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. balint84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Is Grealish fit?

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

      Presser tomorrow I assume but has trained this week.I kept him so hoping he starts on Sunday which I think he will.

    2. Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      My wife likes him...

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

        She likes everyone

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 13 days ago

          You’re cheeky 🙂

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            She's cheeky

  2. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    What would you change in that team?

    Martinez
    Shaw/Dier/Coufal/KWP
    Lingard/Anguissa/Salah
    Watkins/Bamford/Kane

    Bench: Pope/Cancelo/Fernandes/Gundogan
    2ft 2.6 itb

  3. dmcnam12
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC 31 Draft?

      Mendy, Forster
      Cancelo, Stones, Rudiger, Coufal, 3.8
      Salah, KDB, Son/Bale, Jota, Saka,
      Kane, Antonio, Adams

      1. Mcpuker777
          4 months, 13 days ago

          1/10

          1. Gazwaz80
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Harsh....

          2. dmcnam12
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Going to give any constructive suggestions?

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

            Solid side - lots of bases covered and at the moment looks good. Will be different players you'll want come then I reckon, though.

          4. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Cancelo to Coady
            Stones to Dias
            Son over Bale

            I’m dbl up on Che defense with Azpilicueta/Mendy

            7/10 for me

            1. dmcnam12
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Don't trust Wolves Defence

            2. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Don't need 8 attackers, downgrade somewhere and get bruno. How can you not have bruno. Adams probably goes. Double city def probs not needed anymore, stones a liability for starts.

              1. dmcnam12
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Bruno over KDB though you reckon?

            3. Oggle22
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              2ft
              Martinez
              Konsa Dallas Dunk
              Raphina Son Salah Gunda Bruno
              Kane Bamford

              Steele Stones Cancelo Brewster

              1) Salah/Bruno and Brewster to Bale/Aubameyang and Antonio -4

              2) sane as 1 but Lingard instead of Aubameyang

              3) go all out in defence or midfield

              Cheers

              1. Tango74
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Potential triple spurs v double villa??

                  Hope Kane not your captain?

                  1. Oggle22
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Why not captain Kane?

                    1. Tango74
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        What result you looking for if you want a Kane HT , then why have a villa defence?

                        1. Oggle22
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 12 days ago

                          I've had the villa players all season and I don't mind about results a Kane hatty and I'm a non captainer id shoot down the ranks surely?

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

                  Which 2 to get out Kane Antonio Laca?

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

                    Currently on Kane - Antonio - Bamford but thinking of DCL --> Lacazette instead of Antonio.

                    But I am really now sure 🙁

                • damiang2233
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Pick 2 of the below?

                  1. Meslier
                  2. Areola
                  3. Sanchez

                • Cheeto__Bandito
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Dias or Creswell long term?

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

                    Both 1 City defender and Cresswell for rest of the season ideal probably

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

                    How many City defenders do you have?

                    1. Cheeto__Bandito
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      just dias

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

                        Think I'd like a City defender long term. Cresswell would be next on my list, especially for the latter fixtures.

                • Buck The Trent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  For BGW29 and beyond?

                  A Tierney
                  B Creswell

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

                    Definitely Cresswell

                • Captain_Shirokov
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Areola
                  Veltman, Dallas, Dawson
                  Raphinha, Lingard
                  Kane(c), Bamford

                  Son to Bale (-4) worth it?

                  1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    I wouldn't

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

                  For this gameweek only:
                  a) Cresswell
                  b) Reguilon

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

                    I'd go with A, especially after Spurs tonight and Arsenal weaker on thier RHS

                • dylano21
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Tought on this FH-Team ? I went for 4 Teams only.

                  Sanches
                  Dunk Dallas Tierney
                  Raphinha Moura Bale Auba
                  Laca Kane Bamford

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

                    Very confident on Arsenal I guess?

                    Would try and get WHM in there as a slight hedge

                    1. dylano21
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Rather have Cresswel Lingard and Antonio ? Try to avoid attack against defence

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        Bold - very bold

                        WH and Fulham are two strong defences. Villa have been known to keep clean sheets too. Three away teams as well.

                • JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Bottomed without response.

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

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

                    In the same situation and I am stuck also.

                    I do not know how to read the WHM v ARS game - my gut says 1-1 but no idea. I own Coufal and looking at bringing in Lingard and Antonio / Laca to replace Barnes and DCL but I feel that's too many eggs in the WHM basket.

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

                      Yeah not easy :/.

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

                    DCL has a great one next week.

                    I defo wouldn't get Lacazette but some argument for Antonio if you're short this week. He's got two average looking fixtures as neither Arsenal nor Wolves concede many.

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

                      Thanks... Might just keep DCL.

                • sentz05
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Is it worth taking 3 hits to field 11 players?

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

                    Depends on the players but 7-9 players is still reasonable this week and would not want to start -12 on what may well be a low-scoring week

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

                    But it’s really -6 isn’t it

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

                      Yes, that is true, assuming they all start.

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

                      Yep, could be -6.

                • Tmel
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  How would you rank these across the next few GWS?

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

                • Forza Papac
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Rangers out of europa league and deservedly so. Created nothing from open play over the two legs. Big thanks to Harry and the boys for keeping us off tomorrow's back pages.

                • The Senate
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  what a king Lindeloef is. Dominated everything tonight.

                • barton fc
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Bale still an option after how long he played tonight? If not how's the best alternative?

                  Considering, odegaard or jack if fit

                  Could use that transfer on Watkins to Bamford tho

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Same situation, no idea what to do

                  2. Tango74
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      I’ve gone off bale , grealish is looking good and back in training but too risky?

                      1. Tango74
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Bale is rising tonight again !

                      2. Warby84
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        I’m going Bale to Havertz next week..

                    • Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      GGMU 😎

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        Might get you into the CL I suppose winning this one

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Aye
                          Will finish in top 4 definitely though. Important to sign players CL

                          1. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 13 days ago

                            Did I forget to leave the smiley? 🙂

                    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Evening all!!! So I’m going to bring in one more player for this week!!! Which will score the most points do we think out of this jovial bunch???
                      A- Dunk
                      B- Veltman
                      C- Aubameyang
                      D- Bale
                      E- Trossard
                      Many thanks!!!

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

                        A or E

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Cheers mate!!!

                    • boroie
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

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

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

                      Ederson; Gundogan Cancelo Maguire

                      1FT... what do I do?

                    • Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Which duo to keep for the next 4?
                      A) Son Mount
                      B) Bale Mount -4
                      C) Son Lingard -4
                      D) Bale Lingard -8

                    • HM2
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Missed the game, how did Bale play?

                    • 1justlookin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      apologies but im a bit behind... is Son definitely out of this weekends game?

                      I have 1 FT burning a hole.

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

                      A) Lingard Antonio
                      B) Bale Antonio
                      C) Lingard Laca
                      D) Bale Laca

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

                      I'd like to see Grealish confirmed as fit. Spurs travelling back after an embarrassing defeat in the Europa League there for the taking.

                    • EWH2020
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Would you lose Keane for Cresswell?

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

                        Yes... Everton defence inconsistent and poor imo.

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

                      https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/mar/18/football-index-gambling-commission-warned-january-2020

                      Why could anyone with half a brain see this but not FFS when the cash was flashed?

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

                        All gone very quiet on here recently, hope the betting sites fade away as well.

                    • TheBiffas
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        early wc31 draft

                        mendy forster
                        saiss tierney dias azpilicueta phillips
                        son gundo bruno saka jota
                        bamford kane watkins

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Gotta have Shaw in there mate IMO!!!

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

                          Not sure I see why Watkins is in there.

                          I'd send that cash into defence somewhere. Also while Saiss is an interesting differential does he really match Rudiger Shaw?

                          1. TheBiffas
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              prefer him to antonio long term, cant see many better options. if iheanacho keeps his place i might swap for him

                        3. boroie
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Hate this game... been preparing for this GW for the last 4 GWs. Then Bamford and Son go and get injured, and now Bale has ended up playing 60 minutes tonight, putting his involvement this weekend in doubt. Meaning I could end up only having 8 players, having worked my transfers over the last 4 GWs to ensure I had a full 11. Meanwhile the guy I’m chasing has his FH so this is all playing perfectly into his hands.

                        4. timawflowers
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          who do i bring in bale or raph? have kane and bamford as spurs and leeds cover already