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Best chip strategies for Fantasy run-in

The Scout 29 Apr 2022
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The Scout on when to play your remaining chips over the final four Gameweeks

Managers in Fantasy Premier League can now start to finalise their plans for the final few Gameweeks of 2021/22 after the schedule for the rest of the season was confirmed on Wednesday. 

The best approach for each manager will obviously depend on the number of chips they still have to play.

Those with a Wildcard should consider using it in Gameweek 35, allowing them to immediately take advantage of Liverpool and Manchester City’s form and favourable fixtures. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side face Newcastle United this weekend, while Pep Guardiola’s men visit Leeds United.

Liverpool and Man City then have a Double Gameweek 36, along with 10 other sides. 

Mohamed Salah (£13.3m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.4m), Andrew Robertson (£7.3m), Diogo Jota (£8.3m), Joao Cancelo (£7.1m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) are the top targets as both sides battle for the title.

When to use your chips
Remaining chips GW35 DGW36 DGW37 GW38
FH   FH    
FH x2   FH   FH
WC, BB WC BB    
BB, TC   BB TC  

FH: Free Hit; WC: Wildcard; BB: Bench Boost; TC: Triple Captain

By Wildcarding in Gameweek 35, managers who also have a Bench Boost chip can prepare to use it in Double Gameweek 36.

They could populate their Wildcard squad with up to 15 DGW36 players who will all earn points for each of their two fixtures. 

See: How to plan for Double Gameweek 36

Aston Villa, Everton and Leicester City players can also figure in managers’ plans, as they are the only clubs scheduled to have both a Double Gameweek 36 and Double Gameweek 37. 

Anthony Gordon (£4.6m) and Jacob Ramsey (£4.7m) are budget-friendly midfielders who are capable of big hauls. 

Villa’s Philippe Coutinho (£7.0m) is likely to prove a popular pick, as Steven Gerrard’s side also have a favourable match this weekend at home to Norwich City

Target top-four contenders

Managers with a Triple Captain or Free Hit chip left should target Double Gameweek 36. 

Top-four contenders such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur play twice and have plenty to play for.

Spurs duo Harry Kane (£12.5m) and Son Heung-min (£11.0m) could rival the likes of Salah and De Bruyne for the Triple Captain chip.

Plan ahead

Those who are playing a Free Hit chip in Double Gameweek 36 must look ahead to Double Gameweek 37 when making their transfers in Gameweek 35, as their squad reverts to its previous state once the DGW36 deadline passes. 

Finally, managers with the luxury of two Free Hit chips must be aware that these are the only chips that cannot be used in back-to-back Gameweeks.

If you still have both, playing them in Double Gameweek 36 and Gameweek 38 looks the wisest move.

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