May
11

The Saturday Surgery

Filed under: Matchday Surgery - Posted by: Mark

This is no ordinary Saturday but, while a Wembley showpiece and the offering of just a single Premier League match provide distractions, we can’t allow ourselves to waver ahead of the penultimate Fantasy deadline of the season.

There is still much at stake throughout the mini-leagues and, indeed, at the very top of the Fantasy Premier League and Sky Sports standings. Wrestling with doubts, suspensions and the continued threat of chop and change amongst the Chelsea and City lineups, Gameweek 37 is far from routine.

As always, we’ve prepared a suite of articles offer some assistance, including last night’s Scout Picks and Differentials. The team news, together with our take on the Gameweek lineups can be found here, while this week’s ScoutCast also has a view on what may lie ahead.

Our Matchday Surgery chatroom is now open for those who require more immediate feedback. The Dugout Discussion on today’s single league match will follow around 12.30, with the Pre-match Preamble stripping off for its warm-up as this is typed.

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  1. Bench maloney or kone? Or is it a 50/50. Im thinking bench kone because maloney is on pens?

    Other question is the popular question today. Captain rvp, bale or wally. Im leaning towards Rvp.... not sure at all though.

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Always play the striker IMO, higher glass ceiling

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. I agree.

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
  2. Why are people selling mata ?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. It's all a bit mad. People are swapping Chelsea for Chelsea. I can't see the reasoning.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. Who knows

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    3. it's the last stand of a fantasy great

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  3. I've done some real detective work in my ML, just wanna hear if you guys agree with my feeling here:

    My rival had 0.2 in bank before this round. Suddenly he now did two transfers, leaving him with 2.8.

    This is the team: http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/814905/event-history/36/

    He bought RVP at 13.0, meaning he should now get 13.3 from him.

    Selling RVP for Sturridge leaves him with 6.2. Plus his 0.2 = 6.4. Buying Walcott (9.1) for Sissoko (5.5) uses 3.6 out of that, leaving him with 2.8. Which is what he has.

    Right?

    Am I reasoned here?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. thats quite impressive mate !! spot on imo

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  4. HOLY SHIT!!!!! I cannot believe I fecked up like that! Just did Mata->Lampard instead of Michu->Lampard for a hit! FECK!!!!

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Well done haha

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. I never make mistakes like this.......Was in a hurry, so just clicked confirmed, before I realize what was happening. So pissing off!

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
        1. Michu to Coutinho is the only option now :)

          • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. Time to take another hit my friend.

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  5. Need some help, this is my current team::

    De Gea (Federici)
    Shaw, Sagna, Martin (Demel, Davies)
    Bale, Walcott (C), Felliani, Snodgrass (Toure)
    Lukaku, RVP, Tevez

    What should I do:

    A- Start Toure and bench a striker
    B- Toure —> Coutinho (-4), bench Snod
    C- Toure —> Coutinho (-4), bench striker
    D- Bench Snod, start Toure
    E- Leave it as it is with no hits

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. So definitely play Snod over Toure?

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. leave
      you're good to go

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  6. Should I start Townsend or Maloney?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Maloney

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  7. Ok have decided

    Hazard stays and not signing lampard for a hit

    Come on Eden

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. good lad

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  8. Maloney or Lambert ?

    Chasing 12 pts!

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. I assume that is stick with Maloney or Lampard -4 right?

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. Lambert

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  9. Hazard to which one please:

    1. Fellani
    2. Lampard
    3. Coutinho

    Not sure about Fellani for game week 38 though.

    Thanks people

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
      • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Lamps

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. Cheers to you both

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
    2. My team is

      DDG
      Zabaleta, Sagna, Vertoghen
      Mata, Walcott, Bale (C), Hazard
      Sturridge, Lukaku, Aguero

      Sess, Demel, Davies

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  10. Anyone on here listen to fighting talk?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
  11. any hint of a Che lineup yet???

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
  12. Do I need to take Michu out for a -4 ?

    current front 7 are:

    Mata, Lampard, Wallcott, Bale (Michu)
    Lukaku, Tevez, Kone

    and if so for who?

    thanks

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. Look all set to me. Not sure if RVP will score a truckload?

      Could do

      Michu - Maloney
      Tevez - RVP?

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. yeah, earlier i asked if it was worth -8 to get VP in and most said NO

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
  13. My team is

    DDG
    Zabaleta, Sagna, Vertoghen
    Mata, Walcott, Bale (C), Hazard
    Sturridge, Lukaku, Aguero

    Sess, Demel, Davies

    Doing the following:

    1. Hazard to Lampard
    2. Ageuro to RVP

    Sound okay?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. for -4? looks great

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  14. A) Mata to Walcott (have lampard)

    or

    B) Michu to Walcott
    Tevez to Sturridge -4

    I only have an 11 point lead on rival who has Walcott.

    ???

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  15. Walcott, Bale or RVP for the armband? This feels like my hardest captain choice of the season ...

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. It's a toughie for sure

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
  16. any chance RVP might not play this GW???

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
    1. I think he;ll get some minutes or a full game, i'm (c)'ing him but VC'ing on Bale

      • 1 year, 7 months ago
      1. Actually i've just captained Bale. My logic is mini league based- my main rival can afford Bale but not RVP so at least if we both captain Bale, RVP will do his thing and it won't affect the main points from (c)

        • 1 year, 7 months ago
  17. Hazard > Lampard for a hit?

    • 1 year, 7 months ago
  18. Ash

    Pens down

    • 1 year, 7 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

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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
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Cazorla ARS 4
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Besic EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Vardy LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
O'Shea SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

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