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Three-time top 200 finisher Lateriser: My ‘mock’ Free Hit draft for Blank Gameweek 29

The reigning Fantasy Premier League champion of India, Lateriser, isn’t playing his Free Hit chip in Blank Gameweek 29 – but this is who he’d select if he was.


A lot of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers will probably be using the Free Hit this week. Keeping that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to do a mock Free Hit draft so it helps some of you with your chip as well as transfers for the future.

At the time of writing, I am assuming that Son Heung-min (£9.6m) and Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) will not be available for the weekend’s games. We should know more about these players on Wednesday afternoon when both Marcelo Bielsa and Jose Mourinho face the media, so they will obviously re-enter the thinking if passed fit.


We talk about Blank Gameweek 29, debate macro Free Hit strategy and discuss what to do with Manchester City assets amid all of the rotation in this week’s episode of The FPL Wire, which you can see below.

I hope you find this article useful!


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381 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Current thinking: DCL, Salah & Cancelo to Kane, Auba & Veltman (-4)

    Team would then be - thoughts?

    Martinez (Schmeichel)
    Dallas Veltman (Dias, Rudiger, Digne)
    Son Auba Raphina (Gundogan, Bruno)
    Watkins Bamford Kane (C)

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Any changes you would make for - 4 or just go with these 9 players?

    A Play these 9
    B Cancelo to Reguilon -4 or
    C Gundogan to Trossard -4
    D B+ C for -8

    Martinez
    Coufal Dallas
    Aubameyang Bale Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Watkins

    Pope Cancelo Dias Digne Gundogan DCL

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      C

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    1FT. Take a -4 and do Salah + Gundo -> Bale + Lingard? yay or nay?

    Martinez
    Dallas White
    Raphinha Bale Lingard Son*
    Watkins Kane Bamford*

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Yay- but wait for EL game to see how much game-time Bale has before making final decision

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Oh yes, will wait after EL games.

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Would rather get Auba instead of Bale

  4. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Probably a decent chance Son starts v Villa, Jose loves lying in pressers

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I foresee Son pulling another GW4.

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I don’t know about that.

      My guess is that Mourinho won’t want Son playing for his country during the international break so he won’t play him on Sunday so the Korean FA can’t demand he play for them afterwards.

      At least Bamford should be OK for his now customary 2 pointer, though.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        He's probably waiting on FIFA to give a ruling on whether clubs are still allowed to ignore International call ups.

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      It’s different this time cause Son has played sooo many minutes since December and has hardly had a rest.

    4. Bennyboy1907
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Someone clearly lacks some basic English skills has you don’t know what a paragraph is. That’s primary school I swear?

      • Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        double edged sword for me as an owner and a Villa fan

    5. Bennyboy1907
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Pick 2 to lose

        1)Cancelo/Stones
        2)Salah
        3)Gundogan

        Pick 2 to bring in
        A)Cresswell
        B) Dunk (Already have Veltman)
        C) Bale
        D) Lookman
        E) Aubameyang
        F) Trossard
        G) Grosb

        WC31 so don’t mind a punt.

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Very similar options to me.
          1 cancelo and 2
          To
          A and C

          1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Wot he said.

        2. Bennyboy1907
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Thank you

          • DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 19 days ago

            23 EF

            Keep cancelo

        3. Shatner's Bassoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Anyone not captaining Kane this week?

          1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Me.

            1. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Bale?

              1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Don't own Kane for my sins, but yes, Bale incoming!

          2. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Not me. And I am on FH

        4. Sterling Malory
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          If I take a -4 l, I can get 7 players with Son.

          Martinez
          Veltman
          Auba Raphinna Son
          Kane Watkins

          Areola Stones Shaw Cancelo Lowton Gundo Bruno DCL

          Dont really think a - 8 is a good idea this GW, thought's?

        5. the vanisher
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          why are people planning WC31?

          1. Shatner's Bassoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Some decent looking fixture swings largely involving Leeds + Villa assets -> Leic/Wolves/Chelsea. Perhaps Liverpool if we can rejuvenate ourselves.

            Gotta play it at some point, might as well give yourself 8 gameweeks with a reset squad!

            1. the vanisher
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Thanks!

        6. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Because the teams in BGW29 have a decent GW30 opponent and then fixtures seem to turn in GW31.

          1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Sorry. Reply fail.

        7. Isca Extremadura
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Clear out & Fixture swing
          Wish I kept now actually

        8. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I think I'm going to do:
          Salah and cancelo to
          Bale and veltman (-4)

          Gives me
          Martinez
          Dallas coufal veltman
          Bale son raphinha
          Kane Bamford antonio

          Look OK?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Good enough

        9. Finding Timo
            4 months, 19 days ago

            If son out is it still worth getting bale ?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              If one of us gets him and one of us doesn't, I suspect one of us will be happy with the decision, but I have no idea what to do about him.

              1. Finding Timo
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  If son out, bale may get more chances ? But obviously weakens team

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    I think it might be the latter, but Bale feels like a blank or a haul with nothing inbetween.

                    1. Finding Timo
                        4 months, 19 days ago

                        Yeh but who else is there to get ? All others have issues ? Maybe Aubameyang

                • DannyDrinkVodka
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  I don’t think so, rather get Auba

              2. Isca Extremadura
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Yep I’m heading that way
                Veltman cheap as fodder, but can play in 29 & 33

              3. Isca Extremadura
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Hopefully more ! Depends on tactics
                Didn’t really play until a man down v Arsenal

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Got 10 BGWers including Son and Bamford. Should I FH?

              4. Isca Extremadura
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                He may start in EL with Son out as game only 2 - 0

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Thinking out load?

                  1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    It's Jeopardy on FFS.
                    I gave it a go earlier!

              5. Nate01
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Any love for smith Rowe on here?
                Rival has auba already so need a diff.

                Cheers

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Would prefer Pepe or Saka if looking for differential. Smith Rowe probably wont get more than assist

                  1. Nate01
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Just worried about mins. Saka is flagged with a hamstring and Pepe played 20 mins vs Spurs

              6. Isca Extremadura
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Yep, think he will start, although eyes on EL
                And in form and will beat WH

              7. Coaly
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Stones to Veltman or Gundo to Lingard?

                Would maybe want Gundo for the medium term so could be a hit to get him back

              8. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Fulham 1 - 0 Leeds.

                Leeds do not do well in the capital.

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  You mean Leeds are due in the capital.

                  1. gogs67
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Ah, Salah logic!

                  2. Swanremainsthesame
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    LEEDS does well for me.

                  3. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Would that be a Maja or Aina goal by any chance?

                2. royals forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Your help is needed please

                  What other transfer would you do to enable Ings > Kane

                  Doing Gundogan & DCL > Trossard & Antonio (-4)

                  gives me for BGW29

                  Martinez

                  Dallas Aina

                  Bale Son** Raphina

                  Kane Watkins Antonio

                  is it worth it??

                  No FH or WC 1FT 0.3 ITB

                  Any ideas would be welcomed

                3. Isca Extremadura
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Lateriser thinking of Double Brighton Arsenal & Spurs defence
                  Doesn’t help my Dallas & Martínez !

                  1. Konstaapeli
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Double spurs def is never the answer.

                4. Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Thoughts on that plan? Or would you bring someone else/some hit?

                  2FTs: Stones Salah to Dunk Bale gives me the team below:

                  Martinez
                  Dallas/Dunk/Coufal
                  Bale/Lingard/Raphinha
                  Kane/Bamford

                  Or Auba instead of Bale?

                5. seewhyaxe
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Seems no brainer on paper.

                  Gundogan -> Lingard
                  DCL -> Antonio

                  Will wc gw 30

                  1. seewhyaxe
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    I don't lose value on Gundogan as I've just got him in 🙁

                    1. Original Pirate Material
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Go for it then in that case mate.

                  2. Konstaapeli
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    Free or hit? Do you think WH will beat Arse?

                    1. seewhyaxe
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      I think it's gonna be high-scoring

                  3. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    DCL got CRY and bha in GW's 30 and 31, so not sure I'd want to lose him

                6. Deulofail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  "At the time of writing, I am assuming that Son Heung-min (£9.6m) and Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) will not be available for the weekend’s games. We should know more about these players on Wednesday afternoon when both Marcelo Bielsa and Jose Mourinho face the media, so they will obviously re-enter the thinking if passed fit."

                  Hey FFS, you know it's Wednesday afternoon right? Article goes immediately out of date...

                7. Konstaapeli
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Is there more doubles in the horizon, other than AVL-EVE?

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    TOT-sou

                    1. Konstaapeli
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Cheers. Any chance they will happen on the same GW?

                      1. Pompel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 19 days ago

                        no idea

                8. Caravagio
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Need some help!

                  Will be taking a hit to get rid of KdB & JWP.

                  Which two do I get?
                  A) Auba
                  B) Odegard
                  C) Bale
                  D) Lingard
                  E) Raphina
                  F) Other?

                  n.b. these will need to last to the end of season or be able to! no chips left!

                  1. Swanremainsthesame
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    till end of season ? A+D

                    1. Caravagio
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Thanks, that was my initial instinct!

                9. Isca Extremadura
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Arguably best 2 MF picks now Son out ( maybe Lingard ) also

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    interested in this, have 8.3m to spend on a spot for GW29 and 30 (WC in 31) and not sure where i should look. Cant get to Bale and have Son, Lingard and Raph

                10. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Will WC in 31. And might BB in 30. Best move?

                  Son+Cancelo >>

                  A. Bale+Cresswell
                  B. Auba/Lingard+Reguilon

                  Martinez
                  Coufal, Dallas
                  Son*, Raphina, Soucek
                  Bamford*, Kane

                  (McCarthy, Bruno, DCL, Digne, Gundog, Dias, Cancelo)

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    I like the idea of Son vs Newcastle and there is an IB so could recover. DCL and Cancelo to Dunk and Antonio

                    I'm interest on Grealish news, if fit then Gundo and DCL to Grealish and Antonio

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      Problem with that is DCL has Palace in 30

                      1. dbeck
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 19 days ago

                        granted but its DCL vs palace or Antonio vs ARS and Wolves. I'd back Antonio to score more

                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 19 days ago

                          Thanks mate. Do you not think Lingard is a better shout?

                11. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Got 8 BGWers plus Son and Bamford. Should I FH?

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    absolutely not, what would you FH rationale be?

                12. shakeyjake
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Stones > Dawson or Dias > Cresswell

                  Stones>Dawson leaves me with money ITB so I could do Bruno out for Bale/Lingard/Auba for -4 and then bring him back in again next week

                  Martinez
                  Konsa Lascelles
                  Raphinha Saka
                  Bamford Kane Watkins