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. tc93
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Quick 1,2 or 3 , choose one, 2FT:
    1) Son + Taylor —> Bale + Dawson
    2) KDB + Taylor —> Bale + Dawson
    3) Other? (Suggestions)
    4) Taylor —> Dawson (and save FT)

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

    Martinez / Gundo / Shaw / Taylor

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I like 2. You'd want Son for 30 in any case!

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Still 4

  2. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Bottomed. Only have 7 starters at the moment; WC'ing GW 31 in any case.

    Martinez
    Dallas
    Bale - Son* - Raphinha
    Kane - Bamford* - Antonio - (1 FT - 3.1 ITB)

    A) Gundo -> Lingard
    B) Son -> Aubameyang
    C) Bednarek -> Tierney ?

    Thanks all and good luck!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I’d do a and C, Bamford will play

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers. You think Tierney is worth a hit?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah, a -2, pretty sure

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Or Cresswell if you can afford

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I will make it 9 at least in this gw29, even need to take hits. 7 or lower players available is too risky. That 2-3 players gap may hurt you heavily.

      Lucky: 4-6 points; Unlucky: 20+ points.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Fair enough, cheers! WIll look to bring 2 players in for sure, your reasoning is sound.

  3. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Odegaard as an option for BGW29?

    More likely to start than Auba and has more avenue of pointa than Laca?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Decent punt, but that’s all he is.. a punt

    2. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      He’s in the bracket of if you have him keep him, if not DONT buy. I’m sticking with my ESR with the hope he plays

      1. vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Why? Poor stats or not nailed or other reasons?

        1. HammersXI
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Rotation. No clue what Arteta thinks. Even Auba isn’t assured of starts.

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Sell one for Cresswell. No WC or FH remaining.

    A. Maguire
    B. Stones
    C. Cancelo

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Stones is going to be the guy in Europe and cups, I sold him this week

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Hey Pep

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Stones

  5. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Is there anyone else who's even thinking of using WC this week to set up to get a decent team for 29 and the run-in? Thoughts on this draft?

    Ederson Sanchez*
    Cancelo Robbo Cresswell* Dallas* Rudiger
    Bruno Gundogan Jota Neto Raphina*
    Kane* Watkins* Antonio*

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Not worth it

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Not sure it's that different from a 30/31 wc

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          I think it is; you still only have 7 and I wouldn’t think many will want double Leeds 31-33

  6. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 17 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/Lingard.
    2. Gundo-> Odegaard/Lingard.
    3. Both for a -4.
    4. Something else?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Ditch burn

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Oh nevermind missed the positive injury update. That is a surprise..

        1. Sz21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Had considered a switch to Veltman but yeah will just keep and hope he plays. Possibly start him in 33 too and the rest of the time he can rot on my bench.

  7. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Save those free hits gentlemen!

    Replying to
    @BenCrellin
    Now it seems like they're trying to avoid moving fixtures to UCL midweeks.

    I reckon AVL vs EVE and SOU vs CRY or TOT vs SOU could be moved to the final free midweek.

    If the schedule is changed to allow each club to have a home game with fans then 8 teams could get a DGW in GW35

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      There is a huge difference between "Could" and "Will"

  8. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Sell one out of these for Lingard. Plan to wc in gw31.

    a. salah
    b. son
    c. gundo

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      B

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        And miss Son v New?

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      C for me but couldn’t fault A

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers

    3. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Would go A/C

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      C

  9. Toughie
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    What do you think of this FH team?

    Martinez
    Cresswell Dunk Veltman Tierney Adarabioyo
    Bale Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Lacazette

    Dubravka Auba Antonio El Ghazi

    1. HammersXI
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      No point spending 11.5m if you’re planning to bench him. You either have him or spend the cash on other options like Spurs defenders and Dallas.

      1. Toughie
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks

        Its a FH team so I'm filling the bench but money is irrelevant as I still have 6m itb. I would really like Dallas in my team it would mean I have to lose one of my Brighton double or Tierney

    2. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      not sure abt Martinez and adarabioyo. Whats your expected results for the games? If Kane scores, u lose one CS, if laca scores u lose one CS, if Raphina scores, u lose one CS. if Lingard scores, u lose 1 CS.

  10. HammersXI
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Taking a -4 for these moves to get 8 (9 with Son).

    Gundo + Dias + Salah -> Raphinha + Dallas + Auba

    Or should I go for these options over Auba?

    A) Lingard
    B) Trossard
    C) Bale (Have Kane)

    Thoughts?

    1. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Those move look good

  11. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Gtg? FH team

    Sanchez
    Reguilion Dallas dunk veltman
    Auba bale raphinha lingard
    (K)ane Antonio

    Martinez | Maja Cresswell odegaard

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      No Bam?

    2. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      nice

  12. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Any midfilder worth getting for Salah with one FT, as a two week punt before WC31?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      maybe Bale?

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Concerned if he could stay fit over the IB

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Ødegaard, Lingaard, Trossgaard and Aasgard all worth a shot.

  13. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Any decent info/news/injury from the games last night before I start to make transfers?

  14. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Best non-Leeds and non-Spurs defender to own this GW?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I was thinking it's a close run between Dunk and Creswell, Dunk edging it based on fixture alone.

      1. BaleKaneSon
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Dawson looks good. but id say your right

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Dunk (c)

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Salah/ cancelo -> auba/ tierney for free? 10, or 11 w dier

      No wc so ditching three mci and will get jota come gw32.

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Decent

    3. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Comments on my FH team-
      Meslier
      Regullion, Tierney, Dunk, Dallas
      Auba, Gross, Bale, Raphinha
      Kane, Laca

      Areola, veltman, antonio, Reed

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Very good

    4. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      GTG? -4 to get to 10 players and will wildcard in 31- questions?

      1. GTG (y/n)
      2. Martinez or Areola
      3. Take another -4 to get 11 players?

      Areola
      Cresswell, Tierney, Dallas, Dawson
      Bale, Lingard, Raphinha
      Kane, Bamford

      Martinez, Keane, DCL, Bruno,

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        1
        Depends, Martinez = insurance
        No

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Jump to your question 3. I must take -4 hits to get 11 players, unless the existing players are worth to stay in gw30 or so.

        In your case, I will get Dunk/Veltman by sub out Keane, coz you have no BHA defend cover.

    5. BaleKaneSon
        4 months, 17 days ago

        I have 2 free transfers and was wondering wether Its best to use 1 as 9 (Maybe 8 without Son) will be enough players for this GW?

        A) Rudiger to Dallas which gives me 9 players
        B) Gundo and Rudiger for Dallas and Lingard for 10

        1. Mreidfelt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          A

        2. Jo Melon
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          I would not sell Rudiger. CHE will have nice fixtures.

      • Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        So Bale is better pick than Auba now ?

        1. Machine_Gunnerz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          why

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Has been since last few weeks

        3. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Auba better differential now.

      • Cali
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Anything else for a hit? WC 31 $2.1M ITB

          Martinez
          Coufal Dallas Dunk
          Bale Son ESR
          Kane Bamford

          Rest: Forster, Bruno, Gundo, DCL, Digne, Dias

          A) Son to Auba?
          B) Gundo to Lingard/Odegaard
          C) Save

          1. Jo Melon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            A could work. Son is injured, Auba has fixture this week and long run nice too.

        • THE KING CANTONA
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Chances of Son playing in GW29?
          (Already used all chips)

          A) Field 8 players.
          B) Son to Bale (-4) to field 9 players?
          C) Keep Son and do Gundo to Bale (-4)? and next week get back Gundo for another hit, because already getting Rudiger for GW30 FT.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Zero I’d say. Play 8.

          2. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            May do (C) but not getting back Gundo.

          3. Cowboy John
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            C
            But no need to get Gundogan back for (-4).

        • iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Salah+DCL+McCharty to Bale+Watkins+Sanchez(-4)?

          McCharty Pope
          DALLAS COUFAL TARGETT Dias Cancelo
          RAPHINHA SOUCEK Salah Bruno Gundo
          KANE BAMFORD Calvert

          2ft, 0.5itb

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            GTG

        • FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Help pls.
          Many with WC are going for GW31. Is this for fixture swing? I could do with WC GW30.

          1. Bunk Moreland
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Just wild card 30 if your team needs it then. I guess many are saving for 31 cause they want to dump some players that have good fixtures in 30, then a bad run (f x Villa, Leeds players)

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              CHEERS

        • DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Would you do Gundogan > Lingard -4? Frees up a Man City spot moving forward aswell.

        • Jet5605
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Planning to WC in 31. 2 FT and so can get 10 starters this week.

          A - Cancelo & Gundo > Andersen & Bale
          B - Cancelo & Gundo > Cresswell & Bale
          Other suggestions?

          Martinez
          Konsa - Coufal - Dallas
          Raph - Lingard
          Bamford - Kane

          Pope - Salah - Bruno - Bamford - Gundo - Cancelo - Stones

        • Jet5605
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Sell Stones or Cancelo?

          Buy Dawson or Cresswell?

        • Jet5605
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Planning to WC in 31. 2 FT and 0.9 ITB and so can get 10 starters this week.

          A - Cancelo & Gundo > Dawson & 8.3 mid
          B - Cancelo & Stones > Dawson & Adarabiyo
          Other suggestions?

          Martinez
          Konsa - Coufal - Dallas
          Raph - Lingard
          Bamford - Kane

          Pope - Salah - Bruno - Bamford - Gundo - Cancelo - Stones

          1. Jo Melon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Cancelo to Dawson and Salah to Bale

        • aaronmetcalfe
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Lingard or Odegaard?
            Lingard is on fire.
            Odegaard is looking like he's about to be on fire - Arsenal have great fixtures coming up.

            1. Jo Melon
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 17 days ago

              Lingard. Like you said the man is on fire.

          • tomong
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Bring in
            Auba & Trossard, or
            Auba & Raphina (i have bamford)?

            Or,
            Odegaard & Dunk/Dallas/Tierney?

            1. Jo Melon
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 17 days ago

              I was thinking to start Trossard over Raph but does not have stomach for it.

          • Jo Melon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            On FH
            Lloris Areola
            Dunk Veltman Tierney Creswell Dallas
            Bale Auba Raph Trossard Lingard
            Kane Maja Antonio

            and now I have headache who to bench. What do you think?
            Areola Tierney Trossard Creswell?