Matchday Surgery

The Saturday Surgery

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.

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

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  1. Cymro
      3 years, 1 month ago

      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.

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      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 1 month ago

        Always play the striker IMO, higher glass ceiling

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        1. Joga Bonito®
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 1 month ago

          I agree.

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    • Evans
        3 years, 1 month ago

        Why are people selling mata ?

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        1. Joga Bonito®
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 1 month ago

          It's all a bit mad. People are swapping Chelsea for Chelsea. I can't see the reasoning.

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        2. Tibidabo
            3 years, 1 month ago

            Who knows

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          • Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 1 month ago

            it's the last stand of a fantasy great

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        3. Reinhold
            3 years, 1 month ago

            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?

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            1. Super Silva Haze ⚽
                3 years, 1 month ago

                thats quite impressive mate !! spot on imo

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            2. Pratik
                3 years, 1 month ago

                HOLY SHIT!!!!! I cannot believe I fecked up like that! Just did Mata->Lampard instead of Michu->Lampard for a hit! FECK!!!!

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                1. Joga Bonito®
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 years, 1 month ago

                  Well done haha

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                  1. Pratik
                      3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                      1. Joga Bonito®
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        Michu to Coutinho is the only option now :)

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                  2. Joga Bonito®
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 years, 1 month ago

                    Time to take another hit my friend.

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                2. Don Corleone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 years, 1 month ago

                  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

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                  1. Baines on Toast...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 years, 1 month ago

                    E

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                    1. Don Corleone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 years, 1 month ago

                      So definitely play Snod over Toure?

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                  2. potatoace- Team Ukraine
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 years, 1 month ago

                    leave
                    you're good to go

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                3. potatoace- Team Ukraine
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 years, 1 month ago

                  Should I start Townsend or Maloney?

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                  1. Tokenbod
                      3 years, 1 month ago

                      Maloney

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                  2. Leaf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 years, 1 month ago

                    Ok have decided

                    Hazard stays and not signing lampard for a hit

                    Come on Eden

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                    1. La Roja
                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        good lad

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                    2. Tokenbod
                        3 years, 1 month ago

                        Maloney or Lambert ?

                        Chasing 12 pts!

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                        1. MCH
                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            I assume that is stick with Maloney or Lampard -4 right?

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                          • Joga Bonito®
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            Lambert

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                        2. Torres76
                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            Hazard to which one please:

                            1. Fellani
                            2. Lampard
                            3. Coutinho

                            Not sure about Fellani for game week 38 though.

                            Thanks people

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                            1. Harvey?
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 years, 1 month ago

                              2

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                            2. Indio
                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                Lamps

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                                1. Torres76
                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                    Cheers to you both

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                                2. Torres76
                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                    My team is

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

                                    Sess, Demel, Davies

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                                3. Your Mum's Athletic
                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                    Anyone on here listen to fighting talk?

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                                  • hillbillypete
                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                      any hint of a Che lineup yet???

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                                    • Mainevent
                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                        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

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                                        1. Torres76
                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                            Look all set to me. Not sure if RVP will score a truckload?

                                            Could do

                                            Michu - Maloney
                                            Tevez - RVP?

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                                            1. Mainevent
                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                yeah, earlier i asked if it was worth -8 to get VP in and most said NO

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                                          • Torres76
                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                              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?

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                                              1. Mainevent
                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                  for -4? looks great

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                                              2. hillbillypete
                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                  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.

                                                  ???

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                                                  1. Chris_White
                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                      B

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                                                  2. The Mentalist
                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                      Walcott, Bale or RVP for the armband? This feels like my hardest captain choice of the season ...

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                                                      1. Simon1983
                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                          It's a toughie for sure

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                                                      2. Paul
                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                          any chance RVP might not play this GW???

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                                                          1. Simon1983
                                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                                              I think he;ll get some minutes or a full game, i'm (c)'ing him but VC'ing on Bale

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                                                              1. Simon1983
                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  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)

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                                                            • Tmel
                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Hazard > Lampard for a hit?

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                                                              • Ash
                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  Pens down

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