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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
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 4 hours ago

    Harry Kane is a swerve for me for now.

    Maybe when City buy him in Jan.

    1. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

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

  2. Amans94
      8 days, 3 hours 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
        8 days, 3 hours 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
            8 days, 3 hours 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
              8 days, 3 hours 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.

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 3 hours 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
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          A

        2. Amans94
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            A for me!

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 3 hours ago

              0.2 😮

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                8 days, 3 hours ago

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

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 3 hours ago

                  I did indeed get Luiz at 4.5

          • Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            Thanks all for your replies!

        3. Alisson WondHaaland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            B and possibly D of Jota is out

          2. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            B

          4. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            B & D

        4. Kaptenen
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            Dias + Townsend > TAA + ESR

          2. Dave Dreamer
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

          3. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            Dias to TAA and downgrade Townsend to fund it

          4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        5. DavidBadWillie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 3 hours ago

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

          Any chance for a CS??

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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        6. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

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

          1. TheTinman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            Could work out...

          2. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            Really tempted here..

          4. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

          6. Sterling Archer
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        7. Dave Dreamer
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          Dias Vs TAA?

          Currently on 2 Chelsea and Cancelo.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            For me, TAA is a no-brainer

            1. Dave Dreamer
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 3 hours ago

              Cheers, probably overthinking as i only just dropped him onWC

          2. 1zverGGadeM
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            TAA

          3. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            TAA

        8. 1zverGGadeM
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

          3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        9. Kloppage Time
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

            1. Kloppage Time
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 3 hours ago

              Thank you

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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

        10. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

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

          1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        11. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
              8 days, 3 hours ago

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

              1. TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 3 hours 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
                  8 days, 2 hours 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. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
              8 days, 3 hours ago

              hahaha, so a little like the FFS template 😉

              1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 3 hours ago

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

                1. Thomas Magnum
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 2 hours 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

        12. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            A

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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

        13. Obamawang
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            B

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            A

          3. Obamawang
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 1 hour ago

            Thanks, both.

        14. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

          Pick 1 to bench this week

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

        15. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            A if you have Cancelo already

          3. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
              • 11 Years
              8 days, 3 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
              • 11 Years
              8 days, 3 hours ago

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

              1. TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 2 hours 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
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 2 hours ago

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

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  8 days, 2 hours 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
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 1 hour ago

                    Good point about Torres coming back earlier!

          5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 2 hours 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
              • 11 Years
              8 days, 2 hours 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
            8 days, 2 hours 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
              • 11 Years
              8 days, 2 hours 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
                8 days, 2 hours ago

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

        16. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 3 hours 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
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 3 hours ago

            Yeah it’s from yesterday. Thanks anyhoo

        17. Babit1967
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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
            8 days, 2 hours ago

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

            1. Babit1967
              • 5 Years
              8 days, 2 hours ago

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

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

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

        18. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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?

        19. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 3 hours ago

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

        20. JollyGoodYellows
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 3 hours 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

        21. winchester
            8 days, 3 hours 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
              • 11 Years
              8 days, 2 hours ago

              A boring but effective.

              1. winchester
                  8 days, 2 hours ago

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

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    8 days, 2 hours ago

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

            2. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 2 hours 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. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

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

                1. panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 2 hours ago

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

            3. Nedvěd11
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 2 hours 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. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

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

              2. TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 2 hours 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
                8 days, 2 hours ago

                Except jota everyone will play imo

            4. DavidBadWillie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 days, 2 hours ago

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

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

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

              2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

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

              3. Thomas Magnum
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 2 hours 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
                  • 10 Years
                  8 days, 2 hours 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
                    • 10 Years
                    8 days, 2 hours ago

                    *mid range

              4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

                If he's fit, he stays.

                Man is an absolute monster.

              5. jackruet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 days, 2 hours ago

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

              6. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 2 hours 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.

            5. unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 2 hours 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
                  8 days, 2 hours ago

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

                • The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  8 days, 2 hours ago

                  C

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

                Why is Vardy not really being considered on here?

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  8 days, 2 hours ago

                  Price

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 2 hours ago

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

                    Not sure why his price is an issue?

                    1. Zim0
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 2 hours 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
                        8 days, 2 hours ago

                        Are his fixtures really that bad from now to GW18?

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

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

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 2 hours ago

                    Already have him, was just wondering...

                3. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 2 hours 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.

              3. mcginnntonic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 2 hours ago

                Werner over lukaku to allow KDB as 2nd premium?

                1. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  8 days, 2 hours ago

                  no

                  1. Rligudfootiemanager
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 2 hours ago

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

              4. Tepid Turtle
                  8 days, 2 hours 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
                    8 days, 2 hours ago

                    C

                    1. ratski
                      • 10 Years
                      8 days, 1 hour 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