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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. 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?

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

      Go for it.
      Kane a decent differential in himself tho (especially for 38cap).. how about just cout to Dias/Mahrez?

    2. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Considering a similar move myself. Kane & Ramsey ➡️ Rich & KDB but mine a little less risky since Ramsey Is injured. Or I could just do Ramsey ➡️ Gordon but if then only have 1 city

  2. ezdmanx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Play
    A. Pukki - WHU (H), LEI (A)
    B. Watkins - BUR (A), LIV (H)

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

    For this round only.
    Play Andersen @ home vs Watford
    Or take -4 for Gordon and put Andersen on the bench.

    A) Play Andersen
    B) Yeah, Gordon is worth -4

    I’m leaning towards A, but but..
    Thanks!

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

      A. Dont see Gordon getting 10-11pts

  4. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best move?

    A) Mount –> Mahrez
    B) Emerson –> Matip

    Cheers!

    1. Hawk Eye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

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

    Any news on Ramsey’s fitness?

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

      Looks to be out based on Gerrards comments yesterday.

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

        Cheers! Wondering whether to take another -4 for Gordon. FH next week or GW 38

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

          I'm considering this move, Gordon fixtures in GW37 is part of the reason. Who are you playing if Ramsey misses out? For me getting Gordon would mean benching Toney.

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

            On BB

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

    have to bench boost this right? dont like it for many points but thing i have to chance it …

    Sa, Pukki, Mateta, Ben White

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

      Think you have to go for it at this point...

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

      Wait a week. White injured, Mateta rumoured to be benched. Better fixture for Sa in 37

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

    Jesus or Richarlison, lads?

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

      Jesus

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

      Jesus

    3. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I prefer Jesus but how can we be confident he plays both let alone starts both. At least Rich is nailed if he’s not injured of course

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

    Burn the FT? Will FH next week...

    Schmeichel
    Robbo - TAA - Cancelo - Laporte - James
    Salah - Son - Saka - Mount
    Nketiah

    Pukki - KDH - Gelhardt

    A) Leave as is
    B) Mount -> Foden
    C) Mount -> Maddison, Pukki to Richarlison (-4), bench Nketiah.

  9. krumcake
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Play one of:

    A) Gordon (lei, wat)
    B) Nketiah (LEE, tot)

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

      Nketiah

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

      B

    3. krumcake
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thank you

  10. Ronny Sandstone
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Forfana or Holgate on a FH?

    1. How I met your Mata
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Holgate

      1. Ronny Sandstone
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks was leaning that way too

  11. Bobby_Baggio
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    Mateta > 5.6m which one?
    Fofana > Holgate/Taveres?

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

    (Foster) - Pukki - Matip - Fofana

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

      Fofana out I think. Neither are particularly inspiring but I'd probably go for Tavares. No competition at the moment for his place and Everton have been dodgy on the road.

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

      Keep Fofana. Even if he plays only once still good chance for a clean sheet

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers what about Mateta? Not many options I know, cucho?

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Sorry Pedro?

  12. HD7
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1 FT; 0.7 ITB

    Weghorst Adams to Jesus and Bench Fodder (-4) ?
    I will appreciate your input, mates

    Schmeichel
    Robbo Cancelo James White
    Salah KDB Maddy Mount Saka
    Weghorst

    Bench: Dubravka Adams Greenwood

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

    a) BB with Foster, Holgate, Holding, Broja (-4pts)
    b) BB with Foster, Holding, Amartey, Nketiah (-8pts)
    c) TC Salah, no BB

  14. JollyGoodYellows
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A or B on BB - first to 3 wins.

    A) Schemeical Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Robbo Alonso Dias
    Salah Mount Gordon Saka Kulu
    Jesus Pukki Nketiah

    B) Schemeical Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Robbo Alonso Dias
    Salah Saka Kulu Gordon Ramsey
    Kane Nketiah Pukki

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

      A by a long way

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

      A, once I worked out what the differences were!

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

    Kane and Havertz to:
    A) Son and Jesus
    B) KDB and Richarlison

    1. How I met your Mata
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      For this week B

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

      B

    3. DAZZ
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

  16. How I met your Mata
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A or B

    A Kane and Maddison
    B Son and Jesus

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

      B

  17. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    50K and pushing to chase someone who’s 25K. He’ll go Salah (c).

    Ive gone Son, Sa, Ramsey > KDB, Gordon, Schmeichel -8.

    Feel this is the best chance to catch him, may not get a better opportunity. Nothing to lose!! Good luck too everyone punting and gambling this GW 🙂

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

      Brave moves! Got to be done if you want to even try and catch. Good luck!

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

        Is Son injured or something?

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

          Not that I am aware of.

  18. liboo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Captain ??
    A. Salah
    B. KDB.

    ??

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

      If save and looking to maintain rank Salah, if pushing and chasing then KDB, wont get a better opportunity

    2. How I met your Mata
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

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

      A

  19. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who is the most likely Leicester asset to play twice. The fixtures this week look too great to pass up

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Maddison has a good chance IMO

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

      Schmeichel

  20. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Better option on 1 ft. Fh37

    A) Watkins to Richarlison
    B) Martinelli to Gordon

  21. jackx13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How likely is that Lukaku starts vs Wolves? And will he replace Havertz or Werner with Havertz shifting right?

    1. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I think it’s very likely after Tuchels comments. Considering him myself but if he fails it would be such an obviously bad transfer lol

  22. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bench Robbo here the right call?

    Foster
    TAA Cancelo Laporte Alonso
    Salah Saka Mount Havertz Gordon
    Kane
    Dubravka Robbo JRod Dobbin

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

      Close, but I'd probably bench Gordon instead.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah such a headache!

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

      Tough but probably there

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

      Bench Gordon over Robbo imo.

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

    Is Elanga > KDH worth a hit?

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

      No

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

      Yeah

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Gordon more upside if you can afford it IMO

  24. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    BB36 (FH37)

    A) White + Cucho > Tavares + Pukki
    B) White + Cucho > 4.8 + Nketiah
    C) Cucho > Dennis

    Rival has Nketiah and I’m chasing 40 points

    Thanks

  25. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Tempted to FH to get KDB in. Yeah or nah? Already on a -4pts

    Ramsdale
    TAA Alonso Cancelo Laporte
    Salah Saka Coutinho Mount Kulu
    Richarlison

    A) White + Kane to Cancelo + Richarlison -4pts

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

      No to losing Kane

    2. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would this double for Spurs is suited more to Son & Kulu

  26. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on Barnes, Kane, Broja > Salah, Richarlison and 4.5 for a -8..?

    Then would have Salah or KdB to captain...

    1. Evans
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If you could stretch to Gordon I.e plus Salah and Richarlinson then otherwise probably not

      Spurs fixtures are not great for dgw but do improve

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I have Gordon. I will be in a 3-5-2

        Kasper
        Trent Robbo Davies
        KdB Saka Kulu BARNES Gordon
        Werner KANE

        BROJA White Schar

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would

  27. Evans
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    can’t find anyone that fits my bill of good dgw in 36 and 38 which also gives me enough cash to bring in a chelsea for their final game at home against relegated watford

    so thinking of doing Broja to Gelhardt, Free hit 37, then using the money banked from the transfer in 36 to upgrade Couthino to Mount in the final GW

    I have one FT and 0 ITB
    Current rank 1.1k

    This is my team

    Foster
    Laporte, TTA, James, Royal
    Salah, KDB, Son, Saka, Coutinho
    Watkins

    Subs Dubravka, Broja (Gelhardt) Tsmikas, Greenwood

    1. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      With a Salah, KdB, Son team I'd just chill out and pour a Tennents. 🙂

      1. Evans
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ha …. Spoken like a true veteran of the game and something triggerlips would do.

        Just wished I didn’t have villa assets !

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Good spot yes that's one of his.

          Broja out looks good for anyone. He stinks!

          1. Evans
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            He certainly does

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

    Who gets more points GW36 Alonso or matip? Thanks

    1. mdm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Alonso by far

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

        Tempted by him although huge risk doesn’t play v Leeds

  29. luke25
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pope Foster
    TAA Robbo Dias Holgate Sessegnon
    Son KDB Zaha Havertz Martinelli
    Pukki Nketiah King

    On -4 currently triple captaining KDB and benching King, Holgate and Sessegnon.

    Is it worth another -4 for King to Dennis and play bench boost instead? Thanks

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

      Now or never with BB

  30. Birdman77
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    On BB, thoughts?

    a) Mateta to Nketiah
    c) Mateta to Richarlison, Coutinho to Gordon for a hit