Rate My Team

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

Postponements, Covid outbreaks, injuries, rotation, quick turnarounds – it’s the most wonderful time of the year, alright.

Yes, another festive Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek is almost upon us and this one is proving to be one of the trickiest of the season so far, not helped by Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United v Aston Villa being called off.

As is always the case, 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 right up until deadline.

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, 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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1,357 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Good job Granville has two subs with fixtures to come in for Moura and Gallagher...

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/311539/event/20

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      😆 Brutal

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Good job he has a publisist working for free too

  2. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    King playing out on the fu**ing wing again. F**k off!

    1. Mad Ferret
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      how do u know? still 35 mins till kick off?

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        line ups on numerous sites were released half an hour ago! lol

    2. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      he's useless wherever he plays (I am an owner 🙂

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Dennis the form goalscorer. King more central if Dennis leaves for AFCON.

  3. Shultan
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Horrible season 700K rank
    Did guaita to DDG for a -4 after having him since sanchez ban & now he starts
    Just not getting any 50/50 calls right

    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I share your pain Shuey. I've made a lot of poor choices (with the power of hindsight). Ive 2 missing already this gw with livra injured and Gallagher apparently covid. Earlier I had 6 reds on the bounce. Just had 3 good greens and back to where I was about gw5 (325k). It's a difficult season for everybody. Just try and enjoy your successes and dont beat yourself up. Good luck and I hope your season improves.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Broja just dropped

      1. fusen
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Comments from Hussl saying he is young and doing well, is a good sub but can also come in and start when forced to.

        Comments that made it sound he's going to be very gentle bedding him in

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Hm, fluid in knee, that is not good. I was looking forward to play him Vs toon without Saint and Wilson..

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        *rested

        Don’t need him to beat this poor spurs team

      3. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Finisher. 40 mins left, on he jumps for a brace 😉

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          THIS

      4. Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Rested is the polite term 🙂

      5. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Shane Long cant be held back

  4. Jässi
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Do you think if we make transfer now could it still go through for this GW?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Worth a try.

    2. Critical Observer
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Only if it's for -16.

    3. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      sure not

  5. sentz05
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Transferred in Gallagher for Gundogan at 1.29 on my wc. I have a sick feeling in my stomach.

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Top 10k EO from Live FPL

    PLAYER EO
    SALAH 128.77%
    ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 100.93%
    CANCELO 97.52%
    JOTA 94.53%
    JAMES 79.17%
    ANTONIO 59.81%
    SON 58.49%
    FODEN 48.40%
    BERNARDO 43.03%
    ALONSO 42.20%
    DE GEA 41.69%
    DENNIS 41.39%
    BOWEN 39.16%
    KING 30.17%
    RONALDO 24.03%
    REGUILÓN 22.47%
    GALLAGHER 20.90%
    RÜDIGER 18.83%
    RAMSDALE 16.85%
    DIAS 15.26%
    LIVRAMENTO 13.85%
    SÁNCHEZ 13.40%
    MOUNT 13.32%

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Finally Salah (c) is a ‘differential’ again

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I also own 9 of the top 12. Which partly explains why it’s so hard to make up ground this year

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Big differential!

    3. fusen
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Is Raga ever around during this sort of time?

      I'd love to know the details of his scraping off the FPL site. He seems to get huge sample sizes very quick.

      When I did it a couple seasons ago it took a long time to get the full 5-6million users data

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        They've given him the API, must have.

    4. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I've 10 of the top 12. Only missing Son and Alonso.

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A Salah blank would be lovely

    6. User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      If Kane hauls today... 🙂

    7. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      My starting lineup is the 11 first names 😀

    8. Jebiga
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      No Jesus 🙂

  7. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    One of the Great and the Good got hacked?

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/143475/event/20

    Only noticed due to LMS 🙁

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Christ on a bicycle.

    2. OPTA FPL
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      His history rank not in great god category though

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Ouch that’s brutal.

      Surely there should be a cap on hits / damage. Say -40 points (11 transfers) in a week

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        What I also don’t understand is almost al those transfers were made in 1 minute. How is that possible?

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          On 26th at 18:15. Can transfer all 15 in one go, time is just when transfers are confirmed.

        2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Computer program

    4. Zimo
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A simple 2 factor authentication would stop this wouldn't it? And yet nope

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Or don't leave your phone unlocked.

    5. fusen
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Christmas present from a drunk friend?

    6. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Why is this guy in the great and the good?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Think he won a league last season.

      2. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        He won the feeder league last season (The Next Great and The Good, which has now been renamed The Next Ville Ronka).

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Ah okay. How do I get into this league?

          1. RedLightning
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Ask Greyhead. I don't know the league code.

          2. Greyhead
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Hi Bubz, set up the league at start of the season but closed for entrants now. Will be starting it all again next season if you fancy a go 🙂

    7. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Still ahead of me

    8. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Is that what its called when someone forgets to play their wildcard?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        152 changes? Nah

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        WC wasn't available, neither was FH.

    9. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      -604 with 11 + captain still to play, any good?

      1. Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Humble brag

    10. User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I do wonder if there's any inherent danger in publicly being in some of those leagues ('Top 3k', 'Top 10k any season') and making yourself more of a target? Though I suppose they'd need to know your email address.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        How on earth could they get password

        1. User Unknown
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Have a look at haveibeenpwned.com and consider how many people are still reusing passwords in 2021.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Just had a look, would those data breaches include passwords as well?

    11. Greyhead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Yes, unfortunately Les Caldwell was hacked. Absolutely gutted for him, he will of course remain part of The Great and The Good as planned.

  8. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Salah only 128% juicyyyyy

  9. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I regret Ronaldo so Kane in, cap and Bowen for Esr as i was 95% sure Broja not starting. And kept Guaita. 11 starters if all goes well, but Broja might Come in so hope for some minutes there. Have to deal with Livra soon. Or just upgrade White.

  10. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Has anyone tried making changes?

    I’ve just swapped my subs around and saved and it worked….

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      For next week?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Now for this week…

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          *No

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Yep this happened to me 3 gws ago. The changes don’t stay

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Just checked on the updated version and it did indeed save my swapped subs

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Weird. Give it an hour or so. My ‘changes’ all reset when I looked mid game

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 22 days ago

            Ah ok will do

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    What is the news on Livramento?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Fluid in knee

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Hopefully they can suck it out before Castle at Sunday

  12. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Can no longer make changes now

  13. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Gonna have to hide behind the sofa later with no Salah & KDB captain 🙁

    1. Jebiga
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      why ? leicester will win 1-0

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        You'll be the only one predicting that scoreline.

  14. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Fresh Broja vs. Castle that's defo haul next GW at Sunday

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Shane Long could be undropable after today's hatty.

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I think Shane long scoring the hatrick would be the most unusual thing to have happened in 2021

  15. Prawnsandwich
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Go on Dennis, Dennis....

    Need a hat trick to help pay off the -12 I took to bring Salah back in ...

    1. Prawnsandwich
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Oh yeah !

      That's a start...

    2. Prawnsandwich
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Next, a Son goal would be nice...

      And something from Broja off the bench to cover any absentees

  16. Original Sin
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Is Dennis going to Afcon after GW21? Took him out just because of that

  17. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    all the goals were used up on boxing day

  18. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    ah my Davies and Reg cs. Both need to score now

  19. HashAttack
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Spurs vs 10 men for the 3rd match in a row