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. Mcpuker777
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Front 3 just now - Bamford/Antonio/Watkins

      Which one to swap for Kane? If any!

      1. BigKeith
          4 months, 13 days ago

          If grealish is fit you might want to stick with those 3

          1. Mcpuker777
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Is he fit? Rumours about?

        • BigKeith
            4 months, 13 days ago

            My FH g2g and who would you captain?

            Martines (Sanchez)
            Dunk, Dallas,Cresswell (Tierney, Targett)
            Bale, Lingaard, Raphina, Odegaard (Trossard)
            Kane, Antonio, Bamford

          • Finding Timo
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Any midfielder tips all that aren’t lingard or raph?ta

              1. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Odegaard or Gross

                1. Finding Timo
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Ode good idea

              2. Rog.
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Son -> Trossard -4?

              3. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Trossard(c) anyone?

                1. Mcpuker777
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    No way

                  • DannyDrinkVodka
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    I’m seriously considering it.......he’s been told to score more goals this week by Potter......his confidence is up.......Newcastle are terrible

                  • Mr. O'Connell
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Yeppp

                  • The Mighty Hippo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Definitely considering it, but it could be disastrous if Kane returns since his captaincy will be huge.

                2. sentz05
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Salah and Brewster out for Kane and Odegard?

                  1. boombaba
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Yeah

                3. Dirty Harry
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Change my mind for -4

                  Salah > Trossard
                  Cancelo > Dunk
                  Gundo > Grealish/Bale/Son

                  1. SharkyT
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Keep Gundo

                  2. Big Hands Barry
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Salah to bale, cancelo to dunk for free? Not convinced gundo to trossard is worth a minus 4

                4. Rep Poulette
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Ibra on

                5. Danstoke82
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Was all set to do Son > Bale but after that latest showing from Spurs I’m not sure it’s a wise move. Any better options or is Bale still the standout replacement as I’m not sold on Auba either!

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

                    Lingard maybe?

                    1. Danstoke82
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Not a bad shout that

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

                  Rashford off injured?

                  1. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    There is no way Rashford is off for anything but a injury/slight knock for Dan James to stay on.

                7. boombaba
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Sell salah for bale -4?

                8. Rocky FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Dunk or Trossard?

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

                    Like choosing between prime Nesta and Zidane that.... Dunk I would say.

                  2. Dirty Harry
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    whynotboth.gif

                9. CroatianHammer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Bloody hell Jose... how bad do you have to be to be outwitted by team run by an actual factual crimelord? I've to put up with this lot shooting off fireworks now into the small hours.

                10. dshv
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Don’t have Kane.

                  Captain? First to three will be..

                  1. Rafinha
                  2.Bamford

                  Others: martinez, dallas, coufal, dunk, antonio, son

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

                    Raphinha

                  2. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Raphinha

                  3. Big Hands Barry
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Get Kane?

                11. birdosworld
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Which is better?

                  A: Auba + watkins
                  B: lingard + laca

                  1. The Mighty Hippo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    B

                12. Hazardous1983
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Any tips on this

                  Sanchez (areola)
                  Dallas targett rudiger (cancelo stones)
                  Rafinha son salah bruno (gundo)
                  Bamford kane watkins

                  2 ft. 0 in bank

                13. BigKeith
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Risk captaining bamford or go raphina?

                    1. birdosworld
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Raphina

                    2. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Is Bamford likely to play?

                      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        I would say so.

                        1. RamaJama
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Dcl to Bamford A good move then?

                          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 13 days ago

                            Who else have you up front?

                            1. RamaJama
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Kane and Watkins

                              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                                • 9 Years
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                Yeah . Have Sheffield at home the following game which I think we can win. Not too sure that he'll do anything against Fulham though. Antonio is the only other one at that price point.

                                1. RamaJama
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  4 months, 13 days ago

                                  Cheers

                  • RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    So Everton dgw will not happen during the first couple of weeks?

                    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      It appears that way but nobody knows for sure

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Worth getting another 29 mid, Gundo > Raphinha or Odegaard?

                    Differential C Lingard?

                    Sanchez,
                    Dallas, Aina, Cresswell
                    #Son, Bale, Lingz
                    Kane, Watkins, Bamford,

                    Martinez, #Gundo, Dias, Shaw, Bruno,

                    4.3m

                  • Hazardous1983
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Captain kane rafhina watkins or bamford

                    1. boombaba
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      K

                    2. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Kane

                  • damiang2233
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Using free hit is it a risk to have Auba?

                  • Tmel
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    How would you rank these mids across the next few GWS?

                    1) Bale
                    2) Auba
                    3) Lingz
                    4) Odegaard

                  • boombaba
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Dier starts and spurs get smashed

                  • JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Rangers inherited Gerrards "don't let this slip" attitude I see.

                  • NikKaiseR
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Dunk or Lingard?

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

                      Lingl9

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

                        Lingardinho**

                  • boroie
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    No FH... this is my current squad...

                    1FT... what do I do?

                    Meslier
                    Targett Coufal Strujik
                    Bale(VC) Soucek Son* Salah*
                    Kane(C) Antonio Bamford*

                    Ederson; Gundogan Cancelo Maguire

                  • Alberto Tomba
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Football Index

                    FFS could have avoided this situation, and because I have the right background and know that its us normal folk who I have gained so much from over the years on here that will have lost out, I've offered to help avoid any similar reoccurrence.
                    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/03/16/the-scout-networks-favourite-bgw29-assets/?hc_page=5&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23605888

                    I'm yet to receieve response from Geoff or anyone else.
                    Please can I ask how I can be in contact with the FFS team?
                    Thanks

                    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Hey, am I correct in saying you emailed Geoff?

                      1. Alberto Tomba
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        Yes, thanks RAE.
                        I'm awaiting acknowledgement of receipt..
                        Keen to help

                        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Ah thats perfect. I know Geoff has been busy the last few days so he may have just missed it - I'll be talking to him first thing tomorrow so I'll mention it then

                    2. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Hopefully they reply to you

                  • onceuponatyne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Have we reached the start of the annual Spurs collapse?

                    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Haven't been good for ages.

                  • JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Since Everton won't have a DGW in the immediate future, is it best I bring in Antonio or Lacazette for DCL?

                  • Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Dunk for Captain.
                    "Talk to me"...