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. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    That blank in GW33 is very annoying in terms of planning wildcard. As many as 4 players I would pick without that blank and now probbaly won't.

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

      It's brilliant for us saving FH

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

        The other issue is that there's a possible major DGW in 35. Also even without that WC31 is hard with the DGWS we do know about,

  2. boroie
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 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... in desperate need of some inspiration...

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I was about to say Salah >> Lingard somehow the most obvious move. What a world we live in... but you own 3 WHU already! Crazy times

      1. boroie
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yep... so frustrating that the 2 players I want in are Raphinha and Lingard but I’ve somehow managed to leave myself with 3 Leeds and 3 West Ham players without them.

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

      Salah -> Auba

      1. boroie
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        That was the original plan but after tonight I think it’s unlikely that Auba starts... that leaves either Odegaard or Trossard?

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Annoying that I own the two crap WHU players 🙁

  4. Parsnips
      2 months, 28 days ago

      After that spurs performance, not sure if I should go triple spurs...
      what changes would you make here?

      Sanchez
      Reguilon Dunk Dallas
      Bale Trossard Lingard Raph Auba
      Kane Bamford

      Areola Antonio Tierny Aina

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Your bench looks better than your first team

    • jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Son to Bale (-4)?

    • sentz05
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Should I take hits? Also, when is best time to wc?

    • Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Son out worth a -4?

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

        Surely you have another player blanking to get a player this week. Never trust mourinho, still a sma chance son plays. I'll take even just 1pt

    • PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      [Currently 5 Playing (SON out)]:
      MARTINEZ / Button
      KONSA / VELTMAN / COUFAL / Dias / Stones
      LINGARD / Salah / Bruno / SON / Gundo
      Vardy / dcl / Brewster

      [Gives me 7 playing]:
      A. Salah / Brewster >> Raphinha / Kane (-4)
      [Gives me 8 playing]:
      B. Salah / Son / Brewster >> Raphinha / Bale / Kane (-8)
      C. Stones / Son / Brewster >> Dallas / Bale / Kane (-8)
      D. Stones / Salah / Brewster >> Dallas / Raphinha / Bale (-8)

      E. Other

      Any of these worth the hit(s)?

      1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I like B the most for this week

        1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Reply fail, I'm leaning towards A honestly

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

      Which defender to transfer out for Dunk- playing WC in 31

      A Cancelo
      B Digne

      1. jimmy.floyd
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        A

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        A if you have three city

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

          Thanks- yes got Dias and Gundogan and opens up slot for KDB if want him in 31

    • Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Have moved into top 25k but have been in an around that for a few weeks trying to break top10k but maybe unrealistic..
      What to do with 2FTs 2.3ITB (No chips left)

      Martinez (Steer)
      Dallas Burn (Shaw cancelo Stones)
      Son Raphina (Salah Gund Barnes)
      Bamford Kane (DCL)

      A. Barnes > Lingard
      B. Son > Bale/Auba
      C. DCL > Antonio/Watkins
      D. Cancelo > Creswell/Tierney
      E. Something else (2FTs)

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

        D and A probably. Could do another move for a hit to get 10

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

        A and D (Cresswell)

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Hi....taken a hit for this team. Wildcard in 31. Want to keep dcl for Palace gw30

      A....g2g

      B....mount to auba  - 8

      C..mount to trossard- 8

      Martinez
      Dallas coufal dunk (dias cancelo)
      Son bale Lingard raphinha   (mount)
      Kane watkins (dcl)

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        A.
        keep mount for GW 30 cs WBA

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

          Cheers

    • LLoris
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Is Grealish fit?

    • Teahupo'o
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Brewster to Antonio or Bamford?

    • Monya Meow Meow
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Lingard over Bale?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I think so

        1. Monya Meow Meow
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Thank you

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

        Bale has higher ceiling if he turns up imo

        1. Monya Meow Meow
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Question is, will he turn up?

    • EWH2020
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Son to

      A) Grealish
      B) Auba
      C) Odergaard
      D) Bale

    • JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Really don't know if I want Auba or Bale for Salah.... Both are so meh picks in my eyes, feel like I can't trust either.

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Me neither. that's why I'm just benching Salah and looking at other options.

        1. Finding Timo
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Same boat , can’t see any good GW29 replacement for salah

        2. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Save the cash, some nice fixtures to spend it on next week.

          I'm even considering saving the transfer and rolling with 8 players

      2. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Evening guys..

        Any thoughts on this? 1FT.

        Martinez
        Konsa Coufal (Cancelo Stones Rudiger)
        Soucek Son (Salah Gundo Fernandes)
        Bamford Kane Watkins

        A) Cancelo to Veltman/Dallas
        B) Gundo to Raphina
        C) Son to Bale
        D) A+B for -4pts
        E) A+B+C for -8pts

      3. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bale or Auba?

        1. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Bale

      4. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        WHU vs Arsenal score predictions?

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

          1-1

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          1-0

      5. jbenny1107
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Why are people transferring out Stones or Cancelo? Both just had huge hauls and they will bring their "A" team against a Leicester team that smashed them last time.

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

          Will their A team contain Cancelo and Gundagon ?

        2. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Less fixtures, more difficult fixtures and increased rotation as games come

        3. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Mostly switching from 2 def +1 mid to 2 mids + 1 def

      6. Fernandito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        A Bale Auba Veltman
        B Auba Lingard Dallas
        C Bale Lingard Dallas
        D Lingard Odegaard Dallas

        1. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          C

          1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I like B the most for this week

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          D nice differential

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

          B

      7. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Martinez/Sanchez
        Dallas cancelo stones shaw rudiger
        Gundogan son bale Raphinha Fernandes
        DCL Kane Bamford

        1.0 ITB 1 FT

        son + cancelo -> Aubameyang + dunk (-4)?

      8. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Kai Havertz reunion GW30...

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

        Keep Son Mount or do:

        A) Son to Bale (-4)
        B) Mount to Lingard (-4)

        Thanks

      10. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Martinez
        Dallas, Dier
        Raph
        Kane, Watkins

        Mccarthy, Cancelo, KDB, Salah, Gundo, DCL, Barnes, Shaw, Rud

        2 FT, 0.6 itb

        Would you take out KDB or Salah for Bale, and why?

        Other transfer Barnes to Ling

      11. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        3 PL teams in the CL QFs and 2 PL teams in the EL QFs

        The PL is a strong league.

      12. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thoughts, Gundo > Raphinha or Odegaard -4 ?

        Differential C Lingard?

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

        Martinez, #Gundo, Dias, Shaw, Bruno,

        4.3m

      13. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Martinez/Sanchez
        Dallas cancelo stones shaw rudiger
        Gundogan son bale Raphinha Fernandes
        DCL Kane Bamford

        1.0 ITB 1 FT

        A- son + cancelo -> Aubameyang + dunk (-4)?
        B- son + cancelo -> lingard + Cresswell (-4)
        C- cancelo -> Cresswell
        D- anything else?

      14. sentz05
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Would you do Brewster, Salah and Mee out for Kane, Raphina and Dunk -4 to field 9 players or take -8 to field 10 players?

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

          -4

        2. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I feel like you in relatively good shape with 9 players, guess it depends who the 10th player is for another hit.

      15. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Any chance Mitrovic will start ? Had a really good game against Leeds last time out. Would really like to have him as my (C) this gw. But cant risk it with gametime uncertain