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Scoutcast Episode 389 – Assessing FPL risks ahead of Gameweek 8

Joe is joined by Pras and Karam to help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 8.

Is the Scoutcast the most fertile FPL show around? That’s certainly the case this season. Already Seb is taking a break after becoming a dad for the first time last month. Now Andy is also off on paternity leave after welcoming a new edition to his home.

Luckily Joe has been able to call on Scoutcast regular Karam and recent Meet the Manager guest Pras to cover their absences.

Across this epic, nearly two-hour show, our trio focus on the notion of risk in FPL, with a deep dive into some of the game’s less nailed-on picks.

Just how many times do they come on in the final few minutes for a cameo appearance? How often do they stay on the bench? Such information proves crucial, especially in making sure FPL managers’ benches can cope with a propensity to take risks.

Pras uses his analysis of risk to show how his latest Wildcard is shaping up.

Chief among the riskier picks are Manchester City’s revolving troops. Just who will Pep Guardiola select for his side’s annual 5-0 thrashing of Burnley at home? Sky Blues fan Karam weighs up the chances of City’s B-team making an appearance and impressing their risk-taking owners.

Attackers are also discussed, as Joe takes a look at some alternative options to the emerging template. Could Tottenham’s Harry Kane (£12.1m) once again be a reliable captaincy option?

Elsewhere, there is a raft of community questions to cover, fixtures to frisk and differentials to choose.

The Scoutcast’s community team, which they are managing on behalf of a top manager who is taking a break this season, is also looked at.

The crew finish off with a final look at their Gameweek 8 transfer and captaincy plans.

This week’s episode was aired live via YouTube on Tuesday 12 October. 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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145 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Harry Kane is a swerve for me for now.

    Maybe when City buy him in Jan.

    1. Babit1967
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      An interesting pick from gw12 onwards maybe for those on wildcard then

  2. Amans94
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on WC draft? 0.0m ITB:

    Raya (Foster)
    TAA Rudiger Cancelo (Livramento, Manquillo)
    Salah Son Raphinha Mbeumo (Brownhill)
    Lukaku Antonio Armstrong

    Ideally would have Toney and wouldn't have Manquillo, but budget doesn't allow for it.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Looks good. I do agree though that Toney is a very high priority on a WC at the moment. I wouldn't change much though!

      1. Amans94
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks, yeah at least with Mbeumo there's some Brentford attack in there. Potentially may downgrade Antonio to Toney by GW11 or find a way later to upgrade Armstrong to Toney.

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Antonio has some tougher fixtures coming up, so you could change him to Toney. Or alternatively, wait until he gets injured and swap him out then.

  3. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Which combination do you prefer on a WC?

    A. 4-3-3 with Dias and Mbeumo (£0.1itb)
    B. 3-4-3 with Mount and Duffy (£0.0itb)

    Ramsdale
    TAA • Cancelo • Rudiger • xxx • Livramento
    Salah • Foden • Raphina • xxx • D.Luiz
    Lukaku • Antonio • Toney

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Amans94
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A for me!

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      B.

      It's one of the teams I'm considering. But I'd go Brownhill over Luiz to save 0.1m more.

      1. TheTinman
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        0.2 😮

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          I'm guessing Storm is on WC and got Luiz at 4.5m.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            I did indeed get Luiz at 4.5

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks all for your replies!

  4. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    What to do? 1.8m ITB, 1FT

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Semedo
    Salah Raph Jota Mbeumo
    Antonio Jimi Lukaku

    4.0 Livramento Marcal Sissoko

    A) Roll
    B) Marcal/Semedo to Cancelo
    C) Jota to Foden
    D) Jota to Saka
    E) Something else

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      B and possibly D of Jota is out

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      If Jota is confirmed out - then C/D looks good. Would say C, but not sure you have a strong-enough 1st sub for Foden's benchings

    3. Kaptenen
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      B

    4. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      B & D

  5. Kaptenen
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    TAA training again has made him a must get for me on WC.

    What would you change to get Trent into this team? (1.2mil itb)

    Ramsdale - Foster
    Cancelo - Dias - Rudiger - Livra - Manq
    Salah - Son - Raphinha - Townsend - Bhill
    Lukaku - Antonio - Toney

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Dias + Townsend > TAA + ESR

    2. Dave Dreamer
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Could Dias not score more with those fixtures? I expect 3 clean sheets.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Dias to TAA and downgrade Townsend to fund it

    4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Toney to Armstrong, Dias to Trent and book in the Townsend to Mbeumo transfer for gw10 imo

  6. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Looks like I'm stuck with De Gea in goal this weekend.

    Any chance for a CS??

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Not high but I wouldn't say it's impossible.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Bookies CS odds have United at 33% but with Varane and Maguire missing it is looking unlikely

      https://www.drafthound.com/football/premier-league/fixture-analysis?sortMetric=Gameweek+7&selectedMetric=oddsOfCleanSheet

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Jimcarrey.gif

  7. Tonyawesome69
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    What are people's thoughts on Torres for the next 3 GWs?

    1. TheTinman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Could work out...

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      It is a risk, but then again - so is everyone in that Man City midfield. Pick one and stick to your guns. I am going with Foden, but nothing wrong with Torres.

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Really tempted here..

    4. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Rather suspect he's been slightly usurped by FPL Kryponite Bilva who is back to getting something close to nailed minutes.

      Torres will play and score at some point naturally. CL league in a crowded schedule probably gives him a bit of push but impossible to tell when

    5. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      The same as when everyone was getting him in GW3 - avoid the headache.

    6. Sterling Archer
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      he missed 2 games in a row whilst fully fit, i will be avoiding from now on.

  8. Dave Dreamer
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Dias Vs TAA?

    Currently on 2 Chelsea and Cancelo.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      For me, TAA is a no-brainer

      1. Dave Dreamer
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers, probably overthinking as i only just dropped him onWC

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      TAA

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      TAA

  9. 1zverGGadeM
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Why no love for Ferran this gw?
    He was sharp for Spain during the break and Pep surely knows how to use him in such game like Burnley home.

    If Jota is confirmed out, I'm gonna consider Jota>Torres as a punt this week (no Raph here >:).

    1. TheTinman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I'm thinking of punting on him as I have adequate cover on a wildcard and with my team set up to go without transfers for 6-8 weeks I can afford to take a risk or two.

      I don't see anyone else with as high a ceiling in that bracket.

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Think he's a great option, Foden just seems to be more popular cause he scored last week

    3. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Seems the obvious 1 weeker whilst Raphi comes back (if we get that news)

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      It’s a dirty love that will only break your heart.

  10. Kloppage Time
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Bottomed sorry

    Thourghts here guys on a WC, too light in attack maybe missing a Jimerez or Antonio? but Armstrong can be a great differential with those great fixtures coming up?

    Ramsdale – (Foster)
    TAA - Cancelo - Dias - Rudiger – (Livra)
    Salah - Foden - Raphinha - Saka – (Luiz)
    Lukaku - Armstrong - Toney

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I don't think this is too light in attack - seems perfectly reasonable. Good draft. Like the Saka + Foden combo

      1. Kloppage Time
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Thank you

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Don't think it's necessarily too light in attack, just means it'll be easier benching an attacker in order to play your 4atb which I am sure you're willing to do more often than not

    3. TheTinman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      You're going to be rotating an attacker and mid. I'd rather do that with a 5.5m than Saka which would allow accessing the 7.5m range of forwards. Then you rotate the 6ish ATT with the 5.5ish MID

  11. Fpl Richie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    I appreciate it's not nice booking transfers, but is anyone taking a one weeker if it sounds like Raphi is not going to start?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Nah … I’ll be benching the lad for 1 week.

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Not sure they're interested in anyone at the moment, or need to be. 3 months until the transfer window and they haven't got any of their people in any roles yet to do with the playing side. This sounds like agent talk.

      1. TheTinman
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Agree. Any links now are paper talk. Manager and Direcror of Football will come first.

  12. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    What's the general go regarding WC's? Do people refer to try squeeze in the KDB/Vardy/Son type players even if it means an imbalance elsewhere or do you all prefer to have a more 'balanced' side which means it's harder to upgrade to the premiums later but means you won't have to rely on cheapies

    1. TheTinman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      This is totally preferenced based. There is no right or wrong answer.

      As Fleetwood Mac famously said, you can go your own way...

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Agreed. I'm traditionally more of a balanced guy myself, just interested in how others like to roll 🙂

        1. TheTinman
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          I'm also on a balanced team.

          My method was to look at all players performing well, separate them by price points, then try to set up a team which has players in each of the most populated price points.

          That way I don't have as much emphasis on holding to get to 2FT (which allows a slight change in structure) and I can use Single Transfers to transfer between players in each price point pool to take advantage of fixtures

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            I like that idea a lot. I feel it will help suit yourself up better going forward so you won't look back next IB and be wondering why you brought in player x,y,z when you have to take a hit to remove them

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Pick the players who scored last week and don't take into consideration you are probably going to be lumbered with this lot for 20+ weeks

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        hahaha, so a little like the FFS template 😉

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          The Foden popularity on WC just blows my mind, for example!

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah Foden honestly feels like a trap, people were cautious bringing him in last season when he was around the 6.5m mark but are jumping on him after one good game at 1.5 more

  13. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    A) Coufal, Ronaldo -> Cancelo, Lukaku -4
    B) Coufal, Shaw -> White, Cancelo -4
    C) Greenwood, Ronaldo -> Son, Vardy -4
    D) Save FT

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA* Rudiger* Shaw Coufal* Omo
    Salah Greenwood Rapinha* Benrahma Gilmour
    Ronaldo Antonio Armstrong

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I like B for this week then bring in Lukaku next week if he looks good enough to own this week, I predict Ronaldo has a bounceback week this week and troll the sellers

  14. Obamawang
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Appreciate a bit of help on my final WC decision:

    (a) Jiménez and rotate Mbeuno/ESR

    (b) Toney and Mount

    Ta!

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A

    3. Obamawang
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks, both.

  15. Pukki Blinders
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Pick 1 to bench this week

    A. Sarr
    B. White
    C. Livramento
    D. Benrahma

  16. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    My WC looks like it doesn't take advantage of the fixtures enough.

    Maybe I do go without TAA for 2 weeks.

    A) TAA + Mbeumo
    B) Dias + Torres

    I can always backtrack and reverse the moves in 2 weeks' time. Torres vs Burnley just feels like a big haul to try and steal.

    1. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Personally I have all four, but I can see why you'd consider this. If there is a single whiff of TAA not being ready, you can justify B. Otherwise TAA isn't the 'fanny about' spot for me.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A if you have Cancelo already

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      By going B you are locking in 2 transfers in the short term… Torres out and TAA in. Not ideal imo

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        I have Cancelo already. It would be basically to try and get a big haul in the next 2 weeks from City before moving back to more template grounds.

        I know it looks like booking in transfers, but the potential is so high. I also have a pretty nailed on team elsewhere that I think will free me to take the shot.

    4. TheTinman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I see what you're saying and I'm also tempted by Torres.

      But TAA vs Watford who have created something like 2 big chances against teams which aren't Norwich seems mouth watering to me. Clean sheet is highly likely and which means any attacking returns and you're in dreamland.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Dias vs Burnley probably a more nailed on CS tbh. But yeah, TAA can get double digits in that game.

        1. TheTinman
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah but if you add up TAA chance of attacking returns plus chance of assist he probably has a very similar chance of a score in the 6-7pt range.

          And you still maintain a good chance of both of those coming in, which then takes it 12-15pt kinda range, of which he has a far greater chance than Dias.

          1. TheTinman
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Attacking returns + chance of clean sheet.....

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Sure. I would take TAA over Dias for this one game.

            But the other huge howitzer is Torres vs BUR vs Mbeumo vs CHE. Surely there's no doubt there that if Torres starts as I think he will, since he came back from Intls earlier, he will score big compared to Mbeumo vs CHE.

            1. Rligudfootiemanager
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 29 days ago

              Good point about Torres coming back earlier!

    5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Have you considered looking at wildcarding a gw 9 team and free hitting this week?
      It's something I'm looking at quite seriously now as I think there is huge potential.

      So Trent and Torres (and Dias) can be part of a one week punt with enablers like block Brighton defence, Armstrong(s) and maybe Steffen, and then include Mbuemo + Toney + Chelsea as part of your "real" team for gw9 onward.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        I hit the button basically as soon as the game updated, so no, I didn't think of that and honestly, I think the FH will be more useful later.

    6. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Torres is too much of a risk for me. You could get Dias and Mbeumo and keep money ITB to get TAA later

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        No point in doing that. Liverpool have Watford this week. I'd just keep TAA.

        Downgrading TAA is to fund the short term upside chase of a Torres potential 20 pter vs Burnley.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Just a thought, City's next three fixtures are pretty good

  17. SADIO SANÉ
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Klopp has had some good news on the selection front with Trent Alexander-Arnold returning to training after a groin problem, where he worked out alongside Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and the other stars not on international duty.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      apologies if this is old news - looks like I'll be going with the TAA draft

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah it’s from yesterday. Thanks anyhoo

  18. Babit1967
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Subs should cover injuries here right? Not keen on a -4

    Sanchez
    Taa Cancelo Tierney Azpi
    Salah (C) Jota Raphinha
    Lukaku Jiminez Toney

    Sarr Livramento Brownhill

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Subs should cover but you are in danger of getting 1pt cameos from Jota and Raph

      1. Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah cheers mate, might go with Sarr and bench Jota and instead

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          The Liverpool line-up will probably be leaked on Twitter beforehand so you can make the decision then.

  19. Slitherene
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    So many uncertainties...

    Sanchez | Steele
    Rudiger* Dier White
    Salah Jota* Raphinha* Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku
    ¦ Digne* Dennis Ayling*

    0.0 ITB, 1 FT

    Ayling, Jota -> Azpi/Dias/Cancelo, Mbeumo, for a hit?

  20. Monty the Magpie
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Whereabouts is the 'Cancel' link on my profile page, just out of curiosity?

  21. JollyGoodYellows
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Any hits required here? I know Barnes needs to go but is he worth a hit to remove this week?

    Sanchez
    TAA Alonso Cancelo Livramento White
    Salah Benrahma
    Ronaldo Toney Antonio

    Steele Raphinha Barnes Gilmour

  22. winchester
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    on WC. price rises annoyingly messed up initial plans..

    ramsdale (foster)
    taa cancelo *** (livra ***)
    salah son raph *** (***)
    lukaku antonio ***

    A) rudiger+(duffy)+mbeumo+(luiz)+hwang
    B) 5.5m def+(manquillo)+townsend/saka+(brownhill)+toney

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A boring but effective.

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 29 days ago

        cheers. which defender do you consider best in that 5.5m range?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          It's looking like my defense is gonna be TAA, Cancelo, James, Duffy, Livramento

  23. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Which of these transfers is a priority?

    A) Rudiger/Azpi > TAA
    B) Saka > Foden

    If Rudiger is fit, it would be Azpi > TAA

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo Azpi Dias Rudiger
    Salah Saka ESR
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    Foster Livra Raph Brownhill
    1FT £3.5m ITB

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I probably wouldn't do any of those if Rudiger is fit

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers but the FOMO on both of them is high...

  24. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Will the following play?

    TAA %
    Rud %
    Jota %
    Lukaku %

    What are your predictions?

    Sorry if this have been discussed earlier, been away since GW7.

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I think all are "wait for pressers" though TAA news seems to be promising.

    2. TheTinman
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      95
      75
      75 (off the bench though) 25 of starting
      95

      Based on absolute guesswork, reading the interviews and reading between the lines.

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Except jota everyone will play imo

  25. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    I think it's time to ditch Antonio soon, fixtures gone nasty

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      He gets 3 more weeks. He's too involved and threatening to be removed imo.

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Certainly one to consider if you have no other fires to put out

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Fixtures aren't the best that's for sure, but West Ham can score against anyone it seems and he'll for sure be amongst the goals more often than not.

      1. ratski
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        I can't see anyone who offers better value at that price moreso than Antonio. He's a perfect kid range pick regardless of fixture

        1. ratski
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          *mid range

    4. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      If he's fit, he stays.

      Man is an absolute monster.

    5. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Hammers do well Against top teams. Antonio is their main man.

    6. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I’ll keep the faith for a few more weeks but I will cut him lose without so much as a thanks for everything if he doesn’t return in next couple.

  26. FPL_Bharat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Just cant decide my team structure. thoughts?

    Ramsdale Foster
    Taa Cancelo James ____ Liv
    Salah Raphinha Mbeumo ____ Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio ____

    A: Rudiger + Foden + Toney in a 442 with mbeumo 1st sub
    B: Duffy + Foden + Jimmy in a 343
    C: Duffy + Son + Hwang in a 343 but no exit route for hwang

    1. winchester
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      do you think that james will start these coming games?
      I am myself currently on C. but B is tempting as well.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      C

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Why is Vardy not really being considered on here?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Price

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        3rd highest scoring player in the game, stats are good and fixture proof.

        Not sure why his price is an issue?

        1. Zim0
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          It's classic Vardy problem. Leicester look trash but he still ends up scoring. Fixtures aren't that great anymore now though so people won't consider him over the likes of Lukaku (if he's fit) considering his upcoming fixtures. And everyone was on Ronaldo hype train before that.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            Are his fixtures really that bad from now to GW18?

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          There should be an easy route to him. Just because he is highest scoring player, I'm not going to take multiple hits for him.

          Cant upgrade Antonio/Ings easily, cant downgrade Luka, so I'm pretty much locked there.

          He would be a lock on my WC team.

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      If you think he is good, just get him. Don't care what people thinks of him

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Already have him, was just wondering...

    3. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Think his absence from WC talk is short-sighted

      But this is I rather suspect a FFS thing only. Son has been elected and so Son it is. Globally in FPL he has had more inward transfers so he is not off the radar entirely.

  28. mcginnntonic
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Werner over lukaku to allow KDB as 2nd premium?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      no

      1. Rligudfootiemanager
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Why not? I’m looking at the above too. Bigger upside. A lot of risk yes

  29. Tepid Turtle
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Hey folks,

    Fearing this is hopelessly template, but thoughts on WC options?

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA *** Rudiger Cancelo (Livramento)
    Salah Raph *** (Mbeumo Luiz)
    *** Lukaku Antonio

    A) Dias Saka Jimenez (set straight after last GW)
    B) Duffy Son Hwang
    C) Duffy Son Toney (requires Lukaku to Vardy)

    Essentially, I'd like a team which needs minimal tinkering going forward. I like the flexibility of A, since B would restrict to two up top if Hwang dries up, but would really like Son. Potential for consistent MCI def points over next 5-10 in A but seems that Son is on for another strong season. Thanks, all!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      C

      1. ratski
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        I like C but just can't see an option without Lukaku. Everyone will be on him as capt next few GW and if he bangs then it's going to be a huge drop