Here’s our fantasy premier league wildcard tips gameweek 6 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 wildcard tips gameweek 6 – the FFGeek imaginary wildcard
I haven’t actually ruled out using my wildcard but I won’t until Friday if I do.
Alex Ball has activated his wildcard and you can see his thought process in his wildcard article
This article also 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
The FFGeek imaginary wildcard team
My value at the moment is a paltry £101.2m and the teams fit within that just with nothing in the bank.
The team is pure 4-4-2. 3 premium defenders and a Wolves/Palace rotation. A midfield of 4 starters and 2 strikers. Long, Stephens and one of Doherty and Wan Bissaka would be the subs.
Most of you will have a higher team value than my £101.2m so you could upgrade Long to Ings or Jimenez for example
For budgetary reasons I ended up with a £4.5m and a £4.0m back up.
I think Wolves are the best team with a £4.5m GK but rather than double up I’ve gone for the 2nd best defensive team Watford with a £4.5m GK in Foster even if I have some doubts about his shot stopping ability.
I kept Hamer from my existing team but I could easily have gone Boruc who is backing up the rather error prone Begovic
I’ve kept Mendy in with the absence of any information on the length of his injury layoff plus my selling value is way less than the buy back value. If I had to sell I would go for another City defender (possibly Laporte) but that comes with alot of rotation risk and he also played 90 minutes in the UCL.
Alonso is pretty much out on his own in attacking full backs at the moment. Rotation should be minimised by the Europa League where I’m sure he will need to give minutes to the reserve LB Emerson although Emerson is currently ill.
I then chose Alexander Arnold for Liverpool. Liverpool have difficult fixtures but for me they are the best defensive team along with Man City. Rather than rely on trying to buy him back after the tricky fixtures I’m putting him in now. I prefer Robertson but the money saved is too valuable
Wolves and Palace are a good rotation. For Palace I’ve gone for cheapie Wan Bissaka and for Wolves I’ve skipped Bennett to go for the attacking potential of RWB Doherty.
My core 3 are Salah, Hazard and David Silva. They are the top 3 in my midfield player rankings schedule.
I’m still with Salah despite the negativity. His underlying stats are better than last season and he’s looking like he will be the captain favourite this week.
Hazard has some tricky fixtures but he’s a pretty much proven FPL asset. I imagine he will be owned by 7 of the 10 top managers I follow by this week which is my trigger for a purchase myself
I was surprised Silva played 90 minutes v Lyon and rotation will be a worry although until De Bruyne is back arguably no one else can fill that creative void.
I’ve chosen Fraser as a cheap midfielder as he just offers good value and now playing 90 minutes in an attacking midfield role looks a good prospect. His underlying stats against non top 6 sides in these positions have been good for a while
I’ve kept Stephens as my £4.4m mid as I have absolutely no cash left over. Hojbjerg or Ward or Billing are other alternatives
Upfront Aguero was a no brainer. He came on in the 63rd minute yesterday so seems fit. UCL related rotation is a worry though
Mitrovic was very slightly behind Wilson in a value for money calculation but I’ve avoided a double up with Fraser and gone for Mitrovic
Long is just to fill the gap but at least seems to start for the moment.
See also Andrew Ferguson’s teams article, Alex Ball’s wildcard, bandwagons and sinking ships article, 10 top FPL managers article, underlying stats GW5 article, the early thoughts on the FFGeek team article and the fixture ease article
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