Matchday Surgery

The Saturday Surgery

While Gameweek 35 looks, on paper, to be an ordinary ten-match affair, with another set of double fixtures looming, Fantasy managers will already be using transfers to prep their squads in advance.

They’ll be much debate on how much to commit one week early and whether strong single Gameweek assets should be neglected in favour of those treated to two matches in Gameweek 36.

Our Matchday Surgery chatroom is now open for those looking for some real-time reaction to their musings and dilemmas.

There is, of course, plenty to take in about the site. Details on our Scout Pick selections this week can be found here, while Paul outlined three explosive differentials who could not only fill the void left by Luis Suarez, but potentially help make up ground on mini-league rivals. The team news has been collected and collated, together with our thoughts on the likely weekend lineups. Finally, there’s the ScoutCast, where Granville and I review the week gone by and give our views on the where the profits will lie for the Gameweek ahead.

That should keep you occupied if you’re furiously catching up this morning. The chatroom will morph into the Dugout Discussion in time for the early kick-off at the Etihad. Sadly, due to family commitments this morning, the usual Pre-match Preamble has had to drop from my schedule today. This will return next week when normal service is resumed.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. FORCA INTER
      3 years, 1 month ago

      do any of you find hard to bet when you think about your fpl team?

      few times this season i lost money simply cause i had fpl team on my mind when i was betting

      last 3 weekends i changed strategy and i got money each time

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      1. Mílanista
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        3 years, 1 month ago

        My anytime goal scorer bets tend to have an FPL theme to them.

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      2. MCH
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        3 years, 1 month ago

        yeh it takes the gloss off a win if it is bad for your fpl team or vice versa.

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      3. Manani
          3 years, 1 month ago

          true that.
          I have bet so many times on Kun FGS/AGS because I don't have him in my team.

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        • The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 1 month ago

          last 3 weekends have been easy to call tbh.

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      4. palalmas
          3 years, 1 month ago

          Keep Demel or Clyne for GW37 and GW38?

          1. Demel (eve, REA)
          2. Clyne (sun, STK)

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          1. TorresMagic™
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            3 years, 1 month ago

            2.

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          2. Chris_White
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            3 years, 1 month ago

            Clyne

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          3. beric
              3 years, 1 month ago

              clyne

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            • palalmas
                3 years, 1 month ago

                Thought it was tight, but 0-3 is not. Thanks guys. Going for Demel and Baines out before GW36 then. Who should I buy? Already have Robles and Dawson.

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            • r0nh
                3 years, 1 month ago

                Tevez, Aguero, Silva & Nasri...

                Seems too much of the same.

                Plus they are all tiny, the Hammers will kick them off the park.

                I predict a low scoring game 😎

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                1. TorresMagic™
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                  3 years, 1 month ago

                  You should play for Man City. You would fit in well. :)

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                2. Mílanista
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                  3 years, 1 month ago

                  Playing those 4 worked very well for them towards the end of last season. And for my team 😎

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                3. beric
                    3 years, 1 month ago

                    I dont really mind, would like aguero to stay quiet and if anyone scores it should be tevez or zaba. mainly want a city cs

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                  • Fabreghastly
                      3 years, 1 month ago

                      Couldn't care less about the result really but I really hope the Hammers score seeing as Nasty is benched

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                  • False no.2
                      3 years, 1 month ago

                      Is anyone else geting a messed up fpl mobile site?

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                      1. TorresMagic™
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                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        Scroll down.

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                        1. TorresMagic™
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                          3 years, 1 month ago

                          My iPad is fine.

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                      2. MCH
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                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        yes pretty much everyone and it has been the same for a couple of weeks.

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                      3. Mílanista
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                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        Yes

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                    • Dazspurs
                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        Does anyone think that Kompany is likely to outscore Hazard over the remaining games?

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                        1. beric
                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            i doubt it

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                          • MCH
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                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            someone probably does but I doubt it is a common thought.

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                          • Chris_White
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                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            50/50

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                          • Fifa las vegas
                              3 years, 1 month ago

                              not likely at all!

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                          • Ginkapo
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                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            Where is Pratik?

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                            1. TorresMagic™
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                              3 years, 1 month ago

                              Coding?

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                              1. Ginkapo
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                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                He isnt that is the problem

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                                1. TorresMagic™
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                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                  I don't know.

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                            2. beric
                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                asia?

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                            3. Fifa las vegas
                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                Any Punchestown tips for today?

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                                1. TorresMagic™
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                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                  Punkfish did well with the other tip. Noticed it came 2nd. Didn't get on.

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                                1. Lateriser12
                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                    Why?

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                                  • TorresMagic™
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                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                    😕

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                                  • beric
                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                      u tit

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                                      1. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                        +100000

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                                  • Lateriser12
                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                      And IPL fans about? Going for MI vs RCB in a couple of hours.

                                      Gayle, Sachin, ABDevilliers, Malinga, Dilshan, Murlitharan, Ponting, Pollard, Mitchell Johnson, Bhajji, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli the talent on display.

                                      😀

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                                      1. beric
                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                          not a fan but i love watching it

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                                          1. Lateriser12
                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                              Been some great games this season.

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                                          2. Declan-
                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                              My cricket knowledge only stretches to the Uefa council icc comp

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                                            • To go with the Hart or the …
                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                Sachin Tendulkar stand or Garware?
                                                I'm going in for the latter, though would still be checking up on FPL!

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                                                1. Lateriser12
                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                    Garware. Brother's father in law works for Reliance 😉

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                                                    1. To go with the Hart or the …
                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Haha! My mother's brother works at Reliance as well!
                                                        B)
                                                        Free tickets are the only reason I ever walk into Wankhede.

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                                                2. Bond, James Collins.
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                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Alan Mcinally is being incredibly harsh on Mancini "Dumped out of the CL" yeah, they were dumped out by 2 semi finalists.

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                                                  1. To go with the Hart or the …
                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                      I was surprised that City even drew matches, considering that group.
                                                      Mr. Alan's being too harsh here.

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                                                  2. FantasyFreak
                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                      😯 Just checked my rivals' teams and Mata is crucial to me this week.
                                                      I have armband on Mata, and 2 of my rivals don't have Mata and another have Mata.

                                                      All three captained Bale. Anyone here with Mata captain?

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                                                      1. Whazza
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                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                        yes, but I captained Bale like the cool kids

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                                                      2. Locarno
                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                          Yeah, me. So you're screwed.

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                                                      3. palalmas
                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                          GW36 defence:

                                                          Robles
                                                          Dawson - ? - ?

                                                          £11,7 to spend.

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                                                        • To go with the Hart or the …
                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                            Anybody know why Kompany wears the armband on his right arm instead of the left one?

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                                                          • Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
                                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                                              WC active

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                                                              1. palalmas
                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  How many DGWplayers do you calculate with?

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                                                                  1. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      8 atm.
                                                                      Will have 1/2 more

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                                                                  2. kimoo
                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      MY WC

                                                                      XXXX

                                                                      Vert, Luiz, Komp

                                                                      Mata, Hazard,Michu ,Bale

                                                                      Kone,Tevez , Defoe

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                                                                      1. beric
                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          rvp will punish you

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                                                                    • r0nh
                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        A female linesMAN?!!

                                                                        I predict offside goals

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                                                                        1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            linesWOman 😉

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                                                                        2. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          Shittu just about sums up that peno call against Millwall

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                                                                        3. kimoo
                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            Mates, Who is best DGW GK ?

                                                                            A- Foster

                                                                            B- Cech if i get him get him ( NO Luiz)

                                                                            C- Hart

                                                                            D- Robles

                                                                            E-Vorm

                                                                            BTW I have WC

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                                                                            1. beric
                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                depends what you need your money for but hart

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                                                                                1. kimoo
                                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    Beric wt a sec 😀

                                                                                    we have same WC nearly 😀

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                                                                                    1. beric
                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        i used mine a couple of weeks ago, yours above looks quite good though

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                                                                                        1. kimoo
                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            thanx dude

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                                                                                    2. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      C

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                                                                                  • beric
                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      accumulator today:

                                                                                      City,Spurs,Nor/Sto draw and Saints @ just over 14/1

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                                                                                    • The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      Silva's 100th prem game? hmmmmmmm

                                                                                      hope nasri doesn't get in the way and generally cock things up as usual

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                                                                                      1. Adam West
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                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        :)

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                                                                                    • Fifa las vegas
                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Liverpool and Spurs double?

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                                                                                      • Gaz Downright
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                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Carroll will run riot... buggumark my words

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                                                                                      • The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Hart to FLATTEN caroll today :)

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                                                                                        1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            vice-versa

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                                                                                        2. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          Good luck all. City CS please. Hopefully a few Tevez goals.

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                                                                                          1. beric
                                                                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              well said

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                                                                                            • To go with the Hart or the …
                                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Aye aye, sir.

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                                                                                            • Lateriser12
                                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Some start that.

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                                                                                              • SpinyNorman [*_*]
                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  I got an e-mail from PlayON at 10am saying I had 3 hours to pick my team.

                                                                                                  Just then a message popped up saying I had 10 minutes left to pick a team.

                                                                                                  I picked my team and I get a message saying "sorry, you can't change your team on a matchday"

                                                                                                  WTF?

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                                                                                                  1. Mark
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                                                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    You can pick a team until ten minutes before the first kick-off I think.

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                                                                                                    1. SpinyNorman [*_*]
                                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                        Balls

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                                                                                                  2. beric
                                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                      nice run Samir!

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                                                                                                    • kimoo
                                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                        MY WC Team for GW 36

                                                                                                        http://imgur.com/EFukaa5

                                                                                                        in the bank 0.1 M

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