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, 1 month ago
    1. Always play the striker IMO, higher glass ceiling

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I agree.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. Why are people selling mata ?

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Who knows

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. it's the last stand of a fantasy great

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

      • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
    1. Well done haha

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

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Time to take another hit my friend.

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

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. Should I start Townsend or Maloney?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Maloney

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. Ok have decided

    Hazard stays and not signing lampard for a hit

    Come on Eden

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. good lad

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  8. Maloney or Lambert ?

    Chasing 12 pts!

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Lambert

      • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Lamps

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Cheers to you both

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. My team is

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

      Sess, Demel, Davies

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  10. Anyone on here listen to fighting talk?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. any hint of a Che lineup yet???

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

      Could do

      Michu - Maloney
      Tevez - RVP?

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

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

      • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  15. Walcott, Bale or RVP for the armband? This feels like my hardest captain choice of the season ...

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. any chance RVP might not play this GW???

    • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
  17. Hazard > Lampard for a hit?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  18. Ash

    Pens down

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

Scout Picks

2014/15 Team of the Season

  • Forster
  • Clyne
  • Ivanovic
  • Terry
  • Bertrand
  • Sánchez
  • Silva
  • Hazard
  • Aguero
  • Austin
  • Kane
  • Cresswell
  • Sigurdsson
  • Giroud

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