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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. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Still toying with Jimenez-> Wilson, do we think either will change in price tonight?

    1. Pompel
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Nah, but Wilson for sure tomorrow

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Very possible Wilson will rise

    3. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Wilson rises tonight for sure

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

      How much did you get Jimi for? Doesn't look likely that either will change in price.

      1. The Wizard of Ozil
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Selling value is 6.5

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

          Ah so your only losing 0.3 on him, guess you should make that transfer then.

    5. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Wilson, Mane, And hazard will all rise tomorrow

  2. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    With BGW31 fast approaching many 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. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Scared of not owning Vardy, can't afford him without a -8. Tielemans will have to do.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        You won’t be invited to the party

    2. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      For myself Mane is the player I fear the most, and I think Arnautovic will be my unsung Hero

    3. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Vardy... was a toss up with him and Higuain. Went for the latter.

      1. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Vardy doesnt do more than 1 goal, nothing to be fearful of 🙂 (non Vardy owner her)

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Scored two last week...

    4. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Fear: Mane. He's been killing me for weeks, but unfortunately I decided 2 GWs ago that TAA would be the final man in my Pool triple.

      Unsung hero: think Fraser could do well for me. Would probably prefer to captain him to Salah in all honesty.

      1. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Same went TAA over Mane 3 GW's ago

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

      Really scared of not owning Wilson, know I should get him but kills my TV selling Jimenez which weakens my FH team!

      1. pingissimus
        3 months, 6 days ago

        If you're that scared get him.

        There's always corners to be cut when it comes to 32 - decent cheap defenders aplenty. It could well be after all that it's not a DGW for lots of the premiums and it's going to be smart fo have some bargains in there anyhow.

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

          I'm still thinking about doing it, my FH team with Jimi's value is so strong though and I'll have Fraser and Boruc from Bournemouth to 'cover' him.

      2. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I'm terrified of Wilson. I'm on Free Hit, but at the moment going with with Rondon instead.

    6. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It's going to be another Rondo master class.

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

        Vardy and Rondon up top for me so fingers crossed!

    7. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Wilson. I always seem to own or not own him at the wrong times.

      Unsung Hero? Maguire.

    8. petefa
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I think I fear Shaqiri the most. I can't help thinking that he's gonna knock in a hat trick and troll is all.

  3. ⭐️Sonny ⭐️
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    5 players playing gameweek 31 as it stands but I do have a free transfer. Free hit?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Depends who the 5 are.

      If you can get: Salah,Mane,Hazard,Vardy,Wilson and a Liverpool defender then you may be ok.

      If your 5 are Everton and Huddersfield players then free hit away!

      1. ⭐️Sonny ⭐️
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Fabianski, Robertson, Yedlin, Anderson and Vardy. I could take a -4 and get Mane and Hazard in. Would that be good enough do you think?

        1. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          no where near good enough

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I agree (in terms of this week) but it depends how your team is set up for GW32. Its better to have a great GW32 team and poor GW31 team than the other way around

  4. Disco Stu
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Was able to put together this team taking only one hit and still retained my gains in Pogba and Jimi for the FH in 32 and the WC in 34

    Fab
    TAA/VVD/Luiz/Digne
    Haz/Fraser/Salah(C)/Rich
    Wilson(VC)/Vardy

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Very nice, Disco Stu!

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Mane is your only real danger

      1. Disco Stu
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        In the words or George Carlin, You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

        1. All Out of Mounie
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          In storage

          1. Disco Stu
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            That's a lot of storage

  5. cigan
    3 months, 6 days ago

    What to do with Felipe Anderson?

    I've got 11 including him after 1 hit. Is taking him out for a Leicester mid (already got Vardy) sensible?

    FH next week. WC 34.

    1. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'd play him.

      Low expectations, but against Huddersfield who knows.

      1. cigan
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Worried about him getting dropped

        1. how now brown cow
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          It's possible. But then still likely cameo.

          Arnie goes off injured before 70 mins every game.

          1. cigan
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Ha, that's true

    2. cigan
      3 months, 6 days ago

      team is

      Fab
      TAA Robertson Luiz
      Salah Hazard Fraser Anderson
      Vardy Barnes Rondon

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Give him Huddersfield. I'm hoping for an Arnie start as they seem to play well together.

    4. Jon Snow
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I have him and I'm keeping, despite his atrocious form it's still Huddersfield so hope for the best (or at least a 3)

    5. JohnCarewCarew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Could be a differential. If you’ve got him you’ve pretty much gotta play him and hope.

    6. cigan
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ok the consensus seems pretty clear, I was trying to overcomplicate stuff again. Thanks everyone

  6. how now brown cow
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Not been following the price changes closely. Any chance aguero falls tonight?

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

      He's barely moving, only on 90 now so should be ok tonight.

  7. Arctic monkeys
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Is there any article wbout who to bench first. Jeeez

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

    Wish Salah was on better form - would've been a clear cut TC choice this weekend!

    1. XabiAlonso
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Think I'm gonna triple cap him anyway, bound to get double digits while everyone gets mane on their freehit

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

      That makes it the perfect storm to TC.

      I TC Aguero because he was a huge differential as nobody trusted him with the armband. You’ll get the majority captaining him so yeah it’s not the same, but much lower than we expected and hardly any TC.

      Pick a good spot and enjoy the rewards

  9. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Away stats suggest Firmino is a slightly better option than Mane, who do I get if I’m captaining Salah?

    A) Firmino

    B) Mane

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It’s got to be Mane

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

      Are you in desperate chasing mode ? If not, Mane 100%

    3. JoeSoap
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Mane for me

  10. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Non Mane owners unite 🙂

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I hear you can get a discount on sofas if you buy in bulk

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

      I don’t own him !

      But I will tomorrow 😉

      1. donlobatto
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Who you dropping for him?

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

          I’m doing a -8
          Son Sterling Jiminez and Aguero

          Become

          Mane Hazard Vardy wilson

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

            Are you using your FH in 32? How much value do you lose with that -8!?

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

              Yeah FH32

              Jiminez is the risky one but I like the strikers

              I’m losing exactly 1 mill

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

                I got Jimi at 5.5 so am reluctant to sell, just gotta hope Fraser gets involved! Gonna sell Son Pog Aguero for Mane Fraser Vardy.

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

                  What swung it for me was the fact I could get wilson or Vardy for Jiminez and that’s for two gameweeks. There’s only 9 GW’s left so it’s huge..

                  Yeah I’ll be annoyed if they blank but don’t wanna drop ranks due to being passive

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

                    I don't think Vardy or Wilson will blank.

                    I'm hoping that I can make the points back and then some with stronger DGW players in FH32 but I hope it pays off for you.

                    I have to either sell Pogba for Fraser or Jimi for Wilson but I lose much more value in Jimi.

          2. donlobatto
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            That is ruddy tasty!
            I’m only getting in 2 of those for -4 (Wilson and Haz)

            Obv jealous of Mané but I’m LIV blocked

            Vaguely considering Pog > Fraser for further -4 but doesn’t seem worth it

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

        Same here, selling Son for Maneeeeee then in a few weeks I'll ditch Salah, wooooooo

  11. Jon Snow
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Already have Salah and Robertson
    A) Son >> Hazard
    B) Son >> Mane
    C) Son + Pogba >> Mane + Hazard (-4)

    Only need 1 transfer to field 11 but if I opted for C I could bench Billing. However dropping Pogba means losing 0.4 in value as I'd most likely bring him back in FH32/WC34.

    1. S3
      3 months, 6 days ago

      C

  12. Dosh
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Captain Arnie ahead of Salah?

    1. Jon Snow
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No from me, Huddersfield are bad but West Ham still stuck. Also Fulham don't seem to like defending.

    2. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Scoring in 1 game since gw 11.

      Brave.

    3. JoeSoap
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No

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

    Fraser is just awful

    Brooks hands down outscores him over 31&33 and not buying the “bumchum of wilson” narrative. That shows how good wilson is that’s if.

    1. JackJack
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Stop posting rubbish.

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Battle of the Jacks

        1. JackJack
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          He's giving us a bad name.

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

            Hey

            We will see who’s right. Time will tell

            1. JackJack
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              My records show Fraser as having 42 more points this season, along with a 13 point return last week. This alone throws your opening statement out the window.

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

                Read the article then play with the stats.

                I’m not buying it. Many are.

                Different opinions are essential for this website to work.

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

      Brooks owner who wishes he'd got Fraser instead alert.

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

        I have Sterling Kun and Son leaving. I can afford anyone.

    3. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Homophobic. Ban.

  14. Becks
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Any chance Alonso gets a start on the weekend after tonights display?

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

      Way too risky. Don’t buy, but I wouldn’t sell either.

      1. Becks
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Owner yeah, won't sell

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

          Yeah don’t sell, if he does start he could really punish.

          I don’t think he will tbh but he’s the kind of player that can haul 20+ points

          1. Becks
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Not expecting a start mut situation could change for 33 too.

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Always a chance but history doesn't favour their starting LB for following league games.

  15. JoeSoap
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    How would you prioritise the following transfers?

    A. Aguero>Vardy
    B. Rash>Wilson
    C. Pogba>Hazard
    D. All 3 for -8

    Playing FH GW32

    FAB
    ROBERTSON, TAA, PEREIRA, DIGNE
    SALAH, FRASER, Pogba, ANDERSON
    Rashford, Aguero
    Guaita, Hojb, awb, Jiminez

    
    

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

      Go for them all

    2. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'd hold Vardy for 33 FT when he has Huddersfield.

      So B and C

    3. JoeSoap
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks all

  16. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Best cheap 5th midfielder that is 4.8m or less? Are McNeil or Noble worth a punt?

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

      Well Noble is on pens and has an easy one this week. So could be worse punts if you’re that low on funds

    2. JoeSoap
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      McNeill not a bad shout

  17. Pompel
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    So hard to decide last spots fror GW31.
    Pick a combo two of of these three (have Fraser):

    A) Vardy
    B) Wilson
    +
    1) H.Barnes
    2) Maddison
    3) Sigurdsson

    Cheers!

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Tough one. I have King but still considering Wilson - but I'd love Vardy, primarily for 33 admittedly.

      For this week, B2 at a push.

      1. Pompel
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Txs

  18. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Current GW32 Team:

    Doherty
    Pogba
    Rashford

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      GW32 is going to be another blank? 😮

    2. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Looks a bit short in a few areas

    3. Iceball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Need more Jimenez 🙂

  19. Tingate
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Alisson
    Robertson - Smith
    Barnes - Fraser - Salah

    Hamer - Doherty - AWB - Bednarek - Pogba - Sterling - Aguero - Jiménez - Kamara
    1FT - 1.4M ITB

    Doherty and Pogba > Daniels and Hazard (-4) so I potentially have 8 players with Smith being doubtful? Used my FH chip already so at the minute 31-33 is about damage limitation really.

    Any help much appreciated!

  20. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Mane or Hazard not looking likely to rise tonight are they?

    Those mentions on here last night about Mane limping didn't amount to anything, did they?

    The paranoid voice at the back of my mind wants to wait until Liverpool's press conference tomorrow just to make 100% sure he's OK!

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Think they were just eagle eyed non-owning FFS doctors re. Mane.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Ha, thanks!

  21. Rt505
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    VVD/Rondón or TAA/Wilson?

  22. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    1850 is what the dream team total score is. That's without a captain they are under 10k ranking. Are we missing a trick or just don't have the budget to own them all 😀

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

      I’m above that. Then I realised without captain.. that’s insane.

      Then again I wonder if it’s within budget ? 😉

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Wish I could also have 5 Liverpool players.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      1850 is the exact amount of points I have too. Who needs the dream team!

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        But you used up captain each week..

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I do try to have the highest scoring players every week I promise

  23. ol3andre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Wilson or Arnie if you already got Fraser and Brooks?

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

      Wilson looks so good this week

  24. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Dunk >>

    1. Azpi
    2. Luiz

    Thanks 🙂

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

      Seriously flip a coin 😉

      Luiz if you wanna go with the crowd

      Azpi for a differential

    2. Becks
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Azpi

  25. Hakim Ziyech
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Holy Moly! So people are actually selling Salah. This is lovely, no better game this weekend Mo!

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      People want that double defence!

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 6 days ago

        did not work out last week, I fancy a Ryan Babbel goal this weekend to put more salt to that

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Maybe not, but the returns I've got in the previous 5 GWs more than made up for it!

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Those who sell before Fulham game deserve any punishment he dishes out

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Oh yes! They deserve all sort of punishment

    3. pingissimus
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Over 60000 have sold Mo and also over 60000 have bought Sterling this week

      (The Mo to Sterling move isn't showing up as being very popular!)

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Hehehehe

  26. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Auba G
    Kola A

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

    I want to own Kolasinac again before the season ends

  28. JohnCarewCarew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Captain Arnautovic is seducing me with his sultry, blond Austrian ways. Please someone, break the spell.

    1. Jon Snow
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      do you really trust West Ham, like REALLY trust them?

    2. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He hasn't been starting and has only scored a goal in one game since Nov 3rd.

      1. JohnCarewCarew
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Phew. Thank you, Vardy or Wilson it is then. But everyone’s got them and I’m miles behind.............

        1. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Go for Arnie then
          When trailing need to go against the crowed somwtimes

  29. Silecro
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    As a person who still owns Auba and Kola, of course this hauls happen in europa, bc why would they ever in pl...

  30. NUFCAndrew
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who’s everyone captaining this weekend?

    1. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Salah. Because i'm dull and pay no attention to form.

      1. lindeg
        3 months, 6 days ago

        mane, crazy form as of late