We look at the Gameweek 14 best wildcard team. Using the Fantasy Football Scout season ticker we can see which teams have the best run of fixtures. This can then aid FPL managers in picking out some of the best assets for the run ahead.
The wildcard gives managers the opportunity to change their entire team for any reason. Managers activate their wildcards for several reasons. Whether that be to target fixture swings or just change their team up, the wildcard can be precious to your planning.
Below we can see that the fixtures ticker covers the next six Gameweeks (from Gameweek 14-19).
Who has the best fixtures?
Newcastle, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Burnley all rank in the top five teams with the easiest fixtures.
Who has the worst fixtures?
Aston Villa, Luton, Crystal Palace, Everton and Tottenham all rank amongst the bottom five teams with the toughest fixtures.
Gameweek 14 Best Wildcard team
Goalkeepers have been an issue this season so it still may be a wise move to spend as little as possible between the sticks. With that in mind Alphonse Areola (£4.3m) of West Ham could still be a great play. He has been disappointing this campaign so pairing him up with Nottingham Forest’ Odysseas Vlachodimos (£4.5m) could be a nice move. Nottingham Forest have great fixtures in the period ahead so it could be nice to rotate both.
Liverpool are maintaining some solid defensive data and full-back Kostas Tsimikas (£4.7m) comes in at a great price. The Greek international bagged two assists and a clean sheet in one of his most recent matches and has great fixtures moving forward.
Arsenal are top of the charts for clean sheets so far with six so investing in their backline and fixtures makes sense. One of the cheapest ways into the defence is Gabriel (£4.9m).
Burnley have great fixtures but most of Charlie Taylor’ (£4m) appeal comes with his enabling price-tag. He also has a meeting with the worst attack in the league next when our benched defenders have a tough fixture.
Chelsea are another side sustaining some great underlying defensive data this season. The Blues have a couple of rough fixtures but then they ease and one of the cheapest routes into the backline is Levi Colwill (£4.5m).
Tottenham have a tough game against Manchester City next but after that their fixtures are good. Offering more than clean sheet potential is Pedro Porro (£5.3m) who in the last six matches amongst the defenders has the best non-penalty expected goal involvement.
Liverpool have a fantastic schedule ahead and their main man is Mohamed Salah (£13m). The fact he has blanked just twice this season reflects just how consistent he has been. The Egyptian is also a brilliant captaincy option looking ahead.
Another asset who has been more consistent than most in the game is Bukayo Saka (£8.7m). The penalty taker has managed to return in all but two of his matches played so far. His consistency and schedule ahead suggests he could have huge potential.
Although inconsistent in terms of results West Ham have still managed to score two in all of their last three matches. They also have fair fixtures from an offensive point of view so Jarrod Bowen (£7.7m) could be a fantastic pick if we hear he is fit closer to the deadline. Bowen has collected at least one return in eight of his first 12 matches.
Bryan Mbeumo (£7m) is a standout pick for the period ahead. He takes his sides penalties but he also ranks in the top three players in the entire league for non-penalty expected goal involvement this season.
The Chelsea fixtures get very good soon and so the inclusion of one of their attackers could be very beneficial. Because of that bringing in Cole Palmer (£5.3m) could be ideal. Palmer takes his sides penalties but he also ranks second amongst his offensive teammates for non-penalty expected goal involvement in the last six matches.
The fixtures for Aston Villa get increasingly tough from an offensive point of view so leaving Ollie Watkins out for Darwin Nunez (£7.6m) could be a nice move. Liverpool’ fixtures are lovely from an attacking point of view so doubling up on their frontline could be hugely rewarding.
Regardless of fixtures Manchester City striker Erling Haaland (£14m) is an absolute essential. The Norwegian has managed nine goals and two assists in his last five club matches and he’s also maintaining better attacking data than any other in the division.
One of the cheapest playing strikers in the game is Cameron Archer (£4.6m) who is unlikely to feature unless injuries hit.
Which players look set to return big in FPL Gameweek 14? Find out here.