Rate My Team

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 legions of us ahead of Gameweek 36.

The questions on player purchases, captaincy picks and chip strategy are coming thick and fast in the comments section, with the biggest Double Gameweek of the season adding to the frenzied feel.

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.

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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419 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOMFF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    17 days, 7 hours ago

    Play Foster (Palace, Everton) over Sa (Chelsea, City)?

    1. tibollom
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 7 hours ago

      yep

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Yes

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 7 hours ago

      Yep

  2. tissae
    • 7 Years
    17 days, 7 hours ago

    BB team. Planning to do Havertz + Ferguson -> Saka + Nketiah. Would you do this move? 2FT

    Schmeichel
    TA Roboo Laporte Cancelo Alonso
    Salah Havertz Mount Son
    Pukki

    Foster KDH Ferguson Rechardson

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 7 hours ago

      Yep

      What about Richardson?

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 7 hours ago

      Richardson on BB?

    3. tissae
      • 7 Years
      17 days, 7 hours ago

      Got stuck with fodder, got 4.9m to make a move for a -4. Not worth.

      1. DennisTheMenace
          17 days, 5 hours ago

          Maybe get Gordon instead of saka and then get someone like Dennis in for Richardson

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 7 hours ago

      Knocking on fhe doors of 1K rank. Enough differentials there to break in? Any changes needed?

      Schmeichel
      Dias Matip Alonso
      Salah Diaz KDB Mahrez Son
      Richarlison Nketiah

      Thanks!

      1. turd ferguson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Look class.

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Yep

        I would probably bet on Saka's potential over Diaz due to guaranteed gametime and penalties. That also gives cash for Matip to Laporte if interested in double up.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 7 hours ago

          Have a City triple up already. I can actually get Saka there and upgrade Alonso to VVD but don't think this is a gameweek for Pool def double up.

      3. DavvaMC
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Nice team, is that FH team?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 7 hours ago

          Yes

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Good luck.

        Maybe Jesus over Richarlison or Nketiah, but then one other Manchester City change on a FH.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 7 hours ago

          Can do Mahrez + Richarlison to Saka + Jesus. But does that pair score more than M + R?

    5. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      17 days, 7 hours ago

      I am a woman

      1. turd ferguson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        hello woman

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        buying gf

      3. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        I am a man

      4. NorCal Villan
          17 days, 6 hours ago

          I am the god of hellfire! And I bring you
          Fire, I'll take you to burn
          Fire, I'll take you to learn
          I'll see you burn

      5. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Is BB on Palace better for a home game v Watford or 2 away??

        Need some advice please, would you BB this week

        Guaita, Andersen and Mateta

        plus 1 home to Watford or wait for Crystal Palace away to Villa and Everton in gw37?

        Thanks

      6. Scheister
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Best sub 5.0 defender?

        A) Digne
        B) Mings
        C) Justin
        D) Mina
        E) Mykolenko

      7. yanky
        • 12 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Kane Kulu > Jesus Mahrez for -4?
        chasing my rival who has kulu and foden

        1. DavvaMC
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 7 hours ago

          Could go big with those transfers.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          17 days, 7 hours ago

          Seems mad to lose both Spurs players given the GW37/38 fixtures.

      8. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Which move:

        A) Sterling + Mount + Robbo/James --> KDB + Mahrez + Matip (-4)
        B) Sterling + Robbo --> KDB + Dias

      9. Scheister
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 7 hours ago

        Think my last spot comes down to:

        A) Mina
        B) Mykolenko

        1. DennisTheMenace
            17 days, 5 hours ago

            B, A still seems to be slightly injury prone

        2. lewis274
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 7 hours ago

          Alright lads, teams an absolute state.

          livramento -> 4.4m ITB
          ramsey -> gordon
          werner -> jesus
          hwang -> nketiah

          for a -8. thoughts ?

          1. lewis274
            • 1 Year
            17 days, 7 hours ago

            who to replace livramento?
            also got white :/

            1. DennisTheMenace
                17 days, 5 hours ago

                For the 4.4m defender I’d go with Ryan sessegnon. or u could downgrade Jesus to Richarlison/Watkins and then get someone like Mykolenko.

          2. DoubleAKash
              17 days, 7 hours ago

              Chasing top spot in ML, around 30pts behind, not sure whether to play it safe or take a hit. FH next week. Cheers in advance!

              BB, 1FT, 0.2 ITB
              Mendy, Schmeichel
              Robbo*, TAA, Laporte, Cancelo, Cash
              Salah, Son, Saka, Havertz*, Gordon,
              Nketiah, Hwang*, Greenwood

              A) Havertz > Kulu
              B) Havertz > Gray, Hwang > Richarlison (-4)
              C) Robbo > Matip, Hwang > Richarlison (-4)
              D) Robbo> Matip, Havertz > Mahrez (-4)
              Or any other suggestions!

              1. zm82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                17 days, 7 hours ago

                A or B makes sense, D might explode in both ways.

            • zm82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              17 days, 7 hours ago

              Playing bench boost this week. Already made two FTs, Werner and Cucho out, Richarlison and Nketiah in. This is my team at the moment, with 0.7 in the bank and FH in GW37:

              Pope, Matthews;
              TAA, Cancelo, Matip, Alonso, Amartey;
              Salah, Son, Saka, Mount, Kulusevski;
              Richarlison, Nketiah, Gelhardt.

              I am considering:
              A) Matthews and Amartey out, Foster and Tavares in (-8);
              B) Pope and Amartey out, Schmeichel and Ake in (-8);
              C) Pope and Matthews out, Schmeichel and Ramsdale in (-8).

              Open for other options as well, any advice more than welcome.

              1. TN
                • 1 Year
                17 days, 7 hours ago

                Hate to burst your bubble but Richarlison might be injured...

            • KieranKA
                17 days, 7 hours ago

                Current team (BB36, 2FT, 0.0 ITB)
                Schmeichel Foster
                Trent Cancelo James Royal Young
                Salah Son Coutinho Saka Mount
                Pukki Mateta Gelhardt

                Planned transfers (-4):
                Young ➡️ Tavares
                Mount ➡️ Gordon
                Gelhardt ➡️ Richarlison/Watkins

                Good moves? Thoughts on Richarlison v Watkins?

                1. gellinmagellan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  17 days, 7 hours ago

                  Looks good, i prefer Watkins personally but Everton obviously have a lot more to play for

                  1. KieranKA
                      17 days, 7 hours ago

                      What’s your rationale with Watkins? Most people seem to be recommending Richarlison and I’m very torn

                      1. TN
                        • 1 Year
                        17 days, 7 hours ago

                        I've got Watkins he's on decent form and Vila have 5 games left like Everton. Everton have easier fixtures but I can see villa doing quite well with the remaining games and Watkins will get more supply than Richarlison (better midfield behind him)

                2. Auba Xhaka Laca Saka Laca
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  17 days, 6 hours ago

                  Johnson, Kane and Havertz to Cancelo, Mahrez and Jesus?

                  1. Auba Xhaka Laca Saka Laca
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    17 days, 6 hours ago

                    should add for -4

                3. sergeblanco
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  17 days, 5 hours ago

                  Why is it that when there are less 6 GWs to go, you can no longer look at single GW projections in the members section? Or am I missing something?

                  I used to be able to see the 6 GW projections but they're not there now.

                4. Zero
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  16 days, 16 hours ago

                  Currently 3kish with a BB and 1FT, don't want to mess up the season! Quick, general questions are:

                  A) Son to KDB is too much of a kneejerk, right?
                  B) Richarlison - is he being overhyped at the moment? With Everton 2.5xG predicted over the DGW, it's towards the lower end.
                  C) Saka a high priority this week or possible to go without?
                  D) Coutinho worth keeping this GW? I haven't seen him play recently so unsure whether he has potential over others

                  Thanks in advance!