Here’s our FPL free hit teams GW32 article where Joseph Crilley, Costas Chari and Sergio Torija show their current draft free hit teams
FPL Free Hit teams GW32 – 3 FFGeek Contributors show their draft Free Hit teams
Restating the basics about the free hit chip
There’s been quite a few people coming on the site asking questions about how the Free Hit Chip works. So I’m going to repeat what I said and then add a couple of help sentences that Lex left in the comments section a day or so ago. Most are copy and pastes from the fantasy premier league sites. Apologies to those who saw it in my last article.
You can make unlimited free transfers for a single Gameweek. At the next deadline your squad is returned to how it was at the start of the Gameweek.
The Free Hit chip can be used once a season, is played when confirming your transfers and can’t be cancelled after confirmed.
After playing your Free Hit chip, at the next deadline your bank balance and squad is restored to as they were at the previous deadline, with any player price changes in the previous gameweek reflected. Any change to your bank balance whilst the Free Hit chip was active will be lost.
When playing your Free Hit chip, any saved free transfers will be lost. You will be back to the usual 1 free transfer the following Gameweek.
Firstly make your transfers as normal. When you have done this you push make transfers.
It will then give you 4 options. The option you want is play free hit. Once you have done that it will ask you to confirm or cancel the free hit. Assuming you’re ok to do that then confirm the free hit.
Hope that helps. Just a reminder these are current drafts and will change.
Joseph finished with an overall rank of 7k last season and 13k in 16/17
He is currently 60k OR. He has all his other chips in place.
For my what will likely be the first of many free hit drafts, I have decided to keep my team fairly simple and not seek out too many differentials. I believe activating the free hit is enough of a differential in itself so it isn’t necessary to go too risky with my picks. Therefore, I am looking to have a team consisting of 3 players from City, United and Chelsea alongside two other players from the lower teams. I can’t look past Jimenez as one of these options who has arguably been the FPL value player of the season; I do have concerns about rotation with Wolves, but I would expect him to start both games so he’s straight in.
For the top 6 teams, the fixtures are too favourable for me to not include three Chelsea players, despite their inconsistent form. Hazard is a certainty with his flat-track bully nature along with penalty duties and I have chosen to double up on their defence with Luiz and Azpilicueta. Then from the Manchester clubs, I have gone for the obvious attacking pairs of Sterling & Aguero plus Pogba & Rashford which leaves room for a defender from each side. Laporte is the simple City choice while I have elected to go for De Gea in goal as he is very capable of returning a big points haul following one of his magical displays.
That leaves just one space in the starting XI to be filled and the choice is essentially between a 5.5mil defender and a 5.9mil midfielder. The natural selection in midfield is Deulofeu, but the potential Watford rotation worries me so I have currently gone down the defender route to line up in a 4-3-3 formation. Van Aanholt is my choice as he is perfect double gameweek defender material given his goal scoring history and home fixture against shot-shy Huddersfield.
The key missing ingredient is Spurs players – however when I compare against the other top teams, City and Chelsea have far superior fixtures while United offer considerably better value so I have avoided for now. Overall, I don’t expect my final team to vary too much from this draft as the only interchangeable player right now is Van Aanholt, though possibly Laporte and De Gea as well. Having said that, there is still plenty of time before DGW32 for new information to change things, but this is where I stand for now!
Costas finished with an OR of 29k last season and 27k in 16/17
Costas has a current OR of 65k. Costas has played his 2nd wildcard.
And the button is pressed! By far, in my opinion, the best chip to play for maximum returns. I lost 20k in rank during the last 3 gameweeks so hopeful my free hits turns out as a success.
I am going with 11 players (bench players are at the minimum price).
Kepa. Has great fixtures and is the cheapest secure Chelsea defensive player.
Lindelof has great fixtures. Wan Bissaka has a good fixture home with Huddersfield and he tends to get bonus points every clean sheet as well. Last is Walker as he has the fixtures and is a differential as well.
Sterling is the first pick for obvious reasons. Pogba is in the team as well and has pen duties. Milivojevic has a good home fixture and is on pens. Alli is my Spurs cover for the good home fixture against Palace (differential as well).
Aguero will most probably be my captain as well. It is good news that he is on a break from the national team. Same with Higuain as my Chelsea cover – rested and a differential. Rashford completes the team as he will play CF now that Lukaku is injured again and I am hoping to see similar returns as before
Sergio finished with an OR of 17k last season and 21k in 16/17
Sergio currently has an OR of 1.34 million and has all his chips in place
I am fairly settled on the core of the team, with 2 or 3 each of Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd. So that is Lindelof, Pogba, Rashford, Azpi, Hazard, Sterling and Aguero almost certain. Then debating in defence, going in principle with Ederson+Duffy, but I could instead do Ryan+Laporte/Luiz
In attack I’ve gone with Milivojevic as 4th mid, and Mitrovic as 3rd striker, which is probably very questionable, so I could swap for the likes of Deloufeu, Jota, Jimenez, etc and then the least possible money on the bench obviously. Having said that, £3.9m Peltier should get two games in case he is needed from the bench as first sub, and Hudson-Odoi could always provide appearance points and even something more.
The captain choice will be interesting and probably quite spread, at the moment I’m not discarding any of Hazard, Pogba, Sterling or Aguero
See also the Geeks first draft free hit team
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