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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.

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.

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  1. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Cavani (C)

    1. N1ceguyEdd1e
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Brave but I like it 🙂

  2. Tabbara
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Which option is better :
    A: De Gea and King In for Martinez and Lacazette Out (-4)
    B: De Gea, Son and Gelhard (bench) In for Martinez Martinelli Lacazette Out (-8)
    Thanks

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd prob just stick to A, Martinelli can still offer value. Maybe Son in next week?

      1. Tabbara
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Yeah thought about but, just don't know where to get the funds to afford son

    2. Leeroy357
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Son if you might captain him. Arsenal have awful fixtures and 3 blanks in next 8 games

      1. Tabbara
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Martinelli or Gray to take out ?

        1. Leeroy357
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Martenelli. He's had a great run but the next 8 games are crazy. Only play 5 and that includes City and Spurs

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Marti for me. I like Gray's fixtures with DCL returnig

  3. Colesy34
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Play up Tractor Boys!

  4. The Frenchie
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Risky to transfer Lucas Moura? Do you guys think he will play?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      It does feel a bit risky this week, maybe Alli or Bergwijn get a run-out? Longer-term, he does feel like a good pick though.

      1. The Frenchie
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks. Which midfielder would you bring for 8.2 millions (already have Salah, Jota, Bernardo, Mount)

        1. Pegboy
          • 11 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Maddison

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            21 days, 18 hours ago

            Yeah, nice shout that, I like Maddison.

  5. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Which is better?

    A- Play Sissoko
    B- Play Livra
    C- Saka > Son -4 and play him

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      C

  6. SJP08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    1) CR7
    2) Kane
    3) Alternative?

    1. SJP08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Note:
      -Son is already in my team
      -Cash not an issue

  7. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Best striker option for this week???

  8. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Hi Tom, guys

    Start Jesus or bilva?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Prob Bernardo.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Jesus

    3. N1ceguyEdd1e
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      BSilva for me

  9. Leeroy357
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Is it mad to go Pickford over Sanchez for better fixtures and no schedule blanks (Sanches in GW24)?
    Can't afford De Gea

    1. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Everton might blank

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Pickford feels risky given Everton's Covid/injury issues.

  10. Pukkipartyy
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Pls help?

    Laca to who?
    DCL
    King

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      King or Antonio

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    What do I use one of my two free transfers on?

    DDG
    TAA Cancelo James Alonso
    Salah Jota Bernardo Bowen
    Ronaldo King

    Steele Livramento Saka* Gelhardt*

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Ronaldo to Kane

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        You're biased 😛 Agree it might not be the worst move this week, but probably fancy Ronaldo back soon.

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      If you lose Saka, how much do you have for a replacement?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        6.2m sadly. The ideal move would be Maddison.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Ah that's annoying, Gray prob the best option then, but it feels risky given Everton's Covid/injury issues.

  12. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Hi all. Any West Ham fans know, is Coufal nailed?

  13. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Some crazy transfer options for y'all
    A- laca + bilva-> broja + salah
    B- laca + Martinelli -> Antonio + jota
    C- Ronaldo + martinelli -> Antonio + salah

    All moves for -4
    Pick one-

  14. Gooner97
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    DDG (Bach)
    Alonso Cancelo Livra TAA (Amartey)
    Silva Foden Son Jota (ESR)
    Broja Antonio (Watkins)

    Would you take a hit in order to get Spurs def or Mount/Gallagher? - 3.3£ITB

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      No, I'd be happy with that I recon

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        No, I'd be happy with that I reckon

      2. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Cheers mate, I only hope everyone will start at this point

  15. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Watkins -> Antonio -4? or any other ideas?

    Guaita
    Trent Cancelo James Alonso Reguilon
    Sterling Mount Jota(C)
    Ronaldo

    (Ramsdale* Watkins* Odegaard* Martinelli*)

  16. Retro
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Can't decide what to do. 2 FT.

    DDG
    Cancelo James TAA
    Salah Bilva Raph* Jota
    Ronaldo Dennis

    Foster Livra Douglas Hwang

    Just Hwang to Broja and play him instead of Raph, therefore rolling 1FT? Or something more major to get in Son or KDB?

  17. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    A) Ramsdale to DDG
    B) Guaita to sanchez
    C) save ft and hope Guaita starts

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      A

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      B, keep Rams

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      C

  18. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    https://twitter.com/City_Xtra/status/1475809857781608450

    #ManCity have said Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are available for tomorrow’s game vs Brentford.

    [via @Jack_Gaughan]

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Praise the lord

  19. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Time to start cycling out one or two Gunner assets: ESR to Moura or Bowen for today?

    1. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      I was thinking ESR to Gray but worried about a possible blank

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Yeah - Everton game still sounds less than 100% confirmed

  20. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Best option?

    A Foden> Jota(C)
    B Save. Antonio(C)

  21. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    What are your transfers Tom?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm prob saving this week mate, team needs a bit of surgery in 21 (Rudiger, Salah, Lacazette etc), so two frees will be useful.

  22. Steager
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Raphina to Maddison?

    or just role the transfer? but no one to come on off the bench.

    Bachmann
    Cancelo Alonso TAA Livra
    Jota Foden Bowen
    Broja Kane (C) Ronaldo

    Bench: Foster White Odegaard Raphina

  23. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    How much in % do you think United - Wolfs will be postponed ?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      20

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      1

    3. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      20%

  24. winchester
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    have 1ft and 4.9m itb.

    *
    taa - james - cancelo - reguilon
    bernardo - jota - bowen - son
    antonio - dennis

    (ramsdale* - foster* - livra - watkins - saka)

    a) ramsdale -> ddg
    b) ramsdale -> sanchez
    c) ramsdale -> lloris
    d) foster -> ddg

  25. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    DDG
    TAA cancelo James dalot
    Son Foden Bowen Jota
    Ronaldo dennis

    Subs foster*, livra, lacazette*, martinelli*

    1ft 0.7m itb. Ditch a arsenal player or roll the ft?

  26. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Thoughts on Lacazette Martinelli to Edouard Jota -4 for this team

    DDG
    TAA James Cancelo Reguilon
    Son (c) Jota Mahrez Bowen
    Ronaldo Edouard

    Sanchez Broja Dalot Saka*

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      like it. I'm bringing Edouard in too

      1. Michelle Davin
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Me too

  27. lewis274
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      bench lamptey or livramento?

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        I have to play both, but if I was benching one, I'd bench Livra

    • TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Hoping to avoid a 7th consecutive red arrow...

      De Gea
      Lamptey Livra Cancelo James Taa
      Bernardo Maddison Jota Salah (c)
      Ronaldo

    • BlueMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      DDG
      TAA Cancelo James Regulion
      Salah(C) Son (V) Jota Gallagher
      Jesus Dennis

      Ramsdale* Alonso Broja ESR*

      Benching decisions/order ?

    • Return of the FF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Saka to Bowen for -4, or just play Livramento? I have Antonio

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        I'd play Livramento.