Gameweek 14 best wildcard
Looking 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. FPL have given the community two wildcards to use in each half of the season. In addition, unlike any other season, FPL have also provided managers with unlimited transfers during the World Cup.
We can see from the ticker below, the teams at the top have the easiest fixtures, whilst the teams at the bottom have the toughest fixtures, up until Gameweek 16.
Who has the best fixtures?
Everton, Man City, Man United, Crystal Palace and Arsenal are amongst the top five teams for having the easiest fixtures. This could indicate investing in these teams may be beneficial on the wildcard.
Who has the worst fixtures?
We can see that Leeds, Southampton, Leicester, Fulham and Brentford are amongst the bottom five teams for having the toughest fixtures. This could indicate avoiding those teams on a wildcard could be beneficial.
The best Wildcard team
Everton rank first on the fixture ticker for having the easiest fixtures. This could mean investing in Jordan Pickford (£4.5m) could be beneficial. As well as clean sheet potential with the fixtures coming up, Everton also concede plenty of shots in the box. This could well further Pickford’s appeal and increase the potential of both save points and bonus points.
Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward (£4.1m) has been in good form lately. However, it is likely that he will only be used if Pickford fails to start.
Arsenal rank fifth on the fixture ticker. They face a Gameweek 14 match against Nottingham Forest. The newly promoted side have been the second worst team for goals scored and the second worst for attempts on goal this season. For those reasons, William Saliba (£5.2m) makes the team. The second highest scoring defender in the game is an easy inclusion. That defender is Man City’s Joao Cancelo (£7.4m). The Portuguese international reminded managers of his potential in Gameweek 10 with his 18-point haul. That huge return came from his goal, assist, clean sheet and bonus.
Newcastle man Kieran Trippier (£5.8m) has offered up some of the best distribution and creativity stats in the league amongst defenders this season. Taking set pieces in an increasingly strengthening defence only furthers the appeal of the games highest scoring defender.
Budget defenders Timothy Castagne (£4.5m) of Leicester and Marc Guehi (£4.4m) both make the team. Castagne has shown fantastic recent form. However, the Belgian faces a tough match against Man City in Gameweek 14. This gives Guehi the chance to step in until Castagne plays against Everton in Gameweek 15.
Man City maintain most of the key offensive stats in the league currently and also rank second on the fixture ticker. Combined with the fact that Phil Foden (£8.4m) has pulled in six returns in his first 11 matches, with three of those in the last five, means the youngster could have the potential to do well. Interestingly, the second highest scoring midfielder in the game is Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron (£5.4m). The attacker has managed two back-to-back 10-point returns in the last two matches. On top of this, Almiron has also picked up four returns in his last five matches.
Man United rank third on the fixture ticker with a small run of nice matches ahead. In the last four Gameweeks, Man United have had the second most attempts on goal in the league. One player who could be worth investing in is Antony (£7.6m). The Brazilian has had plenty to offer his new club. In his first three matches, Antony returned in every one of them. Although that form has dipped, he still could be seen as their most promising FPL attacker.
Arsenal are also one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the league in terms of stats. It could be very difficult to leave out one of the best value assets in the game. Gabriel Martinelli (£6.8m) has picked up six returns in his 11 matches played so far. Another great enabler is Fulham’s Andreas Pereira (£4.6m). Pereira has been seen as one of the best bench options of the season so far.
Nottingham Forest have conceded some of the worst defensive stats this season so far. Combined with the fact that Arsenal are one of the best attacking sides in the league indicates the well owned Gabriel Jesus (£8m) as a good investment.
Not only does Man City striker Erling Haaland (£12.2m) make the team, but he could also be considered as the best captaincy option for the remainder of the season. His relentless form and rate of returning means he is an absolute essential moving forward.
Although Bournemouth face Tottenham in Gameweek 14, they also face Leeds and Everton after that. Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke (£5.8m) could be a great option both for the bench and to bring on at the owner’s discretion.
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