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Why I advise holding onto your FPL Wildcard despite a frustrating start to 2020/21

In his latest article, FPL BlackBox co-host and Scoutcast regular Az urges caution on an early Wildcard in Fantasy Premier League.


I really hoped to be writing this article from a stronger position. Typing away, nestled in the top one million, would have made me feel a lot happier. But it’s looking like another tough start as I try to improve on my current rank of 2,951,645.

I’m taking some encouragement from the slow starts of some fellow top managers. My BlackBox co-host Mark (current rank 2,588,564) has just four points more than me. Joe (current rank 3,847,620) has 11 points less than I do. Lateriser (current rank 4,503,321) is bottom of FPL General’s Elite 64 and, despite being an advocate of a patient approach, hit the Wildcard button last week.

It’s not just Lateriser, though. Wildcards are being activated all over the place; I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered it. But after an inquest into what’s gone wrong up until now, I’ve decided to step away from the button.

Reflecting on a chaotic start to the season

With Everton and Wolves getting off to promising starts, it seems illogical to be going forward without any assets from either team. The likes of Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.3m) look like great picks, and I don’t blame anyone for finding ways to get them in their team.

However, it does feel like people’s strategies – along with all sense of order and meticulous pre-season planning – have been thrown out of the window somewhat after a truly crazy start to the season.

Instead, I’m trying to remain positive, patient and back the plan that I put into motion pre-Gameweek 1.

New shiny objects are coming and going each week. People are being drawn to them like moths to a flame. I’m not here to say that Wildcarding is wrong. I’m not saying that filling your team with Everton and Wolves players, for example, is a bad move. But just don’t forget, it’s a long season and the Wildcard is the most powerful chip in your arsenal. There are going to be Double Gameweeks coming, likely before the New Year. The transfer window is still open. Players are still finding their fitness, managers are still tweaking their tactics.

The most important thing to remember at this stage is that it’s been two weeks. We’ve already seen people stocking up on Manchester United players, with players like Son Heung-min (£9.0m) being sacrificial lambs to get ahead of the curve. In came Anthony Martial (£9.0m), Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), all of whom looked off the pace and blanked.

But going into Gameweek 3, those who remained patient with Son are enjoying their 23+ points, while those who flocked to United are wondering if they jumped the gun – with many already looking to offload their men in red.

Incredibly, people are going straight back to Son. He lost nearly 400,000 owners last week and has now gained that back and then some at the time of writing.

But, I can’t help but think, other than a half-time tactical masterstroke by Jose Mourinho, Spurs looked ordinary again against Southampton. Have they really turned a corner? Newcastle will sit deep and won’t echo the high line we saw Southampton play. I want to see evidence that Spurs can unlock teams before I bring in their considerably pricey attacking players. They won’t be playing the Saints every week.

It’s clear from this example that what we want one week, can dramatically change next week. While Wildcarding to get ahead of the curve is a viable strategy, for me, I would only be using it at this stage if I could see at least four first XI players that I couldn’t bear to own any longer. There are so many good options in the game currently. Getting out players who I think have chances to deliver for other players that I think have chances to deliver… well, it’s bound to lead to trouble.

With so many players performing, you simply can’t keep chasing last week’s points. You need to build a core squad of players who you feel are likely to deliver over the coming period, give them a chance to repay your faith, and tactically tweak to give yourself the best chance of scoring points. Certain players will haul one week while others blank. It’s inevitable. Next week, the reverse can happen.

Of course, I understand that people feel victim to price rises. Waiting too long on a player can be the difference in upwards of £0.2/£0.3m – and this is important. But I’d argue that getting the timing right on your Wildcard sets you up with the best possible chance of maximising your points from that point onward. The best time, logically, to Wildcard? When we have the largest amount of information at our disposal.

Wolves and Everton

For example, let’s not forget that the transfer window is in full effect. This week, people are flocking to Daniel Podence (£5.5m) of Wolves. Certainly an attractive price, with a great run of games. But is his place in the team threatened by the inbound Nélson Semedo? If Wolves go 3-5-2 as they have done in the past, Podence is going to be up against Pedro Neto (£5.5m), Adama Traore (£5.5m) and Fabio Silva (£5.5m).

Podence, of course, has the potential to far outscore his price tag over the coming period, but do I think he is that much of a better option than Matheus Pereira (£6.0m), who is nailed on, demonstrated his ability with a double-digit haul against Everton, and plays Southampton, Burnley and Fulham between Gameweeks 4 and 7? Not really. I’d rather wait, make sure Podence has got that spot nailed down and then move for him a bit later down the line.

In fact, I’d even argue that alongside Jimenez, Romain Saiss (£5.1m) is the standout option from Wolves. Let’s not forget, they aren’t scoring machines, having plundered as many goals as Southampton in the league last year. In fact, it may be better for us to target their defence. A £5.1m defender doesn’t exactly feel like a player you should be Wildcarding for, however, when a minus four may suffice.

Moving on to Everton. They looked great against Tottenham but, in the first half against West Brom, arguably the best match of the season so far, they looked vulnerable. The red card changed everything. I’m not denying the appeal of their options, but nor do I feel the need to tear my team apart to bring in Calvert-Lewin or James Rodriguez (£7.5m) when they play a Palace side that has only conceded one goal in two games, and then a Brighton outfit who have started the season brightly. They then play Liverpool. They will likely continue to do well, but so may players in my own team, who are finding their feet and many of whom have good fixtures to come.

Looking at my own team


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  1. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If I make my defence James, Robertson, Justin will I need a Doctor in the House....for old gits like me only. What's the bleeding time?

    1. doher.ty
        2 months, 8 days ago

        James could very well nail down that spot. Justin is good until Ricardo comes back and he is still out till mid Oct.

    2. Admiral Benson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      This WC feels balanced but anything missing (other than Spurs who I don’t fancy)?
      Martinez/Steer
      TAA/Saiss/Justin/Taylor/Mitch
      Salah/KDB/Foden/Podence/4.5
      Werner/Martial/DCL

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Good team. Just thinking that Fodence combo need a better back up

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Backup is fine.
          Team is great

      2. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I would change things slightly in defence to upgrade to a more assured midfield but pretty good.

      3. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Any legends out there that can help me out? I have 5M ITB and 1FT left.

        McCarthy (4.0)
        TAA Saiss Shaw Davies 4.0
        Salah Son Rodriguez ASM Soucek
        Werner DCL 4.5

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I want to answer you but I can't..

          1. Please Answer Me
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            You just did, so try again with something productive please 🙂

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              So you're basically a Zaha.. a trap

        2. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          as you have dcl ,hames to kdb is my call

          1. Please Answer Me
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            It's annoying because I stupidly did Aubameyang to James this week!

            1. Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              ah hence the coins ,just reverse it mate to kdb ,unlucky

              1. DazF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Or this

        3. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          ASM Soucek to Barnes Zaha?

        4. DazF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Maybe 4.5 striker to Jiminez
          Or ASM to Foden/Zaha
          If Foden could do both the transfers one this week one next, but ASM might drop very soon and Jimi could rise too

        5. stat sifter 888888
            2 months, 8 days ago

            You have at least 3 big problems with McCarthy, ASM and Soucek. Davies for Reguilon should be another significant concern and Son's future in the front 3 is very competitive with Bale/Moura/Bergwijn and Lamela now. If I were you, I would seriously consider WCing.

            1. Please Answer Me
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              WC for me now after just 2 gameweeks when I'm on 450k overall is a bit silly. Son has no competition whatsoever in Spurs he only gets occasionally benched towards the end of the season due to rotation. Soucek is actually playing well should have had returns and is only 5m. Davies is a concern but a bench player can come in for him. in my opinion you should only wildcard now if your team is doing terrible. What happens if Man U start playing amazing? u want to have your wc available just in case

        6. Sap
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Foden or Zaha?

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Zaha for me.
            That sounds bad now I read it, but yea whatever

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              worth mentioning tho;
              -Zaha OOP
              -Zaha on pens
              -Foden not nailed
              -Fodens position varies alot more

              1. Sap
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yeah, but last season: Zaha 3279 minutes- 4 goals
                Foden 888 min - 5 goals

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  yea he is a troll, last season I said never again and here we are lol. Im not keeping him for 7 blanks this time tho :O
                  i'll take him for now, see how he does in the next few or he is out

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Foden

          3. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Foden

          4. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Both good imho. Zaha saves you nerves by random benching

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              From random benching

        7. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Is this transfer plan good?
          Gw3: Egan OUT James IN(-4)
          Gw4: Davies OUT Saiss IN
          Gw5: Havertz OUT Son IN
          Or keep Egan till gw 5(easy fixture) and don't buy Reece James

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Don't buy james if you already got a playing player

            • Sanchit
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Pretty sure you won't stick to it come Gameweek 5.
              Just think of this week's transfers and if you're confident pull the trigger

          2. Freund88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Is Saïss going to start once Semedo and Marçal are fit? I would guess not..

            Can’t see why he is so popular - feels like a one game week punt

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Saïss doesn’t compete a spot with them, he is fairly nailed

              1. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Is Davies considered as a playing player for this gw?

            2. doher.ty
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Why wouldn't he? Marcal and Semedo are wing backs they would still play a 3 across the back.

              • Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Semedo and marcal are wingbacks.
                Saiss is a LCB.
                What am I missing?

                1. doher.ty
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Nothing - You're spot on

                2. doher.ty
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Strange assessment of the situation.

                  • kevchenko
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Saiss plays in the back 3.

                    Marcal and Semedo are likely to be wing backs.

                    They don't affect Saiss.

                  • Wılly
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Wingbacks are Semedo, Marcal, Vinagre, Hoever, Jonny*

                    Centre backs are Coady, Boly, Saiss, Dendoncker, Hoever

                    In likelihood of playing

                    1. Wılly
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Marcal should have gone into that centre back list

                  • ElChapo
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    do you follow football at all?

                3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Who to captain this week?

                  A. Salah
                  B. KDB
                  C. Son
                  D. Werner

                  Go!

                  1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    A

                  2. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    B

                  3. Here Comes The Son ★
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    I'm going with Sterling, 50/50 with KDB but Sterling's more exciting.

                  4. Sap
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    D

                  5. Sanchit
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    D

                  6. Sgt Frank Drebin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Imho the best captain choices are in the order you wrote them

                  7. Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    If you own all of them then you are going for a big gw.
                    I would captain anyone except Son.
                    Probably KDB or Werner.
                    Leaning towards Werner because if he doesn't score now then he won't score ever again...

                  8. Admiral Benson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    D

                  9. DazF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    A and B probably the most sensible choices...
                    I’m going D

                4. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  A) Ings and James(Che)
                  B) Trent and Mitro

                  1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    B easy

                    1. La Roja
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      It’s not really is it tbh. I feel Ings vs weak Burnley defence and West Brom a week after is great pick.

                      James also has decent fixtures

                      1. doher.ty
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          It isn't that easy - I prefer A tbh.

                        • NABIL - 1 season 1der
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Easy for me at least. Chelsea are still finding their feet and ings must be down in morale, but hey still a very good pick.

                          With TAAand Mitro you get 2 main men

                    2. Sanchit
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      A

                    3. Sap
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      B

                    4. Meinhoff
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      B

                    5. stat sifter 888888
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Ings over Jimmy makes no sense to me but ah well. James is a good pick in that 5.0 slot though.

                        1. La Roja
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          I already have jimmy

                    6. Slitherene
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Who to Captain?

                      A) KdB (LEI)
                      B) SON (NEW
                      C) WERNER (WBA)
                      D) Salah (ARS)

                      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Wow same choice presented

                        1. Slitherene
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          It's a tough call

                      2. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Have it on Son atm, but will prob switch around.

                      3. Tricky FC
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Kdb

                      4. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        see above

                      5. Jordan.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        salah easy

                    7. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Took out ASM for Podence early because of ASM dropping. This will end up in tears won't it?

                      1. Meinhoff
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Yeah, ASM will tear apart that Spurs defence away

                        1. stat sifter 888888
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            ASM is currently injured and has been playing in a 4-4-2 so probably will not end in tears anytime soon.

                      2. Tricky FC
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Son and Richarlison vs Rodriguez and werner?
                        Or jimenez instead of werner possiblly?.

                        Btw i do already have calvert-lewindowski

                        1. doher.ty
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            I'd prefer B with Jimmy after Werner has WBA. Regardless of what he does Jimmy has a great run of fixtures.

                          • stat sifter 888888
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Too much EVE but B with Jimmy. Planned to shift Richi for Jimmy this GW but got caught up in the KDB hype/price rise and don't believe in taking "hits".

                          • Laserface
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Got bottomed.
                            Any changes needed for this team? FT used , 0.5m itb

                            Martinez
                            Coleman Taylor Ayling
                            Salah(c) KDB(v) Bruno Doucoure
                            Martial Jimenez DCL

                            Steer, Mitchell,Bissouma,Justin

                          • wulfranian
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            McCarthy owners what's your plan?I am thinking to sell him in gw5 when the fixtures are getting difficult.But who is the best pick?At 4.5 i think the best options are Ryan or Meslier.At 5.0 i also like Guaita.

                            1. doher.ty
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                I like Guaita at 5 but tough to spend the extra .5

                                1. wulfranian
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  So you are keeping McCarthy?

                                  1. doher.ty
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      Nah, on WC debating between Guaita and Martinez

                              • Here Comes The Son ★
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                a) Salah, DCL, Wood
                                b) JRod, Werner & Jimenez

                                1. Flair
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  KDB can take the armband so B

                                2. Bobby Digital
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  B

                                3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  A

                                4. stat sifter 888888
                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                    B

                                5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                  GTG?

                                  Martinez
                                  Digne James Saiss Ayling
                                  Salah KDB(C) Fernandes Podence
                                  Martial Jimenez

                                  (Steer Justin Brewster Bissouma) 0FT 0.5ITB

                                  1. doher.ty
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      I don't see anything wrong with it.

                                  2. Vasshin
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                    I had terrible 2 week and currently at 5million OR

                                    So i had to activate my wildcard

                                    So should i stick with Mane or switch to Salah as its 0.2 in difference and since Mane is owned by just 10% while salah is owned almost 40% so if mane out scores salah, there is a chance to go up as what can it go wrong then being 5M OR.

                                    Thanks

                                    1. doher.ty
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Has to be Salah for me. I wouldn't fuse to much about ownership, just pick the one you think will score more.

                                    2. Trophé Mourinho
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      So many decisions with attackers can be solved by pens. Does one player have them or not? Its too big a factor to ignore

                                      Look at Jesus vs Jimi, I know why people want Jesus, presumably nailed in a City side + high ceiling vs Jimi. But no pens, and not nailed is he, plus he is more expensive and annoying to own

                                      Sterling vs Salah or KDB, pens...

                                      Martial vs Ings, pens...

                                      People just look at ceilings imo, and not the bigger picture. I'll take the still very good players with the pens, over the very good players without pens.

                                      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                                        • 8 Years
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Kane owner here. You have my blessings

                                      2. Flair
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Jesus isn't annoying to own when nailed

                                        1. Here Comes The Son ★
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          I'd like Jesus as an option if Aguero wasn't back so soon. Could be back by GW5

                                        2. Trophé Mourinho
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          Jesus is pretty frustrating to own! In my experience anyway, had him some games where he shoulda had hattis and things and got nothing at all, numeorus times

                                      3. Jordan.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        so so true made me get klich over harrison

                                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          actually bugs me a bit I dont have Klich, would be a great bench option for covering

                                    3. Nightcrawler
                                      • 1 Year
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      Chances of martial avoiding a drop?

                                      1. Nightcrawler
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Before the deadline

                                      2. Miguel Sanchez
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Shouldn’t drop until after GW3 deadline if he blanks vs Brighton

                                    4. Daniel - Go Granville
                                      • 11 Years
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      I am with Az, holding my WC

                                      1. Christina.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        chelsea will come good sooner or later

                                        1. Daniel - Go Granville
                                          • 11 Years
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          Closely scouting Havertz tonight. He starts

                                    5. manu4life99
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      2 months, 8 days ago

                                      8pt hit taken....should I WC or stick?

                                      Mcarthy
                                      TAA Dallas KWP
                                      Salah KDB Rodriguez Podence
                                      Werner DCL Mitro

                                      steer mitchell bissouma justin

                                      1. Bobby Digital
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Stick

                                    6. Vazza
                                        2 months, 8 days ago

                                        Are we pretty much certain that there will be blank and double gameweeks in GW 17 to 19 or around that time?

                                        1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          It’s the first chance for the GW1 blankets to catch up, so yes.

                                          1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            There are worse ways of misspelling blankers.

                                        2. Vazza
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            Wow. It almost never occurred to me that both Manchester clubs and Burnley are due a double gameweek. Definitely going to wildcard at that point to load up on those players - I will therefore accept the fact that I have taken a 12 point hit to improve my squad but hey ho, that is how it goes.. 🙂

                                        3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
                                          • 8 Years
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          Wayy past midnight here.

                                          Adios my friends

                                        4. Slitherene
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 8 days ago

                                          How many PK takers do you have in your team?

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

                                            Four I think

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

                                              Possibly five with Grealish

                                          2. Flair
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            3, 4 if Rodriguez is on them

                                          3. Daniel - Go Granville
                                            • 11 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            Mitro Werner KDB Bruno . Only 4. I need changes probably

                                            1. Slitherene
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Werner?

                                              1. Daniel - Go Granville
                                                • 11 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                Yeah, I expect he to be the taker. Jorginho is history imo

                                          4. Zim0
                                            • 2 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            4 possibly 5 if Hamez takes them

                                          5. Vazza
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Three if Hamez/DCL is on them.

                                          6. Daniel - Go Granville
                                            • 11 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            I am amazed and how many excuses people find in bringing Wolves assets. Jimmy was not explosive, Saiss is not nailed on, Coady has no goal threat, Bolly is too expensive, Podence is a rotation risk etc. Did I miss any?

                                            Btw are we seeing the same fixture list?

                                            1. Daniel - Go Granville
                                              • 11 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Yeah, I forgot Patricio is too expensive. Andy told that to Gianni. This could be an argument, maybe the coady one has some merits too, but the others?

                                            2. Here Comes The Son ★
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Eh? What fixture list are you seeing?

                                            3. Christina.
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              I see a see of green on Wolves next 5 fitures
                                              Jimenez is very good
                                              180+ pts in last season
                                              If mahrez or Harvetz score that everyone will be creaming their pants

                                              1. Christina.
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                *last 2 seasons

                                              2. Christina.
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                *sea...fck

                                            4. Weasel Boy
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Fixtures

                                            5. korbendallas82
                                              • 7 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Good to hear. I have no Chelsea, no Wolves. Did James,DCL,DeBruyne.

                                            6. Flair
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Triple Wolves is key on my WC

                                            7. Trophé Mourinho
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              I think at some point you just have to ingore some rumours and go with what you think. Jimi is nailed for me, most trustworthy player in the game. Saiss had a great GW1 and I want Wolves defender, he was only 5mil.

                                              Podence im not sold on, he looks good but I'd go for a Zaha/Barnes before him.

                                            8. luk46
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              they will see it in their ranks then... Saiss arguably the best 5m def with Podence about the same in his bracket. Jimenez can score in any given game anyway.

                                            9. Bobby Digital
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              whu FUL lee NEW CRY

                                              1. Daniel - Go Granville
                                                • 11 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                That's the fixtures list. I've never seen a better fixture list in the last 5 years for any of the top 5 teams. United in the project restart have been the closest. Jimmy might get some double digit hauls imo

                                                1. Christina.
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  you left out "not" in your original post...

                                                  1. Bobby Digital
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    2 months, 8 days ago

                                                    Yeah, I'm confused to say the least...

                                                2. Twisted Saltergater
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 11 Years
                                                  2 months, 8 days ago

                                                  schizophrenic much? 😀

                                            10. Zim0
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              I have Saiss. Wanted Jimenez but went with Wood because couldn't afford without taking hits. I think i have a decent enough plan. Plan on switching to Maupay in GW6 when Brighton fixtures turn decent and Burnley ones become harder.

                                          7. Scotty84
                                            • 1 Year
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            After the worst start ever, wildcard team is locked, please rate my team:-
                                            Ryan/(Button)
                                            TAA/Saiss/Mitchell/(Justin)/
                                            (Ferguson)
                                            KDB/Salah/Rodriguez/Klich/
                                            (Bissouma)
                                            Werner/DCL/Jimenez
                                            Bank 0.00

                                            1. Scotty84
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              no love for my team then

                                              1. Trophé Mourinho
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                pretty good, I was wondering where your money went then I relaised you had Salah. If you are happy with Ryan in goal, your last defender spot and playing Klich every week then yea its probably set. If not then I guess downgrade Werner and bump them up a bit. I like Guaita
                                                I know Werner has Brom this week, if he blanks you'll take him out and maybe you'll regret not using the money for those things.

                                            2. Scotty84
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Cheers trophe your comments certainly make me feel more at ease after such an early wc. Pretty good is fine with me. Guaita is a good shout but I'm just very impressed with Brighton after watching both games but I do think its a toss of a coin. Going to get rid of mitchell eventually but scoring points for fun atm will have to find funds to replace and long term plan was to get ferguson. I'm happy to go with my gut and give Werner another go, chelsea will click at some point.

                                              1. Trophé Mourinho
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                its a good team, good luck. I wildcarded in GW2 😀
                                                And yea I like the fact you have Ferguson ready lol, I considered the same but didnt have a spot so I jsut have an injured Ferguson on my bench in anticipation. Watch Mitchel start all season now and Ferguson gets a 3min run out in GW9

                                          8. SILENTWAR
                                            • 7 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            With Thiago coming surely Liverpool will have a higher chance of cleansheet, right? Will it affect TAA and Robbo too?

                                            1. Jordan.
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              bound to, and the forwards ,wonderful footballer its a stunning transfer...

                                          9. Cheshire Duck
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            Hey guys,
                                            I made a huge mistake yesterday. I was exhausted but did my FT. I wanted to do Auba > KDB, but did Salah > KDB ...
                                            I considered to take a hit to take him back but he's 0.1 more than when I sold him ...

                                            What if I use my free hit ?

                                            Will the game keep the salah out transfer or will it revert my team to what it was after GW 2 ?

                                            1. Scotty84
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              free hot reverts back

                                            2. Nimby
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              It will revert.

                                            3. Inazuma X1
                                              • 3 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Get Salah back next GW

                                              1. Cheshire Duck
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                he's more expensive now ... And he could hurt a lot Arsenal's defense

                                            4. Scotty84
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              ah actually if you used your free transfer already theres no point in now using the free hit as its too late once your free transfer has been accepted you can't revert back

                                              1. Cheshire Duck
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                I'm not sure about that, I think that i would lose the transfer made

                                            5. topmandan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Free hit will reverse the transfer

                                            6. Scotty84
                                              • 1 Year
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              he's played his free transfer though so if he was to play his free hit now it would be a waste of his free hit as it'll revert back to his free transfer already made

                                          10. Daniel - Go Granville
                                            • 11 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            Rumors were correct. Havertz starts most probably in no 10. CHO on the right, Tammy upfornt. Come oooon Havertz a brace is needed

                                            1. Daniel - Go Granville
                                              • 11 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Tiago starts too, Chilwell on the bench . Emerson and Azpi are the full backs, James looks like nailed on

                                              1. Daniel - Go Granville
                                                • 11 Years
                                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                                Ziyech and Pulisic not in the squad as expected

                                          11. Flair
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            Reece James over Coleman a no brainer?

                                            1. Daniel - Go Granville
                                              • 11 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              See above

                                          12. Rash
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            2 months, 8 days ago

                                            Do you think a template will form soon or is there too many good options to pick from this year?

                                            1. Zim0
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 8 days ago

                                              Too many options and i love it!