FPL Gameweek 10: Best Wildcard team

FPL Gameweek 10 has arrived, and plenty of the community are considering using their Wildcard chip. Activating the chip enables managers to make unlimited transfers to their squad, without losing any points.

With the £100m budget in mind, we have selected the best Wildcard team to help you climb up the rankings over the next few game weeks:

FPL Gameweek 10 – Goalkeepers

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Alphonse Areola (West Ham) – £4.2m

It is wise not to spend too much money on goalkeepers, as there is little upside. At just £4.2m, Areola is one of the cheapest in the game, and crucially starts for West Ham. With 34 points, he is the seventh-highest-scoring goalkeeper, and the Hammers' next fixtures promise a high potential of clean sheets:

Matt Turner (Nottingham Forest) – £4.1m

Similar to Areola, Turner is a playing goalkeeper at a cheap price. Nottingham Forest are not the most reliable defence, and so Turner has only scored 25 points so far, but owning him enables you to spend more money on more important positions.

FPL Gameweek 10 – Defenders

FPL Gameweek 10: Best Wildcard team
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Pedro Porro (Tottenham) – £5.2m

Tottenham are top of the league, and the full-backs have certainly played a part. Porro has high attacking potential and is the joint-sixth highest-scoring defender (38) in the game.

Matty Cash (Aston Villa) – £5.1m

Cash is asked to bomb forward by Unai Emery at Aston Villa, and so has lots of attacking potential. His 38-point tally matches Porro, and Villa have some tasty fixtures coming up.

Dan Burn (Newcastle) – £4.7m

£2.2m cheaper than Kieran Trippier (£6.9m), Burn is not as much of an attacking threat, but still gets forward from left-back. His height makes him a threat from set-pieces too.

Kostas Tsimikas (Liverpool) – £4.5m

With Andy Robertson injured, Tsmikas should get plenty of games at left-back, and kept a clean sheet against Everton on Saturday. On set-pieces too, the Greek is a no-brainer with Liverpool's kind fixtures coming up.

Charlie Taylor (Burnley) – £3.9m

£3.9m is the cheapest you can spend on a defender, and so this is a player that you should be happy to leave on your bench most gameweeks to help spread funds elsewhere. Taylor starts for Burnley, and as a full-back, at least has a small attacking upside.

FPL Gameweek 10 – Midfielders

FPL Gameweek 10: Best Wildcard team
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Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £12.8m

Expensive, but worth it. Salah has been an elite FPL asset for years now, and this season may be his last in the game as he is linked with a Premier League departure. Two goals against Everton on Saturday will increase his popularity, so get him in before everyone else does!

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – £8.5m

Saka has recently recovered from injury, and is always reliable for minutes in an attacking Arsenal side. He is the joint-third highest-scoring midfielder (58), and saves a precious £1.0m on Tottenham's Son Heung-min (£9.5m).

Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) – £7.7m

A double-up on Arsenal's attack can be deadly, as shown last season. Martinelli is also back from injury, and has two mouth-watering home fixtures coming up that could mean big points.

Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) – £7.4m

Bowen has scored as many points as Saka (58), and has proven to be a reliable source for goals in a West Ham team that have a favourable fixture run.

Cole Palmer (Chelsea) – £5.0m

Chelsea do not have promising fixtures coming up, but Palmer is still a steal at £5.0m. He is crucially on penalties, scoring two in his last two games, and enables funds to be spread around the rest of the team.

FPL Gameweek 10 – Forwards

FPL Gameweek 10: Best Wildcard team
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Erling Haaland (Man City) – £14.0m

It is tempting to go without Haaland with Man City's tough fixtures coming up, but that can always come back to bite you. The Norwegian is ruthless, and capable of big scores against anybody.

Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) – £8.3m

Watkins is on fire, and is the only forward to outscore Haaland in the game with his 70-point haul. With Villa's favourable fixture run, the Englishman could do real damage.

Cameron Archer (Sheffield United) – £4.5m

An enabler to fit in the rest of the attacking talent, Archer will likely sit on your bench most gameweeks. He has one goal and assist this season though, so could come in handy.

Adam Clancy

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