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The ‘3 for 1’: How to gain extra fixtures with your transfers in Sky Fantasy

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This week, Luke takes a look at some appealing tactical transfers that can net you extra fixtures in upcoming Gameweeks and hopefully gain you some extra points to boot.

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Due to Sky’s in-Gameweek management, the notion of the “3 for 1” is that essentially you can remove a player who will play one fixture for another who will play three (assuming he is selected). If the incoming player is also a good captain option in one or more of those fixtures, then it increases the points potential further. Quantity is great; tied with quality and the armband, it’s even better. 

When the sequence is over, sticking with your new shiny toy, making a return to the previously owned player (for a net cost of two transfers) or swapping to a new “3 for 1” player are the considerations you have to weigh up.

Here, I aim to mainly look at just generally good picks that provide an immediate fixture boost but also could remain in the team so as to only set you back one transfer. 

Gameweek 15: Manchester City

This week presents an opportunity for those with a Manchester United, Arsenal or Brentford player to remove them after they have completed their Saturday fixture (and retaining their earned points) and then move to a Manchester City asset.

City will then have three fixtures: Everton (h), West Ham (h) and Aston Villa (a)

The games you would miss would be:

  • Man Utd: Chelsea (a)
  • Arsenal: Newcastle (h)
  • Brentford: Everton (h)

Given the quality of Man City’s options and their immediate fixtures, the preference would be to keep that player and not return to the outgoing asset.

So if budget and team structure allow, moving the likes of a misfiring Bryan Mbuemo on to a Joao Cancelo looks highly likely to improve the team and, as a bonus, net you immediate extra fixtures.

Make sure you bear in mind future single matchdays, though: for example, Brentford play Watford in a single matchday in Gameweek 18 and so having captaincy coverage is preferable. 

These ideas are very team-dependent and designed to inspire some options you may not yet have considered.

Gameweek 16: Liverpool

You have the opportunity to ditch a Newcastle or Crystal Palace asset in Gameweek 16 and pick up a Liverpool player.

Liverpool play Everton (a), Wolves (a) and Aston Villa (h).

The games you would miss would be:

  • Newcastle: Burnley (h)
  • Crystal Palace: Manchester United (a)

It’s unlikely that any of us are carrying a Newcastle player right now so it’s really the likes of Conor Gallagher that we’re looking at here. Now, admittedly, removing the top-scoring midfielder in the game (after he plays Leeds) does not jump out as wise. But in this case, if you were able to move him to high-upside players such as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk or Diego Jota for a stretch of three fixtures as a differential (missing just Man Utd away for your Palace player), it looks odds-on to hit profit.

Going back to Gallagher looks wise afterwards, however, given how fantastic an option he is in Sky this season.

As ever, it’s one to think about if your budget and team structure will allow, as it’s at a cost of two transfers if you go back. One to ponder.

Gameweek 16: Tottenham Hotspur/Man United

Both these teams offer a hop-off point for Arsenal players in Gameweek 16, with those carrying Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang perhaps tempted to switch to Harry Kane, Son Heung-min or Cristiano Ronaldo. Of course, the same could be said for Ben White or any Arsenal player.

Man United face Chelsea (a), Arsenal (h) and Crystal Palace (h), while Spurs meet Burnley (a), Brentford (h) and Norwich (h).

Meanwhile, Arsenal only face Manchester United (a).

The main issue with this move is that Arsenal have a single matchday away to Everton at the end of Gameweek 17. At least we get to see the line-ups for that match, so you could always bring back in Aubameyang, a more preferable long-term hold such as Emile Smith Rowe or skip the game entirely given the likely profit achieved. 

So as an example, you could look at something like Aubameyang to Kane then perhaps replace a misfiring midfielder such as Mbuemo with Smith Rowe. This means you cover captains, gain extra fixtures and give yourself a more preferable long-term team and structure. The timing of your transfers in Sky is key and it’s always worth bearing in mind any fixture gains to be had, even when the player you pick up is for the long term. 


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507 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 17 hours ago

    Ronaldo => Kane FT?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      Not before Watford

      1. Lucky Z
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        Kane vs Leeds at home not at least equal source for scoring?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          If that’s what you think go for it. Club form /motivation not been good and cannot see how Conte can change much with players away over IB. I would rather wait a week then decide

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      After watford

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 17 hours ago

    Would you swap Jota Vardy with Son Wilson for free? Y or N?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      No

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        Thx

  3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 17 hours ago

    Hi guys! I have huge decision ahead of me with 2 FT

    Ramsdale
    James, Chilwell, Cancelo, Livra
    Salah, Foden, Raphinha
    Vardy, Toney, Antonio
    Foster, Saka, Azpi, D. Luiz
    1,5 ITB

    to TAA or not to TAA?

    A) Azpi+Saka+Vardy -> TAA+Son+Hwang (-4)
    B) Azpi+Saka+Vardy -> TAA+Jota+Jesus/Wilson (-4)
    C) Saka+Raphinha+Vardy -> Son+Jota+Wilson (-4)
    D) Saka+Vardy -> Son+Wilson
    E) Something else?

    thanks for the help

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      B

  4. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    23 days, 17 hours ago

    Jota or Bilva?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      Jota

  5. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 17 hours ago

    Rashford looks very good since he came back from the injury. Could be an interesting option in the midfield with easy fixtures coming up. Do you think he will start most of the games? How will they line up, Rashford on the left, Ronaldo upfront and Greenwood on the right possible? Thoughts?

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      I agree! He's looked very sharp, like he was before the injury pre-pandemic. Actually taking players on and dribbling past people now!

      I have no idea with United anymore. If they stick with the 352, I think his minutes will be shared with Cavani, depending on the opponent. So too risky to purchase at the moment.

      I'm hoping a new manager comes in soon and changes the landscape. But one to monitor for now. Very much in my thoughts.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        Basically this. Agreed he's looked very sharp and far more confident in his play than he did essentially all of last season, but I'm reluctant to go near any MU assets if OGS is still in charge (even Ronaldo during their really good run although I probably still will anyway)

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        He has two goals in four games also. But when everyone is fit, he is like Jota with his minutes. And costs 3 million more.

    2. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      For my two penneth', I love Rashy and think he'll get play a decent share.
      But United options up front mean there's inevitably quite a degree of sharing pitch time.

  6. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 17 hours ago

    Which is the better 3.9 5th Def.....amarty or omobamidele?
    Just want one who has greater chance of minutes, hopefully I'll never need them

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      Neither

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        He specifically asked between the two though. Not helpful, just being a wiseguy.

        Omobamidele I personally reckon, van get a gig at centre-back or possible left-back too, as he did the game before Hanley injury, think it was

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks man

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          23 days, 16 hours ago

          Nope just not a fan of non playing spots this season.

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      Omo

  7. artvandelay316
      23 days, 17 hours ago

      With 8.5m to spend, who would be the best replacement for Havertz?
      A) Jota
      B) Foden
      C) Gallagher
      D) Bowen
      E) Raph
      F) Fornals

      At the moment I'm leaning towards Gallagher, which would also give me some cash to upgrade Toney.

      Cheers.

      1. Chaldaea
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          By themselves Jota/Foden.

          Toney still has decent fixtures so don't need to move him even if he has been disappointing.

      2. Legohair
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        Im making one FT this week,which one??
        A. Rudiger to James
        B. Sanchez to Foster

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          A

      3. dshv
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        I like all my 15 players except vardy and mbeumo so

        Vardy mbeumo to Kane Galagher??

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          Yep

        2. Root
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          Just Vardy to Kane and save the other FT

          1. dshv
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 17 hours ago

            I really want to remove mbeumo and give chance to that gallagher’s form.. anyway he will stay at my team for week or two… other subs are raphinha and smith rowe .. so for this week

            1. Bennerman
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 17 hours ago

              I reckon Mbeumo is one goal away from being a hot property.

              I think I think that, anyway. It might be just just I have him

              1. dshv
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 17 hours ago

                He is in my team from 4 weeks and doing nothing…

                1. Bennerman
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 17 hours ago

                  Pretty much same here, yeah. Just feel a midfielder playing properly up front, and cheap, with decent games, and looks half-decent, is a lot of plus points.

                  If he doesn't score soonish he's out of my team, mind

      4. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 17 hours ago

        Guaita
        Chilwell James Cancelo
        Mbeumo Salah Raphinha Havertz
        Kane Toney Antonio

        Foster Dias Livra Brownhill
        2ft. 0m itb.

        Havertz to Jota is my first idea, what to do?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          Do that

        2. Root
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 17 hours ago

          I'd figure out a way to get TAA in.