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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. frenchfries
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Chasing 48 pts

    I have BB this week and he has no chips

    Do i need to go with a differential captain?

    Thinking Cancelo as he does not have him. Him likely to go with Salah

    1. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Simple answer is yes if you want any hope of catching him.

      Only way will be differential capt, and hope his pick fails.

      1. frenchfries
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Thanks

  2. Olesathewheeel
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    KDB + Mount OR SON + Foden?

  3. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Stull cant decide what to do with Havertz

    A Keep
    B Foden
    C Maddison
    D Gordon

  4. ididnt
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Laporte or Dias?

    1. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Dias

    2. Cal1umz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      I went for Dias if that helps

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      I went for Dias

  5. Lucas8406
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Dennis and Robbo to Matip and Rich (-4)?

    Concerned about Robbos minutes

    1. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Good moves

  6. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Is this a good move for -8.
    (Top of ML and in top 3k overall).

    Robbo, Mount, Havertz and Sa
    To
    James, Mahrez, Diaz, Schmeichel

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Wild but in a good way. Although they look more like the kind of moves a chaser would make...

      1. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Hes chasing top 1k!

  7. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Playing BB

    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) Schar > Holgate for -4

  8. smix
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Any changes here ? BB active- 1 FT, 1.3 ITB
    Foster Schemeichel
    Alonso Robbo Matip Cash Cancelo
    Saka Salah Son Coutinho* Gordon
    Richarlison Dennis Nketiah

  9. markus808
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Best everton defender for the end of the season?

    1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Mykolenko or nobody.

    2. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Not really anyone but Mykolenko if I had to choose

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Myko or holgate

    4. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      You think they will be heavily rotated, or just not worth it?

    5. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      don't

  10. boroie
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Werner -> Jesus for a hit?

    1. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Yes

      1. Viper
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Yes

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Yesses

    3. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Yes from me

    4. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Y

  11. dwain100
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Getting nervous about Diaz and his points. Better choice - Mount or Maddison?

    1. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Why concerned?
      Think he will start both games to be honest. Mane due a rest and Diaz has proved he’s now first choice

      1. dwain100
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Thanks. Last minute jitters

  12. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    A) James or
    B) Dias

    To replace Robbo so I can bring in Diaz.

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      B although I have A

  13. Viper
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Would it be silly to bring in KDB & not captain him?

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Not silly, points are points.

    3. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Not if you have Salah - Salah if leading KDB if chasing

    4. Two footed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      I’m assuming you have Salah too? Coin toss between the two.

  14. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Play Robbo or Gordon?

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Robbo. You really think Gordon's on a comparable level?

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Team and bench gtg?

    Pickford
    James Laporte Robertson Cancelo
    Salah KDB L Díaz Saka
    Watkins Nketiah

    Ramsdale Gordon Cash Broja

  16. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Ramsey ➡️ Gordon

    Kane & Ramsey ➡️ Rich & KDB(C) -4

    Kane, Barnes & Ramsey ➡️ Jesus, KDB(C) & Gordon

    1. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      3rd option is -8

  17. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    For -8

    A) Kane + Schar > Jesus + Cancelo
    B) Kane + Schar > Richa + Cancelo
    C) Not worth removing Kane

  18. Two footed
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    I was fairly set on keeping both Mount and Havertz, but I’m now not so sure. Keep Mount and ship Havertz to city mid?

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Y to mahrez

      1. Two footed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Thanks. Mahrez would involve a hit. Foden?

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Oh go foden to avoid hit

    2. Sinichi
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Same here.

      Foden had a long game on weds.....

  19. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Bottled it.

    KdB(c) & Werner > Salah(c) & Richarlison -4. Just can't take punishment from Salah later and I think I'll gain a lot of minutes on Rich also saving me a transfer next week.

    See how it goes! I'm not feeling particualrly upbeat about City. Maybe they'll prove me wrong but that midweek result was brutal.

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Wrong decision. Just like Pep, you bottled it

  20. james 101
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Help?

    My defence is

    Schmeicy
    Cancelo TAA Robbo

    Have a spare FT

    Would you swap Robbo out for someone?

    (FH next week)

    1. james 101
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Or would you use it swapping Werner to someone?
      (I have Nketiah too)

      1. james 101
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Eg Jesus

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Keep Robbo, maybe Werner - Jesus?

        1. james 101
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Just did that. Thanks mate

  21. Goooo Rickie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Who scores more this gw?

    TONEY
    or
    LAPORTE -4

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      L

    2. nolard
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Toney

  22. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Is this a decent BB team? Anything worth a hit? 0.9 itb.

    Schmeichel Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Alonso Cash
    Son Saka Mahrez Maddison Gordon
    Watkins Jesus Pukki

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      GTG

  23. sklarface
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    On a BB taking a -8:
    - Robbo to Matip (needed to free up funds)
    - Ramsey to KDH
    - Weghorst to Jesus

    Schmeichel / Foster
    Cash / Alonso / Matip / Cancelo / Laporte
    Saka / KDH / Salah / Son / Gordon
    Nketiah / Watkins / Jesus

    GTG?

  24. Gooner97
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Do you think Ben White is gonna start both matches?

  25. LeicesterA
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Can’t decide. Is this mad? Worried about Robbo playing one game and Pukki being Pukki...

    Robbo & Pukki > Alonso & Richarlison (-4)

    Thanks!

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      I would

      1. LeicesterA
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Thank you!

  26. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    A. Ramsey to Saka -4
    B. Werner and coutinho to kdb (c) nketiah -8
    C. Werner to Jesus -4
    D. Leave
    E. Other (pls state)

    Team:

    Ramsey (dubravka)
    Taa-cancelo-james-cash-(coady)
    Coutinho-salah(c)-kulu-mount-(Ramsey)
    Richarlison-werner-(Toney)

    £2.7mn itb, chasing rival c. 40 points

    Thanks for any help 🙂

  27. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Switching capt from mo to Kevin.

    Bb this week so if it backfires, hopefully the bench points make up the difference!

  28. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Mateta not playing?

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      What makes you think so? Any news?

      1. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        LTFPL said on his stream quoting FPL Focal that Edouard starts, Mateta & Guiaita not playing possibly...

        From fan forums apparently.

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Thanks mate

  29. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Help! Any updates on White? Can't find any from where I am.
    Thanks!