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Gameweek 7 best free hit team

With a new gameweek upon us we take a look at the free hit chip. Using the Fantasy Football Scout members area we can use the help of the season ticker and underlying stats to determine the gameweek 7 best free hit team.

The free hit chip in FPL allows managers, within the same budget and formational limits, to select a team for one particular gameweek. Managers can attack any given gameweek with the free hit whether that be to utilise a good set of fixtures, in-form teams or players or a mixture of it all. Experienced FPL managers usually tend to use the chip in blank gameweeks however.

Fixture ticker

Who has the best fixtures?

We can see that Leeds, Arsenal, Brighton, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest all make the top five teams on the fixture ticker.

We can also see teams like Liverpool and Man City are further down that table. However, this could be a situation where we disregard the fixture ticker as both teams dominate as two of the most attacking teams in the league. For that reason, investing in their players could still be beneficial to FPL managers.

Who has the worst fixtures?

We can see that Tottenham, Wolves, Fulham, Everton and Aston Villa all sit at the bottom of the fixture ticking. This indicates avoiding their players within our free hit could be a very good idea.

Best free hit team

Goalkeepers

£4.7m goalkeeper Sanchez makes the draft for several reasons. Brighton rank third on the fixture ticker with a meeting against Bournemouth. Already, Sanchez has managed four returns in the last six matches. Those returns consisted of three clean sheets and bonus points. Against a struggling side and playing for a defensively strong team, Sanchez has to be considered.

Sanchez is also backed up my £4m playing goalkeeper Ward of Leicester. In addition, Ward will only be needed if Sanchez fails to make an appearance.

Defence

Although for many, the Liverpool double up hasn’t been as effective as many would desire. However, with key players like Fabinho and Thiago now back, it should bring a lot more defensive stability back into the defensive line. £7.5m Trent and £6.8m Robertson make the team, not just for their clean sheet potential, but because of their offensive ability and their Gameweek 7 opponent Wolves.

£6m wing back Reece James of Chelsea continues to impress offensively. With Tuchel now gone there may be the possibility the new manager starts by assuring the defence and that could improve the chances of the clean sheet as well. £4.7m Arsenal man Saliba also makes the cut, his cheap price and upcoming fixture against strugglers Everton could provide great value for money.

Midfield

There is no sign of £13m midfielder Salah. His attacking stats have been nowhere near his usual high standard. This means his price becomes an issue within the team if included. In his replacement is £8.2m midfielder Diaz. Liverpool still maintain some of the best attacking stats in the league so investing in their attack could still be hugely beneficial.

Leeds have also impressed offensively. They rank first on the fixture ticker with a meeting against Nottingham Forest. For those reasons £5.5m midfielder Aaronson has been selected. £6m midfielder Groß has a fixture ranked third on the fixture ticker against Bournemouth. The Cherries continue their poor defensive start to the season whilst Groß maintains his fantastic underlying offensive stats.

Forwards

Arsenal rank third on the fixture ticker against Everton. £8.1m forward Gabriel Jesus is still one of the most owned players in the game at 77%. Going against that could cause issues in terms of rank. Arsenal are in fantastic scoring form and Jesus is still passing the eye test. Buying into the Arsenal attack could be beneficial, especially against Everton.

£7.2m Toney makes the team. The Brentford striker is in superb form and ranks as the second highest FPL points returner in the entire game. With four returns in his last six matches and a fixture against Southampton next, it could be tough to leave him out.

£12m Man City forward Haaland is currently the highest scoring player in FPL. With six returns in six, his form could be too good to ignore. For that reason, not only does Haaland stand out, but he could also be the best captaincy option for the gameweek ahead.


Who should score in Gameweek 7? You can find out in our new article here.

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