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Best FPL GW30 Free Hit Team

With FPL GW30 being a blank gameweek for many clubs, a lot of players will be using one of their free hit chips.

As there are only four fixtures this weekend it will be difficult to field a team, making the players you pick especially important this week.

Here is what we consider the best FPL GW30 free hit team.

Best BGW30 FH Team

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW29 ScoreTotal Points
Jose SaWolvesGoalkeeper£5.3m13%6130
Kieran TierneyArsenalDefender£5.1m14%699
Romain SaissWolvesDefender£5.0m5%6105
Matt DohertySpursDefender£4.8m7%144
Heung-Min SonSpursMidfielder£10.9m25%2147
Philippe CoutinhoAston VillaMidfielder£7.5m25%257
Bukayo SakaArsenalMidfielder£6.6m31%3125
Harvey BarnesLeicesterMidfielder£6.5m4%283
Harry KaneSpursForward£12.4m23%6115
Raul JimenezWolvesForward£7.6m13%289
Ivan ToneyBrentfordForward£6.6m13%12107

Goalkeeper

Jose Sa

  • Price: £5.3m
  • Picked by: 13%
  • Fixture: Leeds (H)

Sa is the goalkeeper with the most value this season, scoring 130 points overall and 24.53 points per million (second most in the game).

He’s kept 11 clean sheets so far (fourth most), conceding no goals in 37.9% of matches (5th highest).

In addition to clean sheets he’s made 96 saves (third most), keeping out 84.1% of overall shots faced (most), as well as having the highest post-shot xG – Goals Against (10.7).

With Wolves only conceding 0.79 goals per 90, Sa is arguably the best goalkeeper to select and possibly as part of a Wolves double defence.

Defence

Kieran Tierney

  • Price: £5.1m
  • Picked by: 13%
  • Fixture: Aston Villa (a)

Tierney has a goal and three assists from full-back, getting 0.21 attacking returns per 90.

The Scotsman has delivered 66 crosses (10th most in the league) including 15 crosses into the box (fourth most).

He’s part of an Arsenal defence that’s kept 12 clean sheets this term and who are in great form, winning their last 5.

They face Villa this weekend who’ve outscored their xG by 8.8, meaning they’re scoring more than expected and may not be as potent as they seem.

Romain Saiss

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Picked by: 5%
  • Fixture: Leeds (H)

Wolves are solid at the back, only conceding 23 goals (fourth fewest) and keeping 11 clean sheets.

What sets Saiss apart from his teammates is that he has the highest xG of any Wolves defender (2.3), scoring twice.

Their opponents Leeds are vulnerable from set-pieces, conceding from 14, so Saiss’ height and aerial threat may come to fruition here.

It’s always risky to go with double defence from the same team, but with how strong Wolves have been defensively it may be worth the risk.

Outside of Tottenham, and alongside Leicester, Wolves are the most likely team to keep a clean sheet in BGW30.

Matt Doherty

  • Price: £4.8m
  • Picked by: 7%
  • Fixture: West Ham (H)

Doherty is in great form, scoring 33 points in the last three gameweeks (second most).

He has a goal and four assists, getting 0.76 attacking returns per 90 (second in Spurs team).

A lot of Spurs attacks involve the Irishman, as he’s taking 1.81 shots per 90 and supplying 1.97 key passes per 90.

Costing just £4.8m he’s very affordable, as well as the fact that West Ham haven’t won away from home in four matches in all competitions.

Midfield

Heung-Min Son

  • Price: £10.9m
  • Picked by: 24%
  • Fixture: West Ham (H)

Son has 11 goals and 7 assists this campaign, with a non-penalty xG of 9.2 (6th highest in the league) and an xA of 6.4 (fourth highest).

He’s been very accurate in front of goal, hitting 28 shots on target (5th most) and scoring from 39% of them overall.

Also, he’s made 47 key passes (8th most) and had 86 shot-creating actions.

For GW30, free hit or not, he’s a must have.

Philippe Coutinho

  • Price: £7.5m
  • Picked by: 25%
  • Fixture: Arsenal (H)

Coutinho is looking at home in this Villa side, with four goals and three assists already.

His npxG + xA is 5.6, the second highest in the team despite only playing 9 games.

He’s taking 3.16 shots per 90, making 1.97 key passes per 90, 3.95 shot-creating actions per 90 and 0.66 goal-creating actions per 90.

In his last 6 gameweeks he’s scored 48 points (third most), averaging 6.3 points per game (8th most).

Bukayo Saka

  • Price: £6.6m
  • Picked by: 31%
  • Fixture: Aston Villa (a)

Saka is enjoying the most productive season of his career, claiming 8 goals and 6 assists.

He’s taken 64 shots overall (9th most in the league) and made 43 key passes (10th most).

Additionally he’s produced 93 shot-creating actions (6th most) and has the most attacking returns in his team.

Arsenal are in great form, winning their last 5, and face Villa this gameweek as they look to tighten their grip on fourth place.

Harvey Barnes

  • Price: £6.5m
  • Picked by: 4%
  • Fixture: Brentford (H)

Leicester have arguably the best fixture on paper in GW30, facing Brentford at home.

One of the Foxes’ best assets is Barnes, who has three goals and 7 assists this campaign.

He’s averaging 2.8 shots per 90 (second in the team) and has the third highest npxG in the side (4.5).

Also he’s made 20 key passes, 40 shot-creating actions and 7 goal-creating actions, proving his importance to the team.

Brentford are vulnerable to a counter-attack, conceding 6 times on the break, which Barnes can take advantage of with his pace and directness.

Harry Kane

  • Price: £12.4m
  • Picked by: 23%
  • Fixture: West Ham (H)

Kane has grown into this season, scoring 11 times including twice from the penalty spot.

His npxG is the 5th highest in the league (11.4), taking 84 shots overall (third most) and averaging 3.37 per 90.

Of those shots 1.4 per 90 are on target (third most), and he’s also turned provider at times too, getting three assists and producing 9 goal-creating actions (9th most).

As for his GW30 opponents, he’s scored 11 times in 19 meetings with the Hammers and is a another player that must be in your free hit side.

Raul Jimenez

  • Price: £7.6m
  • Picked by: 13%
  • Fixture: Leeds (H)

Jimenez is Wolves’ top scorer with 6 goals, coupled with four assists too.

He’s made 27 key passes and 13 goal-creating actions this term (5th most in the league).

His opponents, Leeds, have been conceding an average of 3.17 goals in their last 6 matches, which Wolves will look to capitalise on at home, where they scored four last time out against Watford.

The Mexican is on penalties too, scoring one this season, and Leeds have conceded 6 this season (second most).

Ivan Toney

  • Price: £6.6m
  • Picked by: 13%
  • Fixture: Leicester (a)

Toney has 11 goals in his debut Premier League season, scoring 5 from the spot however with an xG of 9 but a npxG of 5.2.

His 5 goals in his last two fixtures have included three penalties and a npxG of just 0.59, showing a huge reliance of spot kicks for his goals.

He also has two assists with an xA of 3.8, proving him to be an important player for the Bees this season.

Facing Leicester in GW30 has promise as the Foxes have conceded 6 from penalties this season (second most), as well as allowing the most shots on goal at home this season (16.3 per game).

If you don’t fancy Toney away to Leicester then Alexandre Lacazette is seemingly the next best option.