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Poll: How Many FPL Chips do You Have Left to Use?

There are only four weeks left in the season. How many of the four Fantasy Premier League chips do you have remaining to use on your teams?

crisps on February 16, 2018 in London, England
These chips may not have much to do with fantasy Premier League, but they sure do look tasty.
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There are up to four Official Fantasy Premier League chips you may have left to use:

  • Bench boost chip
  • Free hit chip (new this season)
  • Triple captain chip
  • Wildcard chip (the second one, covering the latter half of the season)

As we all know, there are plenty of permutations involved in how you can play the chips. Community member yewtee helpfully covered this a few weeks ago in a FanPost:

Whether out of desperation, impetuousness or crazy-like-a-fox strategy, some of you may have already chewed through all of those chips. If so, hopefully you’ve surged to a lead in your groups!

Others may have kept them all for the end of the season, perhaps out of ingenious savvy or possibly simple laziness instead. Whatever the reason, if you’ve got all four chips left, you better start using them now!

Many of you, naturally, will fall somewhere in between, having picked your spots and used some, but kept others in your pocket for the fast and furious finish.


My Chip Strategy

I generally like to wait as long as possible, or at least until necessary. Of course there are exceptions, most notably my burning the first half unlimited transfer wildcard insanely early this season. While I don’t have all four remaining, having used my Triple Captain in Double Game Week 34 on Tottenham talisman Harry Kane, I still have three. My plan at the moment is:

Week 34: Triple captain [DONE]

Week 35: Free hit

Week 36: Wildcard

Week 37: Bench boost

I’m aiming to use the unlimited transfer wildcard the week before the remaining double game week, setting up maximum possible points from the bench boost. Using all my chips before Week 38 may leave me with a less than ideal team on finale day, but hey, I’ll worry about that when it comes, or if possible keep an eye toward that when I use my wildcard chip in Week 36. You’ve got to play the percentages, and I reckon that using the triple captain and bench boost chips in double game weeks gives me the best chance at a strong finish.

How are you set up with chips, and what is your plan for the final four weeks? Answer the poll and then clue us in on your thought process in the comments below!


How many of the four Official FPL chips do you have left to use in the final four weeks?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    All four, time to go crazy!
    (1 vote)
  • 19%
    (8 votes)
  • 50%
    (21 votes)
  • 19%
    (8 votes)
  • 9%
    None, I’ve already eaten them all!
    (4 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now