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The best FPL chip strategies for upcoming Blank and Double Gameweeks

Fantasy Premier League managers can start planning their chip strategy for the New Year now that the next Blank and Double Gameweeks have been announced.

We will have just five fixtures in Blank Gameweek 18 before 10 teams play twice in a bumper Double Gameweek 19.

With the news still hot off the press, I have tried to make sense of the different permutations from various chip strategies available.

Blank Gameweek 18

Top 10k FPL managers refuse to ditch Kane and Son double-up for Gameweek 9
  • Sheffield Utd v Newcastle United
  • Wolves v Everton
  • Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Conventionally, Fantasy managers deploy Free Hit chips in the blankest of the Blank Gameweeks each season but it looks if we’re set to get two of those in 2020/21. 

The second ‘big blank’ is likely to come later in the campaign, coinciding with the FA Cup quarter-finals, as per usual which, this year looks like Gameweek 29.

So already, Fantasy managers will have to assess whether or not to Free Hit now or later, knowing whichever Blank Gameweek they go without it will potentially involve some transfer work.

And, I must say that, at first glance, the fixtures for a Free Hit in Gameweek 18 are not very appealing. 

Newcastle travelling to Sheffield United is a difficult one to call and, ultimately, I am unlikely to want anyone outside of Callum Wilson (£6.6m) for that. I might want a Magpies defender but we all know how that went for their Gameweek 12 meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

Wolves and Everton meeting at Molineux is another unattractive fixture from a Fantasy perspective. Most of us already have Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m), Wolves generally don’t concede too many on their own patch so I wouldn’t be too keen on a double up with say Richarlison (£7.8m), for example. And I really don’t trust Everton’s defence.

I wouldn’t necessarily want a Wolves defender either. Their attack is more appealing but, despite Pedro Neto (£5.7m) and Daniel Podence (£5.4m) doing well on Tuesday night, I still don’t completely trust them for scoring goals without Raúl Jiménez (£8.2m).

Manchester City hosting Brighton is a good fixture but, again, many of us will already have Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m). Given the the Citizens’ recent malaise going forward, there is no guarantee the likes of Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) or Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) would deliver, or even start! 

A defender or two from City seems sensible but the same rotation problems are present for all except Ederson (£6.0m) and Rúben Dias (£5.6m), who scored an own goal on Tuesday night.

Spurs’ positive fixture-swing starts from Gameweek 16 when they play Fulham and Leeds back-to-back so many of us are already likely to have Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) by the time they travel to Aston Villa in the Blank Gameweek. 

And knowing what we do about Jose Mourinho, I would not be too keen on any of Dean Smith’s men outside the obvious Jack Grealish (£7.8m).

Personally, I find Arsenal v Crystal Palace to be bit of a minefield. I can’t really trust anyone from Mikel Arteta’s side at the minute and I can’t really imagine Roy Hodgson will be too ambitious at the Emirates. An unreliable fixture for FPL returns.

So, as you can see, I find the thought of playing a Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18 very uninspiring to say the least. I think if you can field six to eight players without using it, you should be fine. 

Blank Gameweek 29 might be more tricky to navigate if the likes of Spurs or Manchester City make it to the FA Cup quarter finals, whereas here we have some already popular FPL teams, such as Everton, Villa, Wolves and those two big-six clubs in action.

If I had to put a Free Hit squad together for Blank Gameweek 18, it would probably look something like this:

  • GK: Leno
  • DEF: Dias, Reguilón, Lewis
  • MID: Son, De Bruyne, Sterling, Podence
  • FWD: Wilson, Calvert-Lewin, Kane

Such a line-up does not feel like much of an upgrade on my existing team, but I guess, for you, it might depend on your squad at the time.

Double Gameweek 19

  • Burnley: West Ham United (away) + Liverpool (away)
  • Chelsea: Fulham (away) + Leicester City (away)
  • Fulham: Chelsea (home) + Manchester United (away)
  • Leeds United: Brighton and Hove Albion (home) + Southampton (home)
  • Leicester City: Southampton (home) + Chelsea (home)
  • Liverpool: Manchester United (home) + Burnley (home)
  • Manchester United: Liverpool (away) + Fulham (away)
  • Southampton: Leicester City (away) + Leeds United (away)
  • West Bromwich Albion: Wolves (away) + West Ham United (away)
  • West Ham United: Burnley (home) + West Bromwich Albion (home)

What if I’ve already used my first Wildcard?

This is an interesting position to be in and certainly not uncommon. Yes, the second Wildcard is available before the Gameweek 19 deadline if you choose to use it, but let’s assume for now we want to keep that for later in the campaign.

Bench Boost for Double Gameweek 19

With so many clubs with budget options such as Leeds, West Ham and Southampton playing twice, the potential for a Bench Boost is quite good. Even the likes of Harry Kane (£10.9m), Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) etc have a decent single Gameweek fixture. 

However, this strategy would probably only be effective if you’re Free Hitting in Blank Gameweek 18 as, if you can field seven to eight players without that chip then, you will probably not have too many Double Gameweekers the following week.

It would also require you to ship the likes of Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) or Fraser Forster (£4.0m) etc who have been bench fodder up until this point, and are not players that you will likely require long term.

If you have a full playing squad of 15 already, the Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 19 seems a decent option but not if you have to focus transfers on the bit-part players.

Free Hit in Double Gameweek 19

Free Hitting at this point allows you to load up on the Double Gameweek players and cherry pick the ones you feel have the best fixtures without having to hold onto them. 

If you can field a decent side in Blank Gameweek 18, then Free Hitting the following week to get options such as Andrew Robertson (£7.2m) or Danny Ings (£8.4m) for just one week could be great. 

Looking at my team though, I already have a lot of the players I’d want in that week, notably Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m), Patrick Bamford (£6.3m), Tomas Soucek (£5.0m), Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) while Spurs, City and Everton have decent fixtures as well. Is there that much to be gained? Again I guess it depends on your team.

Triple Captain in Double Gameweek 19

I like Salah’s fixtures for a triple captain in Double Gameweek 19, but the thing with using that chip, it can be used effectively in a small double Gameweek or a large so I’m not so sure if it’s the best time to use it here.

Second Wildcard in Gameweek 17, Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18, Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 19

If you feel like going chip crazy, I think this could work. Load up on teams with a Double Gameweek 19 with your Gameweek 17 wildcard, Free Hit them out in Blank Gameweek 18 and Bench Boost them in the big Double. 

Your Bench Boost will likely feature some single Gameweek players though as fixtures for Spurs in Gameweeks 16 and 17 are too good to pass up. 

The obvious negative to this strategy is the lack of a Wildcard for the later Double Gameweek and the rest of the campaign’s fixture swings. 

However, as we have seen in previous seasons, that Double can often be a damp squib with real-life managers choosing to rotate towards the end of the season with league positions often settled.

What if I still have my first Wildcard?

If you have managed to hold onto your first Wildcard for this long, well done. Something similar to the above strategy should work well, in my opinion. Wildcard in Gameweek 16, Free Hit in Blank Gameweek 18 and Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 19. 

The only drawback I can see with this is that you can possibly put too much money on your bench players as a result of the Bench Boost but the way this season is going, bench strength isn’t really a bad thing. 

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 13

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469 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Which option for next GW:

    A) Vardy (tot) + Raphinha (MAN)
    A) Salah (cpa) + Bamford (MAN) -4

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B for me. Especially if not using FH in 19 as you’ll need salah

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    4. Sco
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    5. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    6. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B. And for heaven's sake please use MCI or MUN next time.

  2. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    FH gw18 and then bench boost in 19 looks good. Can get this team in 19 with just one hit. How does this look for the double? 14 players playing twice and son against sheff Utd

    Meslier fabianski
    Coufal Vestergaard James Chilwell Dallas
    Salah son Lookman Bowen Bruno
    Bamford Adams Vardy

    1. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      possibly stuck with lots of players you dont want going forward

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Wildcard maybe gw20

        1. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          yep fair enough

        2. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          What the deal with later on with the FA cup QF blanks? You’d have used key chips to navigate that.

    2. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Considering something similar with Ings instead of Adams.
      Not convinced if FH 18 is the best use of the chip though.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Lots of options but don’t think we’ll get as big a double as this so perfect for bench boost

      2. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        When do you think is best to play it?

  3. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    In order to get Kane, would you rather...

    A) Robertson ➡️ Dias
    B) Chilwell ➡️ 4.5m def (have James too)

    Current back line is: Robbo - Chilwell - James - Dallas - fodder

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Tough one but think B out of those

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers PB!

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Thx mate!

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B to Balbuena

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        If I go B I definitely think Balbuena or possibly Charlie Taylor

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Think 2X Chelsea defence is not working, I swapped Chilwell to Diaz that defo did not either but should.

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I agree. Played double Chelsea defence as a differential and ever since they have got worse!! I think one is enough right now but keeping the double up does help with DGW19?!!

    5. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Wilson one week punt?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Fulham improving but looks a decent shout

  5. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Best use of 2 FT here?

    Meslier Martinez
    Chilwell Konsa Coufal Kilman Mitchell
    Salah KDB Bruno Son Anguissa
    DCL Bamford Adams

    2Ft 0.1 ITB.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      What are you doing for the blanks/double?

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Since I have a few players for gw 19 already, planning to use the BB and FH gw 18.
        However I'm not totally convinced about it.
        What are your thoughts on gw18/19 looking at that squad?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I think you’re well set up for FH in 18 and bench boost 19. I’d try and plan out your moves if there wasn’t the double and also the ultimate BB side you can get in 19 and see if you can get to that gw19 side without too much sacrifice. For example I might get Vardy in 16 over Kane as Vardy has nice fixtures and a double. Don’t think there’s too much downside there.

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers mate.
            Rough idea of how my gw 19 team could look:

            Meslier Martinez
            James Konsa Coufal Balbuena Taylor
            Salah Bruno Son Bowen
            Anguissa
            Vardy Bamford Ings

            6FTs away, leaving me with 12 Dgwers.

            Martinez Konsa Anguissa Taylor will be the bench boost

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Honestly, I can't see a thing. Sell the 2 sub defenders to get a 4.3 playing defender (Lewis) and a 3.9 if that adds up.

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah this is it. Douglas 3.8

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        What about
        Chilwell > James/Dier
        Kilman > Taylor/Balbuena.

        1. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          No. I would say Yes to that move if you had James to cover it off. But you dont. Dier is only good for 6 and the odd BAP.

          1. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Sorry, You have James as the intended buy. Yes, thats doable. Apologies.

          2. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Chilwell to James frees up funds though while still giving me a Chelsea defender.

            1. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Yes, i see that now. Hard to fault that strategy. Doing similar myself.

    3. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Mitchell to Douglas
      Roll the other FT

  6. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    When is KDB benching. Thoughts please?

    1. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Who knows with Pep, he can't resist tinkering

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      FA cup in January - started every game in December last year

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      No one knows but they need results so I’d guess it’s unlikely in next 2 gws

    4. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Take him out and there is no one right now. So I think he is last to get a benching. Plus, they are not beating weaker sides easily so Pep cant take a chance on losing to a lower team. He plays.

    5. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Don't think he'll get benched maybe diminished minutes

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I'm happy for my rivals to pick yp 2-3 points per GW while I go without. Plan on getting him (providing form improves) in GW18

    6. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Who cares.

  7. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    What to do with 2 Free's here? 0 ITB

    Martínez
    Cresswell Chilwell Robertson
    De Bruyne Torres Salah Grealish
    Calvert-Lewin Kane Bamford
    Forster Stephens Kilman Mitchell

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      First 11 looks great. Tough with zero cash to upgrade bench, can you get Fulham mid for Stephens?

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I have to get rid of Torres anyway Packie. Last nights punt didnt work out. I was thinking of downgrading DCL to DeCordovaReid and Chilwell to James then using the funds to turn Torres to Son?

  8. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Danny Welbeck save my GW!

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Desperate times!

      1. NejiHyuuga01
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        captained KDB with ML rivals captaining Bruno and I thought here is my chance to extend the lead. Now is the time to hide behind the sofa

  9. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    How awesome it would be if RMT tool allowed for FT per GW for planning purposes

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      And shouldn't be too difficult to make the code. Well, at least MS Excel can do the job, but it feeks like working.

  10. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    FIFA thinking of the idea of rule that the player who get fouled inside the box MUST shoot the penalty himself like NBA ...
    Ronaldo scored 133 of 158 penalties
    Messi 96 of 122 penalties
    !!
    Nice Rule in my opinion

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Agree and the player making the foul should be in goal

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yes!!! 😉

      2. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Haha

    2. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      People could easily get away by tripping players with low Pen conversion rates.

      Just like targeting to foul poor FT shooters in NBA during dying minutes.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        What if the player is badly fouled - blow to the head or kicked on the knee of his shooting foot?

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

      Is that fair if the player gets injured? Often they would like to take a little break until they feel better at least.

    4. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I'm actually surprised Messi missed so many of his penalties??

      Ronaldo record absolutely phenomenal

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Ronaldo's missed 25 and Messi's missed 26. Barely a difference.

    5. Sco
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Stupid rule IMO. Even in the NBA it can be dumb because teams sometimes exploit it and intentionally foul weak FT shooters before the other team can run a play.

  11. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Currenty have 7 players with a fixture in bgw18, and 7 players with a dgw19. I guess there's no need to decide on a plan yet?

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Who can I captain for gw14 if I don't have Bruno or Kane?

    1. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Werner, Salah

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

      Grealish?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I'll be on Salah, by the way.

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      DCL

    4. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Salah

    5. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Salah. The best captain anyway

  13. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Can get this BGW team without hits -

    Martinez
    Dias - Dier - Lewis
    KDB - Sterling - Son - Grealish - Podence
    Kane - Wilson

    And then FHDGW team -

    Fabianski
    TAA - Chilwell - Cresswell
    Salah - Bruno - Pulisic - Soucek
    Vardy - Ings - Bamford

    Thoughts?

    1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Just so I am clear - this is your team for mid Jan?

  14. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Afternoon all

    Would you save FT with this team or get Son for Grealish....? (1FT / 2.2M itb).

    Martinez
    Chilwell - Lamptey - Cresswell
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Grealish
    DCL - Bamford - Wilson

    Steer / Soucek - Dallas - Mitchell

  15. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Neto or Podence?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      When in doubt, pick the cheaper said someone in a "Meet the manager" video.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Neto all day long for me.

  16. JfA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Need rid of Werner asap, like before he drops tonight. Anyone tempted by Aguero. However would need to swap Lamptey to Leeds 4.5 or Cresswell to Coufal. The main point though is to get shot of Werner, can't wait forever for a haul that just doesn't look like coming.

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Just keep it simple, go Ings

      1. JfA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        You're right, can't really go wrong with that

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Ings. Nice and easy

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Can get this DGW 19 team with no hits from now (Bench boost). 14 DGWs + Son

    McCarthy Meslier

    Coufal Chillwell Zouma TAA Justin

    Son Salah Bruno Bowen Soucek

    Vardy Bamford Adams

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Looks decent, not sure Justin will still be playing both games then though

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah i guess justin to dallas makes sense then

    2. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Looks good but I’m not going to plan to much as inevitably there will be injuries and form to consider in the coming weeks.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yes just playing around with the idea. I think if BBing in week 19 u simply have to play the wildcard in 17 and fh in 18 otherwise there are too many ifs and buts and planning too early could backfire

  18. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    I plan to get through this without using any chips. I can field 11 with only 3 transfers and have 2fts for gw19.

    1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      am doing that

    2. Tomsk
        4 months, 7 days ago

        But how many double gameweek players will you have in gameweek 19? Not many I'd guess if fielding 11 in he 18

    3. ayberkakb
        4 months, 7 days ago

        So what he recommends is to have at least one missing player for DGW19 (practically four since bench boost is a very popular option), for the sake of saving a free hit and therefore having 8 players for BGW18? Sounds very, very unorthodox to me.

        1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          free hit later in the year

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          There will be other bgw:s and dgw:s also.

          1. ayberkakb
              4 months, 7 days ago

              But this DGW is very probably much more important than the next ones, considering this one will be the biggest. And it is impossible to manage your squad for DGW19 unless you play free hit for BGW18.

        3. sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Crazy to do KDB-Neto, Watkins-Kane for free?

          1. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            City still have great fixtures to come. I could see that move hurting.

            1. sirmorbach
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Thanks sir!

          2. Arteta
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I don't think buying the best striker this season is crazy.

            1. sirmorbach
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah, I thought it. But ditching KDB though...

            2. Arteta
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Talking about Ollie of course.

          3. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Now yes. You can in GW16

            1. sirmorbach
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Appreciate it, mate

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          What games you watching tonight @ 6 & 8?

          Or hopping between them?

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Only 2 games being shown here. Emirates one and anfield

          2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Leicester then Liverpool

          3. Arteta
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Arsenal - Southampton

            Liverpool - Tottenham

          4. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Just Pool v Spurs. Been hyped for that game for a few weeks now.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              One on the TV, one on the PC for each ko.

        5. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Do you think salah could get a rest against palace? can't see it myself with the chance for a break after but what do you think?

          looking to get him in for kdb as I'm only having 2 of the big 3 in midfield and think bruno and salah are the best for the short and medium term

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I do have a slight worry Salah gets rested against Palace because it's the dreaded 12:30 kickoff that Klopp absolutely hates! Plus it's a trip away. He will come on, but as an owner.. I'm going to avoid capping because of this

          2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Am looking at that change ..it's a gamble ..Man city lost at Chelsea,Southampton and beat Everton last year away. I would say all those teams have improved while man city have declined. They have Newcastle at home were he could possibly have limited minutes and benched. He is nearly 30 i think that age he's going to feel a bit leggy with all the fixtures. thats whats running through my head at the moment with taking him out for Salah

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

          Arsenal and Leeds games followed by the big game westham vs palace 🙂

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Reply fail

        7. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Who do you think are must haves for dgw 19?

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Salah and Bruno are the only 2 essentials imo. You should get players like Robbo / James / Vardy / Ings / Bowen or Antonio / Bamford or Raphinha.

          2. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Actually those who majority already have

            Chelsea def, West Ham def
            Salah, Bruno
            Bamford

        8. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          What to do with 2 Free's here? 0 ITB

          Martínez
          Cresswell Chilwell Robertson
          De Bruyne Torres Salah Grealish
          Calvert-Lewin Kane Bamford
          Forster Stephens Kilman Mitchell

          Chilwell>>James
          Torres>>Neto
          Stephens>>Soucek
          And fix sub defenders next week?

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            First two moves look good

        9. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          What’s the story with Masuaku? Will he be back for the doubles?

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Moyes said he could be out for up to 3 months.

        10. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Ditching Bilic to bring in BFS is a poor move, I hope West Brom go down now.

        11. Bennyboy1907
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Current team : 0.4ITB

            Martinez
            Robbo, Chillwell, Lamptey (Coufal, Mitchell)
            KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Salah (Bissouma)
            Watkins, DCL, Bamford

            Any suggestions? 2 FT’s

          • gryffsonofarthur
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            KDB & Brewster to Neto Kane?

            Worth doing or stick with KDB?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              For free? Yeah, I'd want the 2 good players option.

          • Flynny
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            This is a good article by zophar

            However to get the most out of the dgw19 and a potential bb, I think you need to treat gw18 in isolation and free hit into it....

            I don't see how I can field 7 or 8 in 18 and then have a dgw19 that's got a whole host of dgw players....

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              The is an issue. But so are also future bgw:s and dgw:s and we don't know enough of them.