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Scoutcast: FPL teams and players with the most games in hand

Joe and Andy help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 23 and beyond.

In the fixture chaos and postponements caused by Covid, it is getting increasingly difficult to keep track of how many matches are left to re-arrange and plan for the Double Gameweeks to come.

In this latest episode of the Scoutcast, Joe and Andy look at teams with the most fixtures to rearrange and assess their best assets to bring in during the course of the campaign.

This starts with Burnley’s staggering five matches to rebook, as they move down their list and finish off with those with just one encounter to make a new date for.

Teams with the most favourable encounters to come are assessed and those who have largely escaped the messy festive schedule are also looked at. Too often FPL managers can forget stellar single Gameweek players in the excitement of a Double Gameweek.

Among the teams with fixtures to rearrange are Aston Villa. Joe and Andy also look at the new signings for a handful of teams this January so far, with a particular focus on Steven Gerrard’s latest acquisitions.

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

They also catch up with the latest travails of the community team they are managing on behalf of a top manager.

Joe and Andy also reveal their Gameweek 23 plans and the hope that finally they can plan for the rest of the campaign and stop taking last-minute hits before another deadline.

Seb was absent from this latest episode due to family commitments but should be back soon.

This week’s live show took place on Tuesday 18 January during the Brighton and Chelsea match, nearing the tail-end of Gameweek 22. 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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397 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Price predictions if Suraez joins Villa?

    1. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Same as Lukaku I reckon, about 11.5.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        No way is a 34yo Villa fwd £11.5m, regardless of how good he used to be.

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Used to be?

          25 goals last season in an atletico Madrid team which won the league

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Insane prediction

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Only way he gets that price is if he joins City.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Since its Villa, 8.5 max

    3. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I think he'd be in practically every team at 9 - 9.5.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        He'd be in no ones team at 11-11.5

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I wouldn't buy him at 9m+.

        Reminder that Suarez's starting price in his absolute prime was 9.5m at Liverpool in his first season.

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Is this a legitimate rumour? I've seen it mentioned a few times but only here, any sources?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Just google his name

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I've only seen the likes of The Sun and Mail mentioning this so I'm not sure why it's being discussed much

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      9m

  2. Reacher
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    id say 9 or 9.5

    1. Reacher
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      reply fail to the Suarez question above

  3. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Cancelo, Coufal
    Jota, Bowen, Bilva, Gray
    Dennis, King, Antonio

    Sanchez, Bavies, Livra, Salah

    1FT. 5.9 ITB. Team not the healthiest after a few (failed) DGW punts.

    Thinking:
    A) Livra - Digne/Laporte
    B) Gray - Coutinho
    C) Both - 4?

  4. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Repost

    Can we have some update on potential DGW? Why they are waiting so long with any info? I mean, the league.

    @HMC thanks.

    1. Simon69
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      It's usually announced the afternoon of the deadline so plenty of time.

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Probably won't get any info before deadline

  5. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    A) Mount -> KdB
    B) Ben Davies -> Digne

    1. Mozumbus
        3 months, 28 days ago

        B

      • nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        A

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Reguilon or Ronaldo either of you have to sit out tonight. Toss a coin.

    3. rozzo
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Thoughts on this wildcard?

      Ramsdale Sa
      TAA Robertson Cancelo Laporte Ait Nouiri
      Salah KDB Bowen Raphina Martinelli
      Watkins Dennis Broja

      I could have a placeholder for Salah but may as well just play Martinelli home to Burnley.

      1. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I really like this. Will certainly have some benching headaches in future though!

    4. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Ramsdale (Sanchez)

      TAA-Cancelo-Cucurella-Tomiyasu* (Konsa)
      Bowen-KDB-Maddison-Bilva (Moura)
      Watkins-King (Maupay)

      1ft 3.4 itb

      1. Is the 442 lineup the best here
      2. Should I hold back on transfers in case there is a DGW announcement

      Thanks!

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Looks good to me, saving transfers with that balance gives you plenty of options

    5. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Trossard and Kane to (K)DB and Dennis -4??

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Id hang on to Trossard

    6. boombaba
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Daily mail reporting ronny hasn’t travelled

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          No Ronaldo??? How do they know?

          1. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Dailyfail claiming.

        2. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          That's a strange revelation to bury in the text. If it was widely known by any media outlet they'd be screaming it from the rooftops.

          Given the above, the time it was published and how bad mailonline is, I'm going to take it with a large pinch of salt for now.

          1. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Unless it's embargoed information that this writer accidentally let slip.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        He stopped travelling FOR United the minute he saw what a shitshow that team is.

      2. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I would love this!!!

      3. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Kane Double Digit Masterclass (C)

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I do hope so!

      4. V-2 Schneiderlin
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        hope this is true - Ramsey first sub...

        1. Useless
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          And Fernandes on penalties.

    7. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Funny sentence

      "David Beckham and Phil Neville want a big name and Suarez is among those being considered to fill a void left by Ryan Shawcross."

      https://www.football365.com/news/transfer-gossip-gerrard-beckham-suarez-liverpool-5m-eggshells-carvalho

    8. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      What prize does FPL award for a single digit score on the FH chip?

      Asking for myself 😛

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        The Golden Turd.
        They contacted me to ask if I could send it back.

        1. Jafooli
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Miss out the middlemen, send it my way please Gnu……

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Will do but there was mention of Epic Fail in the e-mail!

            1. Jafooli
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Ah, makes sense, he said he’s currently on 7pts….I’m on 8 😎

    9. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Branislav Ivanović currently checking his insurance policy…….

    10. danlynch13
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Is KDB worth the extra cash over foden?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Yes, nice placeholder for Salah as well

        1. danlynch13
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          He’d be alongside salah. On wild card

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Nice, over the long term if you can fit them in id say so, Foden is going to play a lot less minutes between now and the season end imo

    11. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Ronaldo is with the squad get over it

      1. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Source?

          1. WHUFCSmith23
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Ronaldo doesn't drive himself? I'll take that job

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              At least not before training. And if he was driving himself, perhaps not that car...

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                I don't think that Ronaldo travels ever in a bus with mortals tbh. He has his driver.

    12. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      What to do with this lot. 1FT & 3.8 to spend. Thanks in advance 🙂
      Ramsdale
      Dalot TAA Cancelo (Dawson) (Livra)
      Jota KDB Bowen Ramsey (Bissouma)
      Kane Dennis Antonio
      A. Roll transfer
      B. Livra-Laporte
      C. Bissouma-Coutinho
      D. Roll transfer
      E. Anything else?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        *Sorry put roll transfer twice

      2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Looks solid. I’d be inclined to roll, with possible C if Villa get a DGW

    13. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      DDG
      TAA Cancelo Keane
      Bruno Jota Foden Bowen Gray
      Ronaldo Antonio

      (Gunn Broja Dier Livra)
      1 FT & 0.6m

      Keane ➡️ Digne for free?

      Anything else worth a hit?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I would, nice team. I definitely wouldn't do anything else on a hit

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Thanks