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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. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    What do you reckon to these free moves?

    Gundo to Lingard
    Salah to Auba

    Martinez Areola
    Dallas Dias Stones Veltman Konsa
    Salah Son Gundo Bruno Raphinha
    Watkins Kane Bamford

    2 FT 0.3 ITB

  2. JY84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    My current midfield is Salah Gundo Bruno Son & Soucek.... Planning to add Lingard in this week! Who shd i be selling to add Lingard in??? Salah or Gundo??

    While Son is injured now, he has a great fixture against Newcastle in week 30 so i prob wont be selling him! Tempted to sell Salah because hes off-form n i can oso use e funds to reinvest in other areas of my squad but not sure if its e right move! Will be WC in week 31 so i can oso add him back in n wont be losing much value either compared to Gundo...

    1. gogs67
        4 months, 14 days ago

        'Will be WC in week 31 so i can oso add him back in n wont be losing much value either compared to Gundo...'
        Think you answered your own question

    2. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Who to bring in and why ?

      1. Auba

      Or

      2. Bale

      1. michaelington
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Auba, better fixtures for next 3 games, Only problem is rotation and if you are willing to risk it.

        Bale, minutes managed and injury prone. Without Son Spurs lose a lot of creativity too.

      2. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Not sure either are guaranteed minutes but I'd go for Auba. Maybe send him an alarm clock though just to be sure.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Probably meaningless of course. Short sample size. But lack of entertainment illustrated anyway. Best part of a goal down every match and much higher cs potential.

      Since DGW season really kicked in in GW26. 38 fixtures have provided

      31 clean sheets = 0.81 a match
      79 goals = 2.07 a match

      Previous season average over 240 fixtures

      125 cs = 0.52 a match
      672 goals = 2.8 a match

      Take Man City out of the equation and the goals drop further. They've scored 14 of the 79 goals in the last 3 weeks. Decently over 20% of them. Non Man City games

      59 goals in 33 matches = decently under two a match

      * all stats correct to the nearest 100% error

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks, this bears out the comments that have been made about tired players and cagey matches. I wonder if there are also more goal chances falling to previously underplayed players (eg Bale, Jota, Iheanacho etc). It’ll also be interesting to see how teams start playing as the league sorts itself out. Good time to wc (mine went a while back).

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Dunno but just looked at OGs and goals by defenders

          13 defenders goals
          7 OGs

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Wow!

      2. Rains of Castamere
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Good time to move to 4 at the back with Alonso and Rudiger.

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Actually the really startling stat is that games involving City and Spurs account for 32 goals of the 79 scored in the last 3 gameweeks- that's around 40% I guess

    4. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Anything standing out here?
      2 ft. 0.7m ITB. No chips remaining.
      Doing Cancelo-> Cresswell/Tierney with 1 ft I think.

      GW 29 team, 8 atm but 2 injuries to worry about!
      Martinez (Steer).
      *Burn, Dallas, (Cancelo, Shaw, Stones).
      Raphinha, *Son, (Salah, Gundo, Bruno).
      Kane, Watkins, Bamford.
      2nd FT
      Son -> Odegaard (fancy him to do well) or Lingard.
      Burn -> Veltman. (May even be worth a hit if Burn is out) Will play in 29/33.

    5. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Have 2FTs, which 2 moves would you choose?
      Or take a hit and make it 3 moves?

      1. Salah to Bale
      2. Salah to Auba
      3. Stones to Dunk
      4. DCL to Watkins

      1. mg12
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        1 & 2.

        Salah isn't contributing.
        Stones is always a rotation risk in Pep's lineup.

        Dunk is good for BGW29, but not sure beyond that.
        Watkins doesn't seem as effective without Grealish.

        1. mg12
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Sorry, meant 1&3.

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            1 and 3 were my initial thoughts, will be WC before GW31/32 anyway

        2. TheBiffas
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Grealish is back

      2. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        If Pep's selection methods are a mystery, we all know Jose likes to lie: does this mean Son is fit to play the league game? He's certainly out of Europe no matter what.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          It means we'll have no idea either way unfortunately.

      3. Rains of Castamere
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Will Auba start at the weekend? Haven't been paying much attention to Arsenal with them being mid-table.

        1. Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Not guaranteed with Olympiacos on Thursday. But I would think he would start both games, after his slap on the wrist at the weekend.

      4. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        A little help here, lads?

        Martínez / Forster
        Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Digne /  Dallas
        Salah / Bruno / Gündogan / Raphinha / Soucek
        Kane / DCL / Watkins

        WC available

        A. Stones/Digne to Dunk, DCL to Antonio
        B. Stones/Digne to Dunk, Salah to Bale
        C. Stones to Dunk, Digne to Tierney
        D. Stones to Dunk, Digne to Tierney, DCL to Antonio (- 4)

      5. TheBiffas
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Best defender for gw29?

          Dunk, Cresswell, Tierney, Reguilon?
          Already have dallas

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            I think Dunk has the best chance of an 8-9 pointer

        • Oooo Matron
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

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

          Would give me the below team - thoughts?

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

        • vincentwsho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          On a FH... would you prefer Trossard or Gross?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            toss a coin

          2. TeddiPonza
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Tross

          3. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Tross a coin.

            1. joeleenus
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              This is quite possibly the best username I've ever seen.

              1. St Pauli Walnuts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Ta fella!

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Seems Son is deffo out.

          Have Kane. Get in Auba or Bale?

          1. TheBiffas
              4 months, 14 days ago

              This is the question... Contemplating a hit for both

            • Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Don't like Bale. Auba.

              1. Jebiga
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                This

              2. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Why don't you like Bale? You think without Son he will be ineffective?

                1. Jebiga
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  45 min max. villa will win that game especially if Grealish is back

              3. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Aren't they both iffy in terms of minutes , not at least for the weeks ahead?

          2. quayle99
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            I've got 10 players. - and son would make 11

            is anyone worth swapping son for a -4?

            can do lingard, bale... but not sure they'd be worth -4

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              easily hold

          3. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Will be removing DCL, Salah and Mee for a -4, Kane is a no brainer for DCL, help me spend on the other two spots, 14.2m to spend. I will WC in GW31 so just need them for the next 2 fixtures

            No GK
            Dunk Strujik XXX
            XXX Raphina Son Lingard
            Watkins Kane Bamford

            (Ederson, Johnstone, Dias, KDB, Digne)

            Is Johnstone to Emi/Sanchez worth a -4?

          4. TeddiPonza
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Worth having Son in FH team and strong bench (in case he plays) or use the third Spurs slot for someone like Reguilon? Looking at having Bale and Kane at least.

          5. artvandelay316
              4 months, 14 days ago

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

              (Subs: Forster, Bamford, Holding, Mitchell)

              Pick one (FT) or two (-4)

              A) Holding > Cresswell
              B) Salah > Bale
              C) Salah > Auba
              D) Cancelo > Cresswell (making way for Salah > Mahrez/KDB next week)
              E) Holding > Konsa
              F) Bamford > Watkins
              G) Bamford > Antonio

              1. artvandelay316
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Please ignore this. Options were wrong.

              2. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Playing with Son and 10 other BGW players seems fine to me.

                Not wasting a transfer on this one.

                10 or 11 in this case probably makes little difference.

                Might skip Bale n all since I have Kane

              3. artvandelay316
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Messed up options with my last post...
                  Simplified:
                  Do I go for a -4 this GW with
                  A) Holding > Cresswell and Salah > Auba/Bale
                  B) Holding > Konsa and Bamford > Antonio/Watkins
                  C) Or stick with FT doing Cancelo > Cresswell, then do Salah > KDB/Mahrez next GW?

                • BeaversWithAttitude
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Mason Mount. What happened, and how does this affect me personally? 😉

                  1. BeaversWithAttitude
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Is he suspended for Champions League play only?

                • sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Built this team for BGW29+BB30. Do I save my FH or use it now as 3 Villa defense against Spurs & Son injury is concerning? I will WC31 so FH33 doesn't look as appealing as it looked few GWs ago.

                  Martinez
                  Targett, Konsa, Struijk
                  Raphinha, Son*, (Another mid Auba/Bale/Lingard)
                  Kane, Bamford*

                • blauriecon
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Point prediction for Dunk, Kane, Lingard, Rapinha?

                  1. blauriecon
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Raphinha

                  2. Hktrader88
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Dunk 15
                    Raphinha to
                    Kane 2
                    Lingard 6

                • Isca Extremadura
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Look man usually looks good
                  But 1 return in 11 games

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    No end product or he is due 😉

                • Isca Extremadura
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Tierney’s heat map v Spurs was like a LW
                  Good calls

                • Isca Extremadura
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Big Sam sending Charlie Austin out on loan
                  Strange one that

                • Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  DCL - > Antonio (-4)?

                • Openboxman
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  FH DONE

                  Sanchez
                  Tierney - Dunk - Regulon
                  Auba (c) - Bale - Pogba (inside joke) - J Lingz
                  Maja - Bamford - Kane

                  Areola - Raphina - Dallas - Lascells

                  Let's have some fun!

                • lifes a pitch
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Play Martinez or Areola ?