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Scoutcast: FPL Double Gameweek 22 team-by-team analysis

Joe and Andy help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 22.

This weekend’s fixtures mark the start of another Double Gameweek for FPL managers to enjoy.

But with Covid continuing to wreck the fixture schedule and slender pickings among the teams with two fixtures, it is little wonder that Joe and Andy are cautious about the potential for a large points haul.

Eight teams have two matches within Gameweek 22 and our Scoutcast duo are still struggling to pick a strong captain or select players to bring in.

Are Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester United’s fixtures too tough to call? And can assets from the likes of Brentford and Burnley inspire confidence?

Joe and Andy discuss the key Double Gameweek issues facing FPL managers before this Friday’s deadline, including whether to trust premium picks such as Spurs striker Harry Kane (£12.2m) or Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) with the captaincy armband.

During their chat, they deep dive into the latest statistics from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area for each of the Double Gameweek teams to find diamonds in what could be the roughest round of fixtures this season.

Andy is considering deploying a Free Hit chip during the week and showcases his latest draft, while Joe is hoping he can finally stop spending hits to get even close to a credible starting XI.

Meanwhile, all the regular features are covered, from fixture frisking to quick-fire questions from the Live Chat crew.

Elsewhere, Seb was absent from this latest episode due to family commitments but should be back next week.

This week’s live show took place on Tuesday 11 January during the Southampton and Brentford match at the tail-end of Gamweek 21. 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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337 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    If Daka is fit to start do you think it's worth to take him?

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

      depends who is going out

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Edouard

    2. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      It's a gamble, but could pay off

    3. CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Would say he’s unlikely to start even if available.

      Maddison, Lookman, Barnes and Perez all fully fit and played the cup game so don’t see why they wouldn’t start.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        None of the above are outright strikers the mould of Vardy/Daka though. There's definitely a risk Daka only plays 1 of 2 games but I'd be surprised to see Lookman/Perez as makeshift striker in both

  2. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Been weighing up whether to bring in KDB this week or a doubler like Maddison instead. Feels like it's a long-term v short-term question more than anything and feels a bit weird considering it in a week with doubles and for a player that's facing Chelsea, but the weirder thing upon thinking this over is looking at Chelsea's defensive stats of late and seeing how poor they've been while most still consider them to be solid.

    GW1-12 (12 games):
    - 8 clean sheets
    - 4 goals conceded
    - 9W/2D/1L

    GW13-21 (9 games):
    - 1 clean sheet
    - 12 goals conceded
    - 3W/5D/1L

    (Also take into account that that sole clean sheet in their last 9 was against Wolves.)

    1. Aston VII iia hahaha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      The problem is that presumably you're spending Salah money to get KdB. Or are you going to field both?

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        I can afford both, I'd be moving Son to KDB (I'll actually have 1m left over as well) and still have Salah so at this stage I may just bench him. The problem is it locks me out of options like Watkins for next week if I wanted to go there, but I could probably afford someone like Buendia still

        1. Aston VII iia hahaha
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 18 hours ago

          KdB is a great player, but with the points being shared + the threat of rotation, I'm not sure he represents value. I have both Silva and Foden.

  3. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Current team includes:

    Salah
    TAA
    Son
    Foden
    Dennis
    Livra
    Foster

    Safe to say may as well use 1st FH this week and review again the week after?

    Don't want to cost myself lots of points as very close in ML

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      TAA, Foden, Dennis should be fine. You probably have another goalkeeper. Take a hit for Son/Salah to Maddison and a forward to Kane/Ronaldo.

      1. niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Forget i had sanchez!!!

        Full team potentially before transfers:
        Sanchez
        TAA Rudiger Cancelo
        Salah Son Foden Bowen
        Dennis Antonio Edouard

        Bench - Foster, Duffy, Livra, Luiz

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Planning to go with this. Does it look ok? Somehow, does not feel right benching Saka but don't know who else to bench.

    DDG
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Reguilon
    KDB Bilva Jota Bowen
    Ronaldo Dennis

    Sanchez Saka Gelhardt Livra

    Thanks!

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Wouldn't be too concerned with benching Saka tbh, that is a pretty good XI. Not interested in any Leicester players?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        No. Don't know how they will perform with all those absentees. Burnley away might be anything. Play Spurs in the other game. Fixtures post that not too great either.

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 18 hours ago

          I see and agree tbf... Just read on the Leicester forum that they are still missing a fair few players, so i'm more and more unsure of any of them as assets for this GW. Might just go for KDB or Bruno as Son replacement and maybe Moura for Ødegaard.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 18 hours ago

            Moura might do really well. Has looked good. Is highly involved. Is getting into the right areas.

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 18 hours ago

              Yeah my thinking as well, thanks and good luck mate. Hopefully there won't be any postponements this GW(unless it only affects our rivals, haha).

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Looks good.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Thank you

    3. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      I think I'd play Saka over Bilva personally

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Yes. Exactly what I am contemplating.

  5. W
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    Help...

    Haven't made changes to my team for a while, some advice appreciated.

    Ramsdale Foster*
    TAA* Cancelo James* Alonso Livra*
    Salah* Jota Silva Foden* Bowen
    Watkins King Davies*

    2.4itb, 2FT

    Something like this?
    James, Salah, Davies > Emerson Royal, Madders/Moura, Kane/Ronaldo (-4)

    Thanks

    1. W
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Would give me

      Ramsdale
      TAA, Alonso, Cancelo, [E. Royal]
      Jota Silva Bowen [Madders/Moura]
      King [Kane/Ronaldo]

      Foster, Foden, Watkins, Livra

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Looks good! Madders and Kane

  6. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    Has coutinho actually signed as yet … or just FPL haven’t added him as yet?

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      He's signed but not added yet. Rumours of 6.5m

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks. That would be a very interesting price point with his upcoming fixtures.

        1. Moxon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 18 hours ago

          Absolutely mate. Got a soft spot for him as a Liverpool fan

  7. Reinhold
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    Considering I have 2 FT (as a result of oversleeping last deadline), would you just use them and save the free hit here?

    DDG

    TAA - Alonso - Cancelo

    Raphinha - Foden - Bernardo - Jota

    Ronaldo - King - Broja

    (4.0 keeper, Son, Livramento, White)

    Thinking something along the lines of Son -> cheapie and Broja -> Kane. Not too happy with losing Broja though.

    1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Absolutely yes. I am considering not using the FH and your team is definitely in better shape!

    2. CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Think with 2 FT you should be well set up.

  8. dshv
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    Ddg
    Cancelo reguilon trent
    Jota foden son maddison bowen
    Ronaldo king

    Foster - watkins cash livra

    1. Son to who for a hit?
    2. Play Watkins??

  9. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    Sanchez (Ramsdale)

    TAA - Cancelo- Konsa
    KDB - Moura - Bilva - Bowen
    King - Maupay - Watkins

    (Son, Livra, Tomiyasu)

    1ft 0.7 itb

    Is it a case of

    1. FH
    2. A -8 which would sort out Son, Watkins and an upgrade in either defence or mid?

    Cheers guys.

    1. CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Son and Livramento out for a -4 I’d say would set up your team okay.

      Personally wouldn’t sell Watkins.

  10. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    I don't think Antonio is gonna start, just wanted to put it out there.

    1. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      I agree I think he will be subbed on and get a RC tbh

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Its okay, we cant really do anything about it.

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Nothing can be done about it either way.

    4. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      As a Bowen capper, I’d be content with that outcome.
      But the Antonio owner part of me wants him to play, score and do well just so my team gets as many points as possible

    5. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Been waiting to hear your views on this all morning, cheers.

    6. CrouchDown
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Sounds like you’re right

      I’d expect him to come off the bench though at some stage

  11. mad_beer ✅
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    7M for Cout. Hmmm

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Interesting …. With Antonio DCL and King filling up my forward spots … he may be the way into Villa’s upcoming fixtures.

  12. Qaiss
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    Coutinho priced at £7m

  13. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    7.0m Philippe Coutinho

  14. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    Would you FH this? Still have two FH available.

    Lloris Steele
    TAA* Cancelo White Livra* James*
    Jota Bowen Gray Foden* Son*
    DCL Antonio Watkins

    2m itb 1 FT

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      FH just not very appealing this week for me - not many options I particularly want. Plus with Omicron rampant, I’m not even confident that all the DGWers will get a double.

  15. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    Philippe Coutinho price point is 7.0m

    Which means his price is 7.0m. Hope that helps.

    1. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Just brought him in, and therefore the first owner since he was last in FPL 😎

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        Did you actually bring him in? Ballsy imo, he's been so bad for Bayern and Barca these past years or at least not at the level he was for Pool.

    2. Dammit_182
        6 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks. Does that mean he is ‘mid priced’?

        1. Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 18 hours ago

          Mid price pointed….

    3. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      Surely Djokovic is toast, with latest revelations?

        1. Dammit_182
            6 days, 17 hours ago

            Yea, I wouldn’t bring him into your FF team unless your on a FH.

            1. Gooner Kebab
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 15 hours ago

              No DGW either

        2. JBG
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 17 hours ago

          Yeah wouldn't bring him in on a hit tbh.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 17 hours ago

        Where the fck does these Antonio benched rumours coming from? People just trolling/scare mongering? Cause I can't find anything on twitter or WH forum.

        1. RedRo
            6 days, 17 hours ago

            This post is the 1st mention I’ve seen of it

        2. kbaby901
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 days, 15 hours ago

          Lookman on the FH? Should start with no Vardy ya?

          1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 15 hours ago

            He's a good shout imb.

        3. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 11 hours ago

          Lamptey all tucked up with a cup of cocoa