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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. HD7
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Toney for free or Jesus (-4) for 36 and 38?
    Jesus has a DGW, Toney doesnt, but nailed.

  2. Baron Penguin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Used my 2FT already but considering hits.

    1. Havertz to Saka -4
    2. Dennis/Pukki to Nketiah -4
    3. Both -8
    4. Leave it

    1. moonbeams
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Either 1 or 4!
      2 or 4 an absolutely no!

  3. moonbeams
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Kane & Coutinho to KDB & Rich for a -4???

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Why are so many people selling Couthino has something happened? I would not take that hit unless I’m missing something

      1. moonbeams
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        He hasn’t scored higher than 3 points since wk29!

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Kane has amazing fixtures after this and Couthino another double. I wouldn’t take them out as a -4

          1. moonbeams
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Sorry should have said I will be FH37

    2. Baron Penguin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      If captaining KDB then maybe

  4. Salah and Vinagre Chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo (C)? (I have Salah, Jota, and Kane, but no Son or KdB)

  5. choco27
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    White to Mykolenko for -4 and will BB
    Is it worth it?
    Thanx for the opinion

    1. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      tried everton defenders 2 dgws so far this season and it never payed off.

  6. james 101
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Trying again!

    My defence is

    Schmeicy
    Cancelo TAA Robbo

    Have a spare FT

    Would you swap Robbo out for someone?

    Or swap Werner to Jesus?

    (FH next week)

  7. HD7
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Toney or Jesus until end if season?

    1. upforgrabs
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Jesus

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Jesus easily

    3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      jesus by a country mile

      1. HD7
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Think I had to add that Jesus is for -4. I got him though.

  8. Djokovic Airlines
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    ffs have they changed the time players go up or down in the night?
    I looked at 5am, everything was fine. Now I'm 0.1m short of Livra to Holgate. ffs

  9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Final call. Pick one please:

    A) Richarlison Mahrez Pickford Matip Dias
    B) Saka Ederson VVD Cancelo Mykolenko

    1. Reinhold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B

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

    I am on BB and have Ben White. Is it somehow worth it to get a sub 4.8 defender (Everton?) in for him for a hit? Feels a little loose, but if he doesn't play it's such a waste

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      imo he'll play

  11. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    G2G
    Schmeichel
    Holgate TAA James Laporte
    Salah(c) KDB Mount Kulu Saka
    Richarlison

    Ramsdale White Richardson Cucho

    Cheers

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good

  12. Feed tha Sheep
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Mount > Mahrez (-4) yes or no??

    1. Birdman77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I’m a no

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

    Need to use my FT. 0.1M ITB Thoughts on Davies > Tavares? Playing BB

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

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

      Or maybe Robbo > Alonso?

  14. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    what midfield?

    A. Salah, Son, Mount, Saka, Kulu (current)
    B. Salah, Kdb, Mount, Saka, Gordon
    C. Salah, Son, Mahrez, Saka, Gordon

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      b

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

    those with BB, FH and TC left what is you're plan?

    I'm thinking BB this week, TC next week and FH last game of the season. Just don't see the appeal of FH next gw for villa and everton and leave the fh for final gw to take some interesting punts

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Might as well save for next season now

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

      Can you sell them?

  16. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    G2g guys?

    Schmeichal
    TAA - Robbo - Cancelo - James
    Salah (c) - Son - Kulu - Saka - Cout
    Nketiah

    DDG - Telles - Mateta - Weg

  17. KuttiBunja
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Best ST under 5.7mil this week? (NOT NKETIAH)

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      that price point is pretty dire if u take out nketiah

    2. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Broja or Mateta, but both are doubts to start.

      Hwang very likely starts, but his double is awful.

  18. Junks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    On FH and chasing big time. Balls out right??

    Pickford
    Alonso Robbo Cancelo Mina
    Salah Diaz KDB Mahrez Kulu
    Nketiah

    Yay or Nay?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      looks very good

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good. Only thing I'd consider is Diaz to Saka and maybe upgrade Mina, but your team looks fine.

    3. Junks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Thanks both.

  19. KuttiBunja
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Ramsdale, McGovern
    James, Alonso, TAA, Schar, Amartey
    Saka, Martinelli, Havertz, Salah, Kulu
    Kane, Wood, Broja

    2FT 0ITB.
    Want to use BB.
    Willing to take -12!
    Please please any help thank you!

  20. Bobby_Baggio
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Morning all. Bench Boost this week. Got 1FT & 0.3m ITB. Which one please?

    Schmeichel
    Cancelo - Robbo - Laporte
    Coutinho - Saka - Salah - Mount - KDB
    Nkeitah - Mateta

    (Foster) - Pukki - Matip - Fofana

    A) Mateta > Jo Pedro/ 5.6m
    B) Fofana > Holgate/Taveres?

  21. T88MYE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Chasing 40pts … Who to TC (opp has Salah and KDB)

    TAA
    Salah
    Cancelo (current)
    Jesus
    Alonso
    Maddy
    Mount

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      yea keep it on cancelo

  22. KuttiBunja
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Ramsdale, McGovern
    James, Alonso, TAA, Schar, Amartey
    Saka, Martinelli, Havertz, Salah, Kulu
    Kane, Wood, Broja

    2FT 0ITB.
    Want to use BB.
    Willing to take -12!
    Please please any help thank you!

    McGovern to Foster
    Schar to Cancelo
    Havertz to KDH
    Wood to Pukki
    Broja to Dennis

    worth the -12??
    Bench boosting, or shall i -16?
    Have FH left too.. thinking FH 37!

    Any help I would love! Thank you

  23. upforgrabs
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Final piece of the puzzle on FH:

    A) Son + Gordon + Dias
    B) Mahrez + VVD + Alonso
    C) L. Diaz + Maddison + Dias
    D) L. Diaz + Mahrez + Alonso

  24. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    KDB + mount
    or
    Son + foden/mahrez

  25. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Weghorst has been a wonderful trap this season. Really hope he bags a brace today. Good servant!

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

      😛 hangover?

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

    TC ativated!!

    Foster
    Robô James White
    Salah Mount KDB(TC) Kulu Mahrez
    Jesus Nketiah

    GTG?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      gtg mate

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

        Thks

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

    Went for Pickford James Richarlison over Mendy Alonso Pukki ... don't know what to expect really 😛

  28. Adzy
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Rodrigo to nketiah worth -4

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yes if he starts both

  29. Visionaries
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Last minute FH decision.

    Kasper
    Matip, Cancelo, James, Alonso
    Saka, Salah, KDB (c), Maddison, ???
    Jesus ???

    A Diaz
    B Richarlison

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B

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

      TAA

  30. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Which one:

    A) Diaz
    B) Mane
    C) Jota