FPL GW20 – Wildcard

In case you do not know, the deadline to utilise the first wildcard of the 2019/20 FPL season is 28 DEC 1930 SGT.  We play a hypothetical wildcard here in light of the game weeks to come.


The below team has been assembled at a raw value of 98.0. Naturally if you already have many of them from earlier this season, you would have more spare cash in the bank.

GK

A common theme for this season is that expensive GKs are not performing and there is much value in the budget keepers. We highly recommend a picking two relatively cheap GKs and alternate them depending on fixtures.

  • Dean Henderson (SHU | 4.9) – The Blades’ GK has been sensational all season and is a top pick on a wildcard. Regardless of fixtures, Henderson has performed week in week out and Sheff Utd have earned clean sheets in fixtures which no one had expected them to. A top pick at his value, currently the highest scoring GK in FPL.
  • Matt Ryan (BHA | 4.8) – It is not likely that Brighton will pile up the clean sheets but Matt Ryan makes it up with saves. The Seagulls custodian already has 70 saves and look to keep up that tally.

Defenders

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV | 7.3) –  It will be very hard to ignore this Liverpool player at his current form. He is nominally a defender but in actual game play, he is all over the pitch, takes set-pieces and likely to rake up the assists.
  • John Lundstram (SHU | 5.2) – It will be hard to ignore Lundstram even at this current price. We all know now that he is a midfielder listed as a defender, playing in a good side and has an eye for goal.
  • Çaglar Söyüncü (LEI | 5.1) – The Turkish center back is another must have. Leicester is solid at the back and will continue to keep clean sheets and Soyuncu is the cheapest of them all who will start games.
  • James Tarkowski (BUR | 5.1) – Burnley already have 7 clean sheets to date and will continue to be a solid side. Always a good pick especially for home games.
  • Federico Fernandez (NEW | 4.4) – Fernandez is somewhat a space filler but a worthy one. Good pick if Newcastle is home.

 

Midfielders

  • Kevin de Bruyne (MCI |10.5) – City have changed formation of late to cater to KDB so he will be a good pick for his exploits going forward. The risk is of rotation, but can be managed with other solid payers in the midfield.
  • Richarlison (EVE | 8.0) – With a new manager at the helm, this Brazilian will continue to impress. He is the only other spark for Everton going forward (other than Dominic Calvert-Lewin) and is ever likely to score
  • Jack Grealish (AVL | 6.4)  With John McGinn out and Villa having a frontline of inconsistent forwards, Grealish is good pick. Always going to start and ever likely to score or create.
  • Mason Mount (CHE | 6.4) – To be fair, Chelsea is finding their feet and may rotate. However, Mount has played every game to date and looks likely to do so.
  • Naby Keita (LIV | 5.8)  – A top differential. With Fabinho out and Jordan Henderson struggling with fitness at times, Keita is actually top of the pecking order in the Liverpool midfield. If you cannot afford Mane or Salah, Keita is a strong alternative pick and will reap rewards over the course of the rest of the season.

Forwards

  • Jamie Vardy (LEI | 10.1) – Let’s face it, any wildcard squad cannot do without Vardy, He may miss an odd game here and there but Leicester DO NOT have Europe and the tendency to rotate is very minimal here. We expect another 10 goals at least for the second half of the season (already 17)
  • Danny Ings (SOU | 6.5) – For Southampton to survive, Ings is key. He will continue to start games and get the goals here and there, regardless of the Saints’ result.
  • Raul Jimenez (WOL | 7.5) – Very few forwards are as consistent as the Mexican who will continue to contribute goals and assists.

 

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