FPL Blank Gameweek 33 tips from former HOF Number 1 FPL Manager Richard Clarke. Rich is an FPL veteran and has one of the most enviable best 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.  
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Rich's FPL record

 

Double Gameweek 32 Performance: 76 points

(Rank change = Up 5,000 places to 23K ) fpl gw33 tips  

Brief review of Double Gameweek 32

A very stretched-out Gameweek with football over seven days albeit it was hugely overshadowed though by the European Super League debacle. At times the Premier League games being played felt immaterial compared to what was going on in the 'bigger picture'. The Gameweek was, of course, dominated by the double-fixture for Tottenham Hotspur.  Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son produced 12 points each to satisfy owners and captainers. Kane had an 'effective ownership' of over 200%, meaning that even if you regular captained him you lost ground when he scored! Those playing their triple-captain chip may still have felt unsatisfied however, after Harry Kane's injury put paid to any participation in the second game.

My Team in Double Gameweek 32

A decent return from my squad with 76 points.  I was anticipating a red arrow loss to triple-captainers, so a 5,000 place gain feels good this week. So far, my Gameweek 31 wildcard squad is holding up well. Further returns from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jesse Lingard, Kelechi Iheanacho, Antonio Rudiger and Wesley Fofana helped the cause. I do now have a bit of a problem with the goalkeepers, as my combination of Edouard Mendy and Fraser Forster were both rotated this week. Nevertheless, the trajectory is upwards and I'm happy to be inside the Top 25k going into the final six weeks of fixtures. The target of another Top 10k finish is now a tantalising 27 points away..

Blank Gameweek 33 - Strategy  

The bench is stretched this week due to Tottenham and Southampton now having a blank gameweek.  If I want to keep Son & Kane for their upcoming Gameweek 34 fixture (Sheffield United), I will only have one playing substitute this weekend. With the goalkeeper situation for both Chelsea and Southampton now a bit of a rotation lottery, I may act to change that this week. The lack of cash in the bank though is a little restrictive to one or two of my 'Mendy options'. I had been hoping to 'carry' the additional banked transfer for a couple of further gameweeks to optimise for the likely Double in gameweek 35. As this is still subject to confirmation by the Premier League (and may not be announced before this week's deadline), we cannot be absolutely sure who will get an additional fixture that week. We do know however that Aston Villa, Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace all have one additional game to play - so acquiring one of their players, will give buyers that extra game to score from before the end of the season, regardless of when it is scheduled. Harry Kane is obviously working very hard to be fit for Sunday's EFL cup final, after which he doesn't play in the premier league until 2nd May.  I think he's a 'hold' unless we hear less encouraging team news on Friday. I'm less concerned about holding onto Son for the blank. Although highly-owned in FPL, selling him this week gives me a lot when I use two transfers.
  • The financial flexibility to change the goalkeeper
  • Buy an alternative midfield player with a strong fixture THIS week (and beyond)
  • Have a stronger bench
  • Play a more attacking formation.

Transfers (2 free transfers available, £0.0 ITB)

 

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