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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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1,262 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Was going to bench Fanderson but bad as HuD are the squad is not looking totally depleted to boot.
    So who to bench

    A. Fanderson
    B. Barnes
    C. Brooks
    D. Rice

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

      Now rather than not

    2. pingissimus
      1 month, 7 days ago

      no contest

    3. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      brooks

    4. mik-hail-tal
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

  2. SomeoneKnows
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Sho who is the best defender to get in for GW 31 & 33?

    A) David Luiz
    B) Ake
    C) Pereira
    D) Some else

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      a

  3. Dannywaz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Azpi

  4. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Kun -> Hig (depending on news) for -8
    B) Kun -> Wilson (Bmouth triple up) for -8
    C) Save (field 10 + Puncheon)

    Fab
    Robbo Chilwell TAA
    Salah(c) Hazard Fraser Maddison
    King Vardy Kun**

    Button/Puncheon WB Kiko

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C

  5. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who's everybody putting the C armband on and also VC too?

    Just out of curiosity really 🙂

    Cheers

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Salah
      Fabianski

    2. theodosios
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wilson
      Salah

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Like the Wilson differential mate

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Salah, Hazard. Got Arnie in instead of Wilson, took a chance.

    3. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vardy (c)
      Salah (vc)

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

      Salah
      Wilson

      But tempted to switch it

    5. Ynwalfc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mane he’s in too good a form not too

    6. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      DCL
      Rice

    7. Good Kompany
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mane (c)
      Salah (vc)

    8. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Salah only because my ML doesn’t have him.

  6. de quincey
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Higuain not playing this week?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      apparently he is ill mate?

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      have to wait for presser

      was ill, so might not be a big issue...

    3. Dannywaz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just ill but giroud getting a hatty last night maybe gives him another run out

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Was left at home and told to get well for the next game.

  7. theodosios
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Preparing my team for BGWs for almost 5-6 weeks and now I have 3 players who may not even play (Matip,Fanderson,Higuain)...

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

      Why Fanderson? Because benching?

      1. theodosios
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yup...Pellegrini now has a lot of options there

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

          He stays this week, then I can't wait to transfer him in 33 to Fraser or Maddison

  8. Origi-nal
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Currently have 9 GW31 players. Will be using FH chip GW32.

    Would you do Bednarek > Ake for a -4 (have up to 5.3 to spend)?

    1. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think it worth

  9. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Would you hit this:

    Fab
    VVD TAA Digne Pereira
    Salah (c) Anderson Lanzini Brooks
    Vardy Wilson

    Aguero Pogba

    1. theodosios
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No mate, G2G

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

        Ta

  10. doyeon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I have Etheridge & Fabri (since GW3, wtf I know right)...would you do a -12 to do Etheridge to Kepa? I'm thinking the hits will be worth it, as this season the blanks are in quick succession (will FH 32 & WC34).

  11. Merlinho
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Higuain or Vardy for GW31 and 33?

    1. Keyser
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vardy with the form he's in.

    2. theodosios
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Higuain

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

      Chelsea in the premier league are struggling to create, and LEI fixtures are too nice

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hig is crap.

      1. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hig is Big

    5. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Got to be vardy

  12. Keyser
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Worth a -8 to get a full 11 out?
    Shaw/Pogba/Jiminez> Rice/Mane/Wilson?

    Will FH in GW32 and looking to build for GW33.

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes you get it back on appearance points alone.

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think it worth. It will payd off in 31,33

  13. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Vardy (c), anyone?

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No. Liverpool player.

    2. Keyser
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Living up to your name by doing that this week!

  14. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is it worth losing .6 on Jiminez to get Vardy in? Would want Jimi back for the DGW

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

      I think there's enough good value options floating around to not worry about the .6

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm going to lose 0.7 if I sell him which will significantly affect my FH32 team so I'm keeping as have 11 anyway.

    3. Sergeant Slaughter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      This time of year is all about the points. Don't worry so much about the money.

  15. noquarternt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Fabianski
    TAA Luiz Rice
    Hazard Salah Mané Fraser
    Vardy Higuain Wilson

    Speroni, Tarkowski, Hayden, Schindler

    Looking better as a FH team? Higuaín to Giroud I guess if he's confirmed out.

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wouldn't bother with Higuain or Giroud. Would rather Rondon, Maddison, Brooks etc

  16. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hi all!

    What to do here?
    0ft, 6.9itb

    a) Jimenez to Vardy (would lose 0.1 value)
    b) Masuaku to Hazard
    c) something else

    Any help is valuable. Thanks!

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      and the rest of the team

      Fab
      Robbo Pereira Luiz Digne
      Salah Mane Brooks Masuaku
      Barnes Wilson

      Hamer Doherty Pogba Jimenez

    2. Hits from tha Chong
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A & B?

  17. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just 9 possible starters for me this week and that includes a hit.

    Is there any merit in taking another hit given that it is only -2 and hoping the said player brought in gets a bucket full of points

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep, especially for an attacking player.

  18. Champions united
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any tranfer worth a hit for below lot
    Curently have 9players for 31
    FH32is my plan already on (-4)

    fab
    Vvd tarkowski taa doherty*awb*
    Pogba* salah sterl* fraser mout*
    Rondon Higuain vardy

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Moutinho to a playing mid perhaps? Anything itb?
      Doherty to a WHU defender might well pay off, being HUD and all.

      1. Champions united
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        0.2itb
        Sterling >haZ
        Mou>barnes
        Overall -12

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          -12 nah, I love a hit but not a -12. If you feel it, go for it, loads will be taking 1-3 hits this week I reckon!

  19. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Locked and loaded, GL for the GW all.

    Alisson
    Robertson / Luiz / Rice / Lascel-1es
    Mane / Hazard / Fraser
    Vardy / Rondon / D(c)L
    (Speroni, Sterling, Pogba, AWB)
    -4
    2.4itb

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      For only -4 that’s excellent

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers mate, best of luck for the GW!

    2. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nice
      I'd say D©L is taking it too far but you are awesome@ picking differential ©.
      Good luck bro 🙂

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Would love to go for my 16th captain and have a gut feeling about DCL but no doubt it will be on Mane come deadline! GL

        1. Amey
          1 month, 7 days ago

          😀
          Mane © for me too i guess. He looked brilliant against Bayern.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            That first goal was immense! Fulham being Fulham, think its a no-brainer to put the armband a LIV asset this week unfortunately.

            1. Amey
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Yep.
              He's getting into goal-scoring positions too.

    3. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I like the DCL pick but not as captain.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers and agree 🙂

  20. b91jh
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hazard vs Everton (GW31 reverse): 3 points (first start since return from minor injury)
    Hazard vs West Ham (GW33 reverse): 3 points (during his best form at the beginning of season)

    Convincing to bring in Fraser instead?
    Would sacrifice Sterling for either of these 2.

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You can’t read too much into past fixtures IMO

      Different circumstances

  21. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Chances of starting this gw?

    A. Balbuena
    B. Anderson

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      50%
      95%

  22. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What a dilemma! Need to choose 3 players from:

    Fwds: Higuain, Vardy, Wilson, Arnie
    Mids: Hazard, Mane, Fraser

    Assuming money isn’t an issue, which 3 would you want for gw31/33?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mane, Hazard, Wilson

    2. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mane Vardy Wilson/Fraser

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

      Wilson over arnie?

  23. chilli con kone
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A. Jimenez > Arnie -4
    B. Play with 10

    Will lose 0.4 by selling and resigning Jim in GW32.

  24. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just seen the vids of that luntatic who filmed himself shooting up muslims in NZ! Wow it was like a video game...sick f***!

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I haven't gone looking to watch it.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Neither have I, just did the rounds on a group chat that I'm in so was curious! It's sick!

    2. Right back Atsu
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm not looking at it out of respect for the victims and our NZ brothers and sisters. RIP to the victims of this evil.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Dont blame you mate, RIP

        1. Right back Atsu
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I hear you. Too much of a disconnect from reality these days, this silly/great site and connected game are my social media. Gave up on Facebook etc.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I've become to despise FB in recent years! I do keep my account going as I live abroad and it's covenient for keeping in touch with people.

    3. JT11fc
      1 month, 7 days ago

      40 confirmed dead, 27 serious condition

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        crazy world we are now living in 🙁

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It’s not the world that is crazy - it’s the twisted and convoluted brainwashed mentality of certain extremest individuals. Seems as though all cultures are now immune to either terrorism or supremacy, I am very disappointed as as an Australian

          1. Amey
            1 month, 7 days ago

            You shouldn't be.
            These people don't deserve any nationality or culture as you said.

          2. JT11fc
            1 month, 7 days ago

            It was abit close to home when you guys had terrorism in aus but now its happened here its abit unreal

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              A first for NZ, Christchurch in lockdown, huge shock for the country I'm sure...it's so horrible!

  25. YEAH PITCH!
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Madness? - 8

    Aguero > Vardy/Wilson
    Pogba > Hazard
    Camarasa > Maddison

  26. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Rice or Cresswell-money no matter

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rice

    2. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rice

  27. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    2FT’s and unlimited cash to fill these 2 spots.

    Fabianski
    Robertson,TAA,Pereira
    Salah(c),Hazard,Almirion,_________
    Barnes,King,__________

    1. Fraser,Vardy
    2.Siggy,Wilson
    3. Tielmans,DCL
    4. Fraser,Wilson(BOU triple up)
    5. Other

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1. looks the best by some way imo.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks. That was my first choice. Just wondered if Burnley would keep Leicester down to 1 goal though.
        Would have a transfer in 33 for Vardy . Probably just overthinking it.

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1

    3. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1 is template
      4 could be great differential

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeh. I like Wilson more than Vardy this week but King could do better on the day.
        I’m trying to stay away from players my ML leader has. Hence no Mane and Maddison.
        Salah(c) May be template but he doesn’t own him.

        1. Amey
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Cool

  28. rowdog24
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Schar to Pereira for a -4 worth it or should I just field 10 starting players?

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rather Rice.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      GW31: -4 + 1 = -3
      GW33: -3 + 1 = -2
      Just field 10
      😉

    3. GAMBIT
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't do it man! Pereira has been woeful 🙁

  29. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Fabs
    Trent, Pereira, Luiz, Lascelles
    Mane, Salah, Maddison, Brooks
    Vardy, Wilson

    Boruc, Aguero, Doherty, Pogba

    GTG?

    FH32, WC34

    1. Becks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Very nice

  30. Becks
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best combo for 31/33?

    A) Maddison TAA-4
    B Maguire Mane -8

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Def B for me as going without Mane looks a risky move atm!

    3. Becks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Cheers both