Pro Pundit Teams

The underlying stats forming my ideal Free Hit squad for FPL Blank Gameweek 29

Scoutcast regular Seb Wassell, who finished 389th in the world in 2019/20, is the latest Pro Pundit to run through his dream Free Hit team.


I have used my own team as a template for this mock Free Hit squad, meaning that I have a budget of £105.9m (£102.6m + £3.3m in the bank) to work with, which accounts for the cheaper prices paid for players I already own and would keep for this Free Hit.

However, given the limited fixtures this week and the large funds most of us have available, I do not believe this is going to be unachievable for anyone.

The Squad

Should You Play the Free Hit?

This week’s poll on the Fantasy Football Scout website suggests that the most common maximum number of players managers expect to have available to them in Gameweek 29 without using the Free Hit but after transfers is nine, followed by eight. This poll of course skews towards the type of manager that not only regularly checks external Fantasy Premier League resources but actively engages with them. Therefore, it may be safe to assume the real mode is slightly lower, say six to seven available players.

If you fall below this threshold, the Free Hit looks like a wise move. If you do not, perhaps consider the possibility of saving it for Gameweek 33, when both Man City and Spurs blank, or for an as-yet-unannounced Double Gameweek.

Even if you have resolved to save the Free Hit, however, being aware of the players that those using the chip this week may pick in their ‘ideal team’ can be useful information in guiding your own selection decisions.


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1,365 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Auba a rotation risk for the weekend?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      big time

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        International break after
        . He'll start

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Disciplinary infraction.....team wins derby in his absence......plays 90 and is useless in the return leg of the EL...I think most managers would bench him to reinforce the winning mentality

          1. Isca Extremadura
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Absolute nonsense, it’s just rotation
            ‘most’ know Laca couldn’t lace Auba’s boots

            1. SackWenger
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Disagree with that lacing comment. Auba is about goals and contributes very little otherwise. Laca can do both.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      95% playing

  2. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Why isnt Hojberg in the Spurs squad?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Suspended

  3. TheBiffas
      2 months, 28 days ago

      WC31. Would love some advice guys
      A) dunk, auba, bale (-4)
      B) reguilon, auba, bale (-4)
      C) dunk, reguilon, auba (-4)
      D) dunk, reguilon, bale, auba (-8)

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Definitely some Dunk

        I think it’s a clear A.

        1. TheBiffas
            2 months, 28 days ago

            thanks 🙂

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Tottenham Hotspurs comedy hour is gold this week.

      3. timawflowers
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        a hit for raph or lingard worth it?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          No

        2. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Leeds have SHU gw30 so I think a -2 hit for Raph is totally worth it if you play him on gw30 as well.

      4. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Which last bgw players to get?

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

        1. TheBiffas
            2 months, 28 days ago

            CDE

          • TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Depends what chips you have left.

            I am really confident Dunk is worth a hit this week

            Bamford has a brilliant fixture in 31 too.

            Cresswell is just a good pick

            D, B, C, A, E

        2. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Martinez
          Konsa Coufal
          Soucek Raphinha Son*
          Kane Bamford

          Pope Cancelo Stones Robertson Salah Gundogan DCL

          2FT

          1. Robertson Gundogan >> Dunk Lingard
          2. Robertson Cancelo Gundogan Dunk Dallas Lingard (-4)

          Thanks

          1. TheBiffas
              2 months, 28 days ago

              1

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Disregarding tonight there is reason to doubt Kane captaincy in any event . Spurs have scored 6 goals in their last 6 away outings and 3 of those were against SHU halfway through January. Just 3 scored in last 5

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Easy to say who isn’t a good option this week, much harder to say who is a good option

              I’m seriously considering Dunk!

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I'm going Lingard I think

                No Brighton defence and I have a bad feeling that that one will be just one more case of Brighton conceding an unlikely one. Wouldn't rule out another goal for Dunk mind.

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Ye I really like Dunks goal threat. If Brighton score decent chance Dunk is the one.

                  Brighton’s home stats (both defensive and offensive) from
                  An xG and xGC perspective are absolutely unbelievably amazing.

                  Plus it’s Newcastle

              2. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I (TC) Dunk not too long ago. Can’t go near again haha

          3. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I’m going Azpilicueta Mendy and Havertz next week.. Ready to go all out Chelsea, Bale can do one!!

          4. fedolefan
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Who was at fault for the goals. Was it that disaster of a FPL pick Eric Dier?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Didn't watch the game but as an owner i assume so

            2. EDUARDO DA SILVA
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              No one, just Orsic doing his thing.

          5. Echoes
              2 months, 28 days ago

              So, this 120 minutes for spurs means I'm almost certainly removing the armband from Kane. But to whom?
              A: Raphinha
              B: Lacazette (whom I'm planning to bring in)

              1. pablo discobar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Early kick off today, late one on Sunday.

                1. Echoes
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Not just about playing 120 tho. Spurs have looked quite abysmal lately.

                2. DBossman_2000
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  A

              2. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Great news for the Spurs fans who hate watching their team play on Thursday nights!

              3. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                This is the Spurs without Son. If you swapped Son's injury for Kane, Spurs would be through to the knockout stages!

              4. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                A) Use 2ft and field this:

                Martinez
                Coufal Dallas Dier*
                Son* Lingard
                Kane Bamford*

                B) WC to this: *=fixture in 29

                Sanchez*
                Cresswell* Dallas* Cancelo
                Raphina* Bruno Gundo Jota
                Kane* Watkins* Antonio*

                Ederson Robbo Rudiger Neto

              5. Cruicky
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Salah to Grealish actually looks more appealing than Salah to Spurs mid (Bale/Lucas).

                Might go with just Kane from Spurs, don't think that dressing room is the happiest place to be right now...

              6. tbos83
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Cannot believe how bad Spurs were

                • The Senate
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Spurs new manager bounce soon

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Mike Bassett.

                  2. tomasjj
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Neil Warnock?

                  3. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Race between them and Newcastle to pick up Rafa in IB.

                • EmreCan Hustle
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Are Spurs out of all cup competitions now?

                  1. The Senate
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    they're in the EFL cup still ,final in a few weeks v Citeh

                    1. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Oh right. In April. Cheers.

                  2. Athletico Underachieving
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      League cup final v Man City yet...

                    • Revival
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Yes given they playing Man City in the league cup final 😀

                  3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Son a doubt and now don’t even want to captain Kane particularly. Wwyd here? 1FT 3.5 ITB. Thinking Dunk in for a City defender maybe for one thing? Could also go Son to JLingz..?

                    Martinez
                    Dallas Cresswell Johnson (Cancelo Stones)
                    Raphinha Bale Son** (Bruno Gundogan)
                    Kane(c) Watkins (DCL)

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      DCL -> Bamford (they have Sheff Utd in 30)

                      Cancelo -> Dunk

                    2. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Hold?

                      Son against Newcastle is still good probs. Bamford in for SHU and maybe Chelsea defence over a City to guarantee cs.

                  4. The Mighty Hippo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Gerrard to Spurs?

                    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Get your paws off.

                  5. Sterling Archer
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Wows spurs bad, and had to play 120 mins being bad!

                    Easy decision now to go lingard over Bale!

                  6. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    How will TOT bounce back from here in short term? Genuinely questionable.

                  7. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    FH29 more appealing now as Spurs DGW in 32 unlikely now.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Crellin believes there is a chance 8 teams have a DGW in 35

                      1. Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Won’t we have most of the players for those teams anyway though?

                        1. TheDragon
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Think it’s all depends what sort of team you can get out for 29.

                          It’s surely going to be a very low scoring week. If you can get 8 players out covering the main big hitters I think there is more potential in holding the FH for future potential doubles

                          1. Qaiss
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            Perhaps. I can also get 8 players with a -4. But I also have my Wildcard for 31.

                            1. TheDragon
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 28 days ago

                              In your case seems like FH 29 is the ‘safe’ dare i say ‘sensible’ decision then

                              1. Qaiss
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 28 days ago

                                Dunno, it’s tricky. I will have most of the main players. Free hitting for Brighton defenders is a bit dodgy as you say.

                  8. Hansel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Best defender (no FH)

                    A) Cresswell
                    B) Dunk

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      For 29: Dunk

                      For rest of season: Cresswell

                  9. ZoumasBloomers
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Reguilon or Tierney?

                  10. Avery
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    How does tonight’s Arsenal and Spurs games change a decision (or not ) for you on picking
                    A. Auba
                    B. Bale

                    After tonight’s results I think A is better

                    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Neither for me.

                    2. casual69
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      auba played, bale sub - says it all

                    3. Echoes
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Auba should've scored a hattrick today. However, he did play full 90, which is a slight concern. Bale, though abysmal today, will probably start given spurs injury concerns. Really tricky, this.

                    4. For Fuchs Sake
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      What's the minimum number of players are you going with?
                      What's the maximum hit you'll take?

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        8
                        -4

                      2. Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        7
                        Just one hit if you must

                      3. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        8, - 4

                      4. Rasping Drive
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        7 and a -4

                    5. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Now thinking forget Bale and Aubameyang and make following 2 free transfers for 9 starters (10 if Son did happen to return)- WC in week 31

                      A Cancelo to Dunk
                      B DCL to Bamford

                      Yes or No? - gives

                      Martinez
                      Coufal Dallas Dunk*
                      Son(?) Lingard Raphinha
                      Kane (c) Watkins Bamford*

                      Pope Cancelo* Dias Digne Salah Gundogan DCL*

                    6. King Kohli
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Would you get Grealish ahead of Auba this week?

                      Chances of Grealish starting?

                      1. Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Auba is potentially the best captain option

                        1. King Kohli
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          How do you see the West Ham game playing out?
                          I'm expecting it to be a tough game with little to separate both sides.
                          Also till the time Arsenal are in the EL, there will always be some sort of worry to see if Auba starts every game in the league or not

                          1. Qaiss
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            With the international break and Auba being our best striker against a tough opponent, plus Spurs playing 120 and being in a bad moment as a club, he’s potentially the best choice.

                            I think it could be a score draw or something maybe Arsenal sneak a win. Just unsure about Spurs now.

                            1. Qaiss
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 28 days ago

                              Him or Kane tbh

                        2. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Laca has started both the recent ones after EL. Auba got 7 minutes against `Leicester - wouldn't go near it myself.

                          1. Qaiss
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            Yep but he didn’t play last Sunday.

                      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        nope

                    7. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      this the worst pre fh buzz of all time, by far.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        I can’t even find any players I even want to bring in

                        There’s no captain options either

                        1. Fred54
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Hello? Jlingz.

                          *Makes middle class gang signs"

                      2. Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        I think having 7 or 8 players is fine this week. The FH will only gain you a couple more 2 pointers anyway.