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How I plan to navigate the next three FPL Gameweeks without any chips

Fantasy Football Scout member Obay Eid, aka FPL Milanista, is currently ranked 90th in the world in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), having finished 473rd in 2020/21.

With three other top 10k ranks to his name, he sits 10th in our Live Hall of Fame.

Obay also posted finishes of 141st in last season’s UCL Fantasy and 668th in Euro 2020 Fantasy, having finished second in the world in the 2016 edition of that tournament.

Here he discusses his push for the top 100 – and how he plans to do it without any chips.


There are three Gameweeks to go before we draw the curtain on what was an interesting, yet tiring FPL season that featured a lot of memories and weird incidents to remember in future years.

First off this week, let me give a brief of how my last couple of Gameweeks went. Unfortunately, I’ll be entering Gameweek 36 on the bounce of three consecutive red arrows that moved me from 27th overall to 90th! Ignoring Cristiano Ronaldo in Gameweek 33 and shifting out Son Heung-min to attack Chelsea’s doubles in Gameweek 34 backfired immensely but this is the game and that is why we all love FPL. So, let’s jump straight into Gameweek 36 thoughts now.

TARGET LEICESTER, VILLA AND EVERTON

The first question here for any FPL manager is whether any chip will be played in this Gameweek and/or whether Gameweek 37 will be a Free Hit week for you or not. In my case, I have no chips remaining and therefore my transfers will need to be beneficial for all three remaining Gameweeks. This will most likely shift our attention to teams like Leicester City, Everton, and Aston Villa, who are all heading towards a ‘double double’.

Leicester got knocked out of the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-finals and are sitting on top of the fixture ticker with 4/5 favorable matches to go. However, a short turnover to Sunday’s tie with Everton could still see the squad heavily rotated, especially given that Brendan Rodgers’ troops have nothing to play for in the Premier League.

Everton, on the other hand, are expected to be charged after a crucial win last week over Chelsea that placed them only two points away from safety with a game in hand. The Toffees will be eager to pick up some victories across the ‘double double’ and secure their stay in the Premier League before their last game away to Arsenal, so are definitely a team that I’m looking at when thinking of my transfers for this week.

Aston Villa, like Leicester, don’t really have much to play for now but are well-rested for this week so we should expect Steven Gerrard to continue playing a strong side across the last three weeks and ensure they finish their season on a high. I already have Philippe Coutinho and Ollie Watkins in my team, and they are going nowhere. It’s worth noting that the doubles for both Everton and Aston Villa in Gameweek 37 are nicer than those in Gameweek 36 and so as we mentioned earlier, your chip strategy could play a significant part as to who to prioritise going into this week.

TRANSFERS UNDER CONSIDERATION

Transfers are very team-dependent and in my case, it really feels wrong backing against Mohamed Salah in a Double Gameweek, especially after he had his rest last week and now has Son Heung-min appearing over his shoulder in the Golden Boot race. The Egyptian has the best minutes per non-penalty expected goal involvement (NPxGI) over the last six Gameweeks and totally dominates all stats across the season. The only issue with bringing back Salah is the fact that my only Spurs player, Harry Kane, will have to make way to fund such a move and that’ll be for a hit, but I do like Richarlison as a forward pick for the obvious reasons mentioned earlier.

Another more aggressive transfer strategy that crossed my mind is to bring in Manchester City midfielders, specifically the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and/or Riyad Mahrez. However, minutes are still unpredictable with City assets (as ever) and their mental situation could be questioned after their horrible loss to Real Madrid.

One differential I could be punting on if I decide to ignore the Salah move is Luis Diaz, who turned things around in Spain after his half-time introduction against Villarreal. However, he does seem to be a one-week gamble and his minutes aren’t guaranteed either. There’ll be a few more hours of tinkering before the deadline but a hit is most likely happening this week.

So I’m prepared to enter this round outside of the top 100 but all hopes are on my starting XI to recover the hit and defend against the many Bench Boosters of the week.

GAMEWEEK 36 ‘BUS TEAM’

Best of luck everyone!


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1,403 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Good luck

    1. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good luck to you too

  2. HVT
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mateta > NKetiah worth a -4?

    1. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Probably, yes

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd say so, yes

  3. Hooky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Good luck Milanista!

    1. milanista10
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thank you Hooky!

  4. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which is better? Last piece of my FH team

    A- 5-4-1 with Matip (have Arnold)
    B- 4-4-2 with Nketiah (have Saka)

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I always favour the attacker

  5. King Huth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    jota vs dias... just for this week...

    who is more likely to play both... but am leaning jota just because when he play he get involve way more (FPL term)

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Dias is likely to play both as he is the only RCB available

      1. King Huth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        liverpool dias sir!

        sorry instruction unclear

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jota

  6. Tomsk
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Matip nailed for both games?
    Konate started quarter and semis in FA cup so do we think he starts final?

    1. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I think Matip will start both league games
      Konate FA cup final and UCL final

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Would assume so. I brought him in this week

  7. Lionac
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Richarlison might still get banned?

    Is it worth risk bringing him in or should I go with Jesus?

  8. BAMBAA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Kane and Barnes -> Salah(c) and Nketiah for -8 to protect rank / lead in ml? Would captain Cancelo if no hits taken.

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yep

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

    Anything worth a hit with this BB team? I know Robbo and Havertz probably won't get two starts. And can I go without Salah?

    Schmeichel Ramsdale
    Robbo Laporte Cancelo Alonso Cash
    KDB (c) Son Havertz Saka Gordon
    Richarlison Watkins Pukki

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

      Just roll with what you have and hope Salah stays quiet

  10. cutch
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    For this GW only:

    A) Salah
    B) KDB

    1. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Both

      1. cutch
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes, I know that. But if you had to choose?

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          It would have to depend if you’re chasing or not and what the rest of your team is. If you have Mahrez or Jesus, for example, I would go Salah.

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

      Prefer A in isolation.

    3. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      In the same boat, having done a Salah>Bruno>KdB hokey cokey!

  11. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    KdB(c) or switch back to Salah (c) for -4..? I fear for my Saturday night being ruined! Really concerned the CL debacle could disrail City.

    1. upforgrabs
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Kdb(c)

  12. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Matip or Cash guys ??

    1. RealSocialDads
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Asking myself the same question...

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Did Matip, confidently

    3. sfcspartans
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Matip

  13. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    0FT 0ITB

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo (VC) Laporte
    Salah (C) Saka Raphinha Kulu
    Kane Nketiah

    Foster - Pukki Gordon Digne

    BB team GTG?

  14. Ste7ieBoy
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Final pick for my FH team?

    a) Luiz Diaz
    b) Richarlison
    c ) Mahrez

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    3. RealSocialDads
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C

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

      Show me your team please

  15. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bench one plz

    Robbo/Maddison/Mount?

    1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Maddison

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

      Rob

  16. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Salah or Kdb captain ?

    1. gmando2011
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’ve gone salah but tempted to switch

    2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mo

    3. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Salah, but KDB if chasing

    4. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      This is the million dollar question…

      Someone asked the same on the last page and 4 replies all said KDB!

  17. luke the lokonga enthusiast
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    start one please

    a) Raya
    B) Foster

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

  18. GC123
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1. Does KDB start both games this week?
      2. Is Robbo almost certainly rested for one of LFC’s 2 games this week?

      1. Oggle22
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        1) yes but comes off when the jobs done (similar to against Madrid ha)

        2) I think he starts both

        1. GC123
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ha! Cheeky dig at Pep? Re Robbo, what’s your logic? The title race? He rested TAA last week and said the only reason he didn’t rest Robbo was he didn’t want to upset the back four too much. No blame, appreciate your advice

        2. Oggle22
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          But that's just my opinion don't blame me if I'm wrong

        3. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          1. Yes, barring injury
          2. Rested for one

      2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        -4 already this week...Bench boost this week, FH next...

        Mateta to Nketiah for another -4?

        Schmeichel
        TAA Laporte Cancelo Alonso
        Salah Son (C) Saka Kulusevski
        Jesus Pukki
        Subs Mateta Dewsbury Hall Davies

        1. Mikel Arteta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes, do it. I think Zaha will play central and Mateta will be benched.

        2. HVT
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Same q as I posted above, talk is Mateta might be on bench so the hit would pay for itself

        3. abaalan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No, who would you play him instead of?

      3. sergioaguero67
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Will Nathan Ake start both games?
        Given the Walker and Stones injury?
        There's Zinchenko too
        But I guess Ake was an unused sub on Wednesday
        Please help

        1. Oggle22
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Im torn between ake and zinchenko myself magbplaybitbsafe and go matip

        2. RealSocialDads
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Unlikely, extremely difficult to say

      4. gmando2011
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Does Maddison start both games??

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He has been loyal for many moons and should bring forth lots of points.

        2. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Don’t see why he wouldn’t now.

      5. RealSocialDads
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Who scores more this week only:

        A. Cash (bur + LIV)
        B. Matip (TOT + avl)

        1. Mikel Arteta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Matip

        2. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Matip 1cs v Villa
          Cash no cs

          1. Boberella
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            This

        3. Il Capitano
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Matip

      6. Mikel Arteta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I only need a rumour that Mendy will miss the next two games to take Foster for Kepa (-4). Watford is down.

      7. Keane There Dunne That
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Start White or Ben Davies

      8. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Pin the TC on the donkey folks

        A) Salah
        B) Son
        C)ancelo

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Cancelo

          1. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ok

        2. Demba Demba
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Salah if you're happy with your rank and leading in ML. Son if you're chasing. Salahs EO will be around 200% this week so very painful to rank if he hauls

        3. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not a good week to TC. Has to have high upside. Salah ain’t gonna have a 20+ Pointer this week and Cancelo isn’t exactly racking up the attacking returns.
          I’d stick it on Son if you have to.

        4. Vlad Tepes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

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

        For free
        A.Son to KDb
        B.B.Davies to Matip

        Or

        Save

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          B

      10. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        3-5-2 with Mount and Mahrez
        Or
        4-4-2 with Laporte and Son

        On FH, so for one week only. Cheers.

      11. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Any updates on City defenders? Could ake play both DGW36?

      12. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Pencils not down.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not even close

      13. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A) Cancelo ©
        or
        B Son ©

        1. artvandelay316
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Personally, wouldn't do either this week, but if pushed, Cancelo.

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Been (C)ancelo all week until now. Thanks!
            Who is your captain?