Here’s our fantasy premier league GW9 wildcard 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 GW9 wildcard – the FFGeek imaginary wildcard
See also Yaniv Salomon’s actual wildcard article
This article brings together the various earlier articles in the week.
It’s 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 few 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.
In this article there’s some brief narrative on the selection below. There’s stats in the player ranking articles which can be found here using the links below
You can also see the players underlying stats in my cumulative stats article.
The FFGeek imaginary wildcard team
My value at the moment is a fairly modest £102m and the teams fit within that.
The structure is flexible with Hojbjerg the only player you wouldn’t start the team with. It could be either 3-4-3, 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 depending on fixtures.
You may know that my 10 top managers article I use to identify players I think are essential as they are owned by 7 of these 10 managers or 70% of the top 10k.
In the attacking team that means that Aguero and Hazard are in the team.
In defence that means Chelsea, Wolves and Palace and for that I’ve gone with Alonso, Doherty and Wan Bissaka.
GK and Defence
Given that 3 places are already set in defence I’ve then looked to add the 2 defences that in my view are the best in the league. Those are Man City and Liverpool. Mendy is the easy choice here for Man City given his attacking potential. For Liverpool I’ve gambled that Alexander Arnold will get back into the side for his attacking ability. Otherwise it’s the more expensive option of Robertson
In goal I’ve gone for the 1 GK with a non playing reserve and doubled up with Patricio of Wolves such is their defensive strength for the price and Patricio’s ability to make saves and get bonus points.
Brighton’s Button is the non playing reserve.
Salah maybe stuttering at the moment but he’s still getting the chances he’s just unable to finish them and looks fairly unconvincing in doing so. However he has no history of being a bad finisher so I’m using that to gamble that he will come out of the slump and who better to help him than the Huddersfield and Cardiff defences next. By the way I’m seeing some tweets as I write this saying Salah went off with an injury in an Egypt friendly to be assessed so this needs monitoring
Hazard is in through the essential status mentioned above.
Fraser is an injury doubt after being sent back from the Scotland camp so needs monitoring. Otherwise a switch of Mitrovic to Wilson and Fraser to Schurrle would achieve a similar objective.
Richarlison is now playing as a striker and for at least the limited part of this season has put his finishing problems behind him
Hojbjerg is the best £4.5m midfielder in my mind
Aguero gets the nod as essential by my definition, despite limited minutes, as I discussed above.
Mitrovic has a few good fixtures next and has produced some strong stats this season to date.
Ings may have some mixed fixtures but his underlying stats have been exceptionally good
Yaniv Salomon has activated his wildcard see his options and vote in the poll
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