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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. BERGKOP
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Dias or Laporte? Why am I seeing Laporte transfers out?

    1. Leeroy357
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Laporte is safer. Dias more likely to be rotated since he's not long come back from injury

      1. How I met your Mata
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Laporte looked to have a niggle in vs Madrid

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Laporte was cramping at the end of the Real game... Maybe that's one reason.

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Dias

    4. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Laporte

    5. BERGKOP
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thanks all!

  2. sklarface
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Wanting to get Richarlison into a BB but need to lose Robbo / Laporte to free up funds (both are rotation risks imo).

    A. Laporte to Ake or Zinchenko?
    B. Robbo for to Matip?

    1. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      What’s your team?

      1. sklarface
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Schmeichel / Foster
        Cash / Alonso / Robbo / Laporte / Cancelo
        Saka / Son/ Salah / Ramsey / Gordon
        Nketiah / WATKINS / Weghorst

        Looking to take a -8 to shift Weghorst, Ramsey and one of Laporte/Robbo

  3. Happyhiccup
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Is castagne more likely to play twice than amartey?

    1. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yea but obviously much more expensive

    2. Evans
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He didn’t play midweek, so probably yes

    3. luke25
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      If he does he's a great shout this week but so difficult to call with them

  4. Leeroy357
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Any reason not to pull the trigger on Richarlison in for a hit?

    1. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Probably pays off

  5. Weekesey
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    A: Kane + Coutinho

    B: KDB + Richarlison

    1. Evans
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Got to get rid of Mateta really. BB36.

    Schmeichel
    TAA Robertson Cancelo James
    Salah Havertz Maddison Kulusevski
    Kane Nketiah
    // Foster / Mateta* / Gordon / Tavares

    A) Mateta/Havertz > Jesus/KDH
    B) Mateta/Havertz > Richarlison/5.7m
    C) Mateta/Havertz > Dennis/Saka

    Or something crazy like:
    D) Kane/Havertz/Mateta > Jesus/Son/Dennis

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

    2. Evans
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B Richarlison and Nkietah

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I have Nketiah already.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Plus that's a midfield spot 😆

    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Does it have to be Havertz out? Have you considered
      Robertson + Mateta -> Matip + Richarlison?

      For my own team, do you think that would be worth a -8? (On BB obvs)

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks for the reply. Personally that leaves me 0.2m short.

        I don't love it as Robbo could easily pay back the points in latter weeks he may even still start both.

        Personally not worth a -8, but could go either way.

        1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah I kind of agree, hopefully Mateta gets a cameo for me.

          For you, I think it depends on whether you have any chips left (FH37)?

          If not then I would go B, with either Gordon or Martinelli who I think is being slightly overlooked due to slight rotation recently. However, I'm not a fan of bringing in Everton players to take on both GKs in Schmeichel and Foster.

          If you do FH in 37, I would go A, and pray for Leicester to actually give a damn and Jesus to get 130+ mins which I think is likely and also think City will demolish someone soon, like Wolves, out of spite.

  7. luke25
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Is it worth bench boosting for -4 if my bench is Pope Sessegnon Holgate Dennis?

    Other option is not taking a -4 and having KDB as triple captain, thanks

    1. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Now is as good a time as any to use the TC

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Go BB as you won’t have as good an opportunity, whereas TC could work 37 or 38

  8. G00LI0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Repost:

    What to do with Ben White and Jay Rod if on bench boost?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wondering the same with White. Leaning towards selling if he’s a doubt for Leeds

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      White will probably miss the Leeds game, so he only has Spurs away, which is a tough game.

  9. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I’m 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

  10. frenchfries
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    BB team

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo(C) TAA Rudiger
    Salah Coutinho Kulu Saka Gordon
    Kane Richarlison

    Foster Amartey Holgate Pukki

    Need to gain 40pts on ML leader. Go for it with Cancelo captain?

    He has no BB and no Cancelo

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Go for it

    2. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yes worth the risk over Salah if chasing points

    3. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I say no even with salah captain you can gain that with BB and few differentials. Salah outscores cancelo imo

  11. CABAYE4
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    A. Cancelo and White
    B. Laporte and Rudiger

    Both non-City players a minutes risk so thinking of just going with Cancelo.

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Can you do Cancelo with someone other than White ?

      1. CABAYE4
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        No as I own White and Rudiger so can only sell one.

  12. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    FFS scout has no Jota starting. If Liverpool's preferred front 3 likely line up for the cup final is Salah Mane and Diaz and also assuming Salah starts all games now, if the scout line up is correct that would mean either Mane or Diaz would be lining up to play Chelsea for their third start in 7 days.

    Seems unlikely and Mane is due a rest. I think Jota starts both Spurs and Villa.

  13. BremerHB
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    A) Mount -> Foden
    B) Mount -> Maddison, Pukki to Richarlison (-4), bench Nketiah.
    C) Neither, play Mount & Nketiah. Pukki 1st bench.

    1. MikeS
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Surely keep mount, two easy games? Both wolves and Leeds are awful

      1. BremerHB
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I'm tending towards it now too. I might be burning the FT at this rate...

  14. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Any team news?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No start for Mateta apparently

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Scenes!

  15. Rog.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    BB this week, FH next week.

    A) Havertz + Pukki -> Kulu + Rich (Seems an upgrade in both positions)
    B) Havertz + Mount -> Son + Gray (A bit scared to lose Mount even if he plays like 120 across the two but like Son for 38)
    C) Havertz + Laporte -> Mahrez + Gabriel/Tavares (Seems a bit punty but not sold on Laportes minutes, seeing most people bring him in)

  16. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    See a lot of people not liking the look of Maddi. Any reason?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I couldn't fit him in my midfield as went Mount instead on FH as think the Wolves fixture is too good to miss. I think Maddi will do well against Norwich. Newcastle had a lot of joy with through balls against Norwich.

  17. MikeS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Coutinho and Werner to kdb and nketiah -8?

  18. Mozumbus
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Whom to get rid first using FT:
      A. Keane
      B. White
      DGW36 only, BB
      Thanks

    • Lucas8406
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thoughts on Robbo?

      1. Evans
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        For one game only

      2. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Will play 1 v spurs but risk benched v villa

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Fit

    • outernational
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Scraping the bottom of the barrel here due to a lack of funds, but is it worth making the following move on bench boost for a hit?

      Mateta (WAT) to Joao Pedro (cry, EVE)

      1. Rog.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I don’t think so

      2. Evans
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        That is the pure definition of scraping the barrel would,probably stick with Mateta

        1. outernational
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks, that's what I thought!

    • Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      -8 done... Good to go? Bench OK?

      Foster
      TAA Alonso Dias
      Salah (c) Son Kulu Saka Mahrez
      Nketiah Dennis

      Pope Rudiger Toney Ait-Nouri

    • Visionaries
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thoughts on final FH draft

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

      Risky going no Trent but allows everyone I want

      1. dwain100
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        You confident about the double Chelsea defence, rotation wise?

        1. Visionaries
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Not at all, but my rivals have them and no FH.
          I think they could do sufficient damage in the first game however

    • Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A)havertz & Broja to Salah & s greenwood -4 or B)Robo, havertz & Broja to Alonso,salah & Dennis-12? Thanks

      1. Evans
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A

        1. Stranger Mings
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Cheers guess risking taking out Robo and getting Alonso with fa cup soon

    • Clarity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Any help greatly appreciated, currently on wildcard with bench boost still (I messed up)

      Foster
      Trent, Alonso, James, Laporte
      Salah, KDB, Foden, KDB
      Richardson, Nketiah

      Bench: Raya, Holgate,

      1. Clarity
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Bench: Raya, Holgate, Gordon, Ferguson.

        ITB: 0.2

    • HEY JUDE
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Captain
      a. Kdb or b. Mahrez

      1. Evans
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A

      2. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A

    • Viper
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Ramsdale -> Kasper worth a -4?

      1. Evans
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        For a keeper …. Nah

      2. Kun Tozser
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Nah

    • Kun Tozser
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Who scores more in GW36

      TAA

      Son

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Switching from 4 / 3 at the back

      2. Evans
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Son

      3. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Son

    • Pachi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      What to do?

      A) play barnes
      B) bench barnes and play richarlison for -4

      1. Evans
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        B

    • MikeS
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Chance of Jesus playing in both games? Need to get rid of Werner..

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Should get enough minutes

    • Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Current team
      Dubravka*-Ramsdale
      James-Alonso-TAA-Cancelo-Amartey
      Son-Saka-Kulu-Salah-Raphina
      Pukki-Dennis-Weg*

      2ft and will bench boost
      1. Dub+Weg > Schmeichel +Nketiah
      2. Dub+Weg+Amartey > Foster+Neketiah+Royal (-4)
      3. Dub+Weg+Raph>Foster+Nketiah+Maddisson (-4)