April
27

The Saturday Surgery

Filed under: Matchday Surgery - Posted by: Mark

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.

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

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

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    3. 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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    4. last 3 weekends have been easy to call tbh.

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  2. Keep Demel or Clyne for GW37 and GW38?

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

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

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

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

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  4. Is anyone else geting a messed up fpl mobile site?

    • 2 years, 9 days ago
    1. Scroll down.

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      1. My iPad is fine.

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

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

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    1. i doubt it

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

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    3. not likely at all!

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  6. Where is Pratik?

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      1. He isnt that is the problem

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        1. I don't know.

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  7. Any Punchestown tips for today?

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

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  8. 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.

    😀

    • 2 years, 9 days ago
    1. not a fan but i love watching it

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      1. Been some great games this season.

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    2. My cricket knowledge only stretches to the Uefa council icc comp

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

      • 2 years, 9 days ago
      1. Garware. Brother's father in law works for Reliance 😉

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

    • 2 years, 9 days ago
    1. I was surprised that City even drew matches, considering that group.
      Mr. Alan's being too harsh here.

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  10. 😯 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?

    • 2 years, 9 days ago
    1. yes, but I captained Bale like the cool kids

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    2. Yeah, me. So you're screwed.

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  11. GW36 defence:

    Robles
    Dawson - ? - ?

    £11,7 to spend.

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

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    1. How many DGWplayers do you calculate with?

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      1. 8 atm.
        Will have 1/2 more

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    2. MY WC

      XXXX

      Vert, Luiz, Komp

      Mata, Hazard,Michu ,Bale

      Kone,Tevez , Defoe

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      1. rvp will punish you

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  13. A female linesMAN?!!

    I predict offside goals

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    1. linesWOman 😉

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  14. Shittu just about sums up that peno call against Millwall

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  15. 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. depends what you need your money for but hart

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      1. Beric wt a sec 😀

        we have same WC nearly 😀

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

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          1. thanx dude

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  16. accumulator today:

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

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  17. 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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  18. Liverpool and Spurs double?

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  19. Carroll will run riot... buggumark my words

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  20. Hart to FLATTEN caroll today :)

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    1. vice-versa

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

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

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  23. nice run Samir!

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  24. MY WC Team for GW 36

    http://imgur.com/EFukaa5

    in the bank 0.1 M

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 35

  • De Gea
  • Ivanovic
  • Skrtel
  • Cresswell
  • Coutinho
  • Sigurdsson
  • Fellaini
  • Hazard
  • Giroud
  • Aguero
  • Benteke
  • Smalling
  • Ramsey
  • Kane

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 6 May, 2015 4:09pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Schmeichel LEI A, Vs, £
Up Pantilimon SUN C, £
Down Howard EVE B
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Harper HUL B, £
Up Myhill WBA A, VsX, £
Up Krul NEW C, Vs, £

Defenders

Last updated: 6 May, 2015 4:12pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Koscielny ARS B, Vs
Up Morgan LEI A, Vs, £
Down Ivanovic CHE B
No Change Cresswell WHM B, Vs
No Change Baines EVE B
Up Alderweireld SOT C, Inj
Up Van Aanholt SUN C, £
Up Vlaar AVL C, Vs, £
Down Skrtel LIV B, VsX
Up Kolarov MCI B, Vs, Rest, £

Midfielders

Last updated: 6 May, 2015 4:14pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS A, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE B
No Change Ramsey ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Silva MCI B
Up Albrighton LEI B, Vs, £
Down Grealish AVL C, Vs, £
Up Gómez SUN B
Up Coutinho LIV B, VsX
Up Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
Up Mirallas EVE B, Rest
Up Sissoko NEW C, Vs, Inj
Down Mata MUN C

Forwards

Last updated: 6 May, 2015 4:15pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Giroud ARS B, Vs
No Change Benteke AVL A, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI A
Up Lukaku EVE B
Down Kane TOT C
Up Wickham SUN B, VsX, £
Up Ulloa LEI B, Vs, Rest, £
Up NDoye HUL B, VsX, £
Up Pellè SOT B
Up Cissé NEW C, Vs, Inj

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A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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