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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. Pukki Party
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Luke Thomas worth a -4 over a sgw player?

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

      Luke Thomas is a SGW player

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

      Not guaranteed even 1 start let alone 2, and Leicester defense has been woeful too

    3. Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks guys

  2. Akshatjazz
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Who to captain ?

    a) Foden
    b) Salah
    c) Kane
    d) Saka

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

      B

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Salah

    3. Sinichi
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      C.

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

    How are we all today?

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

      Enjoying a nice warm breezy day, how about you

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

      Deulofail needs to learn to count

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

        😮

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

      Sweaty

    4. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Excited!

  4. Bobadoba
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    I'm chasing in mini league.

    Jesus or Salah captain?

    (Rival will probably captain Salah)

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

      Who do you think will score most points?

    2. Hig1990
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      You’ve just answered your own question. I’m in same boat and Captaining KDB over Salah

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

        Ignore your rival, just set your team to score the most points. Fear is why you are behind to begin with

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

    Is this worth a -4?

    Ramsdale > Schmeichel
    T.Silva > Laporte/Dias
    Pukki > Nkeitiah

  6. Hig1990
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    1FT and on BB with 0.1M ITB any suggestions?

    Schmeichel
    TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Laporte, Davies
    KDB (C), Salah, Mount, Kulu, KDH
    Nketia, Pukki, Joao Pedro

    1. T88MYE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      KDH for Gordon

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

      KDH to Gordon would be good, but frustratingly you are 0.1 short.

    3. Hig1990
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah, i looked at that move and I’m short. Not to worry, may roll the FT and plan for 38 as I have my FH for 37

      1. T88MYE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        You lose the FT. Make a GW 38 move now

        1. Hig1990
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Ok, cheers

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

    Shorter version? Best pick?

    A. KDB
    B. Son

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

      B

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

      Kdb

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

      A

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

      A

    5. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      De Bruyne is less owned in top 5k (where you are) and I think you have to at least try to beat the template with differential like him at this point.

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

        Thanks mate! I’ll go there yeah. Good luck to you

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

    Bottomed

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

      Argh so close

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

      Alright, keep that to yourself mate

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

        Open to offers

  9. T88MYE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Any changes?

    Schmeichal
    (TC)ancelo, TAA, Alonso
    Son, Salah, Mount, Maddy
    Watkins, Jesus, Nketiah

    Forster Laporte Elanga Tsimikas

  10. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is Richy fit just noticed flag?

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

      Playing with a niggle, should start

      1. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Ta

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

      "Richarlison is expected to be fine despite ongoing soreness caused an ankle injury picked up in the Merseyside derby."

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/team-news/

  11. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Any Ben White news?

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

      Betty White?

  12. Zaruto
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    What about White? Any spy @arsenal training?

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

    On Free Hit

    a. Richarlison
    b. Maddsion

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

      Rich

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

        thanks

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

    White? Best of the colours?

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

      Nah, not even a colour.

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

        Its all the colours

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

      Ask Dazz

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

        Ha.

  15. Al-Chemy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Which option here lads? FH37

    A) Jesus & Maddison
    B) Richarlison & Foden

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

      A

  16. fplgaruda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 12 days ago

    City triple
    A. 2 def, 1 att
    B. 1 def, 2 att

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

      A for security of starts

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A

  17. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    How many minutes does get Alonso get ? Thanks

    1. Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      180

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Blimey you reckon plays full games with fa cup 3 days later?

    2. Tomerick
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Somewhere between 0 and 180 I’d say

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks c helpful

  18. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Whats the bird of safe sex called?

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

      Condor(m)

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

      Pukki?

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

      Swallow

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

      prophylac tit

  19. Aikon123
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Hi all,

    Any changes to FH team?

    Schmeichel
    TAA, Alonso, Cancelo
    Salah, KDB, Son, Saka, Gordon
    Rich, Nketiah.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Looks v.hard to fault...!

      1. Aikon123
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks!

  20. Viper
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    A. Jesus + Diaz & Salah (c)

    B. KDB (c) + Martinelli & Salah

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

      thats like 4 Q's hidden in 1!
      lol

      1. Viper
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Just trying to make it as straight forward as possible 🙂

        That's what all the questions come down to

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

      A

  21. smix
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Need a differential captain! Mount (c) sounds good ?

    1. Viper
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Nah, I'd look elsewhere personally

      1. smix
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Mahrez maybe ?

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

      eeeeughhh!

  22. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Guaita not starting, apparently. And Edouard starting

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

      Are you sure? I might have to cancel my BB if that is the case.

  23. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    If you use FH37 you only get 1 transfer right in GW38 rather than 2?

    1. Athletico Timbo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Correct

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks everyone for replies to my Free hit question

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

      Yes. FH's removes all extra Free Transfers you may have had.

    3. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Correct

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      yep

    5. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      That's correct

    6. Hig1990
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      What about if you have 2FTs next week and you want to use FH? Can you make the 2 FTs and then activate the FH? So your 2 FTs are in team for 38?

  24. LLoris
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    I have TAA Robbo James Alonso.
    Which do I take out for Cancelo or none?

    1. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Robbo

  25. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Would you start Andersen or White?

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

      Andersen

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

        Have a good weekend

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

    Will Leicester fold now?
    Not much to play for....I am weary of bringing in players. Who do people have from Leicester?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Schmeichel only for me

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

      Pride is a big motivating factor, I never underestimate it.

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

      Just Schmeichel

    4. AC Yew
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Schmeichel only currently. Thinking of bringing in Maddison but unsure if he starts both

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

        I don't think he does. Not many do, so there is no perfect DGW.

        1. AC Yew
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Ive gone with Saka instead

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

            This makes sense. GL!

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

      Yeah, pride. Let's see though.
      But at home they should be good.

      Have Justin only myself, but considering one up front, if I knew who play.

      I haven't seen any press news from Leicester before the game. Was there any?

    6. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      It's a tricky situation, season's gone and it's a chance to blood newbies like Brunt and Tavares.

      On the other hand, morale is at an all-time low among fans after Roma display. Brendan's job is on the line and 0/1 pt from Everton and Norwich at home will probably see him get P45.

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

        Is the job really on the line?

  27. Kantelele
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Leicester lineup leak ?

      1. Viper
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No chance

    • Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Any 4.4m defender worth a -4 over Bednarek (bre)?

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

        Nope

    • Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Need to replace schar with some one who will start as have Whte whose a doubt and no bench thinking Zinchenko Ake or plag it sage and go with Keane

      1. Mozumbus
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Is Keane nailed?

      2. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Maddison likely to start both games? Deciding between him & Saka for last midfield spot

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

          I think not. Play Saka for sure.
          Leicester no motivation really. Arsenal fight for the CL spot.