fantasy premier league GW5 wildcard tips – our imaginary wildcard


Here’s our fantasy premier league GW5 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


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.

By the way, I’m holding onto my wildcard for the moment. I still would like more data. Also I’d like to see more how the Champions League affects lineups. If I had to name a time I will use it that would probably be around GW10 but it depends on circumstances. You can see from my early FFGeek team article that there are alot of problems coming over the hill which may affect the decision.

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

Player rankings defence and GK

Player rankings midfielders 

forward player rankings

There’s also our fixture ease article which gives player suggestions with good fixtures. There’s also our underlying stats article focusing on expected goals

Imaginary WC team 

Here’s the team.  It fits within my team value of £100.6

fantasy premier league GW5 wildcard tips


Again I’ve gone for a 4-3-3 team structure due to the great premium strikers available.  That means 2 cheap midfielders for the bench in Carroll and Chalobah.  The 3 premium defenders will play every game with Mee and TAA rotating depending on fixtures.  I would have liked Mee to be Holgate or Martina but that is uncertain at the moment.

I’ve also gone for a spread of premium attacking players at this early stage of the season rather than doubling up although the Kane double up with Alli or Eriksen is very tempting with the fixtures.


I’ve stuck with Foster and Elliot as the cheapest way into both defences that have performed adequately


Davies and Mendy are he attacking wingbacks with good fixtures coming.  Jones is the leading value premium defender.

I decided that the tipping point with Ben Davies has been met over the Rose risk.  The fixture next against Swansea is so good as is his form and the fixtures that the Rose risk is probably one I would take if I didn’t have him already.

Mendy looks good and his underlying stats are great.

Burnley still have some good home games for rotation.   TAA is a gametime risk especially after Gomez got suspended for 1 UCL game but worth the risk for his value.


While I’d like more flexibility in midfield I’ve gone for minimum cost with my bench in a 4-3-3 which means 2 £4.5mids.  Chalobah and Carroll are the best of the moment with Carroll passing the Sanches lineup test in the Newcastle game.  Chalobah has blanked but posted ok stats for a £4.5m mid.

Salah is the top rated premium mid for me if you’re not doubling up in the forwards I’ve got with good returns and great underlying stats

The next 2 choices were the hardest of the lot as the lower priced midfielders always come with risk.  Ramsey has good fixtures after the Chelsea game.  However he’s a box to box mid which is not ideal as far as I’m concerned and he has some minutes issues as well as being a finisher of debatable quality.  However you can’t deny his underlying stats so I’ve rolled the imaginary dice.

Choupo Moting is another gamble.  He has played as a striker and left winger scored 2 goals against Man United and has posted very good underlying stats.  With a cheap player you’d like good fixtures and he doesn’t really have that unfortunately


Lukaku and Kane are still the main golden boot candidates and still the main captain candidates so me for they stay.

Jesus is increasingly looking like the best City option although D Silva could do with some monitoring. Jesus just needs minutes monitoring with UCL games in full swing.

Stephen Toumi

Regular contributor Stephen Toumi has also used his WC this week.  See his article and team here

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6 thoughts on “fantasy premier league GW5 wildcard tips – our imaginary wildcard”

  1. Good team! I’ve currently got an active WC and Its a struggle to come up with a team I’m happy with. I’ve come to think one of Lukaku/Kane should be sacrificed to allow a more balanced midfield. Any thoughts on this WC team? Leaves 0.0 in the bank:

    Foster, Elliot
    Jones, Davies, Mee, Wimmer, Hünemeier (non-playing 3.9m)
    Alli, Salah, Mkhitaryan, Choupo-Moting, Chalobah
    Kane, Morata, Vardy

    • Agree. Kane is just too expensive if you want three strong, fairly expensive midfielders. Here’s my 3-4-3 WC, just finished.

      Lössl, Elliot
      Gomez, Jones, Clark (NEW), Collins (WHU), Mbemba
      Hazard, Mkhitaryan, Eriksen, Kanté, Chalobah
      Jesus, Lukaku, Firmino

  2. Foster elliot
    Alonso kolasinac mee naughton mbemba
    Eriksen salah mkhitarian gross caroll
    Aguero kane hemed
    Wild card activated .any changes especially for the low priced players ??

  3. Foster elliot
    Alonso kolasinac mee naughton mbemba
    Eriksen salah mkhitarian gross caroll
    Aguero kane hemed
    Wild card activated .any changes especially for the low priced players ??

  4. Foster elliot
    Alonso kolasinac mee naughton mbemba
    Eriksen salah mkhitarian gross caroll
    Aguero kane hemed
    Wild card activated .any changes especially for the low priced players ??

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