As per Lateriser’s request, we are going to open this post to give everyone a place to discuss strategies for when to best use the wildcard and which players to target/consider. We’re hoping there will be discussion that is helpful to all and this format will allow others to catch up on the discussion without having to search through pages and pages of other discussion on ffs.
To start it off: Lateriser’s plans
My proposed Wildcard/DGW Strategy.
I gave myself half an hour of thinking and came up with a wildcard draft that makes a little sense to me. A decent amount of thinking has gone into this. I will take you through this once you have a look at the team. What I have done is with this strategy one can have a full quota of DGW players for both the DGW’s without compromising too much on the long term structure of the team.
The current structure for most of us at the moment is similar to something like this.
xx xx xx xx xx
Bale Mata Walcott Michu xx
RVP Suarez xx
These players, at least in my current team are my core and are untouchable. So then, I look to fill in the blanks.
Mertsacker Obrien A.Cole Clyne Demel
Michu Bale Mata Walcott Ramirez/Puncheon
RVP Suarez Lambert
0.8/1.5 in the bank depending on Ramirez/Puncheon
I go in with 3 Chelsea and 3 Southampton players. Chelsea play Stoke and Southampton and you could rely on Chelsea keeping 1 cleansheet at least. The only other player I would consider is Hazard and he would come in only for Walcott and I would do the Walcott -> Hazard transfer for the next week, but I have Walcott since about 12 weeks now and would lose value, hence the double up on the Chelsea defence. The 3 SOT players pick themselves for me and are potentially the most dangerous players. The decision between Puncheon and Ramirez might be based on money as I want to be bring in Giroud and maybe a Wham midfielder for the DGW or something of that sort.
Lambert + Ramirez -> Ars/Wham players of choice (Currently looking at Noble + Giroud) for a -4. The Giroud thing is a personal call, as you all know, i really fancy him.
With this I get a complete quote of 3 Wham + 3 Arsenal here as well.
Post DGW – No need for wildcard
As long as the structure of
Mata Bale Michu Walcott
is maintained, the remaining players can slowly be filtered according to how you want your team to take structure. That is why I am thinking Puncheon over Ramirez as it offers more flexibility in terms of the third striker I could want. Mertesacker and A.Cole staying there for some time is not an issue really because both are decent defences.
You could make a case for Azpilicueta but I am really trying to go for players that are as nailed on as can be and if Terry is coming back anytime soon, i’d be worried about owning Azpilicueta/Ivanovic.
Please keep discussion here solely about the wild card (and the double gameweeks).