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FPL Rate My Team surgery with five-time top 1k finisher Tom Freeman

The deadline for Gameweek 12 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is fast approaching and the questions are, as ever, coming thick and fast in our comments section.

Most of these are requests for advice on transfer dilemmas and it’s with that in mind that we’ve asked five-time top 1k finisher and Scout’s Deputy Editor, Tom Freeman, to answer some of them over the next 90 minutes.

He’ll be on hand to reply to comments below the line of this piece and will get through as many as he can until the team news article goes up at 4.30pm GMT, with priority given to questions from Premium Members if there is a deluge.

As ever, you can chip in with your own opinions on the raft of RMT requests filtering through – and naturally, feel free to ignore the article subject matter and talk about any other wider FPL topics that you’d normally be musing on.

Don’t forget that, if it’s an algorithmic answer you’re after rather than an opinion-based one, we also have a ‘Rate My Team’ tool available in the Premium Members Area, which gives points projections for this weekend and beyond – an example of which is below:

Our colleague Will (aka TopMarx) has produced a guide to the Rate My Team tool which you can read here.

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520 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Mbeumo/ sanchez -> jota/ bachman for exact funds. Double watford keeper crazy or not? Gives me this…

    Foster, bachmann,
    Cancelo, taa, dias, azpi, livramento
    Salah, son, foden, jota, brownhill
    Toney, hwang, antonio

    1. Jaws
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I definitely would not sell Mbeumo this week & 2 Watford goalies is meh...

  2. Bonita
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Hey Gents, I had A.Armstrong the two gameweeks he returned. I'd like to get rid of him after Norwich. Play Livra or risk it with Armstrong?

  3. Almathkourq8
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Hii All from Kuwait
    RMT please
    1 ft 0 itb

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Chillwell Mings Liva (Duffy Thiago)
    Salah Benrahma

    1. Almathkourq8
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Smith Rowe Raphina (Brownhill)
      Ronaldo Vardy Antonio

    2. Jaws
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Team's not complete and get Mings & Thiago out

  4. airzeppelin
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Help! I have no idea what to do here if anything.

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo Livramento Chilwell Duffy
    Foden Salah Jota Gray D.Luiz
    António Toney Vardy

    1 FT , 1 ITB

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Gray to Gallagher perhaps?

      1. airzeppelin
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks for the comment.
        I don't have enough funds.
        I've been looking at Liv > Dias and Antonio > Benteke.
        Dias gives me cover if Foden out and Benteke could haul just as many as Antonio?

  5. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    TAA, Cancelo, James, Livramento
    Salah, Havertz, Jota, Raphinha
    Antonio, Toney

    Sanchez; Jimenez, Brownhill, White.

    2 FT 3.5 ITB

    A) Havertz -> Son
    B) Jimenez -> Wilson
    C) Jimenez + Brownhill -> Broja + Son (switch to 3-5-2)

    Was all set on A but not sure now after seeing the team news. Leicester have been poor defensively so Havertz could be worth keeping with Lukaku still out and a Jimenez benching seems like a decent possibility.

  6. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Afternoon Tom or anyone else who may have a view on this. I know the Brentford lads aren't bad options this week but was all set for Mbeumo & Toney > Brownhill & Wilson with 2ft before Foden doubt which would give me the following 4-4-2. Just really like Wilson this week and beyond so Mbeumo sale only way to enable. Any thoughts? Leaves a weak bench is my only worry. Moves would give me the following team this week....

    Trent, James, Chilwell, Cancelo
    Foden*, Mo, Jota, Son
    Wilson, Antonio
    (Sanchez, Livra, Brownhill, Gelhardt)

  7. Kun Tozser
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    How do we think Newcastle v Brentford is going to pan out?

    Wilson is tempting with my FT but also have both Brentford forwards

  8. Stefanrb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Mbeumo to Son or Antonio to Kane?

  9. Gazzpfc
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago


    Which 2 please


  10. xvavl
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Livra, Dias, TAA,James
      Benrahma, Salah, Raphinha, ESR
      Vardy, Saint-Maxim

      bench: Sanchez, Toney, Mount, Omoba

      1ft, £0.4 ib

      a) Would you do Dias->Cancelo & Mount->Gallagher (-4) or keep transfer
      b) 4-4-2 (as current) or 4-5-1 (with Mount in) and if 4-5-1 which striker?
      c) Bench feedback- is the order right?


    • Saintjack01
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Need help

        Have Sanchez in goal with no back up, going to get in lloris, still have vardy, havertz and azpi which I’m not happy with.

        Would you take -8 to get in Kane or son?

      • Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        What would you do here?

        2FT 2.1 ITB

        TAA Cancelo Dias
        Salah Raphinha Foden Mbeumo
        Toney Jimenez Antonio

        Foster Livramento ESR Azpi

        a) Mbeumo, Jimenez to Son, 4.4 fodder
        b) Mbeumo/Raphinha to Jota
        c) Anything else?