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FPL 2023-24 – Free Hit XI For Gameweek 9


If you are planning to use your Free Hit chip in Gameweek 9, we’ve put together a suggested XI for you to mull over:

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


GOALKEEPER: Nick Pope – £5.5m – Newcastle
Fixture: vs Crystal Palace (H)

Three clean sheets in his last four Premier League fixtures and takes on a Crystal Palace side who have scored just once in their last four games in all competitions.

DEFENDER: Kieran Trippier – £6.9m – Newcastle
Fixture: vs Crystal Palace (H)

The form defender at the moment and offers both clean sheet potential and the prospect of attacking returns.

DEFENDER: Matty Cash – £5.1m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs West Ham (H)

A constant attacking threat from full-back and has recorded three attacking returns in the Premier League already this season.

DEFENDER: Pedro Porro – £5.1m – Tottenham
Fixture: vs Fulham (H)

Two assists to date for top-of-the-table Tottenham, while Gameweek 9 opponent Fulham have failed to score in two of their last three Premier League fixtures.

MIDFIELDER: Mo Salah – £12.6m – Liverpool
Fixture: vs Everton (H)

Quite simply an essential asset on any Free Hit. Is tied first for the most FPL points gained this season.

MIDFIELDER: Heung-Min Son – £9.5m – Tottenham
Fixture: vs Fulham (H)

Six goals in the current Premier League campaign and looks set to continue in the central striker role.

MIDFIELDER: Marcus Rashford – £8.8m – Man Utd
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

Has disappointed this season but scored over the international break and should surely get opportunities against struggling Sheffield Utd.

MIDFIELDER: Bruno Fernandes – £8.4m – Man Utd
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

Like Rashford, this is very much a fixture pick. Impressed for Portugal in recent EURO 2024 qualifiers.

FORWARD: Ollie Watkins – £8.2m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs West Ham (H)

Red hot right now and has only blanked on one occasion this season.

FORWARD: Rasmus Hojlund – £7.2m – Man Utd
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

This fixture represents an excellent opportunity for the Dane to register his first Premier League goal for the Red Devils.

FORWARD: Julian Alvarez – £7.0m – Man City
Fixture: vs Brighton (H)

Budget dictates Haaland is out of reach with this team, but Alvarez has actually been outperforming his teammate of late.

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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