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GW12 FPL stats: Millions use Free Hit chip

19 Oct 2022
Guardiola and Haaland, Man City

It is only the second time the chip has been played by so many Fantasy managers in a Gameweek

More than 1million Fantasy Premier League managers have deployed their Free Hit chip for Blank Gameweek 12.

Managers took advantage of the chip following the postponement of Manchester City's match at Arsenal.

Many were unable to field a team of XI players for GW12 due to having a high number of in-form Man City and Arsenal players in their squads.

Reluctant to dispense with players they would immediately want to reacquire in GW13 and concerned by the consequent loss in team value such a move would precipitate, managers instead opted to push the button on the Free Hit.

It's only the second time that over a million Free Hit chips have been played in a Gameweek, following the 1.4m that were used in Gameweek 18 of the 2020/21 season

And with just five rounds to go before the FIFA World Cup, a further 260,000+ used their first Wildcard.

GW12 chips played
Chips Chips played (000's)
Free Hit 1,063
Wildcard 260
Triple Captain 31
Bench Boost 29

See: Fantasy Premier League stats

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Part 1: GW12 Bonus points
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Part 4: GW12 FPL stats: Popular buys Mount and Salah frustrate

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