Gameweek 37 best wildcard
We look at the Gameweek 37 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 the end of the season.
Who has the best fixtures?
Manchester United, Brighton, Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton all rank amongst the top five teams with the best fixtures.
Who has the worst fixtures?
Brentford, Aston Villa, Southampton, Leicester and Newcastle all rank amongst the bottom five teams with the worst fixtures.
The best wildcard team
Manchester United have a double Gameweek in the round ahead. They face two offensively inconsistent sides whilst also ranking first in the league for clean sheets. Because of this it could be worth investing in the backline via David De Gea (£5.1m) who also sits amongst the five highest scoring goalkeepers in the game.
In the unlikely event that David De Gea fails to feature then Leicester’s budget enabling Daniel Iverson (£3.9m) will step in.
Liverpool may not have a double Gameweek for the remainder of the season but they do have one of the most in-form defenders in the game. Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) has managed nine returns in 10 matches, making him one of the most in-form players in the entire game.
Brighton have three fixtures in the remaining two rounds. This is an early indicator that investing in their assets could be beneficial. Brighton have also been maintaining some great defensive stats. The inclusion of Pervsis Estupinan (£4.9m) could be a good one. The full-back proved his potential, claiming a 17-point haul in his most recent match due to his goal, clean sheet and assist.
Manchester City also have three fixtures in the final two Gamweeks. The league leaders have sustained some of the best defensive stats in the league this season. In terms of expected minutes, Ruben Dias (£6m) could be their most reliable asset. Dias also has goal threat from set plays.
Chelsea’s double Gameweek could be deemed as tough but managers can rotate Trevoh Chalobah (£4.4m) in and out as they like. The centre-back has taken up a new role in right-back recently and his enabling price-tag helps to enable funds elsewhere within the team. It is unlikely Jakub Kiwior (£4m) will be required but he is currently starting for Arsenal and also helps in being able to afford the more expensive options within the squad
Manchester United face two very poor defensive units in the round ahead. They have matches against Bournemouth and Chelsea in Gameweek 37 whilst also facing Fulham in Gameweek 38. Amongst all teams in the last six Gameweeks the Reds also rank second for attempts on goal (115) and third for shots on target (38). Due to this and their fixture schedule, doubling up on the Manchester United frontline with midfielders Marcus Rashford (£7.2m) if fit and penalty taker Bruno Fernandes (£9.5m) could be massively rewarding.
Brighton have also been maintaining some great attacking data lately. In fact, in the last six matches when compared to every other team in the league they rank first for attempts on goal (122), first for shots in the box (82), second for big chances total (25) and first for shots on target (42). Their stats suggest that doubling upon their attack could beneficial and the best way to do that is via midfielders Kaoru Mitoma (£5.7m) and penalty taker Alexis Mac Allister (£5.6m).
The final addition to the midfield is Mohamed Salah (£13.1m). Not only do Liverpool lead the way amongst all teams in the last six for big chances total (26) but in the same period the midfielder ranks second amongst all players in the division for non-penalty expected goal involvement (4.86).
Manchester City’s elite offensive stats and fixtures suggest it could be next to impossible to exclude the highest scoring player in the game. Erling Haaland (£12.4m) is not just the most explosive player in the game but he is also the standout captaincy option for the remaining Gameweeks.
Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke (£5.7m) also makes the cut. He is the focal point to his teams offensive line whilst also taking his sides penalties. Solanke can be rotated to the bench if managers choose to.
Leeds striker Sam Greenwood (£4m) makes the bench and will not be needed as we progress. He enables vital finds elsewhere within the squad.
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