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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. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Make it simple:
    A. De Gea - Reguilon
    B. Lloris - Maguire

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B with AWB. More bonus for AWB, more saves for Lloris.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B - safer

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A all day long. Reguilon has way more upside than Maguire.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B
      Maguire has goal threat

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yip every time he plays it increases the chances of a goal 😉

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ha ha

  2. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hi chaps, keeper combo is Martinez/Forster with tripple villa and DCL up front. Can't decide on the moves to make:

    A) Konsa -> Stones (have Cancelo)
    B) Konsa, Forster -> Stones, DDG (-4)
    C) Konsa, DCL -> Stones, Wilson (-4)
    D) Konsa, Forster, DCL -> Stones, DDG, Wilson (-8)

    Currently leaning towards B or C, if B then probably bring in Antonio/Adams next week

    1. NoSalah'd
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B

      • Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If I bring in DDG, I'd BB next week

      • aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B with Antonio/Adams next week is also what I'd do. DDG and Stones have both BGW and DGW.

        1. Igz08
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yep, leaning towards it. Never like to hit on a defender/keeper but imo the BGW/DGW situation warrants it + fancy Antonio/Adams to outscore Wilson over the 2 gw

          1. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I agree. Adams is g2g, he missed the game in PL due to a protocol and that was a week ago, he is ready now. But be aware of Soton vs Shrewsbury. Soton might not have a double.

        2. Igz08
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Any news on Adams concussion btw?

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Is it still 'sensible' to wait until tomorrow to FH?

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        At this point, yeah.

    3. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lacazette or Rashford?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Rashford for me

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Rashford no doubt

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Rashy

      4. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Laca

      5. thegame983
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        FH? I would 100% have both

        1. Mané Fuchs Given
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Struggling to get both in myself and still have Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB etc

      6. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Darlow
        Cancelo Dias Tierney
        KDB Bruno Son Saka
        Kane Laca Wilson
        (4.0 Saiss Mitchell Burke)

        0.0 ITB, playing the Free Hit

        1) Any big changes to be made? No Spurs or Man Utd defence
        2) Do I need a second playing goalkeeper? Newcastle is the first game after the deadline, you'd think that we would know if Darlow was playing 90 minutes before kick off.
        3) Is the bench okay? I want to make sure I have at least 11 playing, but don't want to spend an awful lot on the bench for a FH.

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Avoiding Newcastle keepers.

          I personally think Dubravka will start. He was Newcastle's player of the year last season. It's very similar to Arsenal with Leno and Martinez.

          1. stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I'm sure Bruce had said the other week that Darlow was the number 1 now as he was playing too well to drop. I hadn't actually realised that Dubravka played the other night, probably too much of a risk this week on a FH, cheers.

        2. NoSalah'd
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Perhaps downgrade Saiss to Kilman and get Lloris for Darlow.

            1. stu92
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I'm left with 4.4 for a Saiss replacement if I go Lloris - Kilman, Robinson, White? Kilman probably has highest clean sheet potential but also most likely to be benched.

          • HaveYassineChikhaoui
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Dias > Stones, Darlow > Lloris

          • zdrojo187
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Whats the story about Sterling?

            1. Surfeit of Lampteys
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              In West Philadelphia, born and raised...

              1. zdrojo187
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                South Central Philly?

          • Dele
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Can’t have them all, should I get rid of Laca for Wilson and spread the cash?

            Leno
            AWB, Cancelo, Stones
            KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka
            Kane, Lacazette

            Walton, Mitchell, Douglas, Davis

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              yeah that bench just isnt good enough

            2. Vovhund
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              No, beautiful team

          • Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            3 x City
            3 x Spurs
            2/3 x United
            2/3 x Arsenal

            This seems like the best setup for those using FH.

            Not sure if I can justify getting any other players from SHU vs NEW or WOL vs EVE.
            Both those games could go either way and look like low scoring games.

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            The pause for elite football doesn't seem to be totally off the cards.

            Coronavirus: 'Patience wearing thin' with football after continued breaches of rules and protocols -

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55615893

            Wouldn't expect it to affect this GW but keep yourselves flexible.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I could do with a free wildcard after a 3 week break 😀

            2. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              If the FA Cup can't ensure lower league clubs can't follow the rules, then suspend the Cup but keep the PL going. At these early rounds the cup can't be called elite sport.

              Most of these Tory MP's don't know their "a" from their "e" when it comes to Football.

          • OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            How is she Look ?
            DDG (4.0)
            Dias Tierney Dier (Mitchell 3.8)
            KDB(c) Bruno Son Gündo (Saka)
            Kane Laca Wilson

            1. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Why would you bench Saka?

              1. OptimusBlack
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Can't fit place for him

                1. Guru Mediation
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  In that case downgrade him to Smith Rowe and upgrade 3.8 defender to yedlin or holding imo

                  1. OptimusBlack
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Cheers

          • winchester
              1 month, 19 days ago

              How's this lads? Rate my free hit team, cheers!

              lloris
              cancelo awb tierney stones
              bruno kdb rash son saka
              kane

              Have only fodders on bench.. risky move? 4-5-1 a good move?

            • Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Help me out here, lads. FH team, 1.7 ITB

              Leno (Walton)
              Stones - Dias - Reguilon - Saiss (Mitchell)
              KdB (c) - Bruno - Son (v) - Saka (Burke)
              Laca - Kane (Brewster)

              1. Sam-not-so-wise
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I recommend a free hit

                1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Username checks out.

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I'd be beefing up your bench a little with that much ITB.

                Just in case a game gets postponed last minute.

                I'd personally prefer Son in a FH team but just personal preference!

                1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I have him as vice-captain 😉

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Oops sorry!

                2. Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Doucore/McGoldrick in for Burke/Brewster?

              3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Use money to upgrade bench

                Even Brewster to benteke

                Never know which games are called off

                1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I did Brewster/Burke to Doucoure/McGoldrick. How's that?

              4. Nolberto Solano
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I'm considering Gundo in place of Dias

                1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Interesting shout. Much like with Saiss, I'm concerned going Gundo would be doing a bit of points chasing. Who is on penalties if both he and KdB are on the field?

              5. OptimusBlack
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Great team

            • thegame983
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              So the question is: is adding a playing GK, Saka, Rashford, Kane & Lacazette to my existing team of 6 playing players worth a free hit?

              1. Sam-not-so-wise
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                no

              2. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Personally think so, yes.

                1. Sam-not-so-wise
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  think of the future dgw... I think they will be better

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Oh, then why you waste my time, Sam!?

              3. rokonto
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Saka, Rashford, Lacazette could be disappointment, even Kane. Gk could get you 2, even 1!
                Also depends on your 6.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Why does it depend on the 6?

                  1. rokonto
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    If the 6 include a couple man city, Bruno and Son then he might be good

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      How does that affect the worth of the FH though?

                      1. rokonto
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Maybe save for a later dgw

                    2. thegame983
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      The magnificent 6 are: Holding, Stones, Dier, Bruno, KBD, Son. (plus Brewster - so the not so magnificent 7)

                      I think the question still stands though. Is this one chip worth these 5 players? Of course they could blank, but that can happen any time to any player

                      I'm just think out loud here. I would think a lot of people are in the same boat - our teams are very similar.

                      1. rokonto
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Why not get 2 more for a -4

                        1. thegame983
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Free transfer already done (Matip to Stones) so in my mind at least it's either FH or hold as is.

                          Might keep FH for future emergencies/ DGW is my current thinking

              4. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Couple of hits may be better - would definitely get Rashford as he is good for 18,19 and 20

                Problem with the FH is that you would generally just match everyone else - I prefer to keep the chip and hope that Kane has a quiet match

            • Kun Tozser
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Leno or DDG with a -4 or roll with no playing GK?

              1. Sam-not-so-wise
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                no gk, join the club

              2. FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 19 days ago

                not worth -4, no gk is fine

            • dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              On a FH, who scores more:

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

            • jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              rp from old article:

              I don't imagine anyone knows for sure, but do we think Cancelo is limited -- if he plays at all -- on Wednesday?

              1. Vovhund
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Who said that and when?

                1. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  No one said that, per se, but it was floated on Twitter. Seems to make sense to me, as he has played a lot of minutes lately. Bounce for a rest of some sort, I'd think.

            • Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Is it downright foolish to go without Son or Kane this week? Fulham improved massively defensively and I think there could be better differentials elsewhere.

              1. Sam-not-so-wise
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I thought their game was off? I have both btw

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Their other game is off. This one is on!

                2. Marcin the Pole
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Rescheduled to play Fulham at home.

                  1. Sam-not-so-wise
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    what a result

              2. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Son and Kane are differentials?

                1. Marcin the Pole
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Very clever. You know what I meant.

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I've been called many things before, but this is only the 5th time this week someonbody's called me clever.

              3. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                They had improved, but I think you need to take into account that they have now been disrupting by a big outbreak of coronavirus.

                We still don't know who from the first choice XI has/had it but the rumours include the likes of Anguissa & Areola who are fairly big deals if they miss out.

                Also, those not on FH likely have Kane/Son anyway. If they bang and you don't have them, you're hardly taking the best advantage you can over those players.

                1. Marcin the Pole
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Good points raised, cheers. Didn't realise Anguissa was out, he is pretty integral to them imo.

                  Will probably end up going with one of the two. Accept the point around not taking advantage of the FH, but you could argue that you're not doing that anyway if you have all the same players as non-FHers.

              4. Kun Tozser
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Kane has to be captain option now it’s Fulham

            • Surfeit of Lampteys
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I don't get why some of you are interested in getting this player when I'm not?

            • stu92
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Best FH combo?

              A) Wilson starts, Saiss & Burke on the bench (3-4-3)
              B) Maguire starts, Wood & Burke on the bench (4-4-2)
              C) Neto starts, AWB & Brewster on the bench (3-5-2)

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 19 days ago

              KDB (C) don't let me down yet again

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I'm thinking about triple defense ....

                1. WE GO FOR IT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  High risk low reward. Someone like Sterling/Gundogon/Foden has potential of higher reward.

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Agree

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Covid would be my worry there but in a normal season it would look great so go for it.

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Thanks

            • DonBenzema
                1 month, 19 days ago

                How does this look?

                DDG
                Dias, Cancelo, Tierney, Reguilon
                KDB, Bruno, Son, Rashford, Saka
                Kane

                4.0, Brewster, Mitchell, 4.3

                0.4 in the bank

              • sirmorbach
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Lads, anything here requiring attention?

                DDG
                Cancelo, Dier, Holding
                KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka
                Kane, Wilson

                P.S. While we're at it, would you pick Rashford or Lacazette?

                1. PascalCygan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Rashford for me. Laca's a lovely player but not sure Arsenal are reliable enough yet.

                  1. sirmorbach
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    I agree. Cheers!

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Rash

              • jg7u
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Which combo you prefer on a free hit?
                A) Saka, Holding, Ramsdale
                B) Smith Rowe, Dier, Leno

              • Atwood
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I would have thought 103.8 was a decent enough Team Value to afford more than one sub but apparently not.

                Thoughts on this? Very template I imagine.

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

                Bench - Mitchell

              • Labile
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Martinez -> DDG good move? Is Martinez COVID +? He may miss Everton game too?

              • PascalCygan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Oh no, Leeds v Southampton could be postponed to make way for a rearranged Southampton v Shrewsbury FA Cup tie: https://twitter.com/TeleFootball/status/1348688718161268737

                If this is confirmed, that could be my BB19 plan destroyed.

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yes just posted this below.

                  RIP DGW Bench Boosters

                2. Marcin the Pole
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Surely not. The PL has fixtures piling up as it is!

                3. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I'm not even mad, that's amazing

                4. drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  yeah that means no BB19 for me, 3 leeds and 2 southampton players

                  1. PascalCygan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    And several weeks of planning down the drain...

                5. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I was already leaning off the BB in 19, so this would honestly help decide this for me 🙂

                  1. PascalCygan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Fair enough. A more positive outlook - like me and having to go for FH this week after today's changes!

              • Johnny too hotty
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Prob a silly question but I only have 4 players for this ganeweek. Majority will be using the FH right ? I mean not much alternative right lol

                1. Bookkeeper
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  you best FH otherwise you'll drop down the rankings like a meteorite

                2. rokonto
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Get 2 more for a -4?

              • Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                A) Rashford,saka,stones,dier,leno or B) Wilson,Neto,cancelo,Tierney,Lori's...???

              • Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Premier League being active in this to try and avoid Shrewsbury getting kicked out of the competition. Moving Leeds game easier than Leicester v Southampton on Saturday as Leeds not in Europe and now out of FA Cup. Also gives Shrewsbury more time to get their players fit.

              • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Take care of people around you!!
                In December 1937, a match between Chelsea and Charlton football clubs at the Stamford Bridge stadium London was stopped in the 60th minute due to heavy fog. Charlton's legendary goal keeper Sam Bartram remained unaware and kept on guarding the goal 15 minutes after the game had stopped, as he did not hear the referee's whistle because of the crowd behind his goal post.
                He stood there with his arms out stretched and completely focused, looking forward so as not to be surprised by the opponent's shots. Fifteen minutes later, when the stadium police approached him and informed him that the match had been abandoned, Sam Bartram said these famous words with great sorrow, *"How sad that my friends forgot me when I was guarding their goal post."*
                Bartram thought his team was attacking and not allowing the opposing team to get close to the goal post.
                *There are so many players in the field of life whose goal post one defends with enthusiasm and support, but when the situation becomes like a wave of fog, they walk out of the field and leave us alone.*
                *Always pay attention to the goal keepers of your lives. Never abandon the one guarding your goal post.*

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Deserves an upvote. Very nice. You’ve made me smile. 🙂

                  1. doher.ty
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      This

                  2. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    If you don't repost this, the fog with come tonight and eat your family.