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Best FPL GW36 Free Hit Team

FPL GW36 is the biggest double gameweek of the season, with 12 teams doubling.

This is a perfect opportunity to use your Free Hit chip but GW37 is also a very good time to use it as well, allowing you to bench boost this week instead.

Best DGW36 FH Team

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW35 ScoreOverall Points
Kasper SchmeichelLeicesterGoalkeeper£4.9m17%2117
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpoolDefender£8.4m39%0202
Andrew RobertsonLiverpoolDefender£7.3m12%6175
Joao CanceloMan CityDefender£7.2m41%5185
Aymeric LaporteMan CityDefender£6.0m12%6144
Marcos AlonsoChelseaDefender£5.7m13%1112
Mohamed SalahLiverpoolMidfielder£13.3m59%1256
Raheem SterlingMan CityMidfielder£10.5m3%3131
Mason MountChelseaMidfielder£7.7m23%1154
James MaddisonLeicesterMidfielder£6.9m14%0135


Kasper Schmeichel

  • Price: £4.9m
  • Picked by: 17%
  • Fixtures: Everton (H) + Norwich (H)

Leicester have improved defensively lately, keeping three clean sheets in their last 10.

Schmeichel is a great pick this week, facing both Everton and Norwich at home, who have the two worst away records in the league (6 and 9 points respectively).

He’s played every minute for the Foxes, making 112 saves (fourth most in the league) and saving two penalties.

For a double gameweek you couldn’t ask for a better set of fixtures than these.


Trent Alexander-Arnold

  • Price: £8.4m
  • Picked by: 39%
  • Fixtures: Spurs (H) + Aston Villa (a)

Trent’s pedigree is well known, getting 12 assists and two goals this campaign.

He’s one of the best playmakers in the league, making 83 key passes (second most in the league) and boasting the highest xA (12.19).

Liverpool have kept 21 clean sheets this term, more than anyone else, which could lead to TAA hauling this week if he can come up with some attacking returns.

Being 39% owned it would be foolish to go without him on a free hit, unless you need a differential.

Andrew Robertson

  • Price: £7.3m
  • Picked by: 12%
  • Fixtures: Spurs (H) + Aston Villa (a)

Due to Liverpool being dominant at the back, it’s wise to double up on their defence this week.

Robertson rivals his teammate TAA for assists (11) and has the same number of goals too, but the Scotsman is £1.1m cheaper.

However he has a much lower xA (5.99), meaning his assists probably aren’t going to continue as consistently as Trent’s are.

In 9 of his last 10 games he’s gotten either a clean sheet or an attacking return, and could continue that form in the double gameweek.

Joao Cancelo

  • Price: £7.2m
  • Picked by: 41%
  • Fixtures: Newcastle (H) + Wolves (a)

With 185 points this season Cancelo is the second highest scoring defender behind Alexander-Arnold (202).

His goal and 9 assists have contributed greatly to that, producing 14 goal-creating actions as well (8th most in the league).

Clean sheets have also been crucial to his high points tally, with City keeping 20 (second most).

In DGW36 they face Newcastle and Wolves, who have only scored 40 and 33 goals respectively, so more clean sheets could be on the horizon again.

Aymeric Laporte

  • Price: £6.0m
  • Picked by: 12%
  • Fixtures: Newcastle (H) + Wolves (a)

Like with Liverpool defenders, it could be worth doubling up on City ones too.

Along with being part of a solid defence, Laporte is a set piece threat as well.

City have scored 18 goals from set plays, with the Spanish international scoring three of them.

These City assets are their most likely starters in defence with Cancelo starting 32 matches this season and Laporte starting 29, the most out of their defenders.

Marcos Alonso

  • Price: £5.7m
  • Picked by: 13%
  • Fixtures: Wolves (H) + Leeds (a)

Alonso has had a fairly decent season, contributing three goals and four assists.

In his last 5 games the Spaniard has amassed 34 points, scoring twice, getting two clean sheets and an assist.

Chelsea have a solid defence too, keeping 15 clean sheets this term as well as conceding only 11 times away from home.

Their second game of the double gameweek is on the road, with the first game being against Wolves, the fourth lowest scorers in the league (scoring 33).

Reece James is an alternative but we have Alonso as a more likely starter in our Fantasy Premier League team news.


Mohamed Salah

  • Price: £13.3m
  • Picked by: 59%
  • Fixtures: Spurs (H) + Aston Villa (a)

Salah is the league’s top scorer with 22 goals as well as supplying 14 assists, making him an essential for DGW36.

He has the highest xG + xA too (32.53), contributing the most attacking returns in the league.

The Egyptian’s game is focused on goals, taking 122 shots overall, averaging 4.19 per 90 as well as 25 goal-creating actions (most in the league).

He faces Spurs and Villa this gameweek, scoring 8 and 5 goals against them respectively in his career, including one against Villa earlier in the season.

Raheem Sterling

  • Price: £10.5m
  • Picked by: 3%
  • Fixtures: Newcastle (H) + Wolves (a)

Sterling has 10 goals and 6 assists, totalling 131 points this campaign, hitting well over 100 points in his last 5 seasons.

Despite having the 6th highest xG (13.03) he has very low ownership, with many managers afraid of him being benched due to ‘Pep Roulette’.

However he typically starts in the league, starting four out of the last 5 and grabbing two assists in those games.

This week he faces Newcastle and Wolves, both of which he’s scored against this season.

Mason Mount

  • Price: £7.7m
  • Picked by: 23%
  • Fixtures: Wolves (H) + Leeds (a)

After losing to Everton at the weekend Chelsea’s top four place is less secure, so will be looking to field a strong team to clinch a Champions League spot.

Mount is one of the first names on the teamsheet, scoring and assisting 10 goals each and is the highest scoring Chelsea player (154 points).

He’s crucial to everything good that Chelsea does, making 4.04 shot-creating actions per 90 for his teammates.

In DGW36 his opponents are Wolves and Leeds, who are both inconsistent, but it’s worth noting the Leeds game is three days before the FA Cup final, so Mount may be rested.

James Maddison

  • Price: £6.9m
  • Picked by: 14%
  • Fixtures: Everton (H) + Norwich (H)

With Leicester’s mouthwatering fixtures this week it’s tempting to have one of their attackers in your Free Hit.

If you’re to choose one, Maddison is a great shout, scoring and setting up 8 goals this term.

He has the most points in the Leicester team (135) being involved in both creating and scoring goals, registering 27 shots on target (8th most in the league) and 0.6 goal-creating actions per 90 (6th most).

Facing Everton and Norwich at home is likely to lead to more returns, with both in the bottom 5 teams for goals conceded away from home (35 and 37 respectively).

There are minor concerns about his fitness. Should news come out suggesting he’ll miss the Everton game, then Harvey Barnes is a great alternative.



  • Price: £7.5m
  • Picked by: 7%
  • Fixtures: Leicester (a) + Watford (a)

Everton’s top scorer (8 goals) has been in good form of late, scoring 35 points in his last 5 gameweeks.

His talismanic performances have given Everton a chance of survival and he has decent fixtures this week too.

Firstly he plays Leicester, who may be in the Conference Final by then and will want to rest players, before facing Watford away, who have the worst home record in the league (7 points).

The Brazilian has scored 5 against Leicester and three against Watford during his career, boding well for him this gameweek.

Interestingly Richarlison had just 5.5% effective ownership in GW35. This will of course increase for GW36, but is an encouraging statistic for those looking to gain ground.


In the unlikely event that one or more of these players don’t feature at all in DGW36, then these players are good bench options.

They’re all players with two fixtures and some are the cheapest starters for their respective positions.

  • Ben Foster – Goalkeeper, £4.1m
  • Eddie Nketiah – Forward, £5.5m
  • Anthony Gordon – Midfielder, £4.6m
  • Dane Scarlett – Forward, £4.5m (budgetary reasons)