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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. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    McCarthy, Forster
    Robertson, Cancelo*, Coufal, Targett, Lewis*
    Salah, KDB*, Bruno*, Son*, Soucek
    Adams, Brewster*, Bamford

    2ft 0.1 itb

    I have 6 players for GW 18. Lewis a doubt.

    A FH
    B Lewis > Yedlin and just go in with 6 players
    C Targett > Mari and go in with 7 players
    D both B and C

    Probably captaining KDB

  2. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 hour ago

    Straight up choice between

    A) Shaw
    B) Lindelof

    Which one would go for chaps?

    Cheers.

    1. doher.ty
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Neither

      • FCRS BGD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        A

      • tbos83
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Think Shaw is a doubt?

      • Atwood
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        I would've 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

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Looks good

        2. Phlajo
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Got same attack but a defense of Lloris, Teirney, AWB and Cancelo for 103.3..

          I'm liking my own defense a little more than yours, and with the lower TV it should be doable?

          1. Atwood
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            I'm guessing you have KDB and another City attacker? That seems the main difference.

            I do really like yours too, just think City is the highest CS chance this week.

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        Leno over Darlow as I can’t afford having a 2nd playing GK..?

        I’d rather have NEW GK but Dubravka could start ahead of Darlow

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Yep good choice

      • waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        What do you reckon to this FH?
        Lloris
        Cancelo stones tierney holding
        Kdb Bruno rashford son saka
        Kane

        1. Atwood
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Strong but who will you bench?

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Forster mitchell brewster davis

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          I like it.

          I have exactly the same team with Maguire over Holding.

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Feels weird going for 1 up front but I do like the look of it!

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 hour ago

              Yes tbh the options upfront aren't very inspiring specially for those of us who can afford to fit Martial/Laca without sacrificing a premium mod.
              Wilson an option but not sure about him.

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 hour 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.

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

          "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."

          Would mean no DGW for Leeds or Soton

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 hour ago

        neto or soucek on WC?

        1. makaveli123
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Soucek for me. Never captain, never bench.

      • TNB
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          My FH team - Any thoughts

          DDG
          Tierney-Cancelo-Reguillon
          Kdb-Bruno-Son-Saka
          Lacazette-Kane-Wilson

          (Martin-Mitchell-Alzate-Douglas)

        • Muscout
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          How does this FH team look guys
          Leno
          Cancelo, AWB, Holding
          KDB, Bruno, Son, Rash, Saka
          Kane, Wilson

          Steer, Mitchell, Brewster, Kilman

          0.7 itb to upgrade anyone?

        • Neo-Viper
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Play safe with Gundogan or risky Foden?

          1. Nolberto Solano
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Gundogan. Had a full rest at the weekend.

        • Nolberto Solano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Better having Gundogan over Dias or Stones on a FH?

        • unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Looking ahead to dgw19, which combo would you prefer

          A: Soucek + Vardy or
          B: Rashford + Antonio

          Asking because it impacts whether I get Rashford or Laca this week

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            B

        • londontom
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Free hit active, been fiddling between three different systems. A bit surprisingly leaning towards a 5-3-2 as it stands. Would you rather...
          A - Leno (Areola); Shaw, Yedlin, Aurier, Cancelo, Dias; Fernandes, Sterling, Son (Smith Rowe, Anguissa); Lacazette, Kane (Fabio Silva / Carroll) or...
          B - same but swap Sterling for De Bruyne, Anguissa for Lookman and the bench striker for Brewster or...
          C - nuke the 5-3-2 altogether?

          Was going for a 4-3-3 at first with Lacazette, Cavani and Wilson before the Spurs v Fulham announcement and Wilson doubt. Feel like Cavani could be a good differential but at the end of the day there's no telling if he will start over Martial or not.

          Thoughts very much appreciated. Good luck to all.

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

            Definite no to 5 at the back this week. So many nice options to pick from and you should maximize the chance to get one.

            Rashford, Saka, Foden, Gundo etc. All could get double digits.

            1. londontom
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I prefer ESR over Saka, he's much more involved in front of goal. Yedlin is only 4.3 and Shaw 4.8, so there's not much value there. Maybe change Dias to Stones and let go of Aurier and try think of something?

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Ederson
          Stones / Holding / Dier
          KDB / Bruno / Son
          Brewster

          Can I get away with 8 or should I just free hit?

          1. Neo-Viper
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Decent for the week!

        • NejiHyuuga01
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Welbeck to Benteke for a hit? Very friendly run of fixtures after 19. Boring transfer but a playing one for GW18

        • sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          I'm beginning to think Darlow might be a better option than DDG. Any thoughts?

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Not after Steve Bruce's comments after Dubravka played at Arsenal. I had Darlow in an earlier draft but I'm not sure he starts now.

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Nope. I think Dubravka will start this week. But in any case, it's a risk not worth taking.

          3. GazzersStoneyRoses
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Darlow OK as long as Dubravka on the bench or vv

        • Flynny
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Any thoughts on the final 2 players for this free hit team please?

          Lloris
          Cancelo tierney maguire
          Kdb Bruno son
          Kane Wilson

          A......rashford and smith-rowe

          B.....lacasette and gundogan

          A opens up the option of a 2nd city defender too......thanks

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            A with 2nd City def over Maguire.

            1. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 hour ago

              Thinking this mate....

          2. Nolberto Solano
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            B

          3. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            A

        • manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Any improvements to FH team?

          Leno
          Cancelo Dias Saiss Dier
          Bruno KDB Son Rashford
          Kane Wilson

          4.0, smith-rowe, yedlin, davis

          1. Coaly
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Bin Leno for any of Lloris/DDG/Darlow/Patricio

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          FH-ed and determined to go ahead with 3 from each Manchester teams and Spurs, plus Saka & Wilson.

          Good luck all.

        • Coaly
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Saiss or Stones on FH?

          Everton without DCL and maybe Richarlison

          Will have Cancelo too

        • manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Rank in order of preference for FH team...

          A) Saka
          B) Dier
          C) Saiss

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            A C B

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            A
            B/C

        • Nemanja Vidic Legend
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          2FT 0.3 ITB 9playes with the game
          WC FH BB TC available

          Martinez Mendy
          Regulion Saiss Justin Coufal Mitchel
          KBD Fernandes Son Grealish Saka
          Kane Bamford Brewster

          a. GW18 2 transfers GW19 WC
          b. GW18 2 transfers GW19 FH
          c. GW18 2 transfers GW19 2 transfers BB (10 players with DGW)
          d. GW18 WC GW19 BB
          e. GW18 FH GW 19 WC
          g. Something else

        • Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Best mid up to 7.6 for a free hit this week? Not Saka.

          1. Coaly
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            McTominay or Neto?

            1. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 hour ago

              I like Neto actually.

          2. Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Neto.

          3. Yes Ndidi
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Wilf or Neto I guess. I'm probably going with both.

            1. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 hour ago

              I’m thinking it’ll be one of those two.

          4. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Zaha

        • Bleh
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          With Martinez and DCL confirmed out, I’m now left with this.

          Martinez*
          Dias, Stones, Holding, Mitchell
          KDB, Son, Bruno, Stephens*
          Kane, DCL*
          (Steer, Cresswell, Soucek, Bamford)

          A. Play FH
          B. Do nothing
          C. DCL > Wilson (-4)
          D. Stephens > Smith Rowe (-4)

          1. RoryzonderR
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            B for me

        • Jurgen Flopp
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Auba on free hit?

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Could pay off but the more sensible option is going for Saka and spending the $ elsewhere

          2. Cech's Magic Hat
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            I considered that but think there's more reliable premium options out there and good cheap alternatives if you want arsenal attack

        • Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Thanks Shrewsbury

        • Cech's Magic Hat
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Hi everyone

          Can I improve on this FH team? 0.5 itb

          Leno
          Dias Stones Tierney
          KDB Son Bruno Rashford SmithRowe
          Kane Wilson

          Steer Kilman Mitchell Brewster

          Maybe should go for DDG in goal? Or strengthen the bench a bit?

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Holding + Saka

          or

          Tierney + Smith-Rowe

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            Whew...tough one. I'd say 1, but only just.

        • Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 hour ago

          Which scores more?

          1. Gundo/Laca (starting) + AWB/Benteke (bench)

          2. Rashford/Wilson (starting) + Brewster/trash (bench)

        • doher.ty
            3 months, 1 hour ago

            A) Rashford and Brewster
            B) Punt on Laca and Saka (strong bench option)

            1. Cancelo Culture
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 hour ago

              This is what i’m debating.

              Laca or Rash basically.

              1. doher.ty
                  3 months, 1 hour ago

                  It's tough. I think both are good options. I might spread the wealth and go Laca as I already own Bruno