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Best FPL Wildcard squad

By The Scout 16 Sep 2022

The Scout says which players you should choose if playing your Wildcard in the next few Gameweeks

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Over 425,000 managers in Fantasy Premier League activated their Wildcard for the reduced Gameweek 8. 

The Scout takes a look at the next four to six Gameweeks and assembles a squad to take advantage of the schedule.

Nick Pope (NEW) £5.2m

Newcastle United’s No 1 has two double-figure hauls in his last five matches.

Danny Ward (LEI) £4.0m

He is the cheapest starting goalkeeper in 2022/23 Fantasy.

Ruben Dias (MCI) £6.0m

The Portuguese offers a secure route into Manchester City’s defence.

Ivan Perisic (TOT) £5.6m

Tottenham Hotspur’s wing-back has two assists and two clean sheets in his last five matches.

Kieran Trippier (NEW) £5.3m

The Newcastle right-back offers major potential at both end of the pitch.

Neco Williams (NFO) £4.1m

His total of 13 shots ahead of Gameweek 8 ranked top among defenders.

Emerson Palmieri (WHU) £4.0m

At a cost of £4.0m, he can be a handy budget defender for managers’ benches.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £12.2m

Man City’s playmaker has averaged 7.0 points per start in 2022/23.

James Maddison (LEI) £7.9m

Five of Leicester City’s next six matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

Wilfried Zaha (CRY) £7.2m

Crystal Palace’s talisman has four goals and 29 points in his previous four outings.

Gabriel Martinelli (ARS) £6.5m

The Brazilian’s 20 shots rank top among midfielders in Fantasy this season.

Lucas Paqueta (WHU) £6.0m

He produced 18 goals and 11 assists in the last two seasons in Ligue 1 for Lyon.

Erling Haaland (MCI) £12.0m

The Norwegian has averaged 11.2 points per match since joining Man City.

Ivan Toney (BRE) £7.2m 

Brentford’s forward is the second top-scoring player in Fantasy on 45 points.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL) £6.9m

His 27 shots and 15 shots on target ahead of Gameweek 8 ranked among the top two players this term. 

See: FPL experts on The Scout's Wildcard squad

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