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.


Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £25.00. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £3.99. A FREE trial is now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,365 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Martinez
    Cresswell Dallas Reguillon
    Auba Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Watkins Bamford

    Taken a hit to get to this...would you take another to get 11 players or GTG?

    Was thinking Trossard, Grealish or Odegaard

    1. DonBenzema
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I would say GTG

      • The Senate
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        gtg

    2. DonBenzema
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bottomed

        Evening everyone!

        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. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          definitely do A;

          Dias Shaw Rudi KDB Bruno have to stay in your team regardless IMO

          if we don't get any positive Son news between now and deadline I would sell him too, best option to replace him may or may not be Bale

          1. DonBenzema
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Cheers - all of those players are so hard to sell but I also think Gundo stick out

        2. Jimmy Boy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Any reason for the plan to bring Bale in to change after this evening?

        3. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          which 2 would you bring in:

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

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

            I’m thinking C and D

            1. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              cheers

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

          Martínez / Forster
          Dias* / Stones* / Cresswell / Dunk /  Dallas
          Salah* / Bruno* / Gündogan* / Raphinha / Soucek
          Kane / Antonio / Watkins

          Any hit needed/worth it here, friends? WC available

        5. Coaly
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Best move?

          a) Son to Auba
          b) Stones to Veltman
          c) Gundo to Lingard

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            A seems like the best move if Son definitely doesn't stare. But also feels like swapping a blank before a doubt is better. In which case C.

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

            C

        6. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Would really appreciate some advice here. Currently have 7 none blank and 2FT 1.5ITB.

          Martinez
          Dallas Targett
          Lingard Son
          Bamford Watkins

          Areola Dias Cancelo Bruno Gundogan DCL Salah Lowton

          Was initially planning DCL Salah > Kane Bale.

          Is this still the best move?

          Will WC in either 30 or 31.

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

            Looks good to me

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

          Dias to Cresswell -4 is the definition of a no-brainer.

          Because we know Cresswell will play every single game, Dias has Ake, Laporte, Stones to compete. Also many more avenues to points for Cresswell and similar defensive numbers of late. So far Cresswell has outscored Dias this year and do not see why it won't continue. Only thing putting people off this is EO of city defence

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I did that move earlier this week for free!! I’m on board!!!

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

              of course the hit this week is on the basis of the extra game too

          2. Finding Timo
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I was looking at Cresswell too for -4 so do you think can get over 4 points this week? Either cleansheet or an assist ?

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

                thats not my point, even if he doesnt this week I think he will long term

                1. Finding Timo
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Oh ok get you . Cheers

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

                WHU will concede at least in 2 of their next 3. I'm gonna do the move near gw33 as I don't wanna miss Dias 21 pointer Vs Leeds

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

                  And city wont concede against Leeds and Leicester with Champions league in the middle? Doubt it

            • Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Who would you pick here?

              A Lingard
              B Trossard

              A Cresswell
              B Dunk

              WC31, strong bench for 30 so this is basically only for 29

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

                BA

              2. TeddiPonza
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                The Brightons

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

                AB

              4. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                AB

            • Khalico
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Just for this gwk29, Antonio or Maupay?

              1. barton fc
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Maupay

              2. The Mighty Hippo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Maupay

            • barton fc
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Kane still a good captain after tonight?

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

                Who else do you fancy for the armband?

                1. barton fc
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Raphinha maybe trossard, not really many great options, lingard loves an arsnal goal

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

                    Majority will go kane id say. Safest option

                  2. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Lingard 4 goals in 8 games v arsenal looks potential good choice as captain?

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

                Mount to Lingard
                or
                Son to Bale
                or
                Nothing

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

                  I like A but will ylu want mount again soon enough?

                  Im keeping son i the kff chance he gets a run

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

                    Mount was a punt that didn't worked, I know good fixtures are coming but with so many attackers and UCL at the same time he may be rotated a lot

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

                      Sorted so 🙂

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

                1 needs to go

                A. Dias 5.9sp
                B. Stones 5.1sp

                Will only lose .2 on who ever goes

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

                  B, dias the nailed one

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

                    Thought the same. Stones big returns had me 2nd guessing myself

                    Thanks

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

                  Depends on the bench 100%. If you are able to cover unpredictable benches for Stones then keep him, otherwise Dias will start every week

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

                    Current other 3 defenders are dallas struijk and veltman

                    Have wc in my pocket aswell

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

                      1 City def will go be sold for creswell

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

                      I would keep Dias in your case for sure

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

                        Cheers 😉

                        Thanks for the replies!!!

                3. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Prefer Stones over Dias. Stones has played over 700 mins less than Dias, has only scored 5 points less than Dias and he is cheaper. He won't come on as a sub for a 1-pointer. Your bench is ok to cover rotation.

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

                Worth taking a -4 to do Salah to Auba?

                Areola
                Dallas Targett White
                Son Lingard Raphinha
                Kane Watkins

                1. A-L
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Yeah definitely, should play at least

              5. Wigflex
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I've come down to the following decision:

                A - Dunk and lingard
                B - Cresswell and Trossard

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

                  A easy

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

                  A

                3. Wigflex
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Thank you

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

                Keep Digne or Cancelo?

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

                  I'm keeping Cancelo and selling Digne. Digne has been disappointing and owned a while

                2. gogs67
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    I kept Cancelo, have had him for so long got a lot of value tied up, but I feel he'll haul at least a couple of times before the end of the season and punish sellers.
                    Digne I've bought and sold 3 times this season, got rid of for Cresswell for this week, not buying again lol

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

                  Son or Salah out for Lingard?

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

                    Salah in case son gets mins?

                4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Start Martinez or Areola????

                5. Gun gun
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Trossard or elghaZi for a punt?

                  1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      I am thinking same and slightly favour el gazhi

                      1. Gun gun
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Same here. Alot of ppl telling me dont take elghazi but i think he surely start this weekend

                  2. Lethargio Alcantara
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Holding, Son, Diagne --> Veltman, Bale, Maupay
                    done for a -4.

                    Never look back.

                  3. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    that moment when you Free Hit but then realise you don't know who to captain because all your players are shite and Kane just played 120mins 😆

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      a big part of me thinks it should be Lingard, but I just can't bring myself to do it

                      1. gogs67
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          I've got the (c) on Lingard at the moment, def worth a shout

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

                          I know what you mean, there's a bit of you that inevitably has to ask 'how on earth did we get here?' when you're pondering putting the armband on Jesse Lingard.

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

                      Martinez
                      Konsa Coufal
                      Soucek Raphinha Son*
                      Kane Bamford

                      Pope Cancelo Stones Robertson Salah Gundogan DCL

                      2FT

                      1. Robertson Gundogan >> Dunk Lingard
                      2. Robertson Cancelo Gundogan Dunk Dallas Lingard (-4)

                      Thanks.

                    3. Jimmy Boy
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      JLingz (c)

                    4. Forza Papac
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Sterling > Saka done.

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

                        Brave! Saka not certain to play - Arteta said this tonight and Saka will face late fitness test

                    5. Mr. Mystic
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Do we think Bale starts at the weekend?

                    6. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Evening everyone

                      A) Tierney or B) Veltman (have Sanchez)

                      C) Bale or D) Aubameyang

                      E) Antonio or F) Maja

                      Thanks!

                      1. The VAR Team
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        B E

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

                        A C E

                    7. The VAR Team
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Pick one for 29 and 30:

                      A) Aubameyang
                      B) Bale
                      C) Clingard

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

                        If you want to pick one that will definitely start both and seems to be in form, you can'r really go beyond c.

                    8. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      No love for Lacazette after being rested tonight?

                    9. Danstoke82
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      I’m struggling with this, do I do one of these moves?

                      A) Salah > Lingard (and hope Son features)
                      B) Son > Bale

                      Thanks in advance

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

                        think a hamstring injury is too risky, imo he'll be rested and come back after int. break.
                        I got Bale for him.

                        1. Danstoke82
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Ok cheers much appreciated!

                      2. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Easily A. If Son is not available for 29, he will makes spurs a less attractive team and the injury isn't as bad as we initially thought so should be fit for GW30 against Newcastle

                        1. Danstoke82
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Cheers! One vote a piece now!...

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

                        A- still chance Son plays and you will want back for Newcastle

                      4. Sun Jihai
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        A

                    10. damiang2233
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Free Hit thoughts?

                      Sanchez, Areola,
                      Targett, Creswell, Aina, Tierney, Dunk
                      Bale, Lingard, Auba, Lookman, Raphinha,
                      Kane, Antonio, Lacazette

                      1. Danstoke82
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Looks good

                        1. damiang2233
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Who to bench is the next question?

                      2. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Prefer Adarabioyo over Aina. Everyone is the standard template pick for FH

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Good luck picking an 11 from that

                          1. damiang2233
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 28 days ago

                            Ha thats my problem alright.

                            Any thoughts?

                            1. Tonyawesome69
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 28 days ago

                              Surely back a Brighton CS. Toss up between Laca and Auba

                              Sanchez
                              Creswell, Tierney, Dunk
                              Bale, Lingard, Auba, Lookman, Raphinha,
                              Kane, Antonio,