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An activated wildcard at the optimum time can make a massive difference in FPL. I accrued 146 net points between GWs 13-14 (+500k OR rise) post-wildcard, whereas I only scored a paltry 134 points between GWs 10-12 (-350k OR fall). Having said that, if I bought Barkley instead of Deulofeu before Gameweek 13 I would have been 24 points better off. I am not too fussed as 8 out of 11 of my team bagged fantasy returns last weekend allowing me to score well above the average.
Sanchez's injury gave me an opportunity to re-jig my midfield and I decided to make a bold move as Barkely was due to increase in price after Tuesday night and Sanchez due to fall. I already had Lukaku and Deulofeu but I simply couldn't ignore Barkley. I decided to take a calculated risk and purchase him due to Everton's scintillating run of games between GWs 15-20. The Toffees have been scoring for fun and the fact that I have 3 of their best attacking players (bargain cumulative value: £22M~) is a boon as not many FPL managers would take such a risk with this tripartite combination. Honourable mentions should also go to Hazard and Silva.
I could have also replaced Rojo (injured) with my other free transfer, but I'm happy to start Dier instead. In terms of captaincy, I considered Ozil but was worried about "Big Sam's" recent defensive successes. De Bruyne was also viable, but he's playing away. It made sense to pick an Everton player. I am aware that Palace have a good away record this season, but I think the match on Monday has the potential for lots of goals. I also look forward to the prospect of having 4 MNF players in Gameweek 15.
Good luck to you all!