In February the guys at Fantasy Football Scout introduced their Bus Team at the beginning of a week. The Bus Team works in addition to the normal Scout picks. It allows the team at Scout to share their early thoughts on the best picks for the following Gameweek. For an insight in to how the Bus Team picks and articles work here is an extract alongside a link to the article in full.
We’ve put together our Scout Picks ‘bus team’ ahead of Gameweek 35 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL).
This is a new feature we first rolled out in February and it’s essentially a rough, first draft of our regular XI, which gets finalised and published much closer to the deadline.
Those final picks will stay as they are and cement our weekly selection based on the Scout Squad long-list entries, midweek minutes and fresh injury updates but this ‘bus team’ – a term coined by the Always Cheating boys – will discuss the players who are likely to be in the running.
Here it is, then. Our early thoughts on the runners and riders up for selection in Gameweek 35, followed by the preliminary picks themselves.
The Likely Lads
There will inevitably be considerable representation from the top two – Manchester City and Liverpool – in Gameweek 35. Four names from those sides feature in our Scout Picks bus team. But more/others could follow, with midweek minutes, injuries and press conference quotes set to be deciding factors when we finalise our selection on Friday.
The main nagging doubt regarding City and Liverpool is that they are both in Champions League action either side of Gameweek 35. So there is the very real potential for some minute management on Saturday.
For now, we’ve opted for Joao Cancelo (£7.1m) – who is banned for Tuesday’s Champions League first-leg. This raises the likelihood of a start in Gameweek 35. Plus Phil Foden (£7.8m), Andrew Robertson (£7.3m) and Mohamed Salah (£13.2m).
However, with the acknowledgment that the above could come into play, those selections may change come Friday, with the likes of….
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Wondering what to expect from the Gameweek 35 fixtures? Check out our recent article.