fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW2– the FFGeek imaginary wildcard


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Here’s our fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW2 article where I pretend I’m using my wildcard. This is to give you transfer suggestions for the GW2 with more longevity than just 1 gameweek alone.

fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW2– the FFGeek imaginary wildcard

The idea of this article is to bring together the other articles of the gameweek.

The article is brief as theres loads of information on individual players in the rankings articles plus others

Defender/GK player rankings

Midfield player rankings

Forward player rankings

Bandwagons and sinking ships

You can also see who the 10 top FPL managers have in the FFGeek contributors article 1 and article 2.  You can also see which players have the best fixtures in our fixture ease article




The team

Here’s the team:

fantasy premier league wildcard tips

Structure

I’ve structured the team through 2 designated captains in Sterling and Salah and then worked out the rest by looking at the value for money calculations in my player rankings article.  I’ve also generally been mindful of fixtures including the GW2 fixture.  That system does seem to end up with alot of similar priced players though interestingly so if you’re looking for a team by price points it doesn’t work too well.

That ended up with a 4-4-2 formation although I could have ended up 5-4-1 or 5-3-2.

Goalkeepers

To start with it’s a pretty bizarre situation where it’s emerged that not only is Alisson out injured but it appears that a freak accident by a fan in the Super Cup has meant Adrian is now an injury doubt.  At £4.5m Adrian represents great value as a defensive asset for Liverpool but also the loss of Alisson means he simultaneously reduces the investment and risk in Liverpool’s defence. This is created by the uncertainty of Liverpool’s ability to get clean sheets without  him although any team with Van Dijk in it is going to have a punchers chance each game.  It does tie up a Liverpool spot but it would be hard to fit say, Mane into the squad anyway without losing 1 of Salah or Sterling.

So with Adrian being a doubt I’ve thrown in Pope who can take over if he is injured (albiet Pope is at the Emirates this week) and be a replacement for when Allison is back.

Defence

As I said I’ve gone for just the 1 Liverpool defender in Alexander Arnold.  He was benched in the Super Cup but I’m hoping his attacking ability will see him return to the side for the PL.

Then I’ve gone for 2 Man City defenders in Zinchenko and Laporte.  I was very impressed with their 5 shots only conceded stat against a strong West Ham attacking unit.  Home to Spurs does break my good immediate fixture aspiration for this lineup though but I think it’s worth it.  There’s always a rotation risk but Laporte has been a fairly consistent person in Peps lineup and Pep also gave some fairly negative thoughts on a quick return for Mendy.

That leaves Digne who does have a good fixture home to Watford but with only Palace played to date we’ve yet to see their Gueye less defence being tested. He does bring a decent amount in attack to the table though.

Lastly I’ve gone for Lundstram as a £4.0m playing benchwarmer.  He does have competition coming from new signing Besic but he equipped himself well v Bournemouth.

Midfield

Again Salah and Sterling are the designated captains and don’t need much explanation especially after GW1.

Martial has performed well when he’s been on the pitch and  although the CF role does seem to be a fluid one with Rashford he’s a great price.

Then I’ve kept with Perez who was the last picked in this team and although doesn’t have a great fixture was the best for the money left.

Dendoncker remains the best of the £4.5m mids although it was interesting to see Norwich’s £4.5m Cantwell play

Forwards

King came out well from a value for money perspective and has a good fixture next at least.  Haller was the next choice although he is subject to a late fitness test.  West Ham have a good set of fixtures coming up and he did post good stats in Germany.

Greenwood is the £4.5m benchwarmer.




Fixture ease table for attacking players

A fixture ease schedule for attacking players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6 gameweeks.

fantasy premier league best fixtures GW2

A fixture ease schedule for defensive players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the next 6 gameweeks.

fantasy premier league best fixtures GW2

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