FPL GW26 Wildcard
First and foremost, several DGWs have been confirmed up till at least GW31. Secondly, it has already been 8 GWs since the second wildcard window opened up, meaning that it’s a fair point to do a squad makeover.
We have a suggested Wildcard team, taking into consideration several GWs to come.
Martinez (AVL | 5.3)
Martinez is the top scoring FPL GK and will be my anchor set-and-forget GK for the rest of the season. Aston Villa is on DGW on GW26 and will have 1 more game to be rescheduled, making Martinez a top choice GK.
Furthermore, Aston Villa are one of the eight teams to play on BGW29, so if you no longer have your Free Hit, Martinez is a must.
Sanchez (BHA | 4.5)
With Martinez a set-and-forget, the rationale is to save as much as possible on the second GK. Sanchez at his price fits the bill perfectly. Brighton also plays on BGW29.
Dias (MCI | 6.1)
Man City have 2 back-to-back DGWs to come on GW26 and GW27, almost necessitating a tripling up of City assets. A two-Man City defender strategy is viable, but I have decided to go for two City midfielders instead. Dias and Cancelo are strong contenders at their price, but I lean towards Dias who is due a goal.
Targett （AVL | 4.9)
The advantageous Villa fixture list has been mentioned and Targett makes a good defender to own at his price. His attacking returns are limited but he is durable – missing only 16 minutes of Premier League action to date.
Dunk (BHA | 4.9)
Brighton’s run of 5 clean sheets in their last 7 games cannot be ignored – the Seagulls are shaping up well defensively. Dunk is also a goal scoring threat, scoring thrice already. Also plays on BGW29 although they are not expected to have any DGW until the end of the season.
Dallas (LEE | 5.0)
The Premier League’s top-scoring defender (5) actually plays in midfield sometimes. After top quality defender at his price point, even if Leeds do not keep as many clean sheets.
Aina (FUL | 4.5)
At 1.1% ownership, Aina can be the differential to have for weeks to come. Fulham have a relegation dogfight to come and they are in respectable form, keeping two clean sheets in their last three and chalking up impressive wins.
Bruno Fernandes (MNU | 11.6)
The player of the year contender is now a must have in any FPL squad with his consistent returns. He has already returned 15 goals and 12 assists, gunning for top spot in both fields as United challenges for the title.
Sterling (MCI | 11.6)
Sterling poses somewhat of a rotation risk for a premium player but he has been returning consistently every time he has started. Sterling is definitely good for DGW26 and DGW27 when de Bruyne returns from injury.
Gundogan (MCI | 6.0)
Another City player to have is Gundogan. He is City’s top scorer with 11 and is one of the first names in the squad. No other player is as explosive at his price range.
Barnes (LEI | 6.8)
Leicester is on the up and Barnes is returning consistently with his play down the flanks. He has 2 goals and 2 assists from his last 2 games and will be more important to the Foxes should Maddison suffer a lengthy injury.
Soucek (WHU | 5.3)
An enabler at 5.3, Soucek is a regular starter, having not missed a single minute of Premier League action to date. The best 5th midfielder to have even though he will probably score when you bench him.
Kane (TOT | 11.1)
Spurs’ form is not the best and Kane has scored just once since his return from injury. However, they have good fixtures to come in the following weeks including Burnley, Fulham and Palace – teams which Kane relishes against. There also isn’t much other options in the forwards to choose from.
Calvert-Lewin (EVE | 7.6)
Another returnee from injury. Calvert-Lewin had a fruitful cameo at Anfield and Everton have a DGW26 + one more game to be rescheduled.
Watkins (AVL | 6.5)
Tripling up on Villa seems risky but as mentioned the draw of DGWs make Watkins another great option to have upfront.
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