REVEALED: The #FPL Team You Should Pick For ‘Wildcard Week 34’, Featuring Arsenal, Chelsea & Liverpool Stars
So we’re doing something a little different this week.
Instead of the usual array of five players to pick for the upcoming Gameweek, we’ll instead be honouring the fact that it’s Wildcard Week by giving you our recommendation for the rest of the season, on one of the final weeks you can use your wildcard for 2014/15.
Ready? Let’s go:
GOALKEEPERS: David Ospina, Boaz Myhill
We know that we don’t often like discussing goalkeepers here, but the rise of Arsenal’s David Ospina since replacing Wojciech Szczesny in the Gunners goal in January makes him difficult to ignore.
With Arsenal facing two matches in Gameweek 37 then he can be a man to trust stand between your sticks, with West Brom’s Boaz Myhill a cheap substitute and also guaranteed to play for his side.
DEFENDERS: Nacho Monreal, Jeffrey Schlupp, Branislav Ivanovic, Alberto Moreno, Aaron Cresswell
Four of our five featured defenders face Double Gameweeks between now and the end of the season, with Leicester’s Jeffrey Schlupp, Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno all in action twice over the coming week.
Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal has done well to displace Kieran Gibbs from the Gunners’ left-back spot this season, whilst Aaron Cresswell could be a beneficiary of West Ham’s somewhat kind run-in to the end of the season, and has been hugely impressive in his first Premier League campaign.
MIDFIELDERS: Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Andy King, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard
Double Gameweeks are again a key element of our midfield quintet, which is dominated by Liverpool and Chelsea players.
Your captaincy choices for this week should centre here, too, and perhaps a gamble on the Reds’ creator in chief Philippe Coutinho could pay off given that Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard face a tough game at Arsenal.
Jordan Henderson could also be a good left-field choice for the captain’s armband, whilst Leicester’s Andy King completes our five given that he’s scored twice in his last three games.
FORWARDS: Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Olivier Giroud
There are some players that you simply can’t ignore, however, and Harry Kane’s form this season means that he’s one of them.
The Tottenham forward faces a tough fixture at Southampton this weekend, and might find himself in the unusual position of being left on the bench by many Fantasy bosses, particularly if they’ve also got Sergio Aguero and Olivier Giroud to call upon.
Aguero has found his form again after struggling for a few weeks, whilst Giroud is now Arsenal’s main man after a terrific run of form, and the Frenchman has seen his ownership level rocket as a result.