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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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744 Comments Post a Comment
  1. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days 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
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days 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…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

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

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate. Yes. My thoughts too.

    3. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 4 days ago

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

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ok cool. Will keep an eye on him too.

          Thanks mate!

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days 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
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Will holding keep his place?

          If so, he’s good value

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days 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
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

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

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        When are you getting the pool ones

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          When they start performing in defence.

          So could be soon. Could be a while!

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days 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
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        37 more weeks to go!

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

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

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yes! 😉

      3. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        No big deal.

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

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

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

      4. kime67
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days 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
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days 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

    5. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      will martinez start?

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Maybe wait for managers press conference? Durrrrrr

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yes I would imagine so

        • Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days 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
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Depends on the bark

          2. Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

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

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          May take time to ease him in

        • kime67
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          ofc it does ive tried this with camera

      2. Flying Nugget
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ings to Richarlison this week anyone?

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 4 days ago

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

          • Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yep

          • james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

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

          • jackpmacko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 3 days ago

            YES. No brainer for me honestly.

        2. adey70
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 days 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…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Get it done

            1. adey70
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

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

          2. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 4 days 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.

        3. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Bale at RM training ground

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Very odd is he signing for them?

            • Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Probaby forgot something in his locker.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Golf clubs

                1. El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Ah ah ah

          2. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              9.5-10m

              Not interested initially with his injury record and playing under José

            2. Karhumies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days 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
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

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

            5. Wild Card this...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 4 days 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 🙂

          3. Jellyfish
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Best Everton DEF other than Digne?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Mina

              1. james 101
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Yep

              2. Jellyfish
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

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

                1. james 101
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Killer fixtures.

                2. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Perhaps - has a good scoring record

                  1. Jellyfish
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 4 days 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
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

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

                      1. Jellyfish
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

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

            2. Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              keane

              1. Jellyfish
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I was leaning towards Keane tbh

          4. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days 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
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days 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
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days 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
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Appreciate it mate.

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

              2. james 101
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I’m on B too btw

            2. Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Justin

              1. james 101
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Cheers

          5. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Could see it.

          6. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              You’ll score well mate.

            2. Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Very nice

          7. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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?

          8. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

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

              1. james 101
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Hence you went Ferguson. Makes even more sense.

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Sorry yeah should have said

              2. james 101
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days 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
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  I mean before end of this gw

                  1. Wild Card this...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    nope

                2. Derek the Dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

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

                  1. JustSomeGuy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days 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
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 4 days 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 month, 4 days ago

                      This!

                  2. Silver_and_Gold
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 4 days 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.

          9. trafalgarlaw
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I’m keeping Saiss

              Did well for me last year and started this year well

              1. Jellyfish
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Agree, Saiss is a keeper imo

              2. trafalgarlaw
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

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

          10. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Aubameyang Sterling Rodriguez
            Werner Martial

            Or

            Aubameyang Sterling Fernandes
            Werner Wilson

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Wc?

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Yes

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  are you going without Salah on WC?

                  1. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

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

            2. Derek the Dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I'd go with Bruno and Wilson

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

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

                1. Chandler Bing
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days 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
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 4 days 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
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Rodriguez & Martial

          11. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              save

          12. Bruno Commando
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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.

          13. Scotty84
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days 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.

          14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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

          15. Procrustes2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Son or James Rodriguez for GW2?

            1. Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              JR

          16. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days 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
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days 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
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 days 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,

          17. mayukh18
              1 month, 4 days ago

              is aguero going to play against wolves?

              1. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                no .. still training alone and not fit

            • Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days 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.

            • Bobby's Teeth
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 3 days 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
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                good chances they both will start

                Madrid is not interested in Alli and he is staying

            • lappingitup
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              How comes TAA hasn’t dropped?

              350k transfers out

              1. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                mostly WC transfers

            • Siva Mohan
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days 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.

            • Trovsmash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              A. Fernandes, Watkins, Taylor

              B. Saiss, Rashford, Wilson

              1. Siva Mohan
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                B

            • Trovsmash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              A. Martial, Rashford, Saiss

              B. Jimi, Fernades, Ayling

            • The HiTmAN
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days 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?