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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  1. TSN
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    For this GW only. which one is better option

    A. Son + Richarlison/Watkins
    B. Jesus + Jota
    C. Jesus + Havertz

    Thanks

    1. The Movement
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A by a country mile

      • tibollom
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        a

    2. Ziyech on the Bench
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cash or Mykolenko on FH?

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        cash

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      If you are on a BB would you take a hit to remove Robertson for someone you know will play twice?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No

      2. TSN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        no

        1. Connor's Calling
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Is Robertson out?

          1. Lord.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Considered unlikely to play both games ahead of the Cup Final.

    4. Triple Free Bench Hit Boost
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Which scores more points this week?
        A) White, Barnes, Werner + 12 pts
        B) Matip, Saka,Richarlison

        1. Connor's Calling
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A - by miles

          1. Triple Free Bench Hit Boost
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Really? Maybe am trying to talk myself into a -12. But also if White doesn't start 1, nor Barnes (likely), that is 4 of the 12 back already.

          2. The Movement
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Why +12 points?

              1. Scholes Out For Summer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                hes trying to talk himself into a 12 point hit

                1. Triple Free Bench Hit Boost
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Yep - sussed. The issue is that over the last few days I've asked about various -4 hits, and a lot of people agree that:
                    White to Matip for a -4 makes sense
                    Werner to Richarlison for a -4 makes sense

                    Basically the -4s as individual questions make sense for this gameweek, so why do we freak out if multiple ones of them for a -12

              2. FFFoxy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                B for me

            • afsr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Bottomed

              Laporte or Dias?

              1. The Movement
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Same question as me, I was all in on Laporte but he looked to struggle end of Madrid game so now leaning towards Dias

                • Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Lap

                  1. Connor's Calling
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Dias if he starts both

                • Dynamic Duos
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Dias

                • Scholes Out For Summer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Dias for me

              2. The Movement
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Who gets more minutes this gameweek please guys?

                  A) Laporte
                  B) Dias

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    B

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Need some advice, would you BB this lot this week

                  Guaita, Andersen and Mateta

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

                • Moose™
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  BB36, WC37, FH38

                  Ramsdale Schmeichel

                  TAA Matip Cancelo Alonso Cash

                  Salah Son Kulu Saka Gordon

                  Watkins Richarlison Mateta

                  G2G?

                  Saka (c), Salah (vc)

                  1. The Movement
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      I would Salah C in my opinion unless you are chasing the pack

                      1. Moose™
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Chasing my ML leader who did not have BB chip. Cancelo also in the list. Other than that?

                  2. aleksios
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Coady+White+Kane to Cancelo+Alonso+Watkins/Jesus .

                    For -4? 

                    1. Moose™
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Yes with jesus

                  3. C_G
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Kane + Ramsey ----> Mahrez + Jesus(-4)??

                  4. nshapir1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Bernardo to KDB or Dewbury-Hall to Mahrez? Bench boosting this week

                    1. Moose™
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      KdB

                  5. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Which trio score more? (FH37 so players brought in will be part of 38 thinking)

                    1. Coutinho, Son, Nketiah
                    2. Maddison, Son, Nketiah
                    3. Son, Gordon/Rodri, Richarlison
                    4. Saka, Gordon/Rodri, Kane
                    5. Coutinho, Kane, Gordon
                    6. Son, Gordon, Jesus

                    Thanks all!

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      6

                      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I’m leaning that way too. Realistically it’s 4 or 6. Thank you.

                  6. thomashl
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Best move?

                    A) Ramsdale -> Ederson
                    B) Weghorst -> Nketiah
                    C) Broja Weghorst -> 4.5 Richa/Watkins (-4)
                    D) Coady Broja -> Laporte 4.5 (-4)

                    Ramsdale
                    James TAA Cancelo
                    Saka Son Salah Kulu Mount
                    Pukki Weghorst
                    (Dubra - Coady Broja Schär) 1.1itb

                    1. Gooner86
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      C

                  7. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    A) salah (c) & Sam greenwood or
                    B) mane(c) & pukki/Dennis? Thanks

                  8. Devos
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      The LEI double against EVE and NOR looks really tempting and I still have a forward slot open.
                      Which forward would you pick?

                      a) Iheanacho
                      b) Daka
                      c) Vardy

                      Basically, who is most nailed?

                      1. FOMFF
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        If your team is solid elsewhere, roll the dice on Vardy, great fun to own. None are nailed

                    • FOMFF
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Final drafts, A or B, both for a -4. Appreciate some feedback

                      A.
                      Sa,
                      Robbo, Laporte, Cancelo,
                      Salah, KDB, Maddison, Kulu, Saka
                      Rich, Mateta

                      B.
                      Sa
                      Robbo, Cancelo, Matip
                      Salah, KDB, Maddison, Saka, Martinelli
                      Jesus, Mateta

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I wouldn't have Mateta personally.

                        B

                        1. FOMFF
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Unfortunately, got caught up in the hype a few weeks ago and budget is restricting. Already on a -4. Def subs are Dalot and Ait Nouri... Suppose Dalot could get a CS but Palace also have Watford.

                        2. FOMFF
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Would you do Maddison > Kulu for a -8?

                    • Bubz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Would you consider Sterling --> KDB -4 or just stick with Raheem?

                      1. turd ferguson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        If you plan to (C) kdb then yeh.

                      2. Scots Gooner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Do it

                      3. jaywills
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Get rid.

                    • Scholes Out For Summer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Which move:

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

                      1. jaywills
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        B

                    • Maddamotha
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Do these moves for a bb? 2FTs

                      A) Havertz/Mount, Dobbin > Kulu, Nketiah

                      1. jaywills
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I am literally contemplating this too. 50/50 I'd say

                        1. Maddamotha
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Lfg m8

                    • OptimusBlack
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Pick just one player from those for DGW 36 you the most one who get more pts
                      A- Dias
                      B- Mahrez
                      C- Luis Diaz

                      1. turd ferguson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Mahrez imo.

                      2. Scholes Out For Summer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        A or B imo

                      3. TSN
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        B

                      4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        A I guess. I have all three.

                    • Going To Win This Year
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Kane + Kulu to Son + Richa?

                      1. Going To Win This Year
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        For free

                        1. TSN
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          yes

                      2. Pad Randa (The OG)
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Nah. Get Rich next week.

                    • Pad Randa (The OG)
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Do we figure Vardy plays at least 120?

                    • Scheister
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Looking at a defender sub 5.0
                      Which of these do you believe will start the most games?
                      …On BB and leaning towards bringing in AVL or EVE at the moment.

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

                      1. jaywills
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        B for starts only

                        1. Scheister
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Ya Mings is pretty secure. Don’t think they’ll be keeping many CSs though?

                    • jaywills
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Hello All,
                      I have 2 FT, do I:
                      A) Mount to Kulusevski, Pukki to Richarlison?
                      B) Pukki to Nketiah?
                      C) Hold?
                      Cheers

                      1. gellinmagellan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        A or B both look good to me though if you have Spurs cover, you can get someone else instead of Kulu

                        1. jaywills
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          I have Kane. But Kulu looks best for 6.3 and under. I already have Gordon and DH too

                    • WATERMELONS
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Hello everyone, the good, the bad, the wise, the not so wise, the “i missed the deadline” people (you know who you are)

                      Chasing an 80 point deficit in my ML. Leader had FH left. I have FH + BB.

                      Overall rank is not interesting to me anymore. I want to win this ML.

                      He is taking on -12 with these moves:

                      A. My kind of crazy
                      B. Probably too much pipe but smoke ‘em while you got ‘em
                      C. You are mental guv

                      Salah, Kane, Mount, Broja, Schar

                      >

                      Son, Watkins, Jota, Jesus, Alonso (-12, BB)

                      ?

                    • gellinmagellan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Reposting..

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

                      1 FT 0.2 ITB. What should I do here? Plan on playing BB

                      A) Broja > Nketiah
                      B) Broja + Pope + Schar > Nketiah + Schmeichel + Tavares (?) for -8
                      C) Kane + Havertz + Schar > Jesus + Son + Mina for -8 (leaves me with Broja and Pope)
                      D) Kane + Havertz + Schar > KDB + Richa + Mina for -8 ((leaves me with Broja and Pope)
                      D) Anything else???

                      1. Gooner86
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        B

                      2. tibollom
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        a

                        1. gellinmagellan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          No fuss

                    • Gooner86
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      On a BB this week, already nailed I'm taking a -8....but I'm on the fence about taking another hit to remove Weghorst and replace with Dennis...good or bad idea?

                      1. gellinmagellan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        not worth it imo

                    • FFFoxy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      What scores more this gameweek?

                      A) Kane & Jonny + 12 points
                      B) Mahrez and Trent

                      1. tibollom
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        a

                      2. gellinmagellan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        b

                    • tibollom
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      is it worth taking -4pts to upgrade pukki to watkins/richa or upgrade kdh? BB36 FH37

                      Schmeicel Foster
                      Taa cancelo laporte matip alonso
                      salah kdb saka kulu kdh
                      dennis pukki nketiah

                    • Malter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Howdie

                      I can free transfer Kane and Livramento OUT for Richarlison and TAA IN.

                      Is this a good move please?

                      1. tibollom
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        yea not bad, can you do better than richa though?