Gameweek 2 is on the brink of kickoff, and we FPL managers are bubbling with excitement for this upcoming round. We’ve already witnessed the performance of the majority of teams in GW1, which equips us with valuable insights.
Now, armed with this knowledge, we can strategically deploy our wildcard chip to harness the potential of last week’s top performers.
This article aims to guide you through the teams worth targeting and the players that should find a place in your GW2 wildcard team.
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Some important things to keep in mind as you play your FPL wildcard in gameweek 2
As you create your GW2 wildcard team, here are couple of things you should keep in mind:
- First, you want to try as much as possible to select players that are guaranteed a place in the first eleven of their teams.
- You want to keep the long-term in mind when selecting players for your GW2 team.
- You want to try to have a solid bench, in case of rotations and injuries.
- You want to target players that play for teams with great fixtures – teams with good fixture difficulty ratings.
- You want to target in form players.
Should You Wildcard In FPL GW2
Well, the answer to this question is, it depends on the FPL manager and their strategy. If you have a team that comprises of injured players, low-performing players, or players whose upcoming fixtures aren’t great, then wildcarding in GW2 is a good option.
However, FPL managers tend to wildcard before big or during double gameweeks or big blank gameweeks. So, like we said earlier, it depends on your strategy as a manager.
How Many Wildcards Do You Get In FPL
You get two wildcards in a season of Fantasy Premier League (FPL).
The first wildcard can be used from the start of the season until Gameweek 20. The second wildcard can be used after Gameweek 20 and remains available until the end of the season.
A wildcard allows you to make unlimited transfers within your team’s budget without incurring a point hit. This can be a very powerful tool, especially if you need to make a lot of changes to your team, such as after a poor run of form or during the international break.
It is important to note that you can only use each wildcard once in a season. Once you have used a wildcard, you cannot use it again until the next season.
The best teams to target for your GW2 FPL wildcard team
To help you know the teams that have good fixtures, here is a really nice fixture ticker done by fpltips__:
🔶 Teams to target when wildcarding in GW2
2) Manchester City
5) Liverpool ( wait and watch)
Newcastle are still a team to watch despite their impressive performance in GW1. However, if you’re targeting Isak and Barnes here’s what we think in these articles: Alexander Isak: The 2023/24 FPL Forward to Watch – GW2 Player Picks, Harvey Barnes: A Good Time To Buy In FPL Or Not – GW2 Player Picks.
GW2 Wildcard Teams
Now that we know the teams to target, here are some GW2 wildcard teams you might want to consider if you’re wildcarding this gameweek.
Here’s our initial GW2 wildcard team, and we’re genuinely delighted with the selection. Our focus while picking this team was its long-term potential, with plans and strategies mapped out to carry us through GW8. The team’s total value stands at 97 million, providing us with a comfortable 3 million in reserve.
This surplus is something we deeply appreciate, as it affords us flexibility and maneuverability to implement changes as needed. The lineup boasts a formidable starting eleven, comprising players certain to be on the pitch. Additionally, the bench consists of some of the finest budget players, all set to earn playing time for their respective clubs.
We’ve crafted a one premium-oriented composition, which explains the remaining funds in the bank. However, if your preference leans toward having Mo Salah in the squad, a possible approach involves downgrading Watkins to a budget striker like Morris of Luton Town. This adjustment then frees up room to elevate Luiz Diaz to Salah.
Let’s preview how this team will shape up in subsequent gameweeks:
Once again, both the team and its individual players possess favorable GW3 fixtures, possibly rendering the use of your free transfer unnecessary before gameweek 3. Nevertheless, we’d like to highlight a critical aspect: the presence of three Chelsea players.
Considering a plan to incorporate Jackson for GW3, it would be wise to omit Chukwuemeka when initially setting up your wildcard team. Opting for another 4.5 million midfielder, like Anderson of Newcastle, would be a prudent alternative.
Find out the best GW2 captain in our article: FPL GW2: Who Is The Best Gameweek 2 FPL Captain
Here’s what this team would like in GW4
GW4&5 marks a juncture where adjustments to your lineup might be worth considering, especially as Brighton’s fixture difficulty escalates. Replacing Estupian with a City defender and Mitoma with Maddison could be on your radar.
All of these shifts hinge on excluding Mo Salah from your initial lineup. By doing so, the reserved funds can be judiciously utilized to execute the proposed changes.
However, let’s keep in mind that predicting performances remains challenging. Brighton players might continue to be excellent choices, contingent upon their form and the performance of their opponents.
You can always see how transfer strategy articles to know the best players to buy and sell each gameweek. Here’s one for gameweek 2: FPL Gameweek 2 Transfer Tips, Strategy and Team Selection.
After GW4&5, your team is pretty much solid and you won’t need to make so many changes and whatever changes you’d need to make, can be done with your free transer.
Find out some of the best GW2 differential picks in our article: The Best FPL Differential Picks for Gameweek 2 (2023/24)
So there you have it folks, our GW2 wildcard team. Remember to always have the long-term in mind when playing your wildcard in FPL.
Other GW2 related articles:
- GW2 Premier League Predicted Lineups and Injury News
- FPL GW2 Tips: The Ultimate FPL Gameweek 2 Guide 23/24
- FPL GW2 Clean Sheet Odds, Anytime Scorer Predictions, and FPL Points Projections
- FPL Player in Focus: James Maddison – The Midfield Maestro with Untapped Potential
- Harvey Barnes: A Good Time to Buy in FPL or Not? GW2 Player Picks
- Alexander Isak: The 2023-24 FPL Forward to Watch – GW2 Player Picks
- Rodri: The £5.5m FPL Midfielder – A Good Bargain Pick or Not? GW2
Redeyedrae, is an FPL content writer with years of experience in playing and writing about FPL. He has written for major FPL blogs like ALLABOUTFPL, Fantasytipsters, FF Titans, and nevermanagealone. With his deep knowledge of the game, he has become a trusted source for FPL fans worldwide. His content is well-researched and always up-to-date. He’s passionate about helping FPL managers gain an edge in their leagues by sharing insights and analysis about everything fantasy football on raensports.