With a Blank Gameweek 1 to contend with, FPL Chips and Strategy are important elements to consider at the start of the season.
It’s a hot topic within the FPL community right now, with planning likely to be key to a successful start to the season.
FPL Raptor has produced a highly impressive FPL Chips and Strategy guide, all based around his expertise in psychology. There are plenty of takeaways here on a variety of topics, including captaincy, team structure and chip strategy.
RAPTOR’S FPL STRATEGY ?
Here is my FPL Strategy for the 2020/21 season, split into: transfers & hits, captaincy, team structure, and chip strategy ?
— FPL Raptor (Ross) (@FPL__Raptor) August 11, 2020
Lateriser has earnt himself a formidable reputation as a fantasy King, and seemingly bold captaincy decisions that pay off are at the heart of his success story. We get some valuable insight into how he reaches his conclusions in this Twitter thread.
FPL Captaincy, a [THREAD] (part 1)
A few people have been asking me to do a thread on my thinking behind captaincy so here goes. There isn't an exact science or theory behind it because i'm very instinctive (and lucky) but i fancy a ramble because i already miss writing. Read on
— Lateriser12 (@lateriser12) July 29, 2020
When it comes to chip strategy this season there’s a clear divide on how to navigate Blank Gameweek 1. FPL General puts it to a poll which had over 6,000 votes and stakes his opinion that holding off could be the best strategy.
What's your plan for the first wildcard? #FPL
— FPL General (@FPLGeneral) August 21, 2020
The main reason I won't be Wildcarding early.
There's bound to be fixture disruption at some point.
Having a WC available could be very handy.
— FPL General (@FPLGeneral) August 24, 2020
Part of the reason to hold off using FPL chips early stems from the volume of blanks and double gameweeks we are likely to encounter further into the season. As always, Ben Crellin is the guru here and presents some potential scheduling solutions.
Here's the schedule for the upcoming season.
The Blank fixtures in GW1 are BUR vs MUN and MCI vs AVL.
They could be moved to an EFL Cup midweek in GW 3/14/17 if both sides get knocked out before R4/QFs/SFs.
They also might be able to be moved to the mini-winter break (GW 18/19) pic.twitter.com/q30FpB8pL3
— Ben Crellin (@BenCrellin) August 21, 2020
When it comes to psychology and planning in FPL, there’s no greater insight than that of FPL Brain himself. His Fantasy Football Hub members article, described as the Universal Guide to FPL is a must-read heading into the new season.
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? @FPLBrain’s ‘The Universal Guide to FPL’ is just that, and more.
☕️ Grab a coffee, fall helplessly into his FPL mind and enjoy.
RTs appreciated ?
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) August 27, 2020
When it comes to the advocates of an early wildcard, Pras has his strategy all mapped out for a key crossroads at Gameweek 3. It’s a convincing argument and one that everyone should consider before committing to a strategy.
**GW3 Wildcard Strategy**
Thought I would do a thread of why I think a GW3 Wildcard, and planning for this from the outset may be an a great (and currently differential) strategy. pic.twitter.com/L9UOKrzFuB
— Pras United (FPL) (@prasunited_fpl) August 21, 2020
Tips and strategy have to be considered whether you’re an absolute FPL rookie or one of the GOAT’s in the game. FPL Matthew falls into the latter category, but has plenty of top advice for those who are only just starting out on their fantasy journey.
FPL tips for Beginners (a thread) ??
Background – I finished 15k in my first season and have had eight top 10k finishes in the last ten seasons since. ?
Hopefully new players, or those taking it seriously for the first time, can get some basics right with these tips. ✅#fpl
— FPL Matthew (@FPLMatthew) September 1, 2020
It was no surprise to see strategies for Blank Gameweek 1 high on the agenda in the latest episode of the FPL Fan Show. The dynamic duo present a balanced argument on whether to wildcard early or hold onto it.
NEW VIDEO – The Best #FPL GW1 Team and Strategy! ?
⚽️ Team for GW1
✅ Best Strategy for the blank
? Starting 11
? Value in the Forwards
? Cheap Gems
Please share and let us know what you think? ?
— The FPL Fan Show (@FPLFanShow) August 29, 2020
When it comes to FPL strategy, it’s never too early or too late in your fantasy career to re-evaluate your methods. One of the legends of the game, Fantasy Football Scout’s Mark Sutherns is back for the season with a brand new pre-amble and a fresh approach.
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) August 29, 2020
FPL Heisenberg is one of the most prominent faces in the Twitter community and ahead of a new season of action, he’s broken down his strategy tips in this handy Twitter thread. Chip strategy, planning and squad formation are his keys to success.
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[Thread] ⤵️⤵️⤵️ pic.twitter.com/NU5JVMVCGY
— FPL Heisenberg (@FPL_Heisenberg) August 21, 2020
Finally, Planet FPL looked in depth at chip strategy in one of their episodes last week. They consider all the gameweeks which are likely to be impacted by fixture changes and they are firmly in team no wildcard for the early phases of the season.
?"FPL Chip Strategy"
?? Planet #FPL s4 ep3
– Is an early wildcard best? Suj keeps mentioning his premature problems so there may be a clue. When could future blanks & doubles arise? Optimum strategies, pros & cons, chunky chips & more ⤵️https://t.co/A4nGMqT0Vc
— Planet #FPL (James) (@PlanetFPLPod) August 24, 2020
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