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

The third Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadline in eight days is upon us and there are plenty more to come throughout December.

As is always the case on a Friday, the comments section of our site is filled with requests for advice on transfer dilemmas and team help. So we’ve asked five-time top 1k finisher and Scout’s Deputy Editor, Tom Freeman, to answer some of them over the next hour.

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 next article goes up at 5pm GMT, with priority given to questions from Premium Members if there is a deluge.

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425 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I have tough one?!?!

    Would you do Jesus&Son to Ronaldo&Jota -4 this week or save and do it next week for free?

    1. George James
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      newt week. Removing Son before Norwich at home is not great

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I would keep Jesus and Son mate

    3. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ok,im saving. Captain Probably Son too then this week

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Nope. Still Salah

        Holding Son doesn't increase his chances of outscoring Salah

        Owning is enough

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'm doing this next week, for Ronaldo and Bilva

      I would not attempt nor recommend losing any nailed attacker facing Norwich

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        To be fair, Norwich isnt a fixture to target for me anymore. Their defence has looked pretty decent since Smith joined. Leicester and United are the one to target off current form

    5. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hmm that doesn't seem like worth a hit. Jesus and Son both have good fixtures.

    6. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I just got in Jesus and got Son in last week 😮

  2. George James
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Best move for this bunch?

    A) Sa >> Ramsdale

    B) Jimenez >> Watkins

    C) Roll

    Sa
    TAA Livramento Jame Alonso
    Salah Raph Jota Son
    Toney Antonio

    Steele / Jimenez / Sissoko / Williams

    1. macyurek
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      same here for sa, thinking about ddg. I know right... but when I wced to sa that was the plan all along

    2. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      C

    3. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

  3. DrNinjamonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    WC and not sure what to spend my ££ on. Any tips?

    This is what I have so far:

    Sanchez / Foster

    Rudiger / AAT / Cancelo / Johnson + Amartey (fodders)
    Bissouma / Gallagher / Salah / Jota / Bernardo
    Toney / Ronaldo / Dennis

    0.4 ITB. Better moves here?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      This is the WC squad, right?

      1. DrNinjamonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes sorry! Thats what I have done with my WC but wanted any change suggestions before i leave it for the week.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I'd prob opt for James over Rudiger. I also think going in with both Johnson and Amartey is risky, maybe try and upgrade one of them.

  4. Saubi
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Hi Tom,

    Guaita

    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Alonso
    Salah Jota Son Gallagher
    Wilson Toney

    Foster King Livramento Brownhill

    1 ft. 1.9 itb.

    Thinking of Gallagher to Bilva? Rudiger to James? Something else?

    Suggestions?

    Thanks

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Similar team to mind. I'm tempted to go Livramento to Reguilon who looks like he has a huge ceiling and his price is on the rise. Basically a midfielder with cleansheet points under Conte

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'd be tempted to save a free transfer if that were me.

    3. Saubi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thanks everyone!

  5. Gooner Kebab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Safe to roll the FT here?

    Sanchez
    TAA, James, Rudi, Cancelo, Livra
    Mbeumo, ESR, Salah, Jota
    Wilson
    (Antonio, King, Allan)

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes, roll. No major issues and team looks good

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yeah, roll, but I'd play Antonio over Livramento.

  6. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Made the decision to transfer out Mbeumo + Antonio instead of Toney or Kane with 2FTs and 0.1m ITB.

    0.1m short of Watkins + ESR is pain, but eyeing Gundo as he's back in contention. Eyeing these options:

    5.9 mid + Watkins
    Maddison + Benteke/King
    Zaha + King
    Gundo + King
    Foden + 5.2 fwd

    Any other combination of differentials that are piquing people's interests?

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Gundo + King for me

  7. Clay Davis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    1 FT, 1.0m ITB

    Can't decide whether to do:
    A) Sa (5.0) --> Ramsdale (4.9)
    B) Livramento (4.3) --> Reguilon (5.2)

    Sa
    Trent, Cancelo, Reece, Alonso, Livramento
    Salah (c), Son, Jota
    Wilson, Jimenez

    Subs: Gunn, Mbeumo, King, McArthur

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Wolves fixtures are pretty bad for a while now, I'd prob look at the keeper move.

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks Tom. That was my original plan, but thinking I can jump on Reguilon this week, then Ramsdale next week.

        Who scores more this week?

        A) Sa (LIV) + Reguilon (NOR)

        B) Ramsdale (eve) + Livramento (BHA)

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A. I'd imagine some save points for you 🙂

  8. LIARS POKER
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone else still have their WC? Have 2 ft and below is my current team, no idea what to do or when to use my WC

    Ramsdale 4.0
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger James Livramento
    Salah Jota Raphinha Gallagher Mbuemo
    Kane Antono 4.5

    Any suggestions?

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'd dump Mbuemo instead of burning a ft

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Antonio out. His price is on the decline and he's been dreadful since gw4 - 26pts in last 10 games which is a paultry 2.6 pts per match. With his injury record I can't see him playing every game over the festive period.

      Free up the cash by transferring in King/Dennis and upgrade Livramento to Reguilon who has a huge ceiling and his price is on the rise.

  9. Fuddled FC
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    who to bench?

    a) Livra
    b) Lamptey
    c) Antonio

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      bench 1 or 2 players?

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Just 1

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Livramento.

  10. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Bottomed

    Antonio to Wood for the next 3, yes or no?

    Can always get Antonio back in GW18 if needed - think Bowen might be a better call by then.

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I like Wood. But I do feel he's overpriced. Who are your other strikers?

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Unfortunately Hwang King

        1. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Difficult to know what to recommend without context of your whole team

          I think Wood is a better option than Antonio for the next 3 gameweeks

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Guaita Foster
            TAA Alonso James Cancelo Livra
            Salah Son Foden Jota ESR
            Antonio Hwang king

            1 ft, 0.3 itb

            Thoughts are highly appreciated

            1. Clay Davis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Team looks good. think I'd actually roll a transfer and play 4-5-1 with bench: Livra, Hwang, King.

              1. NABIL - FPL otai
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Thanks man! Yeah it's the sensible thing to do

                1. Clay Davis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

  11. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Next week... Raphinha out for Bowen or Bilva?

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bowen

    2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bowen

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cheers!

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bowen 🙂

  12. Lennox142320
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Hi - my team:
    Sa,
    TAA, James, Cancelo, Livra, Henry
    Salah(C), Jota, Raph, Bilva,
    Vardy,
    Bench: Steele, A Armstrong, Gallagher, King (1.1itb)
    Do you recommend I roll the transfer or get on United early with a hit?

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'd be tempted to get Sancho

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Roll it

    3. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Wait and see on United assets imo.

      I'd play Armstrong or Gallagher over Henry

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This

      2. Lennox142320
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah that was my thought with the roll to give me options when we have more info. Little worried having no Spurs again but we’ll see…

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I want to watch United under Rangnick before deciding, too much guesswork involved now.

      1. Lennox142320
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks - yeah that was my first thought re the roll. Bit worried with no Spurs but still rather just roll it and use the Vardy money in next couple.

  13. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Any comments from Pep re Foden?

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      He said everyone but Torres is fit

  14. tissae
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Would you do it or bank the transfer? Would go heavy on defence with this as well.1.2m ITB

    Ramsdale
    TAA James Cancelo
    Salah Jota Son Raphinha Gallagher
    Toney Antonio

    Foster Livramento Duffy Gelhardt

    Duffy -> Reguilon perhaps? Would leave me with 0.2m ITB.

    1. moz_1983
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I probably would.

  15. moz_1983
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ditch Mbeumo for..

    A) ESR
    B) Saka
    C) Other?

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

  16. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    How would you order this bench?

    Antonio King Livramento

    1. moz_1983
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      About right for me.

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Livramento, Antonio, King

  17. Lecky Legs FC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I'll probably get a lot of no's for this but would you do Auba & Brownhill > Denis & Sancho for free?

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Honestly yes but do u already have Jota and City mids? I'd prefer them over Sancho.

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I own Salah & Bilva as it stands I do want Jota probably worth it over Sancho isn't it?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          He's definitely a much better option than Sancho yes. It's not even a debate.

        2. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Definitely

    2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No

    3. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Personally, I wouldn't just yet. I want to wait and see how United do before jumping on.

      That said, Magnus Carlsen has got on Sancho already and he knows a thing or two. Also his stock is on the rise so he will most likely cost more than 8.9 next gameweek

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah don't want to miss out on any points on Sancho long term he will thrive under Ragnick I'll play it safe for the time being and bring Jota instead thanks for your feedback.

  18. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which 2 should play:
    a) Antonio
    b) Dennis
    c) Livra
    d) White

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      CD

  19. ㅤRising
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Dont know what to do this week. I could even burn a transfer. Suggestions please?

    Sanchez
    Alonso TAA Cancelo James
    Mbeumo Salah Jota Foden
    Tony Kane

    4.0/Sissoko,Livramento,Davis / 2FT, 1,7m ITB

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Remove the parasite that is Mbuemo for anyone or upgrade Livramento to Reguilon

    2. Malinwa
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Mbeumo >ESR ?

  20. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ramsdale
    James Taa Cancelo Reguilon
    Salah Jota Foden ESR
    Antonio Kane

    Livra gallagher davis

    G2G? Next week kane to ronaldo

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'd play Gallagher over Antonio. United defense is awful still and 3 days with Rangnick not gonna plug those holes.

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Agree

  21. jfed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Trent cancelo rudgier
    Benrahma raphinha salah Gallagher jota
    Toney Armstrong
    On bench james Jimenez

    2ft and 1.3 in bank

    What should I do with this?

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Show your keepers?

    2. I Love Lamp
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Change Jimenez? Who are your GKs, maybe improve them for the upcoming fixtures?

    3. jfed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Martinez and steer

  22. I Love Lamp
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anything you'd change about this GW 16 WC?

    De Gea Foster
    Alonso Dias TAA Lamptey Livra
    Salah Jota Foden Gallagher Fred
    Vardy Dennis Antonio

    1. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Good team mate check my post below my drafts

      1. I Love Lamp
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks, would probably choose B for you, but personally not a fan of Ronaldo despite the fixtures. If they press like we think they will start to, I think Bruno will be the asset to have

        1. Nightf0x
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Actually my real WC is with son and watkins, will get bowen and ronaldo later

          1. Nightf0x
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Or bruno antonio

            1. I Love Lamp
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Like that duo alot for 16 through the rest of the calendar year

  23. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which WC team draft please

    https://imgur.com/a/ZKTQFlN

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      b or D

      1. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks mate, appreciate it

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      My eyes!

    3. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Need to sit there with a drink or two and deliberate over those.
      Laters.

  24. Strchld
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A) Azpi > Reguillon

    B) Foden > Jota

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A easy.

  25. squ1rrel
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Am I GTG?

    Sa
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Livra
    (S)alah - Son - Jota - Gallagher
    Vardy - Wilson

    Steele - Dennis - Williams - Allan

    1.0 ITB, 0 FT

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Looks good. No point taking a hit

  26. YuvalFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Took Foden out for Gundo for a hit last GW.

    Took Gundo out for Bilva this GW.

    This is after holding Foden for weeks with no returns.

    Ready to be hurt again by the evil bald man again.

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bilva looks to be the safest option. If I had Gundo, I'd be keeping him tho

  27. EL tridente
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Rüdiger to Reguilon? Got James for Chelsea cover and Reguilon looks really promosing under Conte

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'd be reluctant to lose Rudiger personally. But Reguilon is a terrific prospect and his stock is on the rise

  28. nirkochav
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I want to switch Raphinha & Jimenez to Son & King. Is it worth a -4 hit?

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes I think it is when you look at it over the next 6 gameweeks

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'd try and keep Raphinha for at least one more week.

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Does saving FT look good?

      Ramsdale
      Trent • Cancelo • Dias • Alonso
      Salah(C) • Son • Foden • Jota
      Antonio • Toney
      (Foster / White / Brownhill / Davis)

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes roll. No issues, everything looks good

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Aye, nice team.

    • thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who to start:

      A) Livra (BHA)
      B) Pukki (tot)

      Would normally go with striker, but Norwich were poor against Newcastle and Spurs have been good at the back.

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Pukki - on pens

      2. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Would normally go with striker, but A