Here’s our FPL wildcard team GW22 article where I pretend I’m using my wildcard. This is to give you transfer suggestions for GW22 for the upcoming gameweeks rather than just 1 gameweek alone.
FPL wildcard team GW22 – the FFGeek imaginary wildcard
If you join our Patreon subscription site one of the FFGeek contributors does an imaginary wildcard article every gameweek. This weeks it’s Kris O who’s last 3 seasons overall ranks were 44k, 46k and 23k There’s also loads of other features which you can see at the bottom of this article.
The idea of this article is to bring together the other articles of the gameweek.
The article is brief and with no stats as there’s loads of information on individual players in the rankings articles:
There’s also who I’m thinking of in my article early FFGeek team thoughts
Then there’s who the FFGeek readers are transferring in and out as well as our captain poll
There’s also Rob Reid’s GW22 player picks
The FFGeek imaginary wildcard team
Here’s the team. It’s TV is £105.5.
The formation is likely to be 3-5-2. The team has a major risk in that the bench isn’t particularly secure due to the need to save cash. You will definitely start with 1 non playing bench player and possibly 2.
The outfield 11 I’ve firstly tried to concentrate on the stronger defences where there is value.
The attacking players I’ve looked for good fixtures, returns, underlying stats and consistency in picking the players
I’ve stuck with the principle of just 1 playing GK and the cheapest possible in reserve. With GW24 seeing West Ham and Liverpool playing twice I’ve gambled on the former save king Fabianski. I’ve stuck with Button as the non playing reserve
Alexander Arnold is the best attacking defender for me and with the double gameweek coming up my Liverpool defensive representation. Robertson would be my Liverpool double up without question if that was a route I was to take.
The Leicester defence may have suffered recently but they are still one of the top defensive teams and Soyuncu is great value. With money no object Chilwell would be my choice.
An attacking midfielder classified as an attacking midfielder in a value defensive team is a dream come true and Lundstram is the man for real.
Everton have some good fixtures and Holgate at £4.4m is good value. It’s a difficult choice between Sidibe and Digne if you’ve got cash. I would probably just stick with Digne as his volumes are better but Sidibe seems to be the more popular move at the moment and he is cheaper
Lastly I’ve gone for a currently mainly non playing £4.0m defender in Brandon Williams of Man Utd as someone to save me cash. He has potential to be the starting LB especially with injury prone Shaw and Young potentially moving on in the window but he isn’t for now.
I’ve gone for the Liverpool attacking double up in Salah and Mane as both have absolutely excellent stats. There is also the double gameweek 24 and the fixture afterwards are also excellent.
I’ve kept De Bruyne as a template player although on my stats you could question his value. However De Bruyne is to underlying stats what Eden Hazard was. They are there to be over performed.
Grealish is fantastic value as the Villa talisman. Martial when he is on the pitch is effective if a little frustrating to watch. I would prefer Rashford to Martial but that was a budget buster
I was close to putting Perez of Leicester in who has shown some great underlying stats. His consistency return rate of 40% put me off though.
Vardy is a template player and the top forward stats performer.
Calvert Lewin is mainly about fixtures although his stats are pretty much ok for his value.
Long actually has produced decent underlying stats. Whether he can put the ball in the net is another thing and in returning from injury he needs to regain his place in the side after returning from injury after playing 4 straight from GW15. He will sit 2nd on the bench though.
Fixture Ease schedules
Fixture ease schedule for attacking players
Here’s the fixture ease schedule for attacking players ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6. The best schedule is at the top
Fixture ease schedule for defenders and goalkeepers
Here’s the fixture ease schedule for defenders and goalkeepers ranked by the ease of the attacking teams they face over the next 6. The best schedule is at the top
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