Events of the last week have meant the wildcard has been activated for the FPL Gameweek 29 team.
There was a pull for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well as renewed focus on Wolves.
FPL Gameweek 29 Team YouTube
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*THIS VIDEO WAS RECORDED PRIOR TO INJURY NEWS REGARDING KEVIN DE BRUYNE AND BEFORE ALL OF THE BLANK GAMEWEEK 31 FIXTURES WERE CONFIRMED*
FPL Gameweek 28 Review
Gameweek 28 was actually a reasonable one in a week where everyone struggled, and I came away with a 60k green arrow. Both transfers in, Nick Pope and Raul Jimenez, delivered fantasy points.
A move for Bruno Fernandes was delayed given the late news on Jamie Vardy’s injury and the potential of a Double Gameweek for Kevin De Bruyne.
Most managers suffered a captaincy blank, with Mo Salah part of that crowd with Liverpool’s shock loss. Burnley weighed in with a double clean sheet.
FPL Gameweek 29 Team
The initial plan was to take a hit for Aubameyang this week, dead end my side into Blank Gameweek 31, then Wildcard in 32 and save the Free Hit and Bench Boost for the predicted Double Gameweek’s 34 and 37 later in the season.
Given Liverpool were a surprise inclusion in the Blank Gameweek 31 fixture schedule, it means that getting close to a full squad for that week is somewhat easier. Add into the mix some key issues with the squad (Lundstram, Rico, Maddison and Ings) it seemed like a good time to wildcard.
The plan is to better cover Double Gameweek 29, ensure nine players for Blank Gameweek 31, with two free transfers to take that up to the full complement. Aubameyang and Kevin De Bruyne are currently the Double Gameweek players for this week.
Looking beyond that, a triple up on Wolves has meant a move away from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the short-term. Wolves and Arsenal are two sides with excellent form and fixtures, making for easy investment. Matt Doherty currently concludes the Wolves treble.
Double Burnley defence stays, with McCarthy coming in for his two upcoming fixtures and the promise of a Double later in the season. Trent and Salah are going nowhere, with plans to add Mane back into the mix come Blank Gameweek 31.
Ismaila Sarr is a big differential with an interesting fixture for the blank. Investment in a very good Sheffield United defence remains, with Tanganga the budget enabler to hold things together. Todd Cantwell remains, with his value at the bottom end superior to his rivals.
The wildcard is subject to change, but shouldn’t alter too much from this. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Nicolas Pepe, Sadio Mane and Roman Saiss could all potentially still feature. Cantwell, Taylor, Tanganga and Taylor will be on the bench come Gameweek 29.
With Kevin De Bruyne flagged, it has to be between Aubameyang and Salah for the captaincy. Salah does have a phenomenal record against Bournemouth, but Aubameyang isn’t far behind against the Hammers, plus has the lure of the extra fixture.
The team is ranked at 181,537 with 1,576 points. The Bench Boost and Free Hit chips are still available. Team value lies at £104.7 million, with £0.1 million in the bank.
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