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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. FPLShaqiri
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What minutes are people expecting from Gordon for the final 5 matches? Start them all?

    Considering Ramsey to Gordon (-4), and benching Toney.

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

      One of the first names on sheet, should be close to max minutes.

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Unless I’ve missed some news, I’d definitely avoid the hit and play Toney

      1. FPLShaqiri
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Only news is that Ramsey is major doubt, and I don't know if that means a doubt for GW37 as well.

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah, knew that. I’d definitely play Toney this week. Even if Ramsey’s is out for 37 (very unlikely), I don’t think you gain points by bringing it forward. I expect Brentford to do well

          1. FPLShaqiri
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers. I ended up doing the hit AND playing Toney. Decided to bench Cash instead, as thinking about it more Toney ir probably marginally better despite the double for Cash.

            1. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              Nice, looking like the right decision after that Cornet goal. Good luck for the rest of the gameweek!

  2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Given we have some more time - give me your best FH drafts this week

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pleade*

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        **Please

    2. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Close to scout picks

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I just realised my FH team is basically the same as the scout picks.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks both

  3. Olesathewheeel
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pick one

    A. KDB (C) Alonso
    B. Foden Son

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

    1. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tough one but A. Not comparing like with like though. Mid def vs mid mid

      1. Olesathewheeel
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah A is 541
        B is 451

        but B gives me Son vs Norwich in 38 with Foden

        A leaves me with no city mid if i do KDB to Son in last GW unless i wanna take a hit or 2

  4. Simmich
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What to do here! 1ft, 0.1itb

    Ramsdale
    Robbo Cancelo Cash
    Barnes Salah(c) Saka Kulu Mount
    Dennis Kane

    Been toying with:
    A) Mount, Kane, Robbo > Mahrez, Jesus, Trent but not sure the -8 is worth it?
    B) Mount, Kane > KDB, Richi (-4)

  5. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone else TC-ing Salah?

    1. Maddamotha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Been done did it

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If you still have TC and no BB this is the week.

  6. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Chasing in ML and FH in 37. Would you do Kane and Coutinho to Richarlison and KdB (c) for a hit?

    Save choice would be Coutinho to Maddison and stick with Salah (c)

    Thanks.

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yea do it

  7. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Correct bench order? Gelhardt Amartey Broja.

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd have Amartey first as more likely to start a game.

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yep

  8. TheKeitaSuccess
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Free hit - thoughts?

    Schmeichel
    Trent, Alonso, Cancelo, Dias
    Salah, KDB, Kulu, Diaz, Mount
    Nketiah

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice. I'd want Saka though.

      1. TheKeitaSuccess
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ye I want him but I don’t have enough to then upgrade Nket, and I don’t want two Arsenal players aha

  9. Rafa_is_a_geordie.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Do we think Amartey starts both games? Currently on bench boost, already used FT. Amartey only one I’m concerned about, would have 5.3 to replace him but would be a -4?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd gamble on an Everton defender. Mykolenko or Mina.

      1. Rafa_is_a_geordie.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you. Mina more attacking threat from set pieces isn’t he?

  10. eskild
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    TC KDB or Jesus?
    Trailing ML by 100 points, so would love a hattrick or two by Jesus but afraid of minute limitations

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      KDB

    2. BraxterStockman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      KDB!

    3. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      KDB

  11. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best goalkeeper for rest of season

    A Schmeichel
    B Pickford

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

      JP

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

      B. They need to win

  12. ChelseaGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    RP
    Foster to Schmeichel for a hit?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, or Pickford

  13. yanky
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    start ben white on bench boost or take out for -4 pt hit? dont like too many 4.5 options for a hit…

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wait for news but I'm tempted to. Holgate probably for me - an uninspiring choice, but may not FH37 and why not?

    2. Fefguero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Keep white. The choices at 4.5 or less are minimal at best. Trust me I analyzed it this week cause I had to get Livra out. Settled on jansson.

      Ultimately keep white

    3. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Only if you can upgrade to a 5m. Guessing it's not an option from your question though

    4. Billybigspuds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      In exactly the same position. Considering Holgate as replacement.

      Any updates on whether White will play today?

  14. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Dubravka to Pickford for -12?
    On bench boost.

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It's essentially a -4 right.
      I'd say yes

  15. donbagino
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1FT, 0 itb, no BB, FH 37 to come
    Ederson
    TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, Alonso (Veltman)
    Salah, Son, Mount (Bruno Gui, KDH)
    Jesus, Nketiah, Pukki

    Team looking not bad at all but I'm afraid of not having Saka, so:
    a) Bruno Gui + Robbo (afraid of 1 game rest) --> Saka + Matip (-4) so Pukki on the bench
    b) Robbo - Matip (for free)
    c) bench Robbo and play KDH
    d) nothing

  16. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which one? on a bb

    A) Saka, Nketiah
    B) KDH, Richarlison

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  17. Fefguero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hey fam need some last minute help on bb.

    Should I be taking another -4 to get kulu out for Barnes?

    1. SonnyPikey
        2 months, 1 day ago

        ALWITE GEEZA

      • Sam Robinson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No, Barnes minutes incertain

      • G00LI0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hi this -8 helps keep Kane &get salah on BB so havertz, raph,Werner & Broja to Gordon,salah,Nketiah & s greenwod?Really struggling to get anything better!

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is Havertz a hold or transfer to
      A L Díaz
      B Mahrez

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

      2. Sid07
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Diaz interesting punt

      3. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm punting on Mahrez.

      4. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B as easier fixtures

      5. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

    4. Sid07
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      who will score more points
      1) weg + 4
      2) niketah

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nketiah

      2. The Invincibles
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nketiah. He's been unfortunate to have scored more points in recent weeks.

    5. Pringle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What do you think about this for free?

      Laporte + Dennis —> Holgate + Richarlison

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not a massive fan tbh.

      2. Sid07
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        yes

      3. Maddamotha
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Why Laporte out?

      4. Vlad Tepes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        no way

    6. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      G2G on bench boost?

      Schmeichel
      TAA Robertson Cancelo Laporte James
      Salah Mahrez Saka Mount
      Nketia
      BB: Foster, Dennis, Pukki, Gordon

      1FT 0.4ITB

    7. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jesus or Richarlison?

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        J

    8. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      How many hits you on and who’s your captain?

      I’m probably going -8

      Salah(c) probably for me, leading a cash ML so seems sensible to go boring

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No hits, Salah captain

      2. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        -8 to get salah

    9. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Replace Schar and Bench white best option upto 5.1m or could replace White with upto 5.4m defender

    10. The Invincibles
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is it worth moving White to Tavares for a free transfer? (Wildcarded last week so have no other moves to make and will free hit next week)

    11. FredUpAlready
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      On a BB and using FH next week.
      Have 1ft and 0.1 itb.
      Would you do Havertz to Foden/Madds/ Diaz or any other options?

      Schmeichel Foster
      Cancelo TAA Alonso Laporte Emerson
      Salah(c) Son Saka Mount Havertz
      Pukki Nketiah Dennis

    12. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Kane and Havertz to:
      A) Son and Jesus
      B) KDB and Richarlison
      Was set on B but not sure about Rich fitness

    13. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What to do with Ben White and Jay Rod this week if they are in your team?

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        On bench, have all dgw players on pitch so no worries about bench this week

      2. G00LI0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What to do with them if your on a bench boost?

    14. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Start one.

      A. White
      B. Tavares

      1. ran
          2 months, 1 day ago

          B