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. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Mourinho blaming the players tonight for the loss. Says He took it seriously but some of the players didn't .All not well in the camp.

    1. Tango74
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I wonder if gets angry and drop his star players for next game ?

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Only star he has is Kane and he won't be dropped.

      • Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Mou blaming the players.

        In other news, water is wet.....

      • 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Looks like is a good time to not captain Kane

      • Old Bull
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        He’s getting a reputation for losing the dressing room

    2. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Did Arteta comment on Sakas's injury status tonight?

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        He’s in the England squad

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I'm on the piss tonight but i'm working on Monday

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Which pub??

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Bringing in Bale. Who to replace? (Doing a WC in GW31)

      A) Son
      B) Gundogan

      Have Kane and looking at possible Spurs triple-up for GW 30 v Newcastle.

      1. Tango74
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I don’t think son is fit

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            So keep for GW30 after the break?

        • Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I’m getting rid of bale after 29 for Havertz.. Had enough already

      2. AlpoShearer
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Sterling to
        A. Bale
        B. Lingard
        C. Auba

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Tough one. Any of them could pop this weekend, but I'd probably lean toward B or C after today. Have B and A personally.

      3. 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        do you think Gundogan is worth keeping? Considering selling him for Lingard.

        1. michaelington
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Tough one. Leaning towards selling, rotation plus blanks in 33.

          1. 1justlookin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            im going to use my FH in GW 33 so i may just keep him

      4. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Best move here?

        DCL -> Kane +
        A) Digne, Salah -> Cresswell, Bale +0.0ITB
        B) Digne, Salah -> Dunk, Bale +0.9ITB
        C) Son, Salah -> Lingard, Auba +1.1ITB

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          B or C

      5. Bonus magnet
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        To Kane or not to Kane

        Not happy he played 120min and villa no pushovers

      6. sentz05
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Veltman Tierney Raphina Kane -8?

        1. moz_1983
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Yep

      7. 1justlookin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        stuff it, im taking a gamble & going with Auba instead of Bale for my Son replacement!

        1. Biggsy
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Ignoring that replacing Son is silly if you field less than 11, you're probably right that Auba is a better shout.

          Unless, having played 90, he gets rested...

      8. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Spurs assets will disappoint in that one just watch. I'd have only Kane for that fixture imo at least he is on pens.

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I think that's not an incorrect assessment

      9. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Which one for C?

        Martinez
        Dallas White Aina
        Bale Raphina
        Kane Bamford Antonio

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Feels like a total coin toss this weekend, doesn't it?

        2. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I'm currently on Kane but will be tempted by Bamford if confirmed fit

          1. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Presser was yesterday so no further details likely before deadline

            1. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Kane it is then

      10. Mingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Is anyone struggling to use FTs this week? I have 7 players this week. Martinez, Dallas, Veltman, Raphinha, Soucek, Kane and Bamford. I had considered Cresswell, Tierney or both. Duke could be good but not sure I'm ready to double on Brighton.

        I want to launch into 2 Chelsea next week and maybe Shaw ahead of a WC. I can't believe I'm considering rolling a transfer this week but it feels like there is a better upside in GW30.

        1. Biggsy
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Feel the same. Raphina nailed incoming for me, but bouncing between Bale, Auba, Lingard or Arsenal cheap mid and none are appealing

          1. Mingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Spurs without Son are missing creativity. Bale got his obligatory 60 mins tonight and that's all we are likely to get on Sunday. I can't see West Ham - Arsenal being high scoring, however it could easily be 1-1, no use to anyone. And you know Lascelles will get a 4th in 4 weeks and ruin Brightons CS. I'm just so underwhelmed!

            1. Biggsy
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Agreed. Missing out on a 2 pointer to bring in some much better prospects for free in GW30 seems attractive right now

              1. Mingo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Whichever defender I bring in will be gone next week for Shaw/Alonso/Azpi.
                Bring in Havertz and Alonso against WBA or Shaw against Brighton seems much more exciting than forcing Lingard in for Salah.

              2. Mingo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                How are you looking for GW29?

                1. Biggsy
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  My team is a few posts down.

      11. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Taken Son out of my FH draft, how's it look? Glaring omissions? Upgrade my bench defenders? 10.8 ITB

        Martinez
        Cresswell Dallas Dunk
        Bale Odegaard Trossard Raphinha
        Kane Antonio Bamford
        (Sanchez | Lingard Lewis Aina)

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          There's no one that's going to hurt you this week. You could swap Lewis for Tierney, but what's the point!

      12. boroie
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Got 1 FT... Currently got 10 playing this weekend (1 GK, 3 DEFS, 3 MIDS, 3 FWDS). Which of these should I bring in?

        A - Dunk
        B - Trossard
        C - Odegaard
        D - Aubameyang
        E - Lookman

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          A is the easiest to bench afterwards but all could haul

          1. boroie
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Planning on WCing next week so it’s a 1 week punt.

            1. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              I'd fancy B or C then

      13. moz_1983
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Bale and Auba worth a -4? Will field 10 with both.

        1. boroie
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Will Auba start?

          1. moz_1983
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Aye, big Q. I don't see why not, he was rested the previous weekend so won't be too tired. Some played 90m tonight and a full game last weekend, who'll probably play again this weekend.

            1. boroie
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              I don’t think game time is the main issue. I’d be more concerned by the fact that he was completely ineffective this evening and Arsenal played brilliantly without him in the North London derby last weekend.

      14. Oooo Matron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Best captain this week?

      15. Bonus magnet
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        1.Bale + Antonio

        2. Kane + Lingard

        1. Biggsy
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          2 all day

        2. boroie
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          2 by a mile

      16. boroie
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Previously used FH.
        WCing next week.
        Got exactly 11 playing this week.
        No FTs remaining.

        Do I take a -4 to get Son out for someone who will definitely play?

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I personally don't like to take hits on one week punts, doesn't give it long to be repaid

          1. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            agree

      17. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Which one out for Bale?

        A) KDB
        B) Salah

        Have Gundo and Cancelo

        1. Biggsy
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Salah - you'll probably want KDB back at some point I assume?

      18. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Auba looked well off tonight, seems to have the hump with Arteta??

        Should we avoid?

        1. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          i'll pick him anyway. For a longer term.

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            I'm on a FH so one wk only

        2. Biggsy
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Wouldn't avoid on my FH, but with Liverpool in 30 and nothing tonight to suggest he'll be worth anything anytime soon I'd pass

      19. Biggsy
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Meslier
        Aina, Dallas, Coufal
        Soucek, Raphina
        Kane, Watkins

        Money no object and have a FT for another mid. But thinking of rolling to have 2FT after international break as I'm underwhelmed by options and none I'd want beyond 29. Stupid?

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          8 is the number of players majority will have this GW

        2. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Same as me really. Dunk is the only one I would add to that, to cover a potential Brighton CS.

      20. AF90
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        On a free hit ...would you pick Lacazette over Auba after their minutes tonight?

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Not really following ARS, so don't really know what Arteta would be thinking

      21. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Do you see Cancelo and Gundagon starting vs Leicster in GW30?

        Planning to BB30 and hence can't risk pep rotation.

        1. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          CL quarter-final a few days later so who knows

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I'd think so

          It's what passes for a top of the table clash and Pep will put out his number 1 team. He might want to get them back into rhythm too.

      22. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Which 2 will be your priority of these for BGW29:

        A) Bale
        B) Dunk
        C) Tierney
        D) Lingard

      23. Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Gross or Trossard?

        1. DonBenzema
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Trossard imo

            1. Finding Timo
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Is Trossard worth -4?

          • J to the T
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Lingard or Auba as a one week punt?

          • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Last check on goalkeeper decision!!!! Play-
            A- Areola(AKA Nipples)
            Or
            B- Martinez
            Cheers!!!!

          • Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Lingard and Antonio
            or
            Trossard and Antonio?

          • Old Bull
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Soucek overdue a premiership goal

          • DonBenzema
              4 months, 19 days ago

              With 2FT and 2.2 in the bank, which moves would you make for this team?

              AREOLA, MARTINEZ
              TARGETT, STRUIJK, Dias, Shaw, Rudiger
              RAPHINHA, SON, De Bruyne, Bruno, Gundo
              KANE, BAMFORD, WATKINS

              A) Gundo -> Lingard
              B) Son -> Bale
              C) Both
              D) Something else (would love to hear some suggestions)

              Keep in mind I’ve already used FH and WC

              1. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                I don't fancy B, so probably A