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The best defensive players to sign with the Free Hit chip in Blank Gameweek 33

Fantasy Premier League managers are encouraged to use the Fantasy Football Scout members’ area if they are planning to tackle Blank Gameweek 33 with the Free Hit chip.

This is the first instalment in a two-part series considering this tactic for the weekend’s depleted round of fixtures.

We have run comparisons on the top options from the four positions ahead of Blank Gameweek 33, using the data available to us in the members’ area.

In this article, we will be looking at the goalkeepers and defenders together.

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Goalkeepers – Potential for extras

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  1. REQUIEM FOR A GOAL
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Anyone else tempted to cap vvd ?

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        I hope lots of people are

      2. Freddiebell
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Your joking right ?

    • Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      David Silva was the trap that ultimately cost us this week...

      1. Amey
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Raz ??

          1. Viper
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            He was locked in for most.

            Those that went David Silva, were strongly debating Laporte as an alternative

            1. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Another example of a huge swing on a 50/50 call this season

            2. Amey
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Yeah

            3. Ser Davos
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Bit like Pogba, where we'd never even have dreamt ejecting him from such a juicy DGW, even if we knew he'd only start one game.

              David Silva we were never convinced on and the domino effect was devastating.

              1. Amey
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Hmm
                  Agreed

            4. QuintonFortune25
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Yep, I saw a few triple City attack with D.Silva, Sterling and Aguero.

              But Laporte was once again the DGW hero ey

              1. Ser Davos
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Sterling, Hazard, Pogba were template because the risk of not having one and then they exploding would have proved such a self sabotaging move.

                My thinking was that Silva only needed a couple of assists and he would have outgunned the Ederson/Laporte option

                1. QuintonFortune25
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Yeah I would have probably gone D.Silva on a FH - it's just unlucky really.

                2. Ser Davos
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  What I'm getting at is that the template picks were Captain Hindsight stuff, but Silva the answer was long there before deadline. Some could argue that that too is Captain Hindsight stuff, but no, it was a daft decision to gove with him and we were duly punished

              2. jr3jonny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                And I was convincing myself that Laporte would miss a game!

                1. Ser Davos
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Yeah, again it was Ederson, Azpi and Luiz over Smalling that I'd have likely gone for.

                  Probably with Son as my Silva shaped mid, though didn't not see him starting the Anfield fixture

            5. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              very much so. him over laporte and what that meant for the rest of my team structure was pretty deadly...

            6. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Us? Didn't touch him.

          2. QuintonFortune25
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Would appreciate some more feedback on my GW33 WC team:

            Alisson
            TAA - Kolasinac - Chilwell - Valery
            Hazard (c) - Mane - Brooks - JWP
            Lacazette - Vardy

            Ryan - Dunk - Jimenez - Sterling

            Plan on doing Hazard & Vardy to Kane & B.Silva in GW34 (or maybe Aguero & Son, haven't quite decided yet.)

            And one transfer in GW35 to set me up for a BB.

            1. jr3jonny
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Feels really odd seeing a WC team with Jimenez and Sterling on the bench but I assume you want to keep value.

              Don't think JWP is worth it this week as a cheap 4th mid - maybe go for Hudson-Odoi and upgrade Valery?

              1. QuintonFortune25
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Yeah that's exactly it, I definitely want both of those for GW34-38 so holding.

                Yeah I'm also unsure about JWP but not many other options out there. Dont trust the cheap Chelsea mids to play enough. Thanks for your help

          3. Ron Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Any word on Felipe Anderson yet?

            Even if fit, I'm considering my first 4pt hit of the season to get 11 out: Anderson & Pogba to Hazard & 5.8 mid.

            Finding a 5.8m mid is what makes it tricky.

            1. Viper
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Brooks 😉

            2. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Seriously, you want to keep him? Take the hit

            3. QuintonFortune25
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Shame you're just short of Tielemans... probably Brooks or look at the other Leicester mids - Barnes or Grey.

          4. Scotty B
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Boruc
            Pereira VVD Luiz
            Salah Richarlison Maddison Mane
            Wilson Higuain Rondon

            DeGea Anderson Bednarek Doherty

            0.3 ITB & 1 FT & no WC
            Boruc > Gunn or Begovic or save FT and play with 10?

            1. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              You might as well bring in Gunn to prepare for BB

              1. Scotty B
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Double saints defence?

            2. QuintonFortune25
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              You might not necessarily have 10, it's still unclear. But Gunn does look a good option until the end of the season and has an extra game over Bournmouth.

              1. Scotty B
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                True. Get him this week?

          5. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Serious question - bench Higuain or Almirón??

            1. Maddamotha
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Almiron

            2. JohnnyMagrinho
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Not convinced Higuain is going to do much, but his ceiling is probably higher than Almiron's because of his position.

              Thing is, he might not even start. I'm considering replacing Higuain for a hit anyway. Certainly don't want him in my team against Liverpool at Anfield, that's for sure.

          6. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            How's this looking?

            WC GW34 team (BB 35)

            Foster, Ryan
            Laporte, Kola, Robbo, Valery, 4.3
            Son, Eriksen, Sterling, Jota, Doucoure
            Aguero, Jimmy, Laca

            Plan to buy Mane in GW36

            Best defender 4.3? Bednarek, Bennett, Jonny?

            1. QuintonFortune25
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Yeah looks good, why not TAA over Robertson and that 4.3 defender could be Doherty?

              I like another Watford defender at around £4m - maybe Kiko?

              1. jr3jonny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                This looks like a good idea.

                With City (H), Hud (H), City (A), City (A), will Eriksen and Son both start the Huddersfield match?

                1. Game Over
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  buggering hell, forgot about CL

              2. Game Over
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Yeah could do, altho Robbo is in great form. If I did TAA over Robbo, that would give me £5.4m for the 5th defender.

                Is Doherty still hot stuff tho?

                1. Game Over
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  *Doherty is currently in my team at 4.9m

                2. QuintonFortune25
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Yeah I think he could be, I dont think the rotation for the FA cup will be a factor anymore because obviously the next game for Wolves is the semi and even if they win, the final is the very last game of the English football season so maybe hes rested in GW38 which is Liverpool anyway, not sure though.

                  I think Wolves have a great run in for the rest of the season and the double in GW35 is both at home which is nice.

                  1. Game Over
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    will probably keep him then, cheers

          7. JohnnyMagrinho
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Seriously considering hooking Higuain for Wilson.

            Not overly convinced he's going to start this weekend and following week Chelsea are at Liverpool anyway.

            Already have King so I'd be doubling up on Bournemouth attack for games against (BUR) & (bri).

            I've seen worse plans on here, but what does everyone think?

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              not a terrible idea, do think he'll play though - maybe wait a week and take a punt on Murray?

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I accept that this could be a terrible idea

              2. JohnnyMagrinho
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I was considering doing just that but not convinced Murray will play in both games, doubt he'll start both anyway. He's 35 now isn't he? You forget how old he is!

                Bournemouth even have (FUL) the week after they play Brighton away.

                I don't really love taking a hit to ship Higuain but Bournemouth are one of those teams that when they play and everything clicks, they end up scoring a ton of goals.

                Hm.

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  yeah I don't think he will either tbh, but you never know - I'm going Ryan, Duffy, Dunk instead. I'm also sortof doing Higuain -> Wilson this week (changing entire frontline on wildcard)

            2. Amey
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Same move

              • QuintonFortune25
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                It does look a decent move, but with Chelsea having a nice break until Monday and playing that awful West Ham defence, its sods law that Higuain starts that game and grabs a couple of goals.

                But based on form, I think you've got to get rid of Higuain. I hope it doesn't backfire though!

            3. fenixri
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Pogba to Maddison, Tielemans or some other mid?

              1. JohnnyMagrinho
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I've taken F. Anderson out for Tielemans this week.

                Insatiable form is hard to look past and he's up against the worst team in the league this weekend.

                Maddison could ruin everything but I can't remember the last time he actually did anything.

              2. jr3jonny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Thielemans seems a popular pick on here, especially if you can use the spare 0.8m well

            4. aidmata
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Fab

              Bednarek AWB Robertson TAA

              Salah Hazard Brooks Maddison

              Vardy Rondon

              Would you do

              A) Bednarek to Azpi
              B) Fab to Kepa

              1. jr3jonny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Prefer A as I can't see a CS' for So'ton whereas Fab could get save points.

            5. Ser Davos
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Chillwell/ Pereira, Lascelle or Rudiger as a one week punt?

              1. jr3jonny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                I like Leicester on paper but looking at their record away from home recently - they've only won once away since 01-Jan-19 (2-1 v Burnley in last away game) and have not kept a CS in any of those 5 away games.

                1. JohnnyMagrinho
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Looking at the week after I wouldn't want any of them really, but would much prefer a Leicester defender for both GWs out of the others.

                  Pereira can't be a bad shout, surely.

                  1. jr3jonny
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    One week punt anyway? I like the C/P for the attacking returns over the other two anyway it must be said. Don't think there's much difference between C/P itself.

                    1. JohnnyMagrinho
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Suppose it depends on your TV and how much money you have. I just wouldn't feel right having a defender like Azpi or Luiz sat on my bench. Seems a bit odd.

                      I think any Leicester defender is a good shout for this upcoming week and going forward too.

              2. QuintonFortune25
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Chilwell or Pereira for me.

            6. FreddyP3
                3 months, 16 days ago

                3.6m itb, 1 ft. Will be going wc34.

                Biggest upgrade for one round?

                Boruc
                Kola Pereira Robertson
                Salah Mane Richarlison Fraser
                Higuain Wilson Vardy

                Fabianski Digne (Camarasa, Doherty=blank)

                Possible moves:

                A. Higuain/Wilson to Laca
                B. Higuain to Auba
                C. Digne to Chilwell/PVA/Chelsea defender (bench Richarlison)
                D. Richarlison to Maddison/Tielemans

                Other??

                1. jr3jonny
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  I'm not convinced Higuain will play. Giroud took his place last game and scored a goal. (Not sure what the rest of his game was like though).Might want to play Higuain on Thursday in EL so he may only come off the bench?

                  For that reason I think A or B, but both Laca and Auba could have minutes managed too. Lacazette is playing fantastically well right now and I have a feeling Emery might play Auba over Iwobi on Sunday.

              • jr3jonny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Is FAnderson + Barnes --> 4.5m + Vardy (-4) worth it? Will be WC-ing 34...

                Fabianski
                Robertson - Luiz - AWB
                Salah - Mané - Hazard - Pogba
                Barnes - Wilson - Rondón

                Button - Anderson - Bednarek - Doherty [1FT 0.6m ITB]

              • Rinseboy
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                play McNeil or get Tilemans for a -4?

                1. QuintonFortune25
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Play McNeil

              • Mr Wizard
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Boring question:

                If you could have any GK this GW who would it be?

                1. jr3jonny
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  I would have said Alisson but then I just saw that Southampton have scored in each of their last 10 home PL matches. Kepa probably.

                2. AuFeld
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Schmeichel is tempting.

                3. Mr Wizard
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  How about Leno? Have that double in GW35

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Ssshhh keep it to yourself 😉

              • AuFeld
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Who would you bring in just for this week: King, Maddison or Mane?

                1. Maddamotha
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Mane

                  1. AuFeld
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    You are wild.

                    1. Maddamotha
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      Lol why?

              • tucaoneo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Fab > Schmeichel (one week) no brainer?

                Robbo, TAA, Azpi, Luiz
                Haz, Salah, Brooks
                Vardy, Rondon, Wilson

                1. AuFeld
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Not a no-brainer, but I have nothing against it.

              • The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Fabianski
                Robertson,TAA,Periera
                Tielemens,Salah,Almiron,Hazard
                Vardy,Barnes,King

                Hamer,AWB,Pogba,Doherty,

                4m to spend with 1 transfer.
                1.Pogba > Siggy and Bench Barnes Or Almiron
                2.Doherty > Azpi
                3.Barnes > Lacazette Or DCL
                4. Fabianski > Kepa

                1. AuFeld
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Barnes to Lacazette. I like Barnes, but Lacazette's stats look buku good.

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    Thanks even away from home?

              • joinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Is this worth an 8 point hit? this would give me 10 players this week

                Sterling (out) - Mane (in)
                Aguero (out) - Lacazette (in)
                Rashford (out) - Vardy (in)

                1. Tempestic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Exactly the moves I'm doing

              • Rinseboy
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                team good to go for this week?

                Schmicheal
                yedlin Robbo Azpi
                Haz Salah Mane McNeil
                Rondon Vardy King
                Hamer AWB Pogba Doherty

              • Yank Revolution
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Question...Do we think people will be taking hits this week to get out 'full' teams? Doesn't seem to be much chatter about it.

                1. Rash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Many hits flying about I reckon l.. may even take 1 myself despite having 11 already.

                2. Pierce34
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  The fact that Arsenal and Palace play makes it a lot easier for people who fielded 9-10 players in GW31 to field 11 without a hit now.

                3. Tempestic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Only on 6 starting players here... gonna take -8 or maybe even -12

                  1. PastaFasul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    I did -12 after seeing a rival get 130 with his changes last week...I think if you have blankers and need to field a full squad it's less of a sacrifice and more likely to profit.

                4. elchilangles
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    I wasn't planning on it, but seem to be doing an extra transfer everyday to get there!

                5. fenixri
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Am I gtg?

                  Fab
                  Robbo Taa Pereira AWB
                  Haz(C) Salah Maddison Fraser
                  Wilson Higuain

                6. Dr. Agabuse
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Vardy for Higuain now?

                  Have 11 playing

                  1. Maddamotha
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 16 days ago

                    If its for free, then yeah

                7. Dr. Agabuse
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  WC GW after this is still the popular choice, no?

                8. Kun Tozser
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  One week only;

                  King, Azpi, Siggy, Ozil, other?

                9. Dr. Agabuse
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Salah captain or Vardy punt if I need the ground (to be made up)?

                10. Tempestic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Hudson-Odoi to a 7.3 or below mid worth a -4 in order to field 11 players and if so which player?

                11. kopite65
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  any thoughts advice appreciated
                  A jimi to barnes for full 11 (if anderson fit
                  B jimi and anderson to tielemans and king -4
                  cheers

                12. PaulRUK3
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Please give me your opinions as to which one I should bench:
                  a) Brooks (BUR)
                  b) Almirón (CRY)

                  Both are at home and both, imo, have equal chances of assists and even a goal. One of them has to be benched to bring in Hazard for Pogba.

                  Cheers.

                13. Brehmeren
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Guy in my ML scored 106 points with Murray C and 10 players. Luckily not a threat, lol.