Five gameweeks down and for FPL managers who are struggling to rack up FPL points, wildcarding in GW6 could be a very good strategy. It is a good time to wildcard because now we have enough details of how teams are looking to setup and what players are guaranteed starters and lastly, you now know what players are on form.
So, if you’re looking to wildcard this gameweek then our GW6 wildcard article would be of help to you. We’d create several wildcard teams so you can have enough places to draw inspiration from. We hope you enjoy it and find this article helpful.
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Some important things to keep in mind as you play your FPL wildcard in gameweek 6
- First, you want to try as much as possible to select players who 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 GW6 team.
- You want to try to have a solid bench, in case of rotations and injuries.
- You want to target players who play for teams with great fixtures – teams whose fixtures have good fixture difficulty ratings.
- You want to target in-form players.
Should You Wildcard In FPL GW6
Well, the answer to this question is, it depends on you and your 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 GW6 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 GW6 FPL wildcard team
To help you know the teams that have good fixtures, here is a really nice fixture difficulty rating graph from GW6 – 12. Fixture difficulty by – the official fantasy.premierleague site
Based on the fixture difficulty ratings from now until GW12, here are the teams and players you should be looking to target in your GW6 wildcard:
- Liverpool – Salah, Alisson, Robertson, Nunez
- Man United – Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund
- Spurs – James Maddison, Son, Kulusevski
- Newcastle – Botman, Schar, Trippier
- Aston Villa – Diaby, Cash
- Luton Town – Morris, Kabore
1. GW6 Wildcard Teams – Mo Salah Draft
Now that we know the teams to target, here is our GW6 wildcard team, it is a team you might want to consider and take inspiration from if you’re wildcarding this gameweek.
Here’s our first GW6 wildcard draft and this one is a Mo Salah draft. This wildcard team without a doubt looks pretty solid as we’ve got players with really great fixtures and players that are in pretty decent form.
The defenders we’ve gone for, are the ones with high clean sheet odds this week and defenders that can pop up with either assists or goals. In midfield, we’ve deployed the same tactic as we’ve gone for midfielders who are usually heavily involved in the attacks of their teams. Not only are they heavily involved, they are also expected to deliver high FPL points this week.
And up top, we’ve gone for the forwards that play for the best team and attacking side in the Premier League. Pep in his last press conference, said Alvarez is almost undroppable. For that reason, we’re comfortable having him in our side.
While this wildcard team is great, there are still some downsides to it. Having two premiums, means that the balance of the team isn’t great. The bench of this team isn’t the strongest and it won’t be one you’d be counting on.
However, this might not be an issue for you if your strategy isn’t dependant on having a strong bench.
2. GW6 Wildcard Teams – One Premium Wildcard Draft
This is our second GW6 wildcard team and this team has just one premium FPL asset and that’s Erling Haaland. The same strategy has been used only that we’ve brought in Rashford and Ferguson in this draft.
It is not a bad move to make as Rashford was pretty good against Brighton and was unfournate not to score and Ferguson we know plays for one of the best attacking sides in the league. We do think that this two could cover Salah as they to can be explosive.
We’ve also got 2.4 million in the bank and this is to allow you to make changes if you’re not satisfied with the players that you’ve got. This team also has the long-term in mind, this is what it’d look like in GW7:
And in GW8, you’d be having a team like this:
As you create your GW6 wildcard team, remember that our article is solely for inspirational purposes you can take part of both wildcard teams and create your own perfect gameweek 6 wildcard team.
Find out the top GW6 defender picks according to AI: AI’s Crystal Ball: 12 Defenders Set to Dominate FPL Gameweek 6
For more GW6 tips, check out our article: FPL GW6 Tips, Wildcard, Team Selection, Captain Transfers and Differentials
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