If you’ve kept your wildcard through all the blanks and double gameweeks so far this season then fair play. GW35 is here and it is another good time to use the wildcard chip. Wildcarding this gameweek, would allow you to target players that still have so many games left to play and you’d also be able to target players from teams that still have a lot to play for.
This article discusses the pros and cons of using the wildcard chip, alternative times to use it, key considerations to keep in mind, and the best teams to target. We will also create our own Gameweek 35 wildcard for FPL managers to use as a guide.
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Pros and Cons of Wildcarding In FPL GW35
Well, before we go into creating our gameweek 35 Wildcard, we want to see some of the benefits of wildcarding this gameweek. Here are the pros of a GW35 wildcard
Pros of a GW34 wildcard
- Using your FPL wildcard chip in GW35 would allow you to target players who are on form now and have great upcoming fixtures.
- Wildcarding in gameweek 35, would allow you to target differentials and Liverpool, Man City, Brighton and Man United assets who have now found their form.
- A well-optimized GW35 wildcard would allow you to plan for the long term and would put you in a good position now and in future gameweeks.
Cons of a GW35 wildcard
Well, for everything that has pros, there are cons and a GW35 wildcard is no different. Here are some of the disadvantages of wildcarding in gameweek 35.
- Wildcarding now might mean that you let go of your Arsenal assets and that’s because we’re looking to target players from teams that have many games to play. Arsenal doesn’t have many games, so their assets won’t feature in our wildcard team.
Our Advice: Well, in our opinion wildcarding this gameweek is a pretty good strategy. A wildcard now would allow you to set up a team that’d be optimized from now until the end of the season. We believe this is one of the best times to use the chip if you still have it.
Alternative times to wildcard in FPL this season
If after weighing the pros and cons of a GW35 wildcard, you’ve decided to hold onto your wildcard, then you might be wondering what other time could you activate it. Well, here’s the next best time to use the wildcard chip:
- GW38 is another good time to use the wildcard chip. A wildcard in GW38 would be like a free hit and that’s because in that gameweek we’d be targeting players from teams that have a lot to play for.
Some important things to keep in mind as you play your FPL wildcard in gameweek 35
As you create your GW35 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 guaranteed a place in the first eleven of their teams.
- You want to keep the long-term in mind when selecting players for your GW35 wildcard team.
- You want to try to have a solid bench, in case of rotations, injuries, and upcoming double gameweeks.
- You want to keep in mind that a couple of teams double once more before the season ends. Newcastle, Brighton, Man United, Man City and Chelsea still have double gameweeks this season.
The best teams to target for your GW35 FPL wildcard team
Since we’re looking to create a wildcard team that’d take us from GW35-38, we must target the right teams. We’d be looking to target teams that play this week and double in GW35. To help you identify such teams, we’d be sharing a fixture ticker done by fpltips__
From the fixture ticker, here are some of the teams that you should be looking to select players from for your GW35 wildcard. These teams have great fixtures and upcoming double gameweeks, from now until GW38.
- Manchester United
- Manchester City
From the fixture ticker, we can also see that Newcastle and Brighton double in GW36, while Man City, Man United, Chelsea and Brighton double once more in GW37. It’d be a pretty good strategy to target players from these teams.
GW35 Wildcard Team
We have put together an ideal wildcard team for GW35 that we believe will carry you through the remainder of the season. Our selections strike a balance between single gameweek and double gameweek players, while our solid bench ensures we are well-prepared for the future.
One question you may have is why we have included Alvarez and Haaland in our team. The answer is simple: rotation. With City facing Madrid in the UCL on Tuesday, Haaland may be rested, allowing Alvarez to step in and potentially deliver points.
We’ve also got Isak and to be fair he’s another rotation risk and would probably not start every game, as Wilson would get a nod in a couple of games. It’s a risk we’re willing to take and hopefully, Isak performs well when he steps on the pitch.
Each player in our team has been selected either because of their future double gameweeks or their recent form. It is important to keep in mind that this team has long-term goals in mind, so to help you plan better, we will be sharing moves that will be ideal from now until GW38.
Would Haaland be rested? if so, find out whether he’s worth captain in GW35 in our: GW35 Captains: Haaland, Rashford, Salah, or Kane – Captain picks Analysis.
Here’s what this team would look like in GW36
Our advice for GW37 is to hold your transfer and use it during the double gameweek in gameweek 37. Our initial GW35 wildcard team was chosen with this in mind, giving us the flexibility to hold transfers without sacrificing the double gameweek in GW36.
You can see our GW35 predicted lineups here – GW35 Premier League Predicted Lineups, Team News, and Injury Updates. It’d help you know players are expected to start this week.
Here’s what this team would like in GW37
We have made a few changes for GW37, taking out Salah for Grealish, Wilock for Fernandes, and Alvarez for Jesus. We used our two free transfers and an additional transfer, taking a minus-four hit.
It is important to keep in mind that a transfer that may seem great now may not be the best move in the future. Our selections are based on current form and performance, but changes could occur before GW36 and GW37. To keep you informed and prepared, we will be sharing a weekly transfer tips and strategy article. This article will provide you with the best transfers to make each gameweek, so be sure to check it out for future planning.
We want to let you know that our Twitter account, @raensports, will be much more active starting from the end of the season. We’ll be sharing valuable insights on what players to target for the upcoming season, and we’ll also reveal and analyze how our own team performed throughout this season.
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Thank you once again for your unwavering support, and we look forward to providing you with even better content in the future.
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.