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

The next Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadline is less than 24 hours away, so there are transfer decisions to be made for millions of us ahead of Gameweek 35.

The questions on player purchases, captaincy picks and chip strategy are coming thick and fast in the comments section, with this week’s Double Gameweek 36 announcement concerning Manchester City presenting another challenge to our medium-term planning.

And so we’ve again asked five-time top 1k finisher and Scout’s Deputy Editor, Tom Freeman, to answer some of your posers over the next 60 minutes.

He’ll be on hand to first reply to requests from Premium Members in the Hot Topic below the line of this piece and will get through as many as he can until the next article goes up.

If there’s time, Tom will also turn his attention to other requests in the comments section.

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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333 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Currently building towards BB36

    Mount > Coutinho -4

    Yay or Nay?

    1. citizenkane
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      If you're not free hitting in 37 then yes I'd do it.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I will be yes.

        I’m leading my cash ML by a slender margin and second place has Coutinho. Should I bring him in to cover?

  2. WibblesTeam
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed on the last page -

    WC35 BB36 FH37

    Schmeichel Foster
    Trent Robbo Cancelo Cash Davies
    Salah Saka Kulu Foden Gordon
    Kane Nketiah Pukki

    G2G? 0.3ITB. Ramsey over Gordon? Any defender under 4.7m better than Davies?

    1. Werner Bros
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I prefer Ramsey to Gordon

      1. slipthemonkey
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I prefer Oliver to Jamie... I'll get my coat.

    2. slipthemonkey
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Feels like a lot of Spurs, their fixtures in 36 aren't great.

      1. WibblesTeam
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        What would you reccommend mate?

        1. slipthemonkey
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Maybe White?

        2. slipthemonkey
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          For Davies, or Barnes for Kulu?

          1. WibblesTeam
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Cheers mate

  3. BantasyFootball
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Rudiger + Schar > Alonso + Matip (-4)?

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah works out long term

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yep

  4. toystory2wasok
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    bottomed :<

    pick 2 to start:
    A) weghorst (WAT away)
    B) pukki (AVL away)
    C) dennis (BUR home)
    D) white (WHA away)

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      AC

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      AC

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A c

  5. MARVELLUS
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Start Ramsey or Mateta this week?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Tough, Ramsey is nailed

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      R

  6. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Martinelli and Wood to…..

    A. Foden and Pukki
    B. Coutinho and Toney

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      tough A

  7. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Two of us left in last man standing at work my best teams left are probably spurs and villa who we reckon is the safer bet this week?

  8. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Reposting. 1 FT 0.2 ITB. BB 36

    Pope Dub
    TAA James Alonso Schar Cash
    Salah Saka Kulu Havertz Ramsey
    Kane Pukki Broja

    What should I do this week? Any suggestions?

  9. Team of Tebilys
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Any advice would be welcome here folks!

    1FT 0.3m itb
    BB36 FH37

    Schmeichel Foster
    Alonso James Robbo TAA (White)
    Saka Salah Kulu Ramsey (Raphinha)
    Kane(c) Iheanacho (Broja)

    Torn on a couple of potential moves:
    A) Broja > Nketiah
    B) Kane and Raphinha > Nketiah/Pukki + KDB
    C) Save

    Leaning towards A) but I’d welcome any views!

    1. artvandelay316
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Maybe save then do B next week for free?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Seems a good move

  10. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Can I get away with no transfers so have 2 for BB DGW36? Thanks
    Sa
    TAA, cancello & Robo
    Son, raph, martnelli, havertz & odegaard
    Kane & Werner

  11. lewis274
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    start hwang or white

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Hwang might not start eh

  12. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Evening all, is a minus12 too much this week or any week? Would make these moves for the exact money... Fernandes, Telles, Schar and Wood to Couthinho, TAA, Cancelo and Mateta??? Cheers

    1. slipthemonkey
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      That's all three of those extra players producing and those that they're replacing blanking, just to break even. It's a gamble. If you're chasing in a ML , it might be worth it. If you're leading, it's not worth the risk.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah that’s what I thought thanks. I’m done for overall but leading a few cash monthly leagues my minimum 20pts so was kind of blocking but also for end of season. Maybe just two of the transfers will be sufficient.

  13. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Ramsey v NOR
    B) Mateta v SOU
    C) Nketiah v WHU

    Thanks in advance!

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I would start Nketiah. In form and fragile defence

    2. Werner Bros
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

  14. darkmatt3r
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Need help with this lot, I have 0 itb 2ft free hit and bench boost. Thinking of bench boost in 36 and free hit 37 but I have Gelhardt and Williams unlikely to play, sanchez on single and no cash in the bank to swap them. Anyone see a way to do it?

    Sánchez
    Cancelo Robertson ERoyal
    Kdb Salah Saka Mount Ramsey
    Pukki Kane

    Foster White Gelhardt Williams

  15. Starskyb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Havertz/mount to foden this week or next?

    And which one out?

  16. aardvark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Worth doing?
    A) Maddison to Coutinho
    B) White to Cash
    C) White to Matip
    D) roll FT and play Maddison and White

    1. Werner Bros
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      D

  17. Dahmashawi
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Need recommendations. I still have my BB and TC. Current team is
      Pickford dubravka
      Trent rudiger alonso amartey white
      Son Barnes coutinho Mount Gordon
      Kane Richarlison watkins

      Already done with 35 transfers and the obvious is BB in 36...

      Who to TC in 37 and any suggested transfers for 36?

      1. Dahmashawi
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Note... I'm leading most of my Leagues and currently sit on 40k overall after droping 15k in week 34 🙁

      2. paul.kiernan
          3 months, 10 days ago

          James and Doherty out for Alonso and Cash for a -4?

        • bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          KDB instead of Son? On WC
          Is Foden likely to play all upcoming games?
          Thanks guys!

        • terrysft17
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Foden or Saka for 35?
            0 Ars players, double City D

          • The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            If you have Werner, given the rotation rumours, are you playing him? (I have Pukki /Mateta on the bench at the moment)

            1. Leeds-Utd
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I'm starting him..

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Thanks.

          • Werner Bros
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            GTG or any changes? BB36 FH37

            Schmeichel
            Alonso TAA Cancelo
            Salah Saka Kulu Ramsey
            Kane Toney Weg

            Foster Raph White Liv

            1FT 0.7ITB

          • Leeds-Utd
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Do I Start
            1 Ramsdale or Dubra
            2 White or Saiss
            ???

          • Jerryblock
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Guys, please RMT, I am wildcarding now to BB DGW36 + take advantage of DGW37 as well. Thanks

            Ramsdale / Schmeichel
            Cancelo / Matip / Alonso / Cash / Mykolenko
            Salah / Son / Coutinho / Saka / Ramsay
            Nketiah / Dennis / Richarlison