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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
    7 days, 21 hours ago

    Wilson rising tonight!?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      *insert some missus joke here*

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes IMO

    3. Becks
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      My guess is yes

  2. kopite65
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 21 hours 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
      7 days, 21 hours ago

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

      1. kopite65
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 21 hours ago

        ha, cheers for reply !

        1. Big Ping
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 20 hours ago

          I think Wilson

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Xe has a point

  3. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 21 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B jimi 2 blanks, vardy none

  4. Big Ping
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 21 hours ago

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

    1. Jammyfpl
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      How do you have zambo anguissa is the real question

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        I thought that was a 90's pop song

    2. FPL Opinion
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

    3. Big Ping
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

      1. Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        PMA

    4. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

      1. Big Ping
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 20 hours ago

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

  5. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 21 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      I am doing the same thing
      Good luck

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      No Schär or Longstaff

  6. mo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 21 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Doesn’t make sense to me

    2. Jammyfpl
      7 days, 20 hours 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
        7 days, 20 hours ago

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

  7. Dee Lixon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      ... will FH 32 and WC 34.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah looks good

    2. Jammyfpl
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

      1. Dee Lixon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Thank you!

  8. yakirh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

  9. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Hahaha same on all counts

    2. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours 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...

  10. Warmsy
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

  11. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

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

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours 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.

  12. jumbob
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      FH. Need Mane/haz

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

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

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      I would do it. Small risk anyway and +EV

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

      It would be a no-brainer for me.

  14. Kane Toads
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      No. Even better form so undroppable

  15. FPL Opinion
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Czech the Sevilla score. Later winner for Slavia Prague?

  16. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

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

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

  17. Delph & Safety
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

      1. Delph & Safety
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 20 hours 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.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Do it

  18. Bis_78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    6.3m midfielder needed.

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

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Teilemans

  19. Bruno BaNani
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Rice vs Hudd

      1. Bruno BaNani
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

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

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

      1. Bruno BaNani
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 20 hours 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
          7 days, 20 hours ago

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

          1. Bruno BaNani
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 20 hours 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?

  20. Tabbara
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    3. pingissimus
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      C

  21. AuFeld
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      He did alright in his last away match...

  22. Nas
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

  23. tbhogal
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    When is everyone playing their TC chip?

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Last week.

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Going to roll it to next season.

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      GW32

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        36 or 38 for me

    4. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      32

    6. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      GW25 😆

  24. GS456
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

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

    Thanks

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours 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
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        *meant B

    2. pingissimus
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

  25. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours 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
        7 days, 20 hours ago

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

      2. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 20 hours 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
          7 days, 20 hours ago

          I’d rather have Hazard I think

          1. Pierce34
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 20 hours ago

            Thanks.

    2. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      In effect the -12 is a -6 🙂

  26. Wizard of Özil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 20 hours ago

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

      1. Wizard of Özil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 20 hours 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
          7 days, 20 hours 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
            7 days, 20 hours ago

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

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 20 hours ago

          Wilson has missed King's last three home matches.

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 20 hours ago

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

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Rather have both

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours 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
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks

  27. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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

  28. ScottyMaz12
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B

    3. pingissimus
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      C

  29. rjcv177
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      More likely Lukaku and Pogba

      1. rjcv177
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours 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
        7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

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

    4. pingissimus
      7 days, 20 hours 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

  30. Nailed Jesus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours 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
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Bournemouth better fixtures and Pedro is a flog