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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.

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  1. MIGHTY JOE
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Very nice actually

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

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

    3. Totti
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days 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
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Intrigued by Ederson

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      On Ederson at the moment

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sá + 1m

    6. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sa?

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

      C

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

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

  3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bottomed Yay or Nay

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

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

      Do you have no other way of fitting in Lukaku?

      Christensen is a gash replacement for TAA

      1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Im wildcarding in GW8 will most probably get trent back

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days 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
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

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

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

      "Terrified" 😮

      Cant bench him?

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

          Livra will be fine, dont worry

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

      That's the problem in a nutshell.

  7. winchester
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A3

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

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

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days 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
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

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

  8. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same here…problems problems

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

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

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

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

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

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

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

      Son

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Dad?

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

          One day the kingdom will be yours.

  9. Messiah Hazard
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      no confirmation yet, wait for further updates...

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

        For years to come?

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

          Forever.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Infinity

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

              Bingo!

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

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

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

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

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

      Actually Klopp did suggest around 3 weeks

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

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

  10. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nice front line.

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

      Look few posts above mine draft with Vardy

  11. Mane Mane Mane
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days 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
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nice

  12. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Do we recon a Shaw price drop tonight?

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

      This week for sure.

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

      -98.5.

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

      soon

  13. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    thx

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

      B

  14. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    C by miles

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

      Reply fail to above

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

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

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

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

  15. Totti
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A. Dont like Grealish though.

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

      B, Graham Arnold hasn't played in years.

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

      b

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

    A) Ederson White
    B) Ramsdale Dias

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

      B

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

      B

    1. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      So?

  17. Jack_McSweeney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

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

    Wildcard:

    A) Saka
    B) Benrahma