Fantasy Premier League: How does a Free Hit work in FPL?

Fantasy Premier League: How does a Free Hit work in FPL? Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United #2 during the Pre Season Premier League Summer Series match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 26, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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In Fantasy Premier League, a Free Hit can be used to make as many FPL transfers as you want – but only for a week, as your team will revert back to how it looked the week before.

The Free Hit is one of your chips, alongside the Wildcard, the Triple Captain and Bench Boost

You can use it once a season to make unlimited transfers to your 15-man squad and like the Wildcard, the Free Hit is used when confirming transfers. It cannot be cancelled once confirmed.

FPL: How a Free Hit works in Fantasy Premier League


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Any free transfers that you'd already made for that gameweek, however, will be lost. You'll then get the standard one free transfer for the following Gameweek, as your squad returns to normal - and price changes won't be affected from using the Free Hit.

So when do you use your Free Hit? That's entirely up to you. 

Some managers choose to use the chip to just try some different for a week, while others wait until players get two matches in a gameweek in order to bring in some fresh stars likely to play twice across one week. 

Of course, injury and suspension can ravage a squad too – and the Free Hit plays into this.

The chip is particularly useful for short-term gains. While a lot of FPL is focused around building for gameweeks ahead, the Free Hit allows you to make quick decisions with only the next game in mind. 

You can play Fantasy Premier League online on the Premier League website, or on the Premier League app, which is available on iOS and Android. Still missing something? Here's everything you need to know about FPL, including FourFourTwo's guides on the game. Enjoy!

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.