If you’ve been following our blog for some time now or you saw our chip strategy article, you’d know that GW27 is one of the times that we recommended that FPL managers play their wildcard.
Well, gameweeek 27 is finally here and it is now time for us to pick our GW27 wildcard team. In this article, we’d be creating a GW27 wildcard team and this team would be created with the long-term in mind.
This wildcard team would not only be great for GW27, it’d be optimized for GW28 and double gameweek 29.
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Some important things to keep in mind as you play your FPL wildcard in gameweek 27
As you create your GW27 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 GW27 team.
- You want to try to have a solid bench, in case of rotations, injuries, upcoming double gameweks and for a potential GW29 bench boost.
- You want to keep 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 GW27 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 GW27-GW33:
- Aston Villa
It’d be a really good idea to target FPL assets from the teams listed above, as these teams have great fixtures. You also want to keep in mind that some teams double this gameweek 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. GW27 wildcard team: Going big at the back
This is our GW27 wildcard team and in this one, you can see that we’re going big at the back. That’s why we’ve gone with the 5-3-2 formation.
We’ve tried to get in defenders and FPL assets that have high clean sheet odds this gameweek and players with pretty good fixtures.
That’s why we’ve got the likes of James, Mee, Estupinan, Raya and Trippier in this team. They’re defenders that can get you clean sheet points and attacking returns.
You can find out what other teams have high clean sheet odds in this article: FPL GW27 Preview: Premier League Clean Sheet Odds, Goal Scorer Odds, and FPL Point Predictions
Another great thing about this team is that it is built for the long term. It is a team that would help you get past this double gameweek, blank gameweek 28 and double gameweek 29.
We’ve also got a team that’d be great for those who have used their free hit chip earlier as well. That’s because, with this gw27 wildcard team, you can get past GW28 with ease and then use your bench boost chip in GW29.
If you also follow this template, you can also save your free hit chip and use it in the next big double gameweek, which is going to be in GW34.
2. Blank gameweek 28 team
Here’s how this team would look like in blank gameweek 28:
You can clearly see that if you use this template you’d have 10 players in your starting eleven when GW28 comes around. Our transfer suggestion before the start of GW28 would be to take Erling Haaland out and get in Harry Kane.
Haaland and Man City assets aren’t essential picks for now, so it is very possible to have a solid team without them – City don’t have any doubles coming up anytime soon and they also blank in GW28, this makes their assets less appealing.
You don’t have to take Erling Haaland out if you aren’t comfortable with that move. You can save your free transfer and then use it to make better moves before the start of GW29.
Not sure whether to captain a single or double gameweek player, check out our: FPL GW27 captain picks: Mitoma, Toney, March, Mac Allister, the best gameweek 27 captain
3. Double gameweek 29 wildcard and bench boost team
Here’s how this team would look like in GW29:
This is how your GW29 team would look like if you don’t make any transfers. This team is pretty solid and it is already good for a bench boost. The only issue might be the lack of Liverpool assets.
To help with that, you could either reduce Haaland to a Danny Ings and then take Odegaard out for a Mo Salah, or you could take Odegaard out for a Gakpo.
You might not want any Liverpool defenders in GW29 and that’s because they face Man City and Chelsea. However, if you want to get a Liverpool defender, you might want to reduce Haaland to a cheaper forward and then upgrade White to Trent or Robertson.
Well, double gameweek 29 is still far ahead for now. You can be rest assured that before each of these gameweeks, we’d share transfer strategies and tips. Those articles would help you identify the best players to target before each gameweek.
You can check out this week’s transfer tips article for more player picks and suggestions: FPL GW27 transfer tips: 11 of the best FPL players to own gameweek 27.
Interested in differentials, then check our article: 5 FPL GW27 differential Picks That Would Help Boost Your FPL Overall Ranking
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.