FPL Blank Gameweek 36 tips from former HOF Number 1 FPL Manager Richard Clarke.
Rich is an FPL veteran and has one of the most enviable records out there, notching 2 top 500 finishes, 8 top 10k finishes and has never finished outside the top 0.5% in every single one of his 14 seasons. Rich will be revealing his team on a weekly basis in 2020/21 season; providing observations and strategy comment where appropriate.
Triple Gameweek 35 Performance: 116 points
(Rank change = Down 500 places to 19K )
Brief review of Triple Gameweek 35
Too much to say and not enough time. A quite amazing Gameweek with some truly stellar scores. It certainly felt like a great week to have wild carded, free-hit or bench-boosted if you could. Like all double Gameweeks, rotation, injury and suspensions played a part, but there were still plenty of points to be found.
My Team in Triple Gameweek 35
As explained last week, I was somewhat restricted in my ability to go 'all-out' on the triple. With six 'blanking' players in Gameweek 36, I had to let the doublers I owned (9) play their games and hope I didn't get too beaten up by all the Manchester United, Everton and Aston Villa assets I did not own.
Looking back, I was very conservative in rolling my free transfer last week and given the chance again, I would have taken a hit. Mason Greenwood is the player I most regret not getting in, which would have been comfortably profitable (for James Maddison).
Manchester United failing to keep a clean sheet and rotating as expected certainly helped me. With only three players (Fernandes, Salah and Alexander-Arnold) playing on Thursday evening, I was quite exposed, but they all returned well in the re-arranged Liverpool v Manchester United fixture.
Overall though, I think I've come through OK. A score of 116 points puts me in the 'grey' arrow territory and a tiny drop to 19k overall rank.
The Top 10k is now 22 points away (last week it was 20).
Blank Gameweek 36 Transfers (2 free transfers)
This is now about fixing up my squad for the run-in and clearing out some of the players I no longer want or need.
I strongly feel it is time to come off Leicester City players. With only two games remaining (Chelsea (a) / Tottenham Hotspur (H), it feels like there are better options with higher points ceilings to consider.
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