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

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. My anytime goal scorer bets tend to have an FPL theme to them.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. yeh it takes the gloss off a win if it is bad for your fpl team or vice versa.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. true that.
      I have bet so many times on Kun FGS/AGS because I don't have him in my team.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. last 3 weekends have been easy to call tbh.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  2. Keep Demel or Clyne for GW37 and GW38?

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

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
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    1. clyne

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. 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.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  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 8-)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. You should play for Man City. You would fit in well. :)

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Playing those 4 worked very well for them towards the end of last season. And for my team :cool:

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    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

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Couldn't care less about the result really but I really hope the Hammers score seeing as Nasty is benched

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  4. Is anyone else geting a messed up fpl mobile site?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Scroll down.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. My iPad is fine.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. yes pretty much everyone and it has been the same for a couple of weeks.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
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  5. Does anyone think that Kompany is likely to outscore Hazard over the remaining games?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. i doubt it

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. someone probably does but I doubt it is a common thought.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
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    3. not likely at all!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  6. Where is Pratik?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. He isnt that is the problem

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. I don't know.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. asia?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  7. Any Punchestown tips for today?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Punkfish did well with the other tip. Noticed it came 2nd. Didn't get on.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
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    1. u tit

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
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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.

    :D

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. not a fan but i love watching it

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Been some great games this season.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. My cricket knowledge only stretches to the Uefa council icc comp

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

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Garware. Brother's father in law works for Reliance ;)

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Haha! My mother's brother works at Reliance as well!
          B)
          Free tickets are the only reason I ever walk into Wankhede.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  9. Alan Mcinally is being incredibly harsh on Mancini "Dumped out of the CL" yeah, they were dumped out by 2 semi finalists.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. I was surprised that City even drew matches, considering that group.
      Mr. Alan's being too harsh here.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  10. :shock: 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?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. yes, but I captained Bale like the cool kids

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Yeah, me. So you're screwed.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  11. GW36 defence:

    Robles
    Dawson - ? - ?

    £11,7 to spend.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  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?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 8 atm.
        Will have 1/2 more

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. MY WC

      XXXX

      Vert, Luiz, Komp

      Mata, Hazard,Michu ,Bale

      Kone,Tevez , Defoe

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. rvp will punish you

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  13. A female linesMAN?!!

    I predict offside goals

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. linesWOman ;-)

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  14. Shittu just about sums up that peno call against Millwall

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  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

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. depends what you need your money for but hart

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Beric wt a sec :D

        we have same WC nearly :D

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. i used mine a couple of weeks ago, yours above looks quite good though

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. thanx dude

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  16. accumulator today:

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

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  17. Silva's 100th prem game? hmmmmmmm

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

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
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  18. Liverpool and Spurs double?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  19. Carroll will run riot... buggumark my words

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  20. Hart to FLATTEN caroll today :)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. vice-versa

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  21. Good luck all. City CS please. Hopefully a few Tevez goals.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. well said

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Aye aye, sir.

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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?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. You can pick a team until ten minutes before the first kick-off I think.

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  23. nice run Samir!

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  24. MY WC Team for GW 36

    http://imgur.com/EFukaa5

    in the bank 0.1 M

    • 1 year, 3 months ago

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