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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

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

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      2. MCH
          3 years, 2 months ago

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

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        • Manani
            3 years, 2 months 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
              3 years, 2 months ago

              last 3 weekends have been easy to call tbh.

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          • palalmas
              3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

                2.

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              2. Chris_White
                  3 years, 2 months ago

                  Clyne

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                • beric
                    3 years, 2 months ago

                    clyne

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                  • palalmas
                      3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

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

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                      2. Mílanista
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                        3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

                            Is anyone else geting a messed up fpl mobile site?

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                            1. TorresMagic™
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                              3 years, 2 months ago

                              Scroll down.

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                              1. TorresMagic™
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                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                My iPad is fine.

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                            2. MCH
                                3 years, 2 months ago

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

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                              • Mílanista
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                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                Yes

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                            3. Dazspurs
                                3 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                1. beric
                                    3 years, 2 months ago

                                    i doubt it

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                                  • MCH
                                      3 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                    • Chris_White
                                        3 years, 2 months ago

                                        50/50

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                                      • Fifa las vegas
                                          3 years, 2 months ago

                                          not likely at all!

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                                      • Ginkapo
                                          3 years, 2 months ago

                                          Where is Pratik?

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                                          1. TorresMagic™
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                                            3 years, 2 months ago

                                            Coding?

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                                            1. Ginkapo
                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                He isnt that is the problem

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                                                1. TorresMagic™
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                                                  3 years, 2 months ago

                                                  I don't know.

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                                            2. beric
                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                asia?

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                                            3. Fifa las vegas
                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                Any Punchestown tips for today?

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                                                1. TorresMagic™
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                                                  3 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                1. Lateriser12
                                                    3 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Why?

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                                                  • TorresMagic™
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                                                    3 years, 2 months ago

                                                    😕

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                                                  • beric
                                                      3 years, 2 months ago

                                                      u tit

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                                                      1. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
                                                          3 years, 2 months ago

                                                          +100000

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                                                    • Lateriser12
                                                        3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

                                                            not a fan but i love watching it

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                                                            1. Lateriser12
                                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                Been some great games this season.

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                                                            2. Declan-
                                                                3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                      1. To go with the Hart or the …
                                                                          3 years, 2 months 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.
                                                                      3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

                                                                            yes, but I captained Bale like the cool kids

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                                                                          2. Locarno
                                                                              3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                              Yeah, me. So you're screwed.

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                                                                          3. palalmas
                                                                              3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                              GW36 defence:

                                                                              Robles
                                                                              Dawson - ? - ?

                                                                              £11,7 to spend.

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                                                                            • To go with the Hart or the …
                                                                                3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

                                                                                  WC active

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                                                                                  1. palalmas
                                                                                      3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      How many DGWplayers do you calculate with?

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                                                                                      1. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
                                                                                          3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                          8 atm.
                                                                                          Will have 1/2 more

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                                                                                      2. kimoo
                                                                                          3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                          MY WC

                                                                                          XXXX

                                                                                          Vert, Luiz, Komp

                                                                                          Mata, Hazard,Michu ,Bale

                                                                                          Kone,Tevez , Defoe

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                                                                                          1. beric
                                                                                              3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                              rvp will punish you

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                                                                                        • r0nh
                                                                                            3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                            A female linesMAN?!!

                                                                                            I predict offside goals

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                                                                                            1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                linesWOman 😉

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                                                                                            2. Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                                                                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                Shittu just about sums up that peno call against Millwall

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                                                                                              • kimoo
                                                                                                  3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

                                                                                                      depends what you need your money for but hart

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                                                                                                      1. kimoo
                                                                                                          3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                          Beric wt a sec 😀

                                                                                                          we have same WC nearly 😀

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                                                                                                          1. beric
                                                                                                              3 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                              1. kimoo
                                                                                                                  3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                  thanx dude

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                                                                                                          2. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                                            3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                            C

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                                                                                                        • beric
                                                                                                            3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                            accumulator today:

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

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                                                                                                          • The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
                                                                                                              3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                :)

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                                                                                                            • Fifa las vegas
                                                                                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                Liverpool and Spurs double?

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                                                                                                              • Gaz Downright
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                                                                                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                Carroll will run riot... buggumark my words

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                                                                                                              • The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
                                                                                                                  3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                  Hart to FLATTEN caroll today :)

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                                                                                                                  1. Fifa las vegas
                                                                                                                      3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                      vice-versa

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                                                                                                                  2. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                                                    3 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                                    1. beric
                                                                                                                        3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                        well said

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                                                                                                                      • To go with the Hart or the …
                                                                                                                          3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                          Aye aye, sir.

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                                                                                                                      • Lateriser12
                                                                                                                          3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                          Some start that.

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                                                                                                                        • SpinyNorman [*_*]
                                                                                                                            3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                                              1. SpinyNorman [*_*]
                                                                                                                                  3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                  Balls

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                                                                                                                            2. beric
                                                                                                                                3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                nice run Samir!

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                                                                                                                              • kimoo
                                                                                                                                  3 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                  MY WC Team for GW 36

                                                                                                                                  http://imgur.com/EFukaa5

                                                                                                                                  in the bank 0.1 M

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