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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. Narama
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 3 days ago

    MY TEAM 4-4-2 at the moment :

    -PICKORD ( Turner )
    -SALIBA - ESTUPINIAN -CHILWELL - GUSTO ( Baldock )
    -SALAH - SAKA - EZE - BRUNO FERNANDES ( Chukwuemeka)
    - HAALAND -WATKINS ( Osula)

    1 free trasnfer , tempting to go -4 and go 3-5-2

    -SALAH CHUKWUEMEKA out
    -FODEN MBUEMO in

    What you think ?

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

    A) Foden + Botman + Flekken/Johnstone
    B) Saliba + March + Ederson/Areola

    1. Narama
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 3 days ago

      b

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

    Bottomed

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

    1. Narama
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 3 days ago

      b

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

    Thoughts on this WC team? 0.1 ITB

    Onana (Areola)
    Chilwell Estupinan Porro (Gusto Kabore)
    Salah Son Foden Mbeumo (Sarr)
    Haaland Jackson Alvarez

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

      Not sure about Onana and Son but it looks good. You just have a feeling about Son? He hasn't shown anything to warrant a spot so far.

      1. reto1989
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 3 days ago

        wich GK did you prefer?

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • 13 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          Sanchez

    2. Pedersen
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Looks like a team for 2 seasons ago.
      I don't like weak bench. Most people got problems this year exactly for that reason. Why not drop Salah and son and usethe funds for more depths

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      You’ll be back to 352 soon 🙂

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

      Honestly mate that's pretty bad. Not sure how Onana Porro Salah Son and Jackson justify a place and yes a stronger bench is needed with Foden and Alvarez.

    5. Make United Great Again
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      WC Already for that? Doesn't seem worth it. How many players did you change?

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

    Why does it seem like most are building their team around Mbeumo?

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

      I wouldn't say it's building your team around a player when it's a 6.6m mid...

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • 13 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        And he’s only 22% owned

  6. Mufc202020
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Who scores more this gameweek?

    A) Salah
    B) Son
    C) Foden

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

      B

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

      C

  7. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Niche 4.0 defender question: Which of Baldock and Kabore are better to keep until I wildcard?

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

      Both will score 0s and 1s. Probably Kabore because he isn't currently injured.

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

      Kabore

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

    Bruno and Rash to brutally punish the sellers tomorrow. Can't believe people are confidently binning them before NFO at home.

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

      I'm holding Rashford for sure but can't see it I'm afraid, of course they could get a return each but nothing brutal that's for sure.

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

        We'll see. Have a feeling we're going to get a big reaction from United with 3 or more goals.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I'm not confident they will. More hoping. Luke Shaw is out + Mount.

      Rashford won't be punishing anyone if he starts up front. Need Martial to start and Rashord to play LW to stand a chance.

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

        Mount & Shaw out means Bruno is back to hogging set pieces at least. Maybe the odd Dalot corner, if that's a thing.

        Bad news given I shipped him last week, haha. But yeah, not ideal injuries for United.

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

        Shaw out is a blow but should mean more set pieces for Bruno. Mount has been completely non-existent, Eriksen will be an improvement.

        I don't think Ten Hag will play Rashford through the middle again but even if he does his numbers were just as good upfront as they were on the left last season despite him not looking comfortable there.

    3. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Form over fixture if you sell, fixture over form if you buy. This means: i sold Rashford for another player with better form and fixture, no regrets.

  9. Pedersen
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    When is Tottenhams press conference? Looking for Maddison news

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

      1.30 (UK)

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        This

      2. Mrshanebob1
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        What channel are these shown on please.?

        Cheers

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

          Youtube possibly? Not sure tbh, never watched one live. Local papers usually have updates though. See here for Spurs:
          https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/news/postecoglou-live-maddison-injury-transfers-27592012

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

    Silly question considering Pep but which one has less risk?
    Foden or Alvarez?

    Can see B Silva taking either of their minutes

  11. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    G2G wanting to role the FT and get some MITB (currently 0.0)

    Pick
    Gabriel, Chilwell, Estu
    Saka, Odegaard, Rash, Mitoma, Mbeumo
    (H)aaland, Watkins

    Turner, J.Pedro, Baldock, James

    TIA

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

      Great team bar Gabriel and James, I'd sell one

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

        Henry or Cash seem a logical replacement - probably for Gabriel. Not convinced with Chelsea's defence, despite fixtures

  12. alexh87
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Ederson Areola
    Chilwell Saliba Estu Botman Udogie
    Saka Diaz Foden Mbuemo Mitoma
    Haaland Jackson Isak

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      If saka has lost pens to ode, maybe ode or martineli better shouts for the arsenal mid?

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

      Really really like it bar Jackson. I would also go Ode over Saka

  13. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone fancy Trossard to start? Tempted to play him over TAA or Gabriel (who I also think will start) as I have a feeling he will... talk me out of it please

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I think he could myself but unlikely to play full game imo

    2. alexh87
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I would go Gabriel. He only comes on to sure things up at the end, if he doesn;t start, and Arsenal should be out of sight at home to Fulham.

  14. N00B
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Would you wildcard this team?

    1.5 itb, no transfers
    Johnstone
    Chilwell Estupinan Dias
    Rashford Bruno Saka Martinelli Mitoma
    Haaland Pedro
    Bench: Turner, Archer, Kabore, James*

    into this

    2.0m itb
    Flekken
    Chilwell Estupinan Dias
    Saka Martinelli Foden Mbeumo Sterling
    Haaland Jackson

    Bench: Turner, Pedro, Udogie, Botman

    1. RoyaleBlue
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      No, you're looking to ditch Rash and Bruno who are about to have NFO(H), one of the best fixtures all season. Pedro is set to start now that Enciso is out, he's on pens, and they play WHU(H). I don't think this is the week to WC with your squad.

  15. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Best Shaw replacement? No Utd/City cover
    A. Varane
    B. Walker
    C. Anyone else?

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

      Ruben Dias

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers, is that because he's the most nailed long term?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          yep

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers I'll go the shaw - Diaz route then

  16. Skipper1508
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 3 days ago

    in a luxury position and can make a luxury transfer

    a) johnstone to ederson
    b) kabore to gvardiol (my other def's are saliba, estu, chilly and udogie)

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      A - Safer

      1. RoyaleBlue
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Also doesn't create benching issue, unless Skipper is playing a back 4, I would say no more money is needed in DEF

    2. JBG
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      A

  17. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hey lads - any help appreciated here! 1FT, 0.9m ITB.

    A) Shaw / Beyer to Gusto
    B) Eze to Mbuemo
    C) other / roll FT

    Pickford (Turner)
    Estupiñan Udogie Shaw** (Kabore Beyer)
    Salah Rashford Saka Eze (Chukwuemeka**)
    Haaland Jackson Pedro

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Shaw - better like for like replacement? You've got £ITB already

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Who would you say?

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          I was looking at Varane or Walker but Ruben seems the go to

    2. KunDogan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Shaw is the priority transfer out surely considering your bench?

  18. Get up ya bum
    • 14 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hey Tom!

    Two parter hope that's ok

    Do you like cats? I like cats. They aren't like clingy and shite ya know? Dogs are ok but so needy ay.

    Thoughts on the hard problem of consciousness? Are you conscious? I am, it's the only thing I am certain about. I think therefore I am. You might be a philosophical zombie for all I know. Or a LLM. Hmmmm.. Are you real Tom? I suppose it doesn't matter. Does my conscious experience exist within the universe or does the universe exist within my conscious experience?

    Part 3/2

    Which is best for fpl?

    A) try to predict who will get more goals, assist and clean sheets and get those players?

    B) get random strangers on the internet to decide for me and if it goes well bask in my world class ability to follow instructions

    C) click on sort by xg number go up

    D) just grind it out every week by removing players that didn't score last game and adding players that did.

    1. Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Not Tom but…..

      Firstly dogs are much better than cats, I’ve had two, one died a couple of years ago, broke our hearts… saying that I have a cat as well. My famiy kept bugging me and I eventually succumbed. I’ve trained my cat like a dog, it comes when I rattle keys, it attacks intruders, it actually beats up the dog (s) only cat I’ve ever liked. Is that because it thinks it’s a dog?

      Conscious is a tough one to answer for Tom, not sure he’s real he might be a bot.. he might be god almighty and we might burn in hell now

      FPL - A all day long and even better go maverick and get players like Sterling… cha ching

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

    Huge ManCity rotation coming up this week right?

    1. JBG
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      How? Isn't Palmer and Bilva only attacking options Pep has on the bench? Maybe defensive rotation.

    2. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Why?

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

        Because Pep

  20. Count of Monte Hristo
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Is Sterling over Mitoma/March on wildcard. Good or bad idea?

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

      I’m tempted by him but it’s probably a less safe option

  21. wikidwhite
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    On a wildcard, thoughts on the following team please:

    Onana - (Areola)
    Chillwell - Saliba - Estu - (Gusto - Henry)
    Mitoma - Mbuemo - Odegaard - Foden - (Maddison)
    Jackson - Haaland (C) - Alvarez (VC)

    Players in Brackets on the bench, 2.7m in the bank

    1. RoyaleBlue
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Could go March>Mitoma for a bit of fun. Maddison creates a bit of a benching headache, not sure how I'd invest the funds from downgrading though.

      Considered Isak over Alvarez and then Ederson over Onana?

      1. wikidwhite
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Good shouts, thank you, yeah I'm struggling to find how to spend the money tbh so going for more depth.

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

    Am I completely mad to hold Trossard one more week and not swap to mbuemo/Sterling? I got a feeling in my bones about him and want to give him one more week, but it’s not the “right” +ev call. It’s the spot I hold in my team for a proper differential

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

    Udogie or Porro?

    1. 2999 - Lady of Legend
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Porro.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Porro

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

      Udogie is a much more secure starter than Porro. His attacking stats aren't vastly worse either. Porro has better competition in Emerson - given he's not necessarily the best defender.

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

      Udogie

    4. KunDogan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Udogie

  24. 2999 - Lady of Legend
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Team is a shambles, Shaw and now Konate injured 😆

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

      Ouch sorry mate.

      1. 2999 - Lady of Legend
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Botman and Guehi destined for a big weekend! 😉

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

    Loving this for my front three

    Jackson next 6 fixtures
    LUT (H), NFO (H), BOU (A), AVL (H), FUL (A), BUR (A)

    Haaland & Alvarez next 5
    SHU (A), FUL (H), WHU (A), NFO (H), WOL (A)

    1. Get up ya bum
      • 14 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      LIV bha BRE shu BUR whm CPL wol

  26. O Fenomeno
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Good Afternoon fantasy footballers!

    Looking for some advice on transfers this week. Currently no Chelsea players in my team, Watkins to Jackson is an easy move to make but I do like Watkins even if Chelsea have an easy game.

    Possible Rashford to Foden, even though it feels a bit knee jerky but Rashford has been no use so far.

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

      They're both gambles - Jackson has fixtures but not form and Watkins still did just score a hattie so maybe not that. I'd personally give United another week as well before jerking any out. Watkins marginally preferred

      1. O Fenomeno
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Yep Jackson definitely a big element of risk, Luton at home is just such a tempting fixture!

        You're right probably best to give United players another week, thanks for the feedback!

    2. shorey143
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      This will be a week of damned if you do damned if you don’t

      1. O Fenomeno
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        It seems that way alright, so many options feel around the same potential, but also feel like I'm missing a lot of cover!

  27. basilfawlty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    GTG or anything worth a hit?

    Onana
    Chilwell Gabriel Estupinan Colwill
    Saka Rashford Mitoma Mbeumo Foden
    Haaland

    Turner Pedro Archer Baldock

    1. 2999 - Lady of Legend
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      GTG.

    2. pilgrimchris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      nice team!

    3. shorey143
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Play Pedro over Gab

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

    Salah to (a) Diaz or (b) Foden and:
    1. Gabriel to Dias
    2. Mubama to Jackson
    3. Mubama to Alvarez

    Not B3 as that's too much on the Pep Roulette table for me

    1. Øgaard it's Haa…
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 3 days ago

      a3

  29. Sarri-ball
    • 14 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Martinelli to sterling (feels like a gamble)

    Or

    Save swap

    1. O Fenomeno
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Definitely one that could go either way! I do like sterling for this week but Chelsea hard to predict what they will do. Arsenal player probably more reliable right now

    2. KunDogan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Save

  30. sneif4
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hastily pulled the trigger on a WC. Any thoughts on this lot? 4.9itb

    Ederson
    Chilwell estu saliva
    Saka Mitoma mbuemo Diaz Foden
    Wissa Haaland
    Areola Romero semenyo beyer

    Considering Wissa to Jackson