September 23, 2023


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Gameweek 33 free hit team : best free hit template for GW33

Gameweek 33 Free hit draft template

Gameweek 33 is a couple of days away and we all know that one of the talks of this gameweek is whether to free hit or use the bench boost chip.

If you’re on the free hit train, then here’s a look at our gameweek 33 free hit template. This template includes eight double gameweek players, three single gameweeks and cost around 100 million to create making it easy and affordable to make.

Before we get right into this free hit team, let’s take a look at the fixtures and teams who double this gameweek.

DGW33 fixtures : players you should add to your DGW33 bench boost
DGW33 fixtures: seven teams have a double gameweek in GW33.

Now that we know the fixtures and the teams that double in gameweek 33, let’s now dive right into creating our gameweek free hit draft template.

Gameweek 33 Free hit team selection

Kasper Schmeichel(4.8 million)

The Leicester goalkeeper will be the first name on our teamsheet this week and one of the reasons for that is Leicester’s good fixtures, they play Newcastle and Everton this gameweek.

Apart from their really good fixtures, Schmeichel has been in really good form. In his last five games he has picked up 27 points, made 20 saves, kept two cleansheets, saved a penalty and picked up five bonus points.

Leicester look much better defensively the return of some of their key defensive players has really contributed to their recent success defensively.

They face Everton and Leicester in gameweek 33. Two teams who don’t score that many goals and that’s a good thing and makes Schmeichel a good pick this gameweek.

Fabian Schar(4.4 million)

Schar is a really good cheap defensive pick for your free hit team. Newcastle play two games at home and those two games have an FDR of 2. They have the best fixture difficulty rating amongst teams who play twice this week.

Their nice fixtures, Fabian Schar’s good form and his attacking threat makes him a good defender to add to your free hit team.

Fabian Schar has scored two goals this season and one of those goals came from a direct free-kick.

The centre-back has picked up a total of 39 points in his last seven games he also had two double-digit hauls in that period.

Joao Cancelo and Trent Alexander-Arnold

Joao Cancelo and Trent Alexander-Arnold don’t have double gameweeks in gameweek 33, however they are still good players to have this gameweek and would most likely outperform defenders who double this gameweek.

Man City play Brighton at home and Liverpool face United at home as well. These are games that you’d expect these players to turn up in.

If you have any Liverpool, City or Chelsea defenders, you should hold on to them this gameweek.

But for the sake of the free hit we’d be going for Alex Telles. Man united face Norwich and Liverpool this gameweek.

We are going for Alex Telles solely because of his game against Norwich. United do create a decent amount of chances and Telles is a good creative source for United, he’s in charge of set-pieces and also puts lots pf crosses into the box.

If united do play well and get a result against Norwich, then we’re in a really good place.

James Maddison and Harvey Barnes

Gameweek 33 free hit player: James Maddison

As said earlier, Leicester have really good fixtures and that’s why we’ll be trippling up on their assets this gameweek.

To be honest, the stand-out players in this Leicester side are Harvey Barnes and James Maddison.

These two have been in decent form and whenever Leicester play well they are heavily involved.

One thing to keep in mind is the risk of rotation. Leicester are still in the Conference League and the amount of minutes James Maddison and Harvey Barnes play during the week is one we want to keep an eye on.

James Maddison featured in their last Conference League game and also played this weekend against Palace.

If he is to play another 90 minutes during the week, then you’d expect him to be rested in one of his double gameweeks.

Be sure to check: our list of potential gameweek 33 transfer targets

Bukayo Saka

gameweek 33 free hit player: Bukayo Saka

Although Arsenal have not been all that convincing, we’d still look to get Bukayo Saka this gameweek.

Arsenal’s double gameweek fixtures are kind of decent, they play Southampton and Chelsea in gameweek 33.

While the Chelsea game might be difficult, the one against Southampton is one Arsenal would be looking to take advantage of and to do that we’d need to get their main man, Bukayo Saka.

Saka has been Arsenal’s standout player this season. He has been involved in 15 goals already this season, scoring nine goals and assisting six.

He is also the player who carries the most goal-scoring threat and has created the most chances amongst Arsenal assets this season.

They play a Southampton team that conceded six goals against Chelsea last gameweek, you’d be hoping that Arsenal and Saka find their form against this Southampton side.

Son and Kevin De Brunye

Like Arnold and Cancelo, these two players don’t have a double gameweek. But they would have a place in our gameweek 33 free hit team.

They’ve been in really good form of late, scoring goals week in week out and because of their really impressive form we’d going with Kevin De Brunye over Salah and Son over Kane.

Well, it looks like Kevin De Brunye might have picked up an injury against Athletico Madrid this makes him a doubt this gameweek.

That means we’d have to look at some alternatives and the first on the list would be Mo Salah – two free hit drafts would be posted below one with Salah and another without him so feel free to choose.

If you don’t want to go with Salah, then Bruno Fernandes is another good Kevin De Brunye replacement.

One thing to note is that Man City doesn’t play till next week Wednesday so Kevin De Brunye might still recover in time to face Brighton.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Chris Wood

Cristiano Ronaldo and Chris Wood are pretty good striking options. Ronaldo plays Norwich in gameweek 33 a team that sits at the bottom of the table.

While Man united might be struggling, they still have enough individual quality to put a couple of goals past Norwich and if they do that you’d expect Ronaldo to be amongst the goals.

Chris Wood will be our second striker in this free hit draft. Chris Wood showed some good signs in his last game against Wolves, a game where he scored one goal and had another disallowed.

Newcastle’s good fixtures makes Chris Wood even more appealing – he plays Leicester and Palace at home.

In a season where strikers have not been that great, we’d have to make do with these two this gameweek.

If you do have Harry Kane it would be much better to keep hold of him as he could outperform some double gameweek players.

Gameweek 33 free hit team

gameweek 33 free hit

Here are a few other GW33 free hit drafts created by @FPL_Architect. Feel free to read his DGW33 thread on Twitter and if you want you can give him a follow.

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