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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. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on Barnes? Thinking of moving Havertz to him

    Other options Foden & Gordon

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Any ideas why he got subbed at 45? Strictly tactical? I like the move as he’s fresh

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I wouldn’t swap Havertz to Barnes!
      Barnes has done nothing to suggest he is nailed or in form.

    3. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Don’t.

    4. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No

    5. Two footed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Don’t do it.

  2. The Parrot
      1 month, 29 days ago

      1) Robbo + Foden + 4
      2) TAA + Kulu

    • OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bottomed…
      2FT .1itb FH available;
      Pope
      Trent robbo cancelo Emerson
      Son saka salah
      Weghorst Kane mateta

      Steele mendy amartey brunoG

      Any ideas?

    • Tomsk
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Triple captained Cancelo instead of Salah.
      Trying to go from OR 40k to top 10k (think I’m gonna end GW at 200k lol)

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yea might be better off tc on Trent or mahrez if trying to gain rank

      2. ILOVEBAPS
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Good shout.

      3. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        GL

      4. Killitzer
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This is the first TC post I’ve seen. Am debating that too

      5. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I think it's worth a risk and captaincy will be very spread.

    • Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thoughts on BB team?

      Foster Schmiecal
      Matip Cancelo Alonso TAA Soyuncu
      KDB Salah Saka Maddison Gordon
      Rich Nketiah Dennis

      1. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Excellent. (Apart form maybe Soyuncu)

        1. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I agree.

    • Killitzer
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Morning all.

      I have BB and TC. Was planning BB but need a -8 just to have a meh bench.

      SA
      MATIP CASH RUDIGER
      SALAH MADDY SAKA RAPHINHA KULU
      KANE RICHARLISON
      Subs Dub Schlar Weg Kilman*

      1. BB -8 = Dias + £4.6m defender
      2. TC Salah
      3. -4 Dub ➡️ Scmichael (play him instead of Sa)

      Cheers for any input

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Bb this week and tc Everton or villa player next week

      2. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yeah, not sure you’ve got the upside with TC this week. Do the -8 for a decent BB and TC in 37

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        2 & 3

    • Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Ramsdale (Foster)
      Alexander-Arnold Cancelo Van Dijk Dias Alonso
      Salah De Bruyne Mount Saka (Gordon)
      Richarlison (Nketiah Dennis)

      How's that for a free hit team?

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Gtg

        1. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Merci Arsene!

    • Colby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Please feel free to assess my FH36 squad everyone:

      Schmeichel
      TAA Cancelo Alonso
      Salah KDB Saka Raphinha Maddison
      Jesus Nketiah

      Foster Ayling Johnson Richardson

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No to raphinha

    • rdpx
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      WERNER. ->. JESUS

      -4

      Y\N?

      1. The Parrot
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Y

        • OneArseneWenger32
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yea

        • OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Y

        • Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Y

        • Two footed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes

        • Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Not that unlikely both plays one game, so for a hit its risky but no guts no glory so yes 🙂

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Given I bottomed and this is from a reliable source:

        "Butland, Eze, Olise, Edouard and Wilf all start. A lot of changes today."

        Sounds like Mateta could be benched.

        1. yanky
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          not what i want to hear lol

        2. Silecro
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Mateta hype ended exactly like the Edouard hype. People refused to be warned

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Very hindsightey on Mateta. He is definitely their favoured center-forward now. Edouard definitely isn't.

        3. Free Hat
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dont know for sure,
          but expected mateta to be benched either way

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yeah not 100% but Viera was talking about Wilf in a central role this week. Edouard, Olise & Eze all start so could even be a 442.

            Can't see a three up top with Mateta in as it'd be Zaha, Edouard, Olise, with Eze in midfield three.

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Plenty of SGWs for many players this DGW I suspect!

        5. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Can you link the sauce?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            It's a Palace fan forum where you need a login to view. The poster is very reliable, always is.

            FPL Focal will probably post on Twitter later as he's previously shared the same source.

            I'm going to sell Mateta based on this, I'm pretty confident.

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Cool thanks. I believe you.

      3. Planet Jo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Best £6m Midfielder with a double this week?

        1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Gordon

          1. Planet Jo
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Already have him! Need another.

        2. jackx13
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Odegaard or Gray for me

        3. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Martinelli, Gray

      4. yanky
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        do we know if ben white was training? on bench boost and considering taking him out for hit but lack of options— spurs def or holgate/tomiyasu/amartey?

      5. swervinho
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mahrez or Jesus?

        1. OneArseneWenger32
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Jesus less risky, mahrez if you’re going for glory!

        2. Hairy Potter
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Mahrez if you have a midfield spot free?

      6. rdpx
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Does anyone have\want Rodri?

        1. Planet Jo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Maybe, yes

        2. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Good value so why not

        3. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No. Too expensive. Awful value.

          For 0.5m more you can get Laporte!

        4. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No. If he wasnt a City mid, would you even go there? Way too defensive for FPL

      7. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Start one
        A. Matip (have TAA)
        B. Gordon (behave Rich)
        C. Nketiah

        1. swervinho
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          C

      8. Slitherene
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Captain Salah or Son?

        1. swervinho
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Salah

        2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Salah

      9. Heres hoping x 7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Gabriel Jesus certain to start at least 1 game this week?

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          it's pep so nothing is guaranteed

      10. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ramsdale
        Taa James Laporte
        Salah Foden Mount Saka Martinelli
        Kane Watkins

        Dubravka Davies Schar 4.5fwd

        1ft 0.3 itb. Planning fh37 mostly.

        A) Martinelli to gordon
        B) Watkins to Richarlison
        C) Martinelli + Watkins to Gordon + Richarlison(-4)
        D) Any other move.

      11. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Captain choice.

        A. Mahrez
        B. Salah

        Cheers

        1. swervinho
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Salah

        2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          B

      12. pakornk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Any help?

        A. Bernardo and Richarlison
        or
        B. Foden and Pukki?

        1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A

      13. Kaysonlad
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Salah or Jesus Captain??

          1. zingzangzola
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Thinking the same, plus son in the mix.

            Salah - could minutes be managed with champs final in mind?

            Jesus - on form and city will push everything into the title now.

            Son - on form but crap fixtures.

        • JollyGoodYellows
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          On a BB is it worth a -4 to do Ramsey > KDH? Already have Gordon so I think KDH is my only option.

          1. ILOVEBAPS
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I don’t think so.

            1. JollyGoodYellows
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              So just hope he plays 1 game?

        • ILOVEBAPS
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          How long until deadline?

          1. Ibralicious
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            2 hrs

            1. ILOVEBAPS
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Thank you!

          2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            2 hrs

        • McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Would you do this for a BB

          Sanchez Dalot and Barnes

          ~~>

          Schmicheal Laporte and KDH

          -12 and use BB

        • Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Morning all. BB this week. Got 1FT & 0.3m ITB. Fofana out but to who?

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

          (Foster) - Pukki - Matip - Fofana

          1. Firmino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Mateta apparently benched

            1. Bobby_Baggio
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Problem is no other alternatives at that price

        • Olesathewheeel
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Moin Folks!

          A. KDB (C) Alonso
          B. Foden Son

          Salah (own him in both scenarios) but will be captain if B.

          Please lmk your thoughts!

        • abaalan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A) pukki to nketiah -4
          B) havertz to odegaard -4
          C) not worth it

          1. Pino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            C

          2. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            C

        • Pino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Would you sell White for -4?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'm doing it on BB but who for?

        • Clem Fandango
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Final piece in the team. Would you have…..

          Nketiah in a 3-5-2
          Romero in a 4-5-1

          I’m wishful thinking that Spurs could keep it tight and Romero will be in for good bonus….. if he doesn’t mistime a reducer anyway!

          Richarlison *?*
          Son Maddison KDB Saka Salah
          Alonso *?* TAA Cancelo
          Schmeicel

          On a free hit. 0.1 short for Matip and can’t get there as using Tsimikas as the only 3.7 for bench fodder.
          Rest of bench is as cheap as it gets.

        • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          OK so getting rid of Kane and Son in FH last week was truly awful, 41 points awful with KDB(C) Salah(VC).

          Currently with KDB captain again but really thinking of selling him or Salah for Son. Any thoughts please?