Rate My Team

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

The final Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadline of 2021/22 is almost here, with Gameweek 38 offering us Fantasy bosses one last-ditch chance to climb the overall rankings or claim mini-league glory.

As is always the case on a Friday, the questions on player purchases, captaincy picks and differentials are coming thick and fast in the comments section.

And so we’ve again asked five-time top 1k finisher and Scout’s Deputy Editor, Tom Freeman, to answer solve some of your conundrums 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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223 Comments Post a Comment
  1. quayle99
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A. Zaha
    B. Bowen

    1. Amarety
    2. Targett

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

      What's the question?

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

        If you want 1 of each then ........A and neither!

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

          Rather Sessegnon over both

  2. Better luck next year
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best option?

    A) Cash > James for free
    B) Martinelli > Mount for free
    C) Cash + Zaha > James + Mount for -4

    1. TopBinFC
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B

      • Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        C for me looks good.

    2. Espresso Martinelli
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Allison
        Matip James Cancelo Laporte (Tavares)
        Son Jota Maddison Kulu (couthino)
        Eduard Nketiah (pukki)

        Couthino to mount?
        Eduard to Lukaku?
        Couthino to KDB?

        Do you think any concerns on starts, jota or Eddie?
        Got 6.6 million in bank

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

          Cout - KDB or possibly even Mane (loves a final game)?
          Edouard not likely to play? so a swap to Kane would also be a good move. Or even to Toney along with the first move.

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

            Jota will need to be monitored but as played mid week with Diaz rested he must be a doubt. I have him and looking to swap to Diaz. Too many possible rotation threats (James, Mount, vardy) to carry another one.

      • BlzE_94
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I keep switching the captain armband!

        Guaita
        Robertson Cancelo James E.Royal
        KDB(vc) Son(c) Mount Maddison
        Kane Nketiah

        Foster Weghorst KDH White

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Get in on Mount

        2. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Just leave it on Son and shut out the noise. You already put it on him for a reason and if goes wrong you certainly won't be alone.

      • Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Top 3 in ML get paid out - 19 behind 1st & 15 ahead of 3rd & 4th

        A bit worried about rotation with some of DGW37 players - what moves to make here? 1FT - 0.1m ITB

        Raya
        Cancelo - Matip - Sess
        KDB - (S)on - Maddison - Zaha
        Vardy - Richarlison - Ings

        Pickford - KDH - Holgate - Digne

        A) Digne > Royal
        B) Digne + Madders > James + Erikson (-4)
        C) Digne + Rich > Alonso/Azpi + Toney (-4)
        D) Digne + Madders + Rich > Royal + Diaz + Toney (-8)
        E) Digne + Madders + Vardy > Robbo + Diaz + Toney (-8)

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

          C

        2. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Just A for me. Your Team looks fine and no major rotation threats that I would be concerned about other than Vardy and deffo' not worth a -4 to shift he.

          1. Cheeky Onion
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I think Vardy, Rich and Madders are the rotation worries

            Bringing in Alonso/James is more of a defensive move - however there's a chance one of them doesn't start either

      • JELLYFISH
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Which combo?

        a) Mount & Vardy
        b) Maddison & Lukaku

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A

        2. FPL_ UP_Down
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          B

        3. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A for me.

      • Sting in the Tail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        My mini league rival has

        Ramsdale, Sanchez
        Canc, TAA, Rob, Alonso Schar,
        De B, Zaha, Coutinho, Saka, Son
        Weg, Nke, Broja.

        He has 1 ft and bench boost left. I have a 17 point lead and a free hit. I only care about winning this league. Would you go Kane or De Bruyne? Saka, Maddison or Mount?

        1. FPL_ UP_Down
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          FH you have the upper hand!
          Diaz Mane SON Mount Foden
          Kane

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A) James & KDB
        B) 6.7mid & Kane
        (Already have Kulu and Saka)

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A

        2. Cheeky Onion
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          A

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks guys!

      • Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Laporte to Robbo Or Cancello to TAA?? I don't like the idea of playing 2 x city v Villa.

        1. JELLYFISH
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Laporte to Robbo

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

            Thanks Jelly. This is what I am currently thinking :).

      • quayle99
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Chabolah starts?

      • TopBinFC
          1 month, 10 days ago

          What combo scores more;

          1. Kane and Eriksen
          2. Vardy and Toney

          1. JELLYFISH
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            1, but dependent somewhat on Harry's Sunday morning number 2

            1. TopBinFC
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Lol

            2. Geriatric Unathletic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              1. But will be close if Vardy starts. Toney or Eriksen are both great picks as Brentford will be wanting to smash Leeds (bad blood between them).

          2. Tartan Brazilians
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Chasing in my ML. Rivals have KDB and Son and Jota. Need to go a differential pick and captain
            A Vardy worried about game time
            B Kane -4 worried about illness
            C Mount
            D Mane -4
            E Other who

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

              Vardy or Kane are both capable of a haul. Mount would be a shoo in if I didn't have him. Diaz, Maddison great alternative differentials.

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

                (C) on Vardy?

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

            Do we think that Salah will feature in anyway on Sunday?

            I’m still holding off on my plan to do; Salah + Richarlison > Kane + Mount due to uncertainty of whether Mo will play

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              i bought toney mount and lukaku
              season over

              1. Danstoke82
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                As in you got rid of Salah?

            2. eireog1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I'd guess he either starts and plays 60 minutes or he starts on bench and only comes on if needed and if not plays 5 minutes. I'm most likely doing salah/richarlson out myself but will wait until the deadline and see if any leaked team news

          4. donbagino
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Ederson,
            Alonso, Cancelo, Taa, Matip Veltman
            Son, Salah, Mount, Saka, Fodder
            Jesus, Nketiah, Pukki

            At the moment it's 4-4-2 with Pukki on the bench. But If I decide to drop Salah, than what to do:
            a) Salah -->KDB
            b) Salah, Pukki --> KDB + Toney (-4)
            c) Salah, Pukki --> Diaz + Vardy (-4)
            d) Salah, Pukki --> 7,8 mid (Barnes/Madds, who else?) + Lukaku (-4)
            e) other?

            1. donbagino
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              f) Salah, Pukki --> 6,7 mid (Eriksen? Barnes?) + Kane

            2. KaapseKloppse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              C

          5. Starskyb
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            A) Richarlison to Toney
            B) Odegaard to Eriksen
            C) cash to matip (and bench Odegaard or Richarlison)

            Cheers

          6. Reinhold
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            In order to catch up 30 odd points against someone who will captain Son. Who do I captain?

            A) Kane
            B) Harvey Barnes
            C) James (he has Alonso)
            D) KDB

            1. tomasjj
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Non Spurs for sure.

              KDB is big game, could also go Mount or Vardy

          7. Laurel and Vardy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            For -4. Coutinho to:

            A) Maddison
            B) Luis Diaz
            C) H.Barnes
            D) Foden

            Thanks.

            1. donbagino
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Order: Diaz, Barnes, Madds, Foden

          8. Bojangles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            what is a safe lead going into gw38 ? 50 points ? Less ?

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              50 should be safe unless they have a chip. *should

          9. Bojangles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            What would you consider to be a safe lead in a mini leaue going into GW38 ?

          10. eireog1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            2 free 2mill in bank
            Schmeichel
            Trent Cancelo James Royal
            Salah Mount Son Saka
            Richarlson Nketiah
            bench foster laporte pukki gordon
            considering transfers of -
            1. salah/richarlson - kane/diaz
            2. salah/richarlson - mane/vardy
            3 salah/laporte - robertson/mane....(bench richarlson for laporte) 5 at the back!

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              2

            2. KaapseKloppse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              1

            3. eireog1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              also if we get leaked team news salah is starting I'm not sure whether to keep him and what transfer plan I would have then

          11. Garth Marenghi
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            FH team:

            Raya (3.9)
            Robertson, James, Cancelo (Amartey, Tsimikas)
            Mount, KDB, Son, Luis Diaz, Kulu
            Welbeck, Vardy (Gelhardt)

            A) gtg
            B) could be better

          12. KaapseKloppse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Current team with 1FT & 3.4 ITB
            Schmeichel
            TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger
            Zaha, Jota, Havertz, Son
            Watkins, Ings, Mateta
            Bench: Foster, Barnes, Amartay, Taylor

            A - Ings + Havertz > Kane + Kulu (-4)
            B - Ings + Barnes > Kane + Bentancur (-4)
            C - Schmeichel + Barnes + Ings > Lloris + Kulu + Vardy (-8)
            D - Any other suggestions?

          13. Twigs
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Salah + Broja to Kane + Diaz for -4

            Or

            Salah to KDB?

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

              first

          14. edhorizon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            GK: Schmeichel

            Defender: Cancelo / Alonso / Robertson / Connor Roberts (Bench) / Schar (Bench)

            Midfield: Son / Barnes / KDB / Kulu / Dewsbury-Hall

            Striker: Kane / Richardlison

            No ITB / 1 Free Transfer. Any suggestion?
            Thinking of dropping Richardlison for Recee James with a -4.
            Thank you

          15. edhorizon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            GK: Schmeichel

            Defender: Cancelo / Alonso / Robertson / Connor Roberts (Bench) / Schar (Bench)

            Midfield: Son / Barnes / KDB / Kulu / Dewsbury-Hall

            Striker: Kane / Richardlison

            No ITB / 1 Free Transfer.
            Any suggestion? Thank you