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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.


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  1. Nitram
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 16 hours ago

    How am I looking?

    Martinez (Turner)
    Chilwell, Estupinan, Cash (Gabriel, Baldock)
    Rashford, Saka, Maddison, B Silva (Garnacho)
    Jackson, Watkins, Haaland

    Got 1.5 ITB and 2 transfers, looking to get rid of Silva, potentially looking at JWP in a couple of weeks

    1. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Are you a Villa supporter by chance/
      Just played a midweek game which gives me a little concern and the one i do like is Diaby.

      1. Nitram
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 16 hours ago

        Arsenal haha.
        Martinez and Watkins are justifiable, not sure how I landed on Cash... budget maybe?

        1. Eze Really?
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          So who is on pens for the Gunners then?

          1. Nitram
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 15 hours ago

            Odegard apparently, I have Saka so no immediate need to change.
            Diaz or Sterling could do well in the short term.

  2. Jdpz
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 hours ago

    buy:
    a) Dias
    b) Akanji/Walker/Gvardiol and who?
    c) another defender (not Estu, Chilwell) and who?

    1. Musicholic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Henry/Odugie

  3. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 16 hours ago

    Postecoglou on James Maddison: "Madders trained today unrestricted. We'll see how he holds up but at the moment he will be available."
    https://twitter.com/AlasdairGold/status/1695046598349263095?t=Aux2RMb4vVZ0YiMpCyjBIw&s=19

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Nuts. That makes things harder re: a potential switch to Foden!

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Hhhmmm...

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      'His ankle was a bit sore, but the medical team looked after him. There was no real push to have him available. It was down to him. People would have seen him in a [CAM] boot, but it was more precautionary. He has felt good and probably could have trained yesterday.'

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 15 hours ago

      Annoying given I was set on selling. I'm seeing most Spurs fans want them to start Lo Celso in any case, so iffy one.

  4. simsey747
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 16 hours ago

    Johnstone (Turner)
    Chilwell, Estu, Henry (Gabriel, Baldock)
    Rash, Saka, Martinelli, Maddison, Mbuemo
    Haaland, Watkins (Pedro)

    0.5 ITB, 2FT's but not really sure what transfer to make.
    Gabriel should become trippier but don't need to now nor do I have cash.
    Rash can stay for NF this week.
    Watkins to Jackson is possible although he just scored a hatrick midweek.
    Pedro needs a downgrade elsewhere to get funds for an upgrade.
    Maddison can be covered by Pedro this week if out.

    Really stumped with what to do

  5. Rabb05
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 16 hours ago

    Any improvements to be made to this wild card team please?

    Ederson
    Saliba Chilwell Estu
    Ode Foden Mbeumo March
    Haaland Jackson Wissa

    Areola Diaz Henry Botman

  6. Miami Monkey
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 16 hours 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. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Maybe Watkins to Jackson?

  7. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 16 hours ago

    Any idea's what I could do with this lot? 1FT & 0.4 itb.

    Onana, Turner
    Gvardiol, Estu, Gabriel, Udogie, Bell
    Salah, Ode, Martinelli, Richarlison, Garnacho
    Haaland, Alvarez, Pedro

    I don't feel it needs a wildcard but appreciate any suggestions. My gut is telling me Martinelli > Mbuemo but seems silly to take Martinelli out before a potential haul.

  8. FPL eVadE
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 16 hours ago

    how tf has Rashford’s price NOT dropped yet ? 4th most-transferred player OUT with almost 500k FPL managers selling him..

    1. JBG
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Probably lot of those are WC as well.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      High ownership, high threshold

  9. Mufc202020
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 hours ago

    Not a fan of having Salah this gameweek and I am probably going to move him out next week anyway.

    Who would you get in for him?

    1. sneif4
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Diaz if you don't already have him

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Depends who you already have. Foden would be my pick

    3. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 hours ago

      Mostly we are talking about such fine margins. moving Salah next week will put you off Arsenal and ManU assets. It might be an idea now or GW5. For who, I have no idea; just feels awkward moving a good asset to another good asset at a cost of 4 points if looked at logically.

  10. Harold99
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      After this Shaw injury I was looking at potential replacements. Are many people really looking at bringing in Trippier GW5/6? Not amazing stats so far but he keeps playing 90 and Newcastle have a massive fixture swing around GW6.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 16 hours ago

        Trippier or Botman as a long term replacement looks good

      2. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 16 hours ago

        I'm a small bit concerned about rotation with Newcastle in CL this year and Trippier a year older.

    • sneif4
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Bottomed.
      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

      1. CheesyZoot
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 16 hours ago

        Yep I would go for Jackson over Wissa as you own Mbeumo

        Not sure about Mitoma, Brighton haven't got the best fixtures in the world coming up - prefer going for a 3-4-3 formation and going for the likes of Watkins

        I've gone for Ode instead of Saka on WC as well - looks like he's on pens, and also a differential to attempt and claw back some OR rank

        1. sneif4
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Thanks. Think I'm sticking with Mitoma - I don't think you can get much better at that price range. Was considering ode too

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 16 hours ago

        I'd stick with Wissa

      3. WVA
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        I think thats the exact starting 11 i would go for

    • Miami Monkey
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Very weird. I was logged into the FPL website at home on my laptop 30 mins ago. Now I'm out on my phone and it keeps telling me wrong password even tho my password has been saved for several years. I tried the forgot password button, got the reset email, and when I click the link it says it's an invalid link. Tried that 3 times. Any ideas?

      1. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        I went through the same yesterday evening. No idea why but I can still use my computer.

    • Konstaapeli
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Who to bench?

      A) Jota (new) – Think NEW-LIV will be tight. Jota could easily start from bench and get 30 mins.
      B) Richarlison (bou) – He's looked so poor. Can't wait to ship him. Would be typical for him to get his annual goal if I bench tho.
      C) Mbeumo (CRY) – Safest pick of the bunch.
      D) J.Pedro (WHU) – Encio injury makes him likely to start and Brighton are scoring for fun.

      Thanks

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 16 hours ago

        Probably Jota.

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 16 hours ago

          Yeah, currently benching him.

      2. Get up ya bum
        • 14 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Richarlison easy call imo

      3. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Yeah I think A, too, but I hope he hauls! Good luck!

    • tim
      • 14 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Roll ft or Pedro to Alvarez

      Pickford
      Estu Chilly Saliba
      Rash Bruno Mbeumo Foden Saka
      Haaland Pedro

    • Mr Johnson
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Play Colwill or Henry?
      I’ve got also got Chillwell to cover Chelsea clean sheet .

    • Jdpz
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 16 hours ago

      Buy
      a) Dias
      b) Trippier

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        A

      2. Scotty Dog
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        A can always switch to B when fixtures improve.

    • Scotty Dog
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 15 hours ago

      Is this team gtg? thinking team surgery next week with 2ft.

      Onana
      Estup Chilwell Gabriel
      Saka Martinelli Rashford Fernandes Mbeumo
      Isak Haaland

      Turner Pedro Kabora Baldock

    • Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 hours ago

      A) Pedro > Wissa
      B) Pedro > Alvarez
      C) Maddison > Foden
      D) Maddison > Diaby
      E) Maddison > Mbeumo
      F) Save

      Turner
      Chilwell Gusto Gvardiol
      Saka Odegaard Jota Diaz Maddison*
      Haaland Awoniyi/Pedro

      Areola | Awoniyi/Pedro, Disasi, Baldock*

      1FT. 2.2 ITB

      Bench one:
      1) Pedro
      2) Awoniyi
      3) Maddison*

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Save - Pedro i feel will do well this week.
        Maddison may well play.

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Cheers Bobby, would you bench Awoniyi then?

      2. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Keeping Maddison seems reasonable since he's apparently training, but jumping the gun to replace him is tempting since there are some good options this week.

        Selling Pedro seems reasonable since he didn't start and I can't rely on him to rotate with Awoniyi, but keeping him until it's Isak or Jesus time (or Jackson, once I've sold a Chelsea defender) is tempting since they could be even better options (though I can't afford Jesus with a direct transfer).

      3. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Save

      4. Konstaapeli
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Save. Encio out so Pedro should start. Maddison should also.

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Ah I missed this. Thanks. I'll bench Awoniyi away at Old Trafford then

      5. Eze Really?
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Ange says Maddi is fit to play.

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Could still take it easy on him and his ankle, resting for the day or having reduced mins

    • Kodap
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 15 hours ago

      WC Team, 1.1m in the bank and gone for Trippier as I'll want him once the fixtures swing, also leaves me enough in the bank. Thoughts?

      Ederson
      Saliba - Estup - Chilwell
      Odegaard - Foden - Diaby - Diaz - Mbeumo
      Haaland (c) - Jackson

      Areola - Henry - Trippier - Semenyo

      1. WVA
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        I tend to go for fixtures and form, like it all bar Jackson and Trippier who i think is definitely overpriced this season

        1. Kodap
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Jackson could easily become anyone else really with enough in the bank, over Trippier who would you prefer?

          1. WVA
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 15 hours ago

            A 4.5m or 4m defender

      2. The Biscuitmen
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Maybe a touch heavy on the bench.

      3. shearer9
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Start Tripps every week or don't bother, too expensive otherwise

      4. adam wigan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        I’m on wildcard as well and want trippier too. If you are going to bring him in to your line up after his fixtures improve then how about a cheaper defender instead of Saliba (maybe Colwill / gusto / play Henry) and use the money elsewhere.

        I’d be tempted for turner instead of areola. Nottingham have had a good defence and GW 8 they have a better fixture than West Ham when Man City are away at arsenal, which is realistically the only time you might play your 4.0 GK

        My current draft is
        Ederson, turner
        Estup, chilwell, trippier, gusto, pinnock
        Saka, odegaard, Bruno, mbeumo, foden
        Haaland, Jackson, semenyo / archer

        I’m not sure about Bruno but has put up good numbers and is on pens. Still might go for Diaz though

    • Zarraga
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Pickford
        Chilwell - Estupinan - Gabriel
        Trossard - Saka - Rashford - Mbuemo
        Watkins - Joao Pedro - Haaland

        Turner - Jota - Shaw - Kabore

        I have 2 FT and my first choice was switching Watkins for Jackson and Trossard (as he's not playing) for probably Foden. Shaw's injury ruined my plans and now I want to sell him for Gvardiol and Trossard for Sterling as I want to at least double Chelsea for the next fixtures. Then obviously Gabriel moves to the bench and Josko jumps in to the first eleven.

        Thoughts?

      • nanxun
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Have Pickford - Turner for GKs.

        Moving Pickford out this GW, but for whom?

        A) Sanchez [have Chilly, too; will Chelsea buy another GK in the next week?]
        B) Flekken [have Henry, too]

        TiA

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Wouldn’t double Chelsea defence so from those two B

        2. Nitram
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          I've got Martinez as a primary for points, Turner as a backup for budget (who also starts)
          Consider a 5-10 position goalkeeper for a decent chance at points without breaking the bank? West Ham, Brighton, Newcastle maybe?

      • Feed tha Sheep
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Foden and Mitoma the best two mids to get this week? (Already have Mbeumo and Saka).

        1. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Tough call between Mitoma and March.
          Foden has the high upside but usual rotation risk.

      • Jdpz
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Who to buy
        a) Trippier
        b) Dias

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Trippier of the two. Dias ain't no points machine

      • dansmith1985
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Play Wissa or Mitoma?

      • Aster
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        My DF are : Dias - Botman-Shaw-Gabriel-Estupinan

        Should I do - 4 Shaw to Chill?

        Bottomed

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        https://twitter.com/NizaarKinsella/status/1695052074793226252

        Mikel Arteta says Gabriel Jesus is back to face Fulham: "Yes, I am really happy. It was a big blow after pre-season. He is looking really sharp and ready to go."

        Ready for tomorrow? "Yes, he is back. He is ready to go."

        From the start? "We'll see."

        1. JBG
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Lol that last sentence, we'll see. So glad I got rid

          1. Deulofail
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 15 hours ago

            You started the season with Jesus?

            1. JBG
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 15 hours ago

              Oh sorry... read that as Gabriel the CB

              1. Deulofail
                • 8 Years
                10 months, 15 hours ago

                Apology accepted

                1. JBG
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 15 hours ago

                  Thank you, was worried you wouldn't accept it.

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 8 Years
                    10 months, 15 hours ago

                    Sorry for causing your concern

      • Silecro
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Postecoglou:

        "Madders trained today unrestricted. We'll see how he holds up but at the moment he will be available.
        I think it was the incident when Romero got brought down, he had a shot and it was a block tackle. His ankle was a bit sore after that but medical team looked after him. There was no real push to have him available. It was down to him. People would have seen him in a moon boot but it was more precautionary. He has felt good and probably could have trained yesterday."

      • Firminooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Start one: Maddison or Pedro?

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Maddison a concern if they are taking precautionary measures, so I'd plump for Pedro

        2. Nitram
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 15 hours ago

          Madderz for me

      • imvs
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        is udogie nailed?
        currently have
        chillwell estu saliba drager shaw
        need to move shaw out
        should i go for udogie ?
        or are there better options?

      • JBG
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 15 hours ago

        Ten Hag confirms Rasmus Hojlund trained with the squad for the first time today. 'Not for tomorrow. He's very near to making the squad.' Mason Mount and Luke Shaw will be out for an undefined period, with the latter likely to be longer.

        https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1695051863190646901

        Hmmm.. was hoping we could see him on the bench at least and get some minutes.