Fantasy Tips: Why it's a "fantastic" time to make use of your wildcard

Team 33's pundits Eoin Sheahan and Tommy Rooney assemble for the international break

BY Raf Diallo 14:31 Friday 11 November 2016, 14:31 11 Nov 2016

Chelsea's Eden Hazard during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 16, 2016. Picture by Scott Heavey PA Archive/PA Images

It might be an international break, but for Fantasy Premier League players, some good decisions can be made now.

One of the decisions you can make is to use your wildcard and Chelsea and Liverpool should be high on your list of priorities.

Team 33's Fantasy pundits Eoin Sheahan and Tommy Rooney have some advice if you're thinking of making use of your wildcard before the league action begins again next weekend.

"I think right now is a fantastic time to be using your wildcard because Chelsea on the 11th of December - I know that seems a long way away but it's only three games away in reality and one of those three games is Middlesbrough  - so wildcarding, Chelsea look like a very attractive option," says Eoin, while Tommy adds "now is a decent time because you're going to have another wildcard in the new year" and that Liverpool and Chelsea are the team's executing their manager's plans down to a tee at the moment.

Building from last week's segment when the merits of a 3-5-2 were discussed, Eoin makes the point that having five Chelsea and Liverpool assets (primarily two from Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino) as well as Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero within your wildcard plans is a good foundation.

"You absolutely need Eden Hazard, your probably need a Chelsea defender and I want Diego Costa on the end of that as well. No Champions League football in December as well which is a big bonus around that time of the year. So I'm talking about three Chelsea players right now. The same point can be made about Liverpool but they obviously don't have a striker option," Eoin adds, explaining that you would then sacrifice some Arsenal options.

Listen to the full Fantasy segment below or stream for free on iTunes


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