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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. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Didn't even realise Saliba had gone down 0.1... That's ruined a few moves for me!

    1. I am 42
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Saka too, it ruined mine

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Gah, how annoying..

    2. Bring back Rafa
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A lesson I will take into next year is that if you are unsure on 2 players the one with less ownership is better.

      I was unsure on Saliba & Holding, I thought there was a good chance that both would play as Luiz was out and Gabriel not fit (wrong!).

      In the end I chose Saliba, because he had higher ownership I figured go with the crowd. Had I chose Holding, even if he didn't play he wouldn't have lost value

  2. gstegnar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    button/mccarthy
    webster/mitchell/TAA/walker-peters/dier
    auba/bissouma/saint-m./alli/havertz
    werner/calvert-lewin/ings

    2.5 mil left in the bank

    What to do? I thought switching alli to bruno before GW1, but Alli's price dropped

  3. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bottomed

    Pick one to start:

    A - Coady (MCI)
    B - Egan (avl)

    1. I am 42
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Easy B

  4. jam sandwich
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    GTG? - £1.0M + 0FT

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Dier - Justin
    Salah - Auba (c) - Rodriguez - ASM
    Werner - DCL (v) - Adams

    Steer - Saiss - Bissouma - Ferguson

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Son >> James was your transfer?

      gtg

      1. jam sandwich
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Alli

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yep decent

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

      Good to go.

    4. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Bissouma first sub imo.

  5. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Bruno or Auba for captain this week?

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

      Auba more likely to haul

  6. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Morning all, best move here This week? Was planning to WC in GW3 but unsure if it needs it:

    McCarthy
    Trent, Virgil, Bellerin, Holding
    Salah, Auba, Son, ASM
    Vardy, Antonio

    Steer, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis
    Bank 0.0m

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looks good for this week as long as Liv and Ars keep a CS. If you hold you can do a mini WC next week.

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Hold

  7. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Heart wants Richarlison, head says go Jimenez.

    I know Richarlison is one of these players I have an unconscious bias towards (which would technically be a conscious bias I guess)

    What to do?

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wait a week?

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

        On WC

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Jimmy easy

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      go Rich

    4. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Jimi, consistent
      DCL also cheaper

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

        Don’t rate DCL so not really an option for me

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

      Or could go without Martial and have both Jim and Rich?

    6. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Rich and Martial

    7. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Jimenez

      DCL is a better pick than Rich anyway

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Chances of Vinegar dropping to 4.4 before next deadline?

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

      Very likely

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      currently on 79.6

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        likely

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      My second drop looming ffs

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Sorry. You had Mane?

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          No , Alli. Frustrating really. My own fault as i haven't set me team up very well. Was relying on dropping Salah but that changed unexpectedly

  9. AlexDelPiero
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Keep Alli for this week? Fixture pile up, left out of europa squad, likely to play against a poor Southampton, price already dropped, thoughts?

    Would rather focus on getting one of Adams or Ward-Prowse out xD

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

      Keep for Sunday’s game

    2. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      think I'll keep now ive absorbed the drop . See what happens. Heard one pundit says he's fell out with Jose but heard that isn't true and he is doing extra training to get sharp. Dunno what to believe

  10. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Anyone going for Bruno captain over Aubameyang?

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

      Yes but don’t have Auba

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Not me.

    3. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No, but don’t have Bruno

    4. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Bit mental seeing as though they haven't played yet and may not be so sharp

  11. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Who do you think will start gw 3?
    Davies or reguilon?

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

      Reg

    2. AlexDelPiero
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      wait and see, spurs could also move to a back 5 which would see Bavies as a left center back, one to keep an eye on

    3. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’m looking for a way out for Davies put it that way

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

    Aguero/Fernandes

    Or

    Martial/Sterling

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

      First if Agüero is fit

    2. jb1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Martial/Sterling in my opinion.

  13. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Really like Zophar as an FPL manager, the new podcast with Lateriser and Big Man is excellent.

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

      Yeah agreed. We started playing seriously around the same time. Very good manager. I think I play the most like him out of the pro pundits.

      Although I'm looking to develop a bit more of a Lateriser cutthroat streak.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I never ever ever listened to an FPL podcast before but they drew me in and it was good

  14. BHA_Seagull
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    After playing my WC at the start of the week I've been stressing all week.

    Pretty happy with my current draft.

    McCarthy - Button
    Lamptey - KWP - Digne - Holding - Mitchell
    KDB - Bruno - Auba - Grealish - Bissouma
    DCL - Martial - Wilson

    Pick it to pieces

    1. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 5 days ago

        If you're going with McCarthy why not have Forster as back up, and no Wolves defence, other than that I like it

        1. BHA_Seagull
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I can downgrade Digne to Coleman.
          Then go with Pickford and fodder 4.0

      • Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        McCarthy looks crap, same kwp. Graelish meh, havnt seen him yet Wilson not worth it

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'm surprised not more people are buying Wilson.

      He's got BHA this week. Still a big differential and his fixtures are actually very good all the way until Christmas. I have no intention of moving him and he'll stay in my team as long as he's fit and playing. Has the potential to tick along very well while also staying under the radar.

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

        I think I only just prefer wood but yes I’m surprised he’s not in more WC drafts for this week

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

          Until Christmas, he plays just 3 of the traditional big six teams.

          tot MUN CHE.

          And two of them are home games. From a purely fixture point of view, I think Newcastle have the best ones until Christmas. Without question.

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

            Interesting. If we find out Wilson has pens it’s going to be mighty close between them.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Agreed - think he will be a steady stream of points and great value come the season end. Nailed for me to allow focus on moves elsewhere.

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

          Also, he has 4 goals in 6 games vs Brighton (his third best vs record after Newcastle and Huddersfield)

      3. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        If you don't have him, I'm not sure the next 6 are great tbh. After Brighton, there's Spurs, Burnley, United, Wolves, Everton. Not unlikely to see blanks in all of those. A hold, but not a buy imo

      4. MAXIMIN EFFORT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Not easy short/mid term fixtures, don't fancy Newcastle to score loads against Burnley, Wolves, Utd etc

      5. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        He's on my watchlist, but it feels a bit like a 'missed the boat' scenario for the short term as hindsight suggests we should have had him from GW1. Toon fixtures aren't great after GW3 and I want to assess the likes of Watkins and Wood before sacrificing a transfer to bring him in.

      6. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hmmm I could Bruno & Wilson over Martial & Rodriguez. But I don't like Newcastle's fixtures after this week.

    3. AlexDelPiero
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ward-Prowse to Jack Harrison? Leeds look the part, Ful, Shu don't look bad fixtures either

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

        JWP is the best pick of the Southampton attackers from what I saw. Hold for now they will come good soon enough they can’t keep missing

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Keep JWP

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

      How many GW3 WCers do we have amongst us?

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Probably virtually everyone if the template fails this week.

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

          Just as we thought all that time ago. If mancs have been price locked it makes this whole thing even more hilarious

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Depends on what happens in GW2. Could very well WC after that.

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

          Good stuff

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I was very keen but now I'm moving away from it a bit.

        If Chelsea look even a little bit dangerous against Pool, I'll likely not do it. Werner/Havertz combo could still do a ton of damage for wba CRY SOU.

        Front 7 will be this from GW3 (no hits required):

        Salah KdB Havertz Rodriguez Soucek
        Werner Wilson

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

          That looks quite nice. This is why I made myself a terrible team from GW3 onwards so that I wouldn’t be tempted to change my mind

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Won't be far away from that, just Wood and Bruno for Havertz and JRod. Even that depends on Adams getting another week or 2.

      4. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Not me...I'll get who I want with about 3-4 hits. May be less if I see an improvement in some I am looking to shift.

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

          :/

      5. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        only if the template fails

    5. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      So Mahrez is ok?

      1. axos86
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        The greatest differential of all

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I’ve got a beady eye on him to be a placeholder for whilst I’m scouting out the best chelsea mid when all are fit and playing

    6. axos86
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Please help! Do i need WC?

      Leno Steer
      TAA KWP Davies White Mitchell
      KDB Salah Son Pereira Saka
      Adams Werner Mitro

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        No

      2. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Nope

        1. axos86
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Just ditch Saka and waiting for Son not to drop his price?

    7. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Is Son nailed on to drop before the deadline?

      Wanted to give him another game but think that would force my hand

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

        Son is playing an out of sorts Southampton he could get a Haul I am Keeping lots of WCs at the moment skewing the prices

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Probably yes, most transfers are usually made right after the gw and right before the new gw starts

    8. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Crazy talk

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

      that was a wild gw was gw1 ,so many decisions and just about pulled it off
      no auba ,was always capt salah
      no chelsea ,who to have,and pool gw2
      no spurs ,too many games
      no saints outfield ,ings 8.5 hmm,bit overrated side
      benched,kdb,martial,keane
      still managed to finish up with gw2 problems ,saka and vinagre

      saka to klich done
      left with
      martinez
      trent / keane / robbo
      klich/kdb /(s)alah/barnes
      mitrovic /martial /wilson

      mcarthy/justin/soucek/vinagre

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        How many points did you get GW1?

    10. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Are these new lockdown rules going to have any effect on PL games ?

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        They won't be able to go clubbing with the Geordie Shore girls post-match.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        The current rules no

    11. Big Steve
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Who is the best 4.5 mid for my second place sub so not really important just want a guarenteed 2 pointer player really incase my superstars don’t play

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hoijberg

        1. Big Steve
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Is he 4.5? Nice pick!

          1. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            sorry I meant Romeu...

            1. Big Steve
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              He is the one I have currently on WC...

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Bissouma can get in the points occasionally. Can even be used as a first sub x

        1. Big Steve
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Thanks mate will check him out!

      3. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        bissouma has to be the front runner atm

        1. Big Steve
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Thanks mate! He seems to be winning the vote!

      4. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Reed or McCarthy

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

        It's Bissouma. He also takes the occasional long shot.

        1. Big Steve
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Good to know thanks mate! He is coming in!

      6. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Bissouma - set and forget

        1. Big Steve
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Job done! Thanks everyone!

    12. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Son + Martial + 1M

      or

      Bruno + Jimenez ?

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

        BJ

    13. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Is this reliable? Thiago to Pool

      https://twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1306511080701800449

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeah he is, looks like a done deal

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Ornstein is pretty reliable

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Ornyyy

        Pretty reliable

      4. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        James Pearce has also reported this

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          He's 100% for Liverpool, consider it done

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

            Has he had his medical then?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 5 days ago

              No idea but when all of the main Liverpool journos tweet it's as good as done

    14. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Good article - I don't normally WC early, but then I don't consider the start of this season to be normal either. Four teams missing from GW1 is not a scenario I can remember, so its new territory.

      Because of this I am very tempted to break with the norm and WC in GW3 (and Zophar's article makes a very good case for doing so)

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        ...and a good case not to. People will just look to justify what they plan to do either way by picking out the bits in the article that suit them, human nature.

        1. Jellyfish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          ok confucious

    15. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thiago signing is excellent for Salah

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        How?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Greater creativity from midfield

    16. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      First I had a plan WC GW3 (last year did same and OR 4k) but because of covid and possible coming postponed games I didn't do it. Had Leno, James and Justin so this cost me a lots points.

      Now anyway Im thinking to hit WC GW3 to get Wolves players in and get rid Soton players.

      Anyone else on same boat? Build a long term team but probably going to hit WC GW3.

    17. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Really want Digne, but would mean -4 and removing either Doherty or Robbo.

      Thoughts on either move?

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Same, I am very tempted and am even considering swapping out TAA for him as a short term move