With just five fixtures this weekend, the community share their Blank Gameweek 31 tips and strategy.
The Free Hit Chip will be popular, plus the captain decision will be tough between Mane and Salah.
The Free Hit chip will be a popular strategy this weekend and FPL Tipster has provided a selection of tips to help build a squad. Liverpool and West Ham defenders look most likely to keep a clean sheet.
The FPL All Out Attack podcast contains plenty of Gameweek 31 tips. There’s discussion of how to tackle the Blank fixture schedule for those managers who were shocked when logging into the FPL site to prepare their teams.
Good morning #FPL managers. #BGW31 is nearly upon us so we just had to talk chip strategy, Mane’s dominance and all things fantasy football in this episode – plus Nath was massively hungover during recording so… 👍 https://t.co/wMOdkQpmiA
— FPL – All Out Attack ⚽️ (@AllOutAttackFPL) March 14, 2019
With the Free Hit chip becoming a popular strategy for Blank Gameweek 31, FPL Vs shares a potential squad for managers to follow. Is it time for a Liverpool attacking double up and a West Ham clean sheet stack?
— 𝗙𝗣𝗟𝗨𝗙𝗖 (@FPLUFC) March 10, 2019
It’s Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah who are dominating the captaincy debate for the Gameweek 31 tips. The Fantasy Football Pundits poll has plenty of votes already, and it’s surprisingly close between the Liverpool pairing.
©️ THE GW31 CAPTAINS POLL ©️
Over 100K transfers IN (and rising) for Sadio Mane this week, but will he be your main man over Mo Salah?
Who will be YOUR Blank Gameweek 3️⃣1️⃣ captain?
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) March 14, 2019
The FPL Connect Captaincy article gives an in-depth look at the captaincy debate this weekend. Jamie Vardy should also be considered an option, but which one of Salah or Mane comes out on top in the important metric?
✍🏻 NEW CAPTAIN METRIC ARTICLE ✍🏻
We crunch the stats on Salah v Mané v Vardy and provide a differential captain option ✅
— #FPL Connect (@FPL_Connect) March 13, 2019
Joe from Fantasy Football Scout delves into the statistics in an attempt to separate Salah and Mane as captain options. While Mane may be the form man, it’s Salah who’s performances are far more reliable away from home.
Salah looking a better #FPL (C) than Mane away.
Last 4 Away matches
Salah – 10 shots, 7 shots in the box, 6 on target
Mane – 3 shots, 3 in the box, 2 on target
While at home last 4
Salah – 18 shots, 9 in the box, 6 on target
Mane- 15 shots, 14 in the box, 6 on target pic.twitter.com/Gicep3VJX6
— FFJoe (@FFScout_Joe) March 11, 2019
FPL Fantassist gives a broader look at home and away swings for our clubs and players with a view to the weekends fixtures in mind. There’s plenty of data at our disposal for this late stage in the season and it’s all covered in this thread.
1. Team 🗡️and🛡️ form for past 4 home/away games
2. Player goal involvement for past 4 home/away games
3. Expected goal involvement for #BGW31@PlanetFPLPod @FPL_Shane @FantasyPanda @fpl_tactician @ColFpl
RT and likes appreciated!
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— The Fantassist (@FPLFantassist) March 13, 2019
Balancing both form and fixtures could be pivotal for the Blank Gameweek 31, so FPL Max looks at the best form team for the weekend. Could it be a plausible strategy to captain a defender this weekend?
Best FH31 XI sorted by form:
GK: Pickford 6.7
DEF: Van Dijk 9.0 (C)
DEF: Alexander-Arnold 7.3
DEF: Coleman 5.7
DEF: Rice 5.0
MID: Mane 8.3
MID: Siggurdsson 7.0
MID: Fraser 5.0
FWD: Vardy 7.2
FWD: Rondon 5.8
FWD: Perez 5.6
Overall form: 81.6
— Max (@FPLMax22) March 12, 2019
Many managers are reluctant to sell players this weekend who they have lots of value tied up in. The Planet FPL Podcast shares the relative cost of the most expensive squad available for the Gameweek 31 tips.
The most expensive Free Hit Starting team you can pick for #BGW31 costs 91.3
— Planet #FPL (James) (@PlanetFPLPod) March 10, 2019
The most popular chip strategy for this spell of blanks and doubles involves playing a Free Hit in Double Gameweek 32. FPL Legomane suggests that the odds are weighted in our favour for any points hits to pay off.
OK… I'm just gonna say it 👀
If the rule of thumb for taking a hit in a normal BGW is that it's just a…
-4 + 2 = "-2"
Then (if playing FH32)..
Taking a hit in BGW31 for a BGW31+33 player is just gonna be a
-4 + 2 + 2 = "0"
AND THE HITS SHALL RAIN DOWN UPON US 🙂 pic.twitter.com/ZJr3CRKa1Y
— Legomané (@Legomane_FPL) February 17, 2019
It’s all about the big Blank Gameweek assets in the latest FPL Tips YouTube Video. An in form Bournemouth side will become popular and Jamie Vardy has the new manager bounce on his current goal scoring run.
🎥 NEW #FPL VIDEO 🎥
2⃣ Bournemouth attackers make their way onto the Watchlist ahead of #GW31 🍒
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) March 11, 2019
The FPL Prince is also backing Bournemouth attackers for this weekend. They certainly delivered last weekend and with Newcastle potentially depleted, they will be looking for further attacking returns here.
Calum Wilson and Ryan Fraser look great options ahead of the weekend! 🍒
Newcastle will have their two centre backs potentially missing as well…
Schär is suspended and Lacelles has an injury 👀 #FPL
— FPL Prince (@TheFPLPrince) March 12, 2019
There’s a growing move towards a double or triple up on West Ham defenders this weekend, since they face a goal-shy Huddersfield defence who haven’t scored on the road in this calendar year. FPL Saint shares his thoughts in the thread.
The Fantasy Football Hub algorithm uses the latest betting odds to predict the best Free Hit squad for the Gameweek 31 tips. Even for those making transfers for this week, it should focus on the players that should be prioritised.
🚨 NEW FREE #FPL MINI-SERIES 🚨
The Algorithm XI by resident statistician @DarkishJungle
✅ Best 11 players for #BGW31
✅ Uses spread betting odds to calculate expected FPL points 👀
RTs appreciated 👍
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) March 12, 2019
FPL Secrets compiles the attacking players with the most goals and assists combined this season. It appears that on this metric alone it’s Salah, Hazard and Wilson who are the main transfer targets with the biggest potential.
BLANK #GW31 Players by Most Goals plus Assists 📊
— Fantasy Football Secrets | 🤐 (@FPLSecrets) March 12, 2019
There’s plenty to learn from Daily fantasy formats given the depleted fixture schedule this weekend. FPL Hints shares his must-haves and differentials for the contests available on Starting 11.
— FPL Hints (@FPLHints) March 13, 2019
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