Following this week’s announcement of unlimited transfers, the community are trying to make sense of the optimal FPL Gameweek 30 Chip Strategy.
There are plenty of options on the table for the FPL Gameweek 30 Chip Strategy, which bizarrely includes ignoring the unlimited transfers altogether and playing the Free Hit chip.
Ben Crellin always has chips in mind and he has explained the FPL Gameweek 30 chip strategy in this thread. The Free Hit chip is particularly confusing to understand, but managers ought to bear in mind that this is the final Double Gameweek of the season.
You can make unlimited transfers in 'Gameweek 30+' and you can also play a chip (if you have one left).
If you Free Hit in GW30+ then your team will revert back to your GW38 team after the GW30+ deadline and you'll have one FT in GW31+.https://t.co/gwIyzZm4Ia
— Ben Crellin (@BenCrellin) June 8, 2020
FPL Arrows put together a comprehensive list of all the chip combinations that could be considered for the season run-in and has expanded on each individual scenario in this article. It’s all hosted by the All About FPL team.
??As #FPL returns in less than a week, most managers are pondering about the chip strategy for the rest of the season
➡️In this blog/thread,we will cover all possible combinations
— ALLABOUTFPL (@allaboutfpl) June 10, 2020
The combinations and permutations are quite baffling, so to make sense of it all, Will from Fantasy Football Hub has put together this excellent graphic. While it might not be an exact science, following this flow chart should help you come to a more conclusive decision.
Pulled this together for an upcoming video for @FFH_HQ on DGW30+ chip strategy
Thoughts? Have I missed anything? pic.twitter.com/Q8xDBhuuCq
— Will (Fantasy Football Hub) (@FFH_Will) June 9, 2020
FPL Hints is advocating the Bench Boost chip for his FPL Gamweek 30 chip strategy. With the potential to have 12 members of your squad playing twice, there’s high base points on offer. The Bench Boost chip certainly has the most potential and executing is far easier alongside unlimited transfers.
If you Bench Boost in DGW30+ and have a maximum slate of Double Gameweek players, you could expect to score up to 54 points alone just from appearance points (48+6). That's 32 points more than a rival team that has no DGW30+ players!
— FPL Hints (@FPLHints) June 8, 2020
Playing the Free Hit chip in Gameweek 30 seems counter-productive, but it could be an effective strategy for some managers. Planet FPL discuss the value of this chip and how it should be executed. It’s a strategy that I’m looking to adopt for my own team.
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– We discuss our previous experiences as preferences for playing the chip aggressively or defensively, the pros & cons of using it in GW30 vs Bench Boost & if there r oblivious Single GW alternatives ⬇️https://t.co/uWo1GbZyPl
— Planet #FPL (James) (@PlanetFPLPod) June 9, 2020
Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy considers all of the chip strategies in his latest YouTube video, as well as helpful advice for any fantasy manager with no chips available. If you are struggling to put together a relevant draft, this is a great place to start.
New #FPL ?️ now live
Looking at some first drafts for various chip strategies and scenarios including:
– Wildcard in GW31
– No Chips
– Bench Boost
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) June 9, 2020
Fantasy Football Pundits ran a Twitter poll earlier this week to gauge the mood of the fantasy community. It seems that the vast majority of managers in the fantasy football community are planning to use their Bench Boost chip, although there’s plenty of variety.
⚡️FLASH #FPL POLL⚡️
Which chip are YOU planning on using for Double Gameweek 30+?
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) June 10, 2020
The FPL Podcast talked at length about various FPL Gameweek 30 chip strategies in their latest podcast. The panel give a real perspective on the variety of strategies, it really is a case by case basis, depending on how your side is currently looking.
? NEW #FPL VIDEO/PODCAST?
? Unlimited Transfer Plans
? How will the season play out?
? Players to target
RTs appreciated ?
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) June 8, 2020
Regardless of whether you plan to play a Free Hit, or Bench Boost with a view to wildcarding immediately, these statistics from Adam Hopcroft are particularly helpful for setting up your squad. Kevin De Bruyne is also tipped as the standout captain pick.
Double game week team – top points per match
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Total = 58.6 x 2 = 117.2 points
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) June 10, 2020
In this comprehensive guide on Fantasy Football Hub, FPL Salah considers various chip strategies, as well as analysing the fixtures and the top players to select. Get a 90 day free trial of Fantasy Football Hub membership here and take advantage of their excellent resources.
? NEW #FPL POST ?
✅ Chip Strategy
✅ Key fixtures
✅ Best players to own
RTs appreciated ?
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) June 10, 2020
Finally, FPL General provides an important warning for fantasy managers as we tinker with our teams. While we do have unlimited transfers, team value can still be lost by transferring current players in and out of your original squad if you decide to stick with them. Be warned!
ALWAYS go to 'list view' on the transfers page to see what value you have tied up in a player before selling him.
— FPL General (@FPLGeneral) June 8, 2020
Get even more Fantasy Premier League Tips by visiting the Fantasy Football Community Homepage and checking out the rest of our FPL Gameweek 30 content.