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.

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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Son or Jota for the captaincy?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      son safer

    2. Bleh
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I’m on Jota (C) Son (VC). Slightly riskier though.

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

      I'd go Son out of those options.

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Son

  2. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    pukki against a broken palace?

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    king or dennis?

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

      king

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

      King, Dennis is prob off to AFCON soon.

  4. Ready Manager One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Bilva and Watkins to Son and Broja for -8, Yes or No?

    Need to sell watkins to fund bilva to Son. Im also likely benching Broja.

    TIA!

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

      Not for me

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      yes

  5. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Play Livra or Brownhill?

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

      Livramento.

  6. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Anyone getting pope?

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

    ESR to:

    A) Bowen (have Antonio)
    B) Gray

    1. ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      A)

    2. Bleh
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I just pulled the trigger on Martinelli > Bowen (-4) if that helps.

  8. ResultatFar
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Raphinha -> Mount worth -4?

    1. Claudio555
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Yes

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

      Not convinced now is the best time to bring in Chelsea players.

  9. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

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

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

      C

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

    King, Dennis or Antonio?

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

      I might have all 3 lol

    2. tim
      • 12 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      I have both Dennis and King

  11. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Put Dalot or Broja 1st on the bench order?

    1. ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Broja, I always go for the attacker

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

      Dalot.

  12. Twisted Melon
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Mbeumo to Gray?

    1. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Yes

  13. andre_c
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Final repost:

    Mount, Watkins to Son, Broja -8?

    1. ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      No, unless you dont have 11 playing

  14. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Just got Pukki lol

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

    Watkins

    A. Keep
    B. Sell for Antonio

    1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      If you can field 11 players keep if not sell. I assume that it will be with FT

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

      I'd keep, nice run of fixtures soon.

  16. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Which option for this team? Or something else?

    A) Bernardo/Manquillo —> Moura/Reguillon (free) (bench: ESR/Davis/Watkins
    B) Bernardo/Watkins —> Son/Borja (free) (bench: ESR/Manquillo/Davis)
    C) ESR/Manquillo —> Gray/Dalot (free) (bench: Dalot/Watkins/Davis)
    D) Bernardo/Watkins/Ramsdale—> Moder/Ronaldo/Gunnarson (-4) (Sanchez 2ndGK, Bench : ESR/Davis/Manquillo)

  17. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Anything worth to take hit?(already did Lacazette to Antonio. Or G2G?

    Sanchez
    TAA-James-Alonso-Cancelo
    Son-Jota-Bernardo
    Ronaldo-Antonio(c)-Dennis

    Williams only sub...

    ???

  18. AIRMILES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    12 mins till deadline. If you're planning on a move, I suggest do it now.

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

      Yep I’ve just rolled my transfer in case it crashes again

  19. brixtonBob
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Bottomed….

    Bench one:
    Gallagher (assuming he starts)
    Foden
    Bernardo
    Dennis

    1. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Bilva

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Dennis and see if he comes off the bench for one of the city guys anyways

    3. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      Bench Gallagher?
      I've capped him (with Son vice and cover on bench if he's out).

      I wouldn't be benching him against Norwich, in the unlikely event he plays.

  20. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Laca to?
    A) Firmino
    B) DCL
    C) Edouard

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

    What time is the FPL site due to crash today?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      About now

  22. DF
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Firmino for 20 mins or pukki for 90?

  23. phoenixfromtheflames
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    Which two to play?

    James
    Alonso
    King
    Dennis
    Broja

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

      1 of the chelsea and 1 of the watford

    2. ResultatFar
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      A) and C)

  24. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 17 hours ago

    How’s this? Think I’ve decided to stay safe with son captain over KDB.. KDB should be enough of a differential as it is.

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

    Bachmann - Broja - Lamptey - ESR

  25. Gubby-Allen
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      13.29.

      It is not an urgent one. I have 10 players and am selling Raphina for a - 4.

      I can't afford Maddison or Jota so Gallagher is the only one I want for the next four weeks. I don't think I will get any more new on him.

      Jorginho is my only other consideration, but he may not play.

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

      Courtesy of FPL pig, I’m rolling my transfer early in case website crashes
      Good luck all
      Trent armband brigade enjoy the show

    • Tango74
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      What’s this son benched BS

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 17 hours ago

        Sauce?

    • Echoes
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      As final as final calls are

      Used FT to bring in Antonio.
      Would you do ESR -> Bowen for a -4?

    • estheblessed
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 17 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

    • Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 17 hours ago

      TAA(C) locked

      Will site crash before I chicken out of it?