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. jaywills
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    in light of the TAA news,
    is it worth doing a -4 for kane out to Firmino/Auba.
    If i make the transfer I will need to bench TAA.

    So is it worth the gamble that he plays?!

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      No keep then

      1. jaywills
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        So roll the transfer?

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

    Wildcard Version 54324

    Lloris
    Robbo, TAA, Digne
    Salah, Haz, Sterling, Pogba
    Llorente, Jimenez, Rashford

    Speroni, Doherty, Puncheon, AWB 0.4 ITB

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Looks great, I hope the Llorente punt works out for you

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

        Cheers. Hoping TAA and Haz drop 0.1m each tonight, to give me an extra few quid ITB.

        I think if Llorente turns out to be a fraud, I have enough cover with the TAA news.

        And tomorrow if TAA doesn't play, then I'm more than happy for Doherty to come in.

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Lol Llorente.

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

        Can have Fraser and 4.4 striker or Llorente and Puncheon.

        What would you prefer?

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 2 days ago

          Fraser option and bring Spurs midfielder like Alli or Moura but not Llorente. He may start vs Fulham but i still think Poche prefer Moura or Alli as false 9 and Son when he come back for 3 games..

  3. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    I think I've settled on my WC - what do you guys think?
    Patricio (Speroni)
    Robertson Digne Shaw (AWB Bednarek)
    Salah Hazard Sané Pogba Alli
    Rashford Jimenez (Niasse)

    (Shaw could become TAA again in the coming weeks)

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Woooow, Kun Aguero will ruin your WC 🙂

      1. TONY123
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        He's just one player who was frustrating to own after GW2 this season - too much money for someone I'd never captain again

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      One of the best WC teams I have seen this week, good luck

      1. TONY123
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers

  4. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Klopp mentions it will be "close for tomorrow" to see if TAA will be ready. Good news for owners, as this reduces fears that he would be looking at a long time on the sidelines.

    https://twitter.com/JamesPearceEcho/status/1086255557034602497?s=19

    Arnautovic is out of the squad for the Bournemouth game, following the potential collapse of his transfer to China according to the ever 'reliable' Mirror and Daily Mail

    https://twitter.com/LeeClayton_/status/1086254491014516736?s=19

    However, some sources suggest that whilst he will miss out at the weekend, his transfer to China is still on.

    https://twitter.com/talkSPORT/status/1086237256720023552?s=19

    ITK sources suggest the latter.

    https://twitter.com/ExWHUemployee/status/1086256202785411072?s=19

    Benjamin Mendy is close to a return, earlier than expected. It has been reported that he has now returned to training, but this weekend will come too soon for him.

    https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/1086258646076583936?s=19

    Sissoko is also looking at a faster return to play than expected, with it appearing he will only miss 2 weeks. Dier is fit.

    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1086260270270464001?s=19

    Moura, a potential forward whilst Kane is out, has begun on-field rehabilitation following his recent injury.

    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1086260683627470848?s=19

    Guaita and Hennessy both confirmed out for this week's game. Speroni will be handed the starting spot Vs Liverpool

    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1086252844808835073?s=19

    Howe and Bournemouth will make a late decision on Wilson's fitness, with him only training on grass once this week.

    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1086212451799056384?s=19

    In a shocking turn of events, Pep offered zero insight on who will start upfront, and was vague as always.

    https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/1086259714806214657?s=19

    Camarasa is another name with a late fitness test, but Warnock has offered encouragement to owners

    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1086239056932061184?s=19
    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1086218768542515207?s=19

    Any interesting bits I've missed? Hopefully covered most of today's whirlwind of pressers with sources.

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Hulk this - nice round up 🙂

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Nice roundup

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        thanks a lot !

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Nice roundup

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      That's really useful, great work mate.

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Lovely, need more of this, cheers!

    6. Athletico Timbo
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks

  5. Samwise
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Fabianski

    Digne, Bennett, Robertson,

    Felipe Anderson,Hazard, Salah, Pogba, Richarlison

    Rashford, Agüero

    Hamer Cédric, Kamara, Wan-Bissaka, (0.6 m in the bank)

    Any changes needed? or should i roll the FT

    1. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      One of the best squads on here.

      1. Samwise
        8 months, 2 days ago

        thanks

  6. Lalrota
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Kun(C) anyone?

    1. Samwise
      8 months, 2 days ago

      i want to see him start first... then i would, too risky otherwise. I would risk him only getting 1 point, but not captain

    2. Goonerly
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Got him as VC at the moment, considering (C)

    3. TKFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Only if you haven’t got Salah and you need to take a risk to gain ranking

  7. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Someone out there has brought in TAA at the weekend, transferred him out during the week and is reaching for the bottle just about now.

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Jafooli

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        Yup......raging

    2. Sleep Talk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      *raises hand..

  8. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Why didn’t KDB start against Wolves? Sorry guys I’ve been away

    1. Balotellitubbies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Because Pep

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Pep is super cautious when he reintroduces players back from injury. I'd imagine he'll start this or the next and cement a spot. I'll be wild-carding shortly after.

  9. fr3d
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Palace masterclass and CS this weekend 😮

    1. Elsteveio
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      No chance, TC Salah locked in!

  10. Pierce34
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Lucas Moura doing on-field rehab presumably means he's out?

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Half of FFS are heading to rehab by the sounds of it.

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Yep thats the way I interpreted it.

  11. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 2 days ago

    FPL towers deserve prison for flagging TAA without waiting confirmation from the club.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      THIS

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 2 days ago

        I take hit to bring VVD instead him and gameweek before i downgrade Robbo with TAA so i can afford Salah this GW. Lol to me.

  12. AuFeld
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Do you think Guaita is set to return to the pitch soon (GW 24) since CRY has yet to sign another GK?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Here's hoping. Have him and...Button.Gulp!

  13. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Shaw has made 0 crosses in his last 4 matches. That's crazy.

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      He looks shackled.

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      He just isn’t as attacking as one would think. Also a yellow card magnet. Lindelof best option from MUN

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        Just wanted to ask that if Lindelof is better option...

      2. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        Agreed.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Martial stays wide. The RB is the one that pushes forward whilst Lingard/RW will tuck inside giving them a 3241 when in attack. Shaw has little licence to go forward may aswell go Lindelof

    4. Elsteveio
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Still gets bonus points and is cheap

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Solskjaer also played with his fullbacks high up on the pitch in Molde but it rarely paid off in terms of FPL points. It´s more of a tactic to stretch teams so to make more space in between the lines. Haugen who is one of the better left backs in Eliteserien and takes a lot of free kicks and reminds a little of Digne got 2 goals 4 assists in 25 matches. One direct freekick, one long shot and the assists came from corners/set pieces bar one from open play.

  14. JuulKrapuul
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Still got Kane & TAA. 0.8 ITB & 2 FT:

    Fabianski - Hamer
    Robertson - TAA - Alonso - Digne - Doherty
    Salah - Pogba - Martial - Richarlison - Camarasa
    Kane - Rashford - Jiminez

    A) Kane + Richarlison --> Aguero + Alli
    B) Kane --> Aguero & save the money
    C) Kane --> Aubemeyang & save the money
    D) Take Kane & TAA out

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Would sell Kane, but can't decide who for (I still have him red flagged)

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 2 days ago

        I like A but my brain say C.

  15. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Lindelof better option then ?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      * reply failed to bubz

  16. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Fabs -> Guaita, 15 mins before deadline.

    Alonso, Kamara -> TAA, Rashford (-4) done at Sunday.

    With Kane injured too, almost hit wc button, crazy...

  17. Balotellitubbies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Start TAA or Digne?

    1. simong1
      8 months, 2 days ago

      TAA - Digne wil lcome in anyway if TAA doesn't play

      1. Balotellitubbies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        I guess, only fear is that TAA comes in (or starts and comes off)

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 2 days ago

          Nah either he starts or gets rested, doesn't make any sense to include him on the bench tbh

  18. simong1
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Bottomed, sorry

    Reckon it's worth taking a -4 to replace Wilson with Aguero? (already have Rashford and Jimenez)

    1. Balotellitubbies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      You know the risk. If you wait one week you can reasses and possibly get Auba instead?

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Bring Auba

  19. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Do I play TAA and bench

    A) Ings
    B) Doherty

    Just for the fact that TAA maybe could start or do I just keep him on my bench?

    1. Elsteveio
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Start TAA and have Ings 1st on the bench IMO

  20. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts? WC team

    Lloris
    Robertson VVD TAA Shaw Bednarek
    Sterling KDB Pogba Lamela Puncheon
    Aguero Rashford Ings
    2.5 itb

    Any suggestion else than salah?

    1. Samwise
      8 months, 2 days ago

      not great

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      not my cup of tea.
      Sorry.

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

      Yes, get Salah

    4. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      So basically if Liverpool concede 1 goal and City don't score at least 3 goals, you will have a big fat red arrow

  21. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    With TAA now in contention to start this weekend.... Who should i bench from this lot??

    Doherty/ Digne/ Robbo
    Pogba/ Hazard/ Salah/ Sane/ Richarlison
    Jimenez/ Rashford

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Jim

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Rich

  22. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Already used FT. Do I need to take a hit?

    Fabianski
    Robbo, Doherty, Digne
    Salah, Hazard, Pogba, Richarlison, Anderson
    Rashford, Jimmy

    Button; Bednarek, Kamara, AWB

    5.1m itb

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Nope G2g

  23. J to the T
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Play one of:
    1) Luiz away to arsenal. Probably no clean sheet. Some attacking potential
    2) Jiménez home to Leicester. Might sneak a goal.

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 2 days ago

      2

  24. Who Am I?
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Worth keeping Lucas M?

  25. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Makes sense to keep TAA. If not this wk he will be back soon.

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      That horse has bolted for most

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        ...now that you mention horse....

  26. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    a) Kun +4
    b) Firmino
    c) Rich

  27. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Mendy, Son, Alexis, Lukaku, Arnautovic in draft.
    Which ones should I keep?

    1. OzPac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Mendy is back soon, son will only miss a max of 3 games with Asian cup, the other 3 may not be seen again!

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Keep Son.

  28. MJM
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Do we think that Lamela is nailed until Son gets back or would Shaqiri be a better option?

  29. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Eriksen or Alli?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      alli, more offensive

    2. rnrd
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      close call.
      I prefere Eriksen but I think he might be rested at some point. Spirs calendar is quite congested for the next 3/4weeks.
      I'd wait a week a maybe go for a Moura punt until son is back

  30. OzPac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Am I mad to avoid to keep 12.5 Kane on the bench until next week to avoid a -4? My replacement would be Auba (reasons below) and if I got him in this week Auba would replace first sub Jimenez at home to Leicester. Is Auba likely to get 2 more attacking returns than Jimenez against one of the leagues best defences in Chelsea to justify the -4? But 12.5 million on a non-playing bench player feels all kinds of wrong!

    Why Aubameyang:
    Rashford: Already have
    Firmino: Already have 3 Liverpool
    Aguero: Worried about away form + rotation
    Aubameyang: Highest scoring fwd in the game, nailed, good stats, the only downside is playing 2 of top 6 in next 3

    1. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      It sounds weird to keep 12,5 in the bench but in your case it could be a good decision. Jimenez+4 over Auba for this week.