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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
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Leeroy357
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Laporte looked to have a niggle in vs Madrid

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Dias

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

      Laporte

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

      Thanks all!

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

      What’s your team?

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

      Is castagne more likely to play twice than amartey?

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

        Yea but obviously much more expensive

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

        He didn’t play midweek, so probably yes

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

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

    • Leeroy357
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Die Hard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Probably pays off

    • Weekesey
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A: Kane + Coutinho

      B: KDB + Richarlison

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

        B

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

        B

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

        A

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

        B Richarlison and Nkietah

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

          I have Nketiah already.

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

          Plus that's a midfield spot 😆

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Repost:

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

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

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

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

    • PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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

    • frenchfries
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Go for it

      2. Die Hard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes worth the risk over Salah if chasing points

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

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

    • CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Can you do Cancelo with someone other than White ?

        1. CABAYE4
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

    • BremerHB
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

    • Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Any team news?

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

        No start for Mateta apparently

        1. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Scenes!

    • Rog.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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)

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

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

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

    • MikeS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Coutinho and Werner to kdb and nketiah -8?

    • Mozumbus
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

      • Lucas8406
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thoughts on Robbo?

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

          For one game only

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

          Will play 1 v spurs but risk benched v villa

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Fit

      • outernational
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I don’t think so

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

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

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

            Thanks, that's what I thought!

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

          You confident about the double Chelsea defence, rotation wise?

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

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

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

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

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

          A

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

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

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

          Bench: Raya, Holgate, Gordon, Ferguson.

          ITB: 0.2

      • HEY JUDE
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Captain
        a. Kdb or b. Mahrez

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

          A

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

          A

      • Viper
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ramsdale -> Kasper worth a -4?

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

          For a keeper …. Nah

        2. Kun Tozser
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Nah

      • Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Who scores more in GW36

        TAA

        Son

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Switching from 4 / 3 at the back

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

          Son

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

          Son

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

        What to do?

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

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

          B

      • MikeS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Should get enough minutes

      • Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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)