Here’s our fantasy premier league GW5 wildcard tips article where FFGeek contributor Prakhar Patel shows us his draft wildcard team. Prakhar finished with a rank of 17k last season and an incredible 17th overall in 17/18
fantasy premier league GW5 wildcard tips – FFGeek contributor Prakhar Patel shows his draft wildcard team (NOW FINAL)
After a pretty poor start to the season for me where I have 230 points and an overall rank of 1.093 million, I’ve decided to wildcard this week to address a few issues with my team.There were around 5-7 players I wanted to get rid of asap and De Bruyne has been one of the main reasons behind the decision to wildcard.
UPDATE: Wildcard final team
Here it is:
I started the season with Ryan as Brighton had some decent fixtures but it didn’t work out the way I hoped it would so I’ve decided to bring in Nick Pope and I’ll probably stick with him for the rest of the season. He is the most reliable option among the cheap options in my opinion. So that’s the goalkeeping sorted for me for the rest of the season.
As much as I want Alexander Arnold in my team right now, I just can’t have a few players elsewhere if I put him in. So I’ve gone for Robertson again from the Liverpool defence. Lucas Digne is pretty much a must have according to me. Otamendi is my choice from the City defence. For the other two spots,I’ve gone for Lundstram and Pieters. Burnley have some tasty fixtures coming up so I might double up in some weeks. UPDATED Alexander Arnold now in
Salah, Sterling and De Bruyne need no explanation at all. There is a lot of scepticism regarding Mason Mount right now but for me he is the best Chelsea asset currently and I am hoping he will live up to the expectations I have. The last spot is filled by Cantwell as Norwich have some nice fixtures coming up and has looked attractive from a fantasy perspective.
I wanted to go with one premium forward but it seems pretty much impossible without sacrificing the balance elsewhere. I’ve decided to go with two budget forwards in Barnes and Pukki. Barnes due to the fixtures and Pukki scares me due to the rising ownership. He has already punished me a couple of times this season and is an essential currently.
Right now, I am leaning towards Salah at home to Newcastle but Sterling away to Norwich is an equally tempting choice as well. I’ll update the final draft on the site as well as on twitter. That’s pretty much it. UPDATED: Salah captain
Transfer summary UPDATED
changes from original in italics
Ryan out Pope in
Zinchenko out Otamendi in
Wan Bissaka out Lowton in
Van Dijk out Alexander Arnold in
Rico out Lundstram in
Norwood out De Bruyne in
Dendoncker out Cantwell in
Kane out Barnes in
Haller out Pukki in
Button, Digne, Salah Sterling, Mount and Greenwood all stay.
Good luck everyone and may your arrows be green unlike mine this season😜Haha!
Geek note: If you join our Patreon site you will get access to an FPL contributor tracker team which combines the contributors individual teams each week to show their favourite players, transfers and captains. It will always be completed on a Friday/Saturday in a normal gameweek. There will also be a spreadsheet of each managers teams, transfers and captains so you can drill down further.
You also get:
Joe’s interactive transfer planner and points projection tool
Weekly podcasts with myself and the contributors
FFGeek private leagues
Access to the FFGeek Slack channel for discussion with the contributors and members
$2 and $3 tiers per calendar month. No commitment beyond 1 month
FFGeek league code codes:
fantasy premier league: fnqq66
Sky Sports fantasy football: fantasyfootball.skysports.com/leagues/join with PIN 8426114
Telegraph fantasy football: passcode 8693. PIN code 8000919. The telegraph have also offered a prize of £100 to the winner.
Sun Dream Team:
Classic League PIN: SGDKX9Y3
H2H PIN: SGFU3CR9