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Mark Sutherns’ FPL Blank Gameweek 30 preview and transfer plans

Mark Sutherns and El Fozzie react to the events of Double Gameweek 29 and look ahead to the weekend’s games.

They’ll also be discussing their own team and transfer plans for Blank Gameweek 30.

The pair were live towards the end of the Everton v Newcastle United match with this latest video for Premium Members of Fantasy Football Scout, which you can watch via the embedded video below.

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  1. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Son&ASM -> Kuli, Kane? For -4? I have 9 players this GW and i should problaby save that transfer for GW 33 planning

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      yes do the transfers. Season keepers.

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Easy move. Big improvement.

  2. Davew88
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Can field 8 with Hwang. Use my FT to take out Havertz to one of Barnes or Maddison?

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Won't you want Havertz back?

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I wouldn't. Havertz is my top target to buy in 31.

  3. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Morning! Have 8-9 players available, depending on Digne's recovery.
    Should i save FT?

    Ramsdale
    Digne*, Doherty
    Ramsey, Kulusevski, Saka
    Jimenez, Lacazette, Kane

    TAA, Salah, Robertson, Rudiger, Willock
    1FT, 0.0 ITB

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Have FH and BB left

    2. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Personally I'd save, you have all the big hitters

  4. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    hello guys, would appreciate your help.. 1FT 0.9 ITB (FH, WC, BB left)

    a. Salah + DCL to Kane + barnes/other for -4pts (then get salah back in via Son next GW)
    b. Foden + DCL to Barnes + Toney? -4

    Rams
    Cash Coady White
    Son Kulu Saka

    Bach, TAA, Cancelo, Salah, Foden, DCL, Dennis Dobbin

    1. moogmcd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I prefer option b. I certainly wouldn't risk selling Salah.

  5. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Morning folks...really confused what to do as a non-kane owner. Have son and triple spurs already.

    Best combo for 30

    A: Son(c) + Laca + save FT. Field 9
    B: Son/Laca >> Martenelli + Kane (c) (-4). Field 9
    C: Robbo/Son/Broja >> Thomas + Barnes + Kane(c) (-8). Field 11

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A imo

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks mate...just brave it with Son(c) and a huge sofa?

        Does the fact that Kane will likely be heavily captained in gw32 make a diff? Might as well bring him in now

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I am in the same dilemma on whether to get Kane in this week for a -4. Aggressive play says yes.

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        What would your route be?

        I will happy take the -4 but feels odd taking out 2 starters this week...

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Same dilemma really. Hard to get him in but he’ll have 180% EO or something and I’ll need a huge sofa when he scores a hattrick or something

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      You’re putting an awful lot of pressure on Kane making up points over the next few weeks. Robbo and Laca are on form and Son is due a return. Head says stick - if necessary review with an extra transfer next week - although I wouldn’t blame you for hopping on the Kane train now

  6. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Any news on Hwang? Fit to play?

  7. Dave2008
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Free hit GW 30 v GW 33

    I know in the words f many more expert than I say this is team dependent, which it is. Also are you after mini leauge glory or overall rank. For mini league look at your closest competitors and how they are set up. For example I know the leader in my league has an easy path to 11 so I need to try and compete with at least 9. However there is also some simple maths involved. (see below)

    1) Assuming you free hit gw30 then you have 3 FT to get in doublers from Burnley, Leister, Southampton, Arsenal, Man Utd, Brighton. I have Ramsey, Dalot# Livramento# Saka, Weghorst (Rotation risks of differing levels) So I am better set up this week with 7 players and a -4 for 2 more.

    Team
    Ramsdale Steele
    TAA Coufal Doherty Dalot Livramento
    Salah Coutinho Son Ramsey Saka
    King Kane Weghorst

    So my thinking this gameweek is to do either a -8 or a -4. For a double game week is if for example I have 8 players with a free transfer, each additonal transfer is worst case (without a yellow or red card or lots of goals conceded) a -2 with a 0 in this place in my team anyway. So if I bring in Toney for Weghorst and he returns its maybe a plus 2 or 3. if he doesn't then it's a plus 2 or 3 minimum, hopefully more. Then its the same for Salah out for Barnes or Maddison. Another 0 for hopefully a return, worst case a minus 2. So a total risk of -4 and hopefully a net gain of more than this. Hopefully this makes sense and helps you in your decision making.

    In summary I think I will be taking at least a -4 but with Coadys overnight price rise (somehow from 94 to going up 0.1 with a massive surge in transfers in) Im priced out of Weghorst for Toney so have to think of whether its now worth a hit or two or just the free transfer.

    Anyway my apologies for the long post. I just thought I would share my thoughts and hopefully it's useful!

    1. Monklane
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Thanks for this.

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      One of the features of this game that I like is that there’s usually the opportunity to make up substantial ground late on. That’s why I’m not worried that I’m behind in my mini league, with FH chips for GW33 and 36(prob). As for the hit(s) for GW30, as you say, team dependent but if you are lined up for next week then the ‘min 2pt gain’ rule is pretty sound

    3. Dave2008
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      So what is everyone's opinion on the calculated risk of a worst case minus 2 for each hit in a blank game week? I wouldnt do it for a defender unless its a TAA or a James etc. However maybe if you dont have much value in Salah or someone blanking they could be moved out for a Maddison or Barnes then back in next week?

      Who are your top offensive targets (mids/forwards) ?

      Thanks!

  8. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Activated FH. Makes things much easier.

    1. WVA
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I've been forced into it by Digne injury and Son being shocking, can't go without Kane, it's already cost me 40k in rank

    2. Dave2008
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes but I have 7 players already. Whereas for Gw33 I have only 3 maybe 4 definite starters. So with only 3 ft between now and then. Also I would have to lose some of the players I want to keep for gw 34. Wildcard 35. Rather take a -4 or even -8 and get Maddison/Barnes, Coady and Toney in for Salah, Weghorst and Coufal and hopefully get more than 8 points from 2 of them.

  9. abcdef3
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this free hit??

    Schmeichel
    Saiss, Kilman, Reguilon
    Son, Coutinho, Maddison, Saka, Barnes
    Kane, Lacazette

    Meslier, Jimenez, Tierney, Dawson

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Looks good. I’d go Doherty over Reg, Coady over Saiss, and Jonny over Kilman though

      1. abcdef3
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah I could easily swap to Doherty and Jonny. Gamblers fallacy says Coady definitely won't score again though lol

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Coady over Saiss is just to be sure he starts - one or two articles speculating Boly could come in for Saiss (probably won’t, but would be annoying on a FH)

          1. abcdef3
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah that's fair, cheers

    2. WVA
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Really like it but no point in Son over Kulu.

      Schmeichal
      Gabriel Coady Doherty
      Coutinho Barnes Kulu Raphina
      Kane Lacazette Toney

  10. Sam (Team Sam)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hmmm. Starting to think free hit could be worth it. Not sure.

    I feel I may be set up okay for future doubles anyway.

    Anyone else changing their mind?

  11. Sid07
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Team i can get with (-4), should i free hit instead( have both left)

    Sa
    White coady Doherty
    Ramsey Kulu saka raphina
    Toney Jimi Kane

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      No in that postion id keep. Pickngreat team for the 33/ 36 or37 doubles

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      That is honestly good enough to be a freehit team

      1. Sid07
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      What swops are you doing for the hit?

      1. Sid07
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Rudiger + broja to Doherty and Toney (-4)

  12. GE
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Captain?

    1) Kulusevski
    2) Lacazette
    3) Saka
    4) Coutinho
    5) Toney
    6) Raphinha

    1. Sid07
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      4

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      1 for me

    3. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      1

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      3

  13. THEKID_88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Maddison or Barnes for the run in?

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      For run in barnes.

    2. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Barnes for sure

  14. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Top of my ML by 17 points
    And ahead by 22points for the £30 manager of the month pot

    Me
    Ramsdale
    White Doherty
    Saka Kulu Ramsey
    Kane(c)

    Sa James TAA Rudi Richarlison Salah Mount Richardson

    Him
    Ramsdale
    White Royal
    Saka
    Kane

    DDG Taa Burn Zaha Willock Maupay Dennis Cancelo Elyounoussi

    With us having the same 4 players and his Royal to my Doherty, Ramsey and Kulu I'm winning manager of the month and even more so if he takes hits surely and reckon I'm in a better position for the run in squad wise?

    Cheers

  15. Sarri-ball
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    On a freehit think se my last call (leicester) pick 2 out the 3

    A) Nacho (if no daka)
    B)Maddison
    C) Barnes

    1. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Only C, much better options from other teams to cover forwards.

  16. El_Gigante
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Amartey
    Kulu, Son, Raph
    Jimi

    2FH, WC left

    FH time surely?

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Depends on rest of team 9 players with a -4 could be ok.

      But if want jane for example prob worth it

  17. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Martinelli or Maddison?

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I’d go Martinelli - he seems in good form. Do we reckon Maddison definitely starts?

    2. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Maddison but close call

  18. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I’ve got a Wolves treble up; I’m sure I’m not alone, it’s probably the only top vs bottom matches. I never like backing Friday matches and with Leeds looking a little more resilient and Wolves wobbling a little, I’m expecting a Leeds win and Raph hatty (god, he’s due)

  19. Pringle
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    What do you prefer?

    A. Hwang (-4)
    B. None

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

  20. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    On a FH;
    Maddison or Coutinho.
    Cash or Tierny.

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Coutinho/tierney for me.

      My rival has coutinho (he ahead so im going maddison over coutinho)

    2. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Coutinho and Tierney

  21. Ëð
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Anything to change on my FH team? Is bench order all good?

    Sa
    Tierney, Doherty, Jonny
    Son, Coutinho, Barnes, Saka
    Kane, Laca, Jimenez

    Schmeichel, Raph, Pereira, Cash

  22. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    A. Alonso + Dennis > Coady + Toney -4 for 11 GW30 starters

    B. Alonso + Dennis > Amartey + Toney for 11 starters (more flexibility with cash going forward)

    C. No transfers so 9 starters and potentially have 3 Chelsea in GW31 using 2FT

  23. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    anyone?? would appreciate your help.. 1FT 0.9 ITB (FH, WC, BB left)

    a. Salah + DCL to Kane + barnes/other for -4pts (then get salah back in via Son next GW)
    b. Foden + DCL to Barnes + Toney? -4

    Rams
    Cash Coady White
    Son Kulu Saka

    Bach, TAA, Cancelo, Salah, Foden, DCL, Dennis Dobbin

  24. Mane Mane Mane
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Is this a good enough side for this gameweek? Or should I use my FT

    Ramsdale
    Digne*, Ait Nouri, Doherty
    Saka, Martinelli, Kulu, Ramsey
    Watkins, Kane

    Mendy, TAA, Robertson, Salah, Broja

    1. Flying Dutchman
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      g2g

  25. Flying Dutchman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Pick One:-
    A Coutinho & Cedric
    B Coutinho & Marcal
    C Maddison & Tierney

    Already have Sa, Watkins, Laca, Saka

  26. The Polymath
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimenez was starting to get back to his old self when they decided to broadcast the documentary about his injury. Can't help thinking it psychologically affected him going over the events again. I now think he's recovered his mojo for a second time and is about to start a good run.

  27. molsey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    How is it so difficult to soundcheck FFS streams and videos?