Fixtures

The Gameweek 35 Free Hit

With just 12 teams set to play in Gameweek 35, many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have pinpointed this round of fixtures as the ideal time to play their Free Hit chip.

While this has long been an accepted strategy among a sizeable section of the FPL community, there continues to be some confusion about the mechanics behind the chip.

With that in mind, we’ve put together this initial guide to the chip, before we start to look at player targets and squad building later this week.

First of all, let’s look at the problem solved by the Free Hit chip in Gameweek 35.

With the semi-finals of the FA Cup also taking place next weekend, we are limited to the following fixtures.

Gameweek 35 schedule

West Brom vs Liverpool
Watford vs Crystal Palace
Arsenal vs West Ham
Stoke vs Burnley
Man City vs Swansea
Everton vs Newcastle

That obviously means that squads could be almost decimated, with managers struggling to field a full XI, let alone one that can compete strongly.

Replacing last season’s All-Out Attack chip, the Free Hit chip can address this problem.

It affords us a chance to temporarily freshen up our 15-man squads for a single round of fixtures.

The Free Hit chip can be used just once in the season – just like the Wildcards, it can’t be cancelled when you hit confirm.

Similarly, any saved transfers carried over from the previous Gameweek will be nullified – effectively, then, we are back to a single free trade for the following round of fixtures.

As mentioned in this Premier League article at the start of the season, the Free Hit chip cannot be used to play the market – although you can replace every member of your squad for the Gameweek concerned, you do not benefit from any price changes from the new recruits.

This was an area of much discussion in our Hot Topic here.

Essentially, you should think of the Free Hit chip as a mini-wildcard, but one that you do not benefit from in terms of budget.

So if you want Raheem Sterling – the most bought player since last week’s deadline – in your Free Hit squad for the weekend encounter with Swansea City, get him in now and activate the chip to avoid missing any further price rises, particularly if you’re struggling for budget.

On the downside, though, even if he rises by 0.2, you can forget about making a 0.1 profit.

Once the Gameweek 35 deadline has passed, we will then revert to our original squad set-ups. Any price rises or falls that hit our original set of players in the previous Gameweek will then be reflected.

So, for example, if you traded out Romelu Lukaku on your Free Hit chip prior to a price fall, that subsequent drop will still be factored into your squad value on his return.

As mentioned, there is no way to play the market.

Also, when playing the Free Hit chip, any transfers already made prior to activation are included so any transfers costs or “hits” spent to this point will be refunded.

This kills the possibility that we can profit by bringing in players early as “standard” transfers, waiting until Saturday morning, pre-deadline, before confirming the Free Hit chip.

Every trade made in the Gameweek will be classed as part of the Free Hit chip, regardless of when it is made.

An early transfer only helps to avoid paying that little bit more for a player with your Free Hit funds should that player enjoy a likely price rise over the next few days.

With many Wildcards played ahead of Double Gameweeks 34 and 37, it’s perhaps likely, in terms of the current setup of our squads, that levels of interest in the Gameweek 35 big-hitters will centre on Mohamed Salah, who boasts an ownership of 57.6%.

Indeed, the Egyptian is one of a host of well-owned picks set to feature this upcoming weekend.

The likes of Kevin De Bruyne (21.9%) and Sterling (18.5%) joins Salah in the top three most owned midfielders, Nicolas Otamendi (26.1%) is the most popular defender, while Roberto Firmino (38.1%) is the number one forward, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12.4%) among the top six strikers.

With FPL interest in Gabriel Jesus and the Liverpool defence on the rise, the likes of Kevin Long (4.0), Luka Milivojevic (5.1) and Ayoze Perez (5.3) are also among the main targets for managers. All three offer in-form solutions for those with low team value scanning for budget buys.

Indeed, Free Hit managers will likely be spending big funds on a spread of heavy-hitters while filling at least three of the four bench slots with budget fodder and inactive players.

Our coverage of the Gameweek 35 Free Hit will continue over the week as we look to the best options in defence and attack. There will also be a members article which turns to our Opta data for further insight into possible solutions.

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  1. YoungPretender
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Any good?

    Karius
    Mustafi Baines PVA
    Salah Sterling Sane Zaha
    Firmino Jesus Aubameyang

    Nordfeldt Long Kiko Hughes

    1. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Don't like Mustafi one bit.

      1. YoungPretender
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Who would you suggest? VVD?

  2. Pariße
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Just checked my rank, first time out of the top 100 since new year. Had to happen on the BB week 🙂

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      *tiny violin plays*

      1. Pariße
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        🙁 Still confident I'm getting back in when it's done.

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Good luck, I'm just 28pts from 15 bitter.

          1. Pariße
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 3 days ago

            Wow, very good.

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I would say unlucky but that's a superb season you are having there !

      1. Pariße
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Thanks. Kind of bitter now, but less than a month ago I was looking at the prizes 🙂

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Your best rank ? What's your average finish?

          1. Pariße
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 3 days ago

            Best this season was 12th midweek, 19 at the end of it. I just realized I've had (tiny) red arrows since GW 29.

            My average finish is around 300k, but that's mostly due to the first 2 seasons when I finished at 600k and 800k. I finished in or just outside top 5k in the last 2.

    3. Euro Raiders
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Why are you not providing your team link?

      1. Pariße
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 days ago

        Privacy concerns 🙂 I might do it at the end of the season and see how it ends up.

    4. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Gutted for you m8.

  3. PascalCygan
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Sterling and Jesus nailed to play in GW35 v Swansea?

    Thinking of getting them in now before prices rise - how big is the danger of rotation?

    Thanks

    1. Robe Wan
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Not as heavy as it used to be for sterling

      Jesus - who knows? Him maybe

      1. PascalCygan
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Thought as much. Cheers.

  4. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    So Arny will be reclassified as a striker next season?

    1. Robe Wan
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Should be

    2. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Hernandez could be striker tonight?

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Maybe, is there a rule on player reclassification ?

  5. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Current Free Hit Draft:

    Pickford
    Robertson • PVA • Lowton
    Salah • KDB • Sterling • Zaha
    Auba • Firmino • Jesus

    Looks like a lot depends on what comes out from the pressers and Pool’s leaked line up.

    Other players im considering are Wood, Tosun, Sane, Silva, Arnie and maybe Coleman/Baines in defence.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I’m just gonna go with the scout picks. Ez.

      1. Fred54
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        *whoever they don't pick.

        1. Fantastisk
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 days ago

          This. Such a wonderful source of inspiration.

    2. CocoMonkey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      same as mine, except Baines for pva

    3. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I've been thinking similar, there are a few differentials out there too though. Not if that id include Arny in the diffrential list but I'm tempted to include him in a 5 man mid field.

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Yup I’d be tempted to shift to a 5 man mid also if one of Jesus or Firmino are doubts to start. But even Wood/Tosun look decent differentials upfront.

        1. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 days ago

          I’m playing a five man midfield and forcing myself to choose between Firmino and Jesus.

  6. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    DDG
    Alonso* - Daniels - Lowton
    Willian* - Mahrez - Lingard*
    Kane - Vardy - Wilson*

    Players remaining, * = good chance of not starting/no show.

    Seem reasonable?

    1. ludaslol
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Kane might rest

      1. Fred54
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Doubt it, he's been resting enough during matches.

      2. Fantastisk
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Nah

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Why would Willian be rested ?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        FA Cup SF?

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    I’m playing my WC this week, any chance of article on that? Need a team that seems me thru BGW35, GW36 & DGW37 please.

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      No, the scouts are all on FH this week I'm afraid.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Thought so Numb, shame....

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I doubt it as this site seemed to favour the 32 wild card strategy

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        To true Rash.....

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Might not be a bad thing as the template been dead long ago..

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Trust yourself Jaf

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        No chance of that happening Debs 😛

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        What can go wrong

    4. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Haven’t you got a spreadsheet ready? Look at optimum free hit players and see how they fit into the remaining gameweeks, especially gw37. There is a clear path there.

  8. ludaslol
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Who to ship first

    Mahrez Willian Son or Alli

    For a city mid for 35

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Alli

    2. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I would watch spurs game tomorrow and make a decision from that. Have a feeling son reduced minutes.

    3. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Willian. Comeback against relegation-bound Soton notwithstanding, Chelsea look like they’ve given up. Conte is a dead man walking.

    4. Kun Tozser
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Mahrez straight to any city mid for me

  9. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    I wonder if Alonso owners' good fortune will be confirmed tomorrow with a retrospective ban?

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      "Alonso owner" and "good fortune".

      Heh.l

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Ha! Quite.. He forgot to include the word "ridiculously" in the appropriate place.

        1. fr3ddy
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 days ago

          I wonder if Alonso owners' good fortune will be confirmed tomorrow with a ridiculously retrospective ban?

      2. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        We’ve had some great moments over the last two seasons. I can’t be mad at him. He’s a fpl legend. He was everything Kolarov could have been.

        1. DJ1000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          I can’t be mad at him. Been rubbish last 10 gws and I don’t have him

  10. Pep says
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Will be interesting to see if the Scouts who are free hitting put the same players in their team Saturday morning as the ones they put forward for the scout picks article.

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Well, not necessarily as the Picks are a committee decision

      1. Pep says
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Their respective picks I mean towards the final team I mean. Which article comes first, Scout Squad or Scout Picks?

        1. Numb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Ah yeah, true

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      picks have a restricted budget no ?

      1. Pep says
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Ya but I doubt they factor this in and spread the funds. Probably only sacrifice one player in the team to fit the budget.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Will be interesting to see if the Scouts all pick the same team except for a few players

  11. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Prob gonna captain a city mid over Salah to be fair. I’ll just get Salah in as a safeguard so it doesn’t totally implode.

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Can’t look past Salah this week. 2 goals away from breaking the big record.

  12. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Better option for this week?

    A) KDB & Lowton

    B) Sane & Baines

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      B

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      B

  13. grayedog
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Rate my FH team, please -- this gets me 0.2 ITB:

    Pickford (Maenpaa)
    Kompany Mustafi Lowton (Long, 3.9DEF) -> keeping Long instead of 3.9 in case I require a sub
    Salah Mane Sterling Mili (Andy King)
    Auba Firmino Jesus

    Only 2 ARS but how do I get another in (if it's worth it?)

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Nice, as will many look , getting the right differentials will decide your success

  14. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Surprised FFS doesn’t sell t-shirts and baseball caps etc with cheesy FPL one liners.

    Leave your slogan suggestions below and I’ll get some printed up......

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I slept with Kiko

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        And all I got was a lousy 1pt.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Great , add that too lol

        2. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Haha

    2. Red Dagger ✪
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Lol @ someone....

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      In Jafooli We Trust!

    4. Pep says
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      'It's a goodnight from me.'

    5. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      If ville ronka jumped off a bridge, would you triple up on brighton defence ?

    6. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Ayew looking lively?

    7. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Its happenstance

    8. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I love Dullards

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Casuals win again

    9. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      The Scout can do one.

    10. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Bemba is a Stud

    11. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      How does the free hit chip work?

    12. XabiAlonso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      OMG

    13. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      It doesn't matter if you don't like my FH team because I can change EVERYTHING before the deadline

    14. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      "It only counts as -2 in a DGW."

      "Nostalgia pick. "

      "I make tables."

    15. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      #magicbean

    16. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Terence Trent D'Arby's Dullard Army!

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Ahhhh nice Fred

    17. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Kane sucks

    18. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      EPIC FAIL

    19. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      That tweet 😯

    20. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Get the f@&k out of my team

    21. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      RMT

  15. pjomara
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Knowing the Liverpool lineup beforehand will make a huge difference to anyone on FH. I might even put in a WBA player or two if Salah, Firmino and Mane are rested.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Matt Phillips essential

    2. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Foster tc for a punt?

  16. steve_p
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Does anyone less lazy than me know what kind of teams Pep fielded after he had the titles all sewn up at Barca and Bayern? Might shed some light on how much rotation we can expect from now on at Man City

    1. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Man City not in any cup comps so would expect minimal rotation. Maybe kdb gets less minutes as he played a lot in silvas absence. Aguero injured. I can see sterling and Jesus getting a lot of minutes

    2. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      And Man City can break a lot of records

  17. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    How does she look?

    Pope
    Ward Long VVD
    Zaha Salah Sterling KdB
    Auba Jesus Firmino
    Pickford Mili Jags Lejeune

  18. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Which two City players are you guys looking at getting in?

    1. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Two?

    2. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Sterling and Jesus

    3. Red Dagger ✪
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Sterling and Jesus

    4. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      For week 35?

      Ederson Silva DeBruyne

    5. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Sterling and KDB. And Jesus if Aguero still out.

    6. timmmuh
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Sterling Jesus and Kompany

    7. WE GO FOR IT
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Sterling and KdB

  19. The Royal Robin
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Could really do with a Shaqiri haul tonight.

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      That's a strange way to spell Arnie.

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      0-0 then

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        I'd love this as a Masuaku owner.

  20. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Best defenders for FH GW35?

    1. timmmuh
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Good question ... i am going with Robertson; Baines; and Kompany ... with a bench of Yedlin and Long. Going attack heavy with 5 mids and 2 strikers (or 4/3).

    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      City if you’re not going 3 attackers.
      Robertson/VVD
      Coleman/Baines
      PVA
      Burnley

  21. Jubilanus / When 'Arry…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Too rotation risky for this week?

    Dubravaka,
    baines, Lowton, Kiko
    Salah, Mane, Sterling, Silva,
    Firm, Abau, Jesus

    3.9gk, Mili, Long, 3.9def

  22. Sterling Chap
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Organised a team for the DGWs and got rid of my LIV assets. Logged in just now, to discover I never pressed the confirm button for the bench boost. Doh!

  23. Hochoki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    which 3 to transfer out ??

    1. Vertonghen
    2. Morgan
    3. Mahrez
    4. Willian
    5. Son
    6 Lukaku

    1. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Don't really get the context but the 3 I'd least want for the rest of the season would be Morgan, Willian and one of Mahrez/Son.

      Might be different depending on who you've already got and who you'd be getting in.

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      2,4,5

  24. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    No news is good news for Alonso owners?

    1. Goalosaurus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Yeah, pity its only Monday though. Think the ban will be on its way.

    2. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      He's in the clear. The guy is like Teflon when it comes to charges.

  25. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Any initial views on best captain?

    I'm thinking sterling or jesus ahead of salah....

    Thanks

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Jesus

    2. TallestJohn
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Whichever striker starts for City should be a great option.

      Salah, Aubameyang or KDB the other obvious candidates.

  26. WE GO FOR IT
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    FH Draft 1:

    Pickford
    Tarkowski PvA Robertson
    KdB Salah Sterling Sane Zaha
    Auba Firmino

    How's it looking? Too top heavy?

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Looks good. Going for something very similar. Maybe Jesus over KDB if Kun is not fit.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        I was thinking about that but since almost all are going for Jesus, I decided to KdB as a somewhat differential.

        1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          I’m actually pretty confused between City assets. Any of them could haul. But if Kun is back I’ll most likely go with 3 you have.

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 days ago

            Yeah, that's the only reason I'm going with 3 attackers. Increases my chances of having the one that will haul.

  27. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Foster Elliot
    TAA Lowton Ake Baines Alonso
    Walcott Shaqiri Hazard Eriksen Lingard
    Barnes Aubamayang Lukaku

    Alonso, Lingard & Lukaku > Kompany, Sterling & Jesus for -8 good moves?
    Would give me 11 players in 35 also.

  28. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Lukaku+Mahrez->Jesus+Sterling for free?
    It will give me 11 players in gw35

    Hennessey
    VVD, Mustafi, Lowton, Tarkowski
    Salah, Sterling, Kenedy
    Auba, Jesus, Barnes

  29. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    A free hit should be personal like from deep from the depths of your gut.
    Templates are a longer term strategy
    Ask no questions just do it

    1. walkman666 - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I'd extend that point to this entire forum.

    2. willl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Exactly, one week wildcard should be license for gut feeling picks.

    3. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      This is why I retained Arnie and brought Mili on my FH.

      Also made Sanchez (C)....fecker.

    4. BananaNose Maldonado
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I wholeheartedly agree with this. I used the FH in 34, have had fairly weak returns so far (34 points , but got the biggest thrill out of following my gut, having Izquierdo, and seeing him score. Those moments are what make the game fun, in my opinion. Anyone could come on here, read the boards, put together a template team, and finish in the top 20K. But where's the fun in that?

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Agree, kept TAA on wc for a similar reason , was sweating on the start tbh but looked a fair punt going fwd. Doubt many would have agreed was a "safe choice" at the time

  30. Batigol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Free Hit team...

    Pickford
    Robertson • Van Aanholt • Chambers
    Salah • De Bruyne • Sterling • Zaha
    Aubameyang • G.Jesus • Firmino

    Robles • K.Femenia • K.Long • Loftus-Cheek

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Have to better Chambers otherwise good