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The ‘glue guys’ who will be set-and-forget FPL options on my Gameweek 3 Wildcard

Lateriser, who finished 30th in the world last season, discusses the Fantasy assets who he’ll be sticking with over the coming weeks and months.


I am one of many managers who is deploying their Wildcard right now and one of the reasons for that is the emergence of a few ‘glue guys’ – that and the fact that I’ve had a terrible start, and my overall rank is around the 4.5 million mark.

Glue guys are the kind of picks in a particular ‘value’ price bracket that you just need to set in your team and forget about for a long time because they will continue to offer bang for buck for the mid-to-long term.

It’s important to filter these out because if you’re Wildcarding this early in the season, you need to get these picks right so that your team has enough stability.

It’s the emergence of these glue guys and a few long-term trends that I’m particularly comfortable ‘banking’ on that has me Wildcarding early. It was the similar emergence of assets like Caglar Soyuncu (£5.5m), John Lundstram (£5.5m) and Todd Cantwell early last season that instilled me with confidence to Wildcard early.

So who are the ‘glue guys’ that I’m looking at early this season?

Tariq Lamptey (£4.5M)

Brighton look like a different team this season, especially with the addition of highly-rated Ben White (£4.5m) in their side. They have been very impressive in the first two games and look to me like a team that is going to do much better than they did last year.

What Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) gives us is the ability to provide points at both ends of the pitch at a cut-price rate.


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

    Shall I keep Werner one more week or swap him to Jiminez or Martial now?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Keep

    2. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      playing west brom so keep, and also scored 6 yesterday so it will of helped confidence!

    3. AC Me Rollin’
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Keep, then depending on the outcome, get Jiminez in imo

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

      Keep

    5. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Give him one more week.

    6. All about the galacticos
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      if you have, keep,
      if you don't worth a FT, but not a hit
      if on WC, you know jiminez game you know it's he's going to get his goal, but the werner could get a brace+
      but then again the worry is werner could be on the wing

    7. The Man Pastore
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Of course keep. And he couold be a good captain option for this week too

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

      Sorry to answer a question with a question, but would him scoring against one of the worst defences in the league change your mind on the transfer?
      If not, then I'd go with whichever of those 3 I think would get the highest score.
      IMO that may be Werner, but expecting goal plus bonus from Jimenez so mightn't be much more.
      I'm a Utd fan and Martial owner but not as certain about him.

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

        Think ill keep for this week then potentially Transfer to either Jesus, Martial or Jiminez next week depending on results

    9. WeakAssTeam
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      i swapped Werner out for Chris Wood in

  2. El Lobito 10
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Mitro and Salah
    B. Jesus and Greenwood (Greenwood looked sharp and aggressive midweek)

    1. AC Me Rollin’
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks. Anyone else?

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

      A both nailed and in form

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers

    3. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A for now, if united start playing it makes it a harder choice.

    4. dcfc77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A for me

  3. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on the final troops for WC? Any glaring errors or set?

    Martinez steer
    TAA Castagne Saïss Lamptey Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son Foden Podence
    DCL Jiménez Brewster

    Cheers.

    1. Dichio24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice team. No Chelsea could really hurt you next 3 gwks

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Am a bit nervous but plan to do son to Chelsea mid if they explode

    2. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rodriguez is a big miss IMO. He's class. DCL ship has sailed IMO

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Fair comment, not convinced on Rodríguez personally yet

    3. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      prefer Rich over DCL.

      Castagne essential do you think? TAA, Saiss and Mitchell all will be set and forget for the medium term, Lamptey has the odd good fixture where he'll start. basically got 3 and a half defenders who are good to start every game without castagne.

      Could free up funds there if you fancied upgrading Jim > Jesus or DCL > Richarlison

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        dont really understand the castagne pick to be honest. looks like a trap to me.

        other than being the top scorer for the first 2 GWs i dont see what else he has going for him. horrible GW3 fixture, and wk4/5 are not that great from a defensive point of view.

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Who would you opt for? It’s his attacking potential that’s appealing to me. Can easily ship out at a later date though

        2. Chilli Heatwave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Opt for James?

        3. ElChapo
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          yeah i've got Justin currently and i've accepted that he won't be starting for me that often over the next few weeks, and after that he may lose his spot when Pereira is back..

      2. Chilli Heatwave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Interesting points to consider cheers

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

      looks great, no Chelsea could be a worry against West Brom, but cant just think about 1 game

    5. Mancini
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Everyone has the same wildcard team you should shake it up with differentials otherwise your following the herd

  4. Tsssst
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mitro or Wood?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mitro IMO plus 0.5m saving

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Wood for me great fixtures

  5. Tsssst
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How nailed is Ake' for City?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pep roulette

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

      until Laporte is fit, he's their best LCB

  6. AC Me Rollin’
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Still can't decide who the hell to captain:

    A) KDB
    B) Wener
    C) Son

    Gut says Werner, heart says KDB.

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Gut rules

    2. DesafioFantasy
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      KDB

  7. Jukes
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on my panic button WC please!

    Martinez (Button)
    Saiss Lamptey Mitchell (Dunne Justin)
    Salah KDB Son Zaha Rodriguez
    Jimenez DCL (Bamford)

    Main worry is no Liverpool defender and no Werner

    1. AC Me Rollin’
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Solid team, to be honest, I wouldn't worry about no Liverpool defence, I think a lot of people are doing this including myself at the moment. I've gone Werner but could potentially swap to Jiminez after Chelsea play West Brom, can just see it being a goal fest tbh

  8. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Please let Semedo be 5.5, straight into my team.
    Anyone else the same?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      o/

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

        Any chance he'd be higher?

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          doherty's place the only possible reason.

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

            Thats what im thinking, but 1st season im really hoping ts 5.5

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

      he doesn't have great goal/assist stats, especially considering he's come from barca and benfica who scored loads of goals every season.

      5.5 i'll consider if he looks threatening in wolves system (he's only ever played in a back 4). Any higher i'll pass regardless

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

        Seen him a few times, he does create alot. he does get forward and is good on the ball. i think him moving to a wing back is gold!!

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

          scored 2 in 82 appearances for Barca, and a new system, main reason i'll hold off for a week or two. if he could get close to doherty's production at 5.5 then he'll be essential

  9. nky225
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    gone for a wildcard this week, rate my team:
    mccarthy
    TAA Digne Saiss
    KDB Rashford Podence Rodriguez Son
    Calvert-Lewin Jiminez
    Bench - Button, Lamptey, Konsa, Davis

    1. nexec91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Would change goalkeeper to Button or Martinez. Southampton and mccarthy has been awful and he might lose his spot to Forster

    2. WeakAssTeam
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      burnley have easy fixtures

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

        The next 3. Wildcards are generally set for longer.

  10. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone else on a WC going triple Liverpool defence and triple Man City attack? Something like:

    Martinez Steer
    VVD TAA Robbo Lamptey Mitchell
    Klich KDB Foden Hamez Podence
    Jesus DCL Jimi

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nearly

      Taa Robbo Saiss James 4.0
      Kdb Havertz Podence Foden Burke
      Jesus Jimmy Rich

  11. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    your thoughts appreciated...WC team

    Martinez (Steer)
    VVD-Saiss-Taylor (Mitchell-Lamptey)
    Salah-KDB-Havertz-Son (Burke)
    DCL-Mitrovic-Jimenez

    0.0 itb

    1. AC Me Rollin’
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looks pretty solid to me, who's your captain, KDB?

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yes KDB

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      im probably going with this with Foden over Mitro

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I can see Mitro a sure starter which is not the case for Foden...

  12. richard81
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What about this team?

    Ryan
    James Saiss Dier (Lamptey, Mitchell, Burke)
    Foden KDB Havertz Son
    Werner Jimenez Jesus

    1. afsr
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      no Liverpool players at all? that's brave to say the least

  13. The Man Pastore
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is captaining Werner too risky if I got KDB?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      not really, you'll get half the KDB points if he hauls and you have the potential for some decent upside.

  14. nexec91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA-James-Saiss (Lamptey-Mitchell)
    Salah-KDB-Foden-Podence (Burke)
    Werner-Jimenez-DCL

    My wildcard team, what do you think? Midfield too weak and risky is my worry with both Foden and Podence and no one in 7-8m spot

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

      I really don't see the hype with Martinez, he was good when he got a chance at Arsenal, and he saved a penalty on his debut, but Villa are still awful - and have rubbish fixtures short term.

      Looks about as template as you can get, which is good to keep pace with everyone else.

      1. nexec91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Think Villa has looked a lot better defensively since the restart, but yeah can see the point about fixtures. It’s between him and Ryan for me

        1. Zio
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          With a 4.5 main keeper you can afford to have Ryan as well and pick the best per gameweek.

          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Personally I don't think they rotate very well.

  15. SAY MY NAME
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    any thoughts on this WC team chaps? no Salah a risk but double Pool defence as a bit of 'cover'

    Martinez
    TAA / Robbo / Lamptey
    KDB / Son / Zaha / Foden
    Jimenez / DCL / Werner

    Steer / mitchell / Burke / Justin

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

      decent, might want to keep an eye on justin, not sure he'll start when Periera is back, Zaha usually stops playing when the transfer window is closed aswell.

      Also, comments on Martinez, please see post above.

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        cheers, yeah not sure on Martinez but seems like better option than McCarthy, and Zaha always disappoints me but thought he might be worth a run with overall good fixture run

    2. Urchin
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Justin and Mitchel exit plans?

  16. ididnt
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    would you wc in my position? Terrible start and feel wholesale changes are needed:

    McCarthy - Steer
    TAA - Digne - Justin - C. Taylor - Mitchell
    Salah - KDB (C) - ASM - JWP - Bissouma
    Werner - Martial - Adams

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

      how many FT? any money ITB?

      1. ididnt
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        already did Auba > KdB and £0.9 in bank

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

          team doesn't look that bad for this week atleast

          TAA - Digne - Taylor - Mitchell
          Salah - KDB - JWP
          Werner - Martial - Adams

          I'd be tempted to hold if i was in your situation, basically if you choose the right captain you're almost guaranteed an above average week.

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

      Write down the team that you really want and see how many changes there are. Then reflect on the forthcoming fixtures for both sets of players and compare, bearing in mind that once your WC is gone your team will be more static. Only then make your mind up.

  17. LDNGooner
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Appreciate anybody's thoughts:

    McCarthy
    TAA - James - Digne
    KDB - Townsend - Salah - Jorginho
    Vardy - Ings - Calvert Lewin

    1. LDNGooner
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Swapped McCarthy for Martinez but still any thoughts?

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

    Three solid sensible picks by Lateriser.

    I personally am looking at Werner > Jimenez for GW4 (keep him for the good run)

    That will free up cash to do James > Son for GW5 (keep Son till GW8 for WBA)

    Has anyone else considered these moves?

  19. Atom&Humber
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hello guys stuck between two drafts:
    Martinez steer
    Lamptey Mitchell rjames. Taylor x
    Salah Sterling kdb podence x
    Dcl x davies(4.5)

    A) Trent Barnes wood/mitrovic
    B) Robbo schlupp/leeds jiminez

  20. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Timo Werner to score two hat tricks in the same season vs. WBA.

  21. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Captaincy GW3

    For the people who are putting the armband on Chelsea assets, do watch the WBA home game against Lei.

    Albeit the score, of which majority came from Pens, they crowded the striker and stopped a lot of Barnes attempt, which was a surprise. In the championship, at home they were more open and just attacking which wasn't the case.

    Although the Chelsea attack has more pace, I still think just based on Def, KDB against an incomplete Lei defense would be a better bet. Further WBA are very weak defending their long flanks, James could get in some attacking returns if he plays, which would still be a plus for Werner.

    So far the standouts are KDB and Werner, while a Salah punt can be a good gamble, against Arsenal at home. Klopp surely would want his best attack after the CS loss, and Salah (just purely on form) has been looking like a sharp beast for the past 2 GWs.

    For me, I would be putting my armband on KDB against Lei.

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      KDB if I don’t get Kane

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Good post

  22. clarkey_2000
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How's this looking? - had to use wildcard due to sending offs and players not playing

    Mendy-Nyland
    Lamptey-Digne-Castagne-Mitchell-Dunne
    Zaha-DeBruyne-Son-Rodriguez-Podence
    Kane-Vardy-Mitrovic

    Thinking about getting Semedo or Ake in for castagne

  23. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts wc..

    Martinez Forster
    Taa Lamptey Taylor Saiss Ferguson
    KDB Salah Foden Podence Burke
    DCL Kane Jimenez.

  24. FantasyFooty01
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Going into week 3 of last man standing, who should I pick?? Already picked:
    Arsenal
    Leeds

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

    I've used my FT to swap Aub for KDB

    I'm now looking at...

    McCarthy/Steer

    TAA Robbo Ayling James Vinagre
    Soucek JRod KDB Salah ASM
    Werner Adams Davis

    The question is, hold for another week or WC now???

    Thanks for reading.

  26. mcpop72
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    anyone done week 2 WC, messed it up regally and is now having to take hits?!

  27. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best 4.0m ? Have Ferguson

  28. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best 4.5 striker?

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Brewster

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

    Can either get Son or Jimi in WC team, with a 4.5 in ATT/MID to compensate. Who to go for?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jimi for steady returns, Son for upside.

  30. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Martinez (Ryan)
    James / TAA / Saiss (Justin, Mitchell)
    Havertz (c) / Salah / De Bruyne / Son (Anguissa)
    DCL / Bamford / Wood

    My team is mainly picked around upcoming fixtures. Going to take a risk and make Havertz captain after his midweek hattrick.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bamford in for tough fixtures and Wood upfront?

      Isn't Nketiah a better bet?

      Bench but points too.