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The triple-ups I am considering for Blank Gameweek 18 Free Hit squad

Blank Gameweek 18 is just around the corner, and I wanted to use this opportunity to present some picks I feel should be part of your squad if you are opting to use the Free Hit.

At the time of writing, there was a lot of uncertainty looming around Spurs so, for the purpose of this piece I steered clear of the two clubs.

After all, the best way to maximise a Free Hit squad is to base as much as you can on things you are certain about.

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1,597 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 9 days ago

    BGW29 looks absolutely awful. So awful that even FHing that week where there's an average of 10 seems suboptimal.

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I don't get it? Why is FH in BGW29 bad?

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        If I am correct, there would most likely be no major sides in that blank, contrary to this one.

      2. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        All the big teams with the exception of one of ManU/Liverpool will blank

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          If ManU goes through, both blank, probably.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not necessarily. You’d be bringing in players for only one week that you wouldn’t dream of having long term.

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      The bad teams will ship goals to other bad teams

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Now people who hit FH regretting it and wanting to WC and people on WC regretting it wanting to FH.

    Crazy 😀

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 9 days ago

      People who aren't using chips this week and going through with 8-11 just relaxing 😉

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        8 to 11 will probably be my GW score.

      2. ted mcnure
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yup, plan was always to muddle through, maybe TC in gw19.
        It´s no time to make big plans.

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Can understand why the FH'ers would undo it, but why would the WC'ers want to FH?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        They were WCing to get a BB team for 19 but now no Leeds makes it less attractive.

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Never had more than Bamford in my WC draft (even before the news today).
          But then again. probably not setting up for a BB19 with my WC at all.
          Using it to keep up with the FH'ers while having a STRONG 11 in DGW19.
          Will have 7 FT's to bring in the likes of Villa, upgrading bench and so on for BB DGW26 with 15 DGW players.
          Then FH BGW29

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A lot of warnings on here to not press FH early

  3. FredrikH
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Would like to know if Cavani or Martial start. Going to call Oles agent and ask. I'll keep you posted.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Both could start

  4. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Was Lewis (Newcastle) injury update mentioned in the pressers?
    Cheers.

  5. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    WC18 and TC/no chip 19 surely looks good at this moment with Villa missing out, and especially if Leeds - Southampton only have 1 match.

  6. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I think Salah will be rested in DGW19 vs Burnley as Liverpool playing vs United in cup 3 days after.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Think or hope?

    2. ivantys
        3 months, 9 days ago

        So United will also rest Bruno or Rashford then

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          No. They play vs Sheffield and Liverpool vs Spurs away after fa cup

    3. youzef
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Free hit team:
      Darlow
      Bellerin Cancelo Davies
      Neto KDB Fernandes Son
      Lacazette Wilson Kane (C)
      Bench: Smith Rowe Mitchell and 2 non playing players.

      Good to go? Will Davies start?

      1. ivantys
          3 months, 9 days ago

          He won't start, better to go Holding.

          1. Yes Ndidi
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            He's played 90 in 3 of the last 4 in the league, and came off early in the cup, replaced by Reguilon.
            I'm starting him, but with boring, nailed bench cover.

            1. ivantys
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Mourinho might decide to close up shop and sub him in if he doesn't end up starting.

                1. Yes Ndidi
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Close up shop? Mourinho?

                  1. ivantys
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Like sub him in the park bus after leading

                      1. ivantys
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          *to park bus

            2. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Balbuena out of squad again is a mysterious thing

            3. dshv
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              FH G2G. ??

              ddg
              Cancelo holding diaz
              Razhford kdb(c) son bruno saka
              Kane wilson.

            4. SomeoneKnows
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Cancelo Stones
              KDB Bruno Son
              Kane

              Non Playing: Martinez, Forster, Dallas, Bednarek, Douglas, Grealish, Soucek, Bamford, DCL

              Already used my FT, got 2 mil itb and plan is to BB next week

              A) DCL > Wilson (-4)
              B) DCL > Lacazette (-4)
              C) Forester > De Gea (-4)
              D) Douglas > Dier (-4)
              E) Use the FH card

            5. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Done about 500 drafts and changed about 200 formations but think this team with my tv could finally be the one. What do you say?

              Lloris
              Cancelo Tierney AWB
              Kdb Bruno Son Saka Neto
              Kane(C) Lacca

              4.0 Lowton Mitchell 4.3

            6. Pukkipartyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Who is better option for FH, Laca or Rashford?

              1. FourLokoLeipzig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Rash

              2. iL PiStOlErO
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Lacca

            7. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              The awful BGW29 makes it look like FH18 is the winning strategy now (I think)

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                will we even get to gw 29

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 9 days ago

                FH19 is the real winning strategy.

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Everyone seems to have a lot of DGWers already so not sure

              3. Salarrivederci
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                How do you think 'the awful BGW29' looks like at the moment?

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  If I assume the favourites go through, I think there could be like 3 fixtures, so won't be worth FHing

                  Will wait on Ben's magic spreadsheets to confirm!

                  1. Salarrivederci
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    'Not worth freehitting'?

                    I think I look at it different than many, but 3 fixtures with teams I probably don't have players from is perfect?
                    Either field 3 players or use FH and field the best 11? 🙂
                    Could easily be like a 50point FH compared to fielding 3-4 players 😀

                    1. Keeptrying
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      That's how I see it

              4. ivantys
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Could 26 be better?

                • Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Not following. What makes 29 awful?

              5. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                FH, OK...?

                DeGea
                Fernandez/Stones/Holding
                Son/KDB/Bruno/Rashford/Neto
                Kane(c)/Wilson

                4.0/Brewster/Kilman/Mitchell

              6. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                By my estimate, these teams need to qualify for the 6th round to make GW29 a massive blank:

                Chelsea
                Man City
                Everton
                Fulham
                Leicester
                Man Utd
                Sheffield Utd
                Southampton

                That would leave only Brighton vs Newcastle and West Ham vs Arsenal as going ahead in GW29.

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Think I'll play with 0 that week and save FH for next season.

                2. Keeptrying
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  This would actually be amazing for a FH

                3. Luton_Fan
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Chelsea wont beat us

                4. djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Nice analysis. I came up with a similar situation:

                  Chelsea
                  Man City
                  Tottenham
                  Fulham
                  Leicester
                  Man Utd
                  Sheffield Utd
                  Arsenal

                  Leaves Brighton vs Newcastle and West Brom vs Everton as the only games in 29.

              7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                there is no guarantee the season will be going on in a week or two's time going by recent covid numbers and concerns by people within football growing

                I am going hard and big before the season is halted

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Viagra tonight?

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    He said big too

                  2. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    haha

              8. Lallana
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Sterling too risky on a FH?

                Could get Lacazette

                1. iL PiStOlErO
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Agreed. If punt on Lacca and Ars the time is now.

              9. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                If wcing now who would be the 6 most essential players?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Come on

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Hahahahahahaha

                    Sorry

                    Will delete this

                2. Salarrivederci
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  KDB
                  Bruno
                  Son
                  Cancelo/Dias/Stones
                  Cancelo/Dias/Stones

                  Those 5

                3. OleBall
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    KDB
                    Bruno
                    City defender
                    Kane/Son
                    Probably Mo

                    There's 5/6

                4. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Would you WC this week? Setting up your team from 20 onwards and use the FH in 19?

                  Or FH this week and WC in 19?

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    considering but seems thats too complex

                  2. Salarrivederci
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    What is the big problem with just WC now.
                    No chip or TC/19
                    Using FT's for BB in DGW26
                    FH29

                  3. HashAttack
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    I reckon you can get a good gw18 team, not need to FH 19 and still have a good team in gw20

                5. Slitherene
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Martinez* ¦ Forster
                  Maguire Holding Lascelles
                  Salah* KdB Bruno Saka
                  Kane Wilson Watkins*
                  ¦ Taylor* Coufal Soucek

                  1 FT, 1.3 ITB

                  A) Salah, Watkins -> Sterling, Richarlison
                  B) Salah, Taylor -> Sterling, Stones

                  1. Scrumper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    B

                6. PocketZola
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Fh gtg?

                  De gea
                  Tierney cancelo dias
                  Saka bruno kdb son
                  Laca kane wilson

                  Subs, hendrick, mitchell, kilman

                  1. OleBall
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      TemplateFC g2g

                  2. shirtless
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Happy with this I think.

                    Darlow/Dubravka
                    Cancelo Saiss Tierney
                    KdB(c) Bruno(vc) Son Saka Gundogan
                    Kane Wilson

                    Wood Pieters Mitchell

                  3. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    C'mon guys, need the RMWCT posts flowing now - need some inspiration.
                    Here's a draft:

                    Leno Fabianski
                    Dias Stones Dier Wan-Bissaka Coufal
                    KDB Son Bruno Socuek Smith-Rowe
                    Kane Wilson Bamford

                    Might then look at losing Kane to get Salah in for DGW19 somehow

                  4. CRO KLOPP
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Joe will have to improvise tonight on scoutcast,the new data keeps on coming

                  5. fn.jota
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      when is gonna be the pre match Guardiola press conference? Tomorrow by 12?

                    • Bubbles1985
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      How does this look for GW18 with one hit?

                      Martinez
                      Cancelo Mitchell
                      KDB(vc) Bruno Son(c) Sterling
                      Brewster DCL Wilson

                      Rest of squad
                      Forster, Coufal, Soucek, KWP, Ayling

                      I then plan a single hit for GW19
                      Sterling and Wilson > Salah and Bamford
                      To leave 10 DGWers and then play TC on Salah or KDB

                      Thoughts on that please?

                      1. BooYaKasha
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        DCL dead
                        Martinez not playing

                    • Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Carnage
                      Chaos
                      Bedlam

                      Any other adjectives to describe this week?

                      1. ted mcnure
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Carnage Chaos-Bedlam is one of the Arsenal youngsters, isn´t he?

                    • turd ferguson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      im so confused and my team is a mess for DGW19 ima have a glass of cold milk now

                      1. Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        enjoy 🙂

                      2. CRO KLOPP
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Me too,directly in to my eyes

                      3. Corona is not good 4 U
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          I'm probably much more confused about it, since only a very large bottle of whiskey will help me.

                      4. Corona is not good 4 U
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Is this FH Team good to go?

                          Lloris (Walton)
                          Stones, Cancelo, Tierney (Kilman) (Mitchell)
                          De Bruyne, Fernandes, Son, Saka (Burke)
                          Kane, Lacazette, Wilson

                          Thank you!

                          1. Galza
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Looks good.

                        • jayzico
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Anyone got a source as to why Leeds don't have a DGW?

                          1. Kuqi Monster
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Check hot topics

                          2. Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2021/01/11/exclusive-leeds-uniteds-game-against-southampton-could-postponed

                            "Talks have begun over postponing Leeds United’s Premier League game against Southampton to avoid Shrewsbury Town being thrown out of the FA Cup.

                            Telegraph Sport has been told that discussions were taking place on Monday about rescheduling the Saints’ third-round cup tie for next Wednesday, when they are currently due to play Leeds at Elland Road."

                            1. Nanoelektronicar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              This means we probably won't know if Leeds vs Soton goes or not before deadline ...

                              1. Sun Jihai
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                Nope, classic!

                          3. Front 442
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            I just noticed that too

                          4. jayzico
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Fkk