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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. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 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
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 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
      6 months, 13 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

  3. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Who to bring in and why ?

    1. Auba

    Or

    2. Bale

    1. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 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
      6 months, 13 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.

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

          Wow!

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

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

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 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

  5. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 13 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.

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

        Sorry, meant 1&3.

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

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

      2. TheBiffas
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Grealish is back

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

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

  8. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 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
      6 months, 13 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.

  9. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 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)

  10. TheBiffas
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Best defender for gw29?

    Dunk, Cresswell, Tierney, Reguilon?
    Already have dallas

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

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

  11. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 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)

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

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

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      toss a coin

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Tross

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Tross a coin.

      1. joeleenus
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Ta fella!

  13. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Seems Son is deffo out.

    Have Kane. Get in Auba or Bale?

    1. TheBiffas
      6 months, 13 days ago

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

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

      Don't like Bale. Auba.

      1. Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        This

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Jebiga
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

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

      3. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

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

  14. quayle99
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 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
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      easily hold

  15. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 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?

  16. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 12 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.

  17. artvandelay316
    6 months, 12 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
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Please ignore this. Options were wrong.

  18. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 12 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

  19. artvandelay316
    6 months, 12 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?

  20. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Is he suspended for Champions League play only?

  21. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 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*

  22. blauriecon
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Point prediction for Dunk, Kane, Lingard, Rapinha?

    1. blauriecon
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Raphinha

    2. Hktrader88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Dunk 15
      Raphinha to
      Kane 2
      Lingard 6

  23. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Look man usually looks good
    But 1 return in 11 games

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      No end product or he is due 😉

  24. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

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

  25. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Big Sam sending Charlie Austin out on loan
    Strange one that

  26. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    DCL - > Antonio (-4)?

  27. Openboxman
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 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!

  28. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Play Martinez or Areola ?