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

    Son or KDB this week?

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      KDB for sure

    2. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Kdb

    3. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Kdb

    4. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      KdB

    5. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      KDB

  2. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Who is ur C ?

    1. Kodap
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Salah

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Took a hit to sell Mane for Salah (c)

    3. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Salah ATM but I’m chasing so considering Saka too

    4. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      KdB

    5. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      KDB

  3. dwain100
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    FH Team. 0 in the bank and bench is fodder.
    Schmeichel
    Matip Concelo Alonso
    Salah Saka De Bruyne Son Diaz
    Richarlson Jesus

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

      Looks good

  4. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Any advice here please?

    BB36 (FH37)

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

    Rival has Nketiah and I’m chasing 40 points

    Thanks

    1. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Have to go different to catch up. Don't think you will make up the difference with Pukki tho

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

        Hmm. Tricky. Have 7 other players different if that helps

    2. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      All boils down to your other differentials and captain choice. I would go with Nketiah and rely on the rest of the team

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

        Cool, thanks

  5. Josh.E
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      captain KDB or Salah?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 hours ago

        Kdb

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 hours ago

        Tricky. I would probably be more tempted by KDB

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

        Salah

    • Mozumbus
        2 months, 2 hours ago

        Keane + White > Mykolenko + Tavares for -4, DGW36 only, BB.
        Yes or No?
        Thanks

        1. swervinho
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          no

          1. Mozumbus
              2 months, 2 hours ago

              Thanks. How about White > Tavares using FT. And keeping Keane.
              Yes or No.
              Something else?

        2. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Need two cheap defenders for my BB, 9.3m budget.

          A) Ake, Emerson
          B) Zinchenko, Tsimikas
          C) suggestions?

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

            What’s your defence?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 hours ago

              Cancelo Trent James White* Bednarek

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

                B.

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

            Mykolenko and Tavares?

        3. FlockofSeagulls
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Start Jesus or Nketiah?

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

            Jesus

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

            J

          3. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Jesus

        4. Mr Ozil
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Any earlu news on Chelsea players?

        5. Champions League Varane
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          If ranked 151k .. 8 points behind second in ML and 30 behind the top.

          Captain Cancelo or Salah?

          1. tokara
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Salah

          2. jonnybhoy
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Salah

        6. donbagino
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          What's your opionion about Robbo, 90 only 1 game from the beginning?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Yeah many expecting a rest against Villa. Not sure why he isn't just subbed early

            1. donbagino
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 hours ago

              robbo - matip for FT with FH 37 to come?

              1. Pukki Party
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 hours ago

                I wouldn't. Robbo will still play in every gameweek even though possibly just one game this week

              2. donbagino
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 hours ago

                this switch would alow me to do Bruno G -
                Saka (-4). Worth it?

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            I reckon he will play both.

            1. Bollard
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 hours ago

              All this Robbo bench talk is subjective. Spurs could easily put a spanner in the works today forcing klopps hand to play him at villa. So much could happen - I’m just keeping him, especially for last two gameweeks

          3. Yome
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            He will be rested against villa, he should have been rested last week

        7. Simmich
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          A or B?

          A) Kulu + Kane > Mahrez + Jesus
          B) Mount + Kane > KDB + Richi

          1. BERGKOP
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            B

        8. Ribus
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Play one:
          A) pukki
          B) dennis

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

            B

          2. Rog.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            A

          3. swervinho
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            tough one - Pukki by a hair

        9. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Which combo scores more?

          A. KDB (gw36) + Son (gw38) + Gordon (gw36 and gw38)

          OR

          B. Son (gw36 and gw38) + Gordon (gw36) + Toney (gw38)

          1. dwain100
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            A

          2. Rog.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            A

        10. Rog.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Who scores more 36 + 38

          A) Maddison (EVE, NOR, SOU)
          B) Kulu (liv, ARS, nor)

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

            A

          2. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            B

          3. Miro
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            a

        11. Fernandito
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Havertz and Ramsdale to Maddison and Ederson worth a hit?

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

            Yea

          2. Miro
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            no

        12. BremerHB
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          1 FT, 1.2 ITB. Might burn the FT...

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

          Pukki - KDH - Gelhardt

          Any changes or GTG?

          1. MARVELLUS
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Gtg, good team

        13. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Thinking Robo plays v spurs and surely Liverpool have to win every game so could Robo start v villa then come off at 60mins?

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Could do!

          2. MARVELLUS
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            They also had to win vs Newc, and he rested Trent and Salah. He may start both but i don't expect it.

          3. PartyTime
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Benched vs Villa imo

          4. Hairy Potter
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Wouldn't be surprised if he started both matches.

          5. E25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            On current form he can do plenty of damage in one game tbh

          6. Wheato182
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Doubt it Tsmikas a very reliable cover for a game pool should win. I'll be surprised if they actually manage to keep him after this season tbh

          7. Yome
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            They have a fa cup to win next weekend so he will be rested against villa

        14. MARVELLUS
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Think this is my FH team, anywhere to improve?

          Schmeichel
          Matip TAA Cancelo Dias Alonso
          Salah(c) KDB Saka Son (Gordon)
          Nketiah (4.5, 4.5)

          Good luck all!

          1. Miro
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            gtg

        15. Heisenberg W. W.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 hours 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)
          4. Dub+Weg+Raph+Amartey>Schmeichel+Laporte+Dewsbury Hall+Nketiah (-8)

          1. MARVELLUS
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            2

        16. Tabbara
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Who to bench
          Nketiah or Digne
          Thx

          1. swervinho
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Digne

        17. Miro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Bench one:

          A) Coutinho
          B) Barnes
          C) Cash

          1. MARVELLUS
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            C

        18. King Kohli
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          A or B on FH

          A. Luis Diaz + VVD + Cancelo
          B. Richarlison + TAA + Dias

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

            A

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            A

          3. BERGKOP
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            A

        19. Wheato182
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Chasing ML, rival likely go for Salah or KDB with the armband, any spicy picks for the TC chip? Thinking Saka or Jesus....

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

            Mahrez?

          2. swervinho
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Cancelo

            1. Wheato182
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 hours ago

              He is on my mind!!

          3. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Son

        20. T88MYE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Play 2…

          Jesus
          Mount
          Maddison
          Laporte
          Alonso

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Jesus and laporte but wouldn't feel comfortable benching any of the others

            1. T88MYE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 hours ago

              My team.. need to drop 1..

              Schmeichal
              TAA Cancelo Laporte Alonso
              Salah Son Maddy Mount
              Watkins Jesus Nketiah

              (Forster Elanga Timiskas)

        21. pukunui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Play one: A) A Gordon B) R James. Doubtful about minutes for James.

          1. T88MYE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            A

          2. Miro
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            B

        22. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          New crowd for new opinions please.

          Boys, please. This is doing my nut in, what are you taking:

          A. Coutinho Kane > KDB Richy (451)
          B. Coutinho Broja > Brownhill Richy (442)

          Thoughts:
          1. Big cash league im behind 4 points, I have a good team set up for rest of season but he has KdB.
          2. KDB looked shattered/carrying something v Madrid (why would Pep bring his best player off on 72mins)
          3. Looking ahead 37 game v WH is Mark Nobles last home game. Atmosphere will be rocking (thinking last game at Upton Park type). So may be a difficult game for City.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            Why only boys?

        23. Sid07
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          pick 2 for this gw
          1) richarlson
          2) jesus
          3) watkins

        24. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          G2G?

          RAMSDALE, FOSTER
          CANCELO, LAPORTE, ROBBO, JAMES, ALONSO
          SALAH, KDB, MOUNT, KULU, MARTINELLI
          PUKKI, NKETIAH, Broja

          Bank 0.0m, 0FT, BB(36), FH(37)

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

            Fancy

        25. Lucky Z
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          Rich flag is formality?

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            It’s just because of Lampard’s comments yesterday about his ankle. Probably fine

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

            That is the formality when a manager says a player is dealing with an issue, yep.