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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.

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381 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Thinking of doing Gundo + Son -> Auba + Bale for a -4, as I'm certain Son will surely not play GW29. Good moves?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Also Vardy -> Antonio to fund the moves. Have 2FTs.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      If you have a WC, then it looks fine.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Don't have a WC, but looking to do Bale to Son again one of the next few GWs, and Auba will be monitored re: his form, but for now, thinking him and Antonio might be here to stay.

  2. shakeyjake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Bottomed!

    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

    1. Caravagio
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I'd go Dawson

    2. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I'd do the Stones move

  3. The VAR Team
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    What do you think of Reguilon for Villa and Newcastle? Is he a likely starter or is it better to go for someone safe like Cresswell or Dunk?

    1. shakeyjake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Wouldn't bank on CS from Spurs, West Ham better long term fixtures

  4. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Think Bamford mostly starts, that'd mean I'd have 7 players (including son) going into BGW with 1FT
    Cancelo to Cresswell gives me 8 (including son)
    Son to lingard for a hit?

    1. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      It's close. Don't think I would given Son has Newcastle in 30

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        True. Going without hits might be an advantage

  5. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    With Bamford looking ok, I'm less sure on Son.

    Have 2 fts.

    Am thinking:
    DCL out for either Antonio/Watkins
    Son out for Auba if Son ruled out.

    Gives me 8 players:
    Marti
    Veltman - Cresswell
    Auba - Raphina
    Kane - Bamford - Antonio/Watkins

    Decent for no hits, and I keep the players Id rather not lose (Bruno - Salah - Gundo - Dias - Cancelo)

    1. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Not afraid Auba won't start again?

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Who knows.. I suppose I could go for Bale (who I'd probably rather have in GW30 anyways)

        Only thing, if Auba does get some kind of form, he could be a decent differential.

        Thing with Spurs, is when they are bad, they are really bad, so not sure the Bale/Kane double up is still worth it longer term.

        1. The VAR Team
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          I'm between Bale and Auba too, but got my WC so can get rid in a couple of weeks. Leaning towards Auba at the moment given how poor Spurs looked with Son out, and the fact Bale never gets 90

  6. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Im thinking Dcl, Mithcel to Bamford, Weltman -4, Any better ideas?, got Son for 9m so kinda not sure i want to sell...

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Stones, Konsa, Struijk, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Bruno, Gundogan, Saka
    Dcl, Antonio, Kane

  7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    An FH team based purely on xG + xA (per 90 minutes):

    Sanchez
    Aurier Cresswell Tierney
    Auba Bale Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Antonio Bamford

    Areola Pepe Dallas Dunk

    1. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Doesn't look bad. Season data?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Yes

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          And lingard made it to first 11? Intersting

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Yes. Averaged out. Hence.

          2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 13 days ago

            Also, does not include Villa (who I think will find it tough) and doubts like Son and Saka.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      when Aurier is in starting XI... 😀

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Averaged out, per 90. Reg is not far behind. Can become him.

  8. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    8.3m for a mid slot for 2 GWs, will WC in 31. Already have Raphina and Lingard. Anyone you got vibes for?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Trossard

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        he has man utd in 30 which might be an issue.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          He could have scored a hattrick against them last time.. I would still get him anyways.

    2. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Saka grealish son
      (All 3 could be great fitness permitting)

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        yeah grealish interests me the most. Saka has a tougher fixture in 31 and Son is out of budget

  9. artvandelay316
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Pretty stuck on what to do with this lot...

    Pope
    Canelo, Stones, Dallas
    Mount, Salah, Gundo, Lingard, Bruno
    DCL, Kane

    (Subs: Forster, Bamford, Holding, Mitchell)

    Apart from wanting to get an extra body in for the collapsed GW, I am thinking ahead to next week. So far my ideas are:

    A) Holding > Cresswell/Dunk, Salah > Bale for -4 this week
    B) Cancelo > Cresswell/Dunk this week for free, Salah > KDB/Mahrez next week
    C) Holding > Konsa, Bamford > Watkins/Antonio for -4 this week

    Or other suggestions?

  10. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Which combo?

    Bale+Cresswell
    Or
    Lingard+Reguilon

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      B for me

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A for me based on ownership

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      B easily. I don't like Bale. I don't even know if he'll start.

  11. Yuhz89
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone got good draft WC for this BGW29?

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Don't think i would be WC 29? Why not try and get by then WC 30/31?

      1. Yuhz89
        6 months, 13 days ago

        I only got 8players playing. And that includes injured son

        1. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          That, plus whatever you can get w FT, should be plenty for this week.

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Think so! I’ll share it if you’ll tell me who scores most between Shaw and Tierney until the end of the season!

      (Lateriser - Would love your input on that decision too if you happen to be reading this!)

  12. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    GW29 Player Coverage. For those without FH the following players have >5% ownership from the teams playing:

    Arsenal:
    Leno 6.7%
    Tierney 5.5%
    Aubameyang 10.5%
    Saka 9.4%
    Lacazette 5.4%

    Aston Villa:
    Martinez 42.1%
    Targett 15.1%
    Mings 9%
    Konsa 7.1%
    Grealish 17.8%
    Watkins 27.4%

    Brighton:
    Dunk 8.2%

    Fulham:
    Areola 5.3%

    Leeds:
    Meslier 6.6%
    Dallas 24%
    Strujik 5.5%
    Raphina 13.6%
    Bamford 48.8%

    Newcastle:
    Wilson 5.6%

    Spurs:
    Lloris 6.5%
    Son 52.9%
    Bale 11.6%
    Kane 42.3%

    West Ham
    Cresswell 28%
    Coufal 5.5%
    Soucek 14.1%
    Lingard 10.5%
    Antonio 13.8%

    Really not too much there to be afraid of for those without FH in my opinion.

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Txs, very useful.

    2. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Gonna bench Martinez for Sanchez so this will be my only worry 🙂

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Its about the combination of these players in your team and how many of them do you have? Plus owning someone like a Sanchez this week will be more beneficial than owning someone like a Martinez. In fact a huge upside if you own Sanchez.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        I looking to make gains yes, but if to protect OR it is sufficient to have the higher owned ones and captain Kane. Question is whether FH chip is better used in GW33 or later smaller DGWs - no obvious answers there.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          There is no right answer to this question. Depends on your team, the transfers you are planning and how you see the next 10 GWs.

      2. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Yep useful numbers for either just trying to stay with the pack or going differential. Seems like there are a handful you need for protection (assuming fit) like martinez, watkins, dallas, bamford, son, kane, creswell and can get a bit more crazy with the rest

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Yes. Totally depends if you want to protect your rank or take risks.

    4. MightyGar
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Very useful data, thank you

  13. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    I think only Son to Bale could be a profitable transfer cause with DGW32 coming for Spurs it will be bad have only 1 player from them if you get someone else. Maybe not even transfer out Son cause gonna need him back for the double?

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Which last bgw players to get?

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio
    C) Cresswell
    D) Dunk
    E) Lacazette

    Have
    Martinez
    Targett, Dallas
    Bale, Lingard, Raphina
    Kane, Watkins

    (DDG, Stones, Dias, Digne, Bruno, Gundo, DCL)

    1ft, 3.6 in the bank

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Purely for this week I like D and E, but if you are keeping for a while I'd go C

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers!

  15. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Marti
    Veltman Coufal Dallas
    Bale Raphinha
    Bamford Antonio Kane (c)
    (Pope: Salah Gundo Bruno Dias Cancelo)

    WC in 31. 1FT. Currently have 9 players.
    A. Salah to Auba
    B. Cancelo to one of Dunk/Cress/Tierney
    C. Gundo to one of Trossard/Gross/Lingard
    D. Two of the above for (-4)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A

    2. Yuhz89
      6 months, 13 days ago

      How many dgw for31

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Not sure I get your point amigo. Wildcarding in 31.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Gives you -4 team of 11 players. Probably the best I’ve seen 🙂

          Marti
          Veltman Coufal Dallas
          Bale Raphinha Auba Lingard
          Bamford Antonio Kane (c)
          (Pope: Salah Gundo Bruno Dias Cancelo)

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Hi mate. Nice looking team. They could all work nice. I’d be torn between A and C with Lingard. Perhaps the -4 with those two could be great

  16. ppv
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Has anyone on here even considered that Villa might beat Spurs?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Dean Smith

      1. ppv
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Spurs are hardly Brazil 1970

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          But that Mings masterclass in the last game made Joelinton look like prime Pele.

    2. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Reckon will be a low scoring draw but Spurs are very poor the last few months against the better sides

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Grealish isn't playing so they won't

    4. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Shusssh don't make things like that public otherwise you will make people think twice about the Tottenham triple up.

  17. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Auba or Bale for a hit?

  18. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Best defender to go alongside Dunk and Struijk (cant be another leeds guys), looking at Cresswell and Regi. Targett perhaps as i have no Emi

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Leeds' fixtures turning soon. I wouldn't like to have two of their defenders in my team, unless doing a FH/using WC soon.

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      *just saw it says can't and not 'can' which my tipsy eyes initially read as.
      Cresswell. Plays 29, and decent fixtures looking forward.

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I'd say that Reguilon probably has the best chance of a clean sheet out of your third defender options.

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Reguilon would be my choice too but does he play GW29 & 30? That's the problem with him.

  19. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Re Saka, he's having another fitness test today: https://arseblog.news/2021/03/saka-facing-late-fitness-test/

    1. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      his stats are off the chart.
      Might grab myself a bit of Odegaard though

      1. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah he's starting to look a bit Fabregas-ey. Tempted myself.

  20. tom_p77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Thought on FH draft - not sure I like 3 West Ham:

    Sanchez
    Cresswell ~ Tierney ~ Dallas ~ Dunk
    Raph ~ Bale ~ Auba ~ Lingard
    Kane(C) ~ Antonio

    Areola ~ Son ~ Maja ~ Lascelles

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Perhaps go for Maja starting over an attacker, or Bamford even.

  21. rjcv177
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Martinez
    Dallas
    Son, raphinha, anguissa
    Kane, bamford

    No FH. I need -8 or -12 just to cover rivals.
    I thougt of WC29/BB30 to steal a march on all these "hitters" in bad spots (like me). Can i recover 50pts in 29+30?

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      WC29 looks desperate to me and I don't see it easily fits BB30 either because you'll then be so out of shape from GW31.

      Without seeing your team it's hard to say but if you could take, say, 3 hits that would enable a better GW29 and a good BB30 with the ability to wildcard out in GW31 that might be worth considering.

      Otherwise take the pain this week and look to make the ground after you wildcard probably.

      1. rjcv177
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Thkx for your time
        WC29/BB30
        Meslier,
        Dallas, reguilon, cresww
        Bale, raph, lingz, trossard
        Kane, antonio

        (Forster, Alonso, rudiger, havertz, dcl)

  22. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    No hesitation to take hits if not making up to 11 playing this week.

    Take -8 or -12 to add 3 or 4 players in, the downside is very minimal.

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Depends who you are taking out, doesn't it?

      GW30 matters as well.

      1. rjcv177
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        "big" Ruth. Can u answer above?

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Yes I agree.

        If taking out Barnes or Foden/Sterling/one Man City defender or some deadstocks, with bringing in Raphinha, Lingard, Dallas, Cresswell, Antonio or/and Watkins... no harm I believe.

  23. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Auba or Bale a better option?

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Auba for me

  24. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Play Martinez or Messlier?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Not Martinez imo

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Kane and Bale are both too clinical imo. Their shots are often "heavy and accurate", which means that the risk of conceding without save pts is pretty high vs Spurs. This needs be to checked though.

        1. GE
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          Yup, I will captain Kane so makes sense to bench him, or I could play him due to ownrship and as a backup for Kane-dissappointment

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I’m going Meslier

  25. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Afternoon all

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Good afternoon!

    2. Dwotle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Whatup Az

  26. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Martinez | Forster
    Reguilon Veltman Coufal
    Son* Auba Saka* Lingard
    Kane Bamford* Antonio
    ¦ Holding Cancelo Bruno

    Saka -> Raphinha, for a hit?

    1. Dwotle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Nah, Saka could be back on the weekend. Not worth a hit.

  27. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Used my two fts already on Mee/ Cavani to Dunk / Antonio, really can’t see anything for a hit tbh

    Any takers? 2.2 itb fh available

    Sanchez Martinez
    Dunk Holding * Coufal Cancelo** Dias**
    Bruno** Gundo** Son* Saka Bale
    Kane Antonio DCL **

  28. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    DCL to Antonio for -4?

    1. Dwotle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Like it.

  29. FF Dirtbag
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    All being well does these 2 FTs sound like the best thing to do? (I have a WC which I plan to use after gw29)

    Salah and Gundogan -> Aubameyang and Lingard

    To get this team for gw29:
    Martinez
    Dallas Coufal ***
    Auba Son Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Antonio Bamford

    Pope; Fernandes, Stones, Cancelo

  30. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 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? DCL to Watkins instead of Stones to Dunk?