Rate My Team

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

The 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season is almost upon us, with Arsenal visiting Crystal Palace in tonight’s big kick-off.

As a result, the questions on team drafts, specific players, captaincy picks and differentials are coming thick and fast in the comments section, so we’ve asked five-time top 1k finisher and Scout’s Deputy Editor, Tom Freeman, to answer 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.

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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959 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sirmood23
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 6 hours ago

    Hi.. am i gtg?

    TAA / Doherty / Walker
    Salah / kulu / jwp / ramsey
    Mbuemo / haaland / jesus

    Raya thomas wissa veltman

    Help me please if i shud change the player.. thanks

  2. djedser123
      12 days, 6 hours ago

      I keep going round in circles here! What do you think:

      Ward /sanchez(b)




      I'm undecided over Diaz verus Robertson, going for stronger goalie or just leaving it as it is. Plan to transfer Kane to Haaland for GW2.

    • liverpool80
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      GK Ramsdale
      DEF AAT,Cash,Cancelo,Tripper
      MID Salah,neco,Bailey,diaz
      SKTRS Jesus,Kane
      What do you think???

    • falaxane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      GK: Sanchez / ward
      DEF: TAA Robertson Walker Botman
      MID: Salah Bailey Neto
      FWD: Haaland Jesus Kane

      Got a few ideas of transfers between Botman/Bailey in the first gws.
      Im ok with playing a bit more risky due to an early WC.

    • Stewhendricks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      GK - Meslier - Forster
      DEF: Robertson, James, Digne, Ben White, Nico Williams
      Mid: Salah, Son, Saka, Mahrez, Bailey
      Fwd: Jesus, Johnson, Archer
      ...and I'm leaving 0.5pts in the bank

      I'm still debating the makeup of my midfield 8's - might change Saka for Diaz at the last minute.. And I'm like to shift Son for KDB early, perhaps upgrade Bailey for someone like Rashford a downgrade elsewhere after gameweek 3

      but whaddya think? Am I crazy to leave out Cancelo? Should I be taking Rashford or another over Bailey? I'd have to downgrade Johnson, who's a bit of a luxury, but he's guaranteed to play 90m if anyone else goes out, and could be a sleeper pick for the season, I think...

      1. ButterB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Rashford is an odd one for me. He looks absolute gash and a shadow of the player he was. I would not go near him over anyone for the next few weeks and judge from there (hat-trick incoming).

    • McGinn and Tonic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago


      Im going for
      GK Ward
      Def TAA/cancelo/walker/james
      Mid son/bailey/salah/zaha
      Fwd Jesus/Bamford or wilson

      Subs Sanchez/williams/andreas/archer

    • PaulL28
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Looking to replace Perisic/Odegaard

        Cash/Bernard Silva

        Any thoughts or other options?

        1. fivetothree
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Robertson/Bailey. Robbo has been slept on a bit this season, still very good. Bailey looks sharp.

        2. Olof Mellberg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Hello! RMT:

          Walker / TAA / James / Romero
          Salah (c) / Son / Martinelli / Bailey
          Haaland / Jesus

          Romero is there until Doherty is back to fitness.

        3. Jet5605
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          G2G? Is Perisic looking ok to start?

          TAA - Robbo - Cancelo - Perisic - Trippier
          Salah - Saka - Bailey
          Haaland - Jesus

          Ward - Andreas - Murphy - Plange

        4. Junks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          A. Raya & Perisic
          B. Ramsdale & Digne

        5. badger1982
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          Best 4.5m midfielders and forwards?

        6. UgoSmart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          A. Kane
          B. De Bruyne
          C. Son

          Please chose one

          1. UgoSmart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            *choose one

        7. bulbuf
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          Ward (Sanchez)

          TAA, Walker, Perisic (Dalot, Cash)

          Salah, Saka, Bailey, Martinelli, Diaz

          Kane, Jesus (Greenwood)


          Too crazy to captain Trent?????

        8. Illu
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago




          Salah,Foden,Martinelli(Andreas, Da Silva)


          Game breaker team 😀