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, 21 days 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...
          3 years, 21 days ago

          Always play the striker IMO, higher glass ceiling

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          1. Joga Bonito®
              3 years, 21 days ago

              I agree.

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        • Evans
            3 years, 21 days ago

            Why are people selling mata ?

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            1. Joga Bonito®
                3 years, 21 days ago

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

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              • Tibidabo
                  3 years, 21 days ago

                  Who knows

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                • Baines on Toast...
                    3 years, 21 days ago

                    it's the last stand of a fantasy great

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                • Reinhold
                    3 years, 21 days 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, 21 days ago

                        thats quite impressive mate !! spot on imo

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                    2. Pratik
                        3 years, 21 days 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®
                            3 years, 21 days ago

                            Well done haha

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                            1. Pratik
                                3 years, 21 days 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®
                                    3 years, 21 days ago

                                    Michu to Coutinho is the only option now :)

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                              • Joga Bonito®
                                  3 years, 21 days ago

                                  Time to take another hit my friend.

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                              • Don Corleone
                                  3 years, 21 days 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...
                                      3 years, 21 days ago

                                      E

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                                      1. Don Corleone
                                          3 years, 21 days ago

                                          So definitely play Snod over Toure?

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                                      2. potatoace- Team Ukraine
                                          3 years, 21 days ago

                                          leave
                                          you're good to go

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                                      3. potatoace- Team Ukraine
                                          3 years, 21 days ago

                                          Should I start Townsend or Maloney?

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                                          1. Tokenbod
                                              3 years, 21 days ago

                                              Maloney

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                                          2. Leaf
                                              3 years, 21 days 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, 21 days ago

                                                  good lad

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                                              2. Tokenbod
                                                  3 years, 21 days ago

                                                  Maloney or Lambert ?

                                                  Chasing 12 pts!

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                                                  1. MCH
                                                      3 years, 21 days ago

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

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                                                    • Joga Bonito®
                                                        3 years, 21 days ago

                                                        Lambert

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                                                    • Torres76
                                                        3 years, 21 days 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?
                                                            3 years, 21 days ago

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                                                          • Indio
                                                              3 years, 21 days ago

                                                              Lamps

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                                                              1. Torres76
                                                                  3 years, 21 days ago

                                                                  Cheers to you both

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                                                              2. Torres76
                                                                  3 years, 21 days 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, 21 days ago

                                                                  Anyone on here listen to fighting talk?

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                                                                • hillbillypete
                                                                    3 years, 21 days ago

                                                                    any hint of a Che lineup yet???

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                                                                  • Mainevent
                                                                      3 years, 21 days 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, 21 days 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, 21 days 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, 21 days 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, 21 days ago

                                                                                for -4? looks great

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                                                                            2. hillbillypete
                                                                                3 years, 21 days 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, 21 days ago

                                                                                    B

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                                                                                2. The Mentalist
                                                                                    3 years, 21 days 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, 21 days ago

                                                                                        It's a toughie for sure

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                                                                                    2. Paul
                                                                                        3 years, 21 days ago

                                                                                        any chance RVP might not play this GW???

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                                                                                        1. Simon1983
                                                                                            3 years, 21 days 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, 21 days 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, 21 days ago

                                                                                              Hazard > Lampard for a hit?

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                                                                                            • Ash
                                                                                                3 years, 21 days ago

                                                                                                Pens down

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