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When is the best time to play the second Wildcard as Double Gameweeks loom large?

When is the right time to play a second Wildcard? Should Fantasy Premier League managers deploy it before or after the next set of Double Gameweeks?

The questions around this particular chip are endless and I can understand why. We are entering a pivotal part of the campaign so it is important to get our strategy correct.

With this article, I talk about the pros and cons of using your Wildcard now versus later in the season as I continue to mull over this decision. I intend on presenting the factors you should consider while making this decision, which should hopefully help you with the same.

Is it time to go all in or should you hold on for a little longer? Let’s discuss that question in more detail.

For me, the serious planning begins in Gameweek 25, as I’m very likely activating my Wildcard with the intention to Bench Boost in Gameweek 26. It is worth pointing out that I have a Free Hit also in my pocket so I don’t need to worry about Blank Gameweek 29 at this point. 

ADVANTAGES TO WILDCARDING NOW

Mitchell benefits from Palace's first clean sheet since Gameweek 1

In an ideal world, I would have liked to Wildcard after using my Bench Boost in Gameweek 26 but there are a few reasons for me pulling the trigger now. Let’s call them the advantages of Wildcarding in Gameweek 25:

  • I have a non-playing goalkeeper and two of my outfielders are Oliver Burke (£4.2m) and Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m). This means that if I want to Bench Boost in Gameweek 26 without using my Wildcard, I need to spend transfers on these three spots. This is a little inconvenient in terms of attacking the doubles in Gameweek 24 and 25 before that, which is where I’d have liked to spend my transfers.
  • I am currently ranked at 1.2 million and, if I need to have a respectable finish to the season, I don’t have enough time to recover it by simply taking hits and trying to get the right team in place. I want to press the Nitro Boost button early and hope that the Wildcard sustains itself for a sufficient period and helps take my season in the right direction. Personally, Wildcarding later in the season might be too late given my rank.
  • Buying extra games for at least 15 players in Gameweek 25 and 26. I currently have just one Leeds United and zero Southampton players. I am hoping that I am buying at least 15 extra games for my squad by playing my Wildcard.
  • I could potentially have two Burnley players in Double Gameweek 24 and I don’t necessarily want to carry them in Gameweek 26 as their potential Double at that point does not look very attractive. One of the advantages of Wildcarding in Gameweek 25 is I can get rid of my Clarets without any fuss.

If I had a decent bench right now, I would have considered Wildcarding in Gameweek 24, 25 or 26. There are advantages to pulling the trigger on a new squad after the Bench Boost…

WILDCARDING AFTER MY BENCH BOOST

harry kane fpl injury return spurs west brom gameweek 23

First up, the distribution of funds is correct. Once we have the Bench Boost chip out of the way, we do not need to have a second playing goalkeeper and can also afford to have a bottom-price 14th outfielder. This helps us compress funds and spend more on the pitch rather than distributing the money through the squads. 

Also, on this note, I am anticipating that it might be fairly difficult to build a good Bench Boost team in Gameweek 26 because we could have Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all having Double Gameweeks. 

Yes, the budget midfielders and forwards are making life easier right now but Harry Kane (£11.0m) has returned and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) is already back on the training pitch. It might be very difficult own a lot of these big hitters and have a balanced squad all at the same time. 

If you are not Bench Boosting in Gameweek 26, it is possible to have a more appropriate distribution of funds which might allow an additional big hitter or two.

WILDCARD PERSPECTIVE

Signing Cancelo a week before fixture swing can give FPL owners the edge

A big worry I have right now is being guilty of short-sightedness. If I Wildcard in Gameweek 25 looking at the Double Gameweek players, I worry about building a new team that is too heavily focused on the doubles and the Bench Boost. 

This is a real concern and we definitely need to pay attention to the fixtures after the next Double Gameweeks when putting together a new squad for the rest of the campaign.

It is very important to not have a blindspot just for the Double Gameweeks and build a mid-term team with good fixtures in the future. 

This is one of the advantages of Wildcarding after Gameweek 26 as there will be a balanced focus towards the good players and teams rather than just the Double Gameweek players.

Being able to assess the impact of European football returning is also a big advantage in terms of Wildcarding later. There are Champions League and Europa League games coming for a lot of important Premier League clubs and I am wondering whether we spot certain trends in the European games which might help our Fantasy squads… and a later Wildcard.

Something as simple as Pep Guardiola preferring certain centre-backs in Europe to others in the league could potentially impact which players we choose for a Wildcard or Bench Boost squad.

THE RIGHT MOTIVATION

Blades defence finally records clean sheet as Wilson blanks again 4

Another factor I worry about is motivation and certain teams visiting the beach way sooner than expected. In my opinion, the league is most certainly going to be won by Manchester City and we could have a season where the relegation race might be decided a lot earlier than normal. Again, this could lead to certain team selection and form trends which might be more visible a little later in the season. 

One thing that you could do to safeguard yourself against this is that the race for the top four as well as European places looks like it could go deep into the season. Teams vying for these spots will continue to be motivated right until the end of the season and it might be worth investing in them if Wildcarding early. 

THE FREE HIT

One of the reasons I’m not worried about the Wildcard in Gameweek 25 and Bench Boost in Gameweek 26 is that I don’t need to consider the Blanks in Gameweek 29 at all (because I have a Free Hit Chip still to use). 

This might not be the case for a lot of managers who might need to keep an eye on the Gameweek 29 fixtures and maintain a balance between them and Double Gameweekers in Gameweek 26. This is why a lot of managers are considering a Bench Boost even in Gameweek 24 and then Wildcarding in Gameweek 26 where the bench is focused towards those playing in Gameweek 29. 

An alternate option is to dead-end into Gameweek 29 by focusing transfers between Gameweek 26 and 29 towards the Blank Gameweeks and eventually use the Wildcard chip in Gameweek 30 with a focused view on the last eight fixtures where the factors state above can be taken advantage of.  

One thing I want to mention, if you have already used your Wildcard or if you are playing your Wildcard after the Double Gameweeks, is do not take a lot of hits and maximise on all the Double Gameweeks. 

That might not be possible, I appreciate. You will need to pick and choose the Double Gameweek fixtures you want to attack and compromising on one might mean being able to jump in on another. 

For example, Burnley are not a team renowned for their attack and it might even be a good idea to jump on a Danny Ings (£8.4m) who has a decent looking fixture against Wolves in Gameweek 24 before his Double Gameweek in 25. 

Point being, you need to pick the teams and Doubles you want to target if you’re keeping the Wildcard in the pocket for later. I particularly mention Ings here because, to me, he looked really sharp against Newcastle and got a lot of shots off which hasn’t been the case with him normally. 

A lot of the Southampton first-team players are coming back as well which makes investment in them a lot more attractive.

When it comes to the Chip Strategy and use of the second Wildcard, a lot depends on your own team and how the fixtures look in Gameweek 26 and onwards once the FA Cup results are in. 

I am writing this article before all the latest FA cup games have been played and I’m patiently waiting for the chips to fall into place.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article as I tried loud thinking and noting all the factors you should consider before deploying your chips. Do let me know in the comments section how you find this article and if I missed out on any factors I should consider. If you want to know more, we will be recording the next episode of The FPL Wire on Thursday evening. 

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767 Comments Post a Comment
  1. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Planning to BB 24 WC 26 FH 29.
    Worth upgrading 3 of the bench with Burnley players to BB this week?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Soucek
    Bamford Adams
    Meslier Antonio Konsa Taylor

    2 FT 5.4 itb

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Not really, could get a couple of defs (would be annoying if Taylor fit). Wood for Antonio doesn't feel worth it.

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Doubt Taylor will be fit as he wasn't even in the squad for the last 2 matches.
        Could do Antonio + Taylor + Konsa > Richarlison/anystriker + Mee + Tarkowski(-4)

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Decent.
          Ings seems popular. Over the 3 games, better than Rich, who has been terrible this year.

    2. BooYaKasha
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't BB that,
      definitely load up if going to BB

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        See my transfer plan above for Bb

  2. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Pope(!) Mccarthy

    Cancelo Dias(?) Coufal (Robertson Justin(!))

    Salah Fernandes Gundogan Soucek (Raphinha)

    DCL Antonio Watkins
    Early thoughts are:

    This gw: DCL -> Ings. Save 2nd FT. Play Robertson, Raphinha if I have to.

    Gw25: Justin & Antonio -> Dallas & Bamford

    Gw26: Wildcard. (I have no Spurs, no Martinez, Grealish etc. which could be important for gw29 too.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Could be a plan. BB done?

      1. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah, bench boosted in 19 for 19 points 🙂

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      GW 29 is easy to FH though if needed.

      1. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Free hit burned aswell

  3. arkom
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    McCarthy
    *Justin* / Coufal / Maguire / Cancelo / Dallas
    Bruno / Grealish / Salah / Foden / Soucek
    *DCL* / *Wilson* / Bamford

    2 FT
    6,4 £ ITB

    Guys, any tips on what to do? Is't time to wild card that slot?

    1. arkom
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Soucek or Grealish to Gundogan?

  4. Plagued by indecision
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    How scuppered am I? Had intended to just do TAA > Mee, but now with all these other doubts and potentially missing out on DGW players like Pope and DCL, do I need to do anything more drastic?

    Pope* / Martinez
    Cancelo / Stones / TAA / Bednarek / Justin*
    Gundogan / Fernandes / Grealish / Salah / Saka
    DCL* / Antonio* / Bamford

    1 FT, 0.9 ITB.
    WC, FH, TC, BB all intact.

  5. Perthite
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    In usual non-Covid seasons I usually use WC/BB/FH chips in the GW30s.

    Is this all out the window this season or worth waiting for possible DGWs around that time?

  6. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    2 x FTs might be bringing in two flagged players - Pope & Digne - is that nuts?

    Probably go Keane instead (and save 1.0m) but what about Pope?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Why is Digne flagged? He just seemed fatigued to me when went off last night.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        FPL decided to flag all most transferred in players for the giggles....

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Pope might play, but Digne probably not.

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Still think there’s a couple more twists left in this GW and we aren’t even close to the deadline or team sheets 😛

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If this game week was a nipple, it’d be twisted off by now.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        am i the only Justin owner that doesn';t care he is injured?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          oops...

  8. ludaslol
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    The common chip strategy with BB and WC left?

    WC25 and bb26?

    1. BaleKaneSon
        3 months, 3 days ago

        That’s what I’m planning

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah but it depends on your team.

      • Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        After advice on here this morning that’s what I’m leaning towards

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Would be, but Leeds for example have dgw 25 which complicates things.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Get 2 Leeds on WC - Bam and Dallas most probably. Move Dallas out in 26 for a DWer to have 14 DGW and 1 SGW player with a BB

          1. ludaslol
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Problem is with no FH you’d want Leeds in 29 vs FUL

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I have all the chips 🙂

          2. Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Thinking similar here, do kind of fancy triple Leeds for the double though.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Naa! Just two. Will see how my team looks on WC and how much money I have to spare. Either Bamford + Dallas or Bamford + Raph

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        It depends on your team. I kinda want to WC in 26 honestly. BB I can use later.

    2. BaleKaneSon
        3 months, 3 days ago

        A) Son and DCL -4 for Sterling and Brewster
        B) Salah and DCL -4 for Sterling and Cavani
        C) Salah and DCL -4 for Sterling and Ings

        1. BaleKaneSon
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Planning on captaining Sterling

          • Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Sounds like you’re convinced DCL is out.

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I reckon he is for the Fulham game, and that’s the one that mattered....

              1. AC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Double in 26 no? Maybe worth holding if it’s only a week

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Why’s that? Looked alright.

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

                Yeah agree with this. Assuming Dunc was right and it was a hammy, and considering how careful they were with him last time, just can't see him making the weekend

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Ah I didn’t see this.

                  1. claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Something along the lines of: 'think he's tweaked his hamstring which will be a problem for him'.
                    I've butchered the quote but that was the gist of it.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Ta

                      1. BaleKaneSon
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          for a one week punt? I am wcing next week

          • TeddiPonza
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Got Antonio Wilson and DCL as my strike force. Have to us the 1ft I have for a striker right? Other options would be to bring in Tarkowski or Pope.

            Thanks.

            1. BaleKaneSon
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Pope

              • Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                I’m holding out hope for Antonio to play, the other two are gone....

              • DangerFC
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Think antonio will play

            2. DangerFC
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              If dias is out and cancelo could move into midfield with rodri and fernqndinho injured would this be a good move for no hit.
              Dias > cancelo?

              1. CroatianHammer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Black Box posited that Stones could move into midfield. But it does make certain defensive assets more nailed.

                1. DangerFC
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  I have stones already with dias. Stones moving to midfield would be interesting. Il hold for now and see how dias fairs over the next day.

              2. Hart-ake
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Or switch to a midfield asset potentially.

                1. DangerFC
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  I have gundo in midfield already. Reluctant to take a hit this gameweek

            3. Perthite
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Was going to do Wilson->DCL with 1 of my 2 FTs this GW.

              Might have to bring in Kane instead

              1. claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Sounds like yellow flag on DCL is nowhere near enough. If it really was his hammy that has to be goodnight for a couple of weeks at least, doesn't it?

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  I think so too.

            4. Salarrivederci
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Really hope that Southampton beats Wolves tonight, and Villa - Spurs is not moved to BGW29 as a result.

              No WC'ers and FH BGW29 like me would be better off if we only got the three fixtures in the BGW29:

              Brighton - Newcastle
              West Ham - Arsenal
              Fulham - Leeds

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                They will move Spurs - Fulham to BGW29 then lol

                1. Salarrivederci
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Are you sure about that?

              2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                I would be shocked if Spurs don't play in 29.

            5. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Every time Robbo has been on his way out of my team, something has happened to switch my priorities and save him from the chop. It's happening again.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Yeah we’ve all had those players. Mine was Mendy. Had to wild card to finally get rid of him.

            6. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Forget the scores, flag predictions for Wolves, Southampton & Chelsea tonight?

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Kilman
                Ings
                Mendy and Mount

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Ings is nailed on for a flag tonight....

              2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                All the highest owned players I don't have will be nice.

            7. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              With template strikers getting flagged, who have you go your eye on? Any interest in Pappa Ings or are Soton a stay away?

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                A good scouting opportunity tonight.

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Nobody really. Bench goes so deep that I’ll just chill. Only thing is I haven’t a clue what to do with my free transfers now.

              3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Who'd have thought that Ings would be the last man standing.
                We're through the looking glass here people.

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  😛

              4. Hart-ake
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Great for the doubles but don't necessarily see a lot of goals in the Wolves game though. So it might be a week early.

              5. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Lateriser mentioned Ings and he looks like worth a punt the more I think about it. I hadn't heard the news that their injury situation might be better soon.

              6. Kannbury
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  If Saints win then Ings for double double defo

                  1. Hart-ake
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    potentially a triple double isn't it?

                    1. Kannbury
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Not sure, but if that was confirmed would strengthen his case even more!

                  2. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Watkins, Ings, Bamford might be worth looking at.

                    1. dbeck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      yeah really like this front 3

                  3. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Ings is a sleeper. He was very unlucky not to get a haul against Newcastle. I want him for 25.

                • mcsteely
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Current team, 2 FT

                  Mendy,
                  Cancelo, Stones, Cresswell, Targett, Dier
                  Bruno, Rashford, Salah, Gundo, Grealish
                  DCL, Bamford, Antonio

                  Planning Mendy & Dier to Pope & Mee this week to get to 6DGWs (DCL injury news dependent)

                  Then WC25 into BB26 and FH in 29.

                  Sound reasonable? Anything else I should consider?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    WC next week and 2FTs that is what I'd do. Maybe Tarko over Mee if money no issue (although he hasn't scored yet, historically he is better and his xG this year is twice Mee's)

                  2. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    I am uncertain if I want to BB 26 with Leeds sgw players.

                • Cornholi0
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Discuss:

                  Ashley Barnes, 6.0. Not a good footballer but most likely 180 minutes against Fulham and Crystal Palace. On penalties and can head the ball?

                  Big no or lets gamble?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    If it doesn’t pay off then you’re stuck with Ashley Barnes in your team

                  2. Salarrivederci
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    big no

                  3. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Big No

                  4. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    No. The striker spots are valuable.

                    Bamford, DCL, Ings, Kane, Watkins. Maybe Cavani. That's all I'd be interested in.

                  5. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    For 1 week, yes.

                  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    That's a hard no

                  7. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    -4pt Trap

                • Michelle Davin
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Which games are schedueled for gw 29 then?

                  Im scared bec I have no free hit left..

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    3 crappy games confirmed, Liv v Chelsea also likely. Get 7 or 8 out and don't sweat it.

                    1. JJeyy
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      since when was Live Che likely, thought Chelsea win tonight and its not on

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

                    No do plenty of others. Think it's fine to ride out with 5+ players

                  3. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    don't be scared

                • Plagued by indecision
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  DCL's not going to play this week right? Wouldn't normally gamble on a hamstring injury.

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Dom's dead baby. Dom's dead.

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      wow, read the first part of that and my heart sank.

                    2. Plagued by indecision
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      How would you manage this squad then? I had intended just to do TAA > Mee (or another BUR def)... 1 FT 0.9 ITB

                      Pope* / Martinez
                      Cancelo / Stones / TAA / Bednarek / Justin*
                      Salah / Grealish / Bruno / Saka / Gundogan
                      Antonio* / DCL* / Bamford

                      Any thoughts welcome...

                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Ings seems popular this morning, but we all know what is going to happen tonight...

                        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Or 5 minutes into the first DGW game.

                        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Justin out if his news is bad?

                • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Apologies if it’s been asked before but anyone have anything on Digne ??

                  1. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Just looked knackered to me. Rest and he should be ok.

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Ah cheers mate!!! Thanks for that, certainly hope so!!

                      1. Limbo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        https://www.evertonfc.com/news/1119805/injuries-and-suspensions

                        Not mentioned - but not sure how up-to-date this page is. Usually pretty good

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Ah that looks promising then!!! Thanks for that mate!! Fingers crossed!!!

                        2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Mind you DCL is not on there so maybe a concern of how up to date it is possibly

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    his mistress

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Haha

                • Michelle Davin
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Eric Pieters (AKA the assist God) anybody?

                  Cant see Taylor coming back

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    If you are getting Burnley defs in, might as well be sure they are going to play.

                • Forgetmeknot
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  I have both Pope and Areola, who would you play?

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Pope

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Pope or you don't need him.

                • Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Should I save FH if I have the below for BGW29?

                  Martinez
                  BUR Def / BHA Def / Holding / Dallas
                  Son Grealish
                  Kane

                  (Assuming Villa v Spurs move to BGW29)

                • The Senate
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  0FT,1.0ITB,
                  Hit the panic button?
                  Hit Wilson out?
                  Try and ride it out?

                  Sanchez
                  Cancelo Mee Dias*
                  Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
                  Bamford DCL*
                  (Johnstone | Dallas Lewis Wilson*)

                • jb1985
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Sheesh, woke up and now 3 of my 1st team flagged and 1 on the bench as well. Was going to role with this for the GW. 0 FT, 5.8M itb. I feel that Dias and Pope will make the double GW still but shall i take a hit to remove DCL or let my bench cover it (Bamford) Annoyingly I brought DCL in before the price rise for this week only for the DGW and was going to ship out for Kane next week.

                  If DCL is definitely out may risk moving to Kane this week if city have defence and def mid issues.

                  Pope*
                  Dias*, Stones, Shaw,
                  Soucek, Grealish, Fernandes, Salah, Gundo
                  DCL*, Watkins

                  Martinez, Bamford, Coufal, Justin*

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Bamford and Coufal can easily cover for you.

                • Hart-ake
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Cavani as a one week punt? Or too much of a rotation risk?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    He’s becoming less and less of a rotation risk.

                  2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Martial is removing that rotation risk every time he is crap.

                • Jässi
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  What is the general chip usage consensus now for those with WC, BB and TC left, but no FH?

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    if your team is in good shape, then BB when you have a good bench over next few GWs. TC in 26 and use FT to get through the 29 blank and dead end it. WC in 30

                    If your team isnt looking good then WC 25, BB in 26

                • estheblessed
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Surely it makes sense to hold DCL?

                  1. FPL Pillars
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Until the presser tomorrow yes

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

                    I'm not convinced it's all that bad.

                    Bar triple City, I'm not blown over by the DGW either.

                • Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  am i the only Justin owner that doesn';t care he is injured?

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Same here, got his hauls already, fixtures were not the best for the next couple anyway

                  2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    I own him, but wasn't playing him this week, and am WCing next week anyway. I got him at 4.5 so would be useful to keep on WC I guess, but meh really.

                  3. Hart-ake
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    surely he was going to be benched this week anyway?

                  4. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    No, because it's Justin, even with torn ACL, he'll somehow play 90 minutes and have another 9+ pointer

                    1. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Would still be top of the bps even if he was in hospital

                  5. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    No. Had since GW1. Bench.