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Scoutcast: Does Harry Kane’s international form boost his FPL appeal?

Joe and Andy help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 12 in the latest edition of the Scoutcast.

After back-to-back hat-tricks on international duty, interest is understandably mounting among FPL managers in Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane (£12.2m). With a new manager in charge in north London, Kane’s teammate Son Heung-min (£10.3m) is also topping many FPL managers’ shopping lists.

But can this once lethal Premier League strike duo compete with Liverpool auto-captain Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) for the armband?

And are they worth getting in instead of the likes of Diogo Jota (£7.5m), whose starts looks more certain following an injury to his teammate Roberto Firmino (£8.8m), or Leicester City’s fresh and rested frontman Jamie Vardy (£10.8m), whose international days are behind him?

Following an eventful international break, there is plenty for Joe and Andy to consider, especially regarding their premium and captaincy options.

On last Gameweek’s show, their guest Kylie likened Kane to a Fantasy Football unicorn: a mythical beast of FPL points that managers dream of. Many of the community’s most inventive members have taken this metaphor to heart to create some eye-catching legendary designs involving Kane. This week’s show profiles some of the best ‘UniKane’ pictures that have emerged from this flurry of activity.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace options have caught Joe and Andy’s attention. With favourable fixtures and form, Patrick Vieira’s troops have options across the park. Our Scoutcast pair delve into their underlying numbers and assess the best Eagles to swoop for.

Well-owned Brighton stopper Roberto Sanchez (£4.6m)’s red card in Gameweek 11 means he misses out against Aston Villa this weekend. Joe takes in the latest goalkeeping statistics to find suitable replacements for those looking to make a change between the sticks.

Goals imminent gets an airing, fixtures are frisked and there are differentials to pick. With Brighton’s Leandro Trossard (£6.5m) topping last week’s low-owned gem list, the pressure is certainly on for the Scoutcast crew to maintain their form.

Fellow Scoutcast regular Seb was unable to join this week’s show due to internet gremlins but he should be back next week once the tech boffins have dropped by.

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185 Comments Post a Comment
  1. kellamergh
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Any suggestions? Who should be shipped?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo TAA Chilwell Livramento
    ESR Raphinha Salah Son
    Toney Vardy

    Foster Mbeumo Jansson Davis

    1.5m itb
    2 free transfers

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Drop one of Jansson and Mbeumo. Jansson to james or Mbeumo to Bowen is an option.

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        bowen looking good

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Mbeumo out for me and roll a trade

      1. kellamergh
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        What are your thoughts on Vardy? Can't see him doing anything against Chelsea.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 15 hours ago

          After CHE fixtures are really good

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          19 days, 15 hours ago

          Keeping for the fixtures to come.

        3. Cilly Bonnolly
          • 10 Years
          19 days, 15 hours ago

          It’d be the most Vardy thing ever to score against Chelsea and then go on a run after everyone ships him out.

  2. ZakyJ
    • 6 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Super strong Def or Jota

    Guaita Foster
    TAA James Cancelo Livra xxxx
    Salah Foden Raph Gallagher xxxx
    Kane Hwang Broja

    A) Chilwell & ESR
    B) Johnson & Jota

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      B due to that frontline

  3. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Do we think Lukaku is ready to start?

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      I'd say Tuchel will indicate one way or another but I can't see the sense in risking starting him after a decent layoff and before the busy period

  4. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Bench dilemmas

    Guaita
    Chilwell James Dias Cancelo Livra
    Salah Jota Mbeumo
    Kane Antonio

    Bench: foster, Toney, Raphinha, brownhill
    Any changes?
    Play for example Toney over Livra? Maybe bench Dias?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Play Raph over Mbuemo

    2. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes I’d start Raphinha or Toney ahead of Livra.

  5. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    What would you do here chaps? I have 2 FTS and 1.8m in the bank.
    A. Vardy to Kane
    B. Vardy and Townsend to Gallagher and Kane.
    C. Vardy and Townsend to Wilson and Son.
    D. Something else.

    McCarthy
    Cancelo Chilwell TAA Livra
    Raph Salah Foden ESR
    Hwang Antonio

    Vardy White Townsend

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      B for me

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Hwang to cheapie, Townsend to Jota?

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Can you do Townsend to Jota?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        0.2m short

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Rethink
      Vardy has great 4 fixtures from next week
      Hang to Wilson
      Or
      Townsend to Jota?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah I know his fixtures are banging, but I’ve never had any luck with him.

    5. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      play vardy hwang to wilson or jimenez if you can

    6. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      If you do B or C who would you bench? I guess Livra and ESR or maybe Hwang?
      I think the Townsend to Gallagher move is a no brainer so maybe just that move and roll a transfer?

    7. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      B looks great to me

  6. FPL MAN 123
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    This good to go? 1 FT, keeping Ronnie as he is now a differential in my league.

    Ramsdale
    TAA | Livramento | James
    Salah | Gallagher | Raph | ESR
    Ronnie | Vardy | Antonio

    Foster | Duffy | Tomyiasu | Douglas Luiz

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Bench is “light” imo
      Any money to upgrade Luiz?

      1. FPL MAN 123
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        No money i'm afraid 🙁 Bench has served me well so far but yeah i see what you mean

      2. ebb2sparky
        • 11 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        Is there any indication how long D Luiz will be out for?

        1. FPL MAN 123
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 14 hours ago

          not heard/seen anything

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Tomiyasu to other and play over ESR?

      1. FPL MAN 123
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        Tommy is only 4.5 not sure i can do much better, with 11 "guaranteed" starters and duffy

    3. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      g2g

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Looks fine to me excepting Luiz but the rest of your bench is good so I'd hold

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Right…
    Ignoring Spurs
    Havertz to Jota this week
    Antonio to Vardy next week
    Saving FT

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      jota this week

  8. Iceball
    • 7 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    If I can only get one, which more important?
    A) Jota
    B) James

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      tough one

    2. DB_00
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      A for me. More nailed

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Other Chelsea def cover?

      1. Iceball
        • 7 Years
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        Also have Chilwell, but I dont think that matters

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          19 days, 15 hours ago

          Then A this week

    4. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Short term A
      Long term B

      1. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        19 days, 14 hours ago

        This

    5. 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 14 hours ago

      James

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Could anyone tell me roughly when England will announce their squad for the World Cup 2022

    I’m just doing some thinking around which players will be pushing hard for it, motivation etc

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Late October I would have thought.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 15 hours ago

        Argh, long way to go then, cheers mate

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

      Extremely late from what I’ve read. Possibly even a week before the tournament starts.

    3. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      If it’s motivation you’re looking for, being in the frame for the friendlies in late-March will be important.

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      If it's anything like the Euros it'll be only around 1-2 months before the tournament, possibly late on in that bracket as there will regular football going so close up to the tournament

  10. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Not sure on the best choice here.
    1. Bachmann + Gray -> Steele + Gallagher. Safe + Percentage play.
    2. Sanchez + Jimenez-> Guaita/Ramsdale + Wilson. Possible WC next GW.
    3. Sanchez + Vardy -> Steele + Kane (c). WC next GW which I think I need to play soon anyway.

    Sanchez.
    TAA, Chilwell, Cancelo, Livramento.
    Salah, Raphinha, Benrahma.
    Vardy, Jimenez, Antonio.
    Bachmann, Rudiger, Gray, Bissouma.
    2ft, 1.1 ITB. WC. OR about 45k.

  11. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Cancelo, Livra
    Son, Salah, Mbeumo, Gallagher
    Jimi, Antonio, Vardy

    Foster, Rudi, Lowton, Sissoko
    1FT. 0.1 ITB

    Would like to free up some cash and maybe upgrade Mbeumo next week…Jimi - Hwang?

    1. pablo discobar
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Lots on here suggesting selling hwang. Is he injured?

      1. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 14 hours ago

        Don’t think so, looks like a lot of Wilson love but Wolves fixtures aren’t awful either

    2. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      19 days, 14 hours ago

      Nah I'd just hold Jimi through Nor & Bur games. Sell Rudi if you need £

  12. Exxtreme
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Gallagher, Bowen, Cornet or ESR?

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      stats say bowen

  13. STONEROSES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Is right bench to go with?

    Ramsdale
    Dias Cancelo TAA Chilwell Livramento
    Foden CGallagher Foden
    Kane Antonio

    Foster; Raphinha Broja Brownhill

    1. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Bench foden maybe

      1. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        19 days, 14 hours ago

        Crazy talk. Foden prob 2nd best captaincy option this week for me

    2. Exxtreme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Foden brothers in the middle? Five def is a bit much for me tbh

    3. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      I guess one of those Fodens is Salah? Personally I’d start Raphinha over Livra but based on Southampton’s recent clean sheets I can understand your thinking.

  14. dshv
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Play:

    1. Raphinha or Livra
    2. Ramsdale or Foster

    1. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 15 hours ago

      Going with:

      1. Livra
      2. Ramsdale

  15. Totti
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 15 hours ago

    Ramsdale foster
    Azpi rudiger dias cancelo livramento
    Salah son raphinha mbeumo
    Vardy toney jimenez

    1FT 0.2 itb

    A) azpi-> james
    B) azpi and vardy -> tsimikas and kane (-4)
    C) other suggestion

    1. Exxtreme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 14 hours ago

      I would keep transfer, Vardy have awesome games after this and we still need to see Kane rise. With 2 free transfers you can do miracles next week.

    2. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      19 days, 14 hours ago

      A

  16. Jeppe1234
    • 3 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Steele (Sanchez)
    Livramento-Cancelo-TAA-James(Duffy)
    Salah-Son-Foden-Jota-Raph
    Antonio(Toney,4.4)

    0.9m ITB, where to go from here?

  17. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Thoughts on that before GW13: Duffy Havertz Toney to TAA Gallagher Hwang -4?

    Rambo/Foster
    Cancelo/Chilwell/James/Livra/Duffy
    Salah/Son/Havertz/Raph/Mbeumo
    Vardy/Toney/4.4

  18. Darragh82
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Any suggestions??
    Foster (for this week), Sanchez
    TAA, Rudiger, Tino, White, Duffy
    Salah, Son, ESR, Raphina, Havertz
    Vardy, Antonio, Nuff

    A) havertz/white to Bernardo/regulion
    B) havertz/vardy to Kane/Jota
    C) other

    2ft, 1.0 itb