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WEEKLY WILDCARDS 2016/17: End of Season Review

June 3, 2017

| The Hype Train |

Every week The Hype Train analysed the best wildcard options for your Fantasy Premier League teams over the course of the 2016/17 season. Historically weekly FPL Dream Team’s comprise of mostly wildcard players whose selection falls with a low selection percentage % 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 evaluates the differentials that sets your team apart with its Team of the Season review. All aboard.

 

 

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.​

 

To read the full Wildcard Season review, click here, or on cover stars Troy Deeney and Gylfi Sigurdsson below.

 

 

DIFFERENTIALS: WHAT IS A WILDCARD PLAYER?

The rules for the 2015/16 season were easy enough to follow. The only rule was that a player had be to selected by less than 5% of the FPL's populace. With 2016/17's price changes, and player selection trends, we have been forced to revise our rules on what constitutes a differential. After testing the waters with selection, there are just not enough differentials with the 2015/16 classification in each position, so we have introduced position specific rules regarding what is and isn't a wildcard/differential player in the FPL that we believe is representative to the game this season.

 

We set new boundaries for selection, and these rules listed below run throughout the 2016/17 FPL season.

 

Goalkeepers

- Any shot stopper outside of the top 5 selected. A differential Goalkeeper is now considered outside of the top bracket due to the overwhelming ownership selection % of the top 5 GKs for any one Gameweek.

- A GK's ownership must not exceed 10%

 

Defenders

- Due to the pricing structure, a differential Defender is the uncommon picks for any one side. There is one or two overwhelming options for most teams in the FPL that consume ownership percentage.

- We cannot pick the top 2 selected Defenders, unless they fall below 7% ownership. We can only pick the second most selected for the same reasoning. This ensures 2 wildcard options are available for all teams.

 

Midfielders

- Any Midfielder under 8% ownership is classified as a differential.

- Our percentage criteria of 8% is due to a greater wealth of premium midfielders. There is a monopoly of top midfielders for most Premier League clubs, leaving only a handful of Midfielders that provide differential options on a weekly basis.

 

Forwards

- We cannot pick the most highly selected Forwards in the FPL, most of which are over 10% player ownership. The exception is if the top selected Forward from any club falls below 9%.

- Our percentage criteria of 9% is high because there is already a monopoly of Forwards, and anything outside of that is considered to be a differential.

DIFFERENTIALS: GAMEWEEK PERFORMANCE (GW38)

Our scoring procedure is exactly the same as the FPL's, and each week a good barometer of success is whether or not our weekly selections outscore the average points for a Gameweek. Each week the results vary due to rotation, and unpredictable scorelines, which applies more so to differential players. We have an invested interest each and every week at finding the different players to make a difference, especially since it is easy to say Aguero or Kane will get on the score sheet.

 

See below for how our wildcard selections got on this past Gameweek.

 

Gameweek 38 Average Points: 58pts
Gameweek 38 Wildcard Points: 42pts

 

 

DIFFERENTIALS: SEASON PERFORMANCE

To help track our progress throughout the 2016/17 season, below you can check how our wildcard selections have done by week to week in the Fantasy Premier League.

 

Best Wildcard Week: GW37 - 74pts, 8 player returns

Worst Wildcard Week: GW10 - 24pts, 2 player returns

 

Average Points: 44 (1), 57 (2), 42 (3), 43 (4), 48 (5), 45 (6), 42 (7), 39 (8), 42 (9), 58 (10), 52 (11), 40 (12), 46 (13), 50 (14), 46 (15), 48 (16), 47 (17), 54 (18), 45 (19), 49 (20), 56 (21), 46 (22), 35 (23), 51 (24), 47 (25), 45 (26), 44 (27), 19 (28), 47 (29), 40 (30), 45 (31), 56 (32), 46 (33), 56 (34), 46 (35), 46 (36), 81 (37), 58 (38) = 1,811pts


Wildcard Points: 25 (1), 25 (2), 26 (3), 57 (4), 37 (5), 32 (6), 46 (7), 36 (8), 35 (9), 24 (10), 39 (11), 57 (12), 42 (13), 55 (14), 45 (15), 41 (16), 42 (17), 44 (18), 50 (19), 63 (20), 65 (21), 46 (22), 39 (23), 29 (24), 43 (25), 38 (26), 72 (27), 32 (28), 46 (29), 40 (30), 52 (31), 33 (32), 45 (33), 44 (34), 32 (35), 31 (36), 74 (37), 42 (38) = 1,624pts

 

 

Best Gamweek Wildcard Player(s)

GW1: Lukasz Fabianski (Burnley vs. Swansea) - 8pts

GW2: Michel Vorm (Spurs vs. Crystal Palace) - 7pts

GW3: John Terry (Chelsea vs. Burnley) - 6pts

GW4: Romelu Lukaku (Sunderland vs. Everton) - 17pts

GW5: Manuel Lanzini (West Brom vs. West Ham) - 7pts

GW6: Hueng-Min Son (Middlesbrough vs. Spurs) - 15pts

GW7: Troy Deeney (Watford vs. Bournemouth) - 9pts

GW8: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Arsenal vs. Swansea) - 9pts

          Callum Wilson (Bournemouth vs. Hull) - 9pts

GW9: Winston Reid (West Ham vs. Sunderland) - 14pts

GW10: Claudio Bravo (West Brom vs. Man City) - 6pts

            Yannick Bolasie (Everton vs. West Ham) - 6pts

GW11: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea vs. Everton) - 13pts

GW12: Harry Kane (Spurs vs. West Ham) - 13pts

GW13: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea vs. Crystal Palace) - 10pts

GW14: Christian Eriksen (Spurs vs. Swansea) - 18pts

GW15: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea vs. Sunderland) - 13pts

GW16: Divock Origi (Middlesbrough vs. Liverpool) - 11pts

GW17: Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland vs. Watford) - 15pts

GW18: Andy Carroll (Swansea vs. West Ham) - 8pts

            Troy Deeney (Watford vs. Crystal Palace) - 8pts

GW19: Andre Gray (Burnley vs Sunderland) - 17pts

GW20: Leighton Baines (Everton vs. Southampton) - 15pts

            Dele Alli (Spurs vs. Chelsea) - 15pts

            Olivier Giroud (Bournemouth vs. Arsenal) - 15pts

GW21: Marcos Alonso (Leicester vs. Chelsea) - 21pts

GW22: Andy Carroll (Middlesbrough vs. West Ham) - 13pts

GW23: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea vs. Southampton) - 13pts

GW24: Troy Deeney (Watford vs. Burnley) - 7pts

GW25: Manolo Gabbiadini (Sunderland vs. Southampton) - 13pts

GW26: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace vs. Middlesbrough) - 15pts

GW27: Fernando Llorente (Swansea vs. Burnley) - 13pts

GW28: Josh King (Bournemouth vs. West Ham) - 18pts

GW29: Manuel Lanzini (West Ham vs. Leicester) - 10pts

GW30: Heung-Min Son (Burnley vs. Spurs) - 7pts

            Leroy Sane (Arsenal vs. Man City) - 7pts

GW31: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal vs. West Ham) - 14pts

GW32: Jan Vertonghen (Spurs vs. Watford) - 6pts

            Eric Bailly (Sunderland vs. Man United) - 6pts

GW33: Phil Jagielka (Everton vs. Burnley) - 11pts

GW34: Phil Jagielka (West Ham vs. Everton) - 7pts

GW35: Christian Fuchs (West Brom vs. Leicester) - 8pts

            Wayne Rooney (Man United vs. Swansea) - 8pts

GW36: Christian Fuchs (Leicester vs. Watford) - 8pts

GW37: Gabriel Jesus (Man City vs. Leicester) - 8pts

            Leroy Sane (Man City vs. West Brom) - 11pts

GW38: Sam Vokes (Burnley vs. West Ham) - 8pts

            Ben Davies (Hull vs. Spurs) - 8pts

            Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea vs. Sunderlandl) - 8pts

 

 

Gameweek Wildcard History

GW1: 25 points, 2 player returns

Simpson (0), Fabianski (8), Townsend (2), Deulofeu (3), Friend (2), Tadic (2), Nolito (1), Callum Wilson (2), Lovren (0), Diego Costa (5)

 

GW2: 25 points, 1 player return

Targett (1), Kolarov (2), Lallana (2), Llorente (2), Vorm (7), Deeney (1), Rondon (2), Cazorla (3), Defoe (2), Kouyate (3)

 

GW3: 26 points, 2 player returns

Janssen (2), Terry (6), C. Benteke (2), Lukaku (2), Huth (4), Fonte (2), Holding (2), Abel Hernandez (2), Stuani (2), Otamendi (2)

 

GW4: 57 points, 5 player returns

Nolito (2), Mustafi (2), C. Wilson (6), Heaton (2), G. Ramirez (0), Bony (2), Antonio (13), Wijnaldum (5), Sigurdsson (8), Lukaku (17)

 

GW5: 37 points, 5 player returns

Oscar (2), Monreal (2), Huth (6), Bravo (6), Lanzini (7), Stekelenburg (-1), Rooney (1), Benteke (2), Tadic (6), Lloris (6)

 

GW6: 32 points, 2 player returns

Huth (-1), Bolasie (2), Matip (2), Hueng-Min Son (15), Chadli (1), Mandanda (1), Kolarov (1), Walcott (8), Lanzini (1), Deeney (2)

 

GW7: 46 points, 5 player returns

Christian Benteke (5), Karius (2), David Luiz (6), van Aanholt (7), Deeney (9), Downing (2), Rashford (2), Austin (2), Dele Alli (8), Iwobi (3)

 

GW8: 36 points, 4 player returns

Slimani (1), Sigurdsson (9), Callum Wilson (9), Nolito (6), Arnautovic (5), Danny Rose (0), Christian Benteke (-1), Deeney (2), Forster (2), Milner (3)

 

GW9: 35 points, 2 player returns

Dele Alli (2), Mustafi (5), Stekelenburg (1), Joe Allen (2), Huth (2), Sigurdsson (2), Reid (14), Matip (2), Austin (2), Moses (3)

 

GW10: 24 points, 2 player returns

Monreal (0), Smalling (0), Adama Traore (3), Alli (2), Deeney (2), Bravo (6), Christian Benteke (2), Bolasie (6), Redmond (2), Pieters (1)

 

GW11: 39 points, 3 player returns

Wilshere (2), Keane (1), Gundogan (3), Bony (2), Alonso (13), Kane (8), Fonte (1), Matip (2), Sigurdsson (5), Zieler (2)

 

GW12: 57 points, 6 player returns

Monreal (2), Zaha (6), Coleman (9), Karius (6), Martins Indi (2), van Aanholt (10), Musa (1), Kane (13), Alonso (6), Vokes (2)

 

GW13: 42 points, 5 player returns

Yaya Toure (2), Phillips (5), Simpson (4), Matip (6), Sigurdsson (10), Alonso (2), Deeney (2), Mustafi (1), Mata (2), Soares (8)

 

GW14: 55 points, 5 player returns

Pedro (1), Zaha (2), Eriksen (18), Glen Johnson (7), Anichebe (2), Phillips (9), Lanzini (2), Origi (6), Coleman (2), Valdes (6)

 

GW15: 45 points, 5 player returns

Deeney (2), Monreal (2), Ake (1), Benteke (6), Sigurdsson (13), David Silva (5), Alonso (6), Rose (1), Bertrand (0), Origi (9)

 

GW16: 41 points, 5 player returns

Slimani (1), Gabriel (1), Origi (11), Alonso (7), Randolph (8), Zaha (2), Iheanacho (0), Lloris (8), Arnautovic (-2), Phillips (5)

 

GW17: 42 points, 4 player returns

Alonso (6), Llorente (2), Glen Johnson (0), van Aanholt (15), Cresswell (7), Phillips (2), Boufal (1), Oxlade-Chamberlain (1), Lloris (2), Mignolet (6)

 

GW18: 44 points, 5 player returns

Deeney (8), Monreal (1), Andre Gray (7), Alonso (6), Slimani (2), Phil Jones (2), Carroll (8), David Silva (6), Mignolet (2), Jay Rodriguez (2)

 

GW19: 50 points, 5 player returns

Mirallas (6), Gray (17), Alonso (3), Ayew (2), Jones (0), Forster (1), Ake (8), Milner (3), Lloris (2), Giroud (8)

 

GW20: 63 points, 5 player returns

Valdes (0), Baines (15), David Silva (0), Klavan (1), Brunt (8), Carroll (1), Giroud (15), Townsend (1), Pieters (7), Alli (15)

 

GW21: 65 points, 6 player returns

Vertonghen (6), Gray (2), Stanislas (7), Grant (2), Sigurdsson (2), Deeney (1), Carroll (5), Alonso (21), Barkley (9), Milner (10)

 

GW22: 46 points, 5 player returns

Mignolet (1), Stanislas (2), Barkley (3), Carroll (13), Arnautovic (2), Dawson (6), Wimmer (0), Yoshida (6), Mustafi (7), David Luiz (6)

 

GW23: 39 points, 4 player returns

Ozil (2), Stanislas (2), Gray (2), Brunt (2), Lloris (0), Sigurdsson (13), Milner (4), De Bruyne (8), Phil Jones (1), Coleman (5)

 

GW24: 29 points, 3 player returns

David Luiz (2), van Aanholt (0), Tom Davies (1), Milner (1), Jack Stephens (1), Deeney (7), Chadli (6), Ben Davies (6), Sane (2), Schmeichel (3)

 

GW25: 43 points, 4 player returns

Rannochia (0), Mkhitaryan (3), Robles (7), Crouch (2), Gabbiadini (13), Chadli (6), Wijnaldum (7), David Luiz (2), Llorente (2), Gabriel Jesus (1)

 

GW26: 38 points, 4 player returns (from 8 matches)

David Luiz (1), van Aanholt (15), Robles (6), Markovic (0), Chadli (5), Deeney (9), Heung-Min Son (1), Matip (1)

 

GW27: 72 points, 9 player returns (from 11 matches)

Bailly (0), Fuchs (9), Martins Indi (6, 6), Llorente (13), Gabbiadini (5), Chadli (2), Wijnaldum (8), Davies (5), Sane (10, 2), Pedro (6)

 

GW28: 32 points, 3 player returns (from 4 matches)

Josh King (18), Robles (6), Llorente (1), Wijnaldum (7)

 

GW29: 46 points, 5 player returns

Mustafi (1), Mamadou Sakho (9), Robles (6), David Luiz (7), Andre Gray (2), Lanzini (10), Josh King (8), Mkhitaryan (0), Gabbiadini (1), Wijnaldum (2)

 

GW30: 40 points, 6 player returns

Wijnaldum (2), Rojo (5), David Luiz (0), Carroll (6), Deeney (0), Fuchs (5), Son (7), Tadic (3), Mawson (5), Sane (7)

 

GW31: 52 points, 6 player returns

Keane (9), Fuchs (7), Holebas (6), Robles (1), Ozil (14), Niasse (6), Bertrand (0), Vertonghen (2), Sane (2), Wijnaldum (5)

 

GW32: 33 points, 4 player returns

Vertonghen (6), De Bruyne (0), Keane (5), Origi (2), Redmond (3), Lanzini (2), David Luiz (2), Bailly (6), Barkley (5), Ozil (2)

 

GW33: 45 points, 5 player returns

Vertonghen (6), Christian Benteke (6), Jagielka (11), Berahino (1), Carroll (5), Niang (2), Sane (8), Wijnaldum (3), David Luiz (1), Monreal (2)

 

GW34: 44 points, 5 player returns (from 11 matches)

Afobe (6), Niasse (-2), Shaqiri (2), Jagielka (7), Bailly (6, 6), Wijnaldum (3), Pedro (4), Ozil (3), Barragan (0, 0), Townsend (2, 2), De Bruyne (3)

 

GW35: 32 points, 3 player returns

Gabbiadini (1), Arnautovic (3), Afobe (1), Fuchs (8), Townsend (2), Rooney (8), Barkley (2), Sane (3), Ozil (2), Deeney (2)

 

GW36: 31 points, 2 player returns (from 11 matches)

Vertonghen (2), Jesus (5), Artur Boruc (1), Keane (0), Markovic (3), Fuchs (8), Jagielka (2), Wijnaldum (3), Ozil (3), Pedro (3), Ryan Bertrand (1)

 

GW37: 74 points, 8 player returns (from 15 matches)

Gomes (3, 1), David Luiz (8, 0), Jesus (8, 11), Adam Smith (2), Yoshida (2, 7), Llorente (8), Monreal (2, 5), van Aanholt (6), Sturridge (7), Vertonghen (2, 2)

 

GW38: 42 points, 5 player returns

Holding (1), Vokes (8), Fabregas (8), Ben Davies (8), Benalouane (0), Sturridge (5), Tuanzebe (6), Forster (2), Federico Fernandez (1), David Silva (3)

 

 

WILDCARDS: HALL OF FAME

To honour the exceptional diamonds in the rough, below is a a Hall of Fame highlighting last season's top performing wildcards, as well as the best individual points returners from this season.

 

2015/16: Top 5 Wildcards
1 - Troy Deeney (WAT) (P15) (77pts)
2 - Christian Fuchs (LEI) (P10) (48pts)
3 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) (P6) (43pts)
4 - Nicolas Otamendi (MCI) (P9) (39pts)
5 - Daniel Sturridge (LIV) (P5) (38pts)

 

FPL Wildcards: Our Best Individual Wildcard Points Returns

1 - Marcos Alonso (Chelsea): 21pts (GW21)

2 - Christian Eriksen (Spurs): 18pts (GW14)

2 - Josh King (Bournemouth): 18pts (GW28)

4 - Romelu Lukaku (Everton): 17pts (GW4)

4 - Andre Gray (Burnley): 17pts (GW19)

6 - Hueng-Min Son (Spurs): 15pts (GW6)

6 - Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland): 15pts (GW17)

6 - Leighton Baines (Everton) - 15pts (GW20)

6 - Dele Alli (Spurs) - 15pts (GW20)

6 - Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) - 15pts (GW20)

6 - Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace): 15pts (GW26)

 

 

FPL DREAM TEAM ANALYSIS: GAMEWEEK 38

Wildcards: Butland, Kompany, Cameron, Mitchell, Ayew, Wanyama, Pogba

Non Wildcards: Wijnaldum, Kane, Aguero, Llorente

 

Points achieved by Wildcards: 80

Points achieved by Non-Wildcards: 59pts

 

 

Weekly Wildcards 2016/17: Club by Club Points Breakdown

With the final Gameweek in the bag, now begins the process of breaking down the points we acquired, what teams were selected most, and who were the reliable players. We'll start by doing a general breakdown of how many times each club were selected, and the number of points each player managed throughout the season.

 

Arsenal

Times Selected: 27

Players Picked: 10

FPL Returns: 7 returns, 20 blanks

Overall Points: 100pts

Player Breakdown:

Mesut Ozil - 6 appearances, 1 return, 5 blanks, 26 points (2 - 14 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3)

Olivier Giroud - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 23 points (8 - 15)

Shkodran Mustafi - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 16 points (2 - 5 - 1 - 7 - 1)

Nacho Monreal - 7 appearances, 1 return, 6 blanks, 16 points (2 - 0 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - {2-5})

Theo Walcott - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Santi Cazorla - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Alex Iwobi - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Rob Holding - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (2 - 1)

Gabriel - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

 

Bournemouth

Times Selected: 15

Players Picked: 8

FPL Returns: 7 returns, 8 blanks

Overall Points: 75pts

Player Breakdown:

Josh King - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 26 points (18 - 8)

Callum Wilson - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 17 points (2 - 6 - 9)

Junior Stanislas - 3 appearances. 1 return, 2 blanks, 11 points (7 - 2 - 2)

Nathan Ake - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 9 points (1 - 8)

Benik Afobe - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 7 points (6 - 1)

Adam Smith - 1 appearances, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Jack Wilshere - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Artur Boruc - 1 appearances, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

 

Burnley

Times Selected: 12

Players Picked: 4

FPL Returns: 5 returns, 7 blanks

Overall Points: 57pts

Player Breakdown:

Andre Gray - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 30 points (7 - 17 - 2 - 2 - 2)

Michael Keane  - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 15 points (1 - 9 - 5 - 0)

Sam Vokes - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 10 points (2 - 8)

Tom Heaton - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

 

Chelsea

Times Selected: 28

Players Picked: 8

FPL Returns: 17 returns, 11 blanks

Overall Points: 143pts

Player Breakdown:

Marcos Alonso - 9 appearances, 8 returns, 1 blank, 70 points (13 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 3 - 21)

David Luiz - 10 appearances, 4 returns, 6 blanks, 35 points (6 - 6 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 7 - 0 - 2 - 1 - {8,0})

Pedro - 4 appearance, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 14 points (1 - 6 - 4 - 3)

Cesc Fabregas - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

John Terry - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

Diego Costa - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 5 points (5)

Victor Moses - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Oscar - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

 

Crystal Palace

Times Selected: 19

Players Picked: 6

FPL Returns: 7 returns, 12 blanks

Overall Points: 72pts

Player Breakdown:

Christian Benteke - 7 appearances, 3 returns, 4 blanks, 22 points (2 - 2 - 5 - -1 - 2 - 6 - 6)

Patrick van Aanholt - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 21 points (0 - 15 - 6)

Wilfried Zaha - 3 appearances, 1 return, 2 blanks, 10 points (6 - 2 - 2)

Mamadou Sakho - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 9 points (9)

Andros Townsend - 4 appearance, 0 returns, 4 blanks, 9 points (2 - 1 - {2,2} - 2)

Steve Mandanda - 1 appearance, 0 blanks, 1 return, 1 point (1)

 

Everton

Times Selected: 25

Players Picked: 11

FPL Returns: 14 returns, 11 blanks

Overall Points: 133pts

Player Breakdown:

Joel Robles - 5 appearances, 4 returns, 1 blank, 26 points (7 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 1)

Phil Jagielka - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 20 points (11 - 7 - 2)

Romelu Lukaku - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 19 points (2 - 17)

Ross Barkley - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 19 points (9 - 3 - 5 - 2)

Seamus Coleman - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 16 points (9 - 2 - 5)

Leighton Baines - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 15 points (15)

Yannick Bolasie - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 8 points (2 - 6)

Kevin Mirallas - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

Gerard Deulofeu - 1 appearance, 1 return, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Tom Davies - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Maarten Stekelenburg - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 0 points (-1 - 1)

 

Hull

Times Selected: 6

Players Picked: 4

FPL Returns: 1 return, 5 blanks

Overall Points: 9pts

Player Breakdown:

Oumar Niasse - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 4 points (6 - -2)

Lazar Markovic - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (0 - 3)

Abel Hernandez - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Andrea Rannochia - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

 

Leicester

Times Selected: 18

Players Picked: 8

FPL Returns: 8 returns, 10 blanks

Overall Points: 62pts

Player Breakdown:

Christian Fuchs - 5 appearances, 5 returns, 0 blanks, 37 points (9 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 8)

Robert Huth - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 11 points (4 - 6 - -1 - 2)

Danny Simpson - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 4 points (0 - 4)

Islam Slimani - 3 appearances, 0 returns, 3 blanks, 4 points (1 - 1 - 2)

Kasper Schmeichel - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Robert Zieler - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Ahmed Musa - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Yohan Benalouane - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

 

Liverpool

Times Selected: 34

Players Picked: 10

FPL Returns: 15 returns, 19 blanks

Overall Points: 139pts

Player Breakdown:

Gini Wijnaldum - 10 appearances, 5 returns, 5 blanks, 45 points (5 - 7 - 8 - 7 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 3)

Divock Origi - 4 appearances, 3 returns, 1 blank, 28 points (6 - 9 - 11 - 2)

James Milner - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 21 points (3 - 3 - 10 - 4 - 1)

Joel Matip - 5 appearances, 1 returns, 4 blanks, 13 points (2 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 1)

Daniel Sturridge - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 12 points (7 - 5)

Simon Mignolet - 3 appearances, 1 return, 2 blanks, 9 points (6 - 2 - 1)

Loris Karius - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 8 points (2 - 6)

Adam Lallana - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Ragnar Klavan - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Dejan Lovren - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

 

Man City

Times Selected: 27

Players Picked: 11

FPL Returns: 11 returns, 16 blanks

Overall Points: 115pts

Player Breakdown:

Leroy Sane - 6 appearances, 3 returns, 3 blanks, 34 points (2 - {10,2} - 2 - 7 - 8 - 3)

Gabriel Jesus - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 25 points (1 - 5 - {8,11})

David Silva - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 14 points (5 - 6 - 0 - 3)

Claudio Bravo - 2 appearances, 2 returns. 0 blanks, 12 points (6 - 6)

Kevin De Bruyne - 3 appearances, 1 return, 2 blanks, 11 points 1 (8 - 0 - 3)

Nolito - 3 appearances, 1 returns, 2 blanks, 9 points (1 - 2 - 6)

Ilkay Gundogan - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Aleksander Kolarov - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (2 - 1)

Nicholas Otamendi - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Yaya Toure - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Kelechi Iheanacho- 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

 

Man United

Times Selected: 15

Players Picked: 9

FPL Returns: 5 returns, 10 blanks

Overall Points: 49pts

Player Breakdown:

Eric Bailly - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 18 points (0 - 6 - {6,6})

Wayne Rooney - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 9 points (1 - 8)

Axel Tuanzebe - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

Marcos Rojo - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 5 points (5)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (3 - 0)

Phil Jones - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (2 - 0 - 1)

Marcus Rashford - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Juan Mata - 1 appearances, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Chris Smalling - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

 

Middlesbrough

Times Selected: 8

Players Picked: 9

FPL Returns: 1 return, 7 blanks

Overall Points: 15pts

Player Breakdown:

Victor Valdes - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 6 points (6 - 0)

Adama Traore - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

George Friend - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Cristhian Stuani - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Stewart Downing - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Gaston Ramirez - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

Antonio Barragan - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points ({0,0})

 

Southampton

Times Selected: 25

Players Picked: 13

FPL Returns: 6 returns, 19 blanks

Overall Points: 76pts

Player Breakdown:

Manolo Gabbiadini - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 20 points (13 - 5 - 1 - 1)

Maya Yoshida - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 15 points (6 - {2,7})

Dusan Tadic - 3 appearances, 1 return, 2 blanks, 11 points (2 - 6 - 3)

Cedric Soares - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Nathan Redmond - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 5 points (2 - 3)

Fraser Forster - 3 appearances, 0 returns, 3 blanks, 5 points (2 - 1 - 2)

Charlie Austin - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 4 points (2 - 2)

Jose Fonte - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Jay Rodriguez - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Sofiane Boufal - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Jack Stephens - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Matt Targett  - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Ryan Bertrand - 3 appearances, 0 returns, 3 blanks, 1 point (0 - 0 - 1)

 

Stoke City

Times Selected: 17

Players Picked: 10

FPL Returns: 4 returns, 13 blanks

Overall Points: 54pts

Player Breakdown:

Bruno Martins Indi - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 14 points (2 - {6,6})

Marko Arnautovic - 4 appearances, 1 return, 3 blanks, 8 points (5 - -2 - 2 - 3)

Erik Pieters - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 8 points (1 - 7)

Glen Johnson - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 7 points (7 - 0)

Wilfried Bony - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 4 points (2 - 2)

Joe Allen - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Lee Grant - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Peter Crouch - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Xherdan Shaqiri - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Saido Berahino - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

 

Sunderland

Times Selected: 5

Players Picked: 3

FPL Returns: 2 returns, 3 blanks

Overall Points: 38pts

Player Breakdown:

Patrick van Aanholt - 3 appearances, 3 returns, 0 blanks, 34 points (7 - 10 - 17)

Jermain Defoe - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Victor Anichebe - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

 

Swansea

Times Selected: 17

Players Picked: 5

FPL Returns: 9 returns, 8 blanks

Overall Points: 104pts

Player Breakdown:

Gylfi Sigurdsson - 8 appearances, 5 returns, 3 blanks, 62 points (8 - 9 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 2 - 13)

Fernando Llorente - 6 appearances, 2 returns, 4 blanks, 28 points (2 - 2 - 2 - 13 - 1 - 8)

Lukasz Fabianski - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Alfie Mawson - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 5 points (5)

Federico Fernandez - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

 

Spurs

Times Selected: 29

Players Picked: 11

FPL Returns: 16 returns, 13 blanks

Overall Points: 162pts

Player Breakdown:

Jan Vertonghen  - 6 appearances, 3 returns, 3 blanks, 26 points (6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 2 - {2-2})

Son Heung-min - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 25 points (15 - 2 - 1 - 7)

Dele Alli - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 25 points (8 - 2 - 15)

Harry Kane - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 21 points (8 - 13)

Ben Davies - 3 appearances, 3 returns, 0 blanks, 19 points (6 - 5 - 8)

Christian Eriksen - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 18 points (18)

Hugo Lloris - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 18 points (6 - 8 - 2 - 2 - 0)

Michel Vorm - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 7 points (7)

Vincent Janssen - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Danny Rose - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 1 point (0 - 1)

Kevin Wimmer - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

 

Watford

Times Selected: 16

Players Picked: 4

FPL Returns: 5 returns, 11 blanks

Overall Points: 59pts

Player Breakdown:

Troy Deeney - 13 appearances, 4 returns, 9 blanks, 47 points (1 - 2 - 9 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 8 - 1 - 7 - 9 - 0 - 2)

Jose Holebas - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

Heurelho Gomes - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank 4 points ({3,1})

M'Baye Niang - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

 

West Brom

Times Selected: 13

Players Picked: 5

FPL Returns: 8 returns, 5 blanks

Overall Points: 59pts

Player Breakdown:

Matt Phillips - 4 appearances, 3 returns, 1 blank, 21 points (5 - 9 - 5 - 2)

Nacer Chadli - 5 appearances, 3 returns, 2 blanks, 20 points (1 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 2)

Chris Brunt - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 10 points (8 - 2)

Craig Dawson - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

Salomon Rondon - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

 

West Ham

Times Selected: 18

Players Picked: 9

FPL Returns: 11 returns, 7 blanks

Overall Points: 98pts

Player Breakdown:

Andy Carroll - 6 appearances, 5 returns, 1 blank, 38 points (8 - 1 - 5 - 13 - 6 - 5)

Manuel Lanzini - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 22 points (7 - 1 - 2 - 10 - 2)

Winston Reid - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 14 points (14)

Michail Antonio - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 13 points (13)

Darren Randolph - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Aaron Cresswell - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 7 points (7)

Cheikhou Kouyate - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blanks, 3 points (3)

 

Andre Ayew - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Jose Fonte - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

 

 

Weekly Wildcards 2016/17: Player Points Table

With all of the the 20 clubs now catalogued, let's do an overall points breakdown for how the Wildcards rate overall in a points table. If players end up on the same number of points, the player with more returns will finish higher. If the number of returns is the same for two players, the few appearances will finish higher.

 

Only two players featured for two different teams - Patrick van Aanholt (CRY & SUN) and Jose Fonte (SOU & WHU).

 

Player Points Table

Marcos Alonso (CHE) - 9 appearances, 8 returns, 1 blank, 70 points (13 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 3 - 21)

Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) - 8 appearances, 5 returns, 3 blanks, 62 points (8 - 9 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 2 - 13)

Patrick van Aanholt (CRY & SUN) - 6 appearances, 5 returns, 1 blank, 55 points (7 - 10 - 17 - 0 - 15 - 6)

Troy Deeney (WAT) - 13 appearances, 4 returns, 9 blanks, 47 points (1 - 2 - 9 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 8 - 1 - 7 - 9 - 0 - 2)

Gini Wijnaldum (LIV) - 10 appearances, 5 returns, 5 blanks, 45 points (5 - 7 - 8 - 7 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 3)

Andy Carroll (WHU) - 6 appearances, 5 returns, 1 blank, 38 points (8 - 1 - 5 - 13 - 6 - 5)

Christian Fuchs (LEI) - 5 appearances, 5 returns, 0 blanks, 37 points (9 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 8)

David Luiz (CHE) - 10 appearances, 4 returns, 6 blanks, 35 points (6 - 6 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 7 - 0 - 2 - 1 - {8,0})

Leroy Sane (MCI) - 6 appearances, 3 returns, 3 blanks, 34 points (2 - {10,2} - 2 - 7 - 8 - 3)

Andre Gray (BUR) - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 30 points (7 - 17 - 2 - 2 - 2)

Divock Origi (LIV) - 4 appearances, 3 returns, 1 blank, 28 points (6 - 9 - 11 - 2)

Fernando Llorente (SWA) - 6 appearances, 2 returns, 4 blanks, 28 points (2 - 2 - 2 - 13 - 1 - 8)

Josh King (BOU) - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 26 points (18 - 8)

Joel Robles (EVE) - 5 appearances, 4 returns, 1 blank, 26 points (7 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 1)

Mesut Ozil (ARS) - 6 appearances, 1 return, 5 blanks, 26 points (2 - 14 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3)

Jan Vertonghen (TOT)  - 6 appearances, 3 returns, 3 blanks, 26 points (6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 2 - {2-2})

Dele Alli (TOT) - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 25 points (8 - 2 - 15)

Gabriel Jesus (MCI) - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 25 points (1 - 5 - {8,11})

Son Heung-min (TOT) - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 25 points (15 - 2 - 1 - 7)

Olivier Giroud (ARS) - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 23 points (8 - 15)

Manuel Lanzini (WHU) - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 22 points (7 - 1 - 2 - 10 - 2)

Christian Benteke (CRY) - 7 appearances, 3 returns, 4 blanks, 22 points (2 - 2 - 5 - -1 - 2 - 6 - 6)

Harry Kane (TOT) - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 21 points (8 - 13)

James Milner (LIV) - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 21 points (3 - 3 - 10 - 4 - 1)

Matt Phillips (WBA) - 4 appearances, 3 returns, 1 blank, 21 points (5 - 9 - 5 - 2)

Phil Jagielka (EVE) - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 20 points (11 - 7 - 2)

Manolo Gabbiadini (SOU) - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 20 points (13 - 5 - 1 - 1)

Nacer Chadli (WBA) - 5 appearances, 3 returns, 2 blanks, 20 points (1 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 2)

Romelu Lukaku (EVE) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 19 points (2 - 17)

Ben Davies (TOT) - 3 appearances, 3 returns, 0 blanks, 19 points (6 - 5 - 8)

Ross Barkley (EVE) - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 19 points (9 - 3 - 5 - 2)

Christian Eriksen (TOT) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 18 points (18)

Eric Bailly (MUN) - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 18 points (0 - 6 - {6,6})

Hugo Lloris (TOT) - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 18 points (6 - 8 - 2 - 2 - 0)

Callum Wilson (BOU) - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 17 points (2 - 6 - 9)

Shkodran Mustafi (ARS) - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 16 points (2 - 5 - 1 - 7 - 1)

Seamus Coleman (EVE) - 3 appearances, 2 returns, 1 blank, 16 points (9 - 2 - 5)

Nacho Monreal (ARS) - 7 appearances, 1 return, 6 blanks, 16 points (2 - 0 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - {2-5})

Leighton Baines (EVE) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 15 points (15)

Maya Yoshida (SOU) - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 15 points (6 - {2,7})

Michael Keane (BUR)  - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 15 points (1 - 9 - 5 - 0)

Winston Reid (WHU) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 14 points (14)

Bruno Martins Indi (STK) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 14 points (2 - {6,6})

David Silva (MCI) - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 14 points (5 - 6 - 0 - 3)

Pedro (CHE) - 4 appearance, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 14 points (1 - 6 - 4 - 3)

Michail Antonio (WHU) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 13 points (13)

Joel Matip (LIV) - 5 appearances, 1 returns, 4 blanks, 13 points (2 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 1)

Daniel Sturridge (LIV) - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 12 points (7 - 5)

Claudio Bravo (MCI) - 2 appearances, 2 returns. 0 blanks, 12 points (6 - 6)

Robert Huth (LEI) - 4 appearances, 2 returns, 2 blanks, 11 points (4 - 6 - -1 - 2)

Junior Stanislas (BOU) - 3 appearances. 1 return, 2 blanks, 11 points (7 - 2 - 2)

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) - 3 appearances, 1 return, 2 blanks, 11 points 1 (8 - 0 - 3)

Dusan Tadic (SOU) - 3 appearances, 1 return, 2 blanks, 11 points (2 - 6 - 3)

Sam Vokes (BUR) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 10 points (2 - 8)

Chris Brunt (WBA) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 10 points (8 - 2)

Wilfried Zaha (CRY) - 3 appearances, 1 return, 2 blanks, 10 points (6 - 2 - 2)

Mamadou Sakho (CRY) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 9 points (9)

Nathan Ake (BOU) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 9 points (1 - 8)

Wayne Rooney (MUN) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 9 points (1 - 8)

Simon Mignolet (LIV) - 3 appearances, 1 return, 2 blanks, 9 points (6 - 2 - 1)

Nolito (MCI) - 3 appearances, 1 returns, 2 blanks, 9 points (1 - 2 - 6)

Andros Townsend (CRY) - 4 appearance, 0 returns, 4 blanks, 9 points (2 - 1 - {2,2} - 2)

Darren Randolph (WHU) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Cesc Fabregas (CHE) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Cedric Soares (SOU) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Theo Walcott (ARS) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Lukasz Fabianski (SWA) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 8 points (8)

Yannick Bolasie (EVE) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 8 points (2 - 6)

Loris Karius (LIV) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 8 points (2 - 6)

Erik Pieters (STK) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 8 points (1 - 7)

Marko Arnautovic (STK) - 4 appearances, 1 return, 3 blanks, 8 points (5 - -2 - 2 - 3)

Aaron Cresswell (WHU) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 7 points (7)

Michel Vorm (TOT) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 7 points (7)

Glen Johnson (STK) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 7 points (7 - 0)

Benik Afobe (BOU) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 7 points (6 - 1)

Kevin Mirallas (EVE) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

Axel Tuanzebe (MUN) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

John Terry (CHE) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blankS, 6 points (6)

Jose Holebas (WAT) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

Craig Dawson (WBA) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 6 points (6)

Victor Valdes (MID) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 6 points (6 - 0)

Diego Costa (CHE) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 5 points (5)

Marcos Rojo (MUN) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 5 points (5)

Alfie Mawson (SWA) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 0 blanks, 5 points (5)

Nathan Redmond (SOU) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 5 points (2 - 3)

Fraser Forster (SOU) - 3 appearances, 0 returns, 3 blanks, 5 points (2 - 1 - 2)

Heurelho Gomes (WAT) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank 4 points ({3,1})

Oumar Niasse (HUL) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 4 points (6 - -2)

Danny Simpson (LEI) - 2 appearances, 1 return, 1 blank, 4 points (0 - 4)

Charlie Austin (SOU) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 4 points (2 - 2)

Wilfried Bony (STK) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 4 points (2 - 2)

Islam Slimani (LEI) - 3 appearances, 0 returns, 3 blanks, 4 points (1 - 1 - 2)

Santi Cazorla (ARS) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Gerard Deulofeu (EVE) - 1 appearance, 1 return, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Alex Iwobi (ARS) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Victor Moses (CHE) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Kasper Schmeichel (LEI) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Ilkay Gundogan (MCI) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Adama Traore (MID) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 3 points (3)

Cheikhou Kouyate (WHU) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blanks, 3 points (3)

Jose Fonte (SOU & WHU) - 2 appearance, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (1 - 2)

Aleksander Kolarov (MCI) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (2 - 1)

Rob Holding (ARS) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (2 - 1)

Lazar Markovic (HUL) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (0 - 3)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (MUN) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (3 - 0)

Phil Jones (MUN) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 3 points (2 - 0 - 1)

Adam Smith (BOU) - 1 appearances, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Jack Wilshere (BOU) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Oscar (CHE) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Tom Heaton (BUR) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Abel Hernandez (HUL) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Robert Zieler (LEI) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Adam Lallana (LIV) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Nicholas Otamendi (MCI) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Yaya Toure (MCI) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Marcus Rashford (MUN) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Juan Mata (MUN) - 1 appearances, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

George Friend (MID) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Cristhian Stuani (MID) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Stewart Downing (MID) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Jay Rodriguez (SOU) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Joe Allen (STK) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Lee Grant (STK) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Peter Crouch (STK) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Xherdan Shaqiri (STK) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Jermain Defoe (SUN) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Victor Anichebe (SUN) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Vincent Janssen (TOT) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

M'Baye Niang (WAT) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Salomon Rondon (WBA) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Andre Ayew (WHU) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 2 points (2)

Ragnar Klavan (LIV) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Gabriel (ARS) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ARS) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Artur Boruc (BOU) - 1 appearances, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Steve Mandanda (CRY) - 1 appearance, 0 blanks, 1 return, 1 point (1)

Tom Davies (EVE) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Ahmed Musa (LEI) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Sofiane Boufal (SOU) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Jack Stephens (SOU) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Matt Targett (SOU)  - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Saido Berahino (STK) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Federico Fernandez (SWA) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 1 point (1)

Danny Rose (TOT) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 2 blanks, 1 point (0 - 1)

Ryan Bertrand (SOU) - 3 appearances, 0 returns, 3 blanks, 1 point (0 - 0 - 1)

Andrea Rannochia (HUL) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

Yohan Benalouane (LEI) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

Dejan Lovren (LIV) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

Kelechi Iheanacho (MCI) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

Chris Smalling (MUN) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

Gaston Ramirez (MID) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

Antonio Barragan (MID) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points ({0,0})

Kevin Wimmer (TOT) - 1 appearance, 0 returns, 1 blank, 0 points (0)

Maarten Stekelenburg (EVE) - 2 appearances, 0 returns, 0 points (-1 - 1)

 

2015/16: Top 5 Wildcards
1 - Troy Deeney (WAT): 15 appearances, 77 points
2 - Christian Fuchs (LEI): 10 appearances, 48 points
3 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA): 6 appearances, 43 points
4 - Nicolas Otamendi (MCI): 9 appearances, 39 points
5 - Daniel Sturridge (LIV): 5 appearances, 38 points

 

2016/17: Top 5 Wildcards

1 - Marcos Alonso (CHE): 9 appearances, 70 points

2 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) - 8 appearances, 62 points

3 - Patrick van Aanholt (CRY & SUN) - 6 appearances, 55 points

4 - Troy Deeney (WAT) - 13 appearances, 47 points

5 - Gini Wijnaldum (LIV) - 10 appearances, 45 points

 

 

Weekly Wildcards 2016/17: Club Points and Appearance Table

With every differential entry now ranked, it is time to put the figures on the board, so it is time to find out who the best teams to pick wildcard players are from. We will rank clubs on how many points they delivered, and then from how many appearances they made in the wildcard articles.

 

Club Points Table

1 - Spurs: 162 points from 29 appearances

2 - Chelsea: 143 points from 28 appearances

3 - Liverpool: 139 points from 34 appearances

4 - Everton: 133 points from 25 appearances

5 - Man City: 115 points from 27 appearances

6 - Swansea: 104 points from 17 appearances

7 - Arsenal: 100 points from 27 appearances

8 - West Ham: 98 points from 18 appearances

9 - Southampton: 76 points from 25 appearances

10 - Bournemouth: 75 points from 15 appearances

11 - Crystal Palace: 72 points from 19 appearances

12 - Leicester: 62 points from 18 appearances

13 - West Brom: 59 points from 13 appearances

14 - Watford: 59 points from 16 appearances

15 - Burnley: 57 points from 12 appearances

16 - Stoke City: 54 points from 17 appearances

17 - Man United: 49 points from 15 appearances

18 - Sunderland: 38 points from 5 appearances

19 - Middlesbrough: 15 points from 8 appearances

20 - Hull: 9 points from 6 appearances

 

 

Weekly Wildcards 2016/17: Team of the Season

Now it is time to honour the 15 players that would make up an FPL squad to fill our wildcard differentials Team of the Season. We'll feature 2 Goalkeepers, 5 Defenders, 5 Midfielders, and 3 Forwards - all whom finished as the best options this season.

 

Goalkeepers

Joel Robles (EVE) - 5 appearances, 4 returns, 1 blank, 26 points (7 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 1)

Hugo Lloris (TOT) - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 18 points (6 - 8 - 2 - 2 - 0)

 

Defenders

Marcos Alonso (CHE) - 9 appearances, 8 returns, 1 blank, 70 points (13 - 6 - 2 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 3 - 21)

Patrick van Aanholt (CRY & SUN) - 6 appearances, 5 returns, 1 blank, 55 points (7 - 10 - 17 - 0 - 15 - 6)

Christian Fuchs (LEI) - 5 appearances, 5 returns, 0 blanks, 37 points (9 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 8)

David Luiz (CHE) - 10 appearances, 4 returns, 6 blanks, 35 points (6 - 6 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 7 - 0 - 2 - 1 - {8,0})

Jan Vertonghen (TOT)  - 6 appearances, 3 returns, 3 blanks, 26 points (6 - 2 - 6 - 6 - 2 - {2-2})

 

Midfielders

Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) - 8 appearances, 5 returns, 3 blanks, 62 points (8 - 9 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 2 - 13)

Gini Wijnaldum (LIV) - 10 appearances, 5 returns, 5 blanks, 45 points (5 - 7 - 8 - 7 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 3)

Leroy Sane (MCI) - 6 appearances, 3 returns, 3 blanks, 34 points (2 - {10,2} - 2 - 7 - 8 - 3)

Josh King (BOU) - 2 appearances, 2 returns, 0 blanks, 26 points (18 - 8)

Mesut Ozil (ARS) - 6 appearances, 1 return, 5 blanks, 26 points (2 - 14 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3)

 

Forwards

 

Troy Deeney (WAT) - 13 appearances, 4 returns, 9 blanks, 47 points (1 - 2 - 9 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 8 - 1 - 7 - 9 - 0 - 2)

Andy Carroll (WHU) - 6 appearances, 5 returns, 1 blank, 38 points (8 - 1 - 5 - 13 - 6 - 5)

 

Andre Gray (BUR) - 5 appearances, 2 returns, 3 blanks, 30 points (7 - 17 - 2 - 2 - 2)

 

 

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