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Best FPL GW33 Free Hit Team

FPL GW33 is another double gameweek, with 7 teams doubling, as well as a blank gameweek for three teams.

Because of this many of you will be opting to use a Free Hit chip in GW33, although it depends on how depleted your team is by those blanks.

This week is a good one to use the chip, but more appealing weeks include GW36 and GW37, which are also both double gameweeks.

Best DGW33 FH Team

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW32 ScoreTotal Points
Nick PopeBurnleyGoalkeeper£5.4m4%296
Trent Alexander ArnoldLiverpoolDefender£8.4m39%4191
Joao CanceloMan CityDefender£7.0m39%5173
James JustinLeicesterDefender£4.9m1%211
Dan BurnNewcastleDefender£4.4m1%867
Bruno FernandesMan UnitedMidfielder£11.6m16%2136
Heung-Min SonSpursMidfielder£11.1m27%21198
James MaddisonLeicesterMidfielder£6.9m14%6130
Bukayo SakaArsenalMidfielder£6.8m33%1141
Harry KaneSpursForward£12.6m26%10150
Allan Saint-MaximinNewcastleForward£6.8m12%297

Goalkeeper

Nick Pope

  • Price: £5.4m
  • Picked by: 4%
  • Fixtures: West Ham (a), Southampton (H)

Out of the goalkeepers with a double gameweek, Pope is arguably the best option.

He’s kept 7 clean sheets and made 82 saves (9th most in the league), boasting a 70% save rate.

The England international has just 4% ownership, making him a great differential punt this week as they face West Ham (a) and Southampton (H).

West Ham will be coming off the back of a tough Europa League tie against Lyon that could potentially last 120 minutes, and Saints have only won one point from their last 5 league games.

Defence

Trent Alexander-Arnold

  • Price: £8.4m
  • Picked by: 39%
  • Fixture: Man United (H)

Alexander-Arnold is one of the best playmakers in the league, having the most assists (12) and the highest xA (11.57).

His creativity is underlined by the fact he leads the league in progressive passes (241) and shot-creating actions (131) whilst being second for key passes (77), third for crosses into the box (18), and fourth for goal-creating actions (17).

He’s also a set piece taker, setting up four goals from such situations this term.

This gameweek Liverpool face Manchester United, and Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 6 meetings at Anfield, keeping 5 clean sheets.

Joao Cancelo

  • Price: £7.0m
  • Picked by: 39%
  • Fixture: Brighton (H)

Cancelo rivals TAA for creativity playing in a very dominant Man City side.

He has less assists (9), lower xA (4) and slightly fewer progressive passes (225).

But he has more passes into the box (81 – most in the league) and more passes into the final third (231), having less crosses than Trent due to City’s style of play.

In FPL GW33 City, the best defence (only 20 conceded), face Brighton who’ve only scored 28 times (third fewest).

James Justin

  • Price: £4.9m
  • Picked by: 1%
  • Fixture: Newcastle (a), Crystal Palace (a)

Justin has only made 8 appearances this season, but has averaged 0.21 non-penalty xG + xA per 90, which is in the 84th percentile over the last year versus other full backs.

Before his injury last season he looked promising, scoring and assisting two each and ending the campaign with 101 points.

Leicester are unbeaten in three league games and have a double gameweek facing Newcastle and Everton, who’ve both lost three of their last four league games.

Dan Burn

  • Price: £4.4m
  • Picked by: 1%
  • Fixture: Leicester (H), Crystal Palace (H)

Newcastle have been strong at the back in recent weeks, especially at home, conceding just two in their last four home matches, keeping two clean sheets.

They’ve also won their last four matches at St James’ Park and have a double gameweek with both fixtures at home.

They face Leicester, who sit 16th in the away league table, and Crystal Palace, who are averaging 8.9 shots per game away from home (second fewest in the league).

Burn is a great option from the Magpies defence, he’s an aerial threat at 6’6 and averages 1.33 touches in the opposition box per 90 (91st percentile over the last year versus other centre backs).

He’s also collected four bonus points this term (second most in the team), winning 4.58 aerial duels and making 2.23 blocks per 90.

Midfield

Bruno Fernandes

  • Price: £11.6m
  • Picked by: 16%
  • Fixtures: Norwich (H), Liverpool (a)

Man Utd play Liverpool in the double gameweek but first face Norwich at Old Trafford (conceded 32 goals away from home – 2.1 per game).

With 7 assists he is a chance creation king, boasting the third highest xA (8.1), making 80 key passes (most in the league) and 122 shot-creating actions (second most).

He has 9 goals too, taking 70 shots overall, and you would back him to get on the scoresheet against the Canaries at least.

Cristiano Ronaldo is of course another great option should he get bulk of the 180 minutes.

Heung-Min Son

  • Price: £11.1m
  • Picked by: 27%
  • Fixture: Brighton (H)

After his hat-trick against Villa it means that it’s three double-digit hauls in a row for Son.

He’s the most in form player in the league, scoring 69 points in the last 6 gameweeks, and is now on 17 non-penalty goals for the campaign (most in the league).

The Korean has 8 assists too, making 55 key passes (6th most), 102 shot-creating actions (7th most) and 12 goal-creating actions (10th most).

Spurs play Brighton, who recently went on a run of 7 straight losses. Conversely, Spurs have won their last four.

James Maddison

  • Price: £6.9m
  • Picked by: 14%
  • Fixtures: Newcastle (a), Crystal Palace (a)

With 8 goals and assists each, Maddison has had a very good season.

He has produced 14 goal-creating actions, the 6th most in the league, averaging 0.66 per 90.

Leicester are currently fourth in the form table and have two matches against Newcastle, who allow 14.8 shots per game at home (second most in the league), and Everton, who are a poor side.

Whilst being a good pick on paper, he could be a rotation risk with Leicester still being in the Conference League, so wait for team news before putting him in your Free Hit.

Bukayo Saka

  • Price: £6.8m
  • Picked by: 33%
  • Fixtures: Southampton (a), Chelsea (a)

Saka has 9 goals and 6 assists this season and is a key player in Arsenal’s race for fourth place.

Apart from his goals he has a high xA (6.2) and has made 107 shot-creating actions (5th most in the league), as well as 50 carries into the box (third most).

Arsenal’s form is stuttering, losing three of their last four, but their double gameweek includes a visit to Southampton, who have nothing to play for, and Chelsea, which is a massive game for the Gunners.

He’s currently owned by 33% of managers, so is a must-have on a Free Hit this week. However, if you’re chasing then going the Gabriel Martinelli route (4% TSB) may be more advisable.

Forwards

Harry Kane

  • Price: £12.6m
  • Picked by: 26%
  • Fixture: Brighton (H)

Kane has 12 goals and 10 assists, with an xG of 15.1 and an xA of 7.7.

His xG is the second highest in the league and his non-penalty xG is the fourth highest (13.6), taking 100 shots (second most) with 39 on target (second most).

He’s one of the best players in the league right now, combining creativity with goal threat.

In his last 6 games he’s averaging 1.17 assists, one big chance created and 0.67 goals per game.

His opponents in GW33 are Brighton, who he’s scored 8 against during his career.

Allan Saint-Maximin

  • Price: £6.8m
  • Picked by: 12%
  • Fixture: Leicester (H), Crystal Palace (H)

Newcastle are a lot more competitive in the league under Eddie Howe, who are now almost certainly safe from relegation.

Saint-Maximin has 5 goals and assists each and has made 73 carries into the final third (fourth most in the league), 45 carries into the box (7th most) and has dribbled past the most players (121).

This means he is good at getting his team into attacking areas and could potentially lead to creating chances.

He has a double gameweek against Leicester, who are conceding two goals per game away from home, and Palace, who have nothing left to play for.

An alternative is Newcastle teammate Chris Wood. The former Burnley man is picked by 4x fewer FPL managers and has the bonus of being on penalties.