Here’s an article where FFGeek Contributor Costas Chari hits the wildcard button. You can also vote on 3 options he’s looking at. Costas’s last 4 seasons overall ranks were 17k, 84k, 29k and 27k
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Well I was postponing using my wildcard for the last 2 gameweeks and I finally pressed the button. This could be the
earliest I have played my wildcard ever but it is also the worst start I have ever had. GW4 and
nearly 2 million overall rank is bad.
Here’s Costas’s team prior to activating the wildcard and the points for GW4:
GW4 points: 43 Total Points: 213 Overall rank: 1.901 m
As I said I resisted playing my wildcard for the past 2 gameweeks that has resulted in a team value drop as
players like Saint Maximin and Werner kept falling. Good thing I got Calvert Lewin from the start that offsetted
Although I know Werner will come good probably from the 4 next gameweek vs Southampton I
couldn’t keep him. Lampard clearly doesn’t know his best 11 and his best formation and doesn’t
know where to play him. Bottom line £9.3m from £9.5m and dropping, playing on the flanks without
penalty duties is an out for me.
A short word about Spurs.
They are trolling me I have had Lloris from gameweek 1 and he hasn’t returned. I had Alli the first 2 gameweeks
(gave me a total of 2 points) then switched to Son (got a point) and then transferred him out
again because he was “injured”. Luckily I got James Rodriguez in, the only correct decision I made
this year so far.
It’s a weird season so far
It’s a weird year, as you can see traditional top 4 teams being hammered by weaker sides or you
can see for example teams like Brighton dominating Man Utd and thrashing Newcastle and then
get beaten 4-0. One would say its too early to play the WC as you don’t know what will happen
with transfers or some team might start picking form etc.
I disagree, I have seen enough so far to keep Man United and Chelsea attackers on a wait list until they pick up form as they are too
expensive. I have also seen enough to realise that Everton and Spurs are the most consistent and
in form teams battling for top 6 or.. maybe top 4 even. From the “weaker” teams I have seen
enough to trust that Brighton and Aston villa will score lots of goals this season.
I will be keeping Robertson and getting in Salah due to fixtures and ownership mostly. I am not giving
up on Man City but I just feel that the price of the players is too much for the form and fixtures. I
opted for the Spurs double up instead of one Spurs and De Bruyne in the team.
3 options. Please vote on your favourite
Please let me know which option you prefer by voting on the poll and any comments welcomed
in the comment section
It’s worth noting that before you vote that Button, Robertson, Mitchell, Grealish, James Rodriguez, Salah, Son, Calvert Lewin and Kane are in all 3 teams. That’s a core of 9 players. Meaning there are 6 different players for each option. Underneath each option I will outline the additional 6 to make it easier.
Additional 6: Martinez, Saiss, Chilwell, Maupay, Walker Peters, Bissouma
Additional 6: Guaita, Kilman, Targett, Jimenez, Walker Peters, Bissouma
Additional 6: Guaita, Saiss, Chilwell, Klich, Mings, Brewster
Here’s the poll to vote: