After just two Gameweeks of 2019/20, more than 485,000 managers have already played their first Wildcard in Fantasy Premier League.
For those who have endured a tough beginning to the season, an early Wildcard offers the chance of a fresh start and can help to iron out weaknesses in initial squads.
Indeed, since the start of the season over 798,000 managers have made a move for Pukki, who has provided four goals and 24 points in Norwich City’s first two fixtures.
The early matches have also highlighted players who have profited from being played “out of position”.
He is the joint-top scoring defender in FPL, after his goal and clean sheet in Gameweek 2 earned him 14 points.
Lundstram can be a key figure in a Wildcard refresh. At a cost of just £4.1m, he can help managers free up cash to strengthen their attacks with big-hitters such as De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Raheem Sterling (£12.1m).
A quick fix can be tempting. But there are also reasons why patience should be shown at this point.
There are still 36 Gameweeks left of the season. If you feel your selections have not paid off, don’t panic. Keep faith in your plans, as judging players after just two Gameweeks can be misleading.
Arsenal‘s new recruit Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m) has featured off the bench twice for similar reasons, and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) was suspended for the first two Gameweeks but is available for Tottenham Hotspur’s home meeting with Newcastle United.
Keeping the faith
Furthermore, a number of top performers from 2018/19 have yet to find form.
But they have strong upcoming schedules which could spark a turnaround.
When they hit their stride, they have the potential to play a major part in future plans.
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