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

With Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) nearing, five-time top 1k finisher Tom Freeman is here to help with your pre-deadline dilemmas for the next hour.

Whether it’s questions on the numerous concerns in defence, differentials, bench order or anything in between, Scout’s Deputy Editor will tackle whatever’s thrown at him.

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.

If you’d like to receive an email notification letting you know when future RMT Surgery’s are live, you can now do so. When editing your profile, under ‘Alerts & Notifications‘, you’ll find a section on ‘Email Notifications‘. In there is an option for ‘Rate My Team Surgery‘, check that box and you will receive an email letting you know when the surgery is about to go live.

You can, as ever, chip in with your own opinions on the RMT requests filtering through – and naturally, you’re 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.

Haaland Foden


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  1. RMT SURGERY WITH TOM
  2. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    What are your thoughts on the chances of Gabriel starting this weekend?

    1. Thewoodyhorse
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I'd say 60/40 in favour he starts

  3. BoroPhil
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Start Gabriel or Ake? I'd rather start Gabriel if he is likely to play but I'm concerned about another 1-pointer

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Ake

  4. shearer9
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    On wildcard: to get Bruno F should I ditch Mitoma or Foden? Leaning towards the former due to fixtures and Europa rotation

    1. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Why on earth do you want Bruno? Lol

      1. shearer9
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        xGI

        1. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          He's tragic. I would take both Foden and Mitoma over Bruno

          1. shearer9
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 3 days ago

            Can you expand a bit? You don't think he'll convert underlying figures into points, but why?

            1. Touré De Force
              • 13 Years
              9 months, 3 days ago

              He's rubbish

            2. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 3 days ago

              Just watched their first few games, I am surprised his xGI is high. To my eye he's just not looked very good (but neither have man utd).

    2. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      This somewhat a surprising post. However your detractors may look again.
      Good Fixtures.Arsenal can leak chances from his position.
      Good XGi
      ManU should improve.
      Nailed
      Full 90 each game.
      a good price point.
      On penalties.
      Less interference from Mount atm.
      Will play even when in Europe.
      How many other picks tick all those boxes.
      Having said this, I fear you will get a backlash.

    3. I Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I would ditch Mitoma. Fixtures get tougher and Europe is coming. My feeling is that Bruno will come good. If you want him back yourself, don't let others put you off.

    4. Bishopool
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      hard decision if WC-ing. But I would say that Brunos reality kick is coming on this gw against Forest.

    5. Futbol Heritage
      • 14 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Probably Mitoma given the fixture swing and rotation with Europe.

  5. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hi all fancy a city defender which one out of Walker or Akanji, its my Shaw replacement thanks in advance

  6. Tango74
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    But stuck at moment

    Who to replace Maddison with , only 7.5 ITB, already have Mbeumo

    1. TitusShambles
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Eze, JWP, Diaby? who else is in your MID

  7. Gazzpfc
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Play

    1 Gabriel
    2 Udogie
    3 Gabriel to Dias/Gvardiol for free

    ????

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      If you want City defence regardless, #3 is tempting. Won't be a better fixture for CS odds than this, you'd reckon.

      However Gabriel/Udogie are both absolutely fine to play this week.

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Can't wait to see how the BRI attack fairs again this GW. Could possibly add March to double up with Mitoma. Means losing Saka.

    Brighton will score loads of goals this season and don't think any opposition is a problem for them.

    1. Thewoodyhorse
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      100% agree! They are playing some fantastic football all round and the goals don't seem like slowing down anytime soon. Their fans must be buzzing

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah but can they play twice a week? Losing Saka seems madness.

  9. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Decided to bin off Salah, but now have a stupid amount of money ITB...

    Flekken Johnstone
    Estu Chilwell Botman Udogie Baldock
    Saka Mbuemo Foden Sterling Sarr
    Jackson Haaland Alvarez

    5.7m itb... Plenty of flexibility given the money itb, should I upgrade anywhere?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      WC? Maybe just get Ederson

      1. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Have 3 city...

    2. Touré De Force
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling >> Jota. Get the desire for 3 x Chelsea, not sure Sterling is a hood route and no Liverpool attacking cover is foolhardy. IMO

    3. shearer9
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling -> Salah every day of the year

    4. WVA
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool forward is '100% committed' despite interest from Saudi Arabia. Haul incoming!

    5. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Have done Sterling back to Salah. Will stick with that and see how we go...

      1. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah, I think Mo is better than sterling and all that money.

    6. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      May as well turn Botman into Tripp at a convenient time.

  10. Mysil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hi Tom!

    Onana (Turner)
    Chilwell, Henry, Estu (Gabriel,Kabore)
    Mitoma, Rashford, Saka, Bruno, Eze
    Haaland, Watkins, (Osula)
    1,4ITB

    Gutted I didnt choose Mbeumo over Eze from the start and really want him in.
    But now im thinking of going Eze to Foden this week, and giving the United boys one more chance before probably changing one of them to Mbeumo next GW. What do you think?

  11. Jafooli
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Lol, the can't see or comment/reply to the members only top post...but can upvote it nknetheless....great bit of fishing for likes 😉

    1. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Just gave an upvote to fill their desire of likes 😉

      1. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        They are surely scared of advertising "down ticks". Gone were the days when You Tube advertised dislikes.

    2. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      You got it bud. Why would I want to rush and sign up for premium when, in all likelihood, the content will be nothing we can't, or have found for ourselves. Alas, I miss the time when Mark and co were running the site. Pop ups driving one insane on FF Fix, HUB selling themselves like from a street corner. changes in allegiance from content creators who donate more and more of their time plugging allies. Betting ads getting out of hand.
      It obviously driven by money and why should they not? It is just affecting me enough now to turn my back on who I have followed for 10 years plus and go to the likes of FML FPL, Planet FPL who are both entertaining and informative.
      Time will tell if they are going down the right path.

  12. filidonas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hi Tom.

    I played a WC coz my team was way behind and in need of a serious shake-up.

    Sanchez, Turner
    Varane, Estup, Gvardiol, Botman, Gusto
    Salah, Foden, Mitoma, Mbeumo, Luis Diaz
    Haaland, Jackson, Wissa

    I'm uncertain about Salah's future, the lack of Arsenal assets, and whom to cut to make space for Chilwell...

    Cheers.

    1. Rabb05
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I also played WC ths week. I Prefer odegard to salah to free up funds for ederson Chilwell and can have enough cash to bring in trippier and isak in a couple weeks.

  13. Raise_the_Roof
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hey Tom,

    Pickford
    Diasi Romero Estup
    Rash Salah Mitoma Saka
    Wissa Watkins Halland

    Turner,Chukwu,Baldock,Kabore

    My bench is becoming weaker and really want to swap out Pickford. Should I use WC or try to do some surgery with FT's over the coming to make it work? Also highly considering moving Rashy on if he doesn't bring points this weekend. How's the rest or the team looking?

    Thanks!!

    1. PizzaTheHut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Gat Sanchez for Pickford and roll the rest

  14. DennisTheMenace
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Diaz or Mitoma on a WC? If I had Diaz, he would be benched this week. If I had Mitoma, Wissa would be benched this week.

    1. DennisTheMenace
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Could do Bruno -> Diaz next week if Bruno doesnt deliver this week. I could also do Mitoma -> Diaz in GW5.

  15. ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
    • 13 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Is this worth a -4

    Out:
    Watkins, Garnacho, Botman

    In:
    Alvarez, Mitoma, Gusto

    1. I Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Can you just do the first two or do you also need to downgrade Botman to afford it?

      Also is Garnacho in your 11 or just on the bench?

  16. Milk, 1 Šuker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    OK it's come down to this: Gvardiol or Akanji?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I thought about city defenders too but in ur opinion what about Walker or Dias ?

      1. Milk, 1 Šuker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Not much upside with either tbh apart from the standard 6 points for CS. If pushed, I'd go Walker.

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          Cheers

  17. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Maddison/Pedro➡️Foden/Jackson?

    2fts

    Or just one?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Think Pedro will play
      Maddison > Foden and save if you have a decent 1st sub

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        This

  18. OptimusBlack
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Gabriel Estubnian Chilwell
    Baldock & Shaw on bench
    A- Okay go for that and Save FT
    B- Shaw > City Defender and bench Gabriel

  19. FPL Baggies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hi Tom

    1ft 0.5 ITB - already done Pedro to Jackson

    Johnstone
    Estu Chilwell Gabriel
    Rashford Bruno Saka Martinelli Mbeumo
    Haaland Jackson

    Turner Kabore Archer James

    Would you roll the 2nd free and sell James next week? or James to Dias? Or James to someone like Colwill, making it easier to get to Trippier in Gw5? Thanks

  20. Dynamic Duos
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    A or B?

    A) Sanchez and Son
    B) Ederson and Sterling + 1m

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      WC?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        No

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Selling Pickford and Rashford 2fts

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          Keep Rashford and Ederson if no other City defender

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 3 days ago

            Need the funds from Rashford to Sterling for Ederson

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 3 days ago

              Put your team up, let's take a look what you have

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 3 days ago

                Pickford
                Chilwell Saliba Estupinan
                Saka Rashford Bruno Foden
                Haaland Jackson Pedro

                Turner Jota Baldock Kabore

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 3 days ago

                  Lovely team.

                  Yep Pickford is the stinker here
                  Struggling as Maddison would have been a great transfer but not in training pics apparently.

                  Roll the dice on Sterling

                  Ederson + Son

                  1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                    • 9 Years
                    9 months, 3 days ago

                    *Sterling

                  2. Dynamic Duos
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 3 days ago

                    Cheers

                2. OptimusBlack
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 3 days ago

                  Good team just sell one of Rash or Bruno to Mubemo

                  1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                    • 9 Years
                    9 months, 3 days ago

                    Or this

                  2. Dynamic Duos
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 3 days ago

                    Want to go a differential

                    1. OptimusBlack
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 3 days ago

                      I like Son pick Dude do it if U want

  21. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Bruno > Foden a bit of a no brainer right?

    Pickford (I know...)
    Udogie, Estupinan, Chilwell
    Bruno, Salah, Mbeumo, Saka, Martinelli
    Pedro, Haaland

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        merci

  22. Catalan Rangers
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Salah to Sterling done! Come on Raheem!!

  23. Miami Monkey
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    2 FT 0.0 itb. Not sure where to use a transfer... Any ideas?

    Pickford Turner
    Chilwell Saliba Estupinan Beyer Kabore
    Rashford Fernandes Saka Martinelli Foden
    Haaland Watkins Osula

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Sort out Pickford
      Don't need both Rashford and Bruno

  24. Smokey_Lowkey
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Onana
    Walker Chilwell Estupinan
    Saka Rashford Foden Mitoma
    Haaland Pedro Watkins

    Turner TAA Andersen Kabore

    Am I right to bench TAA over Pedro? Factoring in tough Liverpool fixture and Pedro likely start due to Enciso injury.

    Looking to ship Trent after this GW either way...

  25. Spark Dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Start:

    A) Gabriel (cross the fingers and gamble with haul in mind - Fulham terrible from set piece)
    B) Tarkowski (cross the fingers - Everton are poor)

    1. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      A

      1. Spark Dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      A

  26. Shark Team
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Idk why people are buying Foden, he won't start when Bilva is back

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      The threat of reduced minutes is an issue with him, but sort term points gains can be made, which is what people are looking at.

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    With all the Saudi talks, Klopp will surely not take Salah off pens!

  28. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Johnstone
    Chilwell Estupinan Udogie
    Saka Martinelli Rashford Bruno Mitoma
    Haaland JPedro

    Turner Beyer Archer Shaw

    Had 2FT's, used one on Gabriel > Udogie. Use other FT or roll?

    A) Shaw > Dias (bench Odogie)
    B) JPedro > Jackson
    C) Roll

    1. Spark Dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I’d do A. Dias move is sound. Don’t see Spurs getting a clean sheet at Bournemouth.

  29. Ha.
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    G2G?

    Onana
    Chilwell, Gabriel, Estu
    Saka, Martinelli, Rashford, Mbeumo, Eze
    Watkins, Haaland (c)

    Turner Pedro, Ukdogie, Baldock

  30. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    A: Start Maddison bench Pedro
    B: Start Pedro bench Maddison
    C: Maddison -> someone 7.5 itb (comment)

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      B