Looking at the Gameweek 21 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 our planning.
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 to Gameweek 26 (a six match period).
Who has the best fixtures?
We can see that Arsenal and Manchester City rank first and second on the fixture ticker with the easiest fixtures, both of whom also have double Gameweeks ahead. Brighton, Leeds and Southampton make up the rest of the top five teams with the best fixtures.
Who has the worst fixtures?
We can see that Newcastle, Wolves, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Manchester United all make up the bottom five teams with the worst fixtures.
The best wildcard team
It can be difficult to find a cheap enabling goalkeeper from any of the top teams usually but Chelsea offer exactly that via Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.6m). The Spaniard faces a struggling Liverpool next and his nine point return in the previous Gameweek is a good reflection of his potential.
Leicester’s Danny Ward (£4.1m) is the cheapest playing goalkeeper in the game and can be rotated with Kepa at his owners discretion.
Amongst all teams in the league Newcastle rank first for clean sheets kept and goals conceded. It is no longer enough to own just one of their defenders in terms of rank. For that reason it could be beneficial to pair Kieran Trippier (£6m) with Sven Botman (£4.5m).
Manchester City may have faced a recent slump in defensive form but they are still maintaining some of the best defensive stats in the league. Another appealing factor is their double Gameweek. Because of this it could be wise to include their most attacking defender, Joao Cancelo (£7.2m).
An Arsenal defender could be key for their double Gameweek and long term so Ben White (£4.7m) could be a fantastic addition to the squad and sits on the bench until his fixtures improves. Wolves defender Hugo Bueno (£3.9m) is the cheapest playing defender in the game so helps enable the rest of the pricier options within the side.
Amongst all teams in the league this season, Arsenal rank second for goals scored, second for goals in the box and third for attempts on goal. Paired with being top of the table and in fine form it could be wise to include a double attack of Bukayo Saka (£8.1m) and Martin Ødegaard (£6.8m), the latter has picked up four double-digit hauls in his last six matches.
The Manchester City double Gameweek makes it an easy decision to include Kevin De Bruyne (£12.5m) who ranks first amongst all players for chances and big chances created. Another easy decision is selecting the in-form Marcus Rashford (£7.1m) who has scored in each of his last seven matches.
Brighton rank first for goals scored in the last six matches so investing in their attack be hugely beneficial to managers, especially when considering their price. Amongst all midfielders in the last six matches Kaoru Mitoma (£5m) ranks third for attempts in the box (11) and third for big chances total (five). The Brighton man has also secured three returns in his last three back-to-back matches.
Erling Haaland (£12.2m) is a must in every team. The striker has maintained some of the best offensive stats in the league whilst his side have done exactly the same. In the last six matches Brentford rank second for goals scored, indicating that buying into their attack could be wise. Ivan Toney (£7.5m) is their standout option. The striker has hit four consecutive returns in the Premier League and takes his teams penalties.
We have already touched upon the ruthlessness of the Brighton attack, due to that and his excellent price-tag, Evan Ferguson (£4.5m) could be one of the best enablers in the game currently. The forward has also hit three back-to-back returns, two of them coming against Arsenal and Liverpool.
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