Here’s our fantasy premier league GW11 wildcard tips article where we pretend we are using our wildcard. It gives player suggestions with more longevity than just for the up coming gameweek
FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW11 WILDCARD TIPS – OUR IMAGINARY WILDCARD
This is a short article where I’m pretending I’m using my wildcard to give you player picks with more longevity than the next game. It’s short as there are no stats. I’ve given links to articles below with all the detailed stats you’ll need if you want to investigate a player in more detail.
In this article there are no stats just some brief narrative on the selection below. There’s stats in the player ranking articles which can be found here using the links below
There’s also our fixture ease article which gives player suggestions with good fixtures. Our underlying stats article focuses on expected goals at a team and player level which may also give you some ideas. You can also see who the popular transfers are in our bandwagons article and who the top 10 FPL managers have in their team
IMAGINARY WC TEAM
The team fits within my team budget
With the additional games through cup competitions and a busy December the focus wouldn’t be on one formation but the ability to have a strong bench but without it costing the earth. It’s difficult to ignore Man City at the moment due to their form but it does mean that you will see those players rested from time to time as Pep goes to win all competitions and that’s an issue which can at least be mitigated by a strong bench.
Elliot is great value for me and in a performing defence
I’ve gone for save king Pope of Burnley. The Burnley defence is strong at home as well
I’ve gone for 3 premium defenders in the 3 best defensive teams in Man Utd, Man City and Spurs. I’m a little worried about Spurs due to the Alderweireld and Lloris injuries but Lloris’s doesn’t look long term. I’ve gone for security of gametime in Vertonghen rather than play the fullback selection roulette
After that I’ve gone for Simpson and Gomez for teams that are strong defensively at home
Salah, Sane and Sterling are the best premium picks for value for me and are in both teams
Choupo Moting is my cheap fixture pick playing in an advanced midfield position or forward
Loftus Cheek is my cheapie benchwarming £4.5m but he can return when required
Kane and Lukau were straight in for form and selection security.
The 3rd forward was the difficult one. I didn’t put Aguero in although I’m a huge fan. £11.8m for someone who isn’t guaranteed to play every week and therefore is a difficult captain choice is tricky. If Pep were to nail his colours to the 2 striker mast that would be different but it is looking increasingly unlikely. You do get the same issues with Sane and Sterling but at £3m less it’s a bit easier to take.
Morata would be my 3rd striker pick all day long. I tried to get Morata in but that would have been at the sacrifice of the entire defence and I do think that is an area worth investing. I also didn’t want to change the 3 premium midfielders.
Unforunately between £10m and £5m you only have Vardy and Firmino who I have my reservations about both. So in the end I went to the best cheap striker at the moment in Murray. He is a risk somewhat and needs to hold off Hemed but can finish and also has pens.
Excuse the brevity but the article has links to all you need to investigate players in more detail
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