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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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Worth Free hitting this team?

    Pope
    TAA Cancelo Reece Silva Royal
    Salah Havertz Zaha Kulu
    Kane

    1 FT. Can use FH next week.

    1. JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I’d save

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      yep

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yea pope to kasper

  2. LosSurenos
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Any suggestions for changes to this? Cheers

      Ramsdale (Sanchez)
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Gabriel (Dalot)
      Salah Mount Son Kulesevski (Martinelli)
      Dennis Pukki (Broja)

    • theroadrunner
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      is fofana nailed for the double?

      1. Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No major injury could easily be rested

    • Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Start Cash or Dennis?

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Cash

    • theroadrunner
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      davies or royal for the double?

      1. JPSpurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Royal is a donkey but has more potential

        1. theroadrunner
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          but you think he starts both?

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Davies

    • JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Captain KDB or Son?

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Son

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Son

      3. JPSpurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Loving the confidence, guess he enjoys playing attacking teams…

      4. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I'm going for KDB. Son could easily haul v Arsenal though, I have nothing against that option either

    • Akshatjazz
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Havertz > Foden thoughts ?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yes

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yup

      4. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Firm no

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Tough one, assume both play similar minutes?
        Havertz 123 mins per xGI in last 6 vs. Foden 251

    • Tanishq2095
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Good to go? On FH

      Schmiechel (Steele)
      Alonso, Cancelo, TAA
      Son, Mahrez, Salah, Mount
      Nketiah, Jesus, Richarlison

      Bench: Gordon, Holding, Holgate

      Please suggest.

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Gtg

    • ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Havertz to Foden for -4 good?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yep

      2. Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        If you think Foden starts twice yes

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I didn't even love it for free tbh

      4. Two footed
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Not sure whether Foden will start both.

    • Sid07
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      pick 2 for this game week
      1) richarlson
      2) jesus
      3) watkins

      1. Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        First 2 easily

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        1&2

      3. Hy liverpool
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        1 and 2

      4. DeuloRad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        1 & 2

      5. Sid07
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        thanks everyone

    • HD7
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      1 FT; 0.7 ITB

      Weghorst Adams to Jesus and Bench Fodder (-4) ?
      I will appreciate your input, mates

      Schmeichel
      Robbo Cancelo James White
      Salah KDB Maddy Mount Saka
      Weghorst

      Dubravka Adams Greenwood

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Bench boost team. 1FT, 1.7m.

      Sterling >> KDB or Son?

      Foster
      TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Laporte
      Salah(C), Sterling, Saka, Mount
      Dennis, Nketiah
      (Schmeichel, Davies, Pukki, KDH)

    • KeanosMagic
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Trailing in my ML by about 50 points with no chips left, so who do I captain?

        The block - Salah
        Slight differential - KDB
        Gamble - Mahrez

        1. Horace Pike
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Riyadh, not many opportunities to gain ground

        2. nolard
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I'd say KDB, there is also another DGW next week. A 50 swing is within reach. All it takes is the right/wrong captain

          1. tokara
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            this

      • Nightf0x
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Captain whom:

        A) son
        B) salah
        C) cancelo

        1. Horace Pike
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Egyptian king

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          B

        3. Hy liverpool
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Cancel

        4. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          B

      • Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Answer questions as well as asking... Come on guys

        1. DeuloRad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I agree with the first part. Second part, not for me

          1. Horace Pike
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Haha

          2. LEEDSLEEDSLEEDS
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          B

      • Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Nketiah or Matip on FH?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Matip

        2. Horace Pike
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Tough one

          Eddie if you think he'll return and arsenal beat Leeds, which would mean he most likely starts Vs spurs

        3. notlob legin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Matip

      • wildnothing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Any help much appreciated. How to maximise this BB? 1 ft 1.8 itb.

        Schmeichel Ramsdale
        Robbo Cancelo Cash Justin Alonso
        Son Havertz Saka Barnes Gordon
        Kane Pukki Watkins

      • cigan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Chasing a big gap so I did Doherty+Coutinho+Kane > Cancelo+Mahrez(TC)+Jesus for -8

        Obviously could easily backfire but screw it, high ceiling and all of that. Only question is do I TC Mahrez or Cancelo?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          GL Cancelo

        2. outernational
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Mahrez as he has the better form.

        3. Horace Pike
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Mahrez if it's a big gap, go big or go home

          1. cigan
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            my exact thoughts currently, last chance to go big

      • Lucky Z
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        on FH

        A. Maddison + Laporte
        B. Foden + Matip

        1. cigan
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          a

      • gmando2011
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Can someone sell me Maddison or Mount I’ve swapped them in and out so many times

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Mount

          1. gmando2011
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            That’s good enough for me

      • Kantelele
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Who give more points for GW 36 & 37 ? :
          A. Son (liv,ARS,BUR) & Holgate (lei,wat,BRE,CRY)
          B. Maddison (NOR,EVE,wat,che) & Robertson (TOT,av,sou)

          1. ScottyMaz12
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            A

          2. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            A

        • Macca71
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          On BB. Taken -4 so far. Do I take another hit to change Thomas to Fofana (who is also more likely to start GW38)?

        • ScottyMaz12
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Best option for Free Hit team?

          a) Schmeichel, Cancelo
          b) Ederson, Alonso

          1. cigan
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            b

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            B

          3. notlob legin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            A

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          good to go?

          Schmeichel
          Alonso Cancelo TAA Laporte Mykolenko
          Salah Mount Saka KDB
          Richarlison
          Foster Nketiah Gordon Gelhardt

          1. DeuloRad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I'd play Nketiah over Mykolenko. You probably should get a captain too!

        • AnyoneButLiverpool
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Guys, my team is a complete mess this week and I really need some help.

          Sa Ramsdale

          Robertson Cancelo Laporte Rudiger Cash

          KDB Kulveski Saka Barnes Ramsey

          Richarlison Kane Nekiteh

          Already on a -12 and no money in the bank. Would you keep this team as it is or sell Ramsey for Gordon?

          1. Horace Pike
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Far from a mess, if anything you've got a benching headache unless you're on BB

            1. AnyoneButLiverpool
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              yes im on BB

          2. Macca71
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I take it you’re BB’ing? I took a hit to make that move. Ramsey a risk for both games and second against Liverpool. I’m not a mad fan of Gordon but need a 2-starter on BB (imo)

            1. AnyoneButLiverpool
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              He's probably my best option since I have no money in the bank.

        • Mozumbus
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Who will score more in DGW36:
            A. Keane
            B. Holgate
            C. Tavares

            1. Horace Pike
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Keane is allergic to DGW it's a serious medical condition

              Go C

              1. Mozumbus
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Haha. Do you think Keane will start both matches?

              2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                All could get negative points

                1. Mozumbus
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Oops. Who gonna score better than Keane?

              3. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Bottomed

              4. AudereESTFacere
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Need to make up 50 points on ML leader, do I:

                A. Werner, Ramsey, Schar > Richarlison, Gordon, T.Silva = -8

                B. Kane, Werner, Mateta, Ramsey, Schar, White > Richarlison, Nketiah, Pukki, Mahrez, Alonso, Laporte = -20

                I'll use BB this week and have a FH left, current team is:

                Ramsdale Foster
                Cancelo Robbo White Schar Amartey
                Salah Kulu Mount Saka Ramsey
                Kane Werner Mateta

                Conscious of having a BB of White, Mateta, Amartey if I go for A over B

              5. DeuloRad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Topped

                1. DeuloRad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  And lovin it

              6. Mino Raiola
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                A) Madison and Richalison (-4)
                B) Dennis and Foden

                On BB

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  B