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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.

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  1. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Wilson rising tonight!?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      *insert some missus joke here*

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes IMO

    3. Becks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      My guess is yes

  2. kopite65
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    trans haz or wilson ? A haz for 4-4-2 with salah mane anderson
    B wilson for 4-3-3 with vardy& rondon

    1. Big Ping
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Did you just assume Haz and Wilson's gender fluidity?

      1. kopite65
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        ha, cheers for reply !

        1. Big Ping
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I think Wilson

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

        Xe has a point

  3. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Guys,

    Best pick:

    A) Play Westwood - Home to Leicester - 1 goal and 7 assists this season

    B) Do Jimenez > Vardy for a -4 and bench Westwood

    Thanks guys.

    1. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      B jimi 2 blanks, vardy none

  4. Big Ping
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Zambo Anguissa -98.3% on fplstats, safe to hold until tomorrow night?

    1. Jammyfpl
        1 month, 4 days ago

        How do you have zambo anguissa is the real question

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

          I thought that was a 90's pop song

      • FPL Opinion
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Won’t drop. Too popular to drop. In form, great fixtures, Great stats. Who is he?

        • Big Ping
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Thanks guys. I'll hold till tomorrow and hope his other 13 owners do the same

          1. Brooksy86
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            PMA

        • Stimps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Crap, I'll be priced out of Hazard if he falls!

          1. Big Ping
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Very sideways move that, there must be another way to get Hazard in??

      • circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Did it: Rashford to Arnie rather than to Wilson. Going for the points this week, even though a bit riskier, sounds like he'll start though. Newcastle don't really let in hat fulls often but Cruddersfield do. Got a decent 11 out. Good night.

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

          I am doing the same thing
          Good luck

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

          No Schär or Longstaff

      • mo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Dilemma! 2 FTS and need a keeper. I can field 11 with higgi a potential doubt. -4 for Wilson taking out jimi but jimi's 9+ on projected for his dgws scarring me!

        Would you ride with

        Fabs
        Trant, vdv, rice, keane
        Hazard, rich, sigi, mane
        Arni, higgy.

        Or minus 4 with Wilson taking out 9+ dgw jimi but replacing keane this gw . I am WC gw34.

        This is 3 gw play.

        Hope that makes sense 🙂

        1. FPL Opinion
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Doesn’t make sense to me

          • Jammyfpl
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Why do you need a keeper mate? Fabianksi is as good as most for these next couple weeks. No point taking any hits if you can field a team this week. You could use a free transfer to transfer out Keane 3 Everton is probably too much

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

                It's confusing but I think he means long term keeper not GK

          • Dee Lixon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Kun, Son and Jimenez to Hazard, Wilson Vardy for -8?

            Would give me:
            Allison
            Robertsson, Luiz, Pereira (AWB, Löwe?!)
            Salah, Hazard, Fraser, Antonio (Pogba)
            Vardy, Wilson, Rondon

            Not too worried by the money lost (-0,5)

            1. Dee Lixon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              ... will FH 32 and WC 34.

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

                Yeah looks good

            2. Jammyfpl
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Good moves mate should set you up nicely for this week and 33

                1. Dee Lixon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Thank you!

            3. yakirh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Gambling on big West ham win,
              How's this looking? (No hits)

              Fab
              Robbo Luiz Pereira
              Hazard Mane (c) Salah Anderson
              King Rondon Arnautovic

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Good so long as west ham have a big win. 🙂

            4. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              It's embarrassing how exciting I find the build up to these blank and double gameweeks.

              It's like Xmas as a kid, except when the day comes you realise you still have Felipe Anderson and a useless Leicester defender.

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Hahaha same on all counts

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

                Yeah and part of it the kick seeing other struggle who dont prepare and have blown chips already. 196 on a benchboost 2 years ago a warm memory...

            5. Warmsy
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I’ve managed to get a team out for a -4.
              It’s got 3 WHAM, 1 HUD, 1 BOU, 1 NEW and 1 LEI but to be honest i’ve had enough of reading and thinking about it.

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Wouldn’t want a HUD! But yeah fair enough should be fine

            6. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Lascelles training as normal with squad. Do I trade him out for a hit or take inevitable -1pt

              1. Bruno BaNani
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Keep him. Due a goal soon, and rafa will bring some good defensive approach to the game, so could be a low scoring one.

            7. jumbob
                1 month, 4 days ago

                In need of some help guys. FH or take hits this wknd?

                6 starting players :
                Robbo, Clyne
                Fanderson, Salah
                Vardy, Rondon

                Do a -4: Hojbjerg and Doherty >> Fraser and Pereira or FH?

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

                  Waste of FH. Take -12 if you want. No Mane?

                2. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  FH. Need Mane/haz

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

                    Waste of FH if uses it 32 and takes hits on 31/33 players will pay for hit

              • Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Have Wilson, and total 9 BGWers currently (playing FH32, WC34)

                Camarasa to Fraser worth an extra hit? Taken a -4 currently

                Predictions for the BOU NEW game?

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

                  I would do it. Small risk anyway and +EV

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

                  I wouldn't think twice about taking that hit. To get Fraser I need to -4 and go without Hazard or sell Hayden or Pogba and no chance I'm selling Pogba

                3. Bruno BaNani
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  3-1, and I’m Newcastle supporter...

                  It would be a no-brainer for me.

              • Kane Toads
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Mane played 90 mins in UCL. Will this impact his performance/start potential vs. Fulham away?

                1. Big Hands Barry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  No. Even better form so undroppable

              • FPL Opinion
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Czech the Sevilla score. Later winner for Slavia Prague?

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

                  Do you excpect Alonso to play sunday? Worth a hit to remove him?

                  1. Fossit
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Keep and hope for the best. He played well tonight I hear

                • Delph & Safety
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  So, how does this sound for 31?

                  Agüero to Wilson
                  Puncheon to Fraser
                  Bednerak to Robertson
                  -4

                  Gives me 11 players and double pool defence.
                  Although I lose 0.3 on Agüero.

                  1. FPL Opinion
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Would you get Kun back or go sterling, plus another.

                      1. Delph & Safety
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Yeah not sure I would imagine I’d want him back after FH32 but I’m on WC a week later so hopefully I could scrape past 33.

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

                      Do it

                  2. Bis_78
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    6.3m midfielder needed.

                    A) Harvey Barnes
                    B) Pedro
                    Other (I have Fraser)

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

                      Teilemans

                  3. Bruno BaNani
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    In need of a defender for this gw.
                    Have only 5,4m, so can’t afford a Chelsea player. Looking at bournemouth and Leicester.

                    Which option is preferable?
                    A) Any Leicester defender (Pereira/Chilwell/maguire)
                    B) Aké
                    C) Mepham/Daniels and save some money for gw33.

                    Cheers.

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

                      Rice vs Hudd

                      1. Bruno BaNani
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Good suggestion, but sitting with Fab, Anderson(?!), and Arnie. So no room for more hammers players.

                    2. Fossit
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Emerson is 5.4 is he not? Will be worth it if he keeps his pace

                      1. Bruno BaNani
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Yeah, was looking at him, but with an Alonso goal and assist today, not so confident he will play both those matches, or even one of them.

                        1. Fossit
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          I Imagine he will be given this weekend given the 90mins and away journey time

                          1. Bruno BaNani
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            You’re probably right. Think he has far less attacking potential than alonso, and don’t rate their chances for cs this week.

                            Have u got him in?

                            Any b’mouth/Leicester defenders in your team?

                  4. Tabbara
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Which trio is better:
                    A: Brooks, Vardy and Van djik/Robertson
                    B: Wilson, Rice and Mané
                    C: Wilson,Vardy (take out jiminez) and Robertson

                    Players that will be transferred are: Aguero, Puncheon and Bennett
                    Have Salah and TAA

                    Thanks

                    1. GreenShark1
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      B

                    2. Bruno BaNani
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      B

                    3. pingissimus
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        C

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

                      Is anyone concerned that Mane has only three goals in all of his away matches this season? Or does his current form supersede his away match results?

                      1. Bruno BaNani
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        2 goals yesterday, so wouldn’t put too much in to it. But i’m probably still to scared of not (c) salah anyway.

                      2. G-Whizz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        He did alright in his last away match...

                    5. Nas
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Play Taylor (Burnley) or take a hit and get fraser for morgan Gibbs white (bench fodder)
                      I’m fielding 10 gw 31 (no gk), suspect one of the Liverpool defenders will get rested so won’t mind having Taylor in the bench.

                      1. Fossit
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        I would take it, should pay off over 31 and 33

                    6. tbhogal
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      When is everyone playing their TC chip?

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

                        Last week.

                      2. Fossit
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Going to roll it to next season.

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

                        GW32

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          36 or 38 for me

                      4. Bruno BaNani
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Hoping for an extra dgw in gw36, or just put it on salah/mane in that gw against Huddersfield.

                      5. DA Minnion
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        32

                      6. G-Whizz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        GW25 😆

                    7. GS456
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      a) Arnie
                      b) Vardy (I also own Barnes and Anderson)

                      Thanks

                      1. Bruno BaNani
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        B is for security.

                        A if you’re maverick and want the one with the highest ceiling.

                        Sitting with Arnie myself, but would probably do A if I could do it all over again.

                        1. Bruno BaNani
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          *meant B

                      2. pingissimus
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Arnie this week and switch to Vardy in 33 why not?

                      3. Pierce34
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Would you rather have Hazard or Vardy for this week and for GW33? And don't say both because that would require a -12 and I'm not doing that 😛

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

                          Would rather get Fraser for 31/33 but probably end up with Hazard because of EO. Already did Aguero>Vardy yesterday

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

                            I don’t think he’s talking about your team 😆

                          2. Pierce34
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Already have Fraser, got him in last week luckily. I was looking at Aguero to Vardy but Wilson or Barnes would enable both Mane and Hazard rather than just Mane. (so I suppose the question is more complex than Vardy vs. Hazard of course!)

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

                              I’d rather have Hazard I think

                              1. Pierce34
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Thanks.

                        2. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          In effect the -12 is a -6 🙂

                      4. Wizard of Özil
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        King -> Wilson worth a -4 or no? King looked so out of it last week

                          1. Wizard of Özil
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Interesting. Does that take into account Wilson and King playing together? Or was that King playing when WIlson was out?

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

                              I did tally of 10 home games where Fraser King and Wilson all played

                              Fraser 68pts
                              Wilson 57pts
                              King 50pts

                              1. Wizard of Özil
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Fair play Fraser! Ok might be worth hanging on for this week then - thanks

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

                              Wilson has missed King's last three home matches.

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

                                King scored well at home recently without Wilson. Thought to add that

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

                          Rather have both

                        2. Bruno BaNani
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Wilson is a more natural goalscorer, but King is getting good chances and will Get his fair share of points as well.

                          Not worth a hit, don’t even think it’s worth it for free.

                          1. Wizard of Özil
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Thanks

                      5. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Taken a hit to field 11. Am I good to go:

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

                        0FT 2.6m ITB

                      6. ScottyMaz12
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Who would you prioritise bringing in this week folks?

                        a) Hazard
                        b) Mane
                        c) Both, selling Pogba and losing £0.5m in the process

                        1. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          B

                        2. Bruno BaNani
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          B

                        3. pingissimus
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            C

                        4. rjcv177
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Tinkering for FH32 already.

                          Is anybody thinking of pairing lukaku and rashford and leave pogba out?
                          his form dipped lately and rash vs pogba is cheaper.

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

                            More likely Lukaku and Pogba

                            1. rjcv177
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              That's template for United, i get it...but i think the luk+rash is thinking outside the box to find ways to improve FH

                          2. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Pogbas form has dipped because weve missed Herrera & Matic in the midfield. If they are back after IB then pogba will play alot miore attacking

                            1. rjcv177
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              That is even other concern for our FHteams. After IB you can not use "form" to judge teams/players. Some players will come from IB to play 2 games on 32, cup 33 and europe before 34, right? Thats a problem 🙁

                          3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            I’ve just been doing the same I’ve looks at Lukaku Pogba and lindelof for United
                            Aguero Lukaku Jimenez upfront

                          4. pingissimus
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Pogba I think is the only 100% tied on United assets up front. I don't see Lukaku getting both games especially if Martial and Lingard are around and fit. (There Rashford form is hardly ideal either.)

                              Quite likely Pogba will be my only United player unless I go De Gea

                          5. Nailed Jesus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Anyone else considering Pedro (was rested tonight) instead of Fraser for 31-32? He should get at least 90 mins over two matches in GW32 against weak opposition? (I’m not not free-hitting in 32)

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

                              Bournemouth better fixtures and Pedro is a flog