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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. Solanke
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is Mendy likely to start both games? Or is Kepa in contention for any?

  2. The Polymath
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Which high-profile players are most likely to only play once in the DGW?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      a few of the city boys and chelsea/liverpool may rotate with fa cup final i'd imagine

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Unfortunately Robbo 🙁

  3. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Been decided on Son(C) KDB(VC) for the majority of the week after initially planning the opposite but starting to get cold feet on it and feeling like reverting. My gut all week has told me to back Son but it's hard to ignore those fixtures for City

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Just sold Son for (K)DB

      1. Tango74
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I just can’t do that t, son is so nailed

        I have 1FT and still deciding lol

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

      I'd cap KdB all day here over Son. Gave my reasoning last night on the hot topic.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Now u have got me questioning myself. Iv kept Son on a FH.

        Son/Salah/kdb/Saka/Gordon

        Could lose him to Diaz/Jota etc and get a 2nd striker.

        Then I'd have to bench gordon whom I fancy to do well.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think Son could get another double digiter v Arsenal but overall would expect KDB to just about pip him

  4. Ribus
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Mount & Havertz -> Mahrez & Saka for free?

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      In a heartbeat

  5. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Salah vs De Bruyne for the armband. I’m just leaning towards KDB. Any opinions anyone.

    1. DeuloRad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Same, but I don't own KDB

    2. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Salah if leading
      KDB if chasing

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I’m doing both??

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          The double capt chip. Lovely.

          1. Colby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Cheers everyone. KDB it is.

  6. DeuloRad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who to vice captain?

    Foster
    Cancelo Laporte Robertson Matip
    Salah(c) Martinelli Saka Kulu
    Nketiah Jesus

    Schmeichel | Werner, Alonso, Mount | BB

    1. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Saka or Cancelo

  7. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Salah or Saka captain ?

    Sounds silly but I’m chasing 40+.

    Logical part of my brain says stick with Salah. It’s Salah and I can make up the difference with my 8 differentials on a bench boost.

    Another voice in my head says Saka and go all in!

  8. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play Martinelli, Gordon or Cash?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martinelli

  9. How I met your Mata
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    A or B

    A Maddison
    B Jesus

    1. DeuloRad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

      1. damiang2233
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      (B)y far

    4. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Just to confuse things - A

  10. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    GTG? Any hit?

    Ederson
    TAA/Robo/Cancelo/Alonso
    Salah/KDB(c)/Mount/Saka/Kulu
    Pukki

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Looks good to me, GL

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        GL mate!

  11. outernational
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any truth to the rumors that Guaita and Mateta won't start for Palace? I have both players on my bench boost. Scout predictions suggest Guaita starts but not Mateta.

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Vieira spoke about Zaha playing as a CF so Mateta certainly may be true. Not sure on Guaita

      1. outernational
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks, may need to cancel my BB.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Can you delay the BB ? Guaita and Mateta have DGW37.

      1. outernational
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes, I can delay to GW37, but it would mean FH 38.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Highly reliable source. They probably won't start.

      1. outernational
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks for the heads up Hazz. I'm probably going to delay the BB to 37.

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

    Richarlison or Jesus this week? Can only get one

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Jesus

    2. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Rich

    3. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      J

      1. sklarface
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers

  13. MikeS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone Captaining Richarlison?

    1. damiang2233
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Was debating it but went for Salah

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The overthinkers

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Next GW, maybe

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Another -4 Ramsey for Gordon worth it, even with FH next week?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ramsey is out so I would take the hit

    2. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I would

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      We would

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cheers, GL!

  15. HD7
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

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

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      toney

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Can see him hauling in GW38

    2. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Richarlison

      1. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This, most games to play, and fighting for survival

  16. PKnox11
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Joao Pedro or Gordon for this week?

      1. notlob legin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Gordon

      2. Cojones of Destiny
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Gordon

    • gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bottomed.

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

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

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

    • Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Decided to go Mahrez + Jesus instead of KDB + Dias.

      Can't believe I am playing Pep roulette again...

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I would have picked KDB and Dias 😆

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          That is the more secure pick for sure. I just want to get that top10k finish and currently safe picks won't do that.

      2. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Good luck!

    • ManUtdFan977
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      On a bench boost fofana or holgate

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Holgate

      2. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Holy ate

    • damiang2233
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Have Salah captain at the minute but will he play both games?

      1. LeicesterA
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I think he will, had a rest a few games back.

    • Mozumbus
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Who is expected to get more minutes in DGW36:
        A. White
        B. Keane
        Need to get rid one of them using FT.
        Thanks.

        1. notlob legin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I'd get rid of both

          1. Mozumbus
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Whom for?
              Budget 9.3
              BB, DGW36 only
              Already triple up Leicester

        2. LeicesterA
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Is this mad? Worried about Robbo playing one game and Pukki being Pukki...

          Robbo & Pukki > Alonso & Richarlison (-4)

          Thanks!

          1. nolard
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Robbo to VVD?
            Pukki isn't the first I would move.

        3. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Who is gonna play most minutes this DGW ?
          A- Son
          B- Salah
          C- Cancelo

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            CBA in this order

          2. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            All virtually 180. Dont worry about any of those

        4. Cojones of Destiny
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Chasing, Cap choice
          a. Saka
          b. Mahrez
          c. Son
          d. Cancelo

          1. DF
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            D

          2. OptimusBlack
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            C

        5. Cal1umz
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Would you do a -4 to bring in Nketiah for Weghorst or just play Digne?

          1. jason_ni
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Play digne

            1. Cal1umz
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Thank you

        6. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          One of toughest capt calls ever.

          A) Salah ( safer, less chance of huge gains)
          B) Kdb ( riskier, could get great boost, or great drop if salah does salah things)

        7. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          If you knew that Mahrez and KdB both started twice. Price doesn't matter.

          Who would you back to score more?

          1. Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Mahrez

          2. jason_ni
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Maybe mahrez now that he's on pens.
            But I think kdb starts both and gets more mins over mahrez.

          3. notlob legin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Mahrez

          4. DeuloRad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Equal

          5. Hairy Potter
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Mahrez

          6. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Mahrez

          7. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Riyad

          8. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Mahrez

          9. Kun Tozser
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Have both as can’t call it

          10. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            KDB

          11. nolard
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            KDB, just a better player overall, more consistent.

        8. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Any news on if White starts? Did he train today?
          Thanks guys.

        9. DF
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A 'rephrasing'...
          Best move for 36?

          A Robertson (roll the FT)
          B Dias (Robbo to Dias for free)
          C Richarlison (Robbo to Digne (benched 36 and play 37), and Dobbin to Richarlison (-4))

        10. fplfansss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          GTG?

          Foster
          TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Royal
          Maddison, Salah, Saka, Gordon
          Pukki, Kane

          De Gea, Weghorst, Willock, Williams