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FPL experts: Should you use your Free Hit chip?

15 Mar 2023
Kane, Spurs

Worth taking a one-week punt on players this week? The Scout's experts will help you make your decision

With many sides blanking in Gameweek 28, The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts suggest whether it is worth using the Free Hit chip this week, or if you should save it for Double Gameweek 29.  

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

There is no harm in playing the Free Hit chip in GW28 if you are short of players and aiming to maximise DGW29.

For those who are well set in GW28, it might be worth saving the Free Hit for Blank GW32 as teams such as Manchester United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City could blank then.

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

My original plan was to Free Hit in GW28. However, we saw fewer postponed fixtures than we were expecting because of the FA Cup results. I am still unsure if I will now target Blank GW32 or a Double Gameweek later in the season.

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

I plan on playing the Free Hit chip during the Double Gameweek. For GW28, I intend to just navigate through it. If you are heavily short on players though, this may be a good opportunity to use it. 

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

If you can only field six to eight players in GW28, it's definitely worth considering using the Free Hit chip. Nine and above, then I'd save it to help you navigate through future Blank and Double Gameweeks.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@Zophar666)

The Free Hit strategy is quite team dependent. If you have just five or six players then this is a viable option, but if you can get up to nine with a hit or two, I would consider saving it for Blank GW32.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

This will be the best week to play it and it suits my team to. There are players I like for a one-week punt here but wouldn't want to transfer in.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

If you can get 10 or more players out in GW28 then I would hold the Free Hit. It could then be used to maximise the DGW29 fixtures, or help managers to navigate Blank GW32.

Also in this series

Part 1: How to plan ahead for Double Gameweek 29 Bench Boost
Part 2: Top targets ahead of a DGW29 Bench Boost
Part 3: Who to keep and sell in Blank Gameweek 28

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