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. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    This feels like one of those weeks it's really easy to get lost in overthinking

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Isn't that every week

  2. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Who are the best long term options who also play this gameweek? Don't necessarily need the best fixture this gameweek, as long as it's someone I can rely on for a few weeks to come.

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Cresswell and Lingard

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah, I was thinking those two. Don't own either of them at the minute.

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I think Leno could be decent personally

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Hadn't thought of him. Would have considered it if I didn't own Martinez.

  3. HD7
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    2FT

    Mates, which two players would you add to this bunch for GW29 - Lingard Auba maybe?

    Martinez,Regulion, Son*, Kane, Bamford*

    Add ons: Bissouma, Strujik

    Wildcarding in 30,31

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard.

      Also Strujik will play.

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        How about Auba?

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          I'm not sure about him at the minute. Why did he play the full 90 tonight . Surely Lacazette gets the nod up front. Missed a number of chances tonight too and by all accounts was quite poor.

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Dallas and Raphinha

      1. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Ah, didn't notice Strujik, Dallas and Lingard in that case.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Cooper out so Struijk will start. Lingard out of those two

  4. im1974
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 13 days ago

    How are the underlying stats working for your fpl season Seb? Rank is never mentioned on Scoutcast. It should be

  5. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    RP- Holding and Salah to Dallas and Lingard (-4)?

    WC31 FH33
    1FT 0itb
    Martinez
    Cresswell Holding
    Raphinha Son Bale
    Kane Bamford
    (Fabri Stones Cancelo Digne Gundo Salah DCL)

  6. waldo666
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Thinking I'm comfortable with at least one hit this week, thoughts appreciated on the moves below.

    2 FT and 0.0 ITB

    Pope
    Dallas Coufal
    Son* Raphinha
    Bamford* Antonio

    (McCarthy Bruno Gundo Shaw DCL Stones Cancelo)

    Salah, Cancelo and DCL to Lingard, Dunk/Veltman and Kane

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Yup Dunk

      1. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers Tony.

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

      Looks good.

  7. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Cancelo Salah DCL => Veltman Bale Kane (-4)

    gtg to give:

    Areola (Martinez)
    Coufal Veltman
    Son - Bale
    Bamford – Kane – Watkins

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Stretch the budget and bring in Dunk. Not sure on the Bale move

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

        0.1 off getting Dunk. Would have to look at Lingard instead of Bale.

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Looking at similar above, had considered Bale as well but just then decided on Lingard out of the two. I think those moves are sound.

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

        Yeah just thinking Spurs triple up might be too much, but had been the plan all week due to Spurs vs Newcastle in GW30, I am WC31, and Wolves could give up goals.

  8. murderball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Mendy
    Reguilon Coufal Konsa
    Raphinha Son Fernandes Salah Gundogan
    Watkins Kane
    Subs: Peacock-Farrell Dias Cancelo Brewster

    2FT, 0 ITB

    help

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      At least provide some ideas of what you are thinking of. Do you need players long term or do you have a WC?

  9. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Who to get:

    1. Lingard
    2. Bale

    Who to transfer out for the above:

    A. Gundogan
    B. Salah

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

      2
      B

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      1B

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      1 B

    4. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I think I'm gonna do 1A. At least Salah is guaranteed starts.

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      1B

  10. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Struijk > Dallas or will he start?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Both start.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Cooper ruled out so Struijk will start

    3. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Thanks both

  11. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Head melting. Need a midfielder. Spurs look dodgy, Auba played 90 but Hammers are solid. Brighton only score 1 goal apart from last week ha. Only have Raph at the moment. Any ideas you talented people? Lingard (have Antonio) Trossard? Odeegard? Dont mind to have just for this GW. Truly stuck for once!

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Moura.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers, I have Antonio, do you think that should influence decision? Arsenal have tightened up a bit of late...not really CS but hardly more than one goal conceded....
        Moura has interested me as has Lookman.

  12. Planet Jo
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Oh dear, I've not really been on top of this game the past few weeks. Still have WC, BB and FH.

    Should I play FH this week? I have 4x players plus Son and Bamford and 1FT. Or save it for later blanks/DGWs with better teams?

    And is there any word yet on other DGWs this season?

    Thanks for any heads-up.

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I'd use it.

    2. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Similar boat player wise. 7 players incl Son and Bam. Seems wise to use it this week

      I'm half expecting Martinez to outscore my whole FH team, but we shall see 😆

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      For what it's worth, I've spent much of the week trying to work it out and, although I'm waiting for the pressers tomorrow, I'm almost certainly going to Free hit tomorrow, wiht 4 players (plus Son). This is becuase I don't have great confidence that my four players will start so want a full 15 players and becuase I've looked at GW 33 and quite a lot of the players that I'll want then, I already have - except Liverpool, Wolves and a few others. The complication is the possible doubles, e.g. Spurs in GW32 and rumours about a double in 35 but I'll take the points now and work out how to manage that later. I would say that different teams will have different solutions - my partner's team is fine - something like 9 or 10 players and a good mix of Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton, Spurs to manage through the next few weeks.

    4. Planet Jo
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      But the other option is to play FH in BGW 33. Have 3x MCY, 2x TOT and McCarthy. Then use the WC+WC combo in successive weeks for a DGW - if we know when it is.

      Not sure the pickings are that great this week to waste a chip. Will be a lot of 2-pointers.

      1. Planet Jo
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        *WC + BB

    5. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Anything below 7 and I would free hit.

    6. Vjm6891
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Same problem here. I just think there isn't too many players I want in.

      I have 7 including Bamford and Son. The former is probably gonna play. The latter less likely.

      And I have 1 FT.

      Therefore it's a free hit for 3/4 players?

      I'm going to wildcard soon, depending on fixtures etc.

      Anyone know if the next fa cup games are the PL fixtures just going to moved to the midweek donate in the same GW (I think GW32?)

  13. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Thinking about taking out KDB instead of Salah for Bale

    Mistake? Have Gundo and Cancelo already and very worried about rotation since what Pep said

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      He'll play against Leicester. Worry about it then. Salah is done for this season.

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Salah will start for Liverpool every week. Maybe a slight doubt before their CL game.

        Same can't be said of Gundogan. You really can't say "he'll play against Leicester", nobody can predict Pep.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      KDB should be fine to start 30. With the IB before GW 30 then UCL midweek, I expect Pep to play a strong team against LEI and take the same team into the UCL.

      Jota a better player to cover Liverpool fixtures

  14. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    With wildcard 31 locked in, lets play who would you rather own for the next 2 gw...

    a) Auba (wha, LIV) or Salah (ars)
    b) Lingard (ARS, wol) or Gundo (lei) [bough the later at 6.1m)
    c) Stones/Dias (lei) or Dallas (ful, SHU) [bought at 5.0m / 5.6m respectively]

    Have 2FT, first move likely to be Dallas. Would you do all 3 for -4
    Have 6 players + Son and Martinez/Areola on bench

    Team:
    Martinez Areola
    Dias Stones AWB Coufal Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raph
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Salah and Mitchell to Lingard and Dallas.

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

        obviously not a fan of Auba?

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          It's a matter of choice. Just think Lingard will be chomping at the bit this week and Arsenal could rotate after playing tonight.

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

            Fair point. It is a mystery who plays for Arsenal.
            Also looking ahead to gw30 with my moves.
            City vs lei could be tight game. Rank killer if it’s not I guess
            Mitchell would go on wildcard 31 anyway but can see the logic now

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

      I'm really tempted by Aubameyang. Go past Liverpool and apart from Chelsea, it's good fixtures to the end. Worry is game time. I'm not sure I understand Arteta's selection process and he could spend another period on the bench but I think that's passed and he looks like he'll start most matches.

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

        I’m not surprised he started tonight but confused as to whether that means Laca comes in at the weekend or Auba plays again, especially if Saka still out.
        Expensive punt!

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

          Yes, I’d want a bench if I was playing Aubameyang and Lacazette seems more like an impact player rather than a regular starter. I’m FH this week so can do lots of punts; I’d worry if players like Aubameyang, Bale, Reguilon, Maja, Laca etc were relied upon to start

  15. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    last midfielder slot to fill...

    Auba Bale Lingard Raphina ?????

    Rest of the team...

    Sanchez/Martinez

    Creswell Dunk Dallas Tierney Reguilon

    Kane Laca Antonio

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Lookman

      1. Clintymints
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Sub 3 sorted

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

      Trossard

  16. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Chasing(265k) and on a FH. Should I get any or multiple of the following highly owned players? Have 0 villa and only raphinha atm
    A)Dallas
    B)Martinez
    C)Bamford
    D)watkins

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Just A

    3. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Thank you both

  17. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here? 0.7m itb. WC and BB available.

    martinez
    dallas coufal dunk
    son raphina
    kane bamford antonio

    forster digne stones salah bruno gundo

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I have 8 of those and getting Dunk and Lingard this week plus hopefully Grealish gets a run.

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

        Cheers. Who would you sell for lingard?

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 13 days ago

          I got rid of Salah game week 24 and haven't looked back since.

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

            Good move!

  18. Bennyboy1907
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 13 days ago

    I’m so confused? Who do I bring in for Salah and/or gundo now

    Already have Raphina and Lingard

  19. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    For one week who to get ?
    A - Trossard
    B- Lingard

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      B

    2. Bennyboy1907
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 13 days ago

      B

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Thx

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

    Is it better to hold United assets or City assets?

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

      United because of nailedness

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      I own Shaw and he will be staying in my team to the end.

  21. JBG
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Which combo?

    A) Dunk and Bale
    B) Bale and Antonio
    C) Dunk and Antonio
    D) Dunk and Raphinha
    E) Raphinha and Bale

    ? Already have Burn, Lingard, Kane and Cresswell

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      Forgot to mention Bamford.

  22. ItOnlyTook9Years
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Seeing lots keeping Son, isn't he out for a while?

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

      Will be back after international break (GW30) by the sounds of it

      1. ItOnlyTook9Years
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 13 days ago

        Ah ok, makes sense then. I'm getting rid as no value tied up

  23. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Is Lacazette a good option for GW 29 ?

  24. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Is Kane still must own especially for this week? I feel the consensus will be yes as he'll be most captained but after their result earlier and Villas good defense. Currently don't own him and will have to lose one of Antonio, Bamford or Watkins to bring him in which doesn't entirely make sense to me as they all have fixtures this week also

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

      Will have 170% EO or more IMO
      So risky to go without unless you genuinely think he'll blank

  25. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    DCL to Bamford- yes or no- gives me this starting 10 for -4 ( with Son if not for 29 in place for 30)- WC ing in 31

    Martinez
    Coufal Dallas Dunk
    Aubameyang Son Raphinha Lingard
    DCL Watkins Bamford

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

      * oops DCL should be Kane in starting 11

  26. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Best to have as striker
    A Lacazette
    Bamford

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

    Pick one of each to transfer out:

    A) Salah
    B) Gundo

    1) Shaw
    2) Cancelo
    3) Dias

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 13 days ago

      A2

  28. ItOnlyTook9Years
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Best defender to bring in (who also plays this week)?
    A) Arsenal one (any preference?)
    B) Villa one (own Martinez)
    C) Cresswell

    Rest of D is Stones, Cancelo, Dallas and White

  29. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Bamford too risky to bring in with injury?

  30. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 13 days ago

    Gtg?
    Sanchez
    Reguilion Dallas dunk veltman
    Auba bale raphinha
    (K)ane Antonio maja

    Martinez | Cresswell lingard odegaard