May
19

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, 1 month ago
    1. trust yourself

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Tottenham need to win desperately. Liverpool don't.

      • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
    3. I'm going for Aguero instead of bale I think. Go for sturridge Bemba. Your reasoning is sound

      • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
    5. Sturridge and Coutinho don't need anything more to play for than the sheer joy of developing their partnership

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. a) Sturridge and Nolan

    or

    b) Hernandez and Coutinho

    Cheers :)

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Depends on your risk profile. a) safer but b) has a lot of potential

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  3. Kone to Carroll or Sturridge for -4?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. Anyone care to help with the below please

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

    Thanks

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  5. Ah bugger it, I'm going with this:

    DDG
    Vert/Luiz/Davies
    Bale (vc)/Walcott/Nolan/Maloney
    Sturridge(c)/Tevez/RVP

    Subs: Bunn/Fellaini/Clyne/Sagna

    Best of luck to you all!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Looks good

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. Play nasri or downing?

    • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
  9. Sagna to GJ worth a hit?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  10. play lukaku or maloney?? or go -4 for hernandez :-)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Maloney

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. going with

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

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. puncheon > michu
    berbatov > carroll/ageuro

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  13. Sturridge it is for captaincy!!!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  14. Any advice here?

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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  15. A: Maloney - silva -4
    B: Maloney - Michu -4
    C: sit tight

    Cheers

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. ab9

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

    OPPONENT TEAM:
    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, 1 month ago
  17. Baines luiz Sagna clynne which one to bench not sure!!
    Cheers

    • 2 years, 1 month 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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1r05RnlqJY

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  19. new post

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  21. UKG

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

    Robles

    Zaba Demel vert

    Bale (vc) Coutinho Maloney Walcott

    RVP Sturridge (c) Tevez

    DDG Felliani Baines Wilson

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

      • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
  23. Damn you Luke Shaw. How many more viruses are you going to get?! He is my curse.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  24. ben arfa or lukaku?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. lukaku

      • 2 years, 1 month ago

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