Here’s our fantasy premier league GW7 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 GW7 WILDCARD TIPS – OUR IMAGINARY WILDCARD
This week something different in that I will be giving 2 options for you to look at.
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.
I have seriously thought about using it this week with 3 injured players in Aguero, Loftus Cheek and Mendy. Plus I also have a non playing defender in Mason.
Using my free transfer would mean everyone would have to play with no reserves. However wildcarding just before an international break is fraught with danger with the risk of a number of players coming back injured. A Wildcard over the break gives you the chance to adjust your team with the latest news
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 TEAMS
Here’s the 2 teams. Both fit within my team value of £100.8m
Option 1 is pure 4-3-3 with 2 cheap midfielders who will stay on the bench. The 2 cheap defenders will rotate for the 4th defensive spot.
Option 1 gives attacking coverage of 5 of the top 4 challenging teams with only Arsenal missing.
The option 2 has more flexibility in midfield and could either be 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 depending on fixtures and gives the option to bench players depending on fixtures. This option leaves more on the bench in exchange for that flexibility and less players from the top 4 challenging teams
GKS AND DEFENDERS
Option 1 only has 1 playing GK unless Krul can break into the Brighton side. The 2nd option has a GK rotation option. You’re forsaking clean sheets for save points here in option 1.
As to the defenders, 3 defenders are the same in Davies, Danilo and Bailly. If you preferred, Bailly could be Luiz and sit on the bench for GW7 while suspended. I believe Danilo will replace Mendy but it is a not yet known.
Option 1 has 2 rotating cheapies in Martina and Alexander Arnold. They represent a gametime risk definitely but are in sides you hope will improve defensively and be able to hold their own home and away if the other doesn’t play.
Option 2 gives 4 certain defenders with Monreal lining up. I’d prefer Kolasinacs but that would be at the cost of the midfield flexibility.
Option 1 has David Silva and Salah as the core midfielders with benchwarmers in Carroll and King. Choupo Moting becomes the cheap fixture based midfielder
Option 2 has 3 cheaper midfielders who can rotate with the defence if needed or each other for a 4-3-3. Richarlison and Atsu were my preferred players. With the ability to rotate in a 4-3-3- it also gives more flexibility on fixtures as 1 player can be benched for a difficult fixture
Kane and Lukaku are in both. Morata in 1 and Jesus in the other option
I’ve looked through to GW12 and I think in 5 of the 6 gameweeks the same captain would be chosen. GW10 is the difference where you would have Morata at Bournemouth or Jesus at WBA. Thats unless you both went for Salah at home to Huddersfield.
The choice in a nutshell
Option 1: Krul, Alexander-Arnold, Silva, King, Morata OR 0ption 2: Foster, Monreal, Richarlison, Atsu, Jesus
I probably prefer option 1 personally although the lack of flexibility and depth in a time of rotation isn’t ideal.
Excuse the brevity but the article has links to all you need to investigate players in more detail
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