May
04

Saturday Surgery

Filed under: Matchday Surgery - Posted by: Mark

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.

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  1. Scream if you want to go faster 😛

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
    1. Arggg?

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

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
  3. 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?

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
    1. See ya next season....

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      1. Ha, my psychiatrist won't allow it

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    2. Pace in abundance.

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
      1. He's got the lot 😉

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

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
    1. He won't, wrong page.

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
    2. 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?

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
      1. 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 😉

        • 2 years, 20 days ago
        1. Think about it?

          Thank you for your advice.

          • 2 years, 20 days ago
      2. He seems to swing wildly between wanting to do those things!

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

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    2. -20pts 😯

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      1. 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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  6. 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. He goes to college? 😯

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
    2. thanks Pratik, appreciate your kind words

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
      1. 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.

        • 2 years, 20 days ago
        1. You should have said: I didn't mean to be rude, I just meant to be condescending.

          • 2 years, 20 days ago
    3. Pratik, excellent work you have done with the ICC updates site...

      Thank you for your efforts, mate...

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
    4. "contribute massively" ???!!! this is a good one :)

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
  7. Well, my work here is done.

    😎

    til next time...yes

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
    1. You call this work :roll:

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

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
  8. Possible lineup for Chelsea midfielder...

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

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
    1. Luiz Ramires
      Hazard Mata Oscar

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
      1. This...except maybe Haz and Oscar flipped.

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  9. new post lads, preamble

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  10. 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)

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
  11. Going Mata Cap come on you little Genius !

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

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

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    1. berba.

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  14. Is this team good enough?

    Begovic

    Sagna Zaba Demel

    Bale (c) Walcott Mata Michu

    RVP Benteke Tevez

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    1. sorry, its Hazard not Mata

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  15. Reposting for more votes!

    RvP > Aguero for a hit?

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    1. is aguero even nailed on for both games?!

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      1. Thanks all.

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

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    2. be brave go Dzeko!

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  16. Worth a hit to either of these?

    Evans > Clichy or Boyce.

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
    1. Boyce is in scoring form so a tentative yes.

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

      • 2 years, 20 days ago
      1. I don't know and nobody else besides Mancini does either. I do like his fixtures after the double though.

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  17. Play martin or enrique?

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
    1. Martrin i suppose. Close call.

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    2. Q

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

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

    • 2 years, 20 days ago
  19. Silva makes it to Spot the Differential. Big haul coming up! 😀 😀

    • 2 years, 20 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 38

  • Schmeichel
  • Terry
  • Ivanovic
  • Coleman
  • Young
  • Silva
  • Bolasie
  • Walcott
  • Aguero
  • Ulloa
  • Lukaku
  • Vlaar
  • Mahrez
  • Benteke

From the Community…

Fixture Ticker

The Watchlist

Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:10am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Schmeichel LEI A, Vs, £
No Change Pantilimon SUN C, VsX, £
No Change Howard EVE B
No Change Adrián WHM B
Down Harper HUL B, VsX, £
Up Myhill WBA A, VsX, £
Up Krul NEW C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:11am
Player Club Factors
No Change Koscielny ARS B, Vs
No Change Morgan LEI A, Vs, £
Up Kolarov MCI B, Rest, £
Down Ivanovic CHE C, Vs
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Up Smalling MUN B, Vs
No Change Coleman EVE B
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, VsX, £
Up Vlaar AVL C, Vs, £
Down Skrtel LIV C

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS B, Vs
Up Silva MCI A
Down Hazard CHE C, Vs
No Change Ramsey ARS B, Vs
Up Bolasie CPL B
No Change Albrighton LEI B, Vs, £
No Change Grealish AVL C, Vs, £
Up Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Sigurdsson SWA B
Up Mirallas EVE B, Rest
Up Sissoko NEW C, Inj
Down Coutinho LIV C

Forwards

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Benteke AVL B, Vs
Up Murray CPL B, £
Up Gomis SWA B, Inj
Up Ulloa LEI B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Pellè SOT B
No Change NDoye HUL B, VsX, £
Down Giroud ARS C, Vs
Up Ayoze Pérez NEW B, Inj

Selection Factors

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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