Here’s our fantasy premier league GW6 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 GW6 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.
By the way at the moment I’m holding onto my wildcard although I have come very close to using it. I still would like more data and I feel like there are more twists and turns to come. 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.
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
IMAGINARY WC TEAM
Here’s the team. It fits within my team value of £100.8
The structure is pure 4-3-3. The 3 premium defenders will play every week with the 2 cheapies rotating.
Salah and the 3 strikers should be a core with longevity. The focus on transfers would then be about the 2 cheap midfielders, the 2 cheap defenders and finding value in the premium defences.
Interestingly when I’ve discussed this with others I’ve had alot of flexibility stick. However you can do anything if you turn a premium striker into a cheap one. You’re only 2 free transfers or a -4 to change your side drastically. £6m on hand if you downgrade a premium striker can be used at anytime with 2 transfers so if Hazard or Sanchez somehow become essential then it’s easy with to change Salah into them.
GKs and Defenders
No changes on the goalkeeper front. Foster is still the cheapest way into the form WBA defence and Elliot is still the only £4.0m GK available.
I’ve gone for defenders from 3 of the best defences in my view. Mendy and B Davies are 2 strong attacking defenders. Poch has finally admitted he has no idea when Rose will be back which helps Davies case. Jones doesn’t have attacking potential but is great value.
Then there’s the game of Martina and Trent Alexander Arnold. They are the result of Coleman and Clyne injuries. They rotate home and away perfectly as they are both Liverpool based teams. However potentially they should be strong enough home and away which helps mitigate some of the gametime risk. Both are great value given the defensive potential of their sides. It is defensive potential though and hasn’t been realised.
Also both are far from nailed. I still believe that Everton can be a good defensive side. Koeman proved that last season to a some extent and with Southampton. They have looked partly partly due to very tough fixtures. Liverpool have a number of defensive issues but I still believe they can produce clean sheets and TAA has great attacking potential even with some set piece duties (although Coutinho back will take alot of these). Those 2 fullbacks are not for the faint hearted and if you’re going to gamble with them remember it is a gametime and defensive gamble.
So the idea is minimum on the bench so I’ve gone for Loftus Cheek and Carroll. Neither have had any returns but yet but they are far from hopeless if called upon.
Salah is the key midfielder at the moment for me if you have the strikers above. I’m against doubling up in attack at the moment until the season finds some sort of pattern
The 2 cheap midfielders will be the focus of transfer activity when fixtures turn. Both have a reasonable set of fixtures and Brady has Huddersfield first up. Ritchie and Brady both have good set piece potential
No real need to discuss these. I still believe in Kane and Lukaku has shown great form and underlying stats. Aguero or Silva are the only options for Man City for me at the moment.
Excuse the brevity but the article has links to all you need to investigate players in more detail
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