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2021/2022 Wildcard thread.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ ShaneU

    I'm between (A) Calvert Lewin and Torres or Jota (3-4-3)

    Or (B) Lukaku and a 4.5 mid (4-3-3)

    I'll wait for the press conferences

  • Registered Users Posts: 611 ✭✭✭ joeyboy11

    So you’d have two 4.5 mids on the bench for option B?

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,353 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    yeah before I bought him for GW3 I reasoned that in that Everton team he should match last seasons tally of 16 and then hopefully another 5 maybe 6 on penalties. In the 3 games so far he has had 3.91 shots per 90 minutes (Salah is 4.33 to compare) so he has been involved a lot and his next few fixtures are decent enough. If it turns out to be a hot streak like last season I dont mind selling him later. I missed his early hot streak last year and it cost me a lot in points in a ML.

  • Registered Users Posts: 611 ✭✭✭ joeyboy11

    Latest Draft with 0.6 in the bank.

    Sanchez (Steer)

    TAA, Rudiger, Semedo (Williams, Liveramento)

    Salah, Raphina, Torres, Benrahma (Sissoko)

    Ronaldo(C), Antonio, DCL

    Could do

    • Leave as is and keep some money in the bank
    • Torres to Jota if Firmino is out for a while.
    • Sanchez to Sa and have double Wolves for 3 gws, then for GW 7 get in Lukaku and James for Ronaldo and Semedo.
    • Upgrade Williams to White/Ayling to have a stronger bench.

    I wouldn't mind changing Benrahma but I might just hang onto him until the good mid priced midfield picks are more clear.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,083 ✭✭✭ Chesty08

    I have DeGea over Sanchez as I think Maguire/Varane will be a decent partnership you could go that route.

    I like your Semedo/Ronaldo plan though, this is actually a great idea!

    Tonight, ive taken out Torres for Jota due to Firmino injuries & 3 of City’s next 4 are away to Leicester, Chelsea & Liverpool.

    Although I love(d) having Benny from the start I’m looking at Traore & Sarr for that spot as 2 WHU attackers has become the flavour and they won’t score 4 goals every week. They seem to also have more options ( Fornals) now also to get their goals.

    *Sa for Wolves is the way to go for your strategy :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ ShaneU

    yes, the price of having three premium players

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,120 ✭✭✭✭ Fitz*

    But then you also have to factor in that TAA is potential captain material, the 4.5, Azpilcueta or Dias almost never will be.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,967 ✭✭✭✭ Ace2007

    But given the fixtures until January - how often would you realistically captain TAA? Ronaldo/Lukaku/Salah will most likely be the top captain players in most GW's depending on which has the better fixtures.

  • Registered Users Posts: 611 ✭✭✭ joeyboy11

    I know I’ve played around with that too. I’m thinking of having a route to that structure in 2 transfers if both Lukaku and Ronaldo are hauling simultaneously

  • Registered Users Posts: 611 ✭✭✭ joeyboy11

    Cheers, im thinking double wolves and then double Chelsea defence might be a nice little differential. I totally forgot de gea was 5.0. Ha another decision to make!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,967 ✭✭✭✭ Ace2007

    I see that they added Carson in at 4.0m - most seasons would never consider him as takes up a City spot but chances of having 3 of their players is very slim - might be worth a shout, although Leicester away isn't an easy game

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,120 ✭✭✭✭ Fitz*

    I contemplated captaining him in GW2, but didn't have the courage to do it.

    I think GW5 is a good week to captain him. Lukaku has a tough away game that week to Spurs and Ronaldo away to WHU. Antonio a tough game too. Pep Roulette after a CL game. Even this week alone where he could be a better captain option over those premiums.

    Chelsea v City in GW6 along with Arsenal v Spurs. Ronaldo probably is the best captain option this week at home to Aston Villa but TAA v Brentford is not exactly the worst shout. Although Salah is a better option here from Liverpool to be fair.

    2 weeks out of 5 for a defender is a lot, especially with the other options available.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,128 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below

    Thoughts on this? 1.2 in the bank


    Matip, Duffy, Reguilon, Tanganga, Livramento

    Salah, Jota, Son, Gray, Benrahma

    Lukaku, Antonio, Dennis

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,043 ✭✭✭ Shedite27

    Barring injury, he's 180 points guaranteed, without any headaches. He's as close to the set and forget as it gets for me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,083 ✭✭✭ Chesty08

    While it’s possibly one of the highest scores in the game, it further highlights that no player is must have or set & forget as equating £ to points leaves you very shy here on overall points/rank.

    its all about being on the right players at the right time.

    Yes 180 is great score but he will have dips due to form & fixtures

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,912 ✭✭✭ kilburn

    Draft 101 which I am quite happy with

    DeGea Steele

    TAA Christensen Semedo Dier Duffy

    Salah Torres Sarr Grey Gilmour

    Ronaldo Antonio DCL

    0.5m ITB

    Defensive cover from United, Liverpool, Chelsea and wolves for their good run with Duffy and D ier as decent back up.

    I like the midfield although Torres could be rotated all solid.

    Strong front 3.

    Anything obvious I am missing

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ ShaneU

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,912 ✭✭✭ kilburn

    Highly possible so question is DeGea/Semedo or Sa/Shaw

    Probably less risk with option 2

  • Registered Users Posts: 611 ✭✭✭ joeyboy11

  • Registered Users Posts: 24 FantasyFool

    Howr ye lads.

    Off to a mediocre start to the season and thinking of wildcarding to this. Any insight/criticism would be much appreciated:


    Digne, White, Reguilon, Stones, Omobamidele

    Torres, Salah, Gallagher, Saka, Gilmour

    Ronaldo, Lukaku, ASM

    Leaves me with 0.7m in d bank

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,043 ✭✭✭ Shedite27

    Yeah but it's not always possible to get the big hauls unless you just set + forget some players. A few years back, LEicester away was one of TAA's toughest fixtures of the season on paper, got 24 points that night I think.

    Each to their own, but himself and Salah are two that I just put in there, and forget about, It's easier when you're only thinking about 9 players for transfers than 11.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,672 ✭✭✭ ElTel

    The 5.5 price point for Grey is a lot more bearable if you had 1M itb imo.

    So do you sacrifice the attacking potential of the wing back for the more nailed Coady (Kilman passes the eye test for me but is he gonna keep his spot...) knowing you can get Raphinha in a later transfer say.

    I suppose I could extend this point to TAA as well but lets not!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,043 ✭✭✭ Shedite27

    Week of humming and hawing, main decision was to go for one premium (Ronaldo) instead of 2 (Ronaldo + Lukaku)


    TAA, Alonso, Dier (Duffy, Livramento)

    Salah, Torres, Greenwood, Gray (Mendy)

    Ronaldo DCL Antonio

    SA a bit of a different choice, but superb fixtures, and looked solid so far. Not sure about Dier at the back, solid so far, but a few new faces to come in there, and he's no attacking threat. Shouldn't expect much for 4.6 I suppose. Midfield was the toughest choices, Jota, Raphina, Benhrama, ESR were considered

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,672 ✭✭✭ ElTel

    Your losing too much with all the big hitters I think.

    ASM is poor value as a forward.

    I'd go to a dud 4.5M forward if you really want to keep the big boys but consider the 3 different possibilities with only two of them and map out your captaincy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,967 ✭✭✭✭ Ace2007

    Granted price wise they are different, but if people where against doubling up on West Ham, i don't see how Doubling up on Everton players is any different.

    At 5.6m, there are probably a few better options than Gray, that will give you exposure to other teams, the likes of Dallas - 8 goals last season, although played oop last year for some games. Bit of a left sided pick but Rodri is probably the most guaranteed player in City's team after Ederson/Dias, he does get goals and assists and for 5.5m isn't a bad pick imo. (obv if you have Torres probably wouldn't double up), Neves at Wolves another option who has goals in him and even better fixtures

  • Registered Users Posts: 376 ✭✭ KurtBarlow

    This is my WC team thoughts


    TAA Shaw Christenson

    Salah Jota Torres Traore

    DCL Ronaldo(c) Antonio

    Subs: Steer Duffy Williams Mendy

    I did consider 352 with Greenwood instead of DCL but feel GW is more a risk now . I am also not sold on Traore but Fantasy Scout have him high on their numbers . I am considering downgrading Christenson to Ben white that way I'd have 0.6 to up grade Traore to Raphina and Shaw to R James in future gameweeks . Decisions Decisions . Let me know what you think guys

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,870 ✭✭✭✭ How Soon Is Now

    The whole wildcard thing has my head melted haha.

    This is what I have atm but could make changes yet.

    Sanchez Bachmann

    Shaw  Trent  Coady  Livramento  Williams

    Salah Sarr Raphinha Jota Allan

    Antonio DCL Ronaldo.

    0.2 in the bank.

    Long-term I'm keeping an eye on the Wolves midfielders and will more than likely swap Shaw out for a Chelsea defender. Up front I want Lukaku in soon so will have to drop Antonio and DCL unless I mess up the rest of my midfield.

    Any comments or something im missing?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,083 ✭✭✭ Chesty08

    Genuinely think you need a Chelsea player if wildcarding now.

    There could be a serious case of triple Chelsea by GW7 so best to be ahead of curve (plus having to make 3 transfers) before then.

    You just need a Chelsea defender & take rough with smooth on rotation. Lukaku could be another one & then if (when) Chelsea take off 3 players will become a differential over 2.

    Just have at least 1 in now if wildcarding is my advice. Even Lukaku over Ronaldo

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,967 ✭✭✭✭ Ace2007

    Agreed on the Chelsea comments, Rom should be getting 20+ goals this season, and defensively Chelsea look strong, and those fixtures from GW7....

    he could even do the below if he wants to keep Ronaldo.

    Sanchez, TAA and DCL to

    4.0, 4.5, Luakaku

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,870 ✭✭✭✭ How Soon Is Now

    Can't get rid of Trent atm he's basically a midfielder. Only way id consider getting rid would be if he wasn't performing or someone cheaper could get same points. Right now there's no one yet.

    Is Lukaku going to outscore both Antonio and DCL together that's the thing.