If you’re an FPL manager looking to wildcard in gameweek 3, then this post is for you. So far this season, we’ve seen and we’ve learnt a lot from the last two gameweeks which makes wildcarding now in GW3, a lot easier.
A lot of teams and FPL assets have shown great promise and these are the teams and assets we’d be looking to add to our GW3 wildcard draft.
FPL assets from the likes of Man City, Arsenal, Leeds, Spurs, Newcastle have shown great promise and that’s why in this article, we’d be creating several GW3 wildcard drafts with some of the most in-form FPL assets.
Gameweek 3 wildcard draft templates: 5 at the back
Well, for our first GW3 wildcard draft, we’ve decided to go big at the back, with five defenders from last season’s top four. We’ve also doubled up on Chelsea defenders, with James and Cucurella.
The Chelsea full-backs have looked really impressive so far this season(James in particular) with both full-backs creating decent amount of chances from set-pieces and open-play.
It’s really hard to not add these Chelsea defenders into your wildcard draft and with Chilwell injured, Cucurella( £5.0) is a cheap way to get into the Chelsea defense.
We’ve then gone on to add Perisic who we think could start this weekend against Wolves. In midfield, we’ve gone for just two players in Mo Salah and Martinelli.
The forward position is another area in which we’ve invested heavily on. We’ve gone for three of the most in-form forwards in the game at the moment.
We’ve got Haaland who plays for one of the best attacking sides in the league, we’ve gone for Toney who is in superb form and has nice fixtures from now till gameweek 7 and lastly, we have Gabby Jesus who two of his next three fixtures are against newly promoted sides.
Cons of this GW3 wildcard draft
- One, we are relying so much on our first eleven because we don’t have a good enough bench
- The team lacks balance. Going for only two starting midfielders in the first 11 isn’t good enough balance.
- Going with 5 at the back has its own disadvantages. And that’s because defenders won’t always score and if their clean sheets are wiped out, you’re left with just one or two points.
Gameweek 3 wildcard draft templates: 5-3-2 GW3 wildcard draft
Here’s another wildcard draft you can consider if you’re looking to wildcard in gameweek 3. We’ve gone for the same back five and goalkeeper.
Haaland vs Kevin De Brunye FPL
The difference between this draft and the first one is in midfield and attack. In this 5-3-2 draft, we’ve decided to go for two premium midfielders and two budget forwards.
This was done in order to get some balance into this team. Kevin De Brunye is the other midfielder we added into this team and what can we say, he’s a player who would give you FPL points.
Haaland, as we’ve seen has not been playing full-time and that might be a concern for some FPL managers and if you’re one of them FPL managers who is bothered, then you can go for Kevin De Brunye.
Kevin De Brunye still remains Man City’s main man and he is always at the center of every good thing that happens in this Man City squad.
He has picked up more points than Haaland so far this campaign and swaping Haaland for Kevin De Brunye isn’t the worst thing to do.
Cons of the 5-3-2 GW3 wildcard draft
- We are relying so much on our first eleven because we don’t have a good enough bench
- Going with 5 at the back has its own disadvantages. And that’s because defenders won’t always score and if their clean sheets are wiped out, you’re went with just one or two points.
Gameweek 3 wildcard draft templates: 4-4-2 GW3 wildcard draft
In our search to find the right balance, we’ve arrived at this. A 4-4-2 GW3 wildcard draft. A draft that has a nice representation of FPL assets, a draft that has assets with nice fixtures and a draft with a bench full of starters.
This is a draft that you could use for a couple of gameweeks without making any transfers. We’ve gone for one premium FPL asset and that’s Mo Salah.
The beauty of doing this, is that it allows you get much better FPL assets that would be better value for money. As we all know, premium FPL assets are way more valuable when they’re captained and the fact that we can’t captain more than one, makes it hard for us to invest heavily in premium FPL assets.
Cons of the 4-4-2 GW3 wildcard draft
- One premium FPL asset could become a disadvantage because you’d always be tempted to captain just the one premium. Whereas, if you had two, you could easily rotate between the pair.
Gameweek 3 wildcard draft templates: 4-3-3 GW3 wildcard draft
Here’s our last and final GW3 FPL wildcard draft. This one however, is slightly different from the others. We’ve made three changes here, we have brought in Haaland, Gundogan and Kyle Walker.
The one player that’s a major scare here, is Gundogan. That’s because he is subject to rotation and Pep could easily replace him with Bernado.
Apart from his managed minutes, Gundogan is a really good FPL asset to have this season. Man City’s style of play has changed and Gundogan is one who is benefitting from this new look Man City.
In his last two games, Gundogan has taken up position much higher up the pitch and this is really good for us as FPL managers. Gundogan is a good differential pick and he is one player you can add to your GW3 wildcard draft.
Cons of the 4-3-3 GW3 wildcard draft
- Not going with a player as explosive as Joao Cancelo is a really big risk, one that could come back to bite us later in the future
- Gundogan is a major rotation risk and we do not have sufficient back-up cover in case he doesn’t start.
Feel free to check this post by ALLABOUTFPL : FPL GW3 Wildcard Team & Drafts To Consider | Wildcard Guide
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