FPL Double Gameweek

It’s been scheduled for Gameweek 34: the week of doubles; the week of give-me-more; the week of second helpings; the Double Gameweek (DGW).

What’s your tactic? I played my Free Hit chip for the blank Gameweek and it didn’t give me the point differential I wanted. I still have my Wildcard though and will be looking to take advantage of bringing in the right players for the upcoming DGW. The Free Hit chip may be the best option, however, as the DGW teams don’t play on GW35.

The following is a starting-XI of players from each of the DGW clubs who I’m thinking are must-haves for that Gameweek (keep in mind this may change due to injuries and other unforeseeable circumstances):

Bournemouth

  • MID: Stanislas – Two goals in his last two matches. The Cherries’ strikers aren’t getting it done right now, but he is.

Burnley

  • FWD: Wood – He’s scored three and has one assist in his last three matches. Worth a go in my opinion.
  • DEF: Tarkowski or Ward might be too, but I don’t see clean sheets on the horizon against Leicester and Chelsea (even if both matches are at home).

Brighton

  • MID: Gröss – The German has a goal and three apples in his last five matches. He may be back to his old ways from earlier in the season.

Chelsea

  • MID: Hazard – Will he show up during the DGW? He’s a maybe in my starting-XI. If you can fit him in go for it, but he hasn’t shown up the last two matches.
  • DEF: Alonso or Azpilicueta – Either may be viable options as Chelsea play Southampton and Burnley. Chelsea’s final string of fixtures is somewhat favourable too (plus Alonso on FKs is always dangerous).

Leicester

  • FWD: Vardy  – I went from Kane to Vardy. Just seemed logical. Let’s hope it pays off and I can redistribute my leftover funds appropriately.
  • MID: Mahrez – He’s back in favour and up to his old tricks. I see him getting returns in both matches against Burnley and Southampton.

Liverpool

  • MID: Salah – You may think, wait a minute, Liverpool doesn’t have a DGW! I know. But you can’t afford to leave the king of this FPL season out of your lineup. You’ll get torched if you don’t include him—he’s playing Bournemouth (at home). Plus, if you’re like me, he’s gained about £1.0 in value.

Manchester United

  • FWD: Lukaku – He’s heating up. Three goals and two assists in his last five matches, (and goals in his last couple international matches) Big Rom is feeling it again.
  • GK: DDG – De Gea is facing the PL’s worst club West Brom at home and Bournemouth away with potential clean sheets in each. Worth a go if you ask me.

Southampton

  • Don’t you dare… stay far away. One goal and six against in their last four matches. No thanks.

Spurs

  • MID: Son – The Korean surpassed Eriksen in total FPL points last match. He might be playing as a false 9 in this Kane-less stretch as well. Take advantage of the lad and his Sonny disposition.
  • DEF: Aurier – He has 26 FPL points in his last three matches (2 CS, 1G). He’s on form, so look for him to start against City and be a difference-maker.

Possible WC

Keep in mind that the DGW teams don’t play in Gameweek 35 so you might want to keep a few of those high-flying Liverpool and City players to make sure you have a balanced squad.

May all your arrows be green this Gameweek!

Cheers,
– Fro

FPL Chips: Free Hit Strategy

I’ve finally played my first chip of the season: Free Hit. I was skeptical about this new weapon and wasn’t sure when the right time would be to use it. It rightly took the place of the utterly disappointing All-Out-Attack chip, which allowed managers to field only two defenders (most of the FPL Community found it useless and actually worse than fielding a back three).

When would be the best time to play the Free Hit chip though? In a blank or double Gameweek?

In Gameweek 31, only 8 clubs are playing. Deciding who to play is proving difficult for many FPL managers. Other than Liverpool, the clubs playing are mediocre, and you probably don’t have many of their players in your FPL squad. Using the FPL chip now means you’re able to bring in a select 11 who are in form and among the few playing this Gameweek. You will also most likely be guaranteed a green arrow for your overall FPL rank.

A double Gameweek (DGW) is fast approaching too. If you’ve already spent your second Wildcard, the DGW may be a better option for you. Waiting to use the Free Hit for it will allow you to have a starting 11 who will reap two games’ worth of points each.

Free Hit Rules:

  • Activate and you’ll be able to make unlimited transfers for one Gameweek.
  • After playing your Free Hit chip, at the next deadline your bank balance and squad is restored to as they were at the previous deadline, with any player price changes in the previous Gameweek reflected.
  • Any change to your bank balance whilst the Free Hit chip was active will be lost.

Go ahead and see what you think about my Free Hit! Comment or tweet me your feedback: @LuizsFro

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May all your arrows be green this Gameweek!

Cheers,
– Fro

FPL Tweets & Geeks

Let’s praise a handful of golden FPL managers this weekend. I was too late on the preview for gameweek 30, but I’ll praise these astute managers’ Twitter accounts this time around.

We all love FPL. We never stop talking about it and love to share our many strategies. That’s why we’re proud geeks of the game.

In no particular order, let’s get it on!

Sage (@FPLsage)

How could I not start with a fellow 3 Bonus Pints member? Sage injects creativity into every tweet and FPL move he executes. He never stops. You might find him sliding into your DMs every so often to get the inside scoop on your managerial plans. A true workhorse of the game. A great follow.

 

Garf (@FPL_Shark)

The legendary shark. Endlessly circles his transfer options and preys on the juicy picks, usually getting it spot on. Injects humour into the game as well. A great follow.

 

FPL Family Lee & Sam (@FPLFamily)

Lee & Sam are our FPL darlings. They embody everything pure about the game and invite us along for its genuine enjoyment. A Reds and Spurs fan power couple—their dynamic is electric. A great follow.

 

Fantasy Football Community (@FFCommunity_)

A true student of the game, covering all clubs and FPL aspects for each. FF Community is also a master of using the perfect GIF for a managerial blunder. A great follow.

 

Fantasy Footy Pundits (@FFPundits)

A gentle giant and such a community player, FF Pundits collects managers’ strategies and pumps them out like its giving candy to a mob of children. A true hero and a great follow.

 

Obviously, there are thousands more FPL managers who are producing great content, and I commend them all. The FPL community is a blossoming one.

May all your arrows be green this week!

Cheers,
– Fro

FPL Spurs Gameweek 29 Preview

Kane bailed his Spurs out last week against Palace in the dying minutes. It wasn’t pretty.  It was starting to feel like one of those days where nothing was going to go right. But good teams find a way to win and that’s that.

Next up: Huddersfield at Wembley. Spurs mustn’t look past this hurdle to their massive UCL matchup versus Juventus midweek. It’ll be tough to focus but the squad has improved its mental game and should see this through for three points. I predict a tighter match than it should be, but Spurs should prevail. Kane with the lone goal and winner for the second straight week.

Spurs 1–0 Huddersfield

FPL Guidance:

  1. Must: Kane (£12.7)
    • He’s one away from 25 on the season and will be third to do so in 3 consecutive seasons since Shearer and Henry. He wants it.
  2. Differential: Sánchez (£6.0 at 1.0%)
    • Four clean sheets in his last six starts. He’s stepped in for Alderweireld and has been up to the task. Barring a fluke goal, Spurs backline shouldn’t concede.
  3. Avoid: Lucas Moura (£8.0)
    • It’s very tempting to pick up the Brazilian, but with no way of getting tons of league minutes right now, don’t pull the trigger. His performance versus Rochdale was impressive (even if it was a low-tier club).

OR update: I’ve cracked the top 100K for the second time and hope to get below 75K this gameweek.

Transfers out: Deulofeu
Transfers in: De Bruyne

May all your arrows be green this week!

Cheers,
– Fro