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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.

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  1. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    1) bsilva + Watkins to son + broja (-4)
    2) raphina + Watkins to son + 4.5 fodder (-4)

  2. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Cancelo, James
    Foden, Bowen, jota, Salah (c)
    Antonio, Lacazette, king

    Foster, livramento, Duffy, Raphinha

    0.4 itb 2ft

    A Lacazette > Edouard ( take a punt for one week at home to Norwich)
    B Lacazette and foster > Edouard and De Gea
    C Lacazette and Raphinha > 4.5 and Son

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I like B from those options.

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Cheers Tom. Think that's what I'm likely to go with.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      B

  3. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    What to do with this horror show?

    de Gea, Foster
    Alexander-Arnold, Cancelo, James, Davies, White
    Bernado, Son, Jota, Bowen, Martinelli
    Ronaldo, Lacazette, Broja

    1 free transfer and 0.3 in the bank.

    Thanks!

    1. N1ceguyEdd1e
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Laca to Antonio or Eduard?

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        I'm going Edouard. It's Norwich at home.

  4. tankle
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Hi Tom and others, any advise on this lot?

    1ft, 1.2 itb
    (Ramsdale - Foster)
    TAA - James - Cancelo - Dier - (Cash)
    Foden - Jota - Gundo - Bowen - (ESR)
    Ronaldo - (Watkins - Lacazette)

    Ramsdale, ESR, Lacazette > DDG, Madders, Antonio (-8) for long term?

  5. Homo Sapien
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Bench Alonso or James?

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I think that’s a coin toss

      1. Homo Sapien
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Thanks for the reply, Ron

  6. winchester
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    worth doing ramsdale -> ddg, when I got ramsdale at 4.5m?

    1. Homo Sapien
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I did the same

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        cheers

    2. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I did

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        cheers

    3. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      No. I'm going to do foster to de gea I think.

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        cheers. yes I could do the same.

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Yes

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        cheers. could do foster->ddg as well. save rams on the bench?

        1. T20
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 17 hours ago

          I did safe Rams surely they will have DGW coming up!
          If yoube bought him at 4.5 keep it on bench!
          Unless you desperate to safe cash !

  7. Admiral Benson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Hi Tom. Had to take a -4 to get out 8 players (had 3 Arsenal, 2 Villa, Wilson, Raph, Sa). Is it worth another hit to get to 9 players? FH last week and £0ITB. Team I can put out now is:

    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Liv
    Son, Salah (c), Jota
    Antonio

    Thanks

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      If you want the players long-term, yeah, it's probably worth it.

  8. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    think i'll save the transfer after hearing that potential leaked CPL team

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      what is the team?

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Where

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Link

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      What is it?

  9. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Saka > Son -4 worth it or play Livra/Sissoko?

    1. Homo Sapien
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Take the hit. Son might go mad

    2. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I did this move, using FT though. In your case it would depend on how many starters you have.

  10. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Hi guys, anything worth a -4?

    DDG
    TAA James Alonso Liv Cancelo
    B.Silva Son(c) Gallagher
    Ronaldo Dennis

  11. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Just remembering what TAA did in this fixture almost 2 years ago to the day!
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50847252

    1. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      That's making my captain twitchy

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      He's also outscored Salah in 7 of their last 8 games.

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Red card and own goal?

  12. Return of the FF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

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

    1. lekalatch
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Do it. Can see a lot of surprising rests this GW

  13. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Ramsdale to Lloris worth a hit?

  14. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Ronaldo C or go for Trent/Jota?

    1. circling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      trent

  15. Rubberducky
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I’ve need to decide to to captain..
      Salah
      Taa
      Kbd
      Foden
      Jota
      Cancelo

      1. Return of the FF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        You own Salah, it has to be him

      2. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Don’t pretend it’s a decision if you have Salah..

      3. Ron_Swanson
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Salah

      4. FredrikH
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Salad

      5. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Salah

    • Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Bowen or Gallagher, moving Hwang out for Edouard as well.

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Bowen, Galla might have covid

        1. shapply
          • 8 Years
          21 days, 17 hours ago

          NOOOOOOOOO

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Bowen.

    • Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Wilson to Antonio for a hit (already on a -4)? If not, just play Broja this week?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Wilson will be out a while so might as well do it when Antonio faces leaky Watford

    • RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Broja the one to bench, right?

      DDG
      James, Rudiger, Cancelo, TAA
      Bilva, Foden (VC), Jota, Son (C), Bowen
      Dennis

      Subs: Steele, Broja, Laca, White

      1. FredrikH
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Has to be. Looking strong. Used ft?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 17 hours ago

          Cheers! Doing Ramsdale to DDG now. GL!

      2. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Keep Laca

      3. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Yeah, Broja sub makes sense.

    • Pringle
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Who would you pick? Have Reguilon

      A. Lamptey
      B. Coady
      C. Dier

    • Ayzay112728
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      1FT 1.1m ITB

      Ramsdale*, Sanchez
      TAA, Rudiger, Reguilon, Cancelo, Livra
      Martinelli*, Bernardo, Jota, ESR*, Bowen
      Watkins*, Cr7, Antonio

      Should I:

      A) Roll FT, Jota as captain
      B) Watkins—> Broja, Bernardo —>Son (-4), Son as captain
      C) Watkins —> Broja, Jota (c)

    • GoonerSteve
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Any news on Gallagher covid rumours?

      I'm between

      A) Ramsdale to De Gea, ESR to Gallagher -4
      B) ESR to Maddison play no gk.
      C) ESR to Gallagher play no gk.

      Only sub will be Livra.

      Any advice?

      1. GoonerSteve
        • 12 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Now considering Bowen and De Gea in also for -4.

        Tricky.

    • Unbelievable_jeff
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Hey all, after what gameweek does the second wildcard become available please?

      Thanks

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        This gw

      2. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        21 I think...?

    • The Frenchie
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Out: Saka & Lacazette
      In: Antonio & ?

      A) Foden
      B) Lucas Moura
      C) Bowen
      D) others 8.2 millions (already have Salah / Jota / Mount / Bernardo Silva)

    • Saubi
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Hi Tom,

      Ramsdale *
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Alonso
      Jota Bowen Bernardo Foden
      Antonio Ronaldo (C)

      Foster Broja Martinelli * Tomiyasu *

      1 ft. 1.1 itb.
      Is it worth bringing Salah for the armband this GmWk for a hit (Salah king for Ronaldo Martinelli)? Any other move you would suggest?

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        I think I'd just leave Salah now to be honest, bringing him in for a hit feels a bit short term.

        1. Saubi
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks! Any transfer suggestions or save?

    • PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      How about it?

      Lacazette + ESR > Edouard + Salah (-4)

      Gives me:

      DDG
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger James
      Salah (c) Jota Son (vc) Gundogan Bernardo
      Edouard

      Steele King Livra Street

      Cheers and good luck all

    • jaywills
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Chances of regulon starting
      A) 25%
      B) 50%
      C) 75%
      D) 100%

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        C

      2. FredrikH
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Ryan out so i'd say very likely.

    • TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Which option?

      A. Son for a hit
      B. Antonio for no hit

      Don’t have Salah so going without both Son and Salah seems scary

    • GGGGGOOAAALLLLLL
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Thoughts on this W/C team. Taking a punt on Shaw coming back into the team.
      DDG, Sanchez
      TAA, Shaw, Emerson Royal, Tierney, Lamptey.
      Salah, Jota, Moura, Saka, Maddison.
      Ronaldo, Dennis, Borja

    • Wılly
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Best captain who isn't Salah?

    • UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Best Callum Wilson replacement?