Looking at the Gameweek 32 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 37 (a six match period).
Something the fixture ticker does not show us is that Brighton and Newcastle are very likely to double in Gameweek 36 and Brighton, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are very likely to double in 37. This is significant to the team we have during this period.
Who has the best fixtures?
Liverpool, Fulham, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Bournemouth all rank amongst the top five teams with the best fixtures.
Who has the worst fixtures?
Chelsea, Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, Everton and Leeds all ranks amongst the bottom five teams with the worst fixtures.
It is important to find team balance to try to navigate blank Gameweek 32, double Gameweek 34, double Gameweek 36 and double Gameweek 37. Making sure we have key players for Gameweek 32 and players who double will be vital to tackle the upcoming period.
Brentford have had a fantastic campaign so far this season. They also have fair fixtures from now until Gameweek 37. David Raya (£4.9m) ranks amongst the top three scoring goalkeepers in the game. Raya will be rotated out for Brighton’s Jason Steele (£3.9m) during his double Gameweek in 34 and very likely doubles in 36 and 37.
Arsenal rank amongst the top three teams for clean sheets kept this season (12). Investing in their defence could be a great short term move. Ben White (£4.9m) has bagged six returns in his last seven matches including two goals and one assist. White could be moved on for a Manchester City or Manchester United defender before their double Gameweeks.
Newcastle have some great fixtures ahead. They also have a very good chance of doubling in Gameweek 36. Because of this and the fact they have maintained some of the best defensive stats all season, it could be wise to buy into their backline. Who better than the highest owned and highest scoring defender in the game Kieran Trippier (£6.2m). He also ranks above every other defender in the league for chances and big chances created.
West Ham play against one of the worst teams in the league next, Bournemouth. The Hammers also have a double Gameweek ahead. Because of this and his budget enabling price-tag Kurt Zouma (£4.4m) could be a clever buy. The centre-back has picked up three back-to-back returns including a goal.
Liverpool have the best fixtures in the period ahead. The Reds also have a very good double Gameweek in 34 which means their players are even more appealing. One player who has the potential for both clean sheets and attacking returns in Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m). He ranks second amongst all defenders for data points like successful crosses, chances created and big chances created this season.
Manchester City blank in Gameweek 32 but then have a double in Gameweek 34 and are very likely to double in Gameweek 37. Not only are the fixtures ahead good but they also maintain some of the best defensive stats in the league. One of the cheapest and most reliable ways into the backline is centre-back Nathan Ake (£5.1m). The Dutchman could be rotated back into the starting 11 after Gameweek 32.
Brighton have a blank Gameweek in 32 but then have a double Gameweek in 34 and have a very likely chance of doubling in Gameweek 36 and 37. This season they rank amongst the best four teams in league for goals scored (52), attempts on goal (429) and big chances total (82). Taking their fixtures and stats into account it could be detrimental to keep their players on the bench ready to rotate back in after the blank Gameweek. Those players include in-form Kaoru Mitoma (£5.7m) who has managed seven returns in his last 10 matches and Solly March (£5.2m) who leads his offensive teammates for non-penalty expected goal involvement in the last six Gasmeweeks.
Arsenal have sustained some of the best attacking stats in the league this season. One of the most cost-effective ways into the relentless frontline is Gabriel Martinelli (£6.8m). The Brazilian has banked five returns in his last six matches including two double-digit hauls. He could be sold for a Manchester United or Manchester City midfielder for their future doubles.
Liverpool’s fixtures are too good to ignore so investing in their standout option Mohamed Salal (£12.8m) could be wise. As well as taking his teams penalties he also ranks joint second for goals (five), joint third for attempts on goal (22) and joint second for big chances (seven) in the last six Gameweeks.
Crystal Palace have some great fixtures. Since Roy Hodgson took over as manager they rank first for goals in the box (five) and join third for shoots in the box (34). Michael Olise (£5.5m) could be a fantastic option. He banked a 14-point haul in his most recent match. Olise can be moved to a Manchester City or Manchester United midfielder for their double Gameweeks ahead.
Manchester have the potential to double twice in the period ahead. Because of this and the fact he is the highest scoring player in the game and standout captaincy option in the rounds ahead, Erling Haaland (£12.2m) should be considered as an essential.
Liverpool have the best fixtures in the league on the ticker. They also have a very good double Gameweek ahead. This season amongst all teams they rank third for attempts on goal (456), joint first for shots in the box (332) and second best for big chances total (93). Because of this it could be wise to double up in attack with Darwin Nunez (£8.7m).
Aston Villa are in a rich vein of scoring form. In the last six matches they rank joint third best for goals scored (13). They face some of the worst teams in the league for big chances conceded in the period ahead and one man who can benefit from that is Ollie Watkins (£7.6m). The penalty taker has picked up nine returns in his last 10 matches, making him one of the most in-form players in the league.
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