Another FFGeek contributor was pushed over the edge to wildcard. Here’s Costas Chari with 4 options he’s look at for his 2nd wildcard. Costas finished with an OR of 29k last season and 27k in 16/17. Help him choose by voting in the poll.
FPL wildcard teams GW23 – Costas Chari activates his wildcard
Hello Geeks !
So… I have activated my wildcard. The earliest I have ever activated my second wildcard since I’ve been playing FPL (7 years). It was inevitable. I had some players that I needed to offload for various reasons which I planned in the next 3 weeks but required a -12 hit and potential price drops etc so I thought let’s do it. My ranking also dropped 130k places the past 3 weeks so I had to act. 10 of the 15 players needed to change
Aguero – had to go due to uncertainty of game time.
Kane – injured
Hazard & Alonso – really disappointed me in the recent gameweeks
Richarlison & Pereyra – both have had 3 consecutive blanks
Fabianski – fixtures are turning
Kamara – rarely will get minutes now that Fulham bought Babel
Snodgrass – gametime issues
Schindler – bottom team defender with no manager
There’s also the fact that I have not owned Salah this season. I got by not owning him at the start of the season but once his form kicked in I found myself having to cover 22 points every time he scored as with his ownership and most of teams captaining him. I dropped around 50k in rank every time he played.
My initial thought is to invest heavy on 3 teams which have 3 easy home fixtures in the next 4 GW’s and bank transfers to gradually make changes when their fixtures turn. Sort of like a 3-4 week free hit. These include Man United, Liverpool and Spurs (although Spurs are a tricky one due to the Harry Kane injury). I have prepared 4 teams which I would be grateful if you voted and give me your views.
Here’s how my team looks at the end of GW22:
Man United- Pogba, Lindelof, Rashford. One player at each position for the favourable fixtures coming. All in good form.
Liverpool- Salah, Firmino, Matip. I was going for Arnold but then the injury came so with the limited funds I had to go with Matip.
Spurs- Lloris (for gametime assurance), Alli & Eriksen.
Wolves- also have favourable fixtures so I went for Jimenez and Doherty for obvious reasons
Bench- Kolasinac who has some good fixtures coming up, Bednarek as a cheap player you plays and has good fixtures, Stephens who is the most reliable choice at his price and Speroni
Pogba & Eriksen out for Sterling and Richarlison. This is done to get some a City cover and another possible captain in Sterling. Also there are fears that Eriksen might even drop further back to orchestrate the game and not get any scoring chances. Richarlison is always a good choice when in good form
Just a change of Eriksen to Sane! Using the extra funds in bank. This is for the reasons stated above plus I keep Pogba who is on fire and on PENS
A completely different approach. Includes Aubameyang instead of Firmino for an Arsenal cover and the leagues highest goalscorer. And Van Dijk instead of Matip as an upgrade
Eriksen had to be sacrificed for Richarlison and Doherty for Bennett.
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If you want to see how players performed in GW22 see our underlying stats article for that gameweek. Also there’s the players with the best fixtures upcoming in our fixture ease article. You can also see the most popular transfers so far this week in the bandwagons article
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