

      3. Eddie
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        James to Rudiger. See what is happening with Jota after IB, look to upgrade Semedo to James / Alonso after IB by downgrading Jota, or Ronaldo to Lukaku.

    11. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Guys already own cr7 and used my wc. So considering Shaw is fit and bam out, will you do any of these 2 moves? If yes what would you choose?

      A) taa jota bam to Christensen raph (if fit) Kaku -4
      B) taa jota bam to Rudiger/alonso mbuemo/gallagher kaku -4

      Sanchez
      Taa shaw White coady livra
      Salah ben sarr jota allan
      Cr7 antonio bam

    12. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Best Chelsea defender as Shaw replacement?

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Rudiger

    13. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      My plan
      Dias Cancelo Rudiger Alonso… Will get Cancelo next week..

    14. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Have 2 FT and 0.2 ITB. Don't think I need to wildcard and so which option looks best?

      A - Shaw > Rudiger and save 1 FT
      B - Shaw & Bruno > Rudiger & Raph
      C - Other option?

      Sanchez
      TAA - Shaw - Coufal - Duffy
      Salah - Bruno - Benrahma - Doucoure
      CR7 - Antonio

      Foster - Livra - Gilmour - Perica

    15. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Is Ramsdale first choice?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Have you activated WC?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No I haven’t. Thinking I’ll sell TAA and possibly take a hit if I can’t get 11 out.

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        looks like it yeah

      3. Smokey_Lowkey
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not nailed, but certainly his spot to lose!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks.

      4. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yes!

    16. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If these 2 was the same price who would you rather:

      A) Rudiger
      B) Azpillicueta

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not sure, I’m tempted by Azpilicueta over Alonso see below..

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

        B

    17. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Azpilicueta or Alonso both will play as WB role? Azpilicueta seems reliable also Chelsea (C)

      1. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah I imagine Azpillicueta will start WB until James is back then will go RCB.

        Alonso for me has too much potential for high points so I’d go him but make sure you have a decent 1st sub

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I have Duffy who is decent bench player..

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

      Keep or Sell Jota?

    19. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      TAA, Bamford > Lukaku, Duffy (-4)

      Leaves a defence of:
      Duffy, Christensen, Semedo, Liv, Williams

      Too light? Or, okay for next few weeks?

      1. JPSpurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I would just do TAA to a City or Chelsea defender. Lukaku would need to make 4 points + compensate for your weak defence. Don’t actually recall him doing much yet…

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Is Bamford going to be fit?

          1. JPSpurs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            The consensus of all the people on here that have no idea is wait and see what is said in the pre match announcement…

            1. DARE TO BISCAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Okay '...'

    20. The Alli Way
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Best MID for me to buy under £6.9?

      Going Ronaldo > Lukaku which leaves me money ITB to upgrade Sissoko to a 6.9 MID

      Already have: Salah, Jota, Raph, Gray, Sissoko

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Saka I guess, Zaha could be a decent punt on pens

    21. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Williams > Alsono for -4?

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Good chance of clean sheet for Alonso if he plays which is the risk. Probably yes

    22. jdogg
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Taa jota toney
      To
      Christiansen esm lukaku

      For -4?x

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Would keep Toney. Think the goals will come soon. TAA to Rudiger/Alonso and Jota to ESR?

    23. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Imagine that you're comfortably winning FPL in GW37, then your account is hacked and deleted by some monster. Sick stuff really.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        taking FPL seriously is kinda lame, taking it so seriously you'd take time to hack someone's account is a big-time-loser-level life

      2. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Had my account hacked two days ago, and can no longer log in - have lost 12 years of history! Utterly gutting 🙁 Am waiting for a response from FPL currently, to see if they can restore it, but my hopes aren't high.

        Keep those passwords safe people!

      3. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What can we do? Change password often?

        1. Tony Moon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Might be wise. I don't know if my issue was due to using my login details on FFFix, and it was hacked from there, but they do say they don't store passwords.

    24. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      City and Chelsea now likely to concede in most games - that’s FPL life!

    25. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If TAA is out for next 2 GWs and I won’t get rid of him will have to play:

      GW7 Rudi/Ayling/Duffy
      GW8 Rudi/Cancelo/Duffy

      Good enough or take a hit/WC?

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Good enough if Ayling fit

    26. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What are Alonso or Alonso to be owners going to ponder if he starts tonight with Chilwell on the bench?