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. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    That Spurs performance was absolutely criminal, yet its the Zagreb manager who has been sent to jail. No justice in the World.

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

      Without Son there is only Darkness

    2. King Bale
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Totally agree

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

      Yep and just like the Manager, Spurs couldn’t get out of jail.

    4. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Spurs didn't impress in the first game imo,so maybe Dinamo isnt that bad

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

    Cancelo and Son to Auba and Veltman.

    Already have Rudiger, Dias, Dallas and AWB so Cancelo might be overkill and will allow me to structure my squad better

    1. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Good option if you're planning on moving to City double mid
      Not quite sure about all the love for Veltman mind.

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

        Have no wildcard. Dunk better but rather have cheaper defender on bench and 3 stronger defenders playing most games if you get me.

        1. Elfozzie 42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Yep gotcha - I guess I just really struggle to get excited about Brighton defence.

  3. mr messi
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Is Laca likely to play this week then?

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

      99.99 percent he starts

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

        i would add another 0.009

      2. mr messi
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        So quite likely then

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

      Nah imo he doesn’t seem that in favour with Arteta. He might start, he might not.

      1. Elfozzie 42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        So there's a 50/50 chance he's 99.99% sure to start?

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

          So he's only half as likely to start as not?

          I'm confused

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

          No he’s 50% imo cause Arteta favours Auba over him up front and Auba is the first choice striker at the moment it seems. I think all the Arsenal attackers apart from Odegaard aren’t 100% nailed this week.

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Would love mour to get sacked in the morning

    Get someone in and start building for next season

    1. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I'd say chances of that are ..... low.

    2. King Bale
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Here’s hoping

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

      Spurs fan too. Get him out now.

    4. Dammit_182
        2 months, 28 days ago

        He’s still in with a shot (and arguably a better shot now their out of Europe) at top 4 snd in a final for the league cup. VS Burnley and palace this team was ‘so amazing’. Give him till end of season surely?

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

      After brutal injuries I only had 4 (7 for a hit) and hit the free hit. Already regretting it as spurs look awful

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

        In playing it, you’re already a minimum of 12 points better off, look at it that way.

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

          11 with Bale 🙂

    6. Athletico Underachieving
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Did Bale do anything of note tonight? On FH but tempted to bench him given spurs current plight

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

          Created a couple of chances

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

          on fh just play him imo

          1. Athletico Underachieving
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Yeah I reckon I’m overthinking now

        3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Kane to ? (-4)

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

            Anyone, even a non playing

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

            Maupay

          3. Echoes
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Vassilev

          4. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Ole sending Zlatan in

          5. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Who scores more pts in the next 5gws between Lingard and Mount?

            1. Elfozzie 42
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Chelsea fixtures look slightly better, but Lingard in crazy good form.

          6. Blue Moon Rising
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            When are you wildcarding?

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

              GW31 is ideal, massive fixture swings.

              1. Elfozzie 42
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                What he said...

          7. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Is Auba even likely to play?

            1. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Could play cause Pepe was so bad today and Saka may not be ready. Both Smith Rowe and Willian could start instead of him though which is the most likely i think

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

              Yeah, didn’t play against spurs so had his rest

            3. Echoes
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Personally think he starts from the bench and Mikel puts out the team that won against spurs.

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

                  This

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

                  I actually don't think so. He's seen all the Auba backlash after dropping him. And confidence wise, he missed a bunch of chances but was lively. I think he'll most likely start.

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

                Probably

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

                Likely of course, there best player

            4. BigKeith
                2 months, 28 days ago

                If i use my free hit do I lose my 2 ft?
                If so does that mean I use my 2 ft first, then save it I will have that team for gw30 or will it then become part of my free hit if i use it after?

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

                  you lose the FTs

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

                  FT back to 1 after FH regardless

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

                Cancelo/Stones to Dunk
                DCL to Bamford (-4)
                & just keep Son?

                Martinez (3.9)
                Cresswell Dallas Johnson (Cancelo Stones)
                Bale Raphinha Son** (Bruno Gundogan)
                Kane(c) Watkins (DCL)

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

                  Got 1FT 3.5 ITB

                2. mr messi
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Just get Bamford

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

                    Don’t bother removing a City defender then?

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

                      Don't lose Dcl before next week either imo.

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

                My double Villa defence not looking too bad now

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

                  Does it come with a triple Spurs attack?

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

                    Kane (C) and a injured Son 😉

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

                      Why on earth would you captain Kane after that?

              • Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Let's hope Mou brings some more important Sonny news in a few mins

              • EWH2020
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Wow imagine having to use your FH on this pile of crap gameweek

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Could be a goal fest nobody knows. I do know that when I feel good about a week its a let down anyway

                  1. Elfozzie 42
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Based on how bad the last few 'promising' games have been, it's inevitable this one will end up as some crazy points fest!

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

                Is Bamford even fit? Would I be better with Antonio?

                1. Elfozzie 42
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  a) Probably but unclear
                  b) Yes I think so

              • Finding Timo
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Will el gazhi play v spurs ?

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

                  Rather sell Cancelo or Stones?

                  1. Echoes
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Cancelo . Both rotation risk due to CL now, but selling the expensive one will at least free up some funds for you.

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

                    has there been a post with cs odds already? thanks

                    1. Giles G
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Yes. Basically Brighton, then everyone else

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

                        i actually fancy newcastle winning that one

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

                    Taking no hits let’s me put out this team for 29. Is this

                    A ok to play or
                    B take a -4 to get Aubameyang or Bale for Salah

                    Martinez
                    Coufal Dunk Dallas
                    Son* Raphinha Lingard
                    Kane Watkins Bamford

                    Pope Dias Digne Salah Gundogan

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

                      Think you’re gtg. Is Bamford definitely fit? I may bring him in for DCL but could go for Antonio instead...

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

                        Cheers- don’t know but sounds hopeful and would at least have in place for SHU game before I WC in 31

                    2. Elfozzie 42
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Son unlikely to play, so a -4 could effectively be a -2
                      I'd go Auba probably

                    1. Finding Timo
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Wow grealish would be great if fit

                      • Meinhoff
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Looking like it's gonna be a Watkins (C) for me this week

                    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Triple Brighton defence with a side cover bet of a Newcastle goal

                    3. Giles G
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Laca or Auba on free hit?

                      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Both for me i think

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

                          this

                    4. Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      No way Kane stays at Spurs for another season. He is too good to be out of Europe

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

                        Could be a few teams out of Europe next season. Just one point off Liverpool with a game in hand.

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

                      Who’s the best Chelsea defensive option? Definitely gotta have one moving forward

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

                        Mendy, Azpi, Rudi, all good.

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

                          Azpi probably most nailed after Mendy? I’m happy with Martinez in goal I think

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

                        Rudiger

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

                          Really? Money no issue atm, Azpi hasn’t missed a game while Rudiger has gotten surprise benchings?

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

                            Just the one rest I think - even Mendy missed one

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

                      8 playing

                      Strujik, Dunk, Coufal
                      Raphinia, Saka, Auba, (Son)
                      Kane (c), Bamford

                      GTG?

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

                        Yep

                        No Antonio/ Lingard is the only miss

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

                          Thanks!

                    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Spurs a one man team

                      When Son doesn't play they are hugely ordinary

                      1. Meinhoff
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Same when Kane is out.

                      2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Do you gonna FH mate?

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Going Free Hit big time this weekend

                          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            Yeah, after reflecting on it so much time, i think me too. How's your draft look like?

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 28 days ago

                              Something along lines of Auba, Bale, Son, Kane (c), treble Fulham def, treble Brighton def, Lingard

                              Will have 3 subs lined up for Son, Auba & any other unexpected benchings - Bamford, Antonio, Odegaard or something of that ilk

                              Time to roll the dice

                              1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 28 days ago

                                Really, going for Son? I can’t see him starting but with Jose anything could be .

                                Interesting pick is your treble Fulham defense, not fancy Leeds ?

                    8. Naby K8a
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Dinamo Zagreb manager's pre game team talk from prison "lads, it's Tottenham"

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

                      Own Raphinha Dallas Cresswell and Johnson.

                      If bringing in a striker this week for DCL would you rather Antonio or Bam

                      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Owner of Holding - best to move on to a Brighton defender?

                        No FH and seems that Luiz & Gabriel are the starting CB's now.

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

                          Yes

                      2. The Count of Monte Cristo
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Didn't mean to reply above so I'll reply now and would go with Antonio but not much in it

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

                        Bamford due to SHU in GW30