Manage episode 272716426 series 14353
After a torrid Gameweek 2, Joe and Az had one request to video manager Andy when booking a guest for this week’s Scoutcast episode - “Please don’t book anyone with a great score.”
With a chuckle, the Let’s Talk FPL host promptly booked Karam, who managed to score 89 points – double our Scoutcast co-hosts’ combined scores.
Not only did Karam score well, he did it with an unusual squad, featuring triple Liverpool defence to allow him to make room in midfield and attack for his beloved Manchester City.
The likes of Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m), Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) take centre stage in this latest episode after Pep Guardiola’s troops impressed against Wolves. Can they do the same against Leicester this weekend?
Meanwhile, there are plenty of Wildcards being deployed among the FPL Community this week. The Scoutcasters imagine they are using this precious chip this week and try to conjure up the perfect team for Gameweek 3 and beyond.
De Bruyne understandably is the first name on their team sheet. Even the ‘essential’ tag is mentioned a few times regarding the Belgian, who looks to be in a more attacking role for City this season.
Elsewhere, the return to Tottenham of Gareth Bale (£9.5m) is discussed. Is he a nostalgia pick or a genuine contender for FPL managers’ midfield?
This latest episode is also packed with the usual features, with an extended rough with the smooth round up of the community’s tales of woe and joy. This includes some of the worst scores ever seen on the Scoutcast and the story of an astute five-year-old, who is heading towards the summit of the overall rankings.
Next four fixture gems are looked at and Karam takes his turn to pick a differential to help managers in the doldrums turn around their fortunes. Joe and Az could certainly do with some luck.