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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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482 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eze Really?
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    So many questions on here that are dealing with minute margins. More so I feel than in previous weeks. Surely a time to go with your gut and not rely on answers here.

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Maybe people know more about the relative risks and factors than others. For example, fans of other clubs and people with more time spent consuming news and opinions.

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

        I hear you but it just seems questions are a lot more 50/50 recently. It might be because of FPL pricing too low.

    2. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      People like to have an excuse when things fail

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Good for my mental health to take credit for wins and blame others for losses in a game that is very unpredictable 🙂

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

          Funny how "mental health" has become an in phrase recently. Caveat, narrative, and a few others have become common place too. Not saying mental health should be taken lightly though.

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

        Yeah. "I failed only because I was a sheep and not a shepherd"

    3. The Biscuitmen
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Bench Henry or Udogie 🙂

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

        BIG SMILE TO THAT ONE!

  2. Deulofail
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Good to go? Any switcheroos?

    Turner(mun)
    Chilwell Gusto Gvardiol
    Saka Odegaard(v) | Jota Diaz (new) | Maddison* (bou)
    Haaland(c) Pedro(WHU)

    Areola(bha) | Awoniyi(mun), Disasi(LUT), Baldock*

    1FT. 2.2 ITB

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

      I might consider Jota or Diaz; not both?

    2. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      I have Jota and Diaz, parked Jota on the bench. No Shaw for Man Utd, Awoniyi instead of 1 of your Pool mids?
      In my head im thinking 2.1 Newcastle, but can also see Forest getting a goal

  3. JBG
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Not interested in Pedro to Jackson?

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

      Fail... meant to be above.

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Would need to take a hit if this week as I have 3 Chelsea already. Good reason to wait and assess Chelsea attack further

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

          Tripe Che def... ballsy.

        2. PartyTime
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 3 days ago

          Captain Saka, start Areola & gtg

      2. Firminooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 3 days ago

        Pedro on pens vs West H could go big.

  4. liverbear
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Can Shaw drop in price when flagged?

    1. Bevan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

  5. imvs
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 3 days 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?

  6. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Is Zinchenko ready to start?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Hope so

  7. Pukki Party
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    On WC

    A) Foden, Pedro
    B) Mbeumo, Alvarez

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

      B out of those tbh, with the fixtures they have.

    2. MHG
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      prefer B too - Pedro is a big sell currently

  8. Now I'm Panicking
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    https://twitter.com/ScobeyBryant36/status/1692877286994030911

    FFS becoming a laughing stock, even on FPL Twitter

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Hardly - he's a no-mark with fewer followers than me!

  9. imvs
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    henry or udogie for shaw?(-4)
    or anybody else?

    1. MHG
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Henry or Gusto maybe

  10. MHG
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Looking to bring in Gusto for Baldock on a free to have a player on bench but the who to bench?
    1. Gusto (have Chilwell)
    2. Maddison
    3. Eze
    4. Roll Transfer and stick with Baldock

    Thanks

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Probably 4 unless you are burning a transfer

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Afternoon all.
    2FTs, 0.5itb. James >>

    A. Dias
    B. Gvardiol
    C Colwill
    D. Gusto

    Onana

    Gabriel, Estupinan, Chilwell

    Foden, Saka (v), Rashford, Bruno, Martinelli
    
Haaland (c), Pedro
    

Subs; Turner, James, Baldock, Archer

    1. sk018
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      I like Colwill but will be Chelsea heavy. Dias seems sensible for that team

  12. sk018
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Bruno Fernandes (NFO H)
    B) Mitoma (WHU H)
    C) Wissa (Cry H)

  13. jdowling007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Looking for advice on last minute decision. I have Pedro plus 0.5 in the bank with one free transfer. Should I keep and hope he starts, or pivot to another 6.0 or less forward? Unfortunately I can’t “afford” Wissa. Rest of starters -> Onana, Chilwell, Estup, Colwill, Salah, Saka, Rashford, Mbeumo, Eze, Haaland (C). Bench Tarkowski, Baldock, Mubama

    1. Hurnt
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      Obviously go back in time and get wissa at 6.0

  14. Lukakuna
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    BENCH ONE:

    A) Gabriel
    B) Pinnock

  15. ⓙⓚⓙⓚ
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    And we're off!

  16. Andy_Social
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    So no last-minutes shenanigans this deadline. A rare normal.

    1. lugs
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 3 days ago

      good, otherwise we'd be hearing incessant whining for the rest of the week

  17. FPL Blow-In
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 3 days ago

    Made my transfers on Tuesday, set up my team and had no major areas of concern or late changes. Feels good.

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Kinda same, but I've been fretting over ditching Pedro before the Enciso news. I've swung from deep regret to half convincing myself losing him for Jackson was still the right move.

      1. FPL Blow-In
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Fixtures can breed form. I’d back Jackson to do something this week but have not been convinced by Chelsea. I thought after gw1 game against Liverpool they were back but last gw was concerning.