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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. leocarter27
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Who should I sell for Son please?

    Plan is to not FH.

    A) Gordon
    B) Richarlison*

    Annoyingly 0.1 short of Hwang to Son.

    From a Konsa, Solanke, Hwang, Porro and Richarlison owner! Thanks!

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

      Apparently Richarlison is out for 3-4 weeks which includes the blank so I'd ditch him

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

      Sell the injured one

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

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

      What an odd question

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

    A) Senesi
    B) Doughty

    Not using FH29

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

      A

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

      I did B

      1. Belli2007
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Tricky... think A has better fixtures but both DGW in 28 and B plays in 29......A is also on 8 yellows so if he gets one this weekend then worried about missing 2nd match in 28

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

      Might play Taylor and reassess next week

  3. 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

      1. Belli2007
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        definitely 2

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

          thanks

  4. Valar(Keith)
    • 14 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Is senesi still the best bmouth defender even with a looming suspension? Is there anyone else worth getting from their defense?

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

      I remember when Costa had a looming suspension

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 14 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Haha.. i kept him through that entire period

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

        "Looming suspension"... Sniggers at the back

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

        Great memories. I had him for all his hauls while many people were't getting him due to 1 yellow away from a suspension which never came.

  5. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Start 2 of these please

    A. Cash
    B. Lamptey
    C. Estupinian
    D. Doughty

    Currently on A and B, Cheers and good luck

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

      AD

  6. Ballito
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Paul Tierney in charge of Forest vs Liverpool tomorrow! Guaranteed Forest win!

    • Flynny
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      What would you do here? Just used my ft on son. Plan to deadend into bgw29. V weak Defence and no cover.

      Dubravka (areola)
      Gabriel reguilon taylor (estu porro)
      Son saka foden gordon (richarlison)
      Haaland watkins solanke

      A.....estu to doughty - 4 . (Bench taylor)

      B....richarlison to bowen - 4 (bench solanke)

      C....both for - 8. Sets ne up v nicely for bgw29. Bench solanke

      D....no hit

    • JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Sweating on Solanke! Which of the following to do...

      A) Take a -4 and go Hwang to Douglas Luiz / Ross Barkley (makes it easier to get Salah back)
      B) Take a -4 and go Hwang to Son (more difficult to get Salah back)
      C) Risk Solanke not starting but avoid the hit (although bench is only Charlie Taylor and Estupinan!)

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

        Sir. Please do not sweat on the Solanke.

    • ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Seems like it's a Son love in here, but I like the look of Bowen and can get Son next week.

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

        I have both

        :-]

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

        Son's fixture next week is bad

    • Mizzzza
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Hwang and Trent to Son and Senesi (bench back up for Solanke), no other bench.
      -4

      Or Play Neto?

      So, basically -4 for Son over Neto and someone on the bench.

    • Catastrophe
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Diaz or Bowen? Thinking Diaz. Bowen had 6 blanks in a row prior to his hat-trick!

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

        (FH29)

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

        Guess when I sold him

    • boc610
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      "little chris horner sat in the corner s exting his career away"

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

        Something about a pageboy cap?

    • Valar(Keith)
      • 14 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Dubravka (Areola)
      Trippier Gabriel Doughty (Branthwaite Estupinan)
      Kdb Foden Palmer Saka (Garnacho)
      Haaland(c) Toney Solanke

      1 FT, 2.5 in the bank

      Gonna be doing all of the following transfers over the next few weeks. Which one do I prioritise for this week?

      A) Estu to Senesi
      B) Dubravka to Neto
      C) Kdb to Son
      D) Trippier to Saliba/White

      (All of the above frees up cash for Foden to Salah in GW 30/31 so will mostly be doing all of them)

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

      Hmm. My app just updated Pau to fit to play & Udogie to 75%. Interesting. Might hold off on Estupi > Doughty (-4),this week.

    • Definitely not sleeping
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Considering Solankes MRI results, bench one:

      A - Solanke
      B - Palmer
      C - D Luiz

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

        C

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

      Is kiwior too much of a risk?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Yes Zinchenko is back

      2. ididnt
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Hwang >
        A. Son
        B. Bowen
        C. D. Luiz

    • Sprinterdude
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Right starting 11?

      Areola
      Gabriel Saliba Bradley
      Son Luiz Foden Saka
      Watkins Haaland Solanke

      Bench - Dubravka, Richarlison, Moreno, Doughty

    • melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Play Garnacho or Colwill?

    • Forcella Boys
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Is Son a must get ? I have Jota & Richarlison but was looking at either ;

      A. Son & Luiz or
      B. Bowen & Kulusevski

    • WVA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      People keep suggesting benching Palmer, am I missing something?

      1. Mother Farke
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Madness. Brentford look a ahambles.

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

            I think people literally just look at player prices and think that represents the truth

          2. Belli2007
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Depends who else you have starting ahead of him.....

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

          I wouldn't

        • Scalper
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          With so many injuries, who are you playing instead??

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

            KDB Saka Foden Bowen
            Haaland Watkins Solanke

      2. La Roja
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        How’s she looking?

        Neto
        Gabriel Branthwaite Pau
        Saka Ødegaard Neto Son
        Solanke* Haaland(c) Watkins

        Sa AitNouri Garnacho Maguire*

        No hits and loads ITB

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

          What was your move? No KDB Foden or Pool attack?

          1. La Roja
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Sold salah for Son.

            Can’t have it all

      3. Cluckfuster
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I have a rule of never taking a point if I can field a starting XI.

        However, I now have Richarlison (out), Zinchenko and Gvardiol (50/50) and Darwin (75% chance of playing).

        Is now the time to take the hit or will any of those maybes play?

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

          Depends who you're getting and what your plans are

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I think Darwin and Zinchenko will get some minutes

      4. The Train Driver
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Could've afforded KDB, got Barkley instead. Am I crazy?

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

          I think I'm doing Haaland > Morris in GW28. I may have been drinking from the same water source

      5. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Estu to a Bournemouth defender or save ? Cheers.

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

          For free? Yeah

      6. haywooddiablo
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Want Son in my team for Hwang. Need to free up 1.2 mil. Need to do Trippier for Saliba/Senesi or Walker for Branthwaite or Taylor (needs to be a 4.2 defender or cheaper).

        Thoughts?

        1. kellamergh
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Senesi is on 8 yellow cards.
          Go for the other Bournemouth defender. Zabarnyi.

      7. The Mighty Hippo
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I need to bench one...

        a) Palmer
        b) Solanke

        1. kellamergh
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          B

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

        Anything worth a hit?
        I think I'll be FH in GW29. I can only get to 8 players without a hit.

        Leno
        Gabriel Doughty Branthwaite
        Saka Foden Odegaard Palmer Son
        Haaland Watkins

        Turner Solanke Porro Taylor

        1.5m itb

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

          GW29 - 8 players, no hit is alright I reckon

          1. kellamergh
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Would you stick to 8 players or take a hit or 2?

            You've got me thinking now.

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

              Depends on the players. You'd want Toney v Burnley, for example. I'm planning on a hit for 2 Luton players in GW28 - my thinking is the double makes up for it a bit. Probably a hit GW29 for Son & Toney. That would make 9 for me.

      9. Make United Great Again
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        47 point gap to claw back. In my experience it’s doable, but I need to start finding consistency in my ML.

        Anyone else chasing in their ML?

        1. kellamergh
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Me. I'm 23pts from top.

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

            Yep 44 off top

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Achievable

          2. Make United Great Again
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Right in the hunt.

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

          47 is doable with doubles, blanks and chips to play. Have a small lead in my work league. Other leagues (multi top 1k, etc), I'm not too fussed about. I'll just do my best, without stressing too much

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Yep still a lot to play for. ML leagues is all I care about tbf.

            Hope you smash that work league!

      10. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Looks like FH in GW29 it will have to be...I only have 3 currently playing that week 😀

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Same here

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

            I was trying to see if there was any way round it, but nothing that wouldn't end up much worse overall in terms of points and how much wreckage I would have to do to the team.

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

            Snap.

            Maybe I'm too old skool but I really don't see the issue in using FH in the week it was designed for.

            I guess it's dgw fever for most.

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

              Particularly this time as some of those players in GW29 are not ones you want around that GW...so it does make sense, depending on what your team looks like of course.

            2. Make United Great Again
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              With you on that. I have 3 players playing. I will FT for a full squad and capitalise.

              Then plan for the DGW (which we’ll have weeks to prepare for)

        2. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          One more than me!

      11. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Dubravka (Turner)
        Senesi Gabriel Pau* Taylor (Porro*)
        Saka Foden KDB Palmer (Hwang*)
        Watkins Haaland (Archer*)

        4 players currently flagged, already used FT. 2.6 ITB so not enough for Hwang > Son. 1.8m OR so chasing! Help!
        A) Hwang > Diaz / Bailey / DLuiz / Havertz? (WHO?!) -4
        B) Porro + Hwang > Bradley + Son for -8
        C) Archer > Muniz -4 (a random punt)
        D) Wildcard this week
        E) Do nothing more