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
      4 years, 4 months 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
        4 years, 4 months ago

        Always play the striker IMO, higher glass ceiling

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        1. Joga Bonito®
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 4 months ago

          I agree.

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    • Evans
        4 years, 4 months ago

        Why are people selling mata ?

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        1. Joga Bonito®
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 4 months 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 4 months ago

          Who knows

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        3. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 4 months ago

          it's the last stand of a fantasy great

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      • Reinhold
          4 years, 4 months 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. Menace 1888
              4 years, 4 months ago

              thats quite impressive mate !! spot on imo

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          2. Pratik
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 years, 4 months 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
              4 years, 4 months ago

              Well done haha

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              1. Pratik
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 years, 4 months 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
                  4 years, 4 months ago

                  Michu to Coutinho is the only option now 🙂

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            2. Joga Bonito®
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 years, 4 months ago

              Time to take another hit my friend.

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          3. Judas
              4 years, 4 months 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
                4 years, 4 months ago

                E

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                1. Judas
                    4 years, 4 months ago

                    So definitely play Snod over Toure?

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                2. potatoBoyde
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 4 months ago

                  leave
                  you're good to go

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              2. potatoBoyde
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 years, 4 months ago

                Should I start Townsend or Maloney?

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                1. Tokenbod
                    4 years, 4 months ago

                    Maloney

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                2. Leaf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 4 months ago

                  Ok have decided

                  Hazard stays and not signing lampard for a hit

                  Come on Eden

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                  1. La Roja
                      4 years, 4 months ago

                      good lad

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                  2. Tokenbod
                      4 years, 4 months ago

                      Maloney or Lambert ?

                      Chasing 12 pts!

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                      1. MCH
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 years, 4 months ago

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

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                      2. Joga Bonito®
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 years, 4 months ago

                        Lambert

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                    • Torres76
                        4 years, 4 months 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
                          4 years, 4 months ago

                          2

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                        2. Indio
                            4 years, 4 months ago

                            Lamps

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                            1. Torres76
                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                Cheers to you both

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                            2. Torres76
                                4 years, 4 months 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
                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                Anyone on here listen to fighting talk?

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                              • hillbillypete
                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                  any hint of a Che lineup yet???

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                                • Mainevent
                                    4 years, 4 months 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
                                        4 years, 4 months 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
                                            4 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                      • Torres76
                                          4 years, 4 months 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
                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                              for -4? looks great

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                                          2. hillbillypete
                                              4 years, 4 months 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
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                B

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                                            • Clay
                                                4 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                1. Simon1983
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                  It's a toughie for sure

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                                              • Paul
                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                  any chance RVP might not play this GW???

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                                                  1. Simon1983
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 4 months 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
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      4 years, 4 months 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
                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                    Hazard > Lampard for a hit?

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                                                  • Ash
                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                      Pens down

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