Saturday, 17 October 2015

My Wildcard Team #FPL

I decided to play my wildcard this GW mainly due to not really liking some of my players rather than the injuries that have decimated alot of teams after the international break.

The injuries my team had were only Kolarov,Coates and Aguero and also having Oxford on the bench as a non playing player,it meant i had 4 out. With the 1 ft,i could field 10 men but when i looked at my team,i was just not happy.I had already done an early ft bringing in Pelle for Martial before his price rise.

My 10 would have been


All in all i am not impressed as my bench looks like this

Hennessy,Oxford,Kolarov,Aguero and Coates as my extra player as i can only field 10 that will play.Also with gametime questions over Sanchez and Mahrez,this could possibly be a spectacular fpl disaster.

I would have had to take a -8 to make it half decent so i decided to hit that wc button before the confirmation that Kolarov was also out.

So after having a good look at certain players,i have decided to build a team of players that i want rather than certain players that have performed well to date,i am not talking about all but certainly a few.I have decided to not go for Payet,Mane,any Man Utd players and also to get rid of Mahrez and Vardy who have both been top performers.

The only players that are staying in my team are

Hennessy 3.9 back up keeper (may lose his place soon but it is his to lose after 2 clean sheets)
Ayew - who as a Swans fan,i just have to keep him plus he can be awesome especially against the big teams
Sanchez - no need to justify this decision
KDB - again no need to justify this either

So now it was a case of 11 new guys needed,well 10 actually as i had already bought Pelle


Begovic 5.0 with an ownership of 2.3%,i think this is an easy way into the Chelsea def cover and i expect them to tighten things up sooner rather than later.


Van Dijk 5.5 with an ownership of 0.8%,he is a player i really like as i know Swans have been linked with him in every transfer window before he joined Saints.He has the potential to score points at both ends of the pitch and i am excited to have him in my team.

Moreno 4.7 with an ownership of 1.6%,with the arrival of Klopp and with Gomez out,i am hoping for attacking returns as well as some clean sheets if Klopp can sort out this area.

Dawson 5.1 with an ownership of 3.8%,every team should have a Tony Pulis defender in it and he looks the best bet,i am surprised at his low ownership.

Fernandez 5.0 with an ownership of 0.4%,what i like about him is that he seems to find his way into the box on alot of occasions and has been unlucky not to have a couple of goals and is a solid nailed on defender for Swansea.

Davies 4.5 with an ownership of 1.4%,as an ex Swan and has played the last 4 games for Spurs,i think he is worth a gamble but i am worried about Rose taking his position.

So with these guys bought,as you can see the low ownership of all of these could possibly pay off if they perform.


Tadic 7.0 with an ownership of 6.0%,i always liked him and the fact that he is pens is a plus,if he holds his place,i expect big things from him soon.

Tettey 4.3 with an ownership of 0.2%,he has played in the last 7 games and even managed to score 2 goals for Norway during recent internationals,1 v Italy.He will be my bench player but as a playing player,i am happy to spend low and use the funds elsewhere.I dont expect him to be in my team unless there are alot of injuries.


Pelle 8.0 with an ownership of 25.7%,since buying him he has gone up by 0.2 and it is the first time i have ever had him in my team.

Costa 10.9 with an ownership of 6.8%,still not owned by that many and has been awful so far but i am hoping his season will start soon and i expect it to.

Bony 8.2 with an ownership of 1.4%,now this is a player who as a Swans fan,i am very aware of just how good this guy really is,he is a natural goalscorer who has not had a run in the side to show his talents.With the likes of KDB etc supplying him,i am hoping he will score loads of points and justify my faith in him.

So there you have it,my new fpl team which if any of the guys are not performing,i will have no problem getting rid of them even if it means taking a hit.I am looking at bringing in Sturridge depending on how Klopp settles in,also if it is needed i will bring back Vardy and also buy Payet but this all depends on how well my new team are doing.I also have Lukaku targeted for a few weeks time.I could have included these guys now while using my wc but decided against it just for the moment.I do expect my team to change again over the next few weeks or so but for now,i will stick with these guys.

My GW9 Lineup,

Fernandez,Van Dijk,Dawson

All in all,i am reasonably happy with this lineup.I am not 100% over the moon happy with my team but it is only a game and i feel that these guys just might get me some green arrows if all falls into place,and also only 4/15 have high ownership so it could be a case of my team will either sink or swim but it is worth taking the chance.

Just before i go,i want to stress that Costa and Tadic are 1 week punts here.If they fail to perform,they are out,

thanks for reading,


ps-all ownership % are taken at the time i bought the player.