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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. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Best Trifecta?

    A) Salah KDB Bruno

    B) Salah Bruno Kane

    C) KDB Bruno Kane

    D) Kane KDB Salah

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B with Son

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I would love to know. They all look good to me! Sorry.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    4. FPLGeezer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      On Bruno KDB Kane atm but might be moving to D for gw14

      1. FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Tho maybe B going by the replies lol

    5. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I’m A but B does look better

    6. RedAlpha10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    7. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    8. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    9. Hutchiniho
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    10. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Should've just asked which of the 4 to drop. lol!

      Which 3 do you have now?

  2. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Reading the news about doubles and blanks, I dont like the position I'm in..

    Players in GW18 - (6) - Martinez, Lampety, Dias, Grealish, Son, DCL
    Players in GW19 - (7) - Taylor, Dallas, Coufal, Salah, Fernandes, Bamford, Vardy
    2 fodders

    What route should I go? Have used 1st wildcard, other chips intact.

    Thanks in advance for help.

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

      You seem better set up for FH18 BB19. Use your transfers over the next few weeks to set up for BB. Keep players with decent fixtures like Son/Martinez/etc.

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

        I don't know if playing BB is a good idea, getting 2nd gk etc costs transfers and then there is money tied with them. Shipping them out costs also transfers. It willbe easier later with WC and I want to save mine. For those who have their first intact, it's perhaps another story.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          You'll be stuck with them in later gameweek as well. They're not gonna be in gw37 this time. Probably early around 26

        2. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah for me I’m going to FH19 so that I can field the perfect team taking into account form/injuries/rotation/etc. I already have 7 for GW18 so it’s not to much hassle to bring in 2/3 players more. For him though he has the WC which means he should WC16, FH18, BB19. If he feels his team is out of sorts come GW20 he has his 2nd WC in his back pocket

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I dont't think there are 10 players or so worth owning from the GW18 fixtures.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 1 day ago

              there is imo, somehting like this

              Newcastle/City keeper
              Reguilon - City defender - Digne or something
              KDB - Son - Grealish - Zaha - Neto
              Kane - DCL

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      This will be widely discussed here from now on. RMT-tool gives me now 25 pts for bgw and 105 for dgw. Tbh I don't like any of the options I have. One approach could be almost forgetting bgw and hope it's extremely low scoring.

  3. Bennyboy1907
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Current team : 0.4ITB

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

      Any suggestions? 2 FT’s Pls

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Liverpool Spurs score predictions?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        1-1

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        1-0.

      3. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        0-2

      4. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        1-2

      5. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        1-2

      6. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        4-0 spurs. This Liverpool team has shown they can be blown away and they’re playing poorly. A clinical spurs will be lethal

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

          Can’t wait to come to back to this in 5 hours.

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Haha I have no horse in this. But spurs are playing so well and Liverpool are not.

            Go 1 or 2 down and spurs counter second half for a few more.

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

              I think it will be similar to the Chelsea Spurs game. Spurs will sit really deep make it difficult for Liverpool to do anything and Liverpool won’t push many forward because of their threat on the counter. If one team does score though I see it being the Pool.

      7. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        2-1 liver

      8. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Wish 4-5
        In reality, probably 2-1

      9. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        1-1
        Salah and Kane penalties

    • 03farmboy
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno and Justin
      Or
      Calvert lewin and Bowden

      1. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        A although Justin's day may be limited soon with Pereira back. Bruno +1 though

        1. 03farmboy
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Who would you choose instead of Justin?

    • ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      LEICESTER TEAM NEWS
      Team to play Everton: Schmeichel, Fofana, Mendy, Fuchs, Justin, Tielemans, Ndidi, Under, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.
      Subs: Ward, Morgan, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Praet, Thomas.

      EVERTON TEAM NEWS
      Team to play Leicester: Olsen, Holgate, Keane, Mina, Godfrey, Allan, Doucoure, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
      Subs: Pickford, Kenny, Gordon, Davies, Gomes, Bernard, Tosun.

      SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS
      Team to face Arsenal: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Walcott, Adams, Ings.
      Subs: Forster, Stephens, Redmond, Djenepo, Salisu, Diallo, N’Lundulu.

      ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
      Team to face Southampton: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Elneny, Saka, Pepe, Aubameyang, Nketiah.
      Subs: Runarsson, Cedric, Mustafi, Luiz, Willock, Willian, Lacazette.

      NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS
      Team to play Leeds: Darlow, Clark, Hayden, Lewis, Hendrick, Murphy, Fernandez, Fraser, Longstaff, Joelinton, Wilson.
      Subs: Gillespie, Carroll, Shelvey, Ritchie, Gayle, Krafth, Almiron.

      LEEDS TEAM NEWS
      Team to play Newcastle: Meslier, Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Klich, Harrison, Bamford.
      Subs: Casilla, Poveda-Ocampo, Roberts, Hernandez, Struijk, Davis, Shackleton.

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks!

      2. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers mate

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

        Southampton having a better team than Arsenal says a lot

      4. Dain Bramage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Frazer / Wilson combo tonight could they do a Kane / Son combination like not so long ago.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Should try and sign Godfrey, Kyle Walker and Phil Jones.

      5. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Gillespie at Newcastle??

        Bring back memories...

    • brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      No Pickford

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Rested due to shortage of hands

    • Dain Bramage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Agree

      2. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Not for a hit

      3. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Calm down

      4. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Best DGW strategy

      5. Dain Bramage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I tried to post a par of hands clapping as praise for the article but obviously site doesn’t except them as I had a blank post.
        If you can work out what the hands are showing below now then your the man !

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Pickford benched Lol

      1. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I hope

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Bilic getting sacked after getting a draw at Man City seems a bit harsh!

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        It was obviously planned pending a battering

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Indeed - tbh I always find it harsh when a manager does a great job to get a side promoted then quickly loses their job in a league the team isn't really up to. Respect for Norwich for the way they've gone about it and hope they get duely rewarded by coming back up stronger.

    • gryffsonofarthur
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Bottomed

      KDB & Brewster to Neto Kane?

      Worth doing or stick with KDB?

      1. RedAlpha10
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I like it because i definitely fancy Kane over KDB , but not for a -4

      2. Hutchiniho
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        2 upgrades there

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Ings, vardy and bamford all start

      The hope and excitement can begin !

    • Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I like that Leicester line up.

      1. Dain Bramage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I will be interested so see how Under plays not seen much of him but he when he last came of the bench he looked a threat

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah he and Barnes have pace and always look dangerous.

          Dont understand why it took Rodgers so long to come up with this line up

          1. Dain Bramage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            They ain’t been playing too bad though judging by the league position

            1. Free Hat
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              True.
              But the games before Brighton they really lacked pace and intensity imo.

    • Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      All away wins tonight right?

      1. Dain Bramage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Honestly I’ve backed them all half time full time away wins just for fun mind

        1. Stejson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I've got a cheeky £1 bet on the accumulator

          1. Dain Bramage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I did championship also
            Keep me entertained for 45 minutes at least

    • Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Chilwell Werner to dallas Kane for free? 2ft 0.2itb

      Martinez
      Chilwell lamptey balbuena
      Salah kdb Bruno son soucek
      Werner bamford

      Forster kwp Mitchell davis

      1. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Do it

      2. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        You’ll have the Quadruple!

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          I know not sure how I’ve squeezed them in!

      3. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Go for it and welcome to the Quad Club 🙂

      4. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Werner has to go so yeah I like that move

      5. Dain Bramage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Wouldn’t want to lose Chilwell and Werner will probably score plenty once out of your team. Keep them

        1. Hutchiniho
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          and Son.

          This is the Fab5

      6. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Sounds good but I personally don't like Davis and Mitchel on bench but all attackers expected to play so ok

    • gryffsonofarthur
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Following up my previous Trifecta question......

      Is the Quadruple too budget constricting?

      Kane Salah KDB Bruno

      1. RedAlpha10
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Yes

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Just not sure I see kdb being worth it

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I don't think so

      4. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Depends on your team value really - if decent then it's great.

      5. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        son better value than KDB

    • unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Have 2FTs and alreayd used WC. Suggestions as to what approach I should take given

      - 7 gw18 players: Martinez, Lewis, Son, Kdb, Burke, Dcl, Watkins
      - 5 dgw19 players: Chilwell, James, Salah, Bruno, Bamford
      - 3 duds: Forster, Douglas, Burke

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Leicester attacking line up isn't it?under and Barnes starting..

    • PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Would you do DCL + Vardy ➡ Kane + Bamford this week?

      1. Hutchiniho
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Very close.
        Not with Kane vs Liverpool this week

      2. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Yes - I feel Kane v shu could outscore Vardy's DGW in 19

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I have a plan of double starred first brilliance

      Mart Mez
      Chill KWP AWB Konsa Couf
      Salah KDB Bruno Soucek Son
      Adams DCL Brew

      2ft, 0.4 ITB

      GW14: KDB to Podence (enabler)
      GW15: Brew to Bam
      GW16: DCL to Kane
      GW17: hold / contingency
      GW18: FH
      GW19: KWP to Cress

      for 19 - 2SGW starters only

      Mez (Mart)
      AWB Cress Chill Coufal (Konsa)
      Son* Salah Bruno Soucek (Podence)
      Bam Kane* (Adams)

      Would you agree with my double first assessment?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Why hold at 17? You'll just lose the transfer in 18

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          nothing planned but can use one for emergency

      2. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Personally focusing on next 4 weeks will deal with 18/19 later only keeping in mind when I want to make transfer which I don't now

    • SomeoneKnows
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I've got 2FT and no planned transfers* Would you make any of the following moves?

      A) Mitchell > Neco Williams
      B) Mitchell > Douglas (in order to bank 0.2)
      C) Do nothing

      Martinez (Forster)
      Chilwell, Cancelo, Bednrek (Dallas, Mitchel)
      Salah, Bruno, KDB, Son, Grealish
      DCL, Bamford (Brewster)

      * Might transfer in Kane instead of Bruno/KDB + Brewster but only next week after I decide which one of them

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        anyone you can bring in now for DGW19? Coufal perhaps?

        1. SomeoneKnows
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Only if I downgrade Cancelo / Chilwell which I don't fancy doing at the moment

          1. ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            how about getting Taylor from Burnely for cover?

    • martyhan
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      2ft and not sure what to do. Any suggestions be great.
      McCarthy Forster
      Dias, chilwell, targett, coufal, Williams
      Salah, grealish, son, kdb, Bruno
      Bamford, Watkins, Brewster

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        are you gonna get Kane in 16?

    • dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Maddison essential

      1. Hutchiniho
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        No

      2. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Hope so even though I may well sell him

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy partyyy

    • Hutchiniho
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      A. Bamford and Ings

      vs

      B. Grealish and DCL

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Bam and Ings

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Comes down to your BGW/DGW strategy tbh

        A = blanks in GW18, plays twice in GW19
        B = plays in GW18, plays one in GW19

        1. Hutchiniho
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          GW aside how'd you go for?

      3. Hutchiniho
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Think it's the two strikers for me.

        Grealish great on the eye but for pure goals and assists I think A tops B

        Could go C. Grealish and Bamford and use the spare to improve Kilman to Dier or Vestergaard

      4. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        A

    • MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Mitchel to Lewis done Free transfer 0.0 itb

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Exciting move 🙂

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          ;D

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        one for the ages 🙂

        good to have cover I think although don't expect much more than 2ppg from Lewis

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Yea I just don't like to be oupriced 😀

    • Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Boys, really sorry to be a pain, but I am wondering if you could help me. Haven't had a moment to think about FPL with work being manic.

      Is there a viable strategy for GW18/19 where I don't use any chips at all?

      I think I can field 7 or so in 18 and then have a good 4-5 players with DGW in 19. Is that crazy? Have all chips available, apart from the 1st WC.

      1. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Not crazy at all. Probably a couple of red arrows but with chips for a later date where there could be double / treble games weeks

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Thank you so much mate. Usually do my own research, just haven't had the chance at all. Appreciate it

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        My question would be... Why?

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 1 day ago

          That article said there can be other DGWks and blanks near GW29 I think. Wasn't sure if it is better saving those chips for later?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Probably not mate

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Work manic - less time for fantasy. Which part of the equation didn't you comprehend? 🙂

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 1 day ago

            I'm not questioning why we should help him lmao I'm questioning the logic of not using the chips now

            1. Lord.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              If the postponed GW1 fixtures land in GW18/19, which looks likely to me, a no chip strategy could be the way to go. We will also have future blank and double game weeks to navigate.

            2. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              There will potentially be another big BGW during the FA CUp QFs and 2/3 DGWs, one of them will likely to be a big one, having fixtures from the BGW.

              There is upside to holding your chips for then if your team looks good for GW18 and 19. I feel 7/8 players are more than enough for the BGW. The fixtures aren't great to pile up on teams. Same can be said for the DGW. A lot of mid table teams do have 2 fixtures but they don't look very appealing to me, wherein I would want more 6/7 DGWers.

              TC looks like the best chip to use. Maybe Salah/Bruno. Bu then again, they play each other in one of the games, so not that appealing.

            3. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 1 day ago

              I relate you back to above comment(s)

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah pretty viable

        The FH chip is the most valuable chip in the game (one week free wildcard) and the GW18 fixtures are pretty meh IMO. I can't see that many additional players I'd really want in my team for one week bearing in mind most already have DCL, KDB, Martinez, Grealish and Kane/Son.

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Man I wanted to see Werner hit the ground running... Have this feeling that he will maul West Ham.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I’ve had that feeling for ages but he looks ominous in games

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Soton will destroy Arsenal

      miles ahead both individually and collectively

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Any vardy captainers?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        I wish