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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.

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  1. jaywills
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Morning chaps.
    I have 5 players for gw31: taa, robertson, anderson, sterking, king + 2FT.
    Ive also got sterling, rashford, jimi and doherty.
    Worth a FH this gw? It seems daft to transfer out players with 2 games in gw32 like doherty and jimi.
    Thanks

    1. Amey
        1 month, 7 days ago

        FH next gw.
        Take a hit this gw

        1. jaywills
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          How many points should I hit on?

          1. Amey
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I would not hesitate on taking hits for attackers like Wilson,vardy, Fraser , hazard etc.
              You can take 1/2 hits & field 8/9 this gw.
              Get Mane of you don't have 3 pool player's

              1. jaywills
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Thanks. I can get 9 players out with a -8.
                Or 8 players with a -4.
                Tough decision!

      • Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        G2G... or Pogba > Hazard? -4

        Fabianski,
        VVD, Azpi, Pereira, Balbuena
        Mane, Fraser, Salah(C)
        Wilson, Higuain, Vardy

        Button, Puncheon, Pogba, Bennett

        1. jaywills
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          G2g keep pogba for double gw next week and save points

        2. Amey
            1 month, 7 days ago

            G2G

          • aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            g2g

        3. Bookmark
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Hi guys, GTG?
          10/11
          Fabianski
          VVD Digne Clyne
          Hazard Mane Salah
          Wilson Arnatuovic Higuain

          1. aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            yeap

        4. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Currently on a -4 with this motley crew:

          Boruc
          Robbo Pereira Stankovic
          Fanderson Salah Mane Brooks
          Wilson Vardy

          9 players (+ Stankovic - not sure if he really counts)

          The only none-player from the rest of my squad I'm willing to lose is Schar (sus).

          Shar to Rice (or someone else?) for another -4 worth it?

          Yey or nay?

          Thanks in advance

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Schar to Rice could well work out being HUD and all

            1. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              +1

        5. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          This has to be one of the most boring GWs ever and is going to be such a damp squib FPL wise. Roll on GW32 as I've a heap of money(SV) to invest in my FH team 🙂

          What's your current SV guys?

          1. The 12th Man
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Not looked for a long time.
            104.5

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              that seems very good to me!

            2. The 12th Man
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              TV 107.2 but not bothered about that. Not owning Jimenez at all this season has cost me.

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  +1
                  Points & TV on both fronts

            3. Amey
                1 month, 7 days ago

                TV 106.3
                SV 104.1

                I've lost 1m TV recently due to selling pogba & having Auba in my team.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  still good though 106.6 / 104.9 here

                  1. Amey
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Cool SV

                    • jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      SV is strong as I wildcarded in GW23

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Yeah. I was wondering about it.
                          Actually I've learned a lot this year from this community 😀
                          Previous years i only used to think about next gw & take hits every week.
                          First time ever i played a WC strategically in gw 5 looking for next 5-6 fixtures as box.

                          I'm looking forward to FH next gw & WC in 33/34 now to use the SV I've got.
                          Cheers mate

                  2. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    103.7

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      decent that, have an extra mill on ya 😉

                  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    SV might undercall your FH capability, it would assume you want none of your current squad to be in your FH32 squad... many will have TV locked up in their 3x outfield GW31 benchers.... three of the likes of Pogba, Sterling, Kun, Rashford, Doherty etc, could easily add >2.0m above SV for your FH32

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      I have Sterling, Pogba and AWB on my bench this week and they will likely be part of my FH team regardless

                    2. The 12th Man
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      This is true. Hence, Aguero out this week.

                      Bench this week will be Hamer,AWB,Doherty,Pogba so a bit of value on the bench.
                      Think I’m selling Doherty next week on FH. Might only get one of the 2 games.

                  4. JT11fc
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Tv 106.5
                      Sv 104.1

                    • Ooh Aah Cantona!
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      105.2!

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Wow!
                        You must have caught all the big risers early.

                      2. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Damn, that's huge, thought mine might not be beaten but you've smashed it by 0.3!

                        1. Ooh Aah Cantona!
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Sat at 120k OR, I’ll happily trade 0.3m with you for some more points ha

                          1. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Haha, true, but still a good rank to kick on from. I will need to spend some of my points in the future with no WC left so swings and roundabouts, GL!

                      3. Amey
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          😮

                      4. Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        108 and 105.5

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Awesome

                          • jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            frick, feeling inadequate now haha

                            1. Kopkloppers
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              I am 100k so not so impressive. Made hit blunders a plenty.

                          • The 12th Man
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Impressive. Moshiri’s million’s.
                            Hope you spend them better than he does.

                            1. Kopkloppers
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              This^ Most money wasted on managers (smile)

                          • Ooh Aah Cantona!
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Bravo!

                        2. Longlatini
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Tv 106.7
                          Sv 104.4

                        3. Kopkloppers
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          1 reached 109 but lost on Rash Doherty

                          1. Kopkloppers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Sorry Rash and Jimi. Wanted Wilson to get 11 this week. Not sure a great idea as I have no FH chip

                      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Wow Man City about to get a proper transfer ban... should be interesting!

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Pep out ??
                            😀
                            No chequebook No fun !!

                          • Runaway
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            They should have signed De Jong. Fernandinho will be 34 next year and Ilkay may leave. Other than that, if they do not loose any players they have a great squad to handle at least a couple of years.

                        2. altan8797
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          do we expect an update on higuain's status today from sarri?

                          1. Royal5
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Is he injured?

                            1. Amey
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                ill

                          2. Lumberjack
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Is Billing to Brooks worth a hit? Would be a proper old-fashioned -4!

                            A - yes
                            B - No

                            1. Runaway
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              If it is the only hit you get, I would try

                              1. Lumberjack
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                It would be. Thanks.

                          3. fenixri
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            A) 9 players for -4
                            B) 10 players for -8

                            1. Lumberjack
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              Depends on the players

                            2. Runaway
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              Depends on the 10th players. If he is one of Wilson, Fraser, Hazard, Mane, Vardy or like then B

                            3. fenixri
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              Fab
                              Robbo Taa Pereira
                              Salah Hazard Fraser
                              Wilson Higuain

                              This is -4,

                              I can bring Arnie for -8

                          4. OzilFozzil
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Who's the best defender out of this lot?

                            A) Daniels
                            B) Ake
                            C) Luiz
                            D) Azpi

                            1. Runaway
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              D

                            2. Amey
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                Azpi in real life
                                Luiz in fpl (due to FK duties & goal threat on corners compared to Assist threat from Azpi)

                              • bitm2007
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                Azpi is the best defender of those 4, but I'd do Luiz because he's got more attacking appeal.

                              • OzilFozzil
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                I should have put a caveat better *FPL* defender...

                                But looks like its Luiz

                            3. Fire Chief Moe
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              Anyone got presser times?

                              1. Concrete
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                Prob the same as last week and all season, unless they change?

                            4. Ooh Aah Cantona!
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              A little help chaps. Plan to FH in GW32, have the below team with no hits.

                              (A) AWB > Luiz (-4)
                              (B) Hold (10 starters)

                              Fabianski
                              TAA, Robertson, Perreira
                              Hazard, Salah, Brooks, F.Anderson
                              Wilson, Vardy

                              (Button)(Jimenez, Doherty, AWB, Pogba)

                              1. Concrete
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                I’d do it

                              2. Amey
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Wait till deadline as we might know whether Awb play in gw 33 or not as their FA cup match is before FPL deadline.

                                  If palace go through to SF, A is a good transfer imo

                                  1. Ooh Aah Cantona!
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    Good call, didn’t think of that!

                                  2. Hotdogs for Tea
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    The game finishes after the deadlinr though ? and if penalties ...

                              3. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                Maddison or Fraser?

                                Have Brooks & Wilson.

                                1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  And Vardy too.

                                2. Concrete
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Hudds in 33 swings it for Maddison for me

                                3. Amey
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    Maddison
                                    Burnley vulnerable to set pieces & Hudds are ...

                                4. Concrete
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Thinking of taking TAA out somcan get Mane

                                  Y

                                  N

                                  1. The 12th Man
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    I thought about this but it would be for -4 for me or only fielding 10.
                                    Was a close call but decided against it.
                                    If it’s for free then maybe.

                                    1. Concrete
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 7 days ago

                                      Cheers...it’s part of hits and will mean fielding 9

                                      See what rivals are up to first

                                  2. Kopkloppers
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    You got what you got.
                                    I have Mane Salah and Robbo.
                                    I don't really want Salah

                                5. bitm2007
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  For blank GW's only

                                  A) Mepham (NEW, BUR)

                                  B) Rice (HUD, che)

                                  1. Concrete
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    Never heard of A but if he’s nailed then him due to fixtures

                                    1. bitm2007
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 7 days ago

                                      Mepham was purchased form Brentford in January, and has stated the last 4 for Bournemouth.

                                6. Royal5
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Anyone still punting on Salah despite his very poor form?

                                  1. Concrete
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    For Capt? Yes

                                    1. Royal5
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 7 days ago

                                      Yeah, meant as cap.

                                  2. Super Saints
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    Mane I think

                                    1. Royal5
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 7 days ago

                                      Think so too

                                7. aleksios
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Anything worth a hit here? 4.0 itb.
                                  Will FH 32.

                                  -Fab
                                  -VVD-Diop-Digne-Lascelles
                                  -Salah-Mane-Fraser-Rich
                                  -Wilson-Vardy

                                  ----Butt-Doherty--Pogba-Jimenez.

                                  Thanks guys.

                                  1. Concrete
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    Nah, looks fine

                                    1. aleksios
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 7 days ago

                                      Thanks.

                                8. Champions united
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Jimy+ster+son>vardy+fraser+haz(-8)

                                  Yes or no

                                  1. Sharkytect
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    Have you got a wildcard left. If so, then yeah

                                9. Sharkytect
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  I can field 4 midfielders and 3 attackers for a -4 hit. But can only field 2 defenders. Should i take one more hit for a defender? I can afford shaw>luiz

                                10. De Gea is GOAT
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Going with 9 this GW. Gtg?
                                  Rice TAA Robbo
                                  Mane Hazard Snoddy
                                  Vardy Wilson Barnes

                                  Already took a hit for Wilson

                                  1. Sharkytect
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    Yeah leave it

                                    1. De Gea is GOAT
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      Thanks mate

                                11. Super Saints
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  A. Pogba to Fraser (lose 0.2)
                                  B. Jimenez to Wilson (lose 0.7)

                                12. Kopkloppers
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  News on Kaku foot injury?

                                13. Basist
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  At what time will the pressers be today?

                                14. Wheato182
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Which one chaps??

                                  A) Firmino + 5.9 defender (maybe Luiz)
                                  B) Higuain + TAA

                                  1. Schliegs
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 7 days ago

                                    B

                                15. migas2k7
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Two questions:

                                  1- Barnes, Maddison or fraser?

                                  2- Captain Salah, Mane or Wilson (i'm chasing)

                                16. fenixri
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Higuain news?

                                17. Schliegs
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 7 days ago

                                  Any news on Antonio? Really want him as a differential for this week but worried he may not play

                                18. Kingtekkerz
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  Thoughts on this for -4?
                                  Son, Jimenez, Kolasinac—>Hazard, Wilson, Daniels