How to build a wildcard squad for gameweek 8 – The Athletic



A lot of managers highlighted the October international break on their Fantasy Premier League calendar as a good time to activate their first wildcard. The main reason for that is to take advantage of the fixture swings. Chelsea and Manchester City, for example, have great upcoming fixtures while the likes of Manchester United and West Ham face a tricky run of games over the coming weeks. 

I’m one of the many managers building a shiny new squad for gameweek 8. The button was firmly pressed after my Manchester United trio returned a total of five points in gameweek 7 against Everton, including a blank from captain Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6 million). It felt good selling all three of them! 

For this week’s column, I’ve shared my latest wildcard draft and the reasons behind it. It’s a work in progress but it’s pretty close to being settled. The squad was built using my team value, which left £0.8 million in the bank. 

Goalkeepers 

The goalkeeper position is one of the trickiest for wildcarders as there’s no standout pick like we had last year with Emiliano Martinez (£5.5 million). I like to spend as little as possible on keepers, so I’ve opted to hold on to Brighton’s Robert Sanchez (£4.6 million) and have paired him with Watford’s Ben Foster (£4.0 million). 

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6 million) is very tempting but I fear rotation with Bernd Leno (£4.





Source link

You might also like