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.

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. Always play the striker IMO, higher glass ceiling

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
      1. I agree.

        • 2 years, 15 days ago
  2. Why are people selling mata ?

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. It's all a bit mad. People are swapping Chelsea for Chelsea. I can't see the reasoning.

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
    2. Who knows

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
    3. it's the last stand of a fantasy great

      • 2 years, 15 days 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?

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. thats quite impressive mate !! spot on imo

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
  4. HOLY SHIT!!!!! I cannot believe I fecked up like that! Just did Mata->Lampard instead of Michu->Lampard for a hit! FECK!!!!

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. Well done haha

      • 2 years, 15 days 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!

        • 2 years, 15 days ago
        1. Michu to Coutinho is the only option now :)

          • 2 years, 15 days ago
    2. Time to take another hit my friend.

      • 2 years, 15 days 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

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
      • 2 years, 15 days ago
      1. So definitely play Snod over Toure?

        • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. leave
      you're good to go

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
  6. Should I start Townsend or Maloney?

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. Maloney

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
  7. Ok have decided

    Hazard stays and not signing lampard for a hit

    Come on Eden

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. good lad

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
  8. Maloney or Lambert ?

    Chasing 12 pts!

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. I assume that is stick with Maloney or Lampard -4 right?

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
    2. Lambert

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
  9. Hazard to which one please:

    1. Fellani
    2. Lampard
    3. Coutinho

    Not sure about Fellani for game week 38 though.

    Thanks people

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
      • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. Lamps

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
      1. Cheers to you both

        • 2 years, 15 days ago
    2. My team is

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

      Sess, Demel, Davies

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
  10. Anyone on here listen to fighting talk?

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
  11. any hint of a Che lineup yet???

    • 2 years, 15 days 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

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. Look all set to me. Not sure if RVP will score a truckload?

      Could do

      Michu - Maloney
      Tevez - RVP?

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
      1. yeah, earlier i asked if it was worth -8 to get VP in and most said NO

        • 2 years, 15 days 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?

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. for -4? looks great

      • 2 years, 15 days 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.

    ???

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
      • 2 years, 15 days ago
  15. Walcott, Bale or RVP for the armband? This feels like my hardest captain choice of the season ...

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. It's a toughie for sure

      • 2 years, 15 days ago
  16. any chance RVP might not play this GW???

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
    1. I think he;ll get some minutes or a full game, i'm (c)'ing him but VC'ing on Bale

      • 2 years, 15 days 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)

        • 2 years, 15 days ago
  17. Hazard > Lampard for a hit?

    • 2 years, 15 days ago
  18. Ash

    Pens down

    • 2 years, 15 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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