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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. NoSalah'd
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Which would you prefer on a free hit?
      a) Lloris, Saka and Wilson, or
      b) De Gea, Smith-Rowe and Laca?

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Without seeing the rest of your team im not sure but would side with a)

    • estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      FH played! hows it looking:

      Leno
      Stones, Cancelo, Dier
      Rashford, Bruno, Son, Saka, KDB
      Kane, Wilson

      Yedlin, Brewster, Kilman

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Looks very good. Will be doing something similar.

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks man

      2. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        As template as it gets

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Yea I guess pretty standard as so few games!

      3. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Like it, may do something similar

    • Henrik Larsson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Bottomed:

      Not playing FH.

      Is Bissouma > Lookman worth -4?

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      How about an aggressive team with BOTH Foden and Rashford.

      Leno
      Dier Stones Lindelof
      KdB Fernandes Son Rashford Foden
      Kane Lacazette
      (Mitchell and scrubs)

      The defense is functional, but it basically covers the exact same teams as the more expensive and preferred defense of say Lloris, Tierney, Cancelo, AWB. If none of the defenders get attacking returns, perhaps it's worth it.

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

        Why do we expect Foden to start all of a sudden?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Because he's scored in both of his last two games. Because he's playing very well. Because Sterling isn't fully fit according to Pep.

          I fully expect him to start.

      2. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Would rather gundo than foden

      3. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I like it. Imo when you use a FH, you should go as agressive as possible with players who have the highest ceiling in order to maximise the difference in points between your team and non-FH teams.

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      On FH. Which option would you prefer to finalize it?
      A) Lacazette, Gundogan first sub (or Saka)
      B) Rashford, Davis fodder (Mitchell first sub)
      C) other ideas?

      DDG (4.0)
      Cancelo Tierney Dier (Mitchell 3.9)
      KDB(c) Bruno Son Saka ___
      Kane ___ Wilson

      Thanks

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Currently on A

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Same as u if i were u would Choose A
        On FH Which is better

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          What about Mine ?
          A- Leno + AWB + Rashford +Saka + (Brewster ) 3-5-2
          B - Darlow + Dier + Gündogan + Laca (Saka) 3-4-3

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Is everyone confident Cancelo start?

      I mean Walker is back and Mendy, Zinchenko for left back too.

      Pep could easily rotate him tbh

    • I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Everyone seems to be going double City defence but I can't see passed double City attack against Brighton. If Sterling is fit it will be him and KDB. If Raz is out I'll punt on Jesus.

    • DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Which combo on a FH?

      A) Leno + AWB
      B) DDG + Dier

    • TherryOnWii
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Hi all,

      Currently on -4.

      If I ended up playing free hit, I won't get -4 penalty right? Just going to end up with my original pre transfer team for W19?

      Thanks.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Correct.

      2. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yea correct

    • baines is god
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      If Mahrez, Gros and Jamal Lewis don't start then i only have 7 (likely) starters (and no goalkeeper). 1 FT left and 0.1 million in the bank so can get that up to 8. Not ideal but don't think worth using a FH?

    • Cak Juris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Best Defense for free hit GW 18:
      A. De Gea - Digne (Bench 1: Clark)
      B. Lloris - Maguire (Bench 1: Stone)
      C. De Gea - Reguilon (Bench 1: Coleman)

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Make it simple... Tierney (451) or Wilson (352) ?

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Tierney...just

      2. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I don't think there's a lot in it. Palace could easily score. Newcastle are a bit shaky, but if they do score, Wilson will likely be involved.

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

        Wilson 100%

      4. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks for all comments.

      5. Steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I'm going cold on Newcastleive gone McGuire in a 451 as the cash from selling Wilson from a 352 funds Darlow to Lloris

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Yes my potential 451 is also including Maguire and Tierney if without Wilson. GK also be Lloris to cover Spurs CS.

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Is there any chance that Southampton vs Leeds still goes to GW18? Or no chance at all?

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

        Best thread on it. Doubtful, but it's not like we just had a fixture change today...

        https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1348673139019022339

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Everyone settling on their chip strategies etc should bare in mind the FA Cup draw is still to come tonight 🙂

      Might not affect all of you, but some people should really be waiting for the outcome of that...

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Will be interesting!

    • Yes Ndidi
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Was all set to go with option B, with Sterling, but if he's an injury doubt, does A look any better? It looks more fun to watch at least.
      A.
      DDG
      Davies Cancelo Tierney
      KdB Bruno Son Zaha Neto
      Kane Laca
      4.0 Brewster Coady Mitchell

      Or
      B.
      Ramsdale
      Holding Cancelo Clark
      KdB Auba/Sterling Bruno Son Neto
      Kane Wilson
      4.0 Brewster Pieters Mitchell.

    • Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Anything to change on this free hit?

      Lloris
      Cancelo, Stones, Tierney (Mitchell, 3.8m)
      KDB(c), Son, Bruno, Rashford, Saka
      Kane, Wilson (Brewster)?

      1. NoSalah'd
          3 months, 5 days ago

          None needed imo, gtg

        • Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Looks fine

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Very similar as mine. Only difference is Maguire vs Wilson.

          I am still considering.

          1. Abra Dubravka
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Ooo tight call. Wilson just for me

      2. No Kane, No Gain!
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        FH Teams, can't decide A or B - any input appreciated TIA!

        Team A
        Guaita
        Dias, Cancelo, Tierney
        Bruno, KDB, Son, Saka
        Laca, Kane, Wilson

        (Steer, Neto, Yedlin, Holgate)

        Team B
        Lloris
        Dias, Cancelo, Tierney, AWB
        Bruno, KDB, Son, Saka, Rashford
        Kane

        (Steer, Brewster, Deco Reid, Mitchell)

        1. Vovhund
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          B same as mine. Don’t see Wilson scoring big and I’m not sure Laca starting

        2. Steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          B

      3. Dele
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Pick one please...

        A) Pickford, Tierney
        B) Leno, Saiss

      4. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        No-one fancying Aurier on their Free Hit?

        1. doher.ty
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Dier is cheaper and safer.

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

              6 point ceiling though.

              1. MOTHRA
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Dier is also on FK’s and less likely to get carded. So I’d agree with cheaper and safer

        2. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Thoughts on this Team. Saving FH. No hits taken.

          Areola
          Cancelo Dias Dier
          KDB(C) Bruno Son Rashford Stephens
          Wilson Benteke

          Dallas Bamford

          Salah PVA> Rashford Dias are the moves. G2G??

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

            It's decent enough. Be prepared for:
            - Areola being one of the ones out with COVID.
            - Stephens benching
            - Benteke... blank(?)

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Any Source to the Areola covid situation?
              With quite a few Burnley players ruled out i expect Stephens to start
              Expecting a blank from Tekkers but you never know.

          2. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I would make these transfers. What are you going to do with Salah for GW19?

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Salah has United and Spurs in the next 2 weeks ofcourse with a nice fixture against Burnley. Not really tempted by those.

              Will facilitate A Vardy Ings or Antonio Move.

        3. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A. Template: Lacazette, Son, Cancelo
          B. Differential: Richarlison, Aubameyang, Stones

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I consider the first 3 practically essential. If you're gonna get differential guys, sacrifice elsewhere.

          2. Steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Richarlison might be a doubt from something I read posted. No source provided though.

        4. Red Red Robins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Now that DCL out, and Villa game off, i have 7 players with no GK
          Dias
          Lowton
          Saka
          KDB
          Son
          Fernandes
          Kane

          Worth a FH or just leave?

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

            I would be tempted to grit your teeth and go with those 7. You've got the 'big 4' and a City defender. What more could you really add?

            1. Red Red Robins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Exactly, id be putting 4 cheapos in and hope i get lucky. Thanks Badger

          2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Definite leave for me. I'm in similar boat and will likely bring in De Gea. Even for a hit could be worth it if you'll get 3 games out of him.

            1. Red Red Robins
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Thanks Eddie, i made a -4 early to get 9 - so yeah ill leave.

        5. Booked4Dissent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Assuming GW 18 goes ahead, is there any tactical advantage to activating a FH now, instead of tomorrow morning?

          1. No Kane, No Gain!
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Price increases

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

          Are there any pressers before the deadline?

          Thanks

        7. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Best option on a FH? (Have Cancelo)

          A) Darlow + Tierney + Stones
          B) Darlow + Tierney + Shaw
          C) Leno + Dier + Stones
          D) Leno + Dier + AWB
          E) Leno + Maguire + Stones

          1. NoSalah'd
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Probably A

              1. Vovhund
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                D most nailed

          2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            No news on Lamptey?

          3. sharper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Desperate Help please...????

            If I make 2 transfers now. So prep my team for DGW19.

            Then I make all further transfers via Free Hit.

            Will my team revert and keep the transfers I made outside of the Free Hit. Or will it revert to my team at the start of the Gameweek?

            I hope you get my drift? i

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              It will revert

              1. Ragabolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                and not keep the transfers, they will be gone

              2. sharper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                So I’d lose the transfers....

                Had an extra transfer in the bank so trying not to lose it. Alas no loophole 🙂

          4. Babit1967
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Alright lads, noticed both Podence and DCL have red flags, no fts left,1.4 itb

            Is DCL to Laca -4
            Or Podence to Foden -4 worth it or just play with 8 or 9 if Brewster plays

            Mendy

            Saiss Dias Holding

            Son Kdb Bruno Zaha Podence

            Kane DCL

            Brewster

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

            FH, who scores more:

            A) Kane, Saiss (no bench cover)
            B) Laca and Wilson (Saiss 1st on bench)

          6. makaveli123
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Evening all!
            Who would you pick out of Dier and Maguire/AWB? ManUtd have been terrible at defending set pieces this season. And they meet Burnley next.

            1. Steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              McGuire for goal threat
              Awb for bonus and assist potential
              Dier probably a better cs chance.

              I'm on McGuire. Go hard or go home.

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I'm not all that enthused by a Man United defensive asset this GW, although admit they haven't conceded to Burnley often.

              In a FH draft I was looking at Lloris GK, with no MUN defender, so therefore I'd prefer Dier. Not many chances for attacking returns though.

            3. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              It's a coin toss tbh.

            4. makaveli123
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Cheers boys