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The arguments for and against using a Wildcard in FPL Gameweek 3

Six-time top 5k finisher Zøphar talks us through the arguments for and against an early Wildcard in Fantasy Premier League.


The start of this season has been unique with four teams (Manchester United, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Burnley) missing out in Gameweek 1. These four teams were popular Fantasy-wise, too, so with them featuring for the first time in Gameweek 2, we finally have an opportunity to evaluate how they’re doing and decide who we subsequently want to bring in.

Of course, you might want to bring in multiple assets from the four teams above as well as form players from other teams. The idea of a Gameweek 3 Wildcard is one I’ve seen discussed around the Scout comments section and on Twitter, so for this piece, I thought I’d examine the pros and cons of this strategy.

I’m in no means advocating this as the best way forward, just having an objective look at it so that you can make an informed decision on whether it’s one you want to adopt. 

Gameweek 3 fixture turn

Positives

Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men stormed out of the blocks against Sheffield United in Gameweek 1 and with no Europa League commitments this year, they should offer a consistent stream of points at budget prices.

The Ruben Vinagre (£4.5m) wagon has been well and truly derailed and Fernando Marcal (£5.0m) doesn’t look anywhere near as attacking as Jonny Otto (£5.5m). With Adama Traore (£6.5m) playing wing-back, the obvious choice in their defence is already apparent – Romain Saiss (£5.0m). The Moroccan could have had a hat-trick against the Blades and is great for bonus points as well.

Apart from that, Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) looked sharp and has proven pedigree over the last two years. Jumping quickly on these two players, and maybe even Daniel Podence (£5.5m), could get you an early lead up the rankings.

Everton

It’s only one Gameweek and maybe Spurs flattered them but in general, Everton look a much better team than last season with the signings of Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m), Allan Marques Loureiro (£5.5m) and James Rodriguez (£7.5m). The Toffees have a favourable run of fixtures in which the likes of James Rodriguez, Lucas Digne (£6.0m) and Calvert-Lewin (£7.0m) could prosper.

A strategy that Magnus Carlsen adopted last year was doubling and even tripling up on teams with a good fixture run and I don’t see how that’s possible without a Wildcard as you will likely be prioritising assets from the Manchester clubs. 

The Manchester clubs

If like me, you want to see how the two clubs do in Gameweek 2 before investing, the Gameweek 3 Wildcard allows you to do that. Instead of being constrained by price and team structure, you can cherry-pick the assets that you want. 

Time to evaluate Chelsea

The Blues’ win against Brighton was far from convincing and perhaps many of us, including myself, were a bit hasty in bringing in their assets right from week one. The fixture run after Liverpool though is quite kind and with two matches-worth of data, you might be in a better position to evaluate the potential of their assets. You can then decide if Kai Havertz (8.5m) is worth selling or buying. 

Jump off Spurs

Spurs were invested in heavily because of their kind run of fixtures to start the season but they look a team in disarray with Jose Mourinho’s post-match comments including every excuse in the book. If they are as poor against Southampton as they were against Everton, the Wildcard offers you the option of dumping their assets. 

Finding the right ‘glue’ picks

You don’t want to waste transfers on players such as your goalkeeper, £4.5m bench fodder and cheap defenders: these are your ‘glue’ picks that you want in your team for the long run so you can focus your transfers on the attackers.

Going early helps you identify the right picks for this, players such as Saiss, Reece James (£5.0m), Michael Keane (£5.0m), Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) and even a suitable goalkeeper.

I’m not as confident in Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) as I was at the start of the season. These players are important as they chip in with useful contributions. 

Negatives

The transfer window

The most obvious negative to a Gameweek 3 Wildcard is the transfer window, which shuts only after Gameweek 4. As we have seen in Vinagre’s case, a new signing can almost immediately usurp your asset’s place in the team and there is nothing worse than bringing in a shiny new FPL toy only to see him sold or replaced with a new acquisition.

There are also murmurs of Gareth Bale possibly being loaned out to Spurs, so getting the Welshman or any other new premium asset, say even Jadon Sancho, can be quite difficult without a Wildcard. 

Two weeks is not a large enough sample size

This is primarily why I am not inclined to adopt this strategy for my team. We have to keep in mind the circumstances we are in with the COVID pandemic; this is far from a regular season. Teams have had almost no pre-season training with the internationals throwing a further spanner in the works in terms of preparation. What we are seeing in the first two Gameweeks might just be rustiness.

If Liverpool ship another three goals against Chelsea, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to concede similar numbers over the season. We are likely not going to see as poor performances from the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) once they are up to speed. So we might not have all the information we need to make an informed decision.  

Possible Blanks and Doubles in Gameweek 18 and 19

Admittedly, I haven’t read too much about it but from what I know there could be possible blanks and doubles in Gameweeks 18 and 19, so having the Wildcard handy could be useful in optimising point potential there.

Gameweek 16 is the last week you can use your Wildcard, so it might help navigate that tricky period. 

No ‘get out of jail free’ card

I personally like to keep the Wildcard as late as possible as it sort of acts like a comfort blanket. I know that if my team is suddenly overloaded by injuries or out of form, I can change it. Not a very strong argument I know but hey, peace of mind is a good thing. 

Conclusion

A lot depends on how you view the Wildcard. An aggressive way to play it is to react to form and fixture turns and use it to load up on players and teams you fancy to do well. It could help you get an early lead while those around you are still stuck with the assets they backed in Gameweek 1. You effectively gain an advantage for 10-12 weeks rather than just a few weeks if you target the blanks/doubles in Gameweek 18. But do you have enough information to identify those players? That’s what you have to decide.

The obvious drawback with having it in your back pocket and not using it is that you might constantly be chasing the ideal team you want and always be short by three to four players. This might cause you to be over-aggressive, take hits and adopt a more risky attitude with the comfort that you have a ‘get out of jail free’ card. 

I’m personally not inclined to use the Wildcard before Gameweek 4 at the earliest. I’m hoping by then that we have a decent sample size of data and, with the transfer window closed, we can be more certain of player selections. Players like Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) might get moves to Premier League clubs, which would make them great enablers. 

Again, there’s no right or wrong way to play it. Do what matches your overall play style and what suits your team best. 

Thanks for reading. 

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  1. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    My current defence is:

    Digne Saiss Justin James Mitchell

    Should I be considering Gabriel? (Are you?)

    So many getting him in but i think I’m pretty happy with my lot.

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Note. Gabriel is 5m, same as Saiss and James and a mil less than Digne.

      Quite like Coady too. Did well for me last year.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looks a good price, but with Liv and City coming up hardly a priority. What you have looks pretty great.

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks mate. Yes. My thoughts too.

    3. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I have Tierny over Gabriel. He should get more attacking returns over the season

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Ok cool. Will keep an eye on him too.

        Thanks mate!

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Gabriel won't score a header every week and has a pretty poor scoring record so would ignore the 15 points and look at the fixtures instead. Holding can be had a 4.5 if you still want an Arsenal defender

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Will holding keep his place?

        If so, he’s good value

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          As long as he keeps playing well. Saliba could be a threat eventually but he is even cheaper at 4.4

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Thanks. Will keep an eye on both.

            Would you rather bring in Holding or Justin right now?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Am on Justin myself - 3 nice home games in next 4

    5. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      When are you getting the pool ones

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        When they start performing in defence.

        So could be soon. Could be a while!

  2. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Well for me it's quite simple actually, I have to wildcard. Went in with some crazy punts and now I'm left with only 9 sure starters + 2 possibly coming out of the bench and the rest are no goers.

    Yes I know, I f it up.

    1. Mayor of Flair
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      37 more weeks to go!

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sounds bad - but just remember poor outcomes = bad luck; good outcomes = skill.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yes! 😉

    3. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No big deal.

      WC mate. Have some fun and catch some price rises.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Exactly, make the most out of it. At least it takes the doubt away about when to use it, right? 🙂

    4. kime67
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yeah some people seem to have problems understanding a quick wildcard, now when we have the info wich players are starters, we can pick players with confidence. Gl

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I am always amused by people who quote absolute rules in relation to this game.

        Eg never take a hit for a defender (some defenders are more potent than most mids!) or WC should be used during X period.

        Do what’s best for you given your own circumstances mate

  3. kime67
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    will martinez start?

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maybe wait for managers press conference? Durrrrrr

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes I would imagine so

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Depends on the bark

      2. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        yes ,sound is there whether its heard or not..

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      May take time to ease him in

    5. kime67
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      ofc it does ive tried this with camera

  4. Flying Nugget
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ings to Richarlison this week anyone?

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      DCL for me, but Richarlison could be great. I’m putting the money elsewhere

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep

    3. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I did ings to martial. But I also have DCL in my team, he’s where the value is in my humble opinion. .

    4. jackpmacko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      YES. No brainer for me honestly.

  5. adey70
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any reason NOT to do Vinagre to Lewis (of Newcastle) this week? Was planning to hold and do two transfers next week, and I have Strujk and Mitchell on bench, but losing 0.5 if Vinagre drops in price means much more when it's a 4.5 defender, you know?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Get it done

      1. adey70
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks Fulchester's... I think I will!

    2. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I chose Lewis over vinagre from the start (yes look at me). I would get Lewis in. If you have Taylor from Burnley he rotates nicely with him.

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bale at RM training ground

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Very odd is he signing for them?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Probaby forgot something in his locker.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Golf clubs

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ah ah ah

  7. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So what are people's thoughts on Bale then? Looks a done deal. How much will he be? Who will have him? He could be another premium player many won't have room for. I will already be going without Auba, Salah, Mane and Sterling.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      9.5-10m

      Not interested initially with his injury record and playing under José

    2. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      His form in Wales national team was so bad that he was subbed off the pitch at half-time vs Finland. The team played better without him in the second half and won. Bad first touches, lots of possession losses, sky high shots. Not worth even 6.5M until there is significant improvement.

    3. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Would love to see him come in

      But

      Won’t be getting him until he proves he can be what he was in the prem

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      FPL no chance,but will be interesting to see,im still wishing for saurez

    5. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      How many matches did he played in last year or so?
      He is currently awful, not to mention that he can't play in Mourinho team...he doesn't want to defend. They will fall out after a week. If they bring him back - it will be just for sales of Spurs shirts.
      If, by some miracle he turns around and decide to play as a team member - it will take him couple of months to shape up.
      Yeah, not considering him atm 🙂

  8. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best Everton DEF other than Digne?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mina

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yep

      2. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Is he worth 5.5 though against the likes of Gomez, Tierney, Boly etc?

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Killer fixtures.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Perhaps - has a good scoring record

          1. Jellyfish
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Possibly worth a punt then. I am considering WC'ing GW3, which would enable Digne (I'm 0.5 short and don;t have the balls to swap TAA out for him)

            1. Wild Card this!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Comfortably...and bring TAA back in GW4 for 7.4

              1. Jellyfish
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Problem is it doesn't help me get rid of Vinagre

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      keane

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I was leaning towards Keane tbh

  9. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Current defence:

    Digne Saiss XXX James Mitchell

    Would you choose

    A. Holding
    B. Justin

    (Both are 4.5)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I am on B

      I would go Ferguson over Mitchell if on WC. Ferguson could be available when you will want a Palace defender from GW5

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks again Mig.

        Yes I’m on a WC. Was considering Ferguson, have had Mich since the start.

        Is Ferguson the consensus smart move on here?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Don’t know if it is the consensus move to WC in an injured player but it is a calculated risk I am taking

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Appreciate it mate.

            (He’d be my 5th defender anyway, so not exactly a big risk...)

      2. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I’m on B too btw

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Justin

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers

  10. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    He was an FPL legend when previously at Spurs and his numbers for Real were even better in terms of goals. Not sure about assists. I reckon he will be 10m minimum.

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Could see it.

  11. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Am I good to go this GW? Can’t wait to do Auba to kdb next week to allow me to sort smallbone out!

    McCarthy
    Taa, Taylor, lascelles, Holding
    Salah, Auba, Bruno,
    Werner, Wilson, DCL

    Button, Mitchell, Bissouma, Smallbone

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You’ll score well mate.

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Very nice

  12. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is this worth a punt?

    4m itb

    Martinez/Steer
    Trent Digne Shaw Taylor
    Salah Fernandes Rodriguez Harrison (Biss)
    Werner Wilson (Brewster)

    4m will allow what ever move I want? Example Wilson to Aguero Rodriguez to man city mid.. Or stick with Martial Sterling over Wilson/Fernandes?

  13. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Choose one

    A. Ferguson

    B. Mitchell

    (A is currently carrying a knee injury, but consider him a pick for the future. I have 4 other solid playing defenders)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      PVA is expected back soon so Mitchell’s place will be under threat soon

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hence you went Ferguson. Makes even more sense.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Sorry yeah should have said

      2. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Do you think Ferguson will drop by 0.1m?

        At this time of year a 0.1 in the bank is a bit like 0.5!

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I mean before end of this gw

          1. Wild Card this!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            nope

        2. Derek the Dog
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ferguson's price can't drop while he is red flagged

          1. GreenAmberRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            This ^

            And as soon as Ferguson starts playing he'll likely rise in price pretty quickly. Mitchel may drop to 3.8 somewhen too, great fodder!

            1. Chandler Bing
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              But when is Ferguson returning? We've had no updates and what guarantee do we have that he'll be first choice? A lot can change until he's back.

            2. Silver_and_Gold
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 2 months ago

              This!

          2. Silver_and_Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Are you sure? Red flagged player can still drop in price, but at a slower pace, as transfers out are impacting such player less. The only reason player is locked for 7 days (in relation with injury) is when his flag changes from red to green without yellow in between. Currently Ferguson is not locked.
            Having said that, the chances he drops in price are slim. He's currently on -11,3% only.

  14. trafalgarlaw
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    RMWC 442, 0ITB

    McCharty
    TAA Justin Saiss Taylor
    Doucoure Auba Bruno KDB
    Jimenez Martial

    Nyland Mitchell Bissouma Davis

    Should swap Saiss to Coleman ?
    Plan bring Salah for replace Auba GW3

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’m keeping Saiss

      Did well for me last year and started this year well

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Agree, Saiss is a keeper imo

      2. trafalgarlaw
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        that is. always in my 11 last year, very nice player

  15. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Aubameyang Sterling Rodriguez
    Werner Martial

    Or

    Aubameyang Sterling Fernandes
    Werner Wilson

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wc?

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yes

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          are you going without Salah on WC?

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            I have Salah plan to get back straight away if all goes to plan

    2. Derek the Dog
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd go with Bruno and Wilson

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        probably best yes. I still think I am gonna give Werrner a miss on WC.

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Any reason why? Werner seems like the man to have from Chelsea. Though Pulisic still hasn't played alongside him.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            I reckon someone like Jimenez will prob match Werner over a season(not that we Must keep a player for 38 wks)
            Same with Martial. Just cant have them all and for 0.5m more you can own Vardy. Plus, as you say Pulisic is 1m less.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rodriguez & Martial

  16. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I keep asking this as I'm confused but would like some more opinions

    Havertz to James with FT or save and do Ben Davies to Saiss next week? (other move will be Auba to KDB)

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      save

  17. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is defence worth sacrificing for Willian and Arsenal coverage?

    1) TAA + Saiss + Traore
    2) VVD + Lewis + Willian

    Rest of squad:
    Ryan // Steer
    CTaylor KWP ______ _______ // Mitchell
    (A)uba Bruno KDB _______ // Biss
    Martial DCL // Davis

    0.5 ITB for Martial to Werner, and planning Auba to Salah.

  18. Scotty84
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    McCarthy . Nyland
    TAA . Ayling . KWP . Mitchell . Vinagre
    Auba . Salah . ASM . Havertz . Soucek
    Werner . Wilson . Mitrovic
    1.5 in the bank

    Not liking the look of my team after gw1 but i'm also leaning towards saving my free transfer rather than the wildcard! Is it worth holding this team? considering wolves & City play each other, man utd need to be watched first & still too early to go all in on everton, 7.5 for Rodriguez seems a bit risky to me after one game and will tie up valuable funds for more premium options.

  19. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any advice here folks?? WC active...
    Leno
    TAA Digne Lewis
    Aubameyang(Salah GW3) Bruno James Harrison
    Martial DCL Wilson
    Subs- Macey, Podence Saïss Ferguson
    Harrison or Klich???
    Have 0.5 in the bank to attack the Aubameyang slot with Salah, KDB and Sterling and evening Mané thought the season

  20. Procrustes2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son or James Rodriguez for GW2?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      JR

  21. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pickford
    VVD, Digne, Laporte, Dier, Wan B,
    Salah, DeBrunyne, Fernandes
    DLC, Wilson
    Bench: Steel, Podence, Bissouma, Davis

    Is this WC team okay ? Thanks for any help in advance.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd be very tempted to put in Brewster for Davis as fodder. Looking increasingly like he'll get a Premier League loan.

      For me, double Everton defense is a bit much in the long-term. Are you planning to swap. Digne to TAA/Robbo on a few weeks?

      Otherwise it's good. I think the strike force will let you down at times. The investment in defence makes it hard to fix unless you downgrade one of your 3 MIDs, but possible.

      I'm not sure about Dier. Either Lloris in the sticks ahead of Pickford, or get Saiss in, instead.

      United defense is somewhat if a differential, could pay off. May not though.

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks. Brought in Brewster now. Hopefully he’ll move and free up that valuable Pool slot.

        Only plan Everton double defence as long as fixtures are good, short term.

        Agree, about strike force, DeB will become Pulisic at some stage to bring in Werner.

        Thanks for insight,

  22. Bielsa Murderball
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    is aguero going to play against wolves?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      no .. still training alone and not fit

  23. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Ayling Justin
    Salah Auba Pulisic Soucek
    Werner Ings Adams

    (4.0 Taylor Bissouma Vinagre)
    0.0m

    Ings & Pulisic ➡️ Martial & Rodriguez looks good?

    Frees up a much needed 0.5m for upgrades elsewhere.

    Feel like doing it tonight as I could be 0.3m worse off by tomorrow with the same transfers.

  24. Bobby's Teeth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hey legends, need your advice on the team for GW2:

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Davies Taylor
    Salah Auba(c) Alli ASM
    Martial Werner

    Bench: Fodder

    Worried about Alli and Taylor's minutes.

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      good chances they both will start

      Madrid is not interested in Alli and he is staying

  25. lappingitup
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How comes TAA hasn’t dropped?

    350k transfers out

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      mostly WC transfers

  26. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Manchester United rejected the chance to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.

    ESPN claims United had the chance to sign Thiago, but did not meet his wage demands.

    The 29-year-old wanted roughly £200,000-a-week, and United felt it was too much.

    The Red Devils felt Thiago would only move to the club for financial gain, which is not what manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants from his signings.

  27. Trovsmash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Fernandes, Watkins, Taylor

    B. Saiss, Rashford, Wilson

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

  28. Trovsmash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Martial, Rashford, Saiss

    B. Jimi, Fernades, Ayling

  29. The HiTmAN
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on my wildcard team

    Ryan (McCarthy)
    Shaw, VVD, Coleman, Justin (Mitchell)
    Aubameyang, Salah, KDB, Rodrigues (Bissouma)
    Wilson, Mitrovic (Brewster)

    1.5 ITB, for Rodrigues - Bale...eventually 😉

    Any suggested changes?