Opinion

Should I play my Free Hit chip in FPL Blank Gameweek 31?

The second and biggest Blank Gameweek of the season takes place this weekend.

Ten teams are without a Premier League fixture due to the clash with the FA Cup quarter-finals, meaning we have just five top-flight matches to choose from as we assemble our Fantasy teams ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

The five fixtures still going ahead are:

While there will be plenty of Fantasy managers who decided on their strategy for Gameweek 31 and beyond some time ago, there are still those amongst us who will be pondering whether to activate our Free Hit chip this weekend.

There may even be a percentage of FPL bosses who a while back decided to use their Free Hit chip in Gameweek 31 (or left themselves open to the possibility) who are now having second thoughts – perhaps if they have, say, five or more active players already or if they are questioning the appeal of the unaffected fixtures.

Certainly, the volume of requests for help in our Comments section and on Google suggests there is still a degree of uncertainty among some members of the Fantasy community.

How Fantasy Football Scout users are approaching Gameweek 31

Last week we ran two specific polls on Gameweek 31, asking Fantasy Football Scout users first for how many players they plan to field this weekend and secondly for how many points they’d be willing to sacrifice in FPL hits if they are instead planning to Free Hit in Gameweek 32.

The results as of March 11 are as follows:


Almost one-third (32.05%) of Fantasy managers polled planned to field nine or fewer active players in Blank Gameweek 31.

Over one-third (37.97%) aim to have a full starting XI with a league fixture (possibly with the use of the Free Hit chip), while just under 30% hope to have ten players in action.

Among those managers who still have the Free Hit chip and who are planning on instead using it in the as-yet-to-be-fully-announced Double Gameweek 32, over 70% will be taking at least a -4 hit.

A not insignificant 28.72% plan to take a hit of -8 or worse, meanwhile.

How the top 10,000 FPL managers currently shape up ahead of Gameweek 31

On Saturday we ran our regular top 10k metrics article, which uses data mined from Ragabolly’s site.

After a bit of number crunching, we now know that, as of the Gameweek 30 deadline, the top 10,000 Fantasy managers in the world had an average of 7.77 “active” players in their squads for Blank Gameweek 31.

By active, we mean Fantasy assets whose clubs have a fixture in Gameweek 31 – what that figure doesn’t show is any flagged FPL players (be it through injury, suspension or Aboubakar Kamara-type unavailability), non-playing bench fodder or incidences of two goalkeepers being selected from the same club.

Those variables will likely lower the current average to nearer the 7.00 mark, pre-Gameweek 31 transfers.

A team-by-team breakdown of the ten clubs in action this weekend reads as follows:

TeamAvg no. of players in top 10k squads
Bournemouth0.68
Burnley0.23
Chelsea0.79
Everton0.37
Fulham0.07
Huddersfield Town0.30
Leicester City0.87
Liverpool2.71
Newcastle United0.58
West Ham United1.17

Many Fantasy managers in this sample of the world’s leading 10,000 managers already have a triple-up on Liverpool, with West Ham, Leicester, Chelsea and Bournemouth some distance behind as the next-most-popular clubs who have a fixture in Gameweek 31.

Free Hit in Gameweek 31 as part of a wider strategy

Three weeks ago we outlined the pros and cons of three different chip strategies that Fantasy managers may decide to use going into the blanks and doubles ahead.

Strategy 3 in the linked article incorporated using the Free Hit chip in Blank Gameweek 31 as part of a wider approach.

We’d certainly urge anyone thinking of that strategy (or something similar) to look at the advantages and disadvantages of the different scenarios – not that those approaches are the only ones.

Many of the pros and cons in that piece are still valid but an additional downside to the “building for Double Gameweek 32” strategy is that we won’t know the exact details of that Gameweek until the rearranged fixtures are announced some time after the FA Cup semi-final draw has been made (next Monday at the earliest).

Final Thoughts

As ever, there isn’t a definitive answer to a question such as this.

Opinions on strategies are subjective and completely dependent on an individual’s Fantasy squad.

FPL bosses probably need to ask themselves a number of initial questions going into this weekend:

  • How many players could I get out using free transfers or perhaps by taking a points hit?
  • Do I still have my other chips available?
  • What is my wider approach to the season run-in beyond Gameweek 31, including how do I tackle Gameweek 33 when many of the same clubs will blank again?
  • Do I think the players I can draft in on a Free Hit in Gameweek 31 are worth building a team around and sacrificing a chip for?

Fantasy managers perhaps needn’t think that a full starting XI is a necessity this weekend: the results of our FFS poll and analysis of the top 10k shows that there are plenty of managers, even the high-flying ones, who won’t be able – or are choosing not – to do so.

Of course, should an FPL boss be in a position where they may only currently have two or three assets in action, then the Free Hit chip looks all-the-more enticing.

While there is plenty to be gained by being able to cherry-pick 11 players this weekend, it could be argued that a higher points ceiling exists by deploying the Free Hit chip in a Double Gameweek (likely to be Gameweeks 32 and 35). The counterpoint to that argument, of course, is that Bench Boost or Triple Captain couldn’t be used in the same Gameweek.

An example of a Free Hit starting XI this weekend might be something like:

Fabianski; Robertson, Luiz, Rice; Salah, Mane, Hazard, Brooks; Wilson, Higuain, Vardy.

Fantasy managers perhaps need to also ask themselves:

  • How many players from a Free Hit team such as this do they already have
  • How many would they realistically want (e.g. are Leicester defenders/West Ham midfielders worth it given their current form?)
  • How many points they could see this sort of team scoring versus how many they predict their own current team will rack up
  • Whether any potential drop in overall rank this week could be more than compensated by using a Free Hit chip further down the line

As ever, the “right” approach regarding the Free Hit chip will differ from manager to manager. Hopefully, some of the pointers listed above can help those FPL bosses who are still wavering come to a final decision.

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  1. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    10 players with a -4 better then using at chips?

    1. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. Tsparkes10
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I'm doing 11 with a - 16 🙁

        1. MDK
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Wow :shocked:

      • Andy Ftw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Absolutely

      • Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Depends which 10

        1. LOLarov
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Fab
          Rice Robertson AWB (not playing)
          Hazard Mane Salah (C) Fraser F.Anderson
          Higuian Rondon

          1. LOLarov
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Bench; Jimenez Doherty Bednarek

          2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            That will do certainly

      • #FPLBhuna
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        considering the same pal

        on 9 (ft used), planning 1 hit for a defender

        think that should be fine!

    3. Tsparkes10
        3 months, 6 days ago

        May end up having the exact amount to do my preferred transfers. If not then:

        For 31 and 33:

        A) VVD and Brooks or Ake
        B) Clyne/Smith and Mane (-4)

        1. sunzip14
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          If no Salah B. or else may be A is fine.

      • George James
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Just to confirm if you have already made some Moves (-8) and decide to free hit it wiped the points and then for game week 32 I will go back to the team that finished game week 30?

        1. Tsparkes10
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Ya

          • LOLarov
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            yes

          • Legomané
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Yup.

        2. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I have 3 Liverpool for this week. Robertson, TAA and Salah.
          I have 2FTs and currently fielding 9 players for this week.

          Is it worth taking out TAA for -4 to get in Mane?

          Something like TAA,Jota,Aguero > Rice/Maguire,Mane,Vardy -4

          1. Sloopy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I wouldn’t. Imo beter keep TAA en do Jota to someone like Fraser, Madisons or Lansini.

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Yeh that was my original plan. Fraser and Vardy.

        3. Miniboss
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Hi everyone!

            Not keen to field Masuaku so ready take a hit this week.

            Planning on Aguero & Jimenez -> Vardy & Wilson for -4 to field full 11. Any other ideas?

            FH32

            Fab
            Robbo Pereira Luiz Digne
            Salah Mane Brooks
            Barnes Jimenez* Aguero*

            Hamer Doherty* Pogba* Masuaku

            Thanks!

          • sunzip14
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            So, even if we plan to FH 32, we need to wait until at least Monday for dgw fixtures to be confirmed, right? Free hitting on Saturday to beat the price rises a little premature?

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Why wait? It’s like a WC for one week only!
              Unlimited transfers for the duration until the deadline.

              1. sunzip14
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Know that. But what if it turns out dgw32 is not as big as we thought and there is another dgw besides 35?. Would FH still be worthed?

                1. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  I suppose it depends if you still have the option to play TC or if you can find an alternative plan for using your chips.

            2. Legomané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              I think I'll be FH'ing or WC'ing either way. Will probs hold off activating either chip til after the fixtures are announced

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Yeh of course. If your not 100% sure which chip your going to use until announcements.

            3. tucaoneo
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Just wait for Man City to beat Swansea. The rest don't matter.

                1. fenixri
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  If City does that will they have dgw32 too?

                  1. tucaoneo
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      Yes

              • jTrnky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Hazard or Vardy? Who would you prefer for blanks if you could afford only one? I've got Maddison already from Leicester.

                1. Sloopy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  And you don’t have Higuan? Then Hazard imo, but I like to have players from different clubs.

                  1. jTrnky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    I don't have any attacking player from Chelsea, so from this point it definitely makes sense and I am more inclined to go for Hazard as well. But on the other hand, I'm also a bit affraid not to own Vardy right now.

              • HAMMERTIME107
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Only got 10 players this week but how does this look please??

                  Boruc
                  Alexander-Arnold | Ogbonna
                  Salah | Hayden | Pedro | Fraser/Antonio?
                  King | Firminho | Vardy

                  1. Team Cruel
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Get 11

                    1. HAMMERTIME107
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        This is already a -4 is it worth it ?

                        1. Abra Dubravka
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            I wouldn't.
                            If you had a 3-3-3 or 3-4-2 formation then it's probably worth another -4, but not to get a defender in - can't see many clean sheets this week.

                    2. RichRover
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      Thoughts please. Higuain or Rondon for 31?
                      Hig has Everton, Ron has Bournemouth.
                      Will also have Haz if that makes any difference?
                      Leaning towards Ron

                      1. tucaoneo
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Higuain is top of the goal imminent table if you care for stuff like that. (Rondon was a week ago. Then he got a haul.)

                          1. RichRover
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Thanks for the reply

                        • 12steps
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Higuain plays in 33. Rondon may not

                          1. RichRover
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            I'll be free hitting, so not a problem

                            1. 12steps
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Ok, I've gone for Rondon, but have had him for a couple of weeks already. I think it's pretty close, depends if want to spread the risk or take a punt on Chelsea against an Everton side in bad shape

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

                        Anybody not going Salah(c) this week? Really tempted to go Mane myself.

                        1. RichRover
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Probably me too

                        2. The 12th Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Tempted by Robertson myself.

                        3. Legomané
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Captaincy pod gives me 'some' faith in Salah over Mané

                        4. Gravless are for Kinnear
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          I've always had Mane as a strong home performer. I don't know the stats for this season, but if I wasn't such a chicken of EO, I would captain Salah away and Mane home

                          1. Sloopy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            This!

                        5. Fantasy Gold
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Risky business.

                          Part of me is really tempted to go Higuain.

                        6. Sloopy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Both good options!

                      3. aleksios
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        If Lascelles is confirmed out:

                        a) Bring in Ake/Luiz for a hit
                        b) Play with 10.

                        Thanks guys.

                        1. tucaoneo
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Appearance points alone make up for the -4.

                        2. Daghe Munegu
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Anyone?

                          Schmeichel
                          VVD Aké Diop
                          Salah Mané Hazard Anderson Maddison
                          Higuain Barnes

                          X Jimenez Kola x

                          Take a hit Jimenez to Wilson and bench Anderson or save?

                          1. RichRover
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Save

                        3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Currently have...
                          Boruc
                          TAA Pereira Robbo
                          Almiron Anderson Salah
                          Vardy Higuaín
                          Non-playing: Guaita, AWB, Doherty, Pogba, Camarasa, Jimenez

                          Which moves to add?
                          1. Pogba (loss 0.2) to Hazard
                          2. Camarasa (no loss) to Fraser
                          3. Jimenez to Wilson (loss 0.6)
                          4. Doherty (0.5) or AWB (0.2) to Azpilcueta

                          The plan for some time has been 1 and 2 and keep Jim, but I'm all ears. Annoyed at the chaff I have picked up over the last few weeks!

                        4. Team Cruel
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Why am I getting ”Meet horny girls in your area" ads on this site today?!

                          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Your search history? 🙂
                            They probably think this site is full of sex starved straight men. Which is....

                          2. Numb
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Ads are based on your browsing history

                            1. Fantasy Gold
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              😆

                          3. Rinseboy
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            I'm getting ads for DFS Sofas. Pretty exciting too

                          4. Gravless are for Kinnear
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Ads are based on the browsing history of the mods currently online

                            1. Fantasy Gold
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              FPL Virgin is lurking then

                          5. Geoff
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            We can block specific ads - send me an email geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk if there's anything inappropriate showing or ads you think we shouldn't have showing 🙂

                        5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          Sorry to be a broken record...
                          Anything new on TAA? If he wasn't going to play it would change my transfers entirely!

                          1. Abra Dubravka
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Last I heard was that they were "hoping" he would be fit for Bayern game.

                            • Kiwivillan
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Still has Bayern midweek so you'll know then. No one has any better sources than same Google as you

                            • MTPockets
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              nope

                            • enrico.palazzo
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              I haven’t seen any news to even suggest he is a doubt?

                          2. Lukakwho
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Hello Good Morning

                            Could someone tell me the gameweeks doubles are expected and blanks as I can’t seem to make any sense of the spreadsheet. Thank you in advance.

                            1. Kiwivillan
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              See FA Cup fixtures. If Prem team wins 33 game likely moved to 32

                          3. Bavarian
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 6 days ago

                            Fabianski
                            Robertson-TAA-Pereira
                            Salah(C)-Anderson-Fraser-Hazard
                            Higuain-Barnes

                            Guaita-Doherty-Pogba-Jimenez-AWB
                            0.7ITB and 0FT

                            Anything worth the -4 ? maybe Doherty > Luiz ???

                          4. Abra Dubravka
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              Jimenez cost me £6.4m, so selling value of £6.6m (without current price of £6.8m).

                              If I sell this week for Wilson (current price of £6.4m) to only reverse the transfer on FH in 32, and then get Jimenez back again on WC in 34 am I likely to have lost too much money or just £0.1m?

                              1. MTPockets
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Depends how many people want him for double in 32 vs alternative fwds

                            • Rinseboy
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 6 days ago

                              How's this looking for a -4? Any other hits needed?

                              Lossl
                              Azpi Robbo Yedlin
                              Haz Salah Mane McNeil
                              Rondon King Vardy
                              Hamer Pogba Doherty AWB
                              2 mil ITB.

                            • HAMMERTIME107
                                3 months, 6 days ago

                                Are Man city likely to get the double game week in gw32 against Cardiff and Fulham??

                                Is it if they beat Swansea?

                                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 6 days ago

                                  I think so yes.mouth watering hey ...

                                2. HAMMERTIME107
                                    3 months, 6 days ago

                                    Surely Aguero Triple captain against these 2 weak defences ??

                                    1. MDK
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      That means you can't FH in 32

                                      1. HAMMERTIME107
                                          3 months, 6 days ago

                                          So everyone playing in the cup who wins should get a double Gameweek in GW32?

                                          1. Kiwivillan
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 6 days ago

                                            Brighton City Palace/Watford

                                          2. pingissimus
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Palace will get one even if they lose and Brighton win. Spurs need to play at their new stadium before the CL.

                                        • Gravless are for Kinnear
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 6 days ago

                                          Yes

                                      2. Garra Charrua
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        Sterling

                                    2. Lukakwho
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      Anyone with all chips left what is your plan for the final GW’s?

                                      1. the vanisher
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        fh32
                                        wc34
                                        bb35
                                        tc 36-38

                                    3. Fantasy Gold
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      Who would you prefer this week?

                                      A) Rice
                                      B) Ake

                                      Thanks

                                      1. the vanisher
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        rice

                                      2. Gravless are for Kinnear
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        Rice

                                        1. Fantasy Gold
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 6 days ago

                                          Thanks

                                    4. the vanisher
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      IN: Rice, Hazard, Barnes, Vardy
                                      OUT: Doherty, Son, Pogba, Rashford

                                      for -8.

                                      yes or no?

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        Yes. Not sure on Barnes. Prefer Fraser 31 33 fixtures

                                        1. the vanisher
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 6 days ago

                                          im 0.1 short for fraser and have brooks

                                    5. George James
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      What’s a better scenario?

                                      A)
                                      GW31
                                      Field 9 players on -8 (in the 9 are Alonso and Lacelles so poss 7)

                                      GW32
                                      Play free hit

                                      GW33
                                      Field 11 -4

                                      B)

                                      GW31 free hit

                                      GW32
                                      Have 5 DGW players -8
                                      TC sterling

                                      GW33
                                      Field 11 -4

                                      1. MDK
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        Given there are a number of fixtures still to be re-scheduled that could land in 32 it could be better to save the FH till then.

                                        It's the not knowing that hurts........

                                    6. Roysgotnoboys
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      Allison,
                                      Robertson, Schär, Pereria
                                      Salah, Anderson, *Son, *Pogba
                                      King, *Jimninez, *Aguero

                                      (Speroni, Doherty, Puncheon, Bednarek)

                                      Rough few weeks, going to FH in GW 32 but now a few players short for 31, -8 look worth it for 31&33?

                                      Schär > Luiz
                                      Son > Brooks
                                      Jiminez > Vardy?

                                      1. Chilavert
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        u need at least one of Hazard / Mane

                                        1. Roysgotnoboys
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 6 days ago

                                          Can't really fit them in with my team ...

                                    7. Garra Charrua
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      I played my freehit early in the season to get man city assets in their victory vs the saints.
                                      Anybody in the same boat before this D/B gws ?

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        My condolences

                                        1. Garra Charrua
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 6 days ago

                                          I didn't Tc Sané

                                          1. Kiwivillan
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 6 days ago

                                            Me neither

                                    8. yer old da
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      Go big or go home is my game plan now, given I’m languishing in 46k overall after repeated falls the past few weeks.

                                      Pogba and Aguero > Hazard and Vardy.

                                      I’ll use my FH in GW32 to bring back Pogba, and have 3m in the bank to swap Vardy for Aguero for
                                      City’s plum fixture in GW33. Then it’s WC in GW34. Only losing 0.3 on Pogba and Aguero should I bring them back which is likely - at this stage I’d rather have big hitters in my team than value tied up in players.

                                      Thoughts on this approach?

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        City 33 fixture should be 32 DGW if beat Swansea in FA Cup but still works for your FH32

                                        1. yer old da
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 6 days ago

                                          Does that mean City might have a blank in 33 if they win?

                                          1. Kiwivillan
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 6 days ago

                                            Should get moved to 32

                                      2. geoffrolph
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        I'm thinking the same.

                                      3. Chilavert
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        your linked team is different.

                                    9. geoffrolph
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      What games are we expecting to be going ahead gw33? Right now there are still alot of fixtures for that week.

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        Not the ones if PL team wins FA Cup tie during 31

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

                                      Can the FA Cup ties in 31 go to replay or must be result?

                                      1. This Means More
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        Must be result from 5th round onwards already if I recall correctly

                                    11. tafrère
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 6 days ago

                                      Just inside the top 15k, 8 Gameweeks left, all chips available. Will FH in 32 and WC in 34. Want to make a final push to get back inside the top 10k.

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                                      Luiz TAA Pereira
                                      Salah (C) Richarlison
                                      Vardy King

                                      2FTs £0.0

                                      A. Bring in Hazard, Mané and Wilson (-4)
                                      B. Bring in Higuain, Mané and Fraser (-4)

                                      1. Christina.
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        a

                                      2. Kiwivillan
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        A for me

                                      3. Chilavert
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        A

                                      4. _figu
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        A and I'd take a hit for Boruc as well.

                                      5. tafrère
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 6 days ago

                                        Cheers guys.