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Weekly Wildcards: 2015/16 Season Review

The pursuit of Fantasy Premier League glory never hinges on the success of key 'essential' players, instead finding a differential with very little player ownership can help drive your team up mini-leagues and the global points ladders. The Hype Train invested a great deal of time last season trying to unearth the FPL gems that lay just beneath the surface of our thinking, and we have taken the journey to review our efforts from the 2015/16 season. We're reviewing what worked, what didn't, the teams and players to rely on, and those to avoid. All aboard as we review a season of Weekly Wildcard picks.

Our Wildcard Mission Statement

Every week The Hype Train analyses the best wildcard options for your Fantasy Premier League teams. Historically weekly dream team’s comprise of mostly wildcard players whose selection falls under 5% of overall players, to which there is no doubt that their influence cannot be ignored. With such an abundance of points coming from the FPL’s hidden gems The Hype Train selects one player from each match in the upcoming Gameweek to decide who could be the differential for your teams.

To read and view each 38 Weekly Wildcard articles from the 2015/16 season now, click here, or on the Weekly Hype cover of Toby Alderweireld and Riyad Mahrez.

Week by Week Wildcard Points

From GW'S 1-38 we selected one player from each Premier League match. The player before the GW had less than 5% FPL ownership. If a player did not feature in the game, there was no replacement, hence the player being a wildcard entry. For a successful return of points, a player has to score 4 points or more. If a player manages 3 points or below, he has blanked.

Total Wildcard Points (GW1): 36 points

Gameweek 1 Average Points: 34 points

Luke Shaw (MUN): 6pts

Simon Francis (BOU): 2pts

Odion Ighalo (WAT): 6pts

Costal Pantilimon (SUN): 1pt

Patrick Bamford (CRY): 0pts

Andre Ayew (SWA): 10pts

Nacho Monreal (ARS): 0pts

Georginio Wijnaldum (NEW): 7pts

Charlie Adam (STK): 2pts

Boaz Myhill (WBA): 2pts

Total Wildcard Points (GW2): 43 points

Gameweek 2 Average Points: 44 points

Jordan Amavi (AVL): 2pts

Jay Rodriguez (SOU): 1pt

Mame Biram Diouf (STK): 6pts

Jermaine Defoe (SUN): 2pts

Bafetimbi Gomis (SWA): 6pts

Miguel Layun (WAT): 1pt

Dimitri Payet (WHU): 9pts

Wilfred Zaha (CRY): 2pts

Aleksandar Kolarov (MCI): 9pts

Joe Gomez (LIV): 5pts

Total Wildcard Points (GW3): 24 points

Gameweek 3 Average Points: 45 points

Adnan Januzaj (MUN): 3pts Rudy Gestede (AVL): 1pt Jamie Vardy (LEI): 5pts Wes Hoolahan (NOR): 2pts Jefferson Montero (SWA): 2pts Diafra Sakho (WHU): 5pts Willian (CHE): 1pt Pablo Zabaleta (MCI): 0pts Jurado (WAT): 3pts Jordan Ibe (LIV): 1pt

Total Wildcard Points (GW4): 49 points Gameweek 4 Average Points: 37 points

Georginio Wijnaldum (NEW): 1pt Jermaine Lens (SUN): 7pts Max Gradel (BOU): 5pts Kurt Zouma (CHE): 1pt Roberto Firmino (LIV): 2pts Bacary Sagna (MCI): 12pts Xherdan Shaqiri (STK): 2pts Tim Howard (EVE): 11pts Maarten Stekelenburg (SOU): 6pts Jonjo Shelvey (SWA/NEW): 1pt

Total Wildcard Points (GW5): 37 points Gameweek 5 Average Points: 41 points

John Terry (CHE): 1pt

Marko Arnautovic (STK): 2pts

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI): 3pts

Wes Hoolahan (NOR): 13pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 5pts

Salomon Rondon (WBA): 2pt

Dejan Lovren (LIV): 1pt

Costel Pantilimon (SUN): 3pts

Nathan Dyer (LEI): 5pts

Papiss Demba Cisse (NEW): 2pts

Total Wildcard Points (GW6): 41 points Gameweek 6 Average Points: 32 points

Theo Walcott (ARS): 2pts

Scott Sinclair (AVL): 1pt

Artur Boruc (BOU): 6pts

Odion Ighalo (WAT): 13pts

Jeffrey Schlupp (LEI): 0pts

Steven Naismith (EVE): 2pts

Eliaqium Mangala (MCI): 0pts

Yannick Bolasie (CRY): 1pt

John Ruddy (NOR): 5pts

Dusan Tadic (SOU): 2pts

Total Wildcard Points (GW7): 46 points Gameweek 7 Average Points: 43 points

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI): 7pts

Danny Drinkwater (LEI): 4pts

Daniel Sturridge (LIV): 13pts

Costel Pantilimon (SUN): 2pts

Virgil Van Dijk (SOU): 10pts

Bojan (STK): 2pts

Victor Moses (WHU): 1pts

Aleksandar Mitrovic (NEW): 2pts

Jason Puncheon (CRY): 2pts

Jonny Evans (WBA): 1pt

Total Wildcard Points (GW8): 18 points Gameweek 8 Average Points: 55 points

Pape Souare (CRY): 5pts Mame Biram Diouf (STK): 2pts Marc Pugh (BOU): 1pt Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 2pts Cameron Jerome (NOR): 2pts Adrian (WHU): 1pt Kurt Zouma (CHE): 0pts Daniel Sturridge (LIV): 2pts Antonio Valencia (MUN): 1pt Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 2pts

Total Wildcard Points (GW9): 45 points Gameweek 9 Average Points: 51 points

Daniel Sturridge (LIV): 0pts

Willian (CHE): 7pts

Carl Jenkinson (WHU): 8pts

Brendan Galloway (EVE): 1pts

Wilfried Bony (MCI): 16pts

Ryan Bertrand (SOU): 0pt

Steven Fletcher (SUN): 2pts

Theo Walcott (ARS): 3pts

Aleksandar Mitrovic (NEW): 6pts

Neil Taylor (SWA): 2pts

Gameweek 10 Average Points: 42pts Gameweek 10 Wildcard Points: 32pts

Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 8pts Bakary Sako (CRY): 2pts Craig Dawson (WBA): 6pts Glen Johnson (STK): 1pt Manuel Lanzini (WHU): 2pts Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain (ARS): 2pts Georginio Wijnaldum (NEW): 2pts Christian Eriksen (TOT): 5pts Wilfried Bony (MCI): 2pts Alberto Moreno (LIV): 2pts

Gameweek 11 Average Points: 56pts Gameweek 11 Wildcard Points: 33pts

James Milner (LIV): 2pts

Marcos Rojo (MUN): 8pts

Wilfried Bony (MCI): 2pts

Ayoze Perez (NEW): 2pt

Jefferson Montero (SWA): 2pts

Victor Moses (WHU): 1pt

James McClean (WBA): 2pts

Ramiro Funes Mori (EVE): 1pt

Cedric Soares (SOU): 7pts

Erik Lamela (TOT): 6pts

Gameweek 12 Average Points: 45pts Gameweek 12 Wildcard Points: 36pts

Glenn Murray (CRY): 0pts

Marc Albrighton (LEI): 2pts

Jonny Evans (WBA): 1pt

Kyle Naughton (SWA): 2pts

Maarten Stekelenburg (SOU): 7pts

Gerard Deulofeu (EVE): 5pts

Bojan (STK): 2pts

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 8pts

Moussa Dembele (TOT): 2pts

Adam Lallana (LIV): 6pts

Gameweek 13 Average Points: 55pts Gameweek 13 Wildcard Points: 41pts

Nathan Ake (WAT): 1pt

Asmir Begovic (CHE): 6pts

Brendan Galloway (EVE): 6pts

Danny Simpson (LEI): 10pts

Virgil Van Dijk (SOU): 2pts

Joshua King (BOU): 7pts

Joel Campbell (ARS): 1pt

Jordan Ibe (LIV): 1pt

Dele Alli (TOT): 5pts

Wilfried Zaha (CRY): 2pts

Gameweek 14 Average Points: 51pts Gameweek 14 Wildcard Points: 55pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 11pts Matt Ritchie (BOU): 2pts Connor Wickham (CRY): 8pts Shane Long (SOU): 7pts Patrick Van Aanholt (SUN): 15pts Danny Drinkwater (LEI): 2pts Heung-Min Son (TOT): 2pts Manuel Lanzini (WHU): 3pts Roberto Firmino (LIV): 3pts Wes Hoolahan (NOR): 2pts

Gameweek 15 Average Points: 51pts Gameweek 15 Wildcard Points: 24pts

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 0pts Costel Pantilimon (SUN): 2pts Mauro Zarate (WHU): 2pts Ryan Bertrand (SOU): 2pts Eder (SWA): 0pts Troy Deeney (WAT): 11pts Danny Rose (TOT): 2pts Cesc Fabregas (CHE): 2pts Alberto Moreno (LIV): 1pt Yannick Bolasie (CRY): 2pts

Gameweek 16 Average Points: 51pts Gameweek 16 Wildcard Points: 34pts

Nathan Redmond (NOR): 2pts Pape Souare (CRY): 6pts Wilfried Bony (MCI): 5pts Troy Deeney (WAT): 2pts Geoff Cameron (STK): 6pts Junior Stanislas (BOU): 7pts The Ox (ARS): 1pt James Milner (LIV): 2pts Dele Alli (TOT): 2pts Kurt Zouma (CHE): 1pt

Gameweek 17 Average Points: 59pts Gameweek 17 Wildcard Points: 34pts

Pedro (CHE): 9pts

Gerard Deulofeu (EVE): 2pts

Marouane Fellaini (MUN): 1pt

Paulo Gazzaniga (SOU): 2pts

Marko Arnautovic (STK): 2pts

Craig Dawson (WBA): 1pt

Daryl Janmaat (NEW): 2pts

Jordan Henderson (LIV): 2pts

Mauro Zarate (WHU): 1pt

Aaron Ramsey (ARS): 2pts

Gameweek 18 Average Points: 44pts Gameweek 18 Wildcard Points: 40pts

Glen Johnson (STK): 11pts Angelo Ogbonna (WHU): 1pt Glenn Murray (BOU): 2pts Troy Deeney (WAT): 8pts Christian Fuchs (LEI): 2pts Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 2pts Kyle Walker (TOT): 7pts Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 3pts Aleksander Mitrovic (NEW): 2pts Theo Walcott (ARS): 2pts

Gameweek 19 Average Points: 57pts

Gameweek 19 Wildcard Points: 28pts

Frazier Campbell (CRY): 0pts

Bojan (STK): 5pts

Robbie Brady (NOR): 3pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 4pts

Ayoze Perez (NEW): 2pts

Theo Walcott (ARS): 3pts

Loic Remy (CHE): 0pts

Shane Long (SOU): 2pts

Leonardo Ulloa (LEI): 1pt

Mamadou Sakho (LIV): 8pts

Gameweek 20 Average Points: 40pts

Gameweek 20 Wildcard Points: 31pts

Jordan Ibe (LIV): 2pts

Theo Walcott (ARS): 3pts

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 6pts

Ander Herrera (MUN): 2pts

Cuco Martina (SOU): 2pts

Fabio Borini (SUN): 1pt

Xherdan Shaqiri (STK): 2pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 2pts

Diego Costa (CHE): 10pts

Erik Lamela (TOT): 1pt

Gameweek 21 Average Points: 35pts Gameweek 21 Wildcard Points: 22pts

Jordan Ayew (AVL): 2pts

Andy Carroll (WHU): 1pt Rob Elliot (NEW): 1pt

Oscar (CHE): 2pts Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 6pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 1pt Ryan Shawcross (STK): 2pts Neil Taylor (SWA): 0pts Tiago Ilori (LIV): 0pts Christian Eriksen (TOT): 3pts

Gameweek 22 Average Points: 46pts Gameweek 22 Wildcard Points: 35pts

Jermaine Defoe (SUN): 2pts

Benik Afobe (BOU): 7pts

Gerard Deulofeu (EVE): 4pts

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 6pts

Enner Valencia (WHU): 2pts

Fraser Forster (SOU): 6pts

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 2pts

Roberto Firmino (LIV): 2pts

Joselu (STK): 2pts Troy Deeney (WAT): 2pts

Gameweek 23 Average Points: 43pts Gameweek 23 Wildcard Points: 37pts

Roberto Firmino (LIV): 18pts

Danny Rose (TOT): 2pts

Shinji Okazaki (LEI): 2pts

Jesse Lingard (MUN): 2pts

Charlie Daniels (BOU): 2pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 6pts

Salomon Rondon (WBA): 2pts

Pablo Zabaleta (MCI): 0pts

Leighton Baines (EVE): 1pt

Aaron Ramsey (ARS): 2pts

Gameweek 24 Average Points: 60pts Gameweek 24 Wildcard Points: 48pts

Sadio Mane (SOU): 3pts

Jordan Henderson (LIV): 2pts

Steven Naismith (NOR): 2pts

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 8pts

Michail Antonio (WHU): 11pts

Benik Afobe (BOU): 8pts

Jonathan Walters (STK): 2pts

Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 10pts

Gerard Deulofeu (EVE): 0pts Troy Deeney (WAT): 2pts

Gameweek 25 Average Points: 55pts Gameweek 25 Wildcard Points: 46pts

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 6pts Dieumerci Mbokani (NOR): 2pts

Mamadou Sakho (LIV): 1pt

Andros Townsend (NEW): 3pts

Kevin Wimmer (TOT): 7pts Aaron Lennon (EVE): 8pts Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 10pts

Fraser Forster (SOU): 6pts

Benik Afobe (BOU): 2pts Oscar (CHE): 1pt

Gameweek 26 Average Points: 41pts

Gameweek 26 Wildcard Points: 29pts

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (MUN): 1pt

Charlie Daniels (BOU): 5pts

Emmanuel Adebayor (CRY): 7pts

Aaron Lennon (EVE): 2pts

Adrian (WHU): 1pt Alberto Paloschi (SWA): 2pts

John Terry (CHE): 1pt

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 1pt James Milner (LIV): 8pts Kieran Trippier (TOT): 0pts

Gameweek 27 Average Points: 33pts

Gameweek 27 Wildcard Points: 30pts

Emmanuel Emenike (WHU): 1pt

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 9pts Fraser Forster (SOU): 1pt

Xherdan Shaqiri (STK): 7pts Troy Deeney (WAT): 2pts Saido Berahino (WBA): 7pts Aaron Ramsey (ARS): 1pt

Kevin Wimmer (TOT): 2pts

Gameweek 28 Average Points: 35pts Gameweek 28 Wildcard Points: 33pts

Joel Robles (EVE): 3pts

Charlie Austin (SOU): 1pt

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 1pt

Cesc Fabregas (CHE): 1pt

Whabi Khazri (SUN): 2pts

Danny Welbeck (ARS): 1pt Xherdan Shaqiri (STK): 9pts

Michail Antonio (WHU): 11pts

David Silva (MCI): 2pts

Marcus Rashford (MUN): 2pts

Gameweek 29 Average Points: 53pts

Gameweek 29 Wildcard Points: 45pts

Nacer Chadli (TOT): 0pts

Bertrand Traore (CHE): 9pts

Aaron Lennon (EVE): 8pts

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 6pts

Benik Afobe (BOU): 2pts

Ryan Bertrand (SOU): 1pt

Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 10pts

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 5pts

Yannick Bolasie (CRY): 2pts

Saido Berahino (WBA): 2pts

Gameweek 30 Average Points: 35pts Gameweek 30 Wildcard Points: 22pts

Jesus Navas (MCI): 3pts

Matt Ritchie (BOU): 5pts

Xherdan Shaqiri (STK): 1pt

Kevin Wimmer (TOT): 6pts

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 7pts

Gameweek 31 Average Points: 56pts

Gameweek 31 Wildcard Points: 32pts

Aaron Lennon (EVE): 2pts

Michail Antonio (WHU): 1pt

Christian Fuchs (LEI): 9pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 8pts

Ben Foster (WBA): 2pts

Leroy Fer (SWA): 3pts

Patrick van Aanholt (SUN): 2pts

Mamadou Sakho (LIV): 1pt

Gael Clichy (MCI): 2pts

Max Gradel (BOU): 2pts

Gameweek 32 Average Points: 47pts

Gameweek 32 Wildcard Points: 19pts

Gary Cahill (CHE): 0pts Danny Welbeck (ARS): 2pts Matt Ritchie (BOU): 2pts Timm Klose (NOR): 7pts

Philipp Wollscheid (STK): 1pt

Jermain Defoe (SUN): 2pts Adrian (WHU): 1pt Adam Lallana (LIV): 2pts Shane Long (SOU): 0pts Marcus Rashford (MUN): 2pts

Gameweek 33 Average Points: 56pts

Gameweek 33 Wildcard Points: 41pts

Manuel Lanzini (WHU): 2pts

Max Gradel (BOU): 1pt

Yannick Bolasie (CRY): 5pts

Fraser Forster (SOU): 2pts

Alexandre Pato (CHE): 2pts

Joel Robles (EVE): 14pts

Gael Clichy (MCI): 1pt

Danny Drinkwater (LEI): 8pts

Daniel Sturridge (LIV): 6pts

Kevin Wimmer (TOT): 0pts

Gameweek 34 Average Points: 79pts

Gameweek 34 Wildcard Points: 74pts

Yannick Bolasie (CRY): 10pts

Joel Robles (EVE): 6pts

Alex Iwobi (ARS): 6pts

Daniel Sturridge (LIV): 17pts

Marcos Rojo (MUN): 7pts

Samir Nasri (MCI): 5pts

Aleksandar Mitrovic (NEW): 5pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 0pts

Craig Dawson (WBA): 3pts

Andy Carroll (WHU): 15pts

Gameweek 35 Average Points: 39pts Gameweek 35 Wildcard Points: 32pts

Bojan (STK): 0pts

Shane Long (SOU): 12pts

Joshua King (BOU): 2pts

Mamadou Sakho (LIV): 0pts

Fabio Borini (SUN): 2pts

Leonardo Ulloa (LEI): 13pts

Danny Rose (TOT): 3pts

Gameweek 36 Average Points: 38pts

Gameweek 36 Wildcard Points: 44pts

Callum Wilson (BOU): 2pts

Andros Townsend (NEW): 10pts

Patrick van Aanholt (SUN): 2pts

Troy Deeney (WAT): 13pts

Andy Carroll (WHU): 5pts

Aaron Ramsey (ARS): 3pts

Adam Lallana (LIV): 0pts

Leonardo Ulloa (LEI): 2pts

Shane Long (SOU): 6pts

Danny Rose (TOT): 1pt

Gameweek 37 Average Points: 55pts

Gameweek 37 Wildcard Points: 44pts

Aaron Lennon (EVE): 3pts

John Terry (CHE): -2

Craig Cathcart (WAT): -1

Darren Randolph (WHU): 1pt

Steven Naismith (NOR): 5pts

Kevin Stewart (LIV): 9pts

Antonio Valencia (MUN): 8pts

Patrick van Aanholt (SUN): 17pts

Kelechi Iheanacho (MCI): 2pts

Connor Wickham (CRY): 2pts

Gameweek 38 Average Points: 30pts

Gameweek 38 Wildcard Points: 43pts

Jack Wilshere (ARS): 2pts

Daniel Drinkwater (LEI): 10pts

Leighton Baines (EVE): 15pts

Antonio Valencia (MUN): 5pts

Heung-Min Son (TOT): 1pt

Shane Long (SOU): 5pts

Diafra Sakho (WHU): 2pts

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 1pt

Vito Mannone (SUN): 0pts

Sheyi Ojo (LIV): 2pts

Total Wildcard Scorers

Troy Deeney (WAT) (P15) (77pts)

Christian Fuchs (LEI) (P10) (48pts)

Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) (P6) (43pts)

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI) (P9) (39pts)

Daniel Sturridge (LIV) (P5) (38pts)

Patrick Van Aanholt (SUN) (P4) (36pts)

Wilfried Bony (MCI) (P4) (25pts)

Roberto Firmino (LIV) (P4) (25pts)

Danny Drinkwater (LEI) (P4) (24pts)

Michail Antonio (WHU) (P3) (23pts)

Joel Robles (EVE) (P3) (23pts)

Xherdan Shaqiri (STK) (P5) (21pts)

Andy Carroll (WHU) (P3) (21pts)

Aaron Lennon (EVE) (P4) (21pts)

Yannick Bolasie (CRY) (P5) (20pts)

Shane Long (SOU) (P5) (25pts)

Odion Ighalo (WAT) (P2) (19pts)

Benik Afobe (BOU) (P4) (19pts)

Wes Hoolahan (NOR) (P3) (17pts)

Leonardo Ulloa (LEI) (P3) (16pts)

Kevin Wimmer (TOT) (P4) (15pts)

Fraser Forster (SOU) (P4) (15pts)

Marcos Rojo (MUN) (P2) (15pts)

Aleksandar Mitrovic (NEW) (P4) (15pts)

Leighton Baines (EVE) (P1) (15pts)

Antonio Valencia (MUN) (P3) (14pts)

Maarten Stekelenburg (SOU) (P2) (13pts)

Andros Townsend (NEW) (P2) (13pts)

Theo Walcott (ARS) (P5) (13pts)

Bacary Sagna (MCI) (P1) (12pts)

Virgil Van Dijk (SOU) (P2) (12pts)

Glen Johnson (STK) (P2) (12pts)

James Milner (LIV) (P3) (12pts)

Tim Howard (EVE) (P1) (11pts)

Pape Souare (CRY) (P2) (11pts)

Gerard Deulofeu (EVE) (P4) (11pts)

Andre Ayew (SWA) (P1) (10pts)

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) (P2) (10pts)

Georginio Wijnaldum (NEW) (P3) (10pts)

Danny Simpson (LEI) (P1) (10pts)

Diego Costa (CHE) (P1) (10pts)

Craig Dawson (WBA) (P3) (10pts)

Connor Wickham (CRY) (P2) (10pts)

Kevin Stewart (LIV) (P1) (9pts)

Pedro (CHE) (P1) (9pts)

Aleksandar Kolarov (MCI) (P1) (9pts)

Dimitri Payet (WHU) (P1) (9pts)

Bojan (STK) (P4) (9pts)

Bertrand Traore (CHE) (P1) (9pts)

Saido Berahino (WBA) (P2) (9pts)

Mamadou Sakho (LIV) (P4) (9pts)

Joshua King (BOU) (P2) (9pts)

Steven Naismith (NOR) (P3) (9pts)

Danny Rose (TOT) (P3) (8pts)

Costal Pantilimon (SUN) (P4) (8pts)

Mame Biram Diouf (STK) (P2) (8pts)

Willian (CHE) (P2) (8pts)

Carl Jenkinson (WHU) (P1) (8pt)

Christian Eriksen (TOT) (P2) (8pts)

Adam Lallana (LIV) (P3) (8pts)

Max Gradel (BOU) (P3) (8pts)

Aaron Ramsey (ARS) (P4) (8pts)

Diafra Sakho (WHU) (P2) (7pts)

Kyle Walker (TOT) (P1) (7pts)

Jermaine Lens (SUN) (P1) (7pts)

Cedric Soares (SOU) (P1) (7pts)

Brendan Galloway (EVE) (P2) (7pts)

Junior Stanislas (BOU) (P1) (7pts)

Dele Alli (TOT) (P2) (7pts)

Erik Lamela (TOT) (P2) (7pts)

Charlie Daniels (BOU) (P2) (7pts)

Emmanuel Adebayor (CRY) (P1) (7pts)

Matt Ritchie (BOU) (P2) (7pts)

Timm Klose (NOR) (P1) (7pts)

Manuel Lanzini (WHU) (P3) (7pts)

Asmir Begovic (CHE) (P1) (6pts)

Artur Boruc (BOU) (P1) (6pts)

Alex Iwobi (ARS) (P1) (6pts)

Bafetimbi Gomis (SWA) (P1) (6pts)

Luke Shaw (MUN) (P1) (6pts)

Geoff Cameron (STK) (P1) (6pts)

Jermaine Defoe (SUN) (P3) (6pts)

Samir Nasri (MCI) (P1) (5pts)

John Ruddy (NOR) (P1) (5pts)

Joe Gomez (LIV) (P1) (5pts)

Jamie Vardy (LEI) (P1) (5pts)

Nathan Dyer (LEI) (P1) (5pts)

Jefferson Montero (SWA) (P2) (4pts)

Wilfred Zaha (CRY) (P2) (4pts)

Marko Arnautovic (STK) (P2) (4pts)

Ayoze Perez (NEW) (P2) (4pts)

Jordan Ibe (LIV) (P3) (4pts)

Salomon Rondon (WBA) (P2) (4pts)

Jordan Henderson (LIV) (P2) (4pts)

Marcus Rashford (MUN) (P2) (4pts)

Fabio Borini (SUN): (P2) (3pts)

Leroy Fer (SWA) (P1) (3pts)

Ryan Bertrand (SOU) (P3) (3pts)

Cesc Fabregas (CHE) (P2) (3pts)

Sadio Mane (SOU) (P1) (3pts)

Adnan Januzaj (MUN) (P1) (3pts)

Robbie Brady (NOR) (P1) (3pts)

Jurado (WAT) (P1) (3pts)

Alberto Moreno (LIV) (P2) (3pts)

Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain (ARS) (P2) (3pts)

Mauro Zarate (WHU) (P2) (3pts)

Oscar (CHE) (P2) (3pts)

Jesus Navas (MCI) (P1) (3pts)

Danny Welbeck (ARS) (P2) (3pts)

Adrian (WHU) (P3) (3pts)

Gael Clichy (MCI) (P2) (3pts)

Heung-Min Son (TOT) (P2) (3pts)

Callum Wilson (BOU) (P1) (2pts)

Nathan Redmond (NOR) (P1) (2pts)

Kyle Naughton (SWA) (SWA) (2pts)

Alberto Paloschi (SWA) (P1) (2pts)

Neil Taylor (SWA) (P2) (2pts)

Kelechi Iheanacho (MCI) (P1) (2pts)

Steven Fletcher (SUN) (P1) (2pts)

Whabi Khazri (SUN) (P1) (2pts)

Cameron Jerome (NOR) (P1) (2pts)

Jack Wilshere (ARS) (P1) (2pts)

Matt Ritchie (BOU) (P1) (2pts)

David Silva (MCI) (P1) (2pts)

Dieumerci Mbokani (NOR) (P1) (2pts)

Daryl Janmaat (NEW) (P1) (2pts)

Sheyi Ojo (LIV) (P1) (2pts)

Jason Puncheon (CRY) (P1) (2pts)

Bakary Sako (CRY) (P1) (2pts)

Enner Valencia (WHU) (P1) (2pts)

Dusan Tadic (SOU) (P1) (2pts)

Shinji Okazaki (LEI) (P1) (2pts)

Jesse Lingard (MUN) (P1) (2pts)

Papiss Demba Cisse (NEW) (P1) (2pts)

Ben Foster (WBA) (P1) (2pts)

Simon Francis (BOU) (P1) (2pts)

Charlie Adam (STK) (P1) (2pts)

Boaz Myhill (WBA) (P1) (2pts)

Jordan Amavi (AVL) (P1) (2pts)

Paulo Gazzaniga (SOU) (P1) (2pts)

Victor Moses (WHU) (P2) (2pts)

James McClean (WBA) (P1) (2pts)

Marc Albrighton (LEI) (P1) (2pts)

Alexandre Pato (CHE) (P1) (2pts)

Jonny Evans (WBA) (P2) (2pts)

Joselu (STK) (P1) (2pts)

Moussa Dembele (TOT) (P1) (2pts)

Kurt Zouma (CHE) (P3) (2pts)

Ryan Shawcross (STK) (P1) (2pts)

Glenn Murray (CRY) (P2) (2pts)

Ander Herrera (MUN) (P1) (2pts)

Cuco Martina (SOU): (P1) (2pts)

Jordan Ayew (AVL) (P1) (2pts)

Jonathan Walters (STK) (P1) (2pts)

Leighton Baines (EVE) (P1) (1pt)

Rob Elliot (NEW) (P1) (1pt)

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (MUN) (P1) (1pt)

Marouane Fellaini (MUN) (P1) (1pt)

Joel Campbell (ARS) (P1) (1pt)

Emmanuel Emenike (WHU) (P1) (1pt)

Nathan Ake (WAT) (P1) (1pt)

Ramiro Funes Mori (EVE) (P1) (1pt)

Darren Randolph (WHU) (P1) (1pt)

Marc Pugh (BOU) (P1) (1pt)

Scott Sinclair (AVL) (P1) (1pt)

Dejan Lovren (LIV) (P1) (1pt)

Jonjo Shelvey (SWA/NEW) (P1) (1pt)

Jay Rodriguez (SOU) (P1) (1pt)

Philipp Wollscheid (STK) (P1) (1pt)

Miguel Layun (WAT) (P1) (1pt)

Rudy Gestede (AVL) (P1) (1pt)

Angelo Ogbonna (WHU) (P1) (1pt)

Charlie Austin (SOU) (P1) 1pt

Patrick Bamford (CRY) (P1) (0pts)

Nacho Monreal (ARS) (P1) (0pts)

Pablo Zabaleta (MCI) (P2) (0pts)

Jeffrey Schlupp (LEI) (P1) (0pts)

Eliaqium Mangala (MCI) (P1) (0pts)

Eder (SWA) (P1) (0pts)

Frazier Campbell (CRY) (P1) (0pts)

Loic Remy (CHE) (P1) (0pts)

Tiago Ilori (LIV) (P1) (0pts)

Kieran Trippier (TOT) (P1) (0pts)

Nacer Chadli (TOT) (P1) (0pts)

Gary Cahill (CHE) (P1) (0pts)

John Terry (CHE) (P3) (0pts)

Vito Mannone (SUN) (P1) (0pts)

Craig Cathcart (WAT) (P1) (-1)

Wildcard Scorers by Club

Arsenal

Theo Walcott (ARS) (P5) (13pts)

Aaron Ramsey (ARS) (P4) (8pts)

Alex Iwobi (ARS) (P1) (6pts)

Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain (ARS) (P2) (3pts)

Danny Welbeck (ARS) (P2) (3pts)

Jack Wilshere (ARS) (P1) (2pts)

Joel Campbell (ARS) (P1) (1pt)

Nacho Monreal (ARS) (P1) (0pts)

Aston Villa

Jordan Amavi (AVL) (P1) (2pts)

Jordan Ayew (AVL) (P1) (2pts)

Rudy Gestede (AVL) (P1) (1pt)

Scott Sinclair (AVL) (P1) (1pt)

Bournemouth

Benik Afobe (BOU) (P4) (19pts)

Joshua King (BOU) (P2) (9pts)

Max Gradel (BOU) (P3) (8pts)

Junior Stanislas (BOU) (P1) (7pts)

Charlie Daniels (BOU) (P2) (7pts)

Matt Ritchie (BOU) (P2) (7pts)

Artur Boruc (BOU) (P1) (6pts)

Callum Wilson (BOU) (P1) (2pts)

Matt Ritchie (BOU) (P1) (2pts)

Simon Francis (BOU) (P1) (2pts)

Marc Pugh (BOU) (P1) (1pt)

Chelsea

Diego Costa (CHE) (P1) (10pts)

Pedro (CHE) (P1) (9pts)

Bertrand Traore (CHE) (P1) (9pts)

Willian (CHE) (P2) (8pts)

Asmir Begovic (CHE) (P1) (6pts)

Cesc Fabregas (CHE) (P2) (3pts)

Oscar (CHE) (P2) (3pts)

Alexandre Pato (CHE) (P1) (2pts)

Kurt Zouma (CHE) (P3) (2pts)

Loic Remy (CHE) (P1) (0pts)

Gary Cahill (CHE) (P1) (0pts)

John Terry (CHE) (P3) (0pts)

Crystal Palace

Yannick Bolasie (CRY) (P5) (20pts)

Pape Souare (CRY) (P2) (11pts)

Connor Wickham (CRY) (P2) (10pts)

Emmanuel Adebayor (CRY) (P1) (7pts)

Wilfred Zaha (CRY) (P2) (4pts)

Jason Puncheon (CRY) (P1) (2pts)

Bakary Sako (CRY) (P1) (2pts)

Glenn Murray (CRY) (P2) (2pts)

Frazier Campbell (CRY) (P1) (0pts)

Patrick Bamford (CRY) (P1) (0pts)

Everton

Joel Robles (EVE) (P3) (23pts)

Aaron Lennon (EVE) (P4) (21pts)

Leighton Baines (EVE) (P2) (16pts)

Tim Howard (EVE) (P1) (11pts)

Gerard Deulofeu (EVE) (P4) (11pts)

Brendan Galloway (EVE) (P2) (7pts)

Ramiro Funes Mori (EVE) (P1) (1pt)

Leicester

Christian Fuchs (LEI) (P10) (48pts)

Danny Drinkwater (LEI) (P4) (24pts)

Leonardo Ulloa (LEI) (P3) (16pts)

Danny Simpson (LEI) (P1) (10pts)

Jamie Vardy (LEI) (P1) (5pts)

Nathan Dyer (LEI) (P1) (5pts)

Shinji Okazaki (LEI) (P1) (2pts)

Marc Albrighton (LEI) (P1) (2pts)

Jeffrey Schlupp (LEI) (P1) (0pts)

Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge (LIV) (P5) (38pts)

Roberto Firmino (LIV) (P4) (25pts)

James Milner (LIV) (P3) (12pts)

Kevin Stewart (LIV) (P1) (9pts)

Mamadou Sakho (LIV) (P4) (9pts)

Adam Lallana (LIV) (P3) (8pts)

Joe Gomez (LIV) (P1) (5pts)

Jordan Henderson (LIV) (P2) (4pts)

Jordan Ibe (LIV) (P3) (4pts)

Alberto Moreno (LIV) (P2) (3pts)

Sheyi Ojo (LIV) (P1) (2pts)

Dejan Lovren (LIV) (P1) (1pt)

Tiago Ilori (LIV) (P1) (0pts)

Man City

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI) (P9) (39pts)

Wilfried Bony (MCI) (P4) (25pts)

Bacary Sagna (MCI) (P1) (12pts)

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) (P2) (10pts)

Aleksandar Kolarov (MCI) (P1) (9pts)

Samir Nasri (MCI) (P1) (5pts)

Jesus Navas (MCI) (P1) (3pts)

Gael Clichy (MCI) (P2) (3pts)

Kelechi Iheanacho (MCI) (P1) (2pts)

David Silva (MCI) (P1) (2pts)

Pablo Zabaleta (MCI) (P2) (0pts)

Eliaqium Mangala (MCI) (P1) (0pts)

Man United

Marcos Rojo (MUN) (P2) (15pts)

Antonio Valencia (MUN) (P3) (14pts)

Luke Shaw (MUN) (P1) (6pts)

Marcus Rashford (MUN) (P2) (4pts)

Adnan Januzaj (MUN) (P1) (3pts)

Ander Herrera (MUN) (P1) (2pts)

Jesse Lingard (MUN) (P1) (2pts)

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (MUN) (P1) (1pt)

Marouane Fellaini (MUN) (P1) (1pt)

Newcastle

Aleksandar Mitrovic (NEW) (P4) (15pts)

Andros Townsend (NEW) (P2) (13pts)

Georginio Wijnaldum (NEW) (P3) (10pts)

Ayoze Perez (NEW) (P2) (4pts)

Daryl Janmaat (NEW) (P1) (2pts)

Papiss Demba Cisse (NEW) (P1) (2pts)

Rob Elliot (NEW) (P1) (1pt)

Norwich

Wes Hoolahan (NOR) (P3) (17pts)

Steven Naismith (NOR) (P3) (9pts)

Timm Klose (NOR) (P1) (7pts)

John Ruddy (NOR) (P1) (5pts)

Robbie Brady (NOR) (P1) (3pts)

Nathan Redmond (NOR) (P1) (2pts)

Cameron Jerome (NOR) (P1) (2pts)

Dieumerci Mbokani (NOR) (P1) (2pts)

Southampton

Shane Long (SOU) (P5) (25pts)

Fraser Forster (SOU) (P4) (15pts)

Maarten Stekelenburg (SOU) (P2) (13pts)

Virgil Van Dijk (SOU) (P2) (12pts)

Cedric Soares (SOU) (P1) (7pts)

Sadio Mane (SOU) (P1) (3pts)

Ryan Bertrand (SOU) (P3) (3pts)

Dusan Tadic (SOU) (P1) (2pts)

Cuco Martina (SOU): (P1) (2pts)

Paulo Gazzaniga (SOU) (P1) (2pts)

Jay Rodriguez (SOU) (P1) (1pt)

Charlie Austin (SOU) (P1) 1pt

Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri (STK) (P5) (21pts)

Glen Johnson (STK) (P2) (12pts)

Bojan (STK) (P4) (9pts)

Mame Biram Diouf (STK) (P2) (8pts)

Geoff Cameron (STK) (P1) (6pts)

Marko Arnautovic (STK) (P2) (4pts)

Charlie Adam (STK) (P1) (2pts)

Joselu (STK) (P1) (2pts)

Ryan Shawcross (STK) (P1) (2pts)

Jonathan Walters (STK) (P1) (2pts)

Philipp Wollscheid (STK) (P1) (1pt)

Sunderland

Patrick Van Aanholt (SUN) (P4) (36pts)

Costal Pantilimon (SUN) (P4) (8pts)

Jermaine Lens (SUN) (P1) (7pts)

Jermaine Defoe (SUN) (P3) (6pts)

Fabio Borini (SUN) (P2) (3pts)

Steven Fletcher (SUN) (P1) (2pts)

Whabi Khazri (SUN) (P1) (2pts)

Vito Mannone (SUN) (P1) (0pts)

Swansea

Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) (P6) (43pts)

Andre Ayew (SWA) (P1) (10pts)

Bafetimbi Gomis (SWA) (P1) (6pts)

Jefferson Montero (SWA) (P2) (4pts)

Leroy Fer (SWA) (P1) (3pts)

Kyle Naughton (SWA) (SWA) (2pts)

Alberto Paloschi (SWA) (P1) (2pts)

Neil Taylor (SWA) (P2) (2pts)

Jonjo Shelvey (SWA) (P1) (1pt)

Eder (SWA) (P1) (0pts)

Tottenham

Kevin Wimmer (TOT) (P4) (15pts)

Danny Rose (TOT) (P3) (8pts)

Christian Eriksen (TOT) (P2) (8pts)

Kyle Walker (TOT) (P1) (7pts)

Dele Alli (TOT) (P2) (7pts)

Erik Lamela (TOT) (P2) (7pts)

Heung-Min Son (TOT) (P2) (3pts)

Moussa Dembele (TOT) (P1) (2pts)

Kieran Trippier (TOT) (P1) (0pts)

Nacer Chadli (TOT) (P1) (0pts)

Watford

Troy Deeney (WAT) (P15) (77pts)

Odion Ighalo (WAT) (P2) (19pts)

Jurado (WAT) (P1) (3pts)

Miguel Layun (WAT) (P1) (1pt)

Nathan Ake (WAT) (P1) (1pt)

Craig Cathcart (WAT) (P1) (-1)

West Brom

Craig Dawson (WBA) (P3) (10pts)

Saido Berahino (WBA) (P2) (9pts)

Salomon Rondon (WBA) (P2) (4pts)

Boaz Myhill (WBA) (P1) (2pts)

James McClean (WBA) (P1) (2pts)

Ben Foster (WBA) (P1) (2pts)

Jonny Evans (WBA) (P2) (2pts)

West Ham

Michail Antonio (WHU) (P3) (23pts)

Andy Carroll (WHU) (P3) (21pts)

Dimitri Payet (WHU) (P1) (9pts)

Carl Jenkinson (WHU) (P1) (8pt)

Diafra Sakho (WHU) (P2) (7pts)

Manuel Lanzini (WHU) (P3) (7pts)

Mauro Zarate (WHU) (P2) (3pts)

Adrian (WHU) (P3) (3pts)

Enner Valencia (WHU) (P1) (2pts)

Victor Moses (WHU) (P2) (2pts)

Emmanuel Emenike (WHU) (P1) (1pt)

Darren Randolph (WHU) (P1) (1pt)

Angelo Ogbonna (WHU) (P1) (1pt)

Wildcard Appearances by Club

  1. Liverpool: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 = (31)

  2. Man City: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 38 = (26)

  3. Southampton: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38 = (25)

  4. West Ham: 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38 = (24)

  5. Leicester: 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 38 = (23)

  6. Stoke: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 30, 32, 35 = (21)

  7. Watford: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 31, 34, 36, 37 = (21)

  8. Bournemouth: 1, 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36 = (20)

  9. Tottenham: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 33, 35, 36, 38 = (20)

  10. Chelsea: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34 = (19)

  11. Everton: 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 37, 38 = (19)

  12. Arsenal: 1, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 27, 28, 32, 34, 36, 38 = (17)

  13. Crystal Palace: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 26, 29, 33, 34, 37 = (17)

  14. Sunderland: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 20, 22, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38 = (17)

  15. Swansea: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31 = (17)

  16. Newcastle: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 36 = (14)

  17. Man United: 1, 3, 8, 11, 17, 20, 21, 26, 28, 32, 34, 37, 38 = (13)

  18. West Brom: 1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17, 23, 27, 29, 31, 34 = (12)

  19. Norwich: 3, 5, 6, 8, 14, 16, 19, 24, 25, 32, 37 = (11)

  20. Aston Villa: 2, 3, 6, 21 = (4)

Wildcard Points by Club

  1. Liverpool: 5, 1, 2, 1, 13, 2, 0, 2, 2, 6, 1, 3, 1, 2, 2, 8, 2, 0, 2, 18, 2, 1, 8, 1, 2, 6, 17, 0, 0, 9, 2 = (121)

  2. Leicester: 5, 5, 0, 4, 2, 10, 2, 2, 1, 6, 2, 2, 6, 1, 9, 1, 5, 7, 9, 8, 13, 2, 10 = (112)

  3. Man City: 9, 0, 12, 3, 0, 7, 2, 16, 2, 2, 8, 0, 5, 2, 6, 6, 0, 8, 2, 6, 3, 2, 1, 5, 2, 1 = (110)

  4. Watford: 6, 1, 3, 5, 13, 1, 11, 11, 2, 8, 4, 2, 1, 2, 6, 2, 2, 8, 0, 13, -1 = (100)

  5. Everton: 11, 2, 1, 1, 5, 6, 2, 4, 1, 0, 8, 2, 3, 8, 2, 14, 6, 3, 15 = (94)

  6. Southampton: 1, 6, 2, 10, 0, 7, 7, 2, 7, 2, 2, 2, 2, 6, 3, 6, 1, 1, 1, 0, 2, 12, 6, 5 = (93)

  7. West Ham: 9, 5, 1, 1, 8, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 11, 1, 1, 11, 1, 1, 2, 15, 5, 1, 2 = (88)

  8. Swansea: 10, 6, 2, 1, 2, 2, 8, 2, 2, 0, 3, 0, 10, 10, 2, 10, 3 = (73)

  9. Bournemouth: 2, 5, 6, 1, 7, 2, 7, 2, 7, 2, 8, 2, 5, 2, 5, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2 = (72)

  10. Stoke: 2, 6, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 6, 2, 11, 5, 2, 2, 2, 2, 7, 9, 1, 1, 0 = (69)

  11. Sunderland: 1, 7, 3, 2, 2, 15, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 17, 0 = (62)

  12. Tottenham: 5, 6, 2, 5, 2, 2, 2, 7, 1, 3, 2, 7, 0, 2, 0, 6, 0, 3, 2, 1 = (58)

  13. Crystal Palace: 0, 2, 1, 2, 5, 2, 0, 2, 8, 2, 6, 0, 7, 2, 5, 10, 2 = (56)

  14. Chelsea: 1, 1, 1, 0, 7, 6, 2, 1, 9, 0, 10, 2, 1, 1, 1, 9, 0, 2, -2 = (53)

  15. Man United: 6, 3, 1, 8, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 7, 8, 5 = (48)

  16. Newcastle: 7, 1, 2, 2, 6, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 3, 5, 10 = (47)

  17. Norwich: 2, 13, 5, 2, 2, 2, 3, 2, 2, 7, 5 = (45)

  18. Arsenal: 0, 2, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 6, 3, 2 = (36)

  19. West Brom: 2, 2, 1, 6, 2, 1, 1, 2, 7, 2, 2, 3 = (31)

Wildcard Points Average by Club

  1. Everton: 94 points % 19 appearances = 4.947pts per game

  2. Leicester: 112 points % 23 appearances = 4.869pts per game

  3. Watford: 100 points % 21 appearances = 4.761pts per game

  4. Swansea: 73 points % 17 appearances = 4.294pts per game

  5. Man City: 110 points % 26 appearances = 4.230pts per game

  6. Norwich: 45 points % 11 appearances = 4.090pts per game

  7. Liverpool: 121 points % 31 appearances = 3.903pts per game

  8. Southampton: 93 points % 25 appearances = 3.72pts per game

  9. Man United: 48 points % 13 appearances = 3.692pts per game

  10. West Ham: 88 points % 24 appearances = 3.66pts per game

  11. Sunderland: 62 points % 17 appearances = 3.647pts per game

  12. Bournemouth: 72 points % 20 appearances = 3.6pts per game

  13. Newcastle: 47 points % 14 appearances = 3.357pts per game

  14. Crystal Palace: 56 points % 17 appearances = 3.294pts per game

  15. Stoke: 69 points % 21 appearances = 3.285pts per game

  16. Chelsea: 53 points % 19 appearances = 2.789pts per game

  17. Tottenham: 58 points % 20 appearances = 2.9pts per game

  18. West Brom: 31 points % 12 appearances = 2.583pts per game

  19. Arsenal: 36 points % 17 appearances = 2.117pts per game

  20. Aston Villa: 6 points % 4 appearances = 1.5pts per game

Team of the Season: Weekly Wildcards

In our 15 man squad we have taken the top points performers from our Wildcard differential articles from the 2015/16 season.

Goalkeepers (2)

Joel Robles (EVE) (P3) (23pts)

Fraser Forster (SOU) (P4) (15pts)

Defenders (5)

Christian Fuchs (LEI) (P10) (48pts)

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI) (P9) (39pts)

Patrick Van Aanholt (SUN) (P4) (36pts)

Leighton Baines (EVE) (P2) (16pts)

Kevin Wimmer (TOT) (P4) (15pts)

Midfielders (5)

Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) (P6) (43pts)

Roberto Firmino (LIV) (P4) (25pts)

Danny Drinkwater (LEI) (P4) (24pts)

Michail Antonio (WHU) (P3) (23pts)

Aaron Lennon (EVE) (P4) (21pts)

Forwards (3)

Troy Deeney (WAT) (P15) (77pts)

Daniel Sturridge (LIV) (P5) (38pts)

Wilfried Bony (MCI) (P4) (25pts)

Choosing a Wildcard Option

By Hype Train Chief Writer, @SamAustin45

Whenever we come to choosing our wildcards we have to remember the golden rule of the differentials: it doesn't actually matter who you pick.

If you look at the dream team points can strike at any moment from the most unlikely source, if you have a good feeling about a team or an individual player then act up on it. Most players available for selection are wildcards believe it or not and it comes as no surprise to us to see the weekly dream team filled with players you wouldn't have even considered as valid options. Choosing a wildcard is difficult because sometimes it feels like picking a name out of a hat, but there are some things that can make life easier. Just like every player you have to assess the risk of choosing the right option, and never be afraid to select a player because they aren't heavily owned, a differential can be the difference of winning the week and beating your opponent in a head-to-head encounter. Here are the things we always consider for any wildcard option.

1. Will he play and is he a regular starter?

2. Does the player risk rotation?

3. Are they playing out of position? 4. Do they possess any goal/assist potential? 5. Do they possess any defensive security?

6. Is the team they play for in good form?

7. What are their next five fixtures?

8. Do they have a bad disciplinary record?

The more questions you can answer the better the option for any player, some questions are more specific to the type of player (such as defensive points for strikers, or any goalkeeper) but on the whole it helps evaluate potential value assets to any fantasy team. We will take a few examples of wildcard options to show you the difference between a good wildcard option and a shakier option. We will use the same questions for both players. Christian Fuchs is our safe option, and Pedro of Chelsea is our other option who poses more risk if selected.

Christian Fuchs, Defender, Leicester City

1. Will he play and is he a regular starter? Definite starter.

2. Does the player risk rotation? No.

3. Are they playing out of position? No. 4. Do they possess any goal/assist potential? Yes. 5. Do they possess any defensive security? Yes.

6. Is the team they play for in good form? Yes.

7. What are their next five fixtures? N/A - Dependent

8. Do they have a bad disciplinary record? Medium

Pedro, Midfielder, Chelsea FC

1. Will he play and is he a regular starter? Potentially, but not guaranteed.

2. Does the player risk rotation? Yes.

3. Are they playing out of position? No. 4. Do they possess any goal/assist potential? Yes. 5. Do they possess any defensive security? No.

6. Is the team they play for in good form? Patchy, unpredictable.

7. What are their next five fixtures? N/A - Dependent

8. Do they have a bad disciplinary record? No.

As you can see from the examples above that you'd pick Christian Fuchs over Pedro any day, and half the art of the wildcard is making sure your player will actually turn up and play. Sometimes the more risk associated with a player can wield a massive reward, but other times not so much. Wildcards by their definition are volatile options and have the potentially to make your day great with a tonne of points, or disappointing with nothing to show. FPL managers should never pick up liabilities, sooner or later they will be dropped again so why waste the transfer. Plenty of people will know this after transferring in Pedro whose starts for Chelsea were scattered and largely fruitless. The range of considerations is off-putting and all FPL managers are guilty of occasionally over thinking simple situations, it just helps knowing what is and isn't an asset when it comes to picking players not trusted by the the larger FPL community. Being left cursing over a transfer is to be avoided, so picking wisely can help for purposes of consistency.

Dimitri Payet and Dele Alli were wildcards, they filled all the criteria, and eventually they were no longer deemed as wildcard options. Later in the season the same happened for Troy Deeney and Christian Fuchs. Finding the hidden gems that can perform is what every good FPL manager hopes to achieve, and you can add Gylfi Sigurdsson to that list of names who have floated as a wildcard until the end of the season.

There is always value and points to be found in the unknown, FPL managers are guilty of going for what is most popular when sometimes most popular never leads to most successful. A healthy mix of differentials are seen in every Gameweek winning team, and as proven by the weekly dream team you rarely find the popular picks dominating. Being bold and brave can reap rewards, and being smarter is better for the success of your team. How many of you removed Mesut Ozil when he went on his dry patch for fifteen weeks for Gylfi Sigurdsson when he came into form? Not many. Wildcards can wield power, and just like any available player you have to use that to build success.

Sam will return to Wildcard duty next season for The Hype Train. To read more about his experience of the FPL season, click here, or on the cover photo of Liverpool duo Firmino and Sturridge below.

A Thank You from The Hype Train

This first season for us as a team has been a rewarding experience. We've grown from nothing into a growing part of a vast FPL community. We've not the exposure of some other wonderful FPL sites and social media accounts, but we are confident that if we stay true to our values of quality and differential expertise, there is no bar too high for The Hype Train. Throughout the season we believe that we provided some of the best written, graphically appealing fantasy football articles that you'll find on the world wide web. We even had a brief period as guest writers for the heavily popular Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits).

In our first year alone our Twitter account has 1400+ followers, and since May 2015 we have amassed more than 1 million unique views. Our ad-free website has been visited by 5,000 unique visitors, and above all else we have enjoyed speaking to the many FPL addicts and football enthusiasts that interact with us. Our Hype Team always has room to grow, so if you are a football or review writer looking for some decent exposure, get in touch with us today. We're not hard too find, and friendly on the eyes.

So thanks for those who have boarded our vision, and we look forward to growing even more next season, with old and new faces alike.

All aboard.

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