Here’s our fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW22 article where I pretend I’m using my wildcard. It gives player suggestions with more longevity than just for the up coming gameweek.
fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW22 – the FFGeek imaginary wildcard
This article brings together the various earlier articles in the week.
In this article I’m pretending I’m using my wildcard to give you player picks with more longevity than the next game.
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.
There’s also our cumulative underlying stats article which you may find helpful
The FFGeek imaginary wildcard team
My value at the moment is a fairly low £102.3m and this team is higher at roughly £105m.
The structure is fairly flexible and the only limitation is that you’re likely to play 4 midfielders.
If you read my 10 top FPL managers article you’ll know that there are 10 players at the moment owned by 7 of them where in my mind you should think seriously about having them and whether they are essential.
These players from that 10 in the WC team are Kane, Hazard, Salah, Pogba, Richarlison, Liverpool defence, Doherty, Digne and Wan Bissaka. The only one I’ve swerved is the West Ham defence. There’s a very interesting article from FFGeek contributor Yaniv Salomon on this current template.
I swerved Fabianksi for Foster. If you look at the expected goals conceded for cheap defences it basically goes in this order, Wolves, Leicester, Crystal Palace and Watford. On shot’s conceded Watford are 5th overall. So there seems to be something there to hang onto plus a few good fixtures. The Bournemouth game seems to have made them a no go zone and there have been a few other disasters but I think you have to look at the season as a whole.
Button is just the non playing GK when Ryan returns and he will revert presumably to his reserve role. There seems to be some belief that Palace GK Guaita at £4.2m can hold his place over the Hennessey who has some well publicised off field issues.
Having a Liverpool Defender is pretty essential for me and Alexander Arnold’s value is exceptional. I would probably risk a double up with Gomez when he’s fit as well given his value at £4.9m
The Everton defence isn’t the most solid one but they have an excellent run of fixtures and Digne‘s attacking potential plus his set piece contribution sees him 5th of my defender attacking underlying stats list.
Pereira is a positional gamble. You’ll see in my GW21 review that he lined up as a left sided forward in a front 3 which is a pretty exciting prospect even with the fixtures and the potential for PuelPep to put him in goal next week given his mad cap tinkering. He has played 6 times, I think, as an RM so there is more to the prospect than the 1 gameweek.
Doherty has just been a fantastic attacking addition within the best cheap defence in the league for me.
Wan Bissaka is a steal at the price. Palace have 8 clean sheets and only 4 defenders have more bonus points.
I’ve gone for 3 captain options with Salah and Kane nailed and ummed and arghhed over Hazard vs Aubameyang as the 3rd. I did a load of analysis to try and decide on which one but in the end it’s a bit of a coin toss and I’ve gone for Hazard
I’ve gone for 2 Man Utd options in Pogba and below in the forwards of Rashford. In my ranking analysis I haven’t even give them a last 4 game “bump” it’s been an analysis over the whole season and they are just good value. An entry point v Spurs couldn’t be much worse but after that it’s a lovely little run. Pogba seems like he’ll be fit for the game from what I’ve read.
Camarasa seems a decent option as the mainly benched midfielder. He’s picked out in FFGeek contributor Paul Williams fourth midfielder options article for more information. Needs injury monitoring.
Lastly there’s Richarlison. Interestingly I rated Sigurdsson higher in my midfield rankings article but given Richarlisons popularity I see him as the safer choice.
Kane for me needs little explanation with his fixtures and form.
I mentioned Rashford above. With Lukaku lurking and the competition for CF and the AM positions he is a risk but he’s just such great value with the fixtures coming up after Spurs.
Arnautovic is a talismanic player for West Ham and despite the turn of fixtures for the worse I think he can still produce
GW27 and Man City
GW27 is when the EFL final is and clashing PL games will be postponed. Everton v City is obviously going to go after City’s 9-0 win last night. One of Chelsea v Brighton or Burnley v Spurs will then go depending on who win’s their tie. Now it’s not out of the question that they could bring it forward but more likely given last season that it’s postponed outwards. Just something to think about. The above team has Digne, Richarlison virtually definitely postponed and Kane and Hazard at risk.
There’s no City players in there which seems like a miss. I guess if you restructured you could go for Sane instead of Pogba or Aguero instead of Hazard and restructure.
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