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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. LordEllison
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Got 8 players for GW31 Anything worth a -4?

    Fabianski
    Wan Bissaka* - Robertson - TAA
    Hazard- Pogba* - Salah(C) - Brooks
    Aguero* - Vardy - Wilson

    Subs: Guaita* - Kolasinac* - Doherty* - Hojbjerg*.

    Thanks for the help

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm presuming you FH in 32? If so I'd honestly do a - 8 and go Pogba, Aguero to Maddison, Higuain or Arni

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        I'm doing -8 maybe -12 and no interest in Higuain and no room for Leicester mid and wouldn't be Maddison if were one

  2. Lignja
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    sell Pogba to get Hazard?

    1. waldo666
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Depends on a bit, how much value have you got tied up, how many players are you getting out this week etc.

      1. Lignja
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        got him for 8.1 so need to pay 0.3 or 4 more to get him back

    2. DrunkPhilosophy
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Depends how much would you have to pay for him when you get him back.

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      If you’re not planning on getting him in for dgw32, then I’d do it.

  3. waldo666
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    A) Aguero, Rashford & Kamara to Vardy, Wilson and Barnes -4 (10 starting)

    B) A + Bednarek to Luiz/Ake -8 (11 starting)

    1. Captain Beefheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      A

      1. waldo666
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Cheers, Cap'n.

  4. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Silly to get Alonso in on FH right?

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yup

    2. waldo666
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yeah

  5. Tsparkes10
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Team for 31 and 33 so far:

    Fab
    TAA Digne VVD
    Salah Haz FelipeA
    Wilson Vardy

    Who for last 2 places? Money no problem and any positions as don't care who I lose. Thinking 2 of King, Ake Maddison and Fraser

    1. DrunkPhilosophy
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I like Tielemans, Maddison, and Fraser

    2. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Azpi and Fraser.

      1. Tsparkes10
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Don't like Chelsea defence for their fixtures

  6. DrunkPhilosophy
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    How’s this for a FH?
    Boruc
    Robertson Azpi Rice
    Salah Mane Hazard Tielemans
    Wilson Vardy Higuaín

    If Higuain is out, will get Arnatovic and upgrade somewhere else.

    1. Captain Beefheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Good

    2. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Like.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Rather Fraser than Higuain 352

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        changed tune

    4. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Rather fraser for Tielemans.

    5. Ynwalfc
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Barnes over Arnie

  7. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    About to take a -8 to bring in Maddison, Hazard and Wilson. How's she looking?

    Fabianski
    Robertson Luiz Digne
    Salah(c) Hazard Brooks Maddison
    Firmino Barnes Wilson

    Button Pogba Bennett Doherty

    Opinions welcome. Cheers

  8. ZICO SENNA
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Would be safe to bring in Hazard and Luiz for the blank if you wanted them wouldn’t it? Did neither play at all tonight?

    Thanks guys

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yeah. They both didn't feature. Those are my two Chelsea players. I was a bit worried about an injury as I did an early -8 this week to beat price rises.

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Cool, still i decided as yet, but yeah that’s good that both fidn’t feature, nice one 🙂

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I would.
      Any news on pipita?

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Cheers man. Who is pipita? Haha

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Haha Higuain mate

      2. Water Isn't Wet
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        'pipita'

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          You?
          Again?

          1. Water Isn't Wet
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Yeah you a friend of his?

  9. Kub3
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    I’m seriously considering captaining Mané over Salah. However, this might just be the game where Salah goes crazy.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I really think it’s Salah’ turn this time round, typical of FPL 🙂

  10. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Best option here for gw31/33:

    Fabianki
    TAA • Digne • Pereira • Lascelles -- Schindler
    Salah • XXX • Richarlison • XXX -- Pogba
    King • XXX -- XXX

    A: Hazard + Fraser + Vardy (-4)
    B: Hazard + Mane + Wilson (-4)
    C: Mane + Wilson + Arnie (-4)
    D: Hazard + Robbo + Arnie (-4)

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      B. No doubt!

    2. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      This

  11. Eedee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Guys, is it possible to know if your mini league opponent is using freehit chip? My mini-league is H2H league and I always try to guess my opponents' transfer using his team value.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Mine has. 0 transfers and his team value has dropped over 1mil

    2. Optic1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Don't think so.

  12. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    This is where I’m at so far.

    Fabianski
    Robertson, Azpi, Rice
    Salah, Hazard, Mane, Fraser
    Vardy, Wilson, Arnie

    Boruc, Taylor, Barnes, 4m

    Thoughts?

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Nice

    2. jjandellis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yeah same here except I have Perez for Arnie and TAA for Robbo plus my bench is slightly different

    3. BlzE_94
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Are you confident Arnie will start?

  13. Bruno BaNani
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    B’mouth or Leicester defenders for gw31 and gw33?

    Leicester have more offensive qualities, but b’mouth probably the better fixtures.

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Ake.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        This

  14. INGSJURY
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Will arnie play this gw ?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yep

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      If people knew they would get him but only Pellegrini knows

  15. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Good to go -4? No WC, but all other chips in tact

    Fab
    Periera Robbo Luiz
    Salah (c) Mane Hazard Brooks
    Vardy Barnes King

    Guaita Pogba Kola AWB

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Ya

  16. Tsparkes10
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Can't decide between Ake, Maddison or King for 31 and 33. Have Vardy, Wilson, Fraser already

    1. Astronautovic
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Mad imo

      1. Tsparkes10
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Hahaha had to read that a few times... Thought you meant you were mad

        1. Astronautovic
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Haha I didn't want to confuse you. All 3 are good options. Still i would lean towards Maddison.

          1. Tsparkes10
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Cheers. King, Fraser and Wilson feels too much but feels that secures me points? Ake I like as a dark horse and Madisson on set pieces and improving. Tricky

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              still think madds. bou have defenders out and result of that in their defence is unknown. if in doubt defer to ppg - madds beating ake

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Mads

  17. Astronautovic
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Should I take a hit to bring in wilson for Jim and play him instead of solanke?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yes

      1. Astronautovic
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks peter

  18. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Best pick:

    a) play westwood

    b) -4 for pogba >> fraser

    Thanks guys

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      B if you don't pogs back if you have value on him cause he won't be playing in the 33

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      a if already have 11

  19. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Salah triple captain against that Fulham defence is so tempting.

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Nope

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Indeed don't see any other player having such a lovely fixture till the end

      1. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Mane does. 😉

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I wouldn't TC anyone at an away match.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        He scored a hat-trick away to Bournemouth in gameweek 16.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Out of the blue.
          Sure he can do it again

          1. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Hat-tricks at away matches aren't a norm?

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        fulham home defensive record almost identical to hudds home, which is the other option

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          hudds away*

  20. UpAndAway
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Can get to 9 this GW with 2 FT. No Vardy.

    Worth taking a hit for a defender? More than likely Adam Smith to Clyne or Daniels.

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd take 2 for 11... What's team?

      1. UpAndAway
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Fab
        Robbo, Pereira
        Mane, Salah, Hazard
        Barnes

        Looking at Pogba to Madd and Hojbjerg to Fraser.

        Also have Docherty, A. Smith, Jiminez, AWB and Aguero.

        1. Tsparkes10
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Them 2 and Aguero to Vardy imo if FH in 32

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    I know Lascelles and Higuaín potentially risks but assuming they are on wmidfielder would you get in for Sterling to get 11 playing ? Cannot be Liverpool or Bournemouth. Would be for -4

    Boruc
    TAA Lascelles Van Dijk
    Salah (c) Hazard Brooks *******
    Vardy Huguain Wilson

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Madisson

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Same dilemma
      My team is identical to yours except from brooks
      Having Anderson and almiron.

      So if I do pogs to haz I will have to bench one of those if hig and lasc fit.

      Definitely dont want pogba back

  22. BlzE_94
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Anyone using the triple captain chip on a United player in gw32?

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      A lot of free hitters that week. Could be a good move.

    2. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd use on Aguero, Sterling or Lukaku if I had option to

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

    FH or not guys? ML leader 47 points ahead has played his one. Have 7 BGW players and 1FT..

    FAB (Hamer)
    ROBBO, TAA, DIGNE (Bennett, awb).
    Pogba, Son, SALAH, ANDERSON (Hojberg).
    RONDON, Aguero, Jimenez..

    1. Tsparkes10
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      No. Son, Pogba, Aguero to Wilson, Maddison, Hazard. FH 32. That way you have 10 for 31 and 33. And can triple on City, Chelsea and United possibly in 32 where he will struggle to get anywhere close

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Waste of FH

  24. Tsparkes10
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    I tend to start asking questions regarding GW 35 chip strategy for example but then realise its far away and no point asking now. Time for bed. Gnight

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm not good in using chips... So i'm going to copy someone's team.

      1. Tsparkes10
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Sounds fun

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          The question is who is this person? Lol

  25. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Head says Wilson Lanzini
    Heart says Arnie fraser

    Fuc my head

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Both are wrong anyway 😛

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        So go with my dic Wilson and Fraser?
        Don’t wanna triple up on bournemouth attack as i have josh

        1. Tsparkes10
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Triple Bourne could bang.

        2. Pierce34
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          In isolation if you offered me any combination of these four players I would go for Wilson and Fraser. I can understand the reluctance to triple up however.

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            i cant

    2. jjandellis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yeah I kinda feel Lanzini will set on fire at some point - but he doesn't seem to have that many minutes under his belt yet. Arnie also not quite getting as many minutes as I'd like to start. Both got soooo much potential!!

      I'm tempted to say B in this case...

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      wilson fraser

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

      Cheers all

  26. Park the bus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Free hit active. Best combo:

    A. Fraser and Arnie
    B. Anderson and Rondon

    Have got Wilson

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      A all day long

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Long run A to me

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Free hit still A to me

  27. jjandellis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Thoughts please:

    Fabianski
    TAA / Rice / Azpi
    Mane / Salah / Hazard / Fraser
    Vardy / Wilson / Perez

    Subs: Boruc, Chilwell, Tarkowski, Antonio

    1. BlzE_94
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Similar to mine except i have Robertson and Barnes instead of TAA and Perez

  28. TGNC
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Had a nightmare GW30 finally dropping out of the top 20k & all the way to 35k. 🙁 What to do with my single FT now?

    Alisson
    Robertson Digne Chilwell
    Salah (C) McNeil Jota* Son*
    King Aguero* Rashford*

    Speroni* Shaw* Pogba* Bednarek*

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Vardy, Arnie, Fraser(-8) ?

      1. TGNC
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        You think its worth it? & who to sell

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          I think it is worth it but the FH chip could help alot then build up for the next blank rather* ignore what I wrote below

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Or activate the FH chip if you don't want hits then build up for 35

    3. Kub3
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Get Mané in.

  29. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Higuain owners.
    Just wait and hope? Did sarri say anything helpful and will they have a presser tomorrow?

  30. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Watching 'After life' on Netflix.
    It got mixed reviews but I think its great tbf.

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Agreed. Improved as it went on. His best tv since Extras anyway.

    2. Water Isn't Wet
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Ricky Gervais deserves mixed reviews at best imo but I'm quite looking forward to watching this. Seems quite a good premise. Does it reach Office standards?

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Not much does come close to that

    3. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      It was vgood