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

With Gameweek 27 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 transfers, team selection, chip strategy 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. RMT SURGERY WITH TOM
  2. Well you know, Triffic
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    More A&E than Surgery today.

  3. Bruno Commando
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Only have Areola, Porro, Son and Watkins who are playing in GW29. Can only get to 6 players with my FTs in GW28 and 29. Looks like I have to do FH29 or WC28?? Any preference which one is better?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I'd play 6 or 7 in gw29.

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Don't mind taking 2 point hits to bring me up to 8 players, not sure if anything more is worth it...

        Anyone considering a WC28 to set up DGW28 + BGW 29? Then FH and BB can be used in the 2 big DGWs...

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I plan to play 7

      1. Rojo's Modern Life
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Season suicide imo

        Every FH and wildcard has an instant 8pt headstart on you

      2. Bruno Commando
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks M! Not too sure if that is feasible! Big headache for BGW29!

    3. Roshen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I'm considering playing 6 players, since I really hate how my FH draft looks with Morris, Doughty, Reguilon and Bailey

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks R. I see other options like WC28 to prep for BGW29 but not sure if it's good to do that...

  4. mr_jones
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Havertz/Van de Ven for Sarabia/Estu for a hit?

  5. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Lost now with the latest injuries. Any help appreciated.

    Leno
    Gabriel, Aké, Branthwaite
    Salah*, Saka, Foden, Richarlison*, Palmer
    Haaland, Watkins

    Areola, Adebayo*, Robinson, Estupiñán

    A. Salah to Son, Richarlison to Bowen (- 4)
    B. Richarlison to Douglas Luiz
    C. Salah to Son
    D. Something else?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A looks nice

  6. Boss Hogg
    • 14 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I just saw a clip from Navalny's funeral in Moscow.
    Someone's phone going off while a guy plays the Terminator 2 theme music on a trumpet.
    Weird.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      We really need it to be Putin's funeral soon enough.

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        One imagines there is someone equally awful waiting in the wings to continue his work.

        Equally awful or worse.....

    2. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Was his favourite film...also played My Way...

  7. Atwood
    • 14 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Need to wildcard. So badly prepared for GW29 and also have a ton of deadwood/injuries.

    Thoughts on this first draft? I know Richarlison is injured but figure he'll be ok for 29.

    Neto - Flekken
    Saliba - Udogie - Doughty - Konsa - Taylor
    Saka - Palmer - Son - Richarlison - Foden
    Haaland - Solanke - Watkins

    1. theplayer
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Why not just FH in 29 like most people are doing?

      1. Atwood
        • 14 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Mainly because my team for this current game week is dreadful.

        I have the likes of KDB, Hwang, Darwin, Estupinan and I'm missing Watkins, Foden, Son etc

        1. theplayer
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          KDB dreadful? He literally just assisted Haaland 4 times in 1 game on Tuesday

          1. Atwood
            • 14 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            His minutes midweek mean he not even start this time

            1. theplayer
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              That means nothing. Don't take that as meaning he won't start on Sunday. It's 5 days between games and after a performance like that I'd be very surprised if he doesn't start

    2. WVA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      People are wildcarding to my team which has been terrible for the past 6 weeks lol enjoy your red arrows

      1. Atwood
        • 14 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Who are the weak links in that team? Seems pretty solid.

  8. Bishopool
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    What would u do?

    a) Hwang -> Bailey (play Mateta)
    b) Rich -> Son (play Mateta)
    c) both for -4pts and bench Mateta

    1. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Probably both and I'm usually averse to hits

  9. Frank Henderson
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Bench one

    A) Douglas Luiz
    B) Gross
    C) Solanke

    1. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      C) doubt he starts

      1. _Freddo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 14 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        He’ll start, his MRI was fine, it was blatantly a cup rest that backfired and they have to make it look convincing.

        Manager said he’s training today and the player will decide, think it’s fair to say he’s going to play

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A. If you have Solanke, it's more of a risk not to play him against Burnley, imo

    3. S_leedif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A) Luton allow so much chances from centre/set pieces. Good to have Luiz in.
      B) Tough game for Brighton, so many players out – and thinking of Roma? Even heard rumours of resting players, such as Gross...
      C) Trained without trouble yesterday.

  10. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    So much planning to get 11 players out for last week and now im down to 9 for this week. Stupid game

  11. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Start Pau, Botman or Van Hecke?
    What bench order for the two not starting?
    Thanks and cheers

    1. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Botman, Pau, VH

  12. King Kun Ta
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    To do Hwang -> Bowen I need to do….

    A Estu -> Senesi
    B KDB -> Son

    Ta lads!

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A don’t like selling KDB this gameweek.

    2. _Freddo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Just done A myself, couldn’t bring myself to do B, he could cause carnage this week.

  13. Ian Davis
    • 14 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Richarlison out for?

    A) Bowen
    B) Odegard
    C) Diaz
    D) Maddison

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      a

  14. Shark Team
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Who scores more:
    A) Barkley (AVL, cry, bou, NFO)
    B) D. Luiz (lut, TOT, whu)
    C) Palmer (bre, NEW)

    1. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A, B, C
      14, 12, 10

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Well, I think B and C are your best bets for this gameweek.
      Then A for 28 and 29.

  15. _Freddo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I’ve just taken a -4 to take Estupinian out for Senesi who is on 8 YCs, it’s one of those where I regretted it as soon as I confirmed it.

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I think I'm gonna do the same. All he has to do is avoid 2 consecutive yellows over his next two matches and he has served the purpose we're buying him - for the double

  16. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Team in shambles and rank dropping, please help me with moves!

    Dubravka
    Gabriel, Trippier, Reguillon
    Gordon, KDB, Garnacho, Palmer
    Haaland, Watkins, Alvarez

    Bench: Areola, Salah, Maguire, Kabore

    1.3 mill in the bank, 1 FT, FH GW 29

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Salah to Son and bench Garnacho

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers, also considering Saka

  17. agueroooooney
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Sell Richarlison now for Son? Could keep and bench till GW29 but looks like he's not even guaranteed to be back for the blank

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Easy swap imo

    2. Pegboy
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Diagnosis was 3-4 weeks, wasn't it? GW29 is on two weeks. I'm selling.

      1. agueroooooney
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Just saw: minimum of 2 weeks. Thanks

      2. NobodyF*cksWithTheJesus
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        2-3 I think ange said. I'm stuck with a few other injuries so prob keeping Rich for now and hoping he's back

  18. quayle99
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Neto or Gordon?

  19. SomeoneKnows
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    What would you do with a FT?

    A) Lascelles > Senesi (bur)
    B) Roll and play Doughty (AVL)
    C) Roll and play Van Hecke (ful)

    No other issues that require attention in my team and I plan to FH29

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. quayle99
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A - its a nice fixture this week and id be getting senesi next gw anyway

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      b

  20. WVA
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Would you do either move for free?

    KDB to Son
    Hwang to Bowen

    Areola
    Trippier Gabriel Udogie
    KDB Saka Foden Palmer
    Haaland Watkins Solanke
    Turner Hwang Doughty Taylor

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Only the latter

    2. Mozumbus
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Hwang to bowen

      1. WVA
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        And bench......?

        1. Mozumbus
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Palmer

    3. WVA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Then who would you bench?

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Same dilemma…thinking Palmer

  21. Nespinha
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Play one, transfer our one for Son:

    A) Doughty
    B) Konsa
    C) Estupinan

    1) Richy
    2) Hwang

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      a1

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Agree

  22. ajdmed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hi Tom. Have 2ft and dont know What to do. This is my team:

    Areola
    Gabriel - Regs - Doughty
    Saka - kdb - Foden - Gordon
    Watkins - Haaland - Solanke
    Bench: Dubravka - Rich - Porro - Taylor

  23. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Play Darwin (nfo) or Gross (ful)?

  24. Out now
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Bench one

    a) Luiz
    b) Palmer
    c) Toney

    1. agueroooooney
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Similar for me, thinking Luiz (Bailey for me)

  25. Boss Hogg
    • 14 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    If I'm wildcarding in gw30, there is probably no point in free hitting in gw29 right?
    Instead I would take 4 point hits to bring in enough players, knowing that they should get at least 4 points in the dgw.
    I probably won't bother with defenders tbh, except Doughty because I already have him.
    Does that sound like a decent plan?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      If you can 11 (even less is fine imo) out for a -4 i would save the FH

    2. Debauchy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yep , I'm likely doing the same or perhaps WC 31

  26. R.C
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    will Udogie start?

    1. Pegboy
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Seems likely. He's been training for a few days.

  27. quayle99
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Bench one of each

    A. A.Nouri
    B. Walker

    1. Neto
    2. Gordon

  28. King Kun Ta
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Bench Palmer, Foden or Solanke? Ta!

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Solanke

  29. TM44
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hi all, GTG here or any changes needed to starting 11/bench?

    Kelleher

    Gabriel branthwaite van hecke

    Son saka foden palmer

    Solanke haaland Watkins

    Bench: garnacho, doughty, ait-nouri

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      GTG! Somehow I have the exact same bench - who's chances do you prefer out of Garnacho and Doughty?

      1. TM44
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Probably garnacho slightly just because he is in the attacking position and luton are very likely to concede but I'm pretty 50/50 between the two

        1. The Iceman
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Hmm, yes I think I agree.

  30. Ha.
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    1. Dalot > Senesi (bench Dawson, play Isak)
    2. Jota > Son (Salah placeholder, play Dawson, bench Isak)

    1. The Iceman
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      2