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FanTeam ‘Beat the Pundits’: Scout Team’s Wildcard


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Every manager in the free, no-deposit FanTeam ‘Beat the Pundits’ league has one Wildcard to use.

Well, with plenty of time left to shoot up these rankings, the official FFScout Team is activating it now, ahead of Friday’s 17:00 (BST) European Championship quarter-final deadline.

As a reminder, every manager who finishes ahead of this squad will receive a free month of our Premium Membership.

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WHAT IS FANTEAM ‘BEAT THE PUNDITS’?

This free league has over 1,500 managers competing to win a bunch of exciting prizes. Not only are Scout Premium Memberships up for grabs but the top 160 will share £2,000 (as seen above). And there’s the chance to defeat some well-known FPL content creators, too.

A 15-man squad fits within the £100m budget. Three Gameweeks remain and deadlines go right up until the first kick-off but decisions can’t be tweaked afterwards.

Points are similar to FPL, except slight tweaks for things like saves, shots on target and giving away decisive fouls.

SCOUT TEAM: WILDCARD

As mentioned in last week’s FanTeam group stage review, a large part of our disappointing current rank (1,082nd) is due to poor captaincy decisions and having the wrong Germany coverage.

This continued in Gameweek 4, with Florian Wirtz (£7.5m) beginning on the bench and Jamal Musiala (£8.0m) netting again. Also, the armband didn’t benefit from Harry Kane‘s (£11.0m) winner because extra-time points are not included in the scoring.

Meanwhile, having no outfield substitutes backfired once Federico Dimarco (£6.0m) didn’t play Italy’s match. But goals for Fabian Ruiz (£5.0m) and Jude Bellingham (£8.5m) ensured the round wasn’t a total disaster.

Activating the Scout Team Wildcard in FanTeam 'Beat the Pundits'

So we’re keeping this midfield pair in our Wildcard. An increased maximum of four players per nation allows us to go all-in on England and the Netherlands.

For example, Xavi Simons (£7.0m) set up the strike that makes Cody Gakpo (£8.0m) this summer’s joint-top scorer. Combined with the 2022 World Cup, the Liverpool forward now has six goals from nine tournament matches.

Furthermore, he’s fourth for shots on target (seven), joint-fourth for chances created (11) and the best at setting up big ones (four).

Dutch team-mates Virgil van Dijk (£5.5m) and Nathan Ake (£5.5m) were agonisingly close to adding an attacking return to Saturday’s clean sheet. One hit the post and the other assisted an offside Gakpo goal.

As for England, their backline has only conceded twice and allowed just three big chances. It bodes well for Jordan Pickford (£6.0m) and John Stones (£6.0m), whilst Kane will once more be trusted with captaincy. All he has to do is score within the initial 90 minutes.

Activating the Scout Team Wildcard in FanTeam 'Beat the Pundits' 1

Elsewhere, seven of last week’s squad have been eliminated but the Wildcard enables us to proceed with a fully-active 15.

The Spanish trio includes defensive pair Unai Simon (£5.5m) and Dani Carvajal (£5.5m). It took until Gameweek 4 for their strong rearguard to finally concede but up next is a nasty-looking heavyweight clash with Germany.

In Kai Havertz (£9.5m), the hosts possess the joint-best player for penalty area touches (34) and the sole leader for big chances (seven). Midfield colleague Ilkay Gundogan (£6.0m) narrowly beats him for points.

To conclude, Jules Kounde (£6.0m) is the singular French pick versus Portugal and cheap fifth midfielder Michel Aebischer (£4.5m) currently has the seventh-highest tally.

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43 Comments Post a Comment
  1. R.C
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    FPL is late this year to update the game and reveal prices?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      The season starts a week later so probably some prices will start coming out on twitter early next week trailing an opening late next week/ early the following week.

  2. Nespinha
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Still have WC but...

    Pickford, Costa
    Mendes, Cucurella, Carvajal, Van Dijk, Guehi ***
    Musiala, Williams, Fernandes, Sabitszer ***, Baumgartner ***
    Kane, Mbappe, Morata

    A) Dumfries, Vargas (or Ruiz), Simons
    B) Normand, Bellingham, Aebischer
    C) Dumfries, Simons, Gakpo (keep Sabitzer, Morata out)
    D) play WC

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      C

  3. PartyTime
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Your predictions:

    Spain vs Germany

    Holland vs Turkey

    France vs Belgium

    Switzerland vs England

    Cheers!

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      SPA 2-1 GER
      NED 3-1 TUR
      FRA 1-0 POR
      ENG 1-1 SWI (SWI win on pens)

    2. Silva Bilva Tilva Pilva
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      SPA 2 - 1 GER
      NED 3 - 1 TUR
      FRA 1 - 2 PORTUGAL
      SWI 0 - 3 ENG

    3. Christina.
      • 14 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Belgium 😆

      Porras to win the tournament

      1. PartyTime
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        😆 my bad

    4. F4L
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      3-2
      2-0
      1-1, 2-1 after ET to France
      1-2

    5. Pomodoro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      S 2 - 1 G
      H 3 - 0 T
      F 1 - 2 P
      S 1 - 0 E

      Spain v Holland final.

    6. Ausman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 13 hours ago

      Spain 2 - Germany 1
      Holland 1 - Turkey 2
      France 1 - Portugal 0
      Switzerland 2 - England 0

  4. Deulofail
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    This site has inspired me to vote Green

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 12 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      FFS always on the ball with current affairs

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        :mrgreen:

  5. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Who are people captaining tomorrow

    I’m leaving towards N. Williams

    1. Funkyav
      • 15 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Think i will still go Mbappe as feels like there is still the biggest upside possible and we have some good options for Day 2

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Mbappe or NWilliams

    3. Pomodoro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Musiala

    4. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Undecided between Williams, Musiala, Yamal, Cancelo

    5. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Rodri

  6. Bobby Digital
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Team GTG?

    Maignan
    Walker Rudiger Cancelo
    Williams Pedri Gundogan Bruno
    Gakpo Mbappe Kane

    Sommer Akanji VVD Simons

    I know I'm proper fekked if Holland lose to Turkey...

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      What's your question?

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Yes mate, looks good to me

  7. Tubayyeb
    • 13 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Help!!

    Pickford, Verbruggen
    Cancelo, Cucurella, Ake, Stones, Kounde
    Bruno, Musiala, Gundo, Williams, Bellingham
    Ronaldo, Mbappe, Gakpo

    One last transfer left with 0 ITB…

    A) Gundo to Simons
    B) Pickford to Costa (to avoid only playing 1 GK)

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      B

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      B

  8. Les Bleus
    • 12 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    "An increased maximum of four players per nation allows us to go all-in on England"

    I guess scouts didn't watch any England games. Fool me once...

    1. Funkyav
      • 15 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      wasnt it 4 already for last 16?

  9. The Mandalorian
    • 11 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    The proof Southgate hasn't a clue and has wasted the last two years learning that his tactics only work in the qualifiers against poor opposition.

    BREAKING: Gareth Southgate is planning to change the team radically and rip up the plan so far, for when England face Switzerland this Saturday, @RobDorsettSky reports!

    1. Funkyav
      • 15 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Skysports are always about a day behind with their "breaking news"

      i reckon it might be a good idea to go with this system but crazy he didnt try it in the groups, he even admitted he was experimenting but didnt actually experiment at all he just swapped gallagher and trent.

  10. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    Have three players out (Sabitzer, Posch, Guehi) to deal with,
    But would also like to replace Ronnie with Gakpo.

    Would you
    A) Replace the three, keep Ronaldo
    B) Keep Guehi on the bench, drop Ronaldo
    C) Replace the three + Ronaldo for a hit

    1. Funkyav
      • 15 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      hits dont tend to pay off in this game

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      B

  11. ritzyd
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 7 hours ago

    What do we think is the likely England Lineup vs the swiss? 5 at the back as suggested would be:

    Trippier Walker Stones Konsa Saka
    Mainoo Rice
    Bellingham Foden
    Kane
    ?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Yes, something like that. Maybe Trent over Trippier?

    2. Funkyav
      • 15 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      trent over trips, or it should be and foden right not left i hope

    3. ritzyd
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      Would you consider Trent on WC over Trippier or Stones?

  12. Lornep123
      10 days, 7 hours ago

      How do you think my team is for MD5?

      Simon
      Stones Middelstadt Cucurella Cancelo
      Musiala Williams Bellingham Fernandes
      Ronaldo Mbappe

      Verbruggen Simons Gakpo VVD

      1. Lornep123
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          Who i replaced

          Guehi -> Stones
          Kroos -> Simons
          Morata -> Gakpo

        • Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 6 hours ago

          Mittelstadt is a questionable pick, we will get the Germany lineup before the deadline

          1. Lornep123
              9 days, 14 hours ago

              Yeah i didnt even realise this tbh.