I’ve finally played my first chip of the season: Free Hit. I was skeptical about this new weapon and wasn’t sure when the right time would be to use it. It rightly took the place of the utterly disappointing All-Out-Attack chip, which allowed managers to field only two defenders (most of the FPL Community found it useless and actually worse than fielding a back three).
When would be the best time to play the Free Hit chip though? In a blank or double Gameweek?
In Gameweek 31, only 8 clubs are playing. Deciding who to play is proving difficult for many FPL managers. Other than Liverpool, the clubs playing are mediocre, and you probably don’t have many of their players in your FPL squad. Using the FPL chip now means you’re able to bring in a select 11 who are in form and among the few playing this Gameweek. You will also most likely be guaranteed a green arrow for your overall FPL rank.
A double Gameweek (DGW) is fast approaching too. If you’ve already spent your second Wildcard, the DGW may be a better option for you. Waiting to use the Free Hit for it will allow you to have a starting 11 who will reap two games’ worth of points each.
Free Hit Rules:
- Activate and you’ll be able to make unlimited transfers for one Gameweek.
- 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.
Go ahead and see what you think about my Free Hit! Comment or tweet me your feedback: @LuizsFro
May all your arrows be green this Gameweek!
Let’s praise a handful of golden FPL managers this weekend. I was too late on the preview for gameweek 30, but I’ll praise these astute managers’ Twitter accounts this time around.
We all love FPL. We never stop talking about it and love to share our many strategies. That’s why we’re proud geeks of the game.
In no particular order, let’s get it on!
How could I not start with a fellow 3 Bonus Pints member? Sage injects creativity into every tweet and FPL move he executes. He never stops. You might find him sliding into your DMs every so often to get the inside scoop on your managerial plans. A true workhorse of the game. A great follow.
The legendary shark. Endlessly circles his transfer options and preys on the juicy picks, usually getting it spot on. Injects humour into the game as well. A great follow.
FPL Family Lee & Sam (@FPLFamily)
Lee & Sam are our FPL darlings. They embody everything pure about the game and invite us along for its genuine enjoyment. A Reds and Spurs fan power couple—their dynamic is electric. A great follow.
Fantasy Football Community (@FFCommunity_)
A true student of the game, covering all clubs and FPL aspects for each. FF Community is also a master of using the perfect GIF for a managerial blunder. A great follow.
Fantasy Footy Pundits (@FFPundits)
A gentle giant and such a community player, FF Pundits collects managers’ strategies and pumps them out like its giving candy to a mob of children. A true hero and a great follow.
Obviously, there are thousands more FPL managers who are producing great content, and I commend them all. The FPL community is a blossoming one.
May all your arrows be green this week!
Kane bailed his Spurs out last week against Palace in the dying minutes. It wasn’t pretty. It was starting to feel like one of those days where nothing was going to go right. But good teams find a way to win and that’s that.
Next up: Huddersfield at Wembley. Spurs mustn’t look past this hurdle to their massive UCL matchup versus Juventus midweek. It’ll be tough to focus but the squad has improved its mental game and should see this through for three points. I predict a tighter match than it should be, but Spurs should prevail. Kane with the lone goal and winner for the second straight week.
Spurs 1–0 Huddersfield
- Must: Kane (£12.7)
- He’s one away from 25 on the season and will be third to do so in 3 consecutive seasons since Shearer and Henry. He wants it.
- Differential: Sánchez (£6.0 at 1.0%)
- Four clean sheets in his last six starts. He’s stepped in for Alderweireld and has been up to the task. Barring a fluke goal, Spurs backline shouldn’t concede.
- Avoid: Lucas Moura (£8.0)
- It’s very tempting to pick up the Brazilian, but with no way of getting tons of league minutes right now, don’t pull the trigger. His performance versus Rochdale was impressive (even if it was a low-tier club).
OR update: I’ve cracked the top 100K for the second time and hope to get below 75K this gameweek.
Transfers out: Deulofeu
Transfers in: De Bruyne
May all your arrows be green this week!