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The best midfielders to sign with the Free Hit chip in Blank Gameweek 31

Our series of articles on the best Free Hit squad for Blank Gameweek 31 continues today with a look at midfielders.

Using data that can be found in the Fantasy Football Scout members area we have assessed which options are the most likely to find the back of the net, offer assists, or provide a combination of both.

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1,262 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Likely Fraser rises or Cam drops tonight?

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

      Shouldn’t do

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      How accurate is FPL Stats?

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

    Best midfielder to bring in - using FH 32 and WC 34 ?

    A Tielemans
    B Almirón
    C H Barnes
    D Maddison

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

      Barnes

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

      A. Not Almiron considering they may not play 33 and he's all fart and no poo as someone said recently

  3. Lignja
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    a. Camarasa to Fraser
    b. Pogba to Hazard

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

      A

  4. Puyol Self Together
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    For GW 31 & 33

    A. Robertson & Fraser
    B. Azpilicueta & Mane (-4)

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

      A

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

      A.
      But B if you don’t have salah.

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

    Guys,

    Can you play your TC the same week you Wildcard ?

    Thanks.

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

      Nope

  6. SouthCoastSaint
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Higuain getting sick and Giroud scoring 3 and assisting 1 really sums up my fortune this season.

    Any other worried owners?

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

      Yep had just bought Aubameyang then he got his illness too similar timings too

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

        Yeah i did that as well.

        Sold Son after his 1 point against Cardiff before he went insane

        Benched Doherty haul

        Benched digne haul

        It’s been one of those seasons

  7. Sheeno
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    How does this FH team look for GW31?:

    Fabianski
    Robertson / Azpi / Pereira
    Salah / Hazard / Mané / Fraser
    Vardy / Wilson / Rondon

    1.1 ITB if anywhere needs improvements.

    Cheers!

    1. Daghe Munegu
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Love it. Maybe Arnie for Rondon

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

        Agree. Arnie or King in for Rondon.

      2. Sheeno
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks! I'm tempted by that, along with Alonso over Azpi. Both seem like the riskier but potentially more profitable choices. Tough decisions

        1. Daghe Munegu
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 20 hours ago

          Can you please help below?

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

          Stick to azpi. Then you won’t get hurt.

          1. Sheeno
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 20 hours ago

            Cheers! Gone Rondon > Arnie and kept Azpi, feel happy with it now 🙂

        3. pingissimus
          7 days, 20 hours ago

          It's a FH go for Arnie -little to lose as you're not stuck with him and there's a huge possible upside.

          I'd rather have him than any of the Bournemouth boys this week in your shoes.

          Forget Alonso though - really hard to seem getting a game. That was the shadow team out tonight and even if he did play small odds on attacking return.

  8. El Lobito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Alonso scored. Anyone on FH getting?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Nah he'll be rotated with Emerson so will get one match at most

      1. El Lobito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah you're right. I'll go Azpi

  9. Atters
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Bring in Fraser or Azpi for - 4

    Already own King

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

      Fraser

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Fraser

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

    Play (a) Chilwell or (b) Rice???

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

      B all day

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Probably b

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

      Rice

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

      Play?! How many starters do you have?

  11. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Am I good to go or should I take a hit for Vardy or Wilson?

    Schmeichel
    VVD Diop Aké
    Salah Mané Hazard Anderson Maddison
    Higuain Barnes

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

      I’d be worried about Higuain and Anderson

      1. Sheeno
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        I'd agree with this - but think you might be safe sticking with what you've got this week to avoid the hit.

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

      I’d stick with this team.
      If you must, then Anderson to fraser could be a smart move.

  12. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    GTG or start Emerson ahead of someone?

    Boruc
    Robbo TAA Luiz
    Salah Hazard Rich Anderson
    Vardy Barnes Arnie

    Guaita Emerson Pogba Doherty

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

      Emerson ahead of Lake and Palmer

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        That would be fanfare for the common man

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

      It's a yes from me. Only if there are clouds in Fanderson situation then you can start Emerson.

  13. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Already have King & Barnes upfront for BGW31. For my third striker spot shoudl I go with:

    The Differential Article option of Perez
    The obvious Vardy.

    I'm at 300k rank so thinking the former as I have nowt to lose.

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Vardy

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

      Wilson.
      But Vardy out of your options.

      1. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Already got King and Fraser

    3. Dead Lift
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Vardy

    4. pingissimus
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Vardy or Wilson (untrustworthy herd instinct pick)

      Forget the rank. It's easy to rise 70K or so places in a week without going wild. Did that last week even without Sterling and deciding to keep Kun over Vardy (against all my instincts). Wait for others to go wild.

      Perez would be wild. Arnie would be a dangerous but valid punt.

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

    Which 2 to play out of these 3:

    1. Hazard (eve)
    2. Maddison (bur)
    3. Fraser (NEW)

    Free hit team

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Haz and fraser

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

        This

        1. BeardedOldMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 20 hours ago

          Thanks

  15. Tsparkes10
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Have Vardy, Wilson and Fraser...
    To join them in 31 and 33:

    A) King
    B) Maddison
    C) Ake

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      King, it's a lot of Bournemouth attack but I think he's the best option

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

      Really depends on the rest of your team.
      Would say King out of those.

      1. Tsparkes10
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Fab
        TAA VVD Digne
        Salah Haz Felipe A Fraser
        Vardy Wilson

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

          You got any value in the players you’re taking out?

          If not I’d choose the players in that order you wrote.

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

      ive got Ake in ine

    4. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      B or C

    5. bbaggins79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Not keen on any really

    6. Dead Lift
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      B

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

    a)Anderson

    or

    b) Fraser

    cheers gang

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Fraser

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

        cheers boss

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

      Fraser because he has a pulse.

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

        wonderful

  17. Drogba Legend
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Currently sitting on this and unsure who to transfer out with my 2FT (Pogba/Rash/Trippier/Felipe):

    Fabianski
    Robbo - TAA - Pereira - Trippier*
    Salah (C) - H. Barnes - Felipe A - Pogba*
    Vardy - Jimenez*

    Rui* - Bilva* - Rashford* - AWB*

    A) Pogba + Felipe A > Hazard + Brooks for exact funds?
    B) Rashford + Trippier > Wilson + Azpi
    C) Pogba + Trippier > Hazard + 4.0 def
    D) Something else for Higuain, etc.

    Cheers.

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

    Non Mane owners like me a bit worried this week? Anyone considering a FH to get him in?

    1. bbaggins79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      I’m on FH and very glad I am

  19. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Pereira, Ake, Azpi/Luiz
    Chose one

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Ake

    2. El Lobito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Luiz

      1. El Lobito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 20 hours ago

        Sorry, Azpi

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

    Choose one of each, money no object:

    Forward:
    A) Vardy
    B) Higuain
    C) Wilson

    Mid
    1) Fraser
    2) Maddison
    3) Felipe Anderson
    4) Pedro

    Already have Hazard, Brooks and Arnie

    I’m thinking of C and 1 but maybe that is Bou overkill?!?

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      A1 or C2

    2. El Lobito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      A1 to hedge

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

      b 1?

    4. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      C and 2 or A and1

    5. bbaggins79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      A 2

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

      C1 or A1.
      If you fear you’ve too many eggs in your basket, then go the latter.

  21. El Lobito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Fab
    Azpi VVD Rice
    Salah Mane Haz Fraser
    Wilson Vardy Arnie (C)

    Liverpool FBs, just have that doubt they get rested and VVD 3 goals lately

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Robo over VVD imo and rest is v nice. Not sure about Arni captain though

    2. bbaggins79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Don’t fancy higa?

      1. El Lobito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers both. Higuain yes but he might be ill, which I doubt, but still a risk. Also, Goodison a tough ground for Chelsea.

  22. bbaggins79
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Benching headache for the final def
    FH

    Fab
    ___ - azp - TAA
    Mane (vc) - salah (c) - Haz - Fraser
    Vardy - Wilson - Barnes

    (Boruc, snod)

    Tark?
    Maguire?

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      Ake

  23. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Alonso playing tonight proably means he doesn't play at the weekend
    Take him out for a hit?

    1) YES (and why the feck you still have him in your team??)
    2) No

    1. El Lobito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 20 hours ago

      1 but for a doubler in 32

      1. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        I'll FH in 32 - so only for 31 and 33

  24. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 20 hours ago

    Higuain owners.
    Just wait and hope? Did sarri say anything helpful and will they have a presser tomorrow or not?

  25. Weilong7
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Lloris Button
    TAA Robertson AWB Lascelles Chilwell
    Pogba Salah Son F.Anderson Masuaku
    Aguero Jimenez Rashford

    2 FT 0.4ITB

    Son and Rashford out for Maddison and Wilson?
    Button to Fabianski / Boruc for a -4?

    any other suggestions?

  26. mr messi
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Wilson or Fraser? I already have King.

    1. El Lobito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Wilson

    2. Manani
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      wilson, I got King+Wilson as well

  27. Manani
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    still got all the chips + WC left, what's the plan if I can field 11 this week?

    FH next week + WC34? (and how about BB and TC?)

  28. El Lobito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Is there really any chance of Robbo getting rested? Moreno is muy malo!

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

      Nope. He will be rested when he doesn’t play CL.

  29. INGSJURY
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Who to cap Mane King or Hazard ?

    1. El Lobito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      The guy who can't stop scoring

      1. INGSJURY
        7 days, 19 hours ago

        Probably but i think its salah's time to score

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

      Mane out of those.

    3. Kub3
      7 days, 19 hours ago

      Mané

  30. peco12
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 19 hours ago

    Please help! No Idea what to do here. 1FT 1.8ITB
    Any advice will be appreciated.

    Fabianski
    VanDijk - Digne - Rice - (AWB* - Peltier*)
    Anderson - Salah - Mane - (Sterling* - Pogba*)
    Barnes - (Jimenez* - Success*)