fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW5 – the FFGeek imaginary wildcard


Here’s our fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW5 article where I pretend I’m using my wildcard. This is to give you transfer suggestions for the GW5 with more longevity than just 1 gameweek alone.   A bit different this week.  There’s a template based team, a value for money team and a Salah/Sterling/Aguero team

fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW5– the FFGeek imaginary wildcard

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

The article is brief as there’s 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 their team. You can also see which players have the best fixtures in our fixture ease article

There’s also who I’m thinking of in my article early FFGeek team thoughts

The template based team

This team is based on my definition of the template plus a top up of others.

Here’s the team. It costs £100.7m

fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW5

The template as defined in my 10 top FPL managers article

2 Liverpool defenders


Man City defender



De Bruyne


That just leaves 3 starters with very little budget left.

To add in to the template I went for a cheap GK in Pope.  I then took a gamble on Haller as the other player mainly based on his Frankfurt stats, West Hams fixtures and watching him play.

That means the formation will be 4-3-2 plus 1 other player rotating to make 5-3-2 or 4-4-2 or 4-3-3.

There are 4 players for rotation in Ayew as the cheapest playing striker.  Cantwell and Dendoncker as the cheapest mids with some attacking potential.  The last player is Soyuncu as the best £4.5m ish defender for me.

The value for money team 

Team value £100.8m

Here I’ve started with 2 designated captains in Sterling and Salah and then looked at my player rankings articles to try and put together a value for money team

fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW5

The structure will probably be 4-3-3 or 4-4-2.

King was the main surprise although the value for money calculations tend to favour defenders and £6m ish players.  Wood came out better than Barnes but I had some cash left over.

The Salah/Sterling/Aguero team

team value £101.0

I’m sure there’s a number of people doing this with their wildcard

Essentially you’d play 4-3-2 including Ceballos and then rotate the last position between Lundstram, Cantwell, Dendoncker and Ayew.

A fixture ease schedule for attacking players

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

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The fixture ease schedule for defenders and goalkeepers

Here’s the schedule which ranks the teams by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the next 6 weeks.  Individual fixtures are colour coded


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10 thoughts on “fantasy premier league wildcard tips GW5 – the FFGeek imaginary wildcard”

  1. Question for folks. My current wildcard team looks like this, with .1 remaining:
    Pope (Button)
    TAA Matip Otamendi Soyuncu (Lundstrom)
    Salah Sterling KDB Ceballos (Dendoncker)
    Vardy Pukki (Greenwood)

    I’m thinking if I swap Vardy for Aguero, Sterling/Ceballos can become something like Richarlison/Mount or Pulisic/Tielemans. Any thoughts? Certainly Aguero more rotation risk than Sterling, but trying to find more points in midfield/forwards.

    Thanks to everyone who contributes on this site!

    • I went for Aguero. The last season he the rotation risk as well but still he was a must have. The same this season will be asa he get 3-4 goals )

  2. Looks like you are copying my team :-)






    • I think it’s likely he’s going to play. Laporte is out. Stones is doubtful. Walker and Fernandinho could play there but it seems unlikely that Otamendi could miss out given he’s the only 100% CB specialist without an injury doubt

      He wasn’t in my list by accident apologies and thanks for the heads up

      Good luck this week

  3. I can do a wildcard and have Salah, Sterling, KDB, TAA and Aguero going forward but the sacrifice being Digne and having four 4.1-4.5 defenders and a 4.5 mid alongside Cantwell.
    Can’t decide if its a risk worth taking or should not have Aguero and maintain a more solid defence….
    Something like:


    Captain dilemma every week!

    • Are you playing a 4-4-2 with this team? I would be really worried about having to play either Guendouzi or Cantwell every week.

      • Exactly my dilemma.
        It’s just about trying to shoe-in Aguero as a few above me in a paid league have him.
        Big gamble, I know!
        Still on the fence.

  4. Hi Geek – why do you not have Mount or McGinn in your midfield wildcard?

    They seem very popular midcheap midfielders and are in alot of template wildcard teams.

    • I’m not sure how well Mount is going to do but his price is great for a Chelsea player so don’t have an obvjection to him. McGinn I’m less sure about due to the team and his position which seems likely to be a CM in a 3 rather than an AM. Good luck this week

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