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

    Likelihood of Reece James playing?

    1. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      50/50 at the most

  2. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    city early teamsheet yet??

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      They play tomorrow

  3. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Best Def for next couple of GWs

    A) Davies
    B) Dalot

    1. Johnnyblaze
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      This is a coin toss. Davies for form, Dalot for fixtures.

      I personally had Davies in my wildcard team then Spurs fix got postponed so for Dalot in. If you are thinking long term then Dalot is your guy

  4. fricky_
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      GTG?
      Lloris
      Cancelo - Reguilon - Taa - James
      Foden - Jota - Salah - Bowen
      Dennis - Jesus
      Steele - Dalot - Benteke - Saka

    • HeinrichWalker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Jota or Son captain?

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

        Son.

      2. ILOVEBAPS
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Son

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        jota

      4. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Son

      5. ZEZIMA
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Jota

      6. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Son

    • tryf88
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      DDG & Jota for Rams & ESR for -4?

      1. Victor6359
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Yip

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

        To make 11, yes

    • CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Hi, anything here worth a hit?

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

      Subs: Foster Laca ESR Luiz

    • Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Is Salah against Leicester almost enough to warrant a free hit? I will have to get in Jota regardless, and a keeper, so without free hit it will look like this:

      DDG

      Alonso - TAA - Cancelo (Livramento)

      Jota - Son - Foden - Bernardo

      Ronaldo - Broja - King

      Roll with that for -4? And hide behind the Salah couch?

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

        I was in a similar predicament and played a free hit

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        No way worth FH imo
        Ronaldo to Antonio, Foden to Salah if you’re really wanting him

    • Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Captain
      A. Taa
      B. Jota
      C. Son

      1. Victor6359
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        A

      2. Bob.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        B

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

        C

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

        C

    • Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      A) Livramento —> Tsimikas
      B) Watkins —> King
      C) Save FT & start Livramento VS TOT

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

        A for this gw only

    • Victor6359
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      What do you reckon is the best option?

      A: ESR to Moura

      B: ESR to Salah and Ronaldo to Edouard -4

      Cheers

    • KirkhamWesham
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Am I GTG?

        Ramsdale
        James Cancelo TAA Reguilon
        Foden Jota Bilva Son(C)
        Ronaldo King

        Foster Livramento Raphinha Davis

      • estheblessed
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Playing a free hit here am I G2G ?

        Butland
        Rudiger, Reguillon, Cancelo
        Sterling, Son, Salah, Jota
        Antonio, Dennis, Édouard
        ,
        DDG, Tsikmas, Fred, Tanganga

      • Kodap
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        KDB or son captain?

        Am I g2g?

        Lloris
        TAA - James - Rudiger - Cancelo
        KDB - Son - Bilva - Jota
        Antonio - Dennis

        Bachmann - Broja - Lamptey - ESR

        1. Victor6359
          • 4 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          KDB

      • Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Who to captain?

        Cancelo, Jota, TAA or Son??

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

          taa if chasing, son if defending - i guess

        2. Victor6359
          • 4 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          TAA

      • MikeS
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Bench Dennis or Antonio?

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

          Dennis, 100%

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

            Thanks mate

      • bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Should do it by now, i did mine 5 minutes ago, inside 2 hours there is slim chance of postponements and if so then let it be. If my memory serves me right the villa game was cancelled before the last 2 hour mark to play time, 1355 or thereabouts. People then gets nervy and the cautiosness eats up the minutes so they think they must wait til 1320..

      • fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Guaita in the squad heard rumours he is and don't want to take a -4 to do ramsdale to DDG if he is....

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          i’m playing him

      • winchester
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        armband to
        a) son
        b) taa
        c) jota

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

        Laca, Bernardo and Ramsdale to King, Son(c) and De Gea worth a -8? (I currently have no playing keeper).

        Thanks and good luck this week.

      • Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        I have Martinelli, White, Target and Watkins not playing with Locaida as fodder. Any transfers worth making? 1 FT & 2.6m ITB

      • lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Waiting for the ESR jammy goal from the bench even though Arsenal don't have a game this gw

      • xvavl
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Which Spurs def?
          Wanted Regi,but worried if he starts today? Emerson nailed?
          TY

          1. Johnnyblaze
            • 6 Years
            21 days, 18 hours ago

            Davies

        • dark91
          • 6 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Lukaku or Ronaldo on a FH?
          No other Chelsea or United attacking cover

        • Moose™
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Lads quick one!

          Bilva to Son

          Laca to?

          A. King (Have Dennis, sell next week)
          B. Broja
          C. Edouard
          D. Pukki
          E. Maupay

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            21 days, 18 hours ago

            Stuck on this as well, maybe King if you’re selling Dennis if not maybe C

        • La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Sold Laca Watkins and Raphinha

          Broja Antonio Son in -8

          Gulp

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            21 days, 18 hours ago

            wakins may have a double next week?

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

              Nailed on for 4 pointer

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

            Same
            add to that, Degea 😀

            So happy with my -12 and the huge red arrow incoming

          3. Moose™
            • 9 Years
            21 days, 18 hours ago

            Wow. Im keeping Watkins atm

        • FPL-Albion
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Ramsdale to
          A)DDG
          B)Lloris
          C)Pickford

        • Lecky Legs FC
          • 6 Years
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          Play two:

          A) Dalot
          B) Broja
          C) Dennis

        • fricky_
            21 days, 18 hours ago

            How likely for Benteke to start?

          • Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            21 days, 18 hours ago

            What crashes first FPL or FFS?

            1. Bob.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              21 days, 18 hours ago

              FFS creaking