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The best midfielders to sign with the Free Hit chip in Blank Gameweek 31

Our series of articles on the best Free Hit squad for Blank Gameweek 31 continues today with a look at midfielders.

Using data that can be found in the Fantasy Football Scout members area we have assessed which options are the most likely to find the back of the net, offer assists, or provide a combination of both.

Members can read on and take in our analysis, but those without membership can still enjoy Tuesday’s article on goalkeepers for free.

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  1. Lionel Ronaldo
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Hazard!

  2. WE ARE RANGERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Salah, Mane, Hazard, Fraser.
    End of

    1. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      My MF without FH

  3. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Arnie or Vardy?

    1. Taking one for the team
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy for nailedness and form

  4. Taking one for the team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Firmino or Wilson?

    1. Phrilly
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Firmino

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    AMN G
    Auba A - great from him.

    6/6 Prem teams playing in Europe either side of GW34.

  6. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Only got 7 players playing this week. Should I play my free hit this week?

    All chips available

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Nope. Take hits to field 10 or 11

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'd look at a hit or two.

  7. Numb
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Brooks or Snoddy or H.Barnes or ???

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Babel?

      1. Numb
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Nah

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Brooks

      1. Numb
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers

    3. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      brooks if you have vardy/maddison, barnes if you have wilson/fraser

      1. Numb
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Brooks then!

      2. Numb
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Actually, no, I’ll have Vardy and Wilson!

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          snoddy then

          1. Numb
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            I’m not sure why that’s such a factor though

            1. ZimZalabim
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              tbh it really isnt
              i just like him as an option this week (maybe owner bias)
              but hes on set pieces seems to be preferred at the moment plays 90 in these types of games and tends to get bonus for even just one attacking return
              So out of barnes brooks and him i would rank them
              snoddy
              brooks
              barnes

    4. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Barnes for me. He's firing so many shots in the box. All it takes is one or two to go in.

    5. JohnCarewCarew
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Tielemans? Liking the cut of his jib.

  8. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    2-0 already, talk about a dream start! 😀

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Dangerous lead, they need more goals!

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Agree, need a 3rd goal as Cech clean sheets are a rare collectors item these days

        1. TAT
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Indeed. Hopefully the good start can continue, leading to a comfortable win.

  9. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    i have Firmino, choose 2 of the following strikers for a -8:

    A. Wilson
    B. Arnie
    C. Vardy

    1. Numb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      AC

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Ac

    3. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Not B

  10. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Maitland-Niles!
    I've actually got him in my team - don't ask

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      But why?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Don't ask, officer.

    2. TAT
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      But do you have Pilt?

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Actually yes - somehow got misunderstood that Arsenal would play GW31 and GW33, and thought he was nailed until Bellerin return

        1. TAT
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          £4.4 though. Could be worse.

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Best -4 here? Will FH32, WC33/34.

    A. Son+Kamara >> Fraser+Wilson
    B. Son+Kun >> Hazard+Wilson (got Kun at 11.2)

    Fabianski
    TAA • Digne • Rice
    Salah • Mané • FAnderson • Almirón
    Vardy
    (Button / Son* / Aguero* / Schar* / Bednarek* / Kamara*)

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Any reason for A mate?

        1. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          I'd rather get rid of Kamara than Aguero

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A for me

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Can I ask why A mate?

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Well, really depends on whether the funds you would lose on Kun are important for GW32. And I actually think it's not much to choose between Fraser and Haz for the two blanks.

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Interesting... was expecting B’s

    4. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Such an easy one. B.

    5. 404_FC
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      b

    6. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      B

    7. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'm saying nuffink 😆

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        😆

    8. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A

  12. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone else notice Ozil turn away in disgust just before the Auba cross thinking it had gone out?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      More like thinking it was going out.

  13. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Wait. FFS recommended Pereira, TAA and Robertson as defenders.

    Now they are recommending Hazard, Mane, Salah and Fraser.

    I only have three Liverpool slots so who do I drop?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Mane. He doesn't score away from home!

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      If I was using FH I would have triple Liverpool attack of Salah, Mane and Firmino

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Trent, VVD and Mane is wher the value is 😉

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Value at this time of the season 😀

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Brainwashed sheep post

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Good luck getting the best Chelsea, Man U and Man City playersin 32 if you have Salah

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Free Hit will mean no Salah in 32 for many.

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              True but the op is clearly talking about FH this week and Chenku about any week

  14. Geordie19
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Worth doing Rashford to Wilson?

    If so, which 2 do I start out of Brooks, Fanderson and Wilson

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I feel you have 11 I wouldn’t take a -4

      1. Geordie19
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I have 1 ft...

  15. 404_FC
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Need help

    Fabianski
    TAA, Pereira, shaw*
    Salah, Mane, Brooks, Son*
    Barnes, Aguero*, Jimmy*

    speroni pogba bednarak bennett
    1ft 0.1itb

    a) aguero+son+jimmy to vardy+hazard+wilson for -8 (use fh32) 10/11
    b) aguero+son+jimmy+shaw to vardy+hazard+wilson+rice for -12 (use fh32) 11/11
    c) use FH this gw
    d) plz advice

    thanks

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Tough between a and b.

  16. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Arsenal in red hot form, it just a shame it will be April before we play another league game

    1. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Winning 2 games in the last 4, also managing to lose to BATE before that, what form are you talking about?

  17. IGgy007
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Fabianski
    Pereira, Digne,Robertson
    Mane, Hazard, Salah, Fraser
    Barnes, Wilson, Vardy

    Starting 11

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Looks great

  18. Zebras
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    First day of Zidane in the dressing room of Real Madrid
    https://www.reddit.com/r/realmadrid/comments/b0upvf/first_day_of_zidane_in_the_dressing_room_of_real/

    rip Bale

  19. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Going to take -4 to field 10 players.

    Worth -8 to sell Jimenez for a striker 6.6m or less who'll start BGW31 & 33? I'd only lose 0.2m on him.

    Two transfers I'm about to make will give me...

    Boruc
    TAA / Tarkowski / Diop
    Salah / Mane / Hazard / Fanderson
    Rondon / King

    (Ederson / AWB / Bennett / Pogba / Jimenez)

    Thanks!

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Either bring in A) Mane & Hazard & Wilson/Barnes

      or B) Mane & Pedro/Fraser & Higuain/Vardy?

  20. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Robbo or Van Dijk on WC?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      If buying at current prices, Virgil.

    2. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Robbo.

    3. JohnCarewCarew
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Vvd all day long ( Robertson owner).

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Watch him defend, watch him score

  21. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Assuming money ain’t a problem, which 3 players from these for gw31/33?

    Fwds: Higuain, Vardy, Wilson, Arnie
    Mids: Hazard, Mane, Fraser

    I am leaning towards Mane Wilson Arnie but hazard is tempting too

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy/Mané/Fraser

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Same

    2. white heart pain
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Yep

  22. white heart pain
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    D.Luiz or Frazer?

    1. white heart pain
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      GW31 team
      Fab
      Robbo Yedlin
      Haz Salah Mane
      Vardy Wilson

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Fraser

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Who’s using TC this weekend?

    Salah looks ripe to punish the sellers?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'm tempted. I'll have Mane too but giving the armband to Salah at the moment. TC tempting.

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Nah, I'll keep for Pool vs. Hud or if im feeling super risky, the potential extra DGW for Brighton.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Thinking pool will rest 36 due to CL?

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Depends if they are still trailing in the league I'd imagine. But the front 3 could be subbed early if they go ahead even if they start. So you could be onto something there.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 9 days ago

            FH 32, WC 34, BB 35 so options are running out ?

  24. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    A) Hazard & Wilson or Barnes (already have King)
    B) Fraser & Vardy or Higuain

    Cheers

    1. white heart pain
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A haz barnes

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I'm not sure why you've advised Barnes when you have Wilson, yourself. Is it because Pascal says he has King also?

        I think Wilson is probably the best value striker in FPL this season (maybe after Jiminez).

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks, both. I see merit in both options. I'm not against doubling up on Bournemouth attack in the blank gameweeks. Though Burnley could/should score against Leicester. Feels a close call.

  25. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Even though I have XI already I am tempted to do a -4:

    Jiminez > Wilson

    Despite buying Jiminez at 5.5m. I would bench Richarlison...

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Seems daft to me.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A -4 for a 1 week punt is rarely a good idea

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        2 weeks (GW33) but yes I agree its a big risk. I like the look of Wilsons ownership and his two home games though. I also have double Everton, which I cannot wait to WC out in 34...

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 9 days ago

          I’ve got Rich and Digne and not thrilled about it.

          I mean it could work out but I do think the percentage play is ‘no transfer’. If you only had 10 players then I’d say go for it

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Yeah, if Richa hadn't scored last week it would be more tempting as he had looked like being dropped recently. This is my team, which I have constructed for free:

            Fab
            Robbo, Keane, _____
            Salah, Mane, Richarlison, Anderson, Brooks
            Higuain, Vardy

            I still have 1FT to fill that blank, i'm currently leaning towards Maguire due to set piece threat, and Burnley's vulnerability from set plays. The -4 for Wilson would mean benching a mid, and it'd definitely be Richa.

    3. UTK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Same position. I have 11 with Westwood but tempted to do jimenez to Wilson and bench Westwood

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        If I didn't already have Brooks I'd maybe have committed to the idea already. I'll be holding any transfer until the deadline more or less now though...

  26. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Am I ready ? on -4

    Alisson
    Robbo Taa Chilwell
    Hazard Maddison Fraser Fanderson
    Arnie(C) Vardy Wilson

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Liverpool defensive triple?

    2. Disco Stu
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Captaining Arnie????? Could be the greatest decision or the biggest D'oh!!!! ever

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        other option is wilson but I feel arnie will score a goal at least

    3. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      No Liverpool attack is brave, hide behind the couch whenever the ball goes near Mitro in the air.

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I'd honestly captain a liverpool full back if I were that confident of a CS, especially over Arnie. TAA looks good with some set pieces too.

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          considered that, but arnie may start and explode. higher ceiling

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            But he also may not start. I'd go TAA or Hazard. Probably TAA, you will climb the rankings if Liverpool get a CS, regardless if Salah scores or not I'd imagine.

      2. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        yeah I should 😀 I pray for a better referee!

    4. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Capt Hazard

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        hmmmm
        you think he will do better than arnie ?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Arnie isn’t even sure to start. Or finish

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            But I love a punt so go for it if you’re feeling it

            1. Jacky boy
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 9 days ago

              thanks mate

          2. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            after pellegrini's quotes I think he will start and playing more than70 mins is good enough vs hudds ?

    5. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      It’s very ‘brave’.

      1. Disco Stu
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Vardy, Wilson, Haz all also really good options

  27. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Fab
    TAA Robbo Rice Perreira
    Salah Hazard Maddison
    Vardy Rondon Wilson

    Gtg?

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Yep

  28. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Taken a hit this GW?

    Fabianski
    VanDijk - Chilwell - TAA - Ake
    Anderson - Salah - Hazard - Brooks
    Arnautovic - Wilson

    0FT 2.6m ITB

    How am I looking?

    1. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Your bench?

  29. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    With BGW31 fast approaching many are have or are starting to finalise their plans for the upcomming GW.

    With this in mind what player that you do not own or intend to own due to team structure or other reasons do you fear the most?

    Who do you think will be the unsung hero of your team for BGW31?

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Fear Wilson and Hazard

  30. JohnCarewCarew
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Rough with the smooth. I’m exactly 200,000 in the world. Woo hoo. Exactly. But it’s 200,000. Feels crap but still in top 4% in the world ( I ain’t at anything else I do). Shakes your confidence to go Arnie(C). And apparently it’s an offence to try and climb into a tv screen in Granada when Super Jackie Grealish suffers from a cowardly assault. Fussy.