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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 fast approaching, with Gameweek 37 offering us another chance to make last-gasp leaps up the overall rankings and claim mini-league glory.

The questions on player purchases, captaincy picks and Free Hit drafts are coming thick and fast in the comments section, with the final 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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287 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RMT Surgery with Tom
  2. simong1
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Best combination for FH37?

    A)
    Clyne, Diaz, Kane, Vardy

    B)
    Robertson, Diaz, Maddison, Kane

    C)
    Robertson, Salah, Maddison, Ings

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      C

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      C or B. Deffo not A

    3. TN
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      B
      A
      C

    4. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Not mad keen on any of the 3... I'd be ditching Robertson for a villa or everton defender on free hit.

      For what its worth - my free hit team is

      Pickford
      Cash, Digne, Mykolenko
      Salah, KDB, Son, Zaha
      Vardy, Ings, Richarlison

      The only 1 I'm not 100% sure on is Vardy (If watkins is passed fit it may change things).

  3. TaMH74
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    If no more news about Laporte coming out next few days, would you switch him to Mykolenko? Cheers.

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      I am 🙂

  4. mdm
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Who to captain:

    A. Coutinho
    B. Maddison
    C. Watkins
    D. Keane

    1. Men in green tights
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Who else have you got

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Not Watkins, hasn’t trained all week but not keen on any of those.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Coutinho or Zaha(if you have)

    4. NorCal Villan
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        None of them

    5. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      With doubts over Watkins, would you get Ings on free hit?

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        I'd prefer Watkins even if back for the second match which is a better fixture v Burnley, but if on Free Hit may as well go Ings if you think he'll get more minutes.

      2. Feanor
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        I have Ings, Rich and Kane up front on my FH

    6. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Any good suggestions on how to improve this team? No chips left. 1FT

      Schmeichel
      Trent Robbo Cancelo Cash Alonso
      Salah Son Saka Coutinho
      Watkins

      Bench: Foster, Nketiah, Dewsbury-Hall, Pukki

    7. Aphillips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Worth Mason Mount to Zaha for free?

      1. Men in green tights
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Yep

        1. Aphillips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Thanks!

    8. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      What to do here lads, ML opponent behind me has FH unfortunately. 1FT, 0.2 ITB…

      Schmeichel, Foster
      TAA,Matip,Cancelo, Dias*, Mina*
      Salah,Son, Mount, Coutinho, KDH
      Nketiah, Pukki, Dennis*

    9. Dunkonius
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Worth Watkins to Ings for a hit?

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        I don't think so. Watkins to Richarlison maybe

      2. The Nuttman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Probably not unless you're certain Watkins misses both games.

    10. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Hello Tom, would you make any changes to this FH?

      Pickford,
      Cash, Digne, Robertson, Mykolenko,
      Zaha, Son, Salah,
      Ings (c), Richarlison, Kane

      Subs: Steele, Tsimikas, Brownhill, Broja
      . thanks!

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Not Broja, Romeu.

    11. Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Which to prioritise getting in?
      A. Zaha
      B. Ings
      C. Cash (no Villa defence yet)

      Also, captain:
      1. Richarlison
      2. Son

      1. Men in green tights
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        B
        2, but Son may haul big time
        If it's any help there is a lot of teams going with Rich as capt

        1. Men in green tights
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Should have been 1 not 2 ,
          Thick fingers

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        A and rmt says 1

    12. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      How's this FH looking?

      Pickford
      Cash Digne Mings
      KDB, Mane, Son, Zaha, Gordon
      Kane, Richarlison (c)

      3.9, Andersen, Amartey, Gelhardt

      Alternatively I could replace Kane and Mane with Salah and Vardy

      1. TN
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Nice - triple villa defense could pay dividends or leave you with 3 lots of 4 pointers.

        Midfield is faultless really, mane is less of a rotation risk than Diaz but Diaz would allow you to upgrade elsewhere maybe Gordon to Maddison.

        Front two perfect, like the Richarlison cap could work out very nicely for you

        Good luck

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Cheers

    13. Norco
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Best combination on FH:

      1. Robertson Cancelo Andersen Salah (4-4-2)
      2. Robertson Cash Maddison Kane (3-4-3)
      3. Cash Cancelo Diaz Kane (3-4-3)

    14. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      the best thing that can happen to the game is the removal of triple captain

      1. Norco
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        You win some, you lose some.

      2. The Nuttman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        I want two.

      3. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Love the tc chip, but scrap bb

        1. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          na bb in a double is fun, triple captain is always boring and no creativity.

          At least you have to think about how to build your team to best use BB

      4. Feanor
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Whiny baby

        1. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          pipe down u clown

      5. cutch
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        I don't agree. I like the 3 current chips. Besides, the chip is the same for everybody, congratulations to those who are able to take more profit from them. We might as well get back to the old time with no chips, but we would lose some fun and yes, some headaches as well. After all, wasn't this game exactly about this, fun and headaches?

      6. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        If i was given the option, id remove all chips, except maybe the one WC.

        Just add extra variance, and massive swings. But its "exciting" to the majority of users, and we'll never see them gone.

    15. The Nuttman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Keep Havertz or switch to Coutinho?

      1. Feanor
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        No brainer to switch imo

    16. cutch
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Sorry for repeating. Lost in last article. Looking for some answers.

      On a FH, after feedback from the forum, I've ended up with 2 main options:

      A) 4 big hitters: Salah, Son, KDB, Kane. Exact money for:
      Schmeichel
      Holgate, Digne, Matip (or Cash?)
      Salah, Son, KDB, Gordon
      Kane, Ings, Richarlison
      Subs: 3.9 GK, Brownhill, Amartey, Tsimikas

      B) "only" 3 big hitters:
      I would be able to upgrade some areas. Maybe:
      Schmeichel, Holgate, KDB, Gordon -> Pickford, Cash, Maddison, Zaha

      Any thoughts?

      1. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        A - and pick Cash. Matip might not even play.

    17. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Rmt expected points

      Richarlison 8.3
      Zaha 7.4
      Coutinho 7.4
      Son 7.1

      1. The Nuttman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        It's possible, I mean if Richarlison scores and plays both he's on 8 even with no bonus.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          I like Algorithms

    18. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Away this weekend, so not much time to mull on transfers etc. Assuming no cup final injuries, this team good to go?

      Allison
      Cancelo / Robertson / Holgate
      Salah (c) / KDB / Saka / Zaha / Havertz
      Ings / Nketiah

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Son and Kane could hurt, but good team

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          They do scare me a little, particularly Son. My intention is to move KDB to Son for 38.

          Could do it this week for a hit, but don’t think it’s worth it. (Also hoping Burnley can do Arsenal a solid 🙂 )

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            No not worth the hit that. Sorry to disappoint you but Newcastle will beat Arsenal

            1. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              🙁

          2. jason_ni
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            I have KDB - not sure ill want to transfer him out for 38, final home game, title could still be in play, but even if not, last game of season, will want to go out in style.

            Suppose same can be said for Son, away game, but they will need to win for top4.

            Big decision. Id almost be more tempted to sell Salah for Son!

            1. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 8 hours ago

              Actually, Salah to Son is probably the better future transfer

    19. harrysponge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      A) Play Dubravka (ARS)

      B) Play Foster (LEI)

      Thanks!

      1. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        both likely to concede. Arsenal in BIG trouble if they dont win.

        Foster for save points.

      2. The Nuttman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Foster, more likely to get 3+ saves, equally as likely to concede.

    20. Reece’s Pieces
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      What do you think of this:

      Kane & Saka > Richarlison & Son (-4)

      Salah > Son for free

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Keep Salah

      2. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Son or Kane could outscore each other any given gw.
        Can you do Saka to Zaha or someone if you want a dbler

        1. Reece’s Pieces
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Salah vs Saints is the risk. I'd get him out vs Wolves with the final round the corner.

          Dont trust Zaha.

          May just have to be a late decision after the FA Cup Final then. I'm 31 ahead of ML rival (who has Salah and Kane like me)

          1. jason_ni
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            Are you saying youre happy to move him out with Wolves?

            Its a big call. He hasnt been great for fpl by his standards, but he can explode any given gw.

            If you sell, its the kind off call that could take you from 30k to 5k if Mo fails, or from 30k -> 60k if he explodes!

            1. Reece’s Pieces
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Yes, thinking if not this week then it would be in G38 for KDB.

              Hearing your warning over his potential, versus Saints especially. My balance would be that I'd own both Kane and Son for their strong final two fixtures.

              Then, I've never won my ML and being 31pts in the lead do I want to take chances (but is keeping an out of form benchable Salah not a risk in itself?)

              I am about 30k so your estimate could come true!

    21. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      On a FH do you prefer:

      A) Robbo - Ings - Watkins (433)
      B) Digne - Mings - Kane (442)

      1. MARVELLUS
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Tough one. Prob B

      2. Reece’s Pieces
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        B but only as Watkins is a fitness doubt. Maybe B but Mings is an Everton/Palace defender?

    22. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Who has a higher ceiling?

      A. Cash
      B. Nketiah

      1. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Cash for me.

      2. MARVELLUS
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        A

      3. Reece’s Pieces
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Cash this weekend for sure

    23. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Rams to Pickford worth a 4pt hit? Would play Dubravka GW38.

      1. TN
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Will he get 4+ more points than Ramsdale in the last few games? If the answer is yes then do it, if you don't think he will don't do it

      2. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        I have toyed with Pickford as my captain on fh lol. Bit maverick. There are probably better -4's that could be made in saying that. There is only so much upside, say he gets 14 points, 2 cs and some bonus, thats 10 with hit.

        Can -4 be used better else where?

        1. MARVELLUS
          • 12 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Very good point. Could do Saka to Zaha maybe. No idea tbh. Thanks!

    24. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Ings or buendia for villa attack ? Cheers.

      1. TN
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Ings. 100%.

        Buendia only if nothing to lose, really far off ML leader just take the risk and hope for high reward (but unlikely)

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Cheers 🙂

    25. TN
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Help please...guide me in the right direction with which transfer to make.

      No chips, 1ft, 0.1 itb

      Team currently:

      SCHMEICHEL
      Matip Trent Cancelo
      Saka Mount Kulu Salah KDB (c)
      WATKINS MATETA

      Foster Alonso Broja Williams

      I feel like a need some of the following:

      Son
      Richarlison
      Zaha
      Pickford?
      Mylenko?

      Open to getting rid of Salah

    26. King Didier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Schmeichel
      TAA James Cancelo Roberts
      Salah Coutinho Son Saka Gordon
      Adams
      Dubravka JRod Wood Telles

      1FT 0.7 in the bank what to do
      Looking at -4 or -8?

    27. Better luck next year
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Decent team for GW37? (No FH)

      Schmeichel
      Trent Cancelo Cash Holgate
      Salah Son Kulu Saka
      Ings (or Watkins) Richarlison

      Ramsdale Nketiah Brownhill Burn

    28. Flynny
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm 40 points ahead of my rival. He has kane and no chips. I'm on free hit.

      Am I best to get kane and block him off?

      Or worth a gamble and getting vardy?

      Thanks

    29. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Should I keep or sell Sterling?

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        wondering the same. Has both scored and been wasteful. Not sure if Pep continues to play him or gives someone else a chance on the wing

    30. Your Man With The Hair
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Start Gordon or Nketiah?