The Sunday Surgery

Filed under: Matchday Surgery - Posted by: Mark

United in procrastination and debate for the last time this season, Fantasy managers await the events of the final day, mapping out the possibilities and plotting the merits of one last gamble.

Although it seems painful, a week on from now, we’ll doubtless miss the sweaty palms as we hover over confirm button. So, with the deadline looming, let’s revel in the time that remains. Our matchday surgery chatroom is now open to cater for those who require some real-time feedback on their own particular dilemmas.

For those with more time on their hands, our weekly Scout Picks and a healthy slice of Differentials can be absorbed, along with this week’s ScoutCast, offering a unique insight into the thinking of a Fantasy manager contesting at the very top. All the team news and our predicted lineups can be found right here.

Our Dugout Discussion will fire up prior to the four o’clock kick-offs, with a final Pre-match Preamble imminent.

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  1. bale 2 blanks and sturridge on fire.

    Want to captain bale but his form seems so-so last 2. Sturridge hat-trick and could have got 6 v fulham. What to do?

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. trust yourself

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
    2. Tottenham need to win desperately. Liverpool don't.

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
      1. But with Spurs needing a win they have looked more nervous recently while with the pressure off 'pool they've looked much better.

        • 2 years, 5 days ago
    3. I'm going for Aguero instead of bale I think. Go for sturridge Bemba. Your reasoning is sound

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
    4. I've backed myself on the Sturridge captain choice after a late wobble.

      Go for it.

      Also if Sturridge scores today he'll be on his most PL goals per season and he's a self obsessed player, personal achievements will mean a lot to him.

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
    5. Sturridge and Coutinho don't need anything more to play for than the sheer joy of developing their partnership

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
  2. a) Sturridge and Nolan


    b) Hernandez and Coutinho

    Cheers :)

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
      • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. Who are you selling?

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
    2. Depends on your risk profile. a) safer but b) has a lot of potential

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
  3. Kone to Carroll or Sturridge for -4?

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  4. Anyone care to help with the below please

    a) Benteke to sturidge. No hit
    B) A + lamps or mata to michu (-4)


    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  5. Ah bugger it, I'm going with this:

    Bale (vc)/Walcott/Nolan/Maloney

    Subs: Bunn/Fellaini/Clyne/Sagna

    Best of luck to you all!

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. Looks good

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
  6. Play nasri or downing?

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  7. Reina
    baines dawson davies (b.jones harte)
    michu bale wally coutinho maloney
    rvp tevez (berbs)

    1) maloney >> sturridge (-4)…rival trailing me by 15 brought him in for a hit
    2) cpt bale or sturridge…leaning towards sturridge as spurs might shut up shop if leading

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  8. My main rival has Coutinho. Should I transfer him in for Nasri to neutralise my rival or get Michu to have a differential. Four points ahead at the moment.

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  9. Sagna to GJ worth a hit?

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  10. play lukaku or maloney?? or go -4 for hernandez :-)

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. Maloney

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
  11. going with

    Vertonghen Zabaleta Demel
    Maloney Henderson Michu Bale
    Van Persie (C) Tevez Kone

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. rvp (c) could be great..

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
  12. puncheon > michu
    berbatov > carroll/ageuro

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  13. Sturridge it is for captaincy!!!

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  14. Any advice here?

    Nastasic Enrique Clyne (O'Brien)
    (c)Bale Walcott Mata Coutinho
    Tevez Sturridge Kone

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  15. A: Maloney - silva -4
    B: Maloney - Michu -4
    C: sit tight


    • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. C imo, if you go for it though, Michu > Silva

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
  16. ab9

    Any advice? i am 13 points behind my opponent 1 FT
    MY TEAM:
    davies sagna demel (wilson clyne)
    mata walcott bale nasri (puncheon)
    rvp sturridge benteke

    de gea
    clyne azpi clichy (smalling davies)
    mata bale fellaini walcott (marveux)
    tevez rvp sturridge

    Should i sell benteke for hernandez and nasri to cazorla for a hit?
    then captain walcott? he will probably captain sturridge or bale!

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  17. Baines luiz Sagna clynne which one to bench not sure!!

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  18. Completely off-topic, but I still love football a lot more than FPL. Falcao... will vomit if City get him.

    Guy could be best ever. Speed, power, skill -

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  19. new post

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  20. Guys help!
    I'm 2 points behind my rival 100 quid riding on it. We both have Bale and Sturridge, so i know he'll captain one of them. He will use his free transfer to get rid of Benteke and will have 7.4 mil in the bank

    At the moment i have 1 transfer and 200k left. My team is:-
    Schwarzer (Eliot)

    Enrique Zabaleta Clyne (Shawcross, Harte)

    Bale Toure Walcott Coutinho (Maloney)

    Tevez Ba Sturridge

    Any ideas on what i could do?

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. Michu for Toure or Carroll for Ba

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
  21. UKG

    Anyone else benching Felliani and or Baines? Feels wrong...


    Zaba Demel vert

    Bale (vc) Coutinho Maloney Walcott

    RVP Sturridge (c) Tevez

    DDG Felliani Baines Wilson

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. was but I have put him back in!

      • 2 years, 5 days ago
  22. Predictions for position 3, 4,5. Il be optimistic:

    3rd: Arsenal
    4th: Chelsea
    5th: Spurs

    Im really nervous though as an Arsenal fan. If we don't beat Newcastle then we don't deserve top 4. Boys better be up for it, cmon!!!

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  23. Damn you Luke Shaw. How many more viruses are you going to get?! He is my curse.

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
  24. ben arfa or lukaku?

    • 2 years, 5 days ago
    1. lukaku

      • 2 years, 5 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 38

  • Schmeichel
  • Terry
  • Ivanovic
  • Coleman
  • Young
  • Silva
  • Bolasie
  • Walcott
  • Aguero
  • Ulloa
  • Lukaku
  • Vlaar
  • Mahrez
  • Benteke

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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, £


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


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


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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