The Wildcard chip can be used twice a season


The All Out Attack, Bench Boost and Triple Captain chips can each be used once a season and are played when saving your team on the my team page. They can be cancelled at anytime before the Gameweek deadline.

The Wildcard chip can be used twice a season, once in the first half of the season (before 31 Dec 14:00) and once in the second half of the season. The Wildcard chip is played when confirming transfers that cost points and can’t be cancelled once played.

it’s definitely worth looking into a United defender, given Mourinho has taken charge. Even under van Gaal they had a very good defensive record. However, it’s hard to say who will start. The safe bet is Shaw, he gives you assist potential and with that, bonus points potential for 1-0 wins.

As for Fonte, I’d wait to see how Southampton are under Puel – they got off to a terribad start last year, conceding 5 to Newcastle and Everton alone (that Everton game was a massacre). If you really want a Southampton defender, van Dijk is a higher goal threat for the same price.

Slightly biased but I think Austin or Long will be good value strikers at £6.5m (we’ll have to wait and see which one starts, Austin’s not played in 2016 due to injury).

In terms of premium strikers, Agüero is a must, much like the past two seasons (50 goals in 63 league appearances in that time). I wouldn’t even say he was that consistent in 2015/16, there were times where he went 3/4/5 games without scoring which isn’t ideal for the most expensive player in FPL. However, it’s always risky to not captain (let alone not pick) Agüero when City play against bottom half teams…I found this out the hard way by captaining Payet instead of Agüero when he notched 5 against Newcastle last season.

Finally sat down and spent a bit of time picking a first draft. I’m a little concerned about Spurs’ early fixtures and how they’ll perform given how many of their players went to the Euros…maybe I’ll switch Eriksen out for Firmino and then replace Sturridge with a different premium striker.

The problem, or at least my thought process in this situation was the fact that Bournemouth play attacking football – I have no idea how Southampton are going to shape up under Puel, both attacking wise and defensively.

That said, Wilson is more of a placeholder for a value rotation striker. 3-4-3 is generally my preferred formation, but after last season where there were very few consistent strikers and the abysmal Euros, I’m open to playing more defenders on a regular basis. Obviously we’ll have to see how the season pans out.

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