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. RichardNixon
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Smith-Rowe, Odegaard or Saka for the rest of the season? Discuss:

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Auba

      1. RichardNixon
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Auba isn't one of the three options for money reasons.

        1. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Maybe ESR for me

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    DCL to Antonio for -4. Yes or No? And why or why not?

    1. LSK
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I wouldn’t. DCL has Palace next and a double coming up. Antonio is always capable of a goal but doesn’t appear to be in red hot form. DCL could hit form again after getting his goal against Burnley.

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No. Bc of the hit and DCL has good fixtures 30 and 31.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers fam

    4. Must.Go.Faster.
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yes and because will do.

        Cheerz and all the best

    5. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Risers: Antonio (6.7) Ødegaard (6.0) Trossard (5.8)

      Fallers: Calvert-Lewin (7.6) Barnes (6.7) Pope (5.5) Mee (4.9)

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Nooo my invisible non-FH team is hemorrhaging pennies. Perhaps Ceballos can help me with my team value https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4P7ub0TIRI&t=185s

      2. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Ashley Barnes or Harvey Barnes?

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Harvey

          1. 3 A
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks.

        2. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          What a joke. Harvey Barnes was not close to dropping on fplstatistics 🙁

      3. Powers106
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Pope could be a good shout over Martinez fixture wise, so at least to me it's surprising he's dropped.

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          yeah I'm holding Pope and going without a keeper this week

      4. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers Ragabolly.

      5. Bennyboy1907
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Thank you

        • rainy
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers R

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Hmm, I was waiting for the outcome of the Europas since I was split between Lucas Moura and Odegaard. Waiting has cost me 0.1 but I'm confident in my decision now.

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Moura over Raphina?

              1. Feedtheyak
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Was Odengard any good?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  The BBC report suggests (to me) that Ceballos was too ponderous, which implies Odegaard should start. That's enough for me.

            2. rainy
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I like your thinking

      6. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Salah to Bale or Lindegard or bench and stand pat.

        1. Bennyboy1907
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Lingz

        2. Bennyboy1907
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Who to get for Salah and/or Gundogan pls

            Already have Raphina and lingard

            WC31

          • Drogba Legend
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            ot sure what to do here..only have 5-6 playing

            Pope
            Digne - Stones - Dias - Robbo
            Son* - Raph * - Bale*
            Kane * - Bam* - Antonio*

            Fodder - Bruno - Gundo* - Fodder*

            How many hits to take and who to bring in. Do plan on using WC in the next 1-2 GW

          • DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Struggling here 🙁 I could be down to 5 players (maybe 4 if Struijk is not preferred).
            These transfers sound good? Pereira/Barnes --> Dunk/Lingard. Might consider a -4 for one more but don't know who!

            Martinez
            Targett--Struijk
            Son*--Raphinha
            Kane--Bamford*
            Areola, Cancelo--Digne--Pereira*--KDB--Gundo--DCL--H.Barnes*

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Thought about a -8 to get another out? Five/six seems a bit skinny to me.

              Then again, if it's a real damp squib of a week – which it could be – you'd be the winner with less hits.

            2. veedub1989
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              I wouldn't even consider a -8 in a game week with so few outstanding fixtures. That's not to say that something dramatic might happen of course but it appears on paper to be a relatively quiet GW (perhaps I'll revisit this post next week)!

              1. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Thanks . Yeah -4 is the absolute limit for me considering those fixtures.

          • seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            9 players enough?

            10 if Son is fit.

            1. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Not seeing where a hit would be worth it

            2. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Martinez
              Konsa, Reg, Dallas
              Son, Auba, Raphinha, Lingard
              Kane, Bamford

              Cancelo, DCL, Bruno, Mitchelle

          • tc93
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Tough week to make moves, choose one, 2FT:
            1) Son + Taylor —> Bale + Dawson
            2) KDB + Taylor —> Bale + Dawson
            3) Other? (Suggestions)

            Areloa
            Dunk / Dias / Rudiger
            Salah / KDB / Son / Raphinha /
            Kane / Watkins / Bamford

            Martinez / Gundo / Shaw / Taylor.

          • Ninjaa
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Thoughts on this FH team please guys?

            Sanchez
            Cresswell Tierney Dallas Dunk
            Son Aubameyang Raphinha Lingard
            Kane Bamford Antonio

            1. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Though Son was injured?

          • Mreidfelt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Had 2 free transfers this week. Playing team without hits:

            Martinez

            Cresswell, Dallas, Dunk,

            Bale, Raphinha

            Kane, Watkins, Antonio

            1. rainy
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              This is post-transfers? Looks good

              1. Mreidfelt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Yes Rainy.

                I transfered out Calvert-Lewin and Cancelo.

                In Cresswell and Antonio.

                Selling before value drops and in before rise 🙂

          • Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            What are Son owners doing with him?

            1. OleBall
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Depends on your situation for this GW. I expect him to be back for GW30

            2. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Keeping

            3. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers fam

          • Public user
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            What’s with Ødegaard . Gamble?

            1. Sz21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Been playing better and better each week and looks more integral to how Arsenal are playing.

              Coming on after 58 mins for Ceballos cements his starting spot this week I think too.

              Think I am choosing him over Lingard.

              1. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Agreed, I see a lot of teams with double West Ham attack, so I am backing Arsenal instead as a differential on FH with (A)uba and Odegaard.

          • Sz21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            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.
            2 ft. 0.7m ITB. No chips remaining.

            Cancelo-> either Cresswell/Tierney with 1 ft. Thinking Cresswell.
            Other ft.
            1. Salah -> Odegaard.
            2. Something else?

          • OleBall
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Martinez
            Dier(lol) Targett Dallas
            Saka:( Raph Bale
            Kane Bamford Watkins

            This for -4.

            How are we looking compared to most this GW?

            Only expecting 7/8 of them 10 to actually feature

          • OleBall
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Son>Bale worth a hit for this GW?

            1. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Can you get Bale any other way? Spurs play Newcastle in GW 30 and Son may be back for that so you might want both of them.

          • panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            This is my current team:

            Martinez
            Dallas Veltman Burn
            Son Traore
            Kane Bamford Watkins

            I have 2 FTs to get two more players. Will be wildcarding in 31 so whoever I bring in, it will be for two weeks only. Who do you think the team is missing?

            1. OleBall
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Maybe Son to Bale? Not expecting him to feature this GW

            2. ZimZalabim
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              one of lingard or Raphinha or even both of them

          • ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Martinez
            Dunk Dallas Coufal
            Raph Lingz
            Kane Watkins

            Forster Cancelo Shaw DCL Sterling Gundog

            Have an FT. Only move that kinda makes sense is Sterling to Bake but wondering if I should play with 8 and roll the transfer.

            Thoughts guys?

            1. OleBall
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I'd use the FT

          • PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            What would you do with Gundagon and Cancelo if you are planning BB in GW30 when they play Leicster away?

          • Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Captain Auba or Kane?

            Currently punting on Auba

            Might even punt on Dunk actually!!!

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

              Would not touch Auba. ARS just crashed out of Euro and Arteta says he will have to earn his place back. He was awful.

              Spurs looks pretty poor too...hoping to hear Grealish is back. Would bring him and and Cpt him...even though it's his first game.

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Eh? Which competition are you talking about? Arsenal have progressed in the Europa.
                Everyone's going for Kane, and I'm expecting a reaction from Spuds after their disaster last night.

            2. Mreidfelt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I am between Kane and Dunk...

              Safe and logical Kane but something tells me punting on Dunk

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Aye and Kane without Son and just played 120 minutes in Europe didn't he? Might be knackered and Villa up for it

                Could be low scoring match!

            3. Must.Go.Faster.
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Oh, Definitely Aubameyang!!!! [*secretly captains Kane* + “muahahaha” (sounds familiar peeps?) ]

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

              Anyone know the status on Grealish? Would love to bring him in.
              ARS were awful and just crashed out of the Euros. Auba their worse performer.
              Spurs were really poor too.

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Are you talking about Tottenham?

              2. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Be nice to know but no idea.

                Bench maybe?

              3. OleBall
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Arsey didn't get knocked out

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

                Spurs got knocked out, not ARS...this is what happens when you give up caffeine. Be warned.

            5. Mreidfelt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              It is heaven or hell...punting on Dunk will be genius if it works but the whole community laughing at you if Kane scores 2 or 3

              1. moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                I've learned the hard way never to punt on Dunk after (C)ing him in that DGW a while back

                1. Fitzy.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Plenty of high profile players, Kane included, have failed as captains in DGWs

            6. ZimZalabim
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Need some Help very unsure on what move to make this week

              Martinez
              Konsa, Burn*
              Bale, Raph
              Kane

              2 fts

              1. brewster to Antonio or bamford ?

              and

              2. Pereiera to Dallas or Dunk ?

              Or shd I get both Dallas and Dunk and sell Cancelo also for -4 ?

              No WC or FH

              1. moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Do both, don't sell Cancelo.

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  both 1 and 2 but which one in each ?
                  bamford or antonio
                  and
                  Dallas or Dunk ?

            7. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Any doubts about Bale playing?

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                I dont think so

                1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Thanks!

              2. Pukki Blinders
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                With Lamela suspended I doubt he misses out

                1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Cheers Pukki. Looking forward to having you in my team next season 😉

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    You better...Going to be a repeat of early last seasons with the goals galore

            8. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Are people confident Bamford will play? Not sure if I should do A or B.

              A) Vardy/Gundo -> Bam/Auba for -4
              B) Vardy/Gundo -> Antonio/Auba for -4
              C) Vardy -> Bam/Antonio for free

            9. Pukki Blinders
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Who scores more over next 2

              A. Trossard + Cancelo
              B. Veltman + Salah

              1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Salah Veltman.

                Tough one though

              2. The Units
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                B

            10. yanky
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Got 9 after free transfers. Bunch in the bank, is anything worth -4? I think I may stick with 9 for free and use funds to get a Chelsea mid or Alonso in for west brom next week— thoughts?

              Sanchez
              Dunk Coufal Dallas
              Raphinha Bale Soucek
              Bamford Kane

              Gundo Bruno DCL Digne Dias

              1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Makes sense
                No need for a -4

              2. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Looks good. Alonso rotates with Chilwell. Might be better off wih a more nailed on defender.

            11. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Transfers done and can step away for now....

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

            12. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Son to an Arsenal mid (whom? can afford anyone but Auba) for a hit or nah?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                No

            13. kobewan
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              My defense(no FH)

              Dias, Target, Strujik, Rudiger, Veltman

              who would you swap to get Cresswell ?