Fixtures

Chips and transfer strategies to navigate the FPL Blank and Double Gameweeks

Fantasy Premier League managers should start formulating a plan in their minds for the upcoming Blank and Double Gameweeks.

These provide an excellent opportunity to make up lost ground or press home a mini-league or overall ranking advantage.

The best way to make the most of these altered Gameweeks is through the use of the FPL chips.

After discussing when the Blank and Double Gameweeks could fall earlier this week, we will discuss the best transfer and chip strategies in this article.

Using Chips to Navigate the Blank and Double Gameweeks

FPL managers may have to rethink an often-used chip tactic from previous seasons this time around.

It has been popular in previous campaigns to Wildcard in a single Gameweek between the Blanks caused by the FA Cup quarter-finals and the first big Double Gameweek. Then after that, use the Bench and Triple Captain chips in two big Double Gameweeks and Free Hit in the Blank Gameweek caused by the FA Cup semi-finals.

However, that strategy will not be possible this season as there won’t be a single Gameweek in which you can Wildcard between the Blanks caused by the FA Cup quarter-finals and the first big Double Gameweek, as these fall in Gameweek 31 and 32 respectively.

Gameweek 31 is likely to be the biggest Blank Gameweek of the season and many FPL managers will use their Free Hit then if they haven’t prepared for it. You’ll have plenty of time to come up with a plan to use your free transfers to prepare for Gameweek 31 and the Free Hit chip may be more useful in the subsequent Gameweeks.

Free Hitting in Double Gameweek 32 would allow you to focus on preparing for the Blanks in Gameweeks 31 and 33. This strategy will work particularly well if you were then to Wildcard in Gameweek 34 to set your team up to play your Bench Boost chip in Double Gameweek 35.

Free Hitting in Blank Gameweek 33 would allow you to focus on preparing your team for the Doubles in Gameweek 32 and 35. This strategy will work better if you can Wildcard in Double Gameweek 32 to get rid of your players who have just played in Gameweek 31 and replace them with players who will have at least one Double Gameweek.

Neither of these Free Hit strategies involves playing your Triple Captain chip in either of the two big Double Gameweeks. You would either Free Hit or Wildcard in Double Gameweek 32 and then Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 35.

That leaves the potential “extra” Double Gameweek as a perfect opportunity to play your Triple Captain chip if one team ends up with three fixture rearrangements this season.

I think an extra Double Gameweek (outside of Gameweek 32 or Gameweek 35) seems likely enough that it’s worth holding on to your Triple Captain chip for.

There have been at least three separate Double Gameweeks in each of the last nine seasons. There will be a third Double Gameweek this season if a team ticks at least three of these boxes:

  • They or their Gameweek 27 opponent reach the Carabao Cup final
  • They or their Gameweek 31 opponent reach the FA Cup quarter-finals
  • They or their Gameweeks 33 opponent reach the FA Cup semi-finals
  • They have a game postponed (and moved to another Gameweek) for another reason such as bad weather or traffic problems etc.

There will also be a third Double Gameweek if a Gameweek 27 Blank is brought forward to Gameweek 25 or 26.

All the Blanks fixtures will be confirmed by March 17th, which is a day after the Gameweek 31 deadline. The Double Gameweek 32 fixtures will be announced between February 19th and March 19th.

It makes sense to prepare for the Blanks in Gameweeks 27 and 31 using free transfers and then decide on a chip strategy during the international break after Gameweek 31. At that point, the Blank and Double Gameweek picture will be a lot clearer.

Trying to navigate this stretch of the season without the use of a Free Hit chip and your Wildcard will be difficult. Transfers that you make to prepare for a Blank Gameweek could directly lead to you having fewer players with two fixtures in a subsequent Double Gameweek and conversely, transfers that you make to prepare for a Double Gameweek could directly lead to you having fewer players with a fixture in a subsequent Blank Gameweek.

Remember, the teams who reach the FA Cup semi-finals won’t have a Premier League fixture in either Gameweek 31 or 33 and are very likely to play twice in both Gameweek 32 and 35. The teams who have a fixture in Gameweek 31 are unlikely to play twice in Gameweek 32 and the teams who have a fixture in Gameweek 33 are unlikely to play twice in Gameweek 35.

If you have already used your Wildcard, it still makes sense to Free Hit in Double Gameweek 32 or in Blank Gameweek 33 but another option might be to focus on bringing in players who Blank in Gameweek 31, then Free Hit in that Gameweek and you’ll be well set up for the Doubles in Gameweeks 32 and 35.

Using Free Transfers to Prepare for the Blank Gameweeks

Bringing in players who won’t Blank in either Gameweek 31 or 33 will give you more flexibility when you come to chose a chip strategy for dealing with Gameweeks 32 to 35.

Liverpool are currently the only team who we know definitely won’t Blank in either of these Gameweeks, but more teams will be added to this list after each round of the FA Cup.

Liverpool’s fixtures between now and Gameweek 31 are Crystal Palace (home), Leicester (home), West Ham (away), Bournemouth (home), Manchester United (away), Watford (home), Everton (away), Burnley (home) and Fulham (away). They then play Southampton away in Gameweek 33. Meanwhile, the other top six Premier Leagues sides will likely only have somewhere between seven to nine fixtures in those 10 Gameweeks.

Tripling up on Liverpool players by Gameweek 31 is an obvious move and bringing them in well in advance of Gameweek 31 makes sense given their upcoming fixtures.

Mohamed Salah (£13.4m) is the highest scoring player in the game and with five double-digit scores in his last seven Gameweeks, he’s fully justifying his price tag. He will certainly be one of the most popular captains of the season when Liverpool travel to Craven Cottage in Gameweek 31.

The question is whether you opt to double up on Liverpool’s defensive assets with Salah or just pick one of Liverpool’s back five and double up on their attack with Salah. He could be paired with either Sadio Mane (£9.5m), Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) or even Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.1m) who’s scored five goals in his last ten appearances and tends to only be benched against tougher opposition.

Liverpool players are obviously worth bringing in now, but other than that there’s no need to let the upcoming Blanks affect your transfer decisions this week.

We’ll receive more information about all the Blank Gameweeks in the week leading up to the Gameweek 24 deadline. You might want to use your free transfers between Gameweeks 24 and 27 to make sure you can get an active starting XI in Blank Gameweek 27 whilst also keeping an eye on how your team is looking for Gameweek 31.

Gameweek 26 would be a good time to save a free transfer as the Gameweek 31 Blanks will all be confirmed four or five days before the Gameweek 27 deadline. That will give you six free transfers before Gameweek 31 with full knowledge of which teams will Blank.

Spurs’ fixtures between Gameweeks 23 and 26 are very favourable with Fulham (away), Watford (home), Newcastle (home) and Leicester (home) their opponents. But after that, it has the potential to be less appealing. If they beat Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg and win their FA Cup fourth-round tie their schedule would be Blank, Chelsea (away), Arsenal (home), Southampton (away), Blank. Accordingly, Gameweek 27 could be a sensible time to sell your Spurs players.

If Burnley lose away to Man City in the FA Cup next Saturday, Leicester will be added to the list of teams who won’t have a Blank fixture this season. The Foxes have tough fixtures in the next four Gameweeks but in Gameweeks 27 to 31 they would face Crystal Palace (home), Brighton (home), Watford (away), Fulham (home) followed by Burnley (away) if the Clarets get knocked out of the cup. They will host Huddersfield in Blank Gameweek 33 so Gameweek 27 seems like it will be a good time to start bringing in Leicester players. Ricardo Pereira (£5.3) looks like their best Fantasy asset and has received plenty of attention on the site in recent weeks.

If you are one of the FPL managers who activated your Wildcard this week after hearing about Harry Kane (£12.5m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s (£5.2m) injuries, you should be aware that Everton and Man City plus either Spurs and Burnley or Chelsea and Brighton will Blank in Gameweek 27 and you’ll only have four free transfers to prepare for it.

You may be in the unfortunate position of not having your Free Hit chip or your second Wildcard available but it’s still important to come up with a plan for how you’ll approach the Blank and Double Gameweeks, and be prepared to take hits.

Make sure you go back and read Ben Crellin’s article from earlier this week on predicting when the Blank and Double Gameweeks are likely to fall. READ IT HERE.

When we know more about which teams will and won’t be affected by fixture changes, we will publish some more content.

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1,472 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gryffsonofarthur
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Kane to Aguero for a -4 hit?

    1. LeicesterNygaard
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Did that

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I'm quite a conservative player, so don't like to take hits.
        Also feel many FPL players taking hits this week so may be advantageous to hold.
        Back of my mind though is telling me aguero had a massive haul the last time City played Huddersfield!

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Nah. someone else maybe. Aguero uncertain to start

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Jesus played fulll minutes last time and will play in the cup. Think KUN will start this match.

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Not for me. Only 50/50 he starts the weekend and if he does he'll have limited min

  2. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    And now, for a WC draft team of a completely different (for me) kind...

    Alisson
    Robbo - Doherty - Digne
    Pogba - Salah (c) - Sane - Nasri
    Auba - Rashford - Jimmy

    Speroni, Camarasa, W-B, Connolly

    1.2 ITB

    1. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

      No to Nasri and Connelly.

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Why would you possibly say no to the 15th player on a team who will literally never be needed and costs 3.8M?

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Some blank gameweeks coming up. You'll need full playing squad.

        2. gryffsonofarthur
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Go Bednarek 3.9 instead if going cheap.

    2. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Brooks over Nasri

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I can actually get him instead of Camarasa.

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Camarasa best budget player. Guaranted starter, On set pieces, including pens.

    3. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I think Nasri is a good choice actually. Should be in the squad ahead of Snodgrass and will do well with Hernandez

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Timeshare Nasri Snodgrass

        1. tokara
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Nasri is class, a pure CAM

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Nasri is ruining your team imo

  3. sunnyh
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed! Really struggling with this dilemma. Was all for B but listening to the Scoutcast has me back on the fence about shipping Hazard...

    A) Kane + Rich --> Ings + Salah
    B) Kane + Rich + Hazard --> Rashford + Salah + Alli (-4)
    C) Kane + Kamara --> Rashford + Firmino

    Thanks for the help lads, much appreciated!

    1. mrpink32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C looks interesting

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C

  4. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    If I use any chip will it cancled my WC?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      you cant use a chip whilst on wc it doesnt leave you the choice

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

    G2g? Bench order right? Playing TAA?

    Fab
    TAA, Alonso,Robbo
    Sane,Salah (c), Martial, Hazard
    Jimenez, Rashford, Ings

    Button,- Doherty, Billing, AWB

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Nice team. Bench order is fine.

  6. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Alright, gotta ask this one more time because it's doing my head in...

    Bench 1 and why:

    A) Doherty (LEI) *own Patricio
    B) Holebas (BUR)
    C) Digne (sou)

    1. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Play all

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Not going to bench: Salah, Hazard, Pogba, Rich, Auba, Deeney, Rashford am I?

    2. Simmoo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Doherty because all have great fixtures and he has shown the least form recently, and you own Patricio.

    3. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      play all

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

  7. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Decisions made, bring on the games.

    Power midfield activated:

    Salah - Hazard - Pogba - Alli - Sterling

    1. Triple P
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Impressive, though I had a powermidfiel but you beat me.
      I've got Siggy instead of Alli. Wish I could afford that!

      1. Dacra
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        You probably have better elsewhere 😀

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Tasty

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I have same other than Fanderson to you Alli

    3. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I wonder how the rest of the team looks like 🙂

      1. Dacra
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Pat (Speroni)
        Robertson - Lindelof - Digne
        POWER MIDFIELD
        Rashford - Ings

        Bench: Niasse, Bennett, Bednarek

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Looks pretty good

          You win

        2. Triple P
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Team is not far from mine. Like my bench a bit more:

          Pat (Lossl)
          TAA - Shaw - Digne
          POWER MIDFIELD (with Siggy instead of Alli)
          Rashford - Jimenez

          Bench: Long, Duffy, AWB

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Don't like the Alli pick

  8. Triple P
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Advice much welcome:

    A) Play AWB (liv)
    B) Play Duffy (mun)
    C) Play TAA, who might cameo (CRY)
    D) Transfer out TAA for a hit (to who > budget 5.1?)

    Other defenders being Shaw, Digne and Patricio in goal.

    Cheers!

    1. subhojit123
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. The Stock
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A - 3 BPS even though he concedes 4

      1. Triple P
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I have Salah as captain, so it feels a bit wrong playing AWB somehow. And I feel Salah will grab the 3 BPS this time 😉

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C.

      I doubt TAA has a cameo if he’s not fit to start. No reason to risk him.

      1. Triple P
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        True that. I don't expect him to play at all though

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Taa is out up to 4 weeks according to reports

  9. subhojit123
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Facing captaincy dilemma. Whom would you captain from -
    1. Salah
    2. Sane
    3. Hazard
    4. Pogba

    I know Liverpool are at home, but palace defence is a hard one. Is it worth taking a punt over sane?

    1. Simmoo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Salah

    2. Triple P
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      1.

      Don't overthink it 🙂

      1. subhojit123
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Ok 🙂

    3. HAMMERTIME107
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Take a punt on Sane

  10. Pillson
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Rate me or slate me.
    Just wildcarded. This is my team.

    Alisson,
    Van Dijk, Robertson, Digne,
    Sterling, Alli, Pogba, Richarl,
    Auba, Rash, Jiminez,

    Speroni, WanB, Puncheon, 3.8

    My big gamble is triple liverpool defence over Salah, but I need to do something drastic.

    1. Simmoo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Given the news that Trent is back next game at the latest, you could have Trent instead of VVD, and then upgrade Puncheon to someone good?

      1. Pillson
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        decent shout, could gamble on nasri, who can be easily benched if performing badly. thanks

    2. Ghost Gooner
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Decent for a Salahless team but you know the risk for the next few gws. Who is your capt this gw btw?

      1. Pillson
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Pogba this week. Planning on Auba next week vs fulham

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Cardiff

    3. King Kun Ta
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      3 is too much i guess....rather have just one AND Mo

      1. Pillson
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I realise 3 is drastic. The trouble is that so many Im trying to catch have 1 or 2 pool defence and salah. My aim to to have more pool defenders than everyone else, and try always have a captain option who is appealing that week as salah. Could easily ruin my season but Id rather give it a go than settle for mediocrity

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Nice team but the Alli pick is putting me off.

  11. Awesomeness
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Need advice please xD

    A. Kane & Snodgrass -> Jimenez & Sterling/Sane
    B. Kane &Snodgrass -> Firmino & Alli/Eriksen
    C. Kane & Snodgrass -> Someone else?

    Thanks

    1. Triple P
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A and B both look good. What does your front 8 look like?

      1. Awesomeness
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Pogba Salah Fraser Snodgrass (Stephens)
        Aubameyang Rashford Kane

        2ft

        1. Triple P
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          I currently own Sterling and Jimenez. Both have some good fixtures coming up.
          Alli+Firmino also looks good, but that would mean no City coverage.

          So it's A if you ask me!

    2. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. Awesomeness
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks! A it is then 😀

  12. Gamer18
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Going into Week 2 of Last Man Standing who should I pick? Comment below
    Already picked:
    Burnley...

  13. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Firmino or Aubameyang??

    1. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Auba

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Oh it must be Aub..

  14. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Where can I find team results broken down by home and away in the members area?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      team stats - pick sub category - filter by home or away

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    TAA starting would be a blessing. If hes out I need Shane Long (dont ask) to start to get a full 11.

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Taa is 100% not playing. Been reported he's put from anything from 2 to 4 weeks.

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Klopp said he's close to being fit. Think his word is better than "reports"

        1. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          When he says he's close to being fit that tells me he's definitely not playing the weekend. I could be wrong but I'd like to money on Taa doesn't play.

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Does it seem strange to you that everyone suddenly thinks otherwise?

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Out#

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I think it's likely that Milner starts vs Palace with TAA maybe making the bench.

  16. BlzE_94
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone tempted to captain Sterling over Salah?

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Slightly....

    2. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah. But I'm probably not gonna do it. Even though I really should. It will either go very well or really horriblt wrong.

    3. ZTJ
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Salah vs Speroni..

  17. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 days ago

    who to bench this week?
    A, Ings
    or
    B, Brooks

  18. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    On WC:

    Which Pool defence double up:

    A) Robbo and TAA
    B) Alisson and Robbo

    If A then which GK up to 5.7:

    A) DDG
    B) Lloris
    C) Patricio
    D) Etheridge
    E) Other

    1. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      AB

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

  19. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Guess I'm sitting with 7m in the bank until next week now that TAA and Ings could play. Seems crazy to take a hit when you've got 14 potential starters with decent fixtures

  20. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Tricky decision here. AWB my only sure starting benchie. I was hoping to wait a week to find out if Spurs have a blank and if Son could be back for GW24 even.

    Do I do Son > Alli for free to ensure I avoid AWB and get a better option in the XI, bearing in mind it will take an extra transfer to get XI out in GW27 (on top of selling Digne probably as well), or else only have 10 that week? Or just roll the FT?

    Patricio
    Robertson TAA* Doherty Digne
    Sterling Sane Pogba Martial
    Aubameyang Rashford

    Hamer | AWB, Kamara, Son**

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Get Alli....at least replace Son

    2. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      If you really want Alli get him

  21. FPLGeezer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 days ago

    No city players. Which one?

    A) Richarlison > Sane -4

    B) Richarlison > Sterling -4

    1. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      B

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        B

  22. Sungshine
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Would it be silly to take a -4 to do

    Kane + Fraser > Firmino + Pogba?
    or
    Ideally I'd like Auba instead of Firmino but would need to swap out Anderson instead of Fraser.

    Thoughts would be appreciated thanks!

    Team is currently below. 1 FT 0.4 ITB

    Fab Hamer
    Robbo Digne Doherty Holebas AWB
    Salah Haz F. Anderson Fraser Camarasa
    Kane Rashford Jimenez

    1. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      If you dont wont Firm dont get him in

      1. Sungshine
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks

        Prefer Auba over Firmino but worried about Auba's tough immediate fixtures.

        1. NestorC
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Only City could be bad for him, this week there should be goals on both sides

  23. NestorC
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Is it better to get

    A) Jimenez and get Sterling next week

    B) Auba and keep Rich

    Cheers

    1. Sungshine
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Tough call but think I prefer A with Arsenal having Chelsea and City in next 3

  24. Tommyg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Who's taken a hit this week?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Not me for a change

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      May be easier to ask who hasn't

  25. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Diop > Trippier - 4?

    Def is VVD Shaw TAA Diop Peltier

  26. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Flag question.

    Doesn't a players price get protected once a red flag is removed? Or does orange count the same?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Protection only happens when they go from red flag to no flag (0 to 100)

  27. ZTJ
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Guaita (Speroni)
    Trent Robbo Digne (Bennett, Bednarek)
    Hazard Sane Salah (C) Rich (McNeil)
    Rashford Aubameyang Barnes

    0.3m, 1 FT. Guaita to a 4.5m?

    1. ZTJ
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Or play Speroni

  28. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    This is it guys, and I mean it, pens down, logging off FPL site now until after deadline!
    Made a stupid error* messing around with my team that I can't reverse, but alas, perhaps its a sign. Here she is in all her glory (or not):

    Alisson
    Robertson / Digne / Trippier / TAA
    Sterling / Eriksen / Pogba / Hazard / Sane
    Rashford
    (Speroni, Rondon, WBA, Colin)
    0.1

    (*error was switching out VVD + Shaw to TAA + Trippier to see how it looks, only then to realise that I couldn't reverse it due to being 0.1 short due to Virgil's price rise today - hoping that I don't make RWTS for the wrong reasons this GW!)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Good luck !!

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Did you always own TAA and Haz?

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Oh i see you owned Haz.

        I'd put a holder in place of TAA incase he drops 0.1 tonight, personally.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Good idea mate, cheers, yeah owned Hazard since GW3 but a new TAA owner!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            Pereira in, in case of the drop!

  29. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    a) Kun in for free
    b) City mid in for a hit

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Which mid?

      Anybody other than sterling wouldn't be worth it.

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        could be Sterling - bench risk for me is something like Kun 50% Sterling 30% Sane 10% so would rather either go Sane or Kun.

      2. KingZZ
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Not even Sane? I actually think Sane is a better choice than Sterling.

    2. Retro
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Personally the only City set up I would want is Sane and Sterling combined to offset the chance of one being rested. Any one of the three could go crazy but I'm reluctant to get one on their own.

  30. philm33
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Current rank 458k (shocking, worst season I've had). Captain pick?

    Salah
    Haz
    Pogba
    Rash
    Auba

    1. Triple P
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Salah