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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.

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.

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425 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Yozzer
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Sanchez
    Cancelo Alonso James TAA
    Gallagher Jota Salah
    Vardy Antonio Toney

    Foster Livra Mbuemo Brownhill

    1.5 itb

    .1 off of Vardy to Ronaldo. Willing to take a hit. Any thoughts guys ?

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Do it for free next week, swapping Toney for one of the Watford strikers.

  2. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    G2G?

    Ramsdale
    Trent Rudi Dier James Livra
    Salah Raph Cornet
    Kane Ronaldo

    Steele Saka Sissoko Scarlett

  3. flippetyflop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which one of these 3 should I bench for this weekend people?

    Pukki - Spurs Away
    King - City Away
    Raphinha Brentford Home

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      King

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      King

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      King.

    4. DÏLKS
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      King

    5. Stevig
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'd love King to score, but I'd have to say bench him

  4. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Any news on Ronaldo?

    1. SuperG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Other than he’s the goat?

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        yes

        1. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Then no.

          1. SuperG
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            This. Ralph was at the stadium yesterday and saw the energy the goat gives the crowd. He’ll play and, I reckon, score too.

    2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Did not win that Balloons Dior thingy.

  5. Malkmus
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Start Toney (lee) or Antonio (CHE)?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Toney

      1. Malkmus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Ta

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Play one:

    A. Antonio
    B. Dennis
    C. Gallagher
    D. White

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      C

  7. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    1 FT, 0 itb

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James Livra
    Salah Son Jota Raphinha
    Antonio Wilson
    (4.0 Jimenez Luiz Johnson)

    A) Jimenez to Watkins ( bench Antonio)
    B) Jimenez to Dennis/King
    C) save ft

  8. gart888
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Have 0.8 ITB and 2 FT. What's my best move?

    A) Mbeumo and Toney to Foden and 4.4 FWD
    B) Mbeumo and Toney to Bernardo and Dennis
    B) Mbeumo and Vardy to Dennis and Ronaldo
    C) Other?

    Guaita 4.0
    TAA Cancelo Ruiger James Livramento
    Salah Jota Raphinha Mbeumo Sissoko
    Vardy Antonio Toney

    1. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Mbeumo to ESR and save the other

      1. gart888
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        My ML rival has basically the exact same team as me, a healthy lead over me, and has ESR where I have Mbeumo. Really hesitant to make that move, especially with how lucky I think ESR has been to get lots of his goals.

  9. Alejo - CFC
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Who will get more minutes between Jesus and Bernardo over the next 5 games?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Bernardo

    2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Definitely Jesus or though it could be Bernardo.
      Fairly sure about that.

  10. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A) Veltman > Reguilon (won't be able to bring in James)

    B) Antonio + Brownhill > Dennis + ESR (bring in James next week)

  11. Back of the Garnett
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ramsdale
      TAA - Cancelo - Rudiger - James
      Salah - Raph - Son
      Wilson - Toney

      Start...
      A) Dennis v City
      B) Livra v Brighton

      Cheers x

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

    • Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Better option to get in this week?

      A) ESR
      B) Bowen

      1. Pompey5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        ESR has better fixture this week, Bowen has better fixtures after this week.
        Both are good options over the festive period

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yeah would like to settle this spot for this busy schedule so going Bowen probably.

    • Who Ate All Depays?
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Good to save FT this gw?

      Sa
      TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger, Regulion, Lamptey
      Salah, Jota, Foden, Son
      Wilson,
      (Steele, Jiminez, Gilmour, Davis)

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thats a great midfield, gtg

      2. Planet Head
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I'd save yeah, give yourself some flexibility on what to do with Jim next week

      3. Who Ate All Depays?
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks

    • KieranKA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hi Tom, wondering what to do with my team this week. 2 FT, 0.0 ITB.

      Sanchez // Foster
      Trent Cancelo Reguilon // Livra Ait-Nouri
      Salah Son Raph Mbeumo // Brownhill
      Vardy Antonio Toney

      My current plan is Raph --> Saka in GW16 and then Ait-Nouri, Mbeumo, Vardy --> James, Jota, King/Benteke in GW17. Thoughts?

    • rozzo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ramsdale Gunn
      TAA Cancelo Dias James Alonso
      Salah Son Gallagher Bowen Jota
      Antonio Dennis King

      1t
      0.1 itb

      No idea who to play this week but am I OK to save the transfer?

      Only tempting move is Gallagher to ESR

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Save

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        That's a good move. Gives you a very strong 5-4-1 for this GW.

    • Andre_The_Giant
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Money no issue - who do you get in?

      A) Bilva
      B) Foden
      C) Gundo

      1. Planet Head
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Bilv

      2. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I went A.
        But I think long term.

    • tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Repost - no replies:

      Activated the WC - how does it look?

      Sanchez,
      TAA, Cancelo, James, Regulion
      Salah, Bilva, Bowen, Jota
      Ronaldo, Watkins

      Steele, Johnson, Brownhill, Davis

      Zero in the bank.
      Wanted to keep Raph this week, but no funds.

      1. Pompey5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Not sure on Ronaldo minutes over the festive period given the quick turn around of fixtures. Would want my premiums playing as much as possible.

        1. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yes, this is an actual worry for me as well.
          But I want United cover for this period, so not sure who or how if not him, Sancho is also quite costly, but Ronaldo is the main man

      2. Retro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Looks good. I have nine the same, but Raph and Dennis instead of Bowen and Watkins. Do you want Watkins that much? Seems expensive if he's keeping Raph out, and your bench is weak for busy period? I know many selling Raph but I'm keeping...

        1. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Raph's fixtures turn after this GW, so I swap with Bowen due to that.

          Thanks!

    • Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Tom, which attacker would you prioritise upto 8m to bring in ?

      Mbeumo + Toney to 8m attacker + fodder

      Here is the team

      Guaita
      TAA Cancelo James Alonso (Livramento)
      Salah Son Jota ESR (Mbeumo)
      Vardy Toney (Dennis)

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Watkins.

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah, prob Watkins.

    • DÏLKS
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Struggling for an option here:

      £0.0 ITB, 2FT

      Guaita
      TAA - Cancelo - James - White - Livra
      Salah - Son - ESR
      Antonio - Kane

      £4.0 - Gallagher, Brownhill - Davis

      Ideally would downgrade Kane to upgrade midfield, but can’t with Norwich fixture.

      Antonio fixtures turn after this week.

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Not keen om your keeper.
        But not too much to do, unless you downgrade White ?

        1. DÏLKS
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Possibly only move, need to upgrade midfield really - hard without touching Kane.

    • fricky_
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Sanchez
        Reguilon Cancelo James Taa
        Salah Jota Raphinha Gallagher
        Benteke Vardy
        Jimenez Duffy Allan

        2 FT, 1.7 itb. Jimenez + Raphinha > Dennis/better option and ESR/Bernardo Silva? Or just do Jimenez and save Raphinha for one more week?

        1. Pompey5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Keep Raph for one more week. I have the same midfield and that's my plan.

          1. fricky_
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Bet. Who do get in for Jimenez tho

        2. Sonder
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Any suggestions on how to bring in Foden this GW? I don't have enough for Brownhill, Hwang > Foden, 4.5 fodder. I'm hesitant to get rid of Raphinha this GW, but I know his future fixtures look terrible.

          I also want to bring in Ronaldo in the following GW. On the other hand, Vardy does have nice fixture at home vs Newcastle the same GW.

          2 FT, 1.4 ITB

          Ramsdale, (Foster)
          TAA, Cancelo, James, Alonso, (Livramento)
          Salah, Jota, Raphinha, Gallagher, (Brownhill)
          Vardy, Antonio, (Hwang)

        3. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Getting quick on here, I haven't enough time to digest the question before the page has gone where the answer will lie.

        4. Fadi AMJK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Ramsdale
          TAA, James, Cancelo, Requilon
          Raphinha, Salah, Jota
          Kane, Toney, Antonio

          Foster, Livra, Luiz, Gallagher

          A. Antonio to Watkins
          B. Play Livraminto instead of Antonio and roll the transfer
          C. Play Antonio and Roll the transfer

          1. DÏLKS
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Antonio fixtures turn after this week.

        5. BlzE_94
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Really struggling with what to do with 2FT, £0.8 itb

          Sanchez
          TAA Cancelo James Reguilon
          Salah Jota Gallagher ESR
          Kane Vardy

          Steele Livramento Sissoko Locadia

          1. DÏLKS
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Downgrade Vardy, and upgrade midfield for Son?

            1. tomasjj
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              This, for a City mid?

        6. Planet Head
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Play one out of (bench the rest):

          A: Livra
          B: Dennis
          C: Pukki

        7. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Hold Kane or switch back to Ronaldo a week early? I'm five points down since making the move as I got away with the snow game due to Ben White subbing on...

          1. Gideons Rolling Another One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Considered it, but think I will hold Kane this week, (too many other fires to put out mind you!)

          2. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Keep

          3. shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            The other thing I forgot is I'll be wasting an FT if I hold. But I still have my wildcard anyway.

        8. Gideons Rolling Another One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thoughts on Alonso + Trossard to Reguilón + Silva

          Yes or No?

        9. Tinfoil Deathstar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Jimenez and White to King and James with 2FT?

          Will wait til tomorrow to do James transfer as it looks like he's going to drop in price tonight.

        10. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          For this week would you rather have
          A) Foden (wat)
          B) Alonso (whu)

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A

        11. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Antonio still owned by 40%. Thought he would become a differential by now.