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.

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419 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RMT Surgery with Tom
  2. Koolswan
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hello people,
    Any news if Richarlison is fit to play?

    1. Run DCL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He sounds fine

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think probably fine

  3. SomewhatPleasing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What's your thoughts on Ake accruing enough mins 36 to make him a consideration?
    Many thanks.

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He will get some minutes but I wouldn’t bother myself

      1. SomewhatPleasing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cheers, appreciated.

  4. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pick just one player from those for DGW 36 ?
    A- Dias
    B- Mahrez
    C- Luis Diaz

    1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I have gone for Dias but all 3 could get rotated tbf

    2. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

  5. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who scores most? 1 GW only
    (1) Weghorst (AVL) + 4 points
    (2) Pukki (WHU) + (lei)
    (3) Dennis (CRY) + (eve)

    1. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pukki

  6. Aberfells
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Would you play Kulusevski or Martinelli?

  7. citizenkane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo James Alonso
    Kulu Havertz Salah(c) Saka Raphinha
    Kane

    Foster Broja Kilman Forde

    2 FT, 0.1 ITB, FH37

    A) Havertz, Kane > KDB, Richarlison (no Cancelo, have to play Raphinha)
    B) Kilman, Havertz, Kane > Cancelo, KDB, Nketiah (-4) (bench Raphinha)
    C) Robbo/James, Havertz, Kane > Cancelo, KDB, Richarlison (-4) (bench Raphinha)
    D) Something else?

  8. Bezz82
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    FH Team

    Schmeichel
    Cancelo - TAA - Alonso
    Saka - KDB(c) - Son - Salah - Maddison
    Richarlison - Nketiah

    I can get this but with non playing bench…Tsimikas and other fodder. But I will have £0.0

    Is it worth it? Will all play as I won’t have any playing subs but love the team

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A subs normally worthwhile but in a dgw you can take more risks.

  9. Boss Hogg
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is Pukki to Richarlison worth a hit?

    1. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No

  10. firestarter197
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hi Tom, what are your thoughts on Havertz? Worth taking out for Mahrez for a hit?

  11. Katethespurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hi Tom. Hope you are well. Haverz, Robbo and Pukki to Mahrez, VVD and Nketiah for a -4 are my planned moves. What do you think? Thanks

    1. Katethespurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Am on FH37. Sorry for got to say!

  12. ajdmed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Cancelo - Alonso - White
    Salah - Kulu - Mount - Coutinho - Saka
    Kane

    A: Would you FH with this team?
    B: If no, what transfer would you do? 0.0 itb

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A: No
      B: Rams > Schm? Kulu > City mid? Kane and Mount > KDB and Rich?

  13. The Red Devil
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Laporte is nailed right? There was something on Twitter about him subbed off early midweek

    1. Run DCL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nailed

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      ...Aymeric Laporte (cramp) should be OK. (Ben Dinnery)

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He played whole match but there was concern about his groin I think. Not heard anything.

  14. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    1 FT remaining
    0m in the bank
    Bench Boost

    Schmeichel - Foster

    TAA - Cancelo - James - Dias - Alonso

    Salah (C) - Mount (V) - Coutinho - Maddison - Saka

    Richarlison - Pukki - Dennis

  15. Drogba Legend
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    BB active. 20k OR. Thoughts on options below?

    Foster
    James - Cancelo - Laporte - Robbo
    Salah - Son - Maddison - Havertz - Saka
    Pukki

    Sa - Weg - Broja - Digne

    A) Weg + Broja > 2 DGW forwards to give me 15 DGW players
    B) Havertz + Broja > Foden and Nketiah
    C) Sa + Havertz + Weg + Broja > Schmeicel + Foden + Nketiah + J. Pedro (-8)
    D) Different combo of the four above
    E) Something else

    Cheers and good luck

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A or B.

      Good luck.

  16. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    GW36 only

    A) Dias Diaz (-4)
    B) Matip Mahrez (-4)
    C) Robbo Foden

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      B

      1. Boz
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        C

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A but close

  17. Igz08
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    A) Laporte + TAA

    B) Cancelo + Virgil

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That's tough. Probably A, slightly.

    2. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

    3. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A

  18. ChelseaGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Why isn't the Six Game Prediction available now, is there any tool to see the players' expected scores in descending order for the GW?

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Because there is less than six games. The projections have all the data

  19. The Wolly with a Brolly
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Cash Laporte Cancelo
    Saka Salah Son Coutinho Gordon
    Watkins Kane.

    Subs: Cedric, scharr, Young-Coombes.

    1ft - anyone taking out kane, thinking to swap for Richardson.

    Play FH next week.

  20. Boz
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Best fwd for 6.4 to get more than Joao Pedro's 4pter? Already have Nketiah and Pukki.

    Dennis?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dennis imo

    2. Drogba Legend
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dennis probably

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dennis

  21. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    So no team news from Pep? Why don't the reporters do their job?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      They're more concerned with the bigger picture rather than specifics.

  22. Devos
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hello, I'm using BB this gameweek with the following team:

      Ramsdale / Allison
      Cancelo / Robbo / Laporte / Alonso / Rudi
      Salah / KDB / Maddi / Kulu / KDH
      Werner / Dennis / Nketiah

      I have 1 FT left. Would you do any transfers here? I'm doing FH in GW37, so rolling the FT is useless.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Werner

      2. Drogba Legend
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Could move Rams > Schmeic, Chelsea back to Liverpool back, Kulu/KDH to someone?

        1. Drogba Legend
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Werner to Rich/Watkins

          1. Drogba Legend
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thoughts on team above?

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Niggles seems to be the appropriate word.

      Especially with Pep's tactics given KDBs clean bill of health presented here...

      https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1522562310627332096?t=cfm6T__Bzi6Q8VS6-U7HDw&s=19

      It's niggled a few.

    • bsaires
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hello Tom! Which FH36 draft do you prefer and why? And if B, which one out of Jota or Diaz?:

      A:
      Schmeichel

      TAA - Cancelo - Laporte/Dias - Alonso

      Salah - KDB - Son - Kulu - Saka

      Nketiah

      or

      B:
      Schmeichel

      TAA - Cancelo - Laporte - Dias

      Salah - Jota/Diaz - Son - Kulu - Saka

      Richarlison

      Thanks! 🙂

    • pakornk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A. Keep Ronaldo and Martinelli
      or
      B. sell them for Nketiah and KDB for -8?

    • Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Any transfer ideas for BB? 1.1ITB 1FT

      Foster Schmeical
      Roberts Cancelo Trent Alonso Soyuncu
      KDB Salah Coutinho Saka Gordon
      Rich Nketiah Dennis

    • bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You guys B.Boosting...how many hits, if any are you taking?

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        -4 forced, Ramsey > Gordon

      2. JJO
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        -8 or -12

      3. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks guys

    • No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      thoughts on

      Pope / Havertz / Kane

      to

      Schmeichel / Son / Richarlison

      -8

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Sounds good to me.

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          tricky one, should pay back I guess

    • Silecro
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Probably asked a lot of times here, but should KDH +4 cover Gordon in next 2 gameweeks?

      KDH - EVE, NOR, wat, che
      Gordon - lei, wat, BRE, CRY

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        If Everton keep up their away form.

    • TSN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      is Mane a better option than Salah this GW?

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        not in my opinion

      2. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No

      3. TSN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cheers

      4. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He is playing more central when Dias is on the pitch which is helping him get more chances from open play but Salah is likely to get more minutes as he was rested last weekend and is on pens. So probably no.