Fantasy Premier League offers a range of in-game features called chips to help players gain an edge over their competitors. These chips can be used strategically to maximize points and increase overall ranking. Choosing the right chip at the right time can be a difficult decision for even the most seasoned players so let’s explore the different FPL chips available, when to use them and how to make the most of them to gain a competitive edge. Also don’t forget to choose your fantasy football names.
The Four FPL Chips
There are four chips available in FPL each with a unique function, the first two chips can be used once per season, while the other two can be used twice:
- Wildcard: The Wildcard allows players to make unlimited transfers for one Gameweek without incurring any point deductions, this is a powerful chip that can be used to completely overhaul a team, bringing in players who have hit a good run of form or to fix any underperforming players.
- Free Hit: The Free Hit allows players to make unlimited transfers for one Gameweek without affecting the rest of the season therefore it is a good chip to use if a team has a lot of injuries or suspensions or if there are many double Gameweeks.
- Bench Boost: The Bench Boost chip allows players to receive points from all 15 players in their squad in a single Gameweek, including substitutes hence this can be a valuable chip to use during a double Gameweek, where players have two matches in a single week.
- Triple Captain: The Triple Captain chip allows players to receive triple the number of points from the player they choose as captain for one Gameweek, this can be a valuable chip to use on a player who is in top form and has an easy fixture.
Choosing the Best Chips
Choosing the right chip to use can be a tricky decision that requires careful consideration. Here are some tips to help you choose the best chip for your team:
- Plan Ahead: Keep an eye on the fixture schedule and plan ahead for the best times to use your chips. Look for double Gameweeks and favorable fixtures to maximize points.
- Don’t Waste Chips: It is important to use chips at the right time to maximize their potential. Don’t use them too early in the season or too late when opportunities for points may be limited.
- Use Chips Strategically: Consider the current form of your players and the teams they will be facing before using your chips. For example, it may be better to use the Triple Captain chip on a player who has a favorable fixture against a weak team, rather than on a player who is facing a tough opponent.