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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Scream if you want to go faster 😛

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    2. Perthite
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Arggg?

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    3. Tmel
        3 years, 7 months ago

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

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      • Lao Tzu
          3 years, 7 months 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 7 months ago

            See ya next season....

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            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              3 years, 7 months ago

              🙂

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            2. Lao Tzu
                3 years, 7 months ago

                Ha, my psychiatrist won't allow it

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            3. Ag imirt 'pelle' …
                3 years, 7 months ago

                Pace in abundance.

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                1. Lao Tzu
                    3 years, 7 months ago

                    He's got the lot 😉

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              • Sanchez .
                  3 years, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

                    He won't, wrong page.

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                  2. stilicho
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                    3 years, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

                          Think about it?

                          Thank you for your advice.

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                      • GreenWindmill
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                        3 years, 7 months ago

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

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                    2. Sidharth
                        3 years, 7 months ago

                        :omg:

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                    3. China Mag
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 years, 7 months 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
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                        3 years, 7 months ago

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

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                      2. S S
                          3 years, 7 months ago

                          -20pts 😯

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                          1. China Mag
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 years, 7 months 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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                          2. Sidharth
                              3 years, 7 months ago

                              😯

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                        • Pratik
                            3 years, 7 months 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
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 years, 7 months ago

                              😆

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                            2. TorresMagic™
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                              3 years, 7 months ago

                              He goes to college? 😯

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                            3. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                thanks Pratik, appreciate your kind words

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                                1. Pratik
                                    3 years, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

                                        "contribute massively" ???!!! this is a good one 🙂

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                                    • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                        3 years, 7 months ago

                                        Well, my work here is done.

                                        😎

                                        til next time...yes

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                                        1. S S
                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                            You call this work 🙄

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                                            1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                                yes

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                                            2. Pratik
                                                3 years, 7 months ago

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

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                                            3. I Am Nobody
                                                3 years, 7 months ago

                                                Possible lineup for Chelsea midfielder...

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

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                                                1. Chris_White
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                                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                                  Luiz Ramires
                                                  Hazard Mata Oscar

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                                                  1. Manamongst
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                                                    3 years, 7 months ago

                                                    This...except maybe Haz and Oscar flipped.

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                                              • Mary
                                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                                  new post lads, preamble

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                                                • griff
                                                    3 years, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

                                                      Going Mata Cap come on you little Genius !

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                                                    • Bond, James Collins.
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                                                      3 years, 7 months ago

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

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                                                      1. Moosie the Staggie
                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                          Yes

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                                                      2. Moosie the Staggie
                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

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

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                                                          1. /
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                                                              No

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                                                            • Demelbrush
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                                                              3 years, 7 months ago

                                                              berba.

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                                                          2. We are Tottenham
                                                              3 years, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

                                                                  sorry, its Hazard not Mata

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                                                              2. SpinyNorman [*_*]
                                                                  3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                  Reposting for more votes!

                                                                  RvP > Aguero for a hit?

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                                                                  1. We are Tottenham
                                                                      3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                      is aguero even nailed on for both games?!

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                                                                    • ILOVEBAPS (-4)
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                                                                      3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                      No.

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                                                                      1. SpinyNorman [*_*]
                                                                          3 years, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

                                                                          be brave go Dzeko!

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                                                                        • Demelbrush
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                                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                          no

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                                                                      3. ILOVEBAPS (-4)
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                                                                        3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                        Worth a hit to either of these?

                                                                        Evans > Clichy or Boyce.

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                                                                        1. Ag imirt 'pelle' …
                                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                            Boyce is in scoring form so a tentative yes.

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                                                                            1. ILOVEBAPS (-4)
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              3 years, 7 months 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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                                                                          • Demelbrush
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                                                                            3 years, 7 months 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 (-4)
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                                                                              3 years, 7 months 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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                                                                        2. Demelbrush
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                          Play martin or enrique?

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                                                                          1. ILOVEBAPS (-4)
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                                                                            3 years, 7 months ago

                                                                            Martrin i suppose. Close call.

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                                                                          2. Q
                                                                              3 years, 7 months ago

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

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                                                                          3. Pinatta
                                                                              3 years, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

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

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