Matchday Surgery

Saturday Surgery

It’s one last hurrah. One final chance to make a significant dent in that mini-league gap or perhaps make that sprint for the finishing line. A double Gameweek with six teams is perhaps a rarity at this stage in the season, particularly one that bristles with talent from the Spurs, Chelsea and City squads.

The temptation is to go big: invest heavily and rely on the double Gameweek to deliver but, at the same time, we’ve seen points hit turn sour and, only last weekend, the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke, Theo Walcott and Robin Van Persie produce. Do we dare turn our backs on their proven quality?

Fantasy managers will have pondered long and hard but now, with just over an hour to go, it’s time for the deliberation to come to an end.

We’ve spent the week analysing the offerings presented by Spurs, Chelsea, Man City, Wigan, West Brom and Swansea. Those articles were boiled down into this week’s Scout Picks, while the Differentials presented some riskier propositions for those who need that little bit extra.

Our Saturday Surgery chatroom is now open to support those who are looking for some real-time responses. That will be followed up by today’s Dugout Discussion prior to the three o’clock kick-offs. An investigative Pre-match Preamble follows within the hour.

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

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  1. Jafooli
      3 years, 1 month ago

      Scream if you want to go faster 😛

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      2. Perthite
          3 years, 1 month ago

          Arggg?

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      3. Tmel
          3 years, 1 month ago

          Is Berba, Rafael & Davies > Lukaku, Vertonghen & Stam for -8 worth it?

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        • Lao Tzu
            3 years, 1 month ago

            After an excruciatingly painful second half of the season I've decided this is my last season playing FPL.

            My Rival is 100pts ahead of me in one league, my rival in the other league is at least 100 behind me.

            Nothing to play for...... Kolarov (c) to bow out in style?

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            1. Wild Rover
                3 years, 1 month ago

                See ya next season....

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                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  3 years, 1 month ago

                  :)

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                2. Lao Tzu
                    3 years, 1 month ago

                    Ha, my psychiatrist won't allow it

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                3. Ag imirt "Pelle" …
                    3 years, 1 month ago

                    Pace in abundance.

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                    1. Lao Tzu
                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        He's got the lot 😉

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                  • Sanchez .
                      3 years, 1 month ago

                      If Unreal replies to this, he jinxes his team today
                      :-)

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                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        He won't, wrong page.

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                      2. stilicho
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                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        If he goes on replying to everything he will invite the inference that his aim is to annoy not to assist. Does he really want that?

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                        1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            it's ironic though, the gag is that basically so many posts go ignored at this time. So if everyone just said yes or no, it would actually be a lot easier...

                            think about it 😉

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                            1. stilicho
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                              3 years, 1 month ago

                              Think about it?

                              Thank you for your advice.

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                          • GreenWindmill
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                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            He seems to swing wildly between wanting to do those things!

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                        2. Sidharth
                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            :omg:

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                        3. China Mag
                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            I guess Kompany it is then. Cheers lads! I took a 20 pt hit last week to try and block off my main rival who is playing his WC this week. I will have 11 DGW players, and am 21 pts ahead. Was that the right strategy to use? I'm not bothered about overall rank at this stage. Just my mini league

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                            1. Chris_White
                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                Imo, yes. I did the same thing this week. Binned RVP purely because I know he also did...

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                              • SS
                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                  -20pts 😯

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                                  1. China Mag
                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                      The way I saw it, I had those points in the bank. He will defenitely go in with 11 DGW players on his WC. So this was the best way to block him. I think.

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                                    • Sidharth
                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                        😯

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                                  2. Pratik
                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                      Unreal, I know you contribute massively to the site views for this site, but do you really have nothing else to do?
                                      There is so much to do when you are back in college, than just sit around and be on this site. No offence, FFS.

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                                      1. Chris_White
                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                          😆

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                                        • TorresMagic™
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                          He goes to college? 😯

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                                        • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                            thanks Pratik, appreciate your kind words

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                                            1. Pratik
                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                I didn't mean to be rude, 2 years back I went through the same phase when it was my summer holidays. Used to post like hell, and barely had anything else to do.

                                                Then I discovered other interests etc.....This site is fantastic, but try and spend more time on other stuff.

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                                                1. Reinhold
                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                    You should have said: I didn't mean to be rude, I just meant to be condescending.

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                                              • Zep
                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Pratik, excellent work you have done with the ICC updates site...

                                                  Thank you for your efforts, mate...

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                                                • Ag imirt "Pelle" …
                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                    "contribute massively" ???!!! this is a good one :)

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                                                • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                    Well, my work here is done.

                                                    😎

                                                    til next time...yes

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                                                    1. SS
                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                        You call this work :roll:

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                                                        1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                            yes

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                                                        2. Pratik
                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                            Please reply to my post before you leave...I really want to know.

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                                                        3. I Am Nobody
                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                            Possible lineup for Chelsea midfielder...

                                                            Mata-Hazard-Luiz?-Lampard?-Oscar?

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                                                            1. Chris_White
                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Luiz Ramires
                                                                Hazard Mata Oscar

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                                                                1. Manamongst
                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    This...except maybe Haz and Oscar flipped.

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                                                              • Mary
                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  new post lads, preamble

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                                                                • griff
                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Any of these worth -8? Chasing a 50 odd point deficit:

                                                                    a) Snodgrass or Fellaini to Nasri, Yaya or Dempsey

                                                                    b) DDG to Harte or Cech

                                                                    These will give me 9 playing twice, rival has 7 (I think)

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                                                                  • JayBomb
                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      Going Mata Cap come on you little Genius !

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

                                                                        Davies > Boyce -4 would be a daft move wouldn't it?

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                                                                        1. Moosie the Staggie
                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            Yes

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                                                                        2. Moosie the Staggie
                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            A fit berba has really given me a benching headache.
                                                                            Michu, Berba or Wally for the chop?

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                                                                            1. /
                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                No

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                                                                              • Demelbrush
                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                  berba.

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                                                                              • We are Tottenham
                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                  Is this team good enough?

                                                                                  Begovic

                                                                                  Sagna Zaba Demel

                                                                                  Bale (c) Walcott Mata Michu

                                                                                  RVP Benteke Tevez

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                                                                                  1. We are Tottenham
                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      sorry, its Hazard not Mata

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

                                                                                      Reposting for more votes!

                                                                                      RvP > Aguero for a hit?

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                                                                                      1. We are Tottenham
                                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          is aguero even nailed on for both games?!

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                                                                                        • ILOVEBAPS (it's Myhill…
                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            No.

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

                                                                                                Thanks all.

                                                                                                I think I'll be sticking by Van the man for now.. Do nothing, Aguero

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                                                                                            2. Ag imirt "Pelle" …
                                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                be brave go Dzeko!

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                                                                                              • Demelbrush
                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  no

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                                                                                              • ILOVEBAPS (it's Myhill…
                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  Worth a hit to either of these?

                                                                                                  Evans > Clichy or Boyce.

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                                                                                                  1. Ag imirt "Pelle" …
                                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                      Boyce is in scoring form so a tentative yes.

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                                                                                                      1. ILOVEBAPS (it's Myhill…
                                                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                          1 goal in ages is hardly scoring form. :) I just don't have any Wigan and who knows they may keep a CS?!

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                                                                                                      2. Demelbrush
                                                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                          I think it would be worth it for Clichy if you think he will play both games. Personally I'm not convinced.

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                                                                                                          1. ILOVEBAPS (it's Myhill…
                                                                                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                              I don't know and nobody else besides Mancini does either. I do like his fixtures after the double though.

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                                                                                                        • Demelbrush
                                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            Play martin or enrique?

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                                                                                                            1. ILOVEBAPS (it's Myhill…
                                                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                Martrin i suppose. Close call.

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                                                                                                              • Q
                                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  SAmerica dilemma..I'm with Enrique at the mo

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                                                                                                              • Pinatta
                                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  Baines will score 2 points wont he, so basically Kompany have to score 1 CS to pay the hit of.. worth it?

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                                                                                                                • Sidharth
                                                                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                    Silva makes it to Spot the Differential. Big haul coming up! 😀 😀

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