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Best FPL GW8 Free Hit Team

Three matches are postponed in FPL GW8, meaning it could be a perfect time to play your Free Hit chip.

There are a few key fixtures to target, one being Spurs versus bottom-of-the-table, Leicester.

Due to Chelsea versus Liverpool being off lots of FPL managers will have a lot of players blanking, such as Salah, TAA, and James.

Best FPL GW8 Free Hit Team

Here is the best Free Hit team you could field in Fantasy Premier League GW8.

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW6 PointsTotal Points
EdersonMan CityGoalkeeper£5.5m17%223
Joao CanceloMan CityDefender£7.2m50%233
Kieran TrippierNewcastleDefender£5.3m41%830
Ryan SessegnonTottenhamDefender£4.5m1%515
Dejan KulusevskiTottenhamMidfielder£8.1m13%127
Gabriel MartinelliArsenalMidfielder£6.5m48%236
Anthony GordonEvertonMidfielder£5.5m4%322
Andreas PereiraFulhamMidfielder£4.6m26%223
Erling HaalandMan CityForward£12.0m80%967
Harry KaneTottenhamForward£11.4m19%940
Alexander IsakNewcastleForward£7.0m7%29


  • Price: £5.5m
  • Picked by: 17%
  • Fixture: Wolves (a)

Ederson is a great value option on a Free Hit this week, as he’s part of the exceptional Man City defence.

They have kept three clean sheets this season (equal most).

This gameweek, Man City face Wolves, who have only scored three this season (joint-fewest).

Furthermore, away from home City are only conceding 7 shots per game on average, the fewest in the league.

Ederson’s save points and price are what has suppressed his ownership so far but on a Free Hit he is a much more appealing option.

The alternative is Nick Pope who has made 28 saves this season. Astonishingly, Ederson has only made 6!

Joao Cancelo

  • Price: £7.2m
  • Picked by: 50%
  • Fixture: Wolves (a)

A City defence double-up isn’t the worst idea in the world.

Their defence is notably solid and they’re going up against a side with a weak attack. It feels like an obvious decision.

Cancelo also adds an attacking threat, with one goal and an assist this term.

We know his passing range is expansive, supplying 50 passes into the final third (fourth most) as well as 49 progressive passes (second most).

With Alexander-Arnold without a fixture in GW8, Cancelo is the only premium defender in action.

Kieran Trippier

  • Price: £5.3m
  • Picked by: 41%
  • Fixture: Bournemouth (H)

Trippier has just one return so far this season (one goal), but he has the 8th highest xA amongst all the defenders (0.95).

He’s very influential from full-back, making 12 key passes (10th most) and 14 passes into the box this term (6th most).

Additionally, he’s taken the most corners in the league too (30).

Newcastle host Bournemouth in GW8 and are unbeaten at St James’ so far, keeping two clean sheets.

Ryan Sessegnon

  • Price: £4.5m
  • Picked by: 1%
  • Fixture: Leicester (H)

With Ivan Perisic playing the full 90 minutes against Sporting in midweek, Sessegnon could be in line to start on Saturday.

The wing-back has the highest xG amongst defenders (1.5) and, per 90, is taking 3.7 shots (7th most) and 1.9 on target (6th most).

Spurs play Leicester this weekend, who’ve only been taking 9.8 shots per game (third fewest) so there’s a fair chance at a clean sheet too.

As Perisic appears to be the first choice left back, there’s always a chance Sessegnon doesn’t start, so it’s important to have a strong bench option in case.

Someone like Neco Williams, Matty Cash or Lucas Digne would provide excellent backup.

Dejan Kulusevski

  • Price: £8.1m
  • Picked by: 13%
  • Fixture: Leicester (H)

Kulusevski has a goal and two assists this campaign and has looked like a good FPL option.

This season, he has the most carries into the opposition box (16), the second most carries into the final third (18), and 12 key passes (10th most).

As mentioned above, Spurs are up against Leicester who have a leaky defence and haven’t kept a clean sheet yet, so it’s important you have one of their attackers.

Kulusevski has the second highest xA in the Tottenham team (1.4), and is more affordable than Kane and Son at £8.1m.

After not starting any of Tottenham’s last three matches, he might actually be more likely to start than either Richarlison or Heung Min Son.

Gabriel Martinelli

  • Price: £6.5m
  • Picked by: 48%
  • Fixture: Brentford (a)

Martinelli has been one of the best FPL picks of the early season, scoring 36 points.

He’s really cheap at £6.5m too and has scored 5.54 points per million.

The Brazilian has three goals and an assist, ranking 10th in terms of xGI (4.2).

He’s taken 20 shots (fourth most), including 8 on target (6th most).

And then there’s his creative side, making 15 key passes (5th most), 27 crosses (third most), and takes corners too (22 taken).

Arsenal play Brentford, a tough game but one they can conceivably score a few in.

Anthony Gordon

  • Price: £5.5m
  • Picked by: 4%
  • Fixture: West Ham (H)

Gordon has been a bright spark for Everton this season, scoring twice, ranking him second amongst midfielders in FPL’s threat index.

His xG is 1.7, and he has taken 18 shots, with the second most on target (13) at a rate of 2.2 per 90.

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Dribbling is one of his best attributes, carrying the ball into the box 12 times (5th most).

The Toffees face West Ham, who, like Everton, sit on four points, but with the home advantage Gordon could get an attacking return.

Andreas Pereira

  • Price: £4.6m
  • Picked by: 26%
  • Fixture: Nottingham Forest (a)

Pereira is the best £4.5m asset this season, starting every game for Fulham so far in an advanced midfield position.

He has two assists, making 12 key passes (10th most) and faces Forest next.

Steve Cooper’s side sit in 19th place and have conceded 14, the third most in the league.

Pereira offers great value at his low price, in fact he’s the 9th most valuable midfielder, scoring 5 points per million.

Erling Haaland

  • Price: £12.0m
  • Picked by: 80%
  • Fixture: Wolves (a)

Haaland is the most must-have asset in the game this season, scoring at an inhuman rate.

The Norwegian is the league’s top scorer, netting 10 times at a rate of 1.87 per 90.

He also has the highest xG (8.2), which is nearly four whole goals higher than second place, taking the most shots (25) and the most on target (14).

City face Wolves but it doesn’t matter who they play, Haaland is capable of hauling against anyone.

Unsurprisingly, he is once again the best FPL captain. This may be a reoccurring theme this season.

Harry Kane

  • Price: £11.4m
  • Picked by: 19%
  • Fixture: Leicester (H)

Kane is in good form in the league, scoring 5 times and getting an assist too.

He is a complete forward, having the second highest xG (4.5) and the highest xA out of all the forwards (1.8).

The striker has taken 22 shots (third most) and made 12 passes into the box (9th most) along with four through balls (fourth most).

Being the team’s penalty taker there’s always a safety net in case he doesn’t perform well, as he’s guaranteed a goal every few games.

In GW8 his opponents are Leicester, who he has a very impressive record against, scoring 17 times in 14 games against them.

Few Fantasy Premier League managers will be surprised to know that Kane comes out second on our free FPL points predictor tool. Yes, Haaland is number one again.

Alexander Isak

  • Price: £7.0m
  • Picked by: 7%
  • Fixture: Bournemouth (H)

In his first two games for Newcastle the £60m man has looked sharp in front of goal.

He scored on his debut against Liverpool and arguably should’ve scored against Palace too, recording an xG of 0.8 in the match.

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His quality of shot is high, averaging 0.2 non-penalty xG per shot (5th highest).

He faces Bournemouth in GW8 who have the worst defence in the league, conceding 18, so it could be a fruitful day for the Swede.