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

    Auba getting out all the goals he owed me over Xmas period that I went without aguero 🙁 🙂

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

      Caught his Cardiff haul before switching to Kun for his 2 hatties

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

        Oof. I wish!

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

    What needs to be happen for there to be a 3rd DGW or is it not possible?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      If Brighton beat Millwall and get through to the FA cup semis

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

        That's it?

        Who would double other than Brighton?

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

          Spurs or Cardiff.

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

            Seeing a lot of people talking about playing TC this week but surely worth holding in case it's Spurs.

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

      Brighton beating Millwall.

  3. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Who would you start?

    A) Arnie (HUD)
    B) Emerson (eve)

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

      A

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A

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

      A can get something from the bench

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Arnie

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

        Yeah so wondering about Arnie, what chance he starts?

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

          I’d think he will ...but I said that last week

  4. Jimmy Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Rudiger vs David Luiz, who is more nailed?

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

      Azpi

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

        0.2 off unfortunately

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

          Then Luiz has biggest upside if he plays

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      They are both first choice but Christensen can replace either for the odd game

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

        Does Luiz on the bench tonight suggest he's more nailed for now?

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'd say Luiz is more nailed for this week as he didn't play Europa League tonight

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

        Cheers

  5. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    With selling value in mind which sounds better?

    A) Poggy(0.5 loss) + Rash(0.3loss) to Haz +Wilson

    B) Kun (0.3 loss) + Rash (0.3 loss) to Higs +Wilson

    Thanks

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A

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

        Thanks

  6. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Best combo for 31/33

    A) TAA, Maddison, Wilson -4
    B) Maguire, Mane, Wilson -8
    C) Maguire, Fraser, Firmino -8

    Cheers

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

      A

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

      A

  7. bchrisb
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Mane or Firmino?

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

      Mane on his form

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      7 months, 9 days ago

      SuperMané

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

        You called Hakim?

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Hahahahaha. Give us more of the same this weekend please

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

      Both are crap at away matches.

  8. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Come on rennes. Make it interesting.

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      They are so poor

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

    Hey folks, if you have both Snodgrass and Anderson, would you swap one with Fraser or H Barnes for a hit? Already have 11 starter.

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      For a hit? Naah

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

      No

    3. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Could move out Anderson. Pedro another interesting choice

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Nope

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Okay cheers ...

  10. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Bournemouth Triple up in Attack for 31 and 33 too much?

    Already have King.
    Would be Jota,Aguero > Fraser,Wilson.

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      King could always be turned to Vardy in 33.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Too much faith on Bou 🙂

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        This

      2. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Best go Fraser,Vardy or Lanzini/Tielamens, Wilson then.

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

    I have King. Should I take -4 to get Wilson this week. I'm in a head-to-head league so it's more about, I haven't watched any Bournemouth matches. Is King not scoring because he's been unlucky? How big a risk am I taking here that Wilson posts double digits and King walks away with a blank? Thoughts?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Wilson worth a hit if you can't field 11 without the hit imo.

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

      At home, I prefer King over Wilson. Last six home matches xGI: King @ 4.06 & Wilson @ 2.25. King could be a great differential.

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

        When both play at home this season Wilson 57pts King 50pts. Sample 10 games. Argument for having both

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

          Fraser 68 in that sample. Jeepers

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

            Good find. Where did you get those numbers?

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

              Just pen and paper and their history pages on main site 😆

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

        I owned Wilson for much of the season and he's been amazing but do feel there is some recency bias with him this week and King is the forgotten man. I'm actually considering King instead of Wilson, on pens too. Still undecided though.

  12. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Somhow still have Alonso and he plays this EL game, ouch, zero points coming up...

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

      Why not transfer him out for Azpi or Luiz - he's not a 31/3 player after all and the odds are you get your 4 points back from one of those two.

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Looks like barring an Arsenal screw-up there's 6 Premiership teams in the quarter finals across both CL/EL - must be some sort of record

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

      1st time in 50-odd years I'm sure BT mentioned at HT.

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

        Realistic chance of a double Champions League/Europa League win - must check what odds with bookies

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

          City & Chelsea double might be worth a dabble.

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

    Early DGW next season if Arsenal or Chelsea win EL and a English team also wins the Champions league setting up a all English Super-cup final in August?

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

      Ooo

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

      Might save my TC a bit longer now.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      14th Aug. Is that gw1?

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

        They recently moved the Super Cup from Friday to midweek. 14th is a Wednesday.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Ah. It really is pointless anyway.

  15. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Any news on Higuain today!

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      ???

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

      Should be available for next game...bad news is Giroud scores a hattrick so he might not get picked anyway

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

        Was he injured?

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

      Flat track bully donkey

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

        dont fancy him this week? everton awful at defending set pieces

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

          Why would he necessarily be one on end of set piece

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

            noted as being good in the air

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

      He had illness. Keep up with the tweets

  16. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Son + Higuain -> Haz + Wilson for free

    Leaves me with 9 starters.

    1. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      yeah , especially if higuain a doubt

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

      I'd be getting Wilson via one of your other forwards and leaving Higuain in. Sure about the 9 starters if you take him out?

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Auba, a couple of sitters ...

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

      Iwobi and Ramsey playing really well to set him up

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

    Anyone sticking the TC on Salah this week? Risky but potential massive upside?

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

      If you're TCing anyone this week it has to be Mane imo. Despite the stats between Salah and Mane in away games this season, he's in the form of his life

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Pfff

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

      I'll probably hold out in hope of a spare Spurs DGW or Salah vs HUD.

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

      On recent form no.
      If he had Mane's form maybe yes.

  19. Greek Flair
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Salah Hazard Fraser *****

    4th midfielder slot, can’t be Mane got 3

    Maddison, Barnes or other?

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I’ll have those 3 if I go Jota > Fraser. My 4th is Almiron.

      Maddison and Barnes good picks too.

  20. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Aguero price movement down to 1 arrow. Wonder if he even drops

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

      They'll probably hold his price, wont want him too cheap for next GW.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Nah def not tonight, maybe will not drop at all

  21. Baked baines
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Hands up who’s pencilled in Salah TC in GW36
    0/

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

      Defo

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      *puts both hands up*

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Heeeeei

    4. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      hands up me !

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

      CL 3 days later?

  22. QUEN
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Used my free hit guys. Need some advice

    Boruc
    Luiz VD chillwell rice clobber
    Hazard mane salah Fraser Pedro
    Vardy Wilson Rondón

    Question 1:
    Play one
    A) Rondón
    B) Pedro
    C) rice

    Question 2:
    Any improvements?

  23. kopite65
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    any help appreciated please guys
    2ft, take -4 for
    A pogba son kun to mane haz Vardy (bench jimi) blanh 31&33
    B pogba kun jimi to mane vardy wilson (bench son blank 31, gw33,unknown)
    no real value to lose.

    cheers

  24. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Wilson up to 96% now.

    Kun to wilson tonight for free?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Plan to have

      Fabs
      TAA robbo schindler chilwell
      Salah hazard Fanderson fraser
      Wilson vardy

    2. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Yep, I think so. I missed one rise, not missing another. Should be safe to do now surely.

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

      My advice is wait, imagine bringing him in then during tomorrow mornings presser Howe tells us Wilson picked up a knock in training. Wait for all the info, forget the price.

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Imagine Howe telling us anything useful. 🙂

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

          True !

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

        Dunno mate. That's a v cagey way to play it.

        That 0.1 could be crucial for free hit and wildcard

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

          I hear you, every season until this one ive made early transfers but this year I've tried to adopt the 'points over pounds' philosophy and it's really paid off at times. Obviously you have to do what you feel is best, early transfers often work with no problem at all, not for me this week though, I'm waiting until tomorrow.

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          0.1 is barely anything ...

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 9 days ago

      He's been over a 100 for a while on Football Fix - I really think that's a much more reliable guide than FPLstats

  25. Olee
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Whats the better option?
    A: Jota, Kamara, Doherty -> Barnes, Wilson, Diop (-8, field 11)
    B: Jota, Kamara -> McNeil, Wilson (-4, field 10)

    Plan is to FH 32 and WC 34, like most.

  26. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Looks like Wilson rising tonight

    Time to regrettably say byw bye to jiminez tonight then....

  27. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Fraser, Haz or Vardyy?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Got all of them. Vardy if pushed for 1.

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

        is away at burnley good fixt

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Not really. I like strikers on a scoring run though.

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

      hazard

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

      Hazard now and Vardy for 33 I'd say

  28. More Cowbell
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    What’s the current thinking on best gameweeks to play chips if you have all 3 remaining?

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

      depends on your team.

  29. boogle
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Hi guys, how much do we know about GW33? Which teams definitely playing? Wondering whether this hit is worth it:

    Sterling + Jiménez > Haz + Wilson

    Leaves me with 12 but includes TAA and Higuain doubts

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

    Can field 10 + Puncheon for this week. Will FH32.

    Fab
    TAA - Robbo - Digne
    Salah - Hazard - Fraser - F.Anderson - (Punchy)
    Vardy - Arnie

    Speroni - Kun - Doherty - WB

    That's decent, right?