Opinion

Should I play my Free Hit chip in FPL Blank Gameweek 31?

The second and biggest Blank Gameweek of the season takes place this weekend.

Ten teams are without a Premier League fixture due to the clash with the FA Cup quarter-finals, meaning we have just five top-flight matches to choose from as we assemble our Fantasy teams ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

The five fixtures still going ahead are:

While there will be plenty of Fantasy managers who decided on their strategy for Gameweek 31 and beyond some time ago, there are still those amongst us who will be pondering whether to activate our Free Hit chip this weekend.

There may even be a percentage of FPL bosses who a while back decided to use their Free Hit chip in Gameweek 31 (or left themselves open to the possibility) who are now having second thoughts – perhaps if they have, say, five or more active players already or if they are questioning the appeal of the unaffected fixtures.

Certainly, the volume of requests for help in our Comments section and on Google suggests there is still a degree of uncertainty among some members of the Fantasy community.

How Fantasy Football Scout users are approaching Gameweek 31

Last week we ran two specific polls on Gameweek 31, asking Fantasy Football Scout users first for how many players they plan to field this weekend and secondly for how many points they’d be willing to sacrifice in FPL hits if they are instead planning to Free Hit in Gameweek 32.

The results as of March 11 are as follows:


Almost one-third (32.05%) of Fantasy managers polled planned to field nine or fewer active players in Blank Gameweek 31.

Over one-third (37.97%) aim to have a full starting XI with a league fixture (possibly with the use of the Free Hit chip), while just under 30% hope to have ten players in action.

Among those managers who still have the Free Hit chip and who are planning on instead using it in the as-yet-to-be-fully-announced Double Gameweek 32, over 70% will be taking at least a -4 hit.

A not insignificant 28.72% plan to take a hit of -8 or worse, meanwhile.

How the top 10,000 FPL managers currently shape up ahead of Gameweek 31

On Saturday we ran our regular top 10k metrics article, which uses data mined from Ragabolly’s site.

After a bit of number crunching, we now know that, as of the Gameweek 30 deadline, the top 10,000 Fantasy managers in the world had an average of 7.77 “active” players in their squads for Blank Gameweek 31.

By active, we mean Fantasy assets whose clubs have a fixture in Gameweek 31 – what that figure doesn’t show is any flagged FPL players (be it through injury, suspension or Aboubakar Kamara-type unavailability), non-playing bench fodder or incidences of two goalkeepers being selected from the same club.

Those variables will likely lower the current average to nearer the 7.00 mark, pre-Gameweek 31 transfers.

A team-by-team breakdown of the ten clubs in action this weekend reads as follows:

TeamAvg no. of players in top 10k squads
Bournemouth0.68
Burnley0.23
Chelsea0.79
Everton0.37
Fulham0.07
Huddersfield Town0.30
Leicester City0.87
Liverpool2.71
Newcastle United0.58
West Ham United1.17

Many Fantasy managers in this sample of the world’s leading 10,000 managers already have a triple-up on Liverpool, with West Ham, Leicester, Chelsea and Bournemouth some distance behind as the next-most-popular clubs who have a fixture in Gameweek 31.

Free Hit in Gameweek 31 as part of a wider strategy

Three weeks ago we outlined the pros and cons of three different chip strategies that Fantasy managers may decide to use going into the blanks and doubles ahead.

Strategy 3 in the linked article incorporated using the Free Hit chip in Blank Gameweek 31 as part of a wider approach.

We’d certainly urge anyone thinking of that strategy (or something similar) to look at the advantages and disadvantages of the different scenarios – not that those approaches are the only ones.

Many of the pros and cons in that piece are still valid but an additional downside to the “building for Double Gameweek 32” strategy is that we won’t know the exact details of that Gameweek until the rearranged fixtures are announced some time after the FA Cup semi-final draw has been made (next Monday at the earliest).

Final Thoughts

As ever, there isn’t a definitive answer to a question such as this.

Opinions on strategies are subjective and completely dependent on an individual’s Fantasy squad.

FPL bosses probably need to ask themselves a number of initial questions going into this weekend:

  • How many players could I get out using free transfers or perhaps by taking a points hit?
  • Do I still have my other chips available?
  • What is my wider approach to the season run-in beyond Gameweek 31, including how do I tackle Gameweek 33 when many of the same clubs will blank again?
  • Do I think the players I can draft in on a Free Hit in Gameweek 31 are worth building a team around and sacrificing a chip for?

Fantasy managers perhaps needn’t think that a full starting XI is a necessity this weekend: the results of our FFS poll and analysis of the top 10k shows that there are plenty of managers, even the high-flying ones, who won’t be able – or are choosing not – to do so.

Of course, should an FPL boss be in a position where they may only currently have two or three assets in action, then the Free Hit chip looks all-the-more enticing.

While there is plenty to be gained by being able to cherry-pick 11 players this weekend, it could be argued that a higher points ceiling exists by deploying the Free Hit chip in a Double Gameweek (likely to be Gameweeks 32 and 35). The counterpoint to that argument, of course, is that Bench Boost or Triple Captain couldn’t be used in the same Gameweek.

An example of a Free Hit starting XI this weekend might be something like:

Fabianski; Robertson, Luiz, Rice; Salah, Mane, Hazard, Brooks; Wilson, Higuain, Vardy.

Fantasy managers perhaps need to also ask themselves:

  • How many players from a Free Hit team such as this do they already have
  • How many would they realistically want (e.g. are Leicester defenders/West Ham midfielders worth it given their current form?)
  • How many points they could see this sort of team scoring versus how many they predict their own current team will rack up
  • Whether any potential drop in overall rank this week could be more than compensated by using a Free Hit chip further down the line

As ever, the “right” approach regarding the Free Hit chip will differ from manager to manager. Hopefully, some of the pointers listed above can help those FPL bosses who are still wavering come to a final decision.

You can still vote in (and see the shifting results of) our two polls below:



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  1. Ludde
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Is Pogba and Aguero to Hazard and Higuain worth it for a -4? Will FH in GW32.
    Fabianski
    Robertson Digne Pereira
    Salah Mane Hazard Brooks Billing
    Vardy Higuain

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      How many points will get out of Pogba & Aguero in 31 & 33 compared to Hazard & Higuaín -4?

      1. Ludde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 8 days ago

        0? United or City will not play in GW33 if I have understood.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Yip - it is a good move

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      -4 is paid back with 8 assuming no yellows and injuries just by them playing both. Covering players in a blank also a factor, and FH in 32 would not be that difficult in terms of money, 4 duds on bench will almost alone provide the most important players to be had within budget.

  2. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Who has your armband as of now and why?

    Think majority going with Salah?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah Salah

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Bobby. Differential.

    3. _figu
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Salah. No need to against this week.

    4. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Atm my armband is with hazard. Robertson vc

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Mané, ATM...

    5. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Considering Fraser. Call me crazy but just not sure about Liverpool away from home and Salahs form...probably will just bottle it and go Mane in the end though

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Armband now is on Salah. A mix of fear and eye-test, my other candidate being Mané. The fear factor plays a part but watching Liverpools game vs Watford, Everton and Burnley told me that Salah´s points potential has a wider spread, while Mane is deadly atm he has no other points than goals from open play. Fulham conceded 3 goals vs Leic all came from defensive errors (lost ball and being hit by counter attacks) and Salah usually the guy that are in front when Liverpool wins the ball. Fulahm week both in wide areas defensively as defending in general, Salah on pens and some set pieces. Not sure there will be much of a difference though between them. Haz is a third alternative but i am happy with him my team but capatain, no-)

      1. simong1
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Would you consider putting the TC on Salah v Fulham?

          1. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            crossed my mind but since it is after the BM game and last game in 3 game a week schedule i´d prob hold. And the fixture arrangement after the FA cup can give some surprises regarding where fixtures fall. There will be some options later in the season, and i like to have the freedom it gives to save it. People says Salah home to Hudds looks good, City home to Leic in 37 could also be good,(Sterling/Kun). If Leicester already "on the beach" usually they´re involved in high scoring games.

      2. fenixri
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Salah, this is a week to play it safe.

    7. Hochoki
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      what to do with this team with 0.3ITb & 1 FT & no FH to use ??

      1. paterson & guaita to kante & boruc (-4)
      2. patricio to fabianski
      3. guaita & kolasinac to fabianski & clyne (-4)
      4. Any other suggestion

      Patricio
      Robertson Luiz Rice
      Salah(c) Mane Anderson
      Higuain Vardy Rondon

      Guaita Doherty Kolasinac Pogba Paterson

    8. NLRED
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Rondon or Barnes this week? Their respective home and away form is pushing me towards Barnes.

        1. _figu
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Barnes. Rondon might not have a fixture in 33.

          1. NLRED
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I'm free hitting so doesn't matter to me

              1. _figu
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                That would've been useful info. I'd go neither on FH. Barnes over Rondon.

        2. Flycroft
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Time to offload City assets? Many of us are FH32 then WC34. I don't have a lot of value tied up in aguero & sterling. Transferring them out this week would allow me to bring in Hazard, Wilson/Higuain, Ake for 31 & 33. I would then bring Sterling & Aguero in on my FH32 and then WC34 so wouldn't miss their points.

          Whilst I understand there is a small chance of this backfiring if City lose to Swansea, this seems like a risk worth taking in order to maximise my teams output in 31 & 33 whilst still getting city points in 32 & 34. I imagine there are lots of others in this position--anyone else considering it? What are the arguments against?

          1. Pras United
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Ye, good idea

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            There are no arguments against

          3. _figu
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            With your plan of wildcarding in 34, surely get rid especially as you don't have a lot of value tied in them.

            I tripled City in GW28 wildcard. Keeping Ederson and Kun, doing Sterling to Hazard this week.

          4. Dave Bauer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            As you say, worst case they lose to Swansea and don’t blank in GW33, but that seems unlikely. Other than this there isn’t a downside that I can see with your approach. I’ll be doing exactly this myself 🙂

          5. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            WC32 & FH33 if Swansea beat City ?

        3. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Guys,

          Worth doing Sterling to Hazard for -4? I will using FHC in GW32, but may want Sterling instead thereafter. Hmmmm.

          Thoughts...??

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            And importantly, have no WC....

          2. Pras United
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Yes. Just reverse the transfer in 34.

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Cheers. Would you give him captaincy over Mané??

              1. Pras United
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                50/50 call. I'd trust Mo over these two.

        4. TaiwanHC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          GTG for GW31 (after -4)?

          Guaita (blank)
          Robertson - TAA - Luiz - Pereira
          Salah - Hazard - Maddison - Fraser
          Wilson - Rondon

          Button, Sterling, Jimenez, AWB

          Thanks guys!

        5. XABI 15
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          No FH or WC left. Current team:

          Guaita
          Robbo Pereira Clyne Rice
          Salah Mane Hazard Anderson
          Barnes Jimenez

          Etheridge Kamara Sterling Bednarek

          1. Jimenez to Wilson play Anderson (10 players no hits)
          2. Kamara + Anderson > Barnes/Brooks Wilson (10 players, -4) and bench Jimenez for double week after

          I am strongly leaning towards option 2. Does this make sense?

        6. Hands Guber
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          James Milner was close enough to fitness last week wasn't he? The most frustrating thing about the upcoming BGW is that best laid plans will be shot to death with a few rests, so you might break your back to get 11 playing (be it sacrificing 'safe' BGW players in the weeks leading up to this or taking a -4/-8 this week to field a full team) and then TAA is rested or Pelegrinni goes with Antonio and Chicha instead of Arnie and Chicha etc etc.

          Most of your moves are calculated obviously but I would not worry at all if you are ready to line up with 7-8 because ultimately rotation and injury in CL this week could scupper all of our best laid plans and this week more than ever is the week where the (C) will be make or break for most of us.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Always good to have a playing bench to get the odd 1 or 2 points extra

          2. Rains of Castamere
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Tbh as I'm on free hit this week as bad as it is to say, I would love some high owned injuries this week like Salah, Trent etc

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah understandable. You want carnage really to maximise it

          3. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Always the risk

            My plan was solid but TAA, Lascelles and totally bummed my defence

        7. Just Been On Loan
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Pick 2 of the below for GW's 31 and 33:

          A) Wilson
          B) Vardy

          C) Fraser
          D) Maddison

          1. Hands Guber
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            (B) & (C) because Wilson is just back from injury and injury prone enough so even medium term planning for him playing in a few weeks may be a little dangerous.

        8. simong1
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Fabianski – Button
            Robertson – TAA – Perreira – Doherty – AWB
            Salah – Son – Hazard – Maddison – F. Anderson
            Jimenez – Vardy - Crouch

            1FT, 0.9 ITB. Which is better?

            A) Crouch & Son > Wilson & Fraser (-4)
            B) Jimenez > Wilson

            Will be doing FH32, WC34 & BB35. Only 0.2 value tied up in both Son & Jimenez.

          • TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            When will the games for GW33 be confirmed?

            And when do we know when the blank teams will play?

            Thanks guys!

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              After GW31, before GW32.

          • Hands Guber
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Can't wait for a Salah haul this weekend so we can hear all those 'brave' managers saying "glad I kept the faith with Mo" who didn't have the bottle NOT to (C) in the first place.

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Ok

            2. #FPLBhuna
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              not me hehe 🙂

              i'm probably triple captaining him, I've full faith in Salah repeating his Bournemouth returns

            3. Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Who you captaining then?

          • OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            It's funny, I used Free Hit last night and my team is almost identical to the one suggested in this article. Except I have enough team value to have Fraser instead of Brooks, which I will probably do.

            Fabianski; Robertson, Luiz, Rice; Salah, Mane, Hazard, Fraser; Wilson, Higuain, Vardy.

            1. tricpic
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I’ve gone pereira over luiz, otherwise identical

              1. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                I was tempted to do the same! What was your reasons for it?

          • Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Who are the teams playing bgw31 and 33 that may have a double later in the season?

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Chelsea for sure. They have the Brighton game to be rearranged.

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              The ones playing in both blanks obviously won’t have a double because the haven’t missed a game ?

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Apart from Chelsea from GW27 🙂

              2. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Chelsea might though, Brighton game from 27

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Haha, 'might', pretty sure they definitely will.

          • Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            How are we using BB and TC.. there's not enough DGWs?

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              How many DGWs are there ?
              Worst case in a single gameweek I suppose

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Such a waste to use a chip in a single GW. Rather fill your team with quality on a WC and then BB on a DGW could be massive...

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  There may be 3 DGWs .... and I don’t think the TC on Sterling last week was too bad, better than Sane in DGW27 anyway ... it all comes down to a bit of luck really

            2. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              FH32
              BB 35
              TC in the other DGW if there is one?

            3. Fpl Cursed
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              TC is overrated, don't change your strategy for it

          • TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            When will MCI vs CAR most likely be played?

            1. XABI 15
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              35

              1. Super Saints
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Oh really? So it's going to be rearranged!?

              2. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                No. 32. City already have a double in 35 confirmed.

            2. James H
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              DGW32. Already confirmed that City will play TOT & mun in DGW35.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                so city have ful/CAR in 32?

                1. James H
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  That is what is expected, yes. Obviously on the proviso Swansea don't manage to do what Wigan did last season!

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    6 months, 8 days ago

                    cool, thks

            3. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              32 a strong favourite choice ... but could it in 34, 36, 37 ? ... all subject to CL results and TC schedule I believe ?

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                *TV schedule

            4. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Most likely 32.

          • Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Aguero Jimenez Son > Vardy Wilson Mane -4 a no brainer?

            FH in 32 however I will want Aguero back for Cardiff 33!?

            1. Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Read above, Cardiff game should end up in 32.

          • shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            I've freehitted. Only 6 starters plus Westwood, no cash and only one FT. Could have done Aguero out to fund Pogba>Mane (-4), but wouldn't want to not have them in GW32. So my plan is to roll the FT in GW32, then have two FT to get nine out in GW33. Will still have triple Wolves, double Utd, double Chelsea, Aguero and Ryan for impending double action.

            Have kept the players I already had though, so as not to feck up!

            Boruc
            Robbo Luiz ?
            Salah(c) Mane Hazard Almiron
            Barnes Wilson ?

            Begovic Westwood ? ?

            So Azpi & Vardy, or ? & Higuaín?

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Well you know you have my support if no one elses 🙂

              Azpi and Vardy. I don't fancy Higuain at all.

              1. shirtless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks. I'm 100% sure my two nearest rivals will deploy FH, so need to close them down. I will be in a better position than them for GW32/33 afterwards.

                I was fancying Rice & Higuaín actually, with Diop and Ogbonna on the bench as they play Hudd just in case of any no-shows. I think I need to cover a possible WH clean sheet. Not sure about Vardy at Burnley..?

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  I've not been convinced by Higuian in the PL, hopefully I've created a positive jinx for you there.
                  I thought Vardy looked very good at the weekend, and expect him to pick up a few goals over the next few kind Leicester fixtures.

                  1. shirtless
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    6 months, 8 days ago

                    Yeah, fair comment. I'll mull it over. Everton are dross though, I'd like both, but can't do it unless I go without Mane. Probably makes sense to spread the risk though, in case of a freak Everton 2-0 home win where my old pals Digne & Richarlison haul to leave me with egg on my face!

                    1. HamezMace
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 8 days ago

                      I have a similar dilemma with Hazard v Mane.
                      Mane in great form, but I need an attacker against that Everton 'defence'.

          • OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            I have FH'd this week and built for 32, this allows me to use my triple cap in 32 on Aguero vs ful & CAR. This would be their DGW in 32 if Man City beat Swansea, which you would think is most likely...

          • DP7657
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            I've prepped for 31 & 33 and will FH 32 WC 34

            For this week, who do I want in out of these pairs? Money no object really.

            a) Luiz & Fraser
            b) Luiz & Brooks
            c) Ake & Fraser
            b) Ake & Brooks
            d) Your better ideas?

            Thanks!

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Why not WC32 & FH33 ?

              1. DP7657
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Because I've prepped a team to handle GW31 & 33 already... So I can FH 32 to max out on that then WC 34 to BB 35.

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Do you have any Arsenal or potentially Palace & Spurs for 33? Will a FH team in 33 be stronger than your planned team ?

                  Can’t you still max out in 32 on WC, get your team back in GW34 (after FH33) and BB in 35?

            2. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              The most expensive one - A

              1. DP7657
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                See a lot of people bringing in Brooks over Fraser - I assume just down to budget issues?

          • the vanisher
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            IN: Rice, Hazard, Barnes, Vardy
            OUT: Doherty, Son, Pogba, Rashford

            worth a -8?

          • DukeBen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Planning on having the same team for GW 31 and 33, FH in 32.
            Current team:
            Fabianski
            Robertson Van Dyk ---------
            Anderson Hazard Salah Ritchie
            A.Barnes Arnautovic Vardy

            Planning on bringing in Ake to give me 11 playing

            Should I:
            A) Leave it at that, so not take a hit
            B) Ditch Anderson for Fraser -4
            C) Ditch Barnes for Wilson -4
            D) Do both B and C for -8

            1. Iceball
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              No need for a hit, Anderson and Barnes might as well deliver.

          • MDK
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Those of you doing FH32, WC34, BB35 when are you planning to use your TC?

            1. DP7657
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              DGW a few weeks ago when Sane TC got me 3 points hahahaha!

              1. MDK
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks for setting the bar low.

                Looking at possibly a Liverpool asset (H) Huddersfield GW37 or maybe even Man Utd asset (H) Cardiff GW38

                1. MDK
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Sorry (H) Huddersfield is GW36

            2. zinchenka
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 7 days ago

              Think i´m going for gw36 vs Huds.

          • Tmel
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Boruc
            Rice TAA Robertson
            Fanderson Salah Almiron
            Vardy

            Currently have 8 GW31 players & 1FT - which is the best option? (FHing in GW32)

            a) Sterling & Rash > Haz & Wilson (-4)
            b) Sterling, Rash & Jimenez > Haz, Hig & Wilson (-8)

            1. DP7657
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I'd go A.

              Don't think Chelsea are worth risking extra HITs for atm!

          • Catsandhats
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Money no issue, which Chelsea defender would you pick:

            A) Alonso
            B) Azp
            C) luiz
            D) two for -4

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              B

          • bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            If I do my planned move of Zabaleta to Mepham, I will only have 4 members of the example squad in this article (which I expect to be similar the Scout Picks). Should I be worried ?

            Lossl
            Robertson, Luiz, Mepham
            Salah, Hazard, F.Anderson, Frasar
            Firmino, Barnes, Rondon

            Foster, AWB, Doherty, Pogba

            1 FT, 0.4m ITB

          • Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Cheeky Callum Wilson TC punt this week at home to a leaky Newcastle?

            Memories of his hatty a few seasons back.

            1. MDK
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              If you're going to TC this week why not a Liverpool player vs a dire Fulham team

            2. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I hold, Kane or Hazard could still have a DGW outside of the two expected DGW's.

          • Eriksen Maestro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Fielding 7 atm no hits: no WC or FH.

            Planning on keeping pogba sterling shaw for dgw.

            A) Jonny to Daniels -4?
            B) field 7
            C) jonny, Shaw=> Diop, Ake for -8 and field 9?

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              B, assuming it's a good 7.

          • BARIO MALOTELLI
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Fab
              Taa digne clyne
              Mane salah hazard madi fraser
              Rondon vardy
              Gtg? 0 ft haha

              1. Eriksen Maestro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Gtg