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Scoutcast: Best players for a strong end to the FPL season

Joe and Andy offer advice to Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers as they prepare for Double Gameweek 37.

Another Double Gameweek gets underway this weekend. Could this be a chance for FPL managers to steal a march on their rivals with some big points hauls?

Everton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace assets look the pick of the bunch, according to our Scoutcast duo. With fixtures and form on their side, many of their assets are also low owned, making them ideal recruits for an end-of-season flourish.

In this show, Joe and Andy showcase an ideal Gameweek 37 Free Hit side and the statistics used from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area to back up their selection.

They also look ahead to Gameweek 38, which is often awash with goals as home teams in particular look to give their fans something to smile about as the campaign draws to a close. Could this prove to be more lucrative for those with a Free Hit chip left? To help managers, Joe mocks up an ideal FPL draft for this final set of matches.

Andy brings all the information together with his ‘11th hour Eleven’, featuring the best differentials for those looking to dazzle their rivals and shoot up their mini-leagues.

Meanwhile, Erling Haaland’s imminent transfer to Manchester City looks set to shake up FPL next season, especially as managers may at last have a long-term premium striker to select. But how will his likely hefty price tag fit into a strong 15? In a ‘jumpers for goalposts’ chat, Andy and Joe recall some of the great budget FPL players of yesteryear that have helped shoehorn in such expensive players in the past. Yes, Nicky Shorey, we are talking about you.

Elsewhere, there are all the usual features, including quick-fire questions and our duo’s captaincy and transfer plans.

This latest episode was streamed during Liverpool’s victory over Aston Villa during Gameweek 36 and following the announcement of Jurgen Klopp’s shock team selection.

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  1. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Where do we go, where do we go now

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well certainly not to 80’s rock that’s for sure.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why tho

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No lute

    2. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Where do we go?

  2. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sch (foster)
    Taa can alonso (laporte taylor)
    mount madds salah son (gordon)
    Richar toney nketiah

    Will probably FH38, which?

    A) alonso to digne/mayko
    B) taylor to holgate/jonny
    C) mount/madds to saka/tross/zaha/buendia/kulu
    D) FH37
    E) madds/mount alonso -4 to saka/tross/zaha/buendia/kulu digne/mayko/other def.
    F) toney alosno -4 to ings digne/5.0def.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wait to see if Alonso starts tonight.

    2. TheAbear53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tony

  3. YoungPretender
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which one on FH?

    A) KDB & TAA
    B) Mane & Cancelo
    C) Salah & Laporte

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

  4. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    So not activating BB was a bullet dodged but do I play it this week as set up that way on wildcard in 35 or do I FH this week and BB the sgw 38?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You decide

  5. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Have Adams, Mateta, Doherty and Dias in my team for gw38 (FH37)

    I also do not own Son, but own KDB.

    In gw38, would you -

    A. Keep KDB and move one of above Dead rubbers to a a good gw38 player and no hit
    B. Move KDB to Son (C) and start one of Adams or Mateta
    C. Move KDB to Son (C) and take a hit for one of the above dead rubbers for a good gw38 player.

    Cheers

  6. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hala Madrid for CL final & City for PL after what klopp did last night. I must discuss with the ZWD.

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Come on Chelsea!

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Too bad the FA will do everything to prevent Chelsea winning the FA Cup final

    3. TheAbear53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bit cringe, playing his best front three on present form is fine...

  7. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Salah to Diaz, Richy to Kane last day of the season. Bring it on.

    1. TheAbear53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Too late, do it a week earlier for Burnley

  8. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Early thoughts on this lot. No chips 1 FT

    Ederson
    Cancelo VVD TAA
    Salah Son Saka Raphinha
    Nkethia Watkins Pukki

    Ramsdale coady ramsey doherty

    A. Raphinha and Pukki> Gordon and richarlison -4
    B. Ramsdale and Coady> Pickford and digne -4
    C. Coady and Raphinha> holgate and zaha -4

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

  9. Mozumbus
      1 month, 26 days ago

      FH team:
      Pickford
      Digne Anderson Holgate
      Salah Son Coutinho Zaha
      Kane Ings Richarlison(c)
      0.1 ITB
      Stele Tsimikas Collins Brownhill
      Any suggestions please?
      Thanks

    • Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      (Have Son already) Thoughts?

      Dennis and Laporte -> Richarlison and Sessengon -4
      GW38 Richarlison -> Toney free
      or
      Dennis and Laporte -> Richarlison and Holgate -4
      GW38 Salah and Richarlison-> Kane and Mount -4

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah I like those moves. Would go for Sesegnon. If you get Sess, is it possible to do Salah & Richarlison - Diaz & Kane for 38?

    • Babit1967
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Same strike force as you, loads of goals hopefully

      1. Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        In reply to mozumbus

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Repost from yesterday…

      Is there some logic to FH38 over 37 to load up on Spurs, Chelsea and City. Is there a decent chance Liverpool will have lost out by then and may rotate heavy?

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        They will only have definitively missed out on the title by GW38 if they drop points to Southampton, otherwise they'll at the very least be able to win it on the final day if City lose and they win and the goal difference swing is big enough. That's all if City beat both Wolves tonight and West Ham on Sunday

      2. Zim0
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        There's a week between the Wolves and Madrid match. They don't have to rotate

    • klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thoughts on a Trossard punt for FH?

      Know Gordon is more sensible, but plays Leeds and he's in inspired form

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He's been in excellent form and Leeds have been awful, I'd love to give him a shot on FH myself but I'm just never sure which side of Brighton is going to show up

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Technically playing OOP but dont let that put you off. I watched the BHA v Man Utd game and what actually happens with their shape in possession is that Cucurella pushes really far forward as a wide (left) centre back & Trossard plays more like an inside forward. Their linkup play was superb & I dont think I've ever seen BHA look so dangerous going forward. Plus he'll be playing in the same spaces Martinelli excelled in against Leeds, and facing a makeshift RB with Ayling & Dallas out. He's in for me

      3. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I've got him in my current team. Debating whether to play him (3-5-2) or Clyne (4-4-2).

      4. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good shout. I'm tempted over Gordon too.

    • FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1st FH37 Draft… thoughts please:

      Pickford
      TAA Cash Digne
      Salah Son KDB Zaha Gordon
      Richarlison Ings

      Steele Nketiah Kelly Tsimikas

      0.0 itb

      Current dilemma:

      1. KDB 352
      2. Kane 343

      Thanks

      1. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1

      2. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1 for me.

      3. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        2, but it's close.

    • Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ings or Watkings?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        The Watkins knock really complicates it. Even if he's cleared he may have his gametime managed.

        But Ings will likely have his minutes managed in the 2nd game anyway given the quick turnaround to GW38.

        So I'd just give up trying to predict minutes and just pick the better player. Which is clearly Ings.

      2. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ings

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Watkins if fit to start

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I saved my WC til the last minute so it can be as close as possible to the BB to minimise the risk of injuries messing it up.

      Now I have Watkins, Guaita, Guehi all doubts for the BB next week.

      This game is beyond our control. All you can do is laugh 😆

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah, it’s been a long tricky season. I can’t even be bothered to do a FH team this week.

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Would you FH this lot? Or use it in 38?

      Schmeichel
      TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Laporte
      Salah, KDB, Saka, Mount
      Dennis, Nketiah
      (Foster, Davies, KDH, Pukki)

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        You might as well use it this week. What would you change for GW38?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Triple spurs. I have zero. Then Chelsea vs Watford looks really nice.

      2. Hwanging by a Fred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        FH38 as you have no Spurs (who play Norwich)

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Was also toying with that

      3. Hwanging by a Fred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        And could get some Brentford players in vs Leeds. That’s my plan.

      4. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        How many FTs?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          1

    • 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      On FH:

      A) Cancelo & Salah (442)

      B) L. Diaz & Kane (343)

      1. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        B live a little

      3. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'd go B! End of season funtimes!

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A

      5. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Love watching Diaz but I think Jota will be a safer starter in 37

        1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I've got both in my current draft!

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      0.3 ITB.

      Mount -> Zaha "best" option?

      Pickford
      Cancelo VVD TAA Alonso
      Salah Son Mount Saka Ramsey*
      Watkins*

      Sanchez Schar Broja Dennis

    • Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      GW 37 or 38 for the FH?

      My team actually looks OK for this week, bar a few DGW players. Would waiting till 38 and knowing the teams who needs results be better than gambling on GW 37?

      1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        TBH both Gambelweeks: 37 'cos rotation and injury niggles; 38 'cos last day of the season and always hectic!

        I've gone FH37 'cos I have a good team set up for 38 and want to make the most of the last DGW in 37.

    • RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Which combo on FH?

      1) Kane and Son
      2) Son and KDB

      A) TAA
      B) Cancelo

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1B

      2. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        2B

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        2A but prefer Robbo to Trent

      4. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1A

      5. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        2A

    • TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Who do you think scores more in 37?:

      A) KDB
      B) Kane

      Will have Son either way

      1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ooft that's a tough one.... KDB...?!

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Best striker to get in for the useless slug that is Werner

      Was looking at Watkins but now has the knock, ings?

      9m max

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rich or Ings

        1. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I guess this.

      2. Simon69
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ings looked great last night - Would definitely punt if I didn't have Watkins.

    • Simon69
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      An absolute stinker of a week means I plummet from 60k - 30k and 30 points behind new ML leader.

      Thinking Richarlison (c) this week and Bravka > Pickford with my FT - Thoughts much appreciated!

      Ramsdale

      TAA - Matip - James - Cancelo

      Salah - Mahrez - Saka - Maddison

      Richarlison - Watkins

      Subs: Dubravka - Kulu - White - Broja

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What happened to Dennis the clown?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Knee menace

    • quayle99
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Barnes due back?

      I kept him for the doubles but he's barely made an appearance

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rotation risk depending on formation

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      KDB to Son in 37? Yay or nay?

    • boc610
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      jesus owners prepping for his benching

      1. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        100% he will be benched, poor performance last game

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Unfortunately yeah. Likely Sterling to start ahead of him after 2 goals in the last game.

      3. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He is due a rest anyway

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Is he though? He hasn't started a lot of consecutive games.

      4. Black Knights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah and i capped him. Should've gone with Laporte.

      5. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I think it will be Foden Mahrez Grealish

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Who would you start?
      A. Brownhill v tot & avl
      B. Kulu v BUR

      1FT 0.5ITB - No chips left
      Schmeichel
      TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte James
      Salah Saka Son Brownhill
      Jesus
      (Steele Kulu Gelhardt Greenwood)

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        B

    • farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Playing BB in gw 37.
      Best keeper for 4.8 or less? Already own Pickford

      Not too sure what is going on with the palace keepers.
      Do I just keep dead keeper spot with Steele and not play the -4?

      Thanks and good bye.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Depends what you are playing for now.

        Guiata is injured and missed the last game. Butland could be worth a punt depending on the injury update

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          The only thing im playing for is catching my mini league rival.

          He is 8 points ahead. I am thinking it may be more worth to take the -4 to get Zaha in for Foden. Much more upside. The keeper transfer is pretty meh.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yeah definitely take a hit on an attacker over the GK