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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. Right In The Stanchion
    1 month, 9 days ago

    On wildcard, would you prefer

    A. DCL and JRod

    Or

    B. DCL and Digne

    JRod is a real exciting pick I feel.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I have gone Digne James

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 9 days ago

        DCL looks like great value, James looks exciting. But it think Digne is better value then James

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

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

      B.

    5. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

      Digne feels 0.5 too expensive. Coleman seems like better value, although some are going for Pickford as well.

  2. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Question that’s been done to death, but Son or Werner out?
    Son not main man, but fancy him against KWP
    Werner looks good long term, but Liv and a knock

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Werner out - Get Martial

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Son definitely

    3. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why you talking about it even more then?

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Because it’s a dilemma I’m having?

    4. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I’d drop Werner for Martial personally.

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

      Neither imho.

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wouldn't lose either. If these two are your biggest issues, you're doing really well.

    7. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wait for Lampard's press conference and then decide.

  3. Manumana
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Wot to do with Alli ?

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sell for JRod

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This, or greenwood if you need United cover

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rest of your MF? If it were me it'd be a straight swap with Rodriguez or downgrade allowing upgrade to 3 big hitters (KDB/Ferndandes/Salah will be common team core in a few weeks)

    3. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I sold for rodriguez for a hit (alli being left out of europa squad after only playing 45mins midweek seems like there is an issue there)

    4. TheMooyBoys
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I own him too. Am holding for another week. Then hopefully Pulisic gets some minutes against liverpool and I can move to him next week. Also gives me another look at James Rodriquez against a weaker opponent to see how he goes.

    5. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sold yesterday for Rodriguez.

      Wanted to save the transfer but his impending price drop off, being hauled off at half time, Spurs looking in disarray, loan murmurs, and rumours of a bust up with Mourinho lead me to thinking why am I considering keeping him!

      He could still do okay over the 2 GWs if given minutes but he's not a long term hold.

      Rodriguez was an easy switch with his kind fixture run and he could well be Everton's talisman - something Alli definitely isn't for Spurs!

  4. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    G2G?

    Mccarthy
    TAA Justin Dallas
    Salah Aub ASM Rodriguez
    Werner Martial Mitro

    steer kwp mitchell bissouma

  5. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    JWP -> Greenwood or James Rodriguez worth a -4?

    Planning on benching JWP anyway so a good chance of points returns covering the damage IMO :/

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I did jrod for -4

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        But your username... how could you not get Mason 😀

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Easy...I have Tony 😉

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yep Hot Rod

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Leaning that way, cheers.

  6. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Taa Robbo James Kwp
    Salah Auba son asm
    Auba Ings

    4.0 Ferguson bissouma davis.. 1 Ft 0 itb

    Would you wc this lot after gw2? Considering no City, utd , Wolves or Everton? Or save ft and take a -4 next gw?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Save and do a mini WC next week

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Double Auba?

      Depends on how badly and how quickly and how many you want from City, Utd, Wolves and Everton. Most people will take it slowly with FTs getting them in, so WC allows you to get loads of them quickly which is a medium risk, high reward strategy if you are comfortable not saving your WC. I am planning to get 9/13 field players from those four teams (Bissouma, James, Justin and Willian/short term punt being the other 4), so FTs just are not fast enough for my aggressive strategy. This strategy is not for everyone, though.

  7. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best 5.5

    Doucouré dbl w/Rodriguez
    Podence
    Klich

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

      Pod

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Either of last two - Klich on pens I think?. Doucoure is a great player but I think as part of a middle 3 he's more likely to start attacks than finish them (will score pts maybe every 3-4 games).

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Podence

    4. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Podence or Klich. Not sure how offensive Klich is in open play vs midtable teams. If you think he is a Jorginho with +0.5 price tag, go with Podence or Jorginho instead.

  8. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    So it appears KDB and Fernandes are price locked then?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Looks like it yeah

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It does. And you know what that means...

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

      Yup

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah - I'm happy about it. Means I can keep to my plan of KDB next week.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I don't think so, they will rise at Friday night

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        They're well above others who have risen so I don't see it (vague hope) - think they're protected to keep folk in the game.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Loads of WCs

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            V. Good point. I did see both had hit 101.0 on FPLStats earlier in the week and didn't rise... but I guess they're tuning their metrics still... fingers crossed. I'm saving this week.

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

    DLC and Rich score well in next 6/7 ?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yep

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

      You would imagine

    3. billnats
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rich looks very very good

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Both could have had a brace in last game.

      Lacklustre/weak Spurs aside, 433 with a 5 man defensive 'pentagon' is going to allow Coleman/Digne/James/Richarlison/DCL plenty of room for attack. It's not something we've done well historically (didn't have the core unit or dealing with injured gbamin/Gueye) but many big European teams have been playing like it with success for years (City/Liverpool not withstanding).

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Good article. I've instantly wildcarded and my team looks phenomenal.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      How is your team looking like now?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Martinez
        Coleman Shaw Sais
        Kdb Bruno Pulisic James
        Werner Martial DCL

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          like this

        2. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Getting Jimenez for GW3 then?

        3. Mayor of Flair
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          No Liverpool?

        4. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I struggle to see my team with no Trent..

        5. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          We'll ask you whether you like your team in a few weeks time

      2. Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Meslier

        Coleman Shaw Justin (Saiss, James)

        KDB Bruno James Willian (Bissouma)

        Martial Jimenez DCL

        0.5 ITB

        Same same but different with Fudgy. Current GW3 thought is to Willian->Podence to get extra funds, and GW4-5 get a premium defender in once we see whic one of them is in form (TAA, Robertson, VVD, Laporte, Doherty, others).

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Same

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best move morning crew? Any Puli updates anyone? Cheers 🙂

    A. Ings >> Martial
    B. Pulisic >> J.Rod
    C. Ings+Pulisic >> Martial+J.Rod -4
    D. Pulisic+Davies >> J.Rod+Digne -4

    McCarthy
    TAA, Egan, Davies, Justin
    Salah, Auba, Pulisic*, ASM
    Werner*, Ings
    (Nyland, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis)

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C - attacking & no defensive transfers (not worth a hit)

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Will have to wait till tomorrow for an update on Pulisic

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

      save it

    3. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C looks exciting

  12. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How is this WC team looking?

    Ryan // Steer
    VVD KWP CTaylor Lewis // Mitchell
    (A)uba Willian KDB Bruno // Bissouma
    Martial DCL // Brewster

    Looking to do Martial -> Werner or Auba -> Salah in GW3.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Looks good

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks bud!

  13. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    GW3 WC locked in.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Did you pick players based on GW1-2?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Primarily yes and also Mane over Salah, ouch.

        Fixture swing in GW3 is good enough for me to get the assets I need in my team in one go rather than chip away week by week to get those in.

  14. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    good Brewster pic.. had to relook it..

  15. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Are Son and Manchester assets prices locked until the next deadline?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      why Son? may be only teams who are yet to start PL season

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

      No.

  16. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Mitrovic played 90mins in the cup? So he’s likely to be benched again?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      They wont bench him against Leeds

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nah. He needs the minutes - lack of matchfitness was why he didn't start - this should gear him up nicely.

    3. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No

  17. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Would you prefer
    A. Digne & Wilson

    Or

    B. Ayling & Richarison ?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B with Lamptey

    2. TheMooyBoys
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A for me

    3. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  18. billnats
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Digne, AWB, ASM
    B) TAA, Saiss, 4.5

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B with Reece James

      1. billnats
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Already have him

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

      A

    3. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  19. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Brewster any closer to Shef deal?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      no.. Pool want to sell with buy back clause to raise funds for Thiago

  20. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    With the Regullion news, is Davies safe for GW2?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Would imagine so

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Has Regullion even signed yet?

      1. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        medical today as per reports

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      For sure. I'm hoping he's good for at least a couple more weeks.

    4. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I be selling Davis to saiss next week!

    5. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yeah safe this weekend

  21. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Mitro, Vinagre -> Brewstar, Digne if true

  22. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bale captain?

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lamela to give up his no. 11???

  23. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Am I good to go for this week? Made my planned transfer of Ings > Martial, obviously have a few issues I need to sort out but waiting for next GW.

    McCarthy
    Justin - TAA - Taylor
    Son - Auba - Salah - ASM - Soucek
    Werner - Martial

    Subs: Button, Mitchell, Brewster & Saliba.

  24. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Why are so many people doing Werner to Martial? Isnt it a little kneejerky?

    1. Mayor of Flair
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very odd move if you ask me. Think Werner is a season keeper. Martial is all about catching him on a hot streak.

    2. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Just because he's took a slight knock and he's playing Liverpool which will be tough considering Chelsea haven't gelled yet. Easy enough to swap him back

  25. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Tempted to WC. How is this team looking?

    McCarthy
    TAA James Lamptey Saïss
    Willian Fernandes Rodríguez Sterling
    Martial Werner

    Steer Mitchell Brewster Bissouma

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Good team, no need for WC

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Looks good.

      Not sure who is the best 4.5 GK. McCarthy, Martinez, Meslier, Ryan, Johnstone, Rodak. I'd go with one of the three who name starts with M but choosing between them is difficult based on just 1 GW (in Martinez case, not even that).

  26. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    WC

    Martinez Steer
    Saiss Trent Digne Shaw Ferguson
    Salah Rodriguez Sterling Podence Bissouma
    Martial Werner Brewster

    I would like to find 2m to get Wilson in for Brewster? Any thoughts?

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Aubameyang will hurt you. Brace this weekend.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        My thought is if Salah stays at 12 I’ll move him last minute to Aubameyang and C and then reverse transfer

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Options:

      Digne -> Coleman +1.0M

      Martial/Werner -> Jimenez +0.5 - 1.0M

      TAA -> Robertson +0.5M

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Heaton is first choice?

      I would try to get Reece James, rest GTG

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      To raise funds:

      Digne -> 4.5
      Saiss -> 4.5

  27. kobewan
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I have Son, Davies, McCarthy, Vinagre and KWP..

    a WC GW3 is looming, Spurs vs. Saints match will be the decider..

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 9 days ago

      1-1 with Stephens and Dier goals please

  28. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Havertz to Jrod for free? Really tempted by this move.

  29. BoomXhakaLaca1
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Werner to Martial locked in

  30. VAR United
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    There needs to be more transparency with all these price rises and falls officially from the FPL Towers. It's such an integral part of the game. I mean it's 2020 how is it not possible to get an extra dropdown option in the transfers section to show a % to a rise or fall. The current model basically feels a little dictatorshippy.

    And yes I'm a very disgruntled early wildcarder.

    1. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      FPL Towers witholds the rights to choose any and all rise/fall algorithm behaviour to change on a whim without prior notice, especially in the "wild days" of the early season. Not making these changes public keeps the FPl managers more satisified.