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Scoutcast: Manchester clubs on the FPL radar ahead of Gameweek 15

Joe, Seb and a different Andy help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 15.

In this latest episode, usual host Andy North is otherwise engaged, so another Andy, FPL Sonaldo, has kindly stepped off the substitutes bench to fill in.

Manchester City and United players are firmly on the Scoutcast’s radar ahead of a fantastic festive run of fixtures. Pep Guardiola’s troops face Watford, Wolves, Leeds and Newcastle over their next four and the Red Devils take on Crystal Palace, Norwich, Brentford and Brighton.

But while the fixtures are sublime there are question marks over these two teams’ key assets.

Just how will Manchester United’s team set up under the leadership of the godfather of pressing football, Ralf Rangnick?

Meanwhile, rotation and injury worries make it tricky to second guess the Manchester City line-up, particularly among their midfield assets such as Phil Foden (£8.1m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£7.3m).

Our Scoutcast trio discuss these issues and more as they prepare to jettison their Tottenham players, discuss whose fixtures begin to turn soon and look for alternative FPL options.

Mid-price midfielders are also on their Christmas shopping list. Which differential players in this price bracket will excel into the New Year? And which template options will falter?

This show was recorded on December 2 just before the final two matches of Gameweek 14. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s (£12.3m) brace against the Gunners and another blank for Spurs’ Harry Kane (£12.3m) look likely to cement their views on future transfer moves.

Elsewhere, there are fixtures to frisk, captain plans to discuss and an update on the Scoutcast’s community team, during this packed teatime look ahead to Gameweek 15. Next week’s episode will be back to its usual slot, Tuesday at 8pm.

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317 Comments Post a Comment
  1. GoonerGirl
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Have I made the wrong decision to take out Gallagher for B Silva?
    I wanted to get him in before getting priced out but worried he'll be rotated now.
    I just couldn't decide, I'm normally a cautious fpl player but I wanted something a bit different. Hope it pays off.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      How's the bench?

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Dennis/Livramento/Johnson

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          You will be fine

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

      Yes big mistake. going to suffer now badly. massive red arrow incoming. oh no.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Time will tell, think you did ok.

    4. smix
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Looking like he won’t start this GW. But could come on & get points regardless

    5. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      It’s a good risk worth taking.

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks guys. Feel a bit better about it now.

    6. nolard
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Looks a good move.
      Did similar, but on WC.

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Nice. Good luck 🙂

    7. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      It's like; should of worn the little black dress over the red one.
      You'll only know when you get there.

    8. Humperdoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Focus on what is in your zone of control and exclude the rest. Nail the next decision.

  2. smix
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Get in :
    A. Foden for a hit ? Or
    B. Watkins ?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Bilva?

  3. SINGH
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    bench Jamesy instead of Livry?

    thinking West Hamy will scory and Jamesy unlikely to get cleany.

    Brighton poor attacky and Soton looking OK at homey?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Play Jamed

  4. nolard
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Activated the WC - how does it look?

    Sanchez,
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Regulion
    Salah, Bilva, Bowen, Jota
    Ronaldo, Watkins

    Steele, Johnson, Brownhill, Davis

    Zero in the bank.
    Wanted to keep Raph this week, but no funds.

  5. Quan MisTaka
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    How am i looking for this week?

    Would you bench Antonio for Saka and Dias?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo - Dias - Rudiger - TAA
    Saka - Jota - Bernardo - Salah
    Wilson - Watkins

    Foster - Antonio - Livramento - Douglas Luiz

    1. nolard
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      No. I'd bench Saka.

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

      I think West Ham will score. I would play Antonio especially at home.

  6. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    RMT says set up like this seems odd to bench Gallagher & Dennis?

    Anything worth a hit could do with Spurs cover?

    Sa
    Rudiger, James, Cancelo, Trent, Livramento,
    Salah, Jota, ESR,
    Vardy, Toney,

    Steele, Dennis, Gallagher, Sissoko,

    3.4

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I'd start Dennis over Livra

      1. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Me too just checking sanity 🙂

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

        No way, at home against Brighton who have the worse attack?

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      id do that

  7. tissae
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Would you do it or bank the transfer? Would go heavy on defence with this as well.

    Ramsdale
    TAA James Cancelo
    Salah Jota Son Raphinha Gallagher
    Toney Antonio

    Foster Livramento Duffy Gelhardt

    Duffy -> Reguilon perhaps? Would leave me with 0.2m ITB.

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Roll the transfer imo

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I would do it.

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Id do something else. That extra money itb is crucial, maybe go to a city mid from Raph?

    3. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Like they Duffy -> Reguilon move. Gives a very good defence across 4 teams

  8. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Made the decision to transfer out Mbeumo + Antonio instead of Toney or Kane. 0.1m short of Watkins + ESR is pain, but eyeing Gundo as he's back in contention

    5.9 mid + Watkins
    Maddison + Benteke/King
    Zaha + King
    Gundo + King
    Foden + 5.2 fwd

    Any other combination of differentials that are piquing people's interests?

  9. Pompey5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Sanchez Foster
    James TAA Cancelo Mitchell Livra
    Salah Jota Raphina ESR Gallagher
    Toney Vardy Antonio

    2FT.
    Gallagher & Vardy -> Son & Dennis/Pukki
    Yay or Nay?

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Not opposed to this hard to know Dennis versus Pukki

  10. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    A) Saint Maximin -> Dennis for free
    or
    B) burn a transfer?

    Thank you!

  11. Blens
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Which one guys?
    a) Greenwood to Gundo'
    b) Greenwood to Bilva
    c) Keep Greenwood

  12. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    My son’s team: 0.2 itb and 2FT do I tell him to let a transfer go?

    Ramsdale Foster
    Dias Rudiger James TAA Livramento
    Salah Jota Bowen ESR Gallagher
    Kane Wilson Davis

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yes but he needs to work out who he is benching, and in what order. Nice team

  13. Lord of Ings
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Start one of:-
    A)Pukki
    B)Livramento
    Currently on B since Brighton have been kinda poor in attack