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FPL 2023-24 – Free Hit XI For Gameweek 8


With the amount of injuries floating around, the Free Hit chip could prove quite popular this week. With that in mind, here’s a recommended team:

The following team is within the £100m budget at the time of writing, with the cheapest possible substitutes used:


GOALKEEPER: Bernd Leno – £4.7m – Fulham
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd

The top-scoring goalkeeper overall with 36 points and faces struggling Sheffield Utd at home in Gameweek 8.

DEFENDER: Kieran Trippier – £6.8m – Newcastle
Fixture: vs West Ham (a)

Keeping clean sheets in a rock-solid Magpies defence and has recorded five assists in his last three games in all competitions.

DEFENDER: Matty Cash – £4.9m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs Wolves (a)

Two clean sheets and three attacking returns in the Premier League this season, and also assisted in European action on Thursday evening.

DEFENDER: Levi Colwill – £4.6m – Chelsea
Fixture: vs Burnley (a)

Produced a 12-point return in Double Gameweek 7, and is likely to remain at left-back given the injury situation at Chelsea.

MIDFIELDER: Mo Salah – £12.6m – Liverpool
Fixture: vs Brighton (a)

The most reliable FPL asset going, and faces a Brighton side who are conceding an average of two goals per game in the Premier League.

MIDFIELDER: Heung-Min Son – £9.3m – Tottenham
Fixture: vs Luton (a)

Arguably the best captaincy choice in Gameweek 8, given his excellent from in front of goal in recent weeks.

MIDFIELDER: James Maddison – £8.0m – Tottenham
Fixture: vs Luton (a)

If Son is scoring, then Maddison is likely to be assisting. The Spurs double up makes perfect sense on a Free Hit.

MIDFIELDER: Miguel Almiron – £6.3m – Newcastle
Fixture: vs West Ham (a)

Has come into a nice run of form for a high-performing Newcastle side, and has shown in the past that he can produce consistent points when his confidence is up.

FORWARD: Ollie Watkins – £8.0m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs Wolves (a)

The most talked-about player in FPL this week is simply a no-brainer on a Free Hit after his fiver attacking returns last weekend.

FORWARD: Rasmus Hojlund – £7.1m – Man Utd
Fixture: vs Brentford (H)

One of the few shining lights in the Man Utd squad recently, and was particularly impressive in Champions League action on Tuesday.

FORWARD: Julian Alvarez – £7.0m – Man City
Fixture: vs Arsenal (a)

Has been far outperforming strike partner Erling Haaland lately, and seems sure of a start after he wasn’t selected in the starting XI in Wednesday’s Champions League fixture.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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