With blank gameweeks and double gameweeks coming up, we need to start planning and getting our FPL teams together. One way that we FPL managers can do this, is by making use of the wildcard chip.
In this article, we’d be creating two GW26 wildcard teams, we’d also be using different strategies as we create our teams.
In our first GW26 wildcard team, we’d be going big at the back, and in the third team, we’d be going all in on forwards.
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Some important things to keep in mind as you play your FPL wildcard in gameweek 26
As you create your GW26 wildcard team, here are a 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 GW26 team.
- You want to try to have a solid bench, in case of rotations, injuries, and upcoming double gameweks.
- You want to keep it in mind that GW28 is going to be one of the biggest blank gameweeks for teams still in the FA Cup and the opponents they’d face.
- You also want to have it in mind that Brighton, Brentford, Crystal Palace, and Southampton have a double gameweek in GW27.
The best teams to target for your GW26 FPL wildcard team
To help you know the teams that have double gameweeks coming up and the teams with good fixtures, here is a really nice fixture ticker done by fpltips__:
Here are some of the teams with good fixtures in FPL from GW26-GW32:
- Aston villa
It’d be a really good idea to target FPL assets from the teams listed above, as these teams have great fixtures and their players would be great long-term FPL picks.
You also want to keep it in mind that some teams blank double in GW27 and that there is going to be a big blank gameweek in GW28.
You can find out more about these blank and double gameweeks, in this article: FPL tips: preparing for FPL 22/23 blank and double gameweeks GW22-28.
1. GW26 wildcard team: Going big at the back
Here’s our first GW26 wildcard team and to be honest, it is already one of our favorite drafts. It is a really solid balanced team that has great FPL assets from the defense down to the attack.
In this wildcard draft, you can see that we’re trying to set ourselves up for future double gameweeks which is pretty good. Not only are we looking to have a solid team in double gameweek 27, we’re also looking to be well set up for DGW29 as well.
You can check out thoughts on your various FPL chips and the best time to use them this season in our: FPL chip strategy: the best time to use your FPL chips GW23-38.
In this team, we’re trying to also select defenders that have great fixtures and are on form.
That’s the whole point of this strategy, this strategy allows you to spread out your budget, which enables you to target mid-priced FPL assets in every position.
The team is so good, that you can set up with a lot of formations and you’d still be fine. It also has a pretty solid bench filled with players that are guaranteed starters as well. And as a bonus, you’ve got 1.3 million in the bank.
Feel free to check out our: FPL GW26 transfer tips: who should you buy in gameweek 26, to find out what other players you can get into your GW26 team.
2. GW26 wildcard team: going in on forwards
This is our final GW26 wildcard team, and to be honest, it is quite similar to the first one that we created. The only difference is that we’ve taken out Recce James and Evan Ferguson and brought in Watkins and Emerson.
It is a pretty solid team, that now has three of the most sort after forwards in the game at the moment. We think that the players we’ve selected in both of our teams are great for this gameweek and future gameweeks as well.
However, there are a couple of players that aren’t in either of these teams and we recommend you keep an eye on them. The first player is James Maddison of Leicester City, Almiron of Newcastle, Wilson of Newcastle, and Felix of Chelsea.
These players have great fixtures in double gameweek 29 and we feel they could come good soon. So, it’d be nice to keep an eye on them.
You can check out GW26 clean sheet and anytime scorer odds in our: FPL GW26 fixtures, clean sheet odds, point predictions and likely goal scorers
GW26 wildcard draft and tips
With the FA cup round of 16 now out of the way, the FpL schedule is now taking shape. We now have an idea of when each team would blank and double.
Having this information makes it a lot easier to create a pretty solid wildcard team that would help you navigate the upcoming blank and double gameweeks.
We’d be sharing drafts created by other Fpl managers that are looking to wildcard in GW26. Here are more GW26 wildcard teams:
3. Fpl Managers share their GW26 wildcard teams on Twitter
@BenrabahDjaber shares what he’s looking to do with his team from GW26-29.
Here’s how he’s looking to set up:
Finally, to wrap it up, we’d be sharing this helpful tweet by Fplraptor. In the tweet he gives us an idea of what players and teams we should be targeting so that we can have a great team from now-GW29:
It’s always important to select the right captain each week and this week is no different. In order to help you identify the best GW26 captain, we put together this helpful article: FPL GW26 captain picks: Salah, Saka, Haaland, the best gameweek 26 captain
Players being targeted in our gameweek 26 wildcard teams
Here are the players we’ve targeted in our various gameweek 26 wildcard draft teams:
Defenders to buy for your gameweek 26 wildcard:
- Trippier – £5.9m – 65.1% – DEF / NEW
- Mee – £5m – 12.3% – DEF / BRE
- Gabriel – £5.2m – 13.6% – DEF / ARS
- Emerson – £4m – 1.6% – DEF / WHU
- Estupiñán – £4.7m – 4.6% – DEF / BHA
Midfielders to buy for your gameweek 26 wildcard:
- Mitoma – £4.9m – 1.4% – MID / BHA
- Rashford – £7.1m – 44.3% – MID / MUN
- Bowen – £8m – 2.9% – MID / WHU
- Saka – £8.5m – 37.6% – MID / ARS
- Foden – £8m – 8.8% – MID / MCI
forwards to buy for your gameweek 26 wildcard:
- Haaland – £12.2m – 83% – FWD / MCI
- Toney – £7.6m – 29.4% – FWD / BRE
- Ferguson – £4.6m – 1.8% – FWD / BHA
- Watkins – £7.3m – 6.3% – FWD / AVL
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