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Fantasy Premier League Tips: Free Hit Strategy

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For those still aiming to have the Free Hit chip left in play from GW31+ onwards, you may now wish to plan for when you intend to deploy it.

With no further scheduled DGWs or blanks, the common strategy of free hitting to cover either scenario will have fallen by the wayside.

I shall therefore list the pros and cons of two particular gameweeks stand out in particular before coming to my own conclusion.

Gameweek 32+ Deadline Saturday 27th June 11:30am BST

A wonderful opportunity to navigate your FPL side around the toughest remaining fixture for each of the two best sides in the Premier League to date this season; Manchester City vs Liverpool on Thursday 2nd July.

Pros

Cons

 

Gameweek 38+ Deadline Sunday 26th July 2pm BST

Often touted in previous seasons as a very promising gameweek in which to deploy the free hit, what better time is there than to put this into action before the players hit the beach?

Year on year without fail, the last round of fixtures is high scoring with plenty of goals (think golden boot race), surprise results and more differentials than ever thanks to rotation and young debutants taking their chance to shine.

Pros

Cons

Conclusion or TL;DR

Beween Gameweeks 31-38+, I prefer to play my Free Hit chip in Gameweek 32+ because I think this gameweek, compared to the seven others, provides the biggest difference in terms of the upsides outweighing the downsides.

The chance to be greatly different to other FPL managers is even more enticing than usual now that there are no scheduled blanks or doubles during this period of the season, which is why it is one I am set to grab with both hands.

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