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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Absolutely chaos right now

    We don’t even know the full fixtures this gameweek

    1. doher.ty
        1 month, 16 days ago

        How so?

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Leeds v Southampton could be moved

          Another set of COVID tests tomorrow or wed for some clubs.

          Nothing would surprise me at this point

          1. doher.ty
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Little late for Leeds and Southampton to be moved no?

              All of this uncertainly is the reason for the chaos, will be like this until the deadline and for GWs to follow.

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Saw some posts saying it could be moved to this gw

                See below

                1. doher.ty
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I saw this as well but it's too late now for it to be moved to this gameweek but will cause problems moving forward.

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Nah, we do know the fixtures for this week.

                Lee - Sou can only be moved backwards now. It's too late to reschedule it forwards. Today was the last chance along with the Tot - Ful game.

                1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Do you mean too late to move backwards, i.e. to this gw?

              3. londontom
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Why would they move Leeds v Soton?

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Bring it on baby

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            They won't change anything now. If anything Leeds game would be postponed to future GW's with Southampton.

        2. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

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

          1 FT, 1.3 ITB

          Original plan was Taylor -> Cancelo/Dias
          Willing to take a hit...Suggest a transfer?

        3. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Lost on last Which scores more?

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

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

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            2

        4. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hey guys, with Villa news I only have 6 decent players for this week plus Mitchell and Burke (who I'm not even sure will start). No more FTs left.

          Would you FH or is that enough to get me through?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Name them

            1. Pépé Pig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Son, Kane, KdB, Cancelo, Stones, Bruno

          2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
              1 month, 16 days ago

              If the 6 include KDB, Son, Kane and Fernandes you should be okay.

          3. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Spurs game confirmed to be played?

            1. doher.ty
                1 month, 16 days ago

                fantasypremierleague.com - check it out.

              • marcos11
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Yep, playing Fulham on Wednesday

              • Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                @BenCrellin
                Looks like Southampton & Leeds won't get a Double Gameweek in GW19 if Southampton/Shrewsbury could face Arsenal/Leicester/Man Utd/Spurs (and possibly Man City) in the 4th or 5th Round of the FA Cup.

                The draws for those rounds are less than an hour away.

                https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1348696868855959553

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Would that move Leeds v Southampton to gw18?

                    1. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      I don't think so, I think it would be at a later date
                      Who knows!

                2. tbos83
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    How likely are price changed tonight to KdB, Salah and Kane? Wondering whether to make subs now as can't afford any wriggle room

                  • Atwood
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Anyone else in the situation of having to play their Free Hit tonight or being outpriced for the team you want?

                    Normally wouldn't care and would pull the trigger but Covid could still cause chaos this game week.

                    1. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Yep, same boat. Once the deadline has gone there's nothing you can do about it. If anything gets cancelled between now and then you can adjust your team easily.

                      1. Atwood
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Yeah, I suppose you're right there.

                    2. doher.ty
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        I used my FH today and am happy with the result tbh

                        1. doher.ty
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            I wasn't really priced out but wanted Auba but am way off so happy to settle for Laca.

                      • Disco Stu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Thoughts on this FH team?

                        Lloris
                        Cancelo/Dias/Tierney
                        Bruno/KDB/Son/Neto/Saka
                        Kane(C)/Laca

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Solid.

                        2. Atwood
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Anyone on the bench or no? Makes me feel better about my own side if you don't have a bench either.

                          1. Disco Stu
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Negligible at best. Guys on teams that are least playing who could get me a point or two if I needed them

                      • Jimjam
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Final 2 spots in FH team:

                        (A) Wilson & Yedlin (Wilson as 3rd striker in 3-4-3)
                        (B) Smith-Rowe & Cancelo (Smith-Rowe as 5th midfielder in 3-5-2)

                        1. Nolberto Solano
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          B, I like Smith-Rowe as an enabler

                      • Scholes Out Forever
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Which option:

                        Holding + Saka
                        Tierney + Smith Rowe

                        1. Nolberto Solano
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Tierney & SR

                        2. Nolberto Solano
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Let me know what you think on my comment further down 🙂

                      • BradtheLAD
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Thoughts on this WC team? 2.8 mil itb to do Son —> Salah next week. Planning on bench boosting GW19.

                        Leno Johnstone
                        Coufal Stones Dier Yedlin Dias
                        Soucek Smith-Rowe KDB Bruno Son
                        Kane Wilson Bamford

                      • Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Leeds vs Southampton could be moved... would be a major loss for BBers, seen a few have up to 5 players from these teams.

                        1. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          I just won't BB if that happens.

                          Already looking a bit sketchy while I hold Martinez, Grealish, and Davis.

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            True, not liking the prospect of my double Villa away to City only in a DGW especially if my double Leeds lose the Southampton fixture.

                        2. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          BB would be scrapped then. No worries 🙂

                        3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Time for another WC draft lol

                        4. Yes Ndidi
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Both my keepers for a start!
                          Ah, well. TC & move on.

                      • Coaly
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        Saiss or Stones on FH?

                        1. doher.ty
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Got to be Stones but I don't mind the Saiss pick with DCL out.

                          • Nolberto Solano
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            100% Stones

                          • Salan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Aggressive: Saiss
                            Safe: Stones

                        2. Inazuma X1
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          Yes bench boost in shambles now

                          1. Milkman Bruno
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Not really I suppose Tac can still work and Bb later

                          2. Nolberto Solano
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Which option to complete a FH team?

                            A) DDG, Reguilon, Dias, Tierney & Saka
                            B) Leno, Dier, Stones, Rashford & Smith-Rowe

                          3. Amey
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Asking a question after so many days very confused atm 😆

                            Please pick one:

                            A. Rashford Dias
                            B. KDB lascelles

                            1. Milkman Bruno
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                A

                              • Nolberto Solano
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                KDB is a must so B

                              • aleksaa2
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                A, Lascelles played 45min in FA and the reason he was subbed off was fatigue. He had Covid, I doubt he'll play on Tuesday.

                              • Amey
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Thanks all 🙂

                            2. jdp219
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Current FH draft. But need to fill in that third defender.

                              4.8 max: Shaw, Clark, Davies?

                              Darlow
                              Holding, Stones, [-----]
                              Son, KDB, Rashford, Bruno, Saka
                              Kane, Wilson
                              (Sanchez; Kilman, Brewster, Mitchell)

                              1. jdp219
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                (open to other ideas on the team, if you're up to it)

                              2. Nolberto Solano
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Downgrade Saka to Smith-Rowe and look at another city defender?

                                1. jdp219
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  I've actually just been tinkering with that. Might consider downgrading Rashford.

                                  Thanks!

                              3. Yes Ndidi
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Davies will give you another 0.2 to make Kilman into someone like Ampadu or Yedlin, who should at least play and give you cover. That's the most exciting of the 3 options.

                            3. Mr. Mystic
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Really reluctant to free hit, suggestions? I free transfer left:

                              Martinez * Forster*
                              DIAS HOLDING MITCHELL (Coufal* Dallas*)
                              SON BRUNO KDB (Salah* Grealish*)
                              WILSON BREWSTER (Bamford*)

                              Currently thinking 1FT Grealish -> Saka/Gündogan?

                              1. ivantys
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  I'm doing Grealish to Neto.

                                  1. Mr. Mystic
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    How many are you fielding?

                                    1. ivantys
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        10+Taylor. Can see the villa everton game called off as well so time to get rid of Grealish.

                                  2. doher.ty
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      I would FH - I had basically the same team and was going to play8 or 9 but once the Tot v Ful game was confirmed I wanted to attack it. Man City, TOT, United, Arsenal all with really nice fixtures.

                                      1. Mr. Mystic
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        Already have Son, Kane, KDB, Holding from those fixtures. Seems a bit silly to FH personally. Think it will be more impactful to save it

                                        1. Mr. Mystic
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          +Bruno

                                        2. doher.ty
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            You don't have Kane tho - I FH in Stones, DDG, Tierny, Kane, Wilson, Laca, Dier - I think those moves given the fixtures are worth it. All based on fixture *could produce.

                                            1. Mr. Mystic
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Okay Kane is one that will be missed. But I’ve no doubt I could reel off a lot more big hitters during another blank.

                                      2. Crunchie
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        If Arsenal Palace is 0-0 you are laughing

                                    • Milkman Bruno
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        Any update on Sterling’s fitness?

                                        1. Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          Presser tomorrow.

                                          1. Milkman Bruno
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Thanks

                                          2. wulfranian
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            Tomorrow

                                        2. EWH2020
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          How does this look?

                                          Lloris
                                          Cancelo, Stones, Dier
                                          KDB, Son, Bruno, Saka
                                          Kane, Lacazette, Wilson

                                          1. MB10
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            One too many Spurs

                                          2. Jurgen Flopp
                                            • 7 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            4 spurs

                                            1. EWH2020
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Sorry my bad. I have Tierney not Dier

                                          3. Nolberto Solano
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            Lloris to Leno or DDG

                                          4. Somnus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            Mine is almost identical. Have Tierney instead of Dier

                                        3. Muscout
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          FH team thoughts appreciated:

                                          Leno
                                          Cancelo, AWB, Holding
                                          KDB, Bruno, Son, Rash, Saka
                                          Kane, Wilson

                                          Steer, Mitchell, Brewster, Kilman

                                          0.7 itb to upgrade anyone?

                                          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            Brewster to McGoldrick just in case. Good team.

                                          2. Camzy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            You're gonna pick just 2 City players?

                                            Holding > Stones surely.

                                        4. FFFoxy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          C.Wilson or Neto for this week?

                                          1. Somnus
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            Wilson - has pens

                                        5. EWH2020
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          A) Lacazette
                                          B) Rashford

                                          1. jimmy.floyd
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            A

                                          2. Flynny
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            This for me is the million dollar question. I have a rash draft and a Lacazette draft!

                                            Rash hasn't blanked away this season....

                                            1. jdp219
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              famous last words?

                                          3. Nolberto Solano
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            I prefer A based on fixture & form

                                          4. ivantys
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Rashford

                                            • TNB
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                A

                                              • Pad Randa (The OG)
                                                • 9 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                I'm going with Laca due to home game, form and penalties. Burnley away has not been a high-scoring affair for United, historically, so I figure if you have Bruno, you're well enough covered. Maybe a defender, too.

                                            • jimmy.floyd
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Chilwell DCL to Stones Laca (-8)?

                                              1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                                                • 9 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                Yes, assuming you want to hold on to Laca long-term (may not be a terrible shout, tbh).

                                            • Labile
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

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

                                            • Somnus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              A) Darlow, Rashford (means my only playing sub will be Kilman)
                                              B) Lloris, Lacazette (gives me Mitchell + Newcastle def subs)

                                            • Shark Team
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Do you really think BUR(A) suits Rashford?

                                            • RWB_1991
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              FPL app not showing the Tottenham v Fulham fixture yet...

                                              1. ivantys
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Already shown since a few hours ago.

                                                • Crunchie
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Yes it is

                                                  1. RWB_1991
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    When I click “pick team” it says Kane it playing away to Villa e.g

                                              2. Flair
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                Everton match being called off would be an easy solution on my "who to remove for Salah" debate between Grealish and Son.

                                                1. jdp219
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Anything is a possibility at this point, but is there a rumor of that?

                                                2. Lindelol
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Everton game? why?

                                                  1. Camzy
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    It's a Villa game technically. Villa - Eve in GW19.

                                                    1. Lindelol
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      ok thanks