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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. Viper
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Just to give everyone a heads up. Richardson, Burnley striker dropped to 4.4m last night

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

      Perfect for FH37

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks for this, I'm sure it'll come in handy for FH next week

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

      Is Sone of the Richard any good ?

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

        Only for FPL budget reasons 🙂

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

      Added to my wildcard. Thx

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

      That's useful to know, thanks.

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

    Schmeichal
    Cancelo, TAA, james, cash
    Havertz, Salah(c) , Mount, coutinho
    Watkins, pukki

    Foster, Dennis, matip, saka

    Using bench boost.

    Generally happy, but concerns on havertz and mount. Have 2 fts....

    Would like to get kdb in but its a stretch......

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

      I’m keeping both Mount and Havertz…just praying they’ll get decent minutes over both games.

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

        Thats the worry. Especially with fa cup next week...

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

    Somehow I ended up without Saka, should sell Coutinho to get Arsenal man back ?
    Don't have any other fires to put out.

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

      Thinking of making this move myself, just deciding between him & Maddison

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

        Maddison is on my personal troll list, somewhere between Hazard and Vardy so not an option for me.

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

      I would yeah

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

      Get Saka

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks guys !

  4. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Does Broja start today?

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

      2 points if he does

  5. Going Home
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    a) Mount
    b) Diaz
    c) Jota

    Free hit next week

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

      B

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

      Diaz

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

    Looking at going (C) Canceló over Salah because chasing ML leader 100pts..

    Thoughts? 🙂

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

      Nothing to lose, go for it.

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

      What are the other options?

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

        None, really. Maybe Mount or TAA 🙂

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

          Go for it then

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

      Like it - the last time an attacking wingback played Newcastle come to mind! (Doherty)

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

        Nice hah! Thanks.

    4. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

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

    For this week only before switching to Son in 37

    A Mahrez
    B KDB

    1. CarelessGenius©
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

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

      B

  8. CarelessGenius©
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Start:
    1. Amartey
    or
    2. Dennis?

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

      Dennis

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

    I still can't decide on these last slot for my FH team

    A) TAA + Mount
    B) Matip + Son

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

      B

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

      B

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

      B

    4. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

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

      A

  10. Feed tha Sheep
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    First to 3 please?

    A. Mount > Mahrez (-4)
    B. Robertson > Cancelo (-4)
    C. No hit

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

      C

    2. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      C

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

    A. Havertz & Weghorst -> KDB & 4.4m striker. Play Martinelli

    B. Havertz & Weghorst -> Diaz & Jesus. Bench Martinelli

    No hits for either.

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

      A, did you see what happened last time Martinelli faced Leeds

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

        I did indeed. How amazing would that again

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

          Indeed it would be

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

      A

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A

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

      A

  12. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Benching TAA, Kane and Dias because why not 😀

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

      BB?

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

        Of course 🙂

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

      I would play TAA and Kane and Dias too if no other city defence

  13. donbagino
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    a) Switching Robbo-->Matip would alow me to do Bruno Gui -- >Saka for (-4).
    Worth it?
    b) Mount - Saka for FT? (no Chelsea md/fw if b))

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Is Matip as likely to be benched for a game as Robertson?

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

        Matip is a regular starter in league games, but there is Konate...

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

    BB36! Good to go? GL all!

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

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Looks good, GL Rafa

  15. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Final one: play Kulu or Pukki? Currently on Kulu.

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

      All day Kulu

    2. DF
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I'd wanna play both but would go Pukki in your shoes.

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

      Kulu

  16. fantasist
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Should I get rid of Mount or Maddison to bring in de Bruyne?

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

      Yes. Maddi

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Only if you're cap him

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

      I'd sell Mount for KDB. Maddison still has great upside, especially vs. Leicester

    4. MikeS
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Not mount

    5. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Madds

  17. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Tavares nailed to play both?

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

      I think it's likely as long as he doesn't have a mare vs. Leeds

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

      possibly or may go for experience of cedric v spurs

  18. DF
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Who scores more in 36?
    A Robertson
    B Dias
    C Richarlison (-4)

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

      C

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

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

      A

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

      Robertson

    5. DF
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Hmmmm...

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

      B

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

      B

    8. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

  19. MikeS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Which is better:

    A. Coutinho and Werner to kdb and nketiah -8
    B. Werner to Jesus -4

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

      Definitely not A

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

        Werner unlikely to play tho? And coutinho looks poor

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

          Bon Werner but you picked Coutinho for a reason and he has another great double next week.

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

      B my opinion

  20. 1966
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is minus 12 crazy for decent bench?

    Kane, Havertz, White, Collins and Gelhardt to Richarlison, Gordon, Nketiah, TAA and Dias?

    Opinions appreciated, thanks.

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

      I'm thinking of doing same. Depends if you can spare -12 incase you don't get a good return

      1. 1966
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Suppose it depends how much you think you’ll gain. I’m worried that Havertz doesn’t start and Mané has hard fixtures whilst Richarlison is on form and good fixtures.

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

      I think its too much.

      1. 1966
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        It’s a lot but I’m worried about going without TAA and Richarlison, think they cold both haul.

  21. tryf88
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Captain KDB or Salah if chasing by 35?
    Start White or Weggy?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      KDB and White

  22. HD7
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Best forward to have until end of season? Excluding Kane*

    Jesus, Richa? Anyone else?

  23. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Play 1;

    A) Coutinho
    B) Gordon

    Cheers.

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

  24. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    My rank 10.8k. Do these moves get me up into top 10k, or will they backfire?

    Kane+Coutinho to Rich+KDB (next week FH, then KDB to Son in 38).

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Like those moves

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

        Too risky at my rank, or worth the risk?

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      With only 800 places, any single player exploding or failling can make a difference- don't overthink it.

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

        Thanks. So you're for the move or against?

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

          I would sell Coutinho.
          Kane likes North London Derby.
          There is something off about KDB's fitness, he was subbed off early against Real Madrid, small alarm bell for me.

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

            Dzięki. Pep said the KDB sub was tactical.

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

              Nie ma za co.
              Why would you sub off your best player in the Champions League semi final when it's still in balance ?
              Not saying he's injured but maybe not fully fit.

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

                Thanks. I lived in Warsaw for 6 years. Going straight to Son is my alternative - ie: Kane+Coutinho to Rich+Son. Saves a transfer in 38.

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

                  Decisions, decisions for you.
                  KDB might be great so please don't be swayed by me just consider what I mentioned.

                  Good luck in getting into top 10k.

                  Powodzenia !

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

                    Ty też 🙂

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

    Dennis goes mad this DGW36 right?!

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

      Red card again?

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

        Blimey I don’t think I can bring myself to do another -4 to get him then!!

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

          I certainly wouldn't take a hit for him. I've seen a lot of people getting him this week but I'm not quite sure, Watford are as good as relegated and I don't see it being a "shackles are off" kind of thing

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

            Thanks Do you think pukki better?

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

              Maybe yeah, has a bit of form and at least Norwich are still decent going forward

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

      No

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

        Mmmm… pukki better?

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

      Of course

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

        Palace away tricky so could be blank ?

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

          Dennis the menace will resurrect this gw

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

            Yeh … what could go wrong with Dennis on a DGW

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

              Everything 🙁

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

                Phew I avoid by going for a 4.6 forward !!

  26. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Which one? Both options for -4.

    (1) Kane and Raphinha to Nketiah and KDB
    (2) Raphinha and TAA to Mahrez and Dias

  27. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Final BB Team

    Ramsdale-Schmeichel
    Taa-Cancelo-Alonso-James-Amartey
    Son-Saka-Kulu-Salah-Raphina
    Dennis-Pukki-Nketiah

    0.2 itb 0FT

  28. Alexis Nonsense
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is Richarlison a risk?

    Many teams with him, he was my transfer this week, but flagged and also this investigation going on....

  29. Tanishq2095
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    On FH

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

    Bench: Gordon, Holding, Holgate

    Gtg?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I like it, my FH starting XI is the same except Saka instead of Richarlison.

  30. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Pope* Dub
    TAA James Alonso Cash Schar*
    Salah Saka Kulu Havertz Gordon
    Kane Pukki Nketiah

    Playing BB and not happy with Schar obviously, and can't take him out without getting rid of someone else. What should I do?

    A) Kane + Schar > Jesus + Cancelo -8
    B) Pope + Schar > Schmeichel + Tavares -8
    C) Nothing