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Rate My Teams: FPL & Fantrax EPL GW-18

Navigating the blanks of two teams not featuring

Leon Bailey - Aston Villa - Premier League
Leon Bailey is a popular pick for FPL and Fantrax this week
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This is only a small blank game-week, just one fixture missing, but it feels significant with Man City assets absent, even with their poor run of form recently. This is probably a good time for a break — Haaland and De Bruyne look to return imminently! Brentford is the jilted side left idle by the postponement.

We’re in the midst of the packed festive period with this blank game-week followed by the standard Boxing Day fixtures on the 26th (Tuesday — Don’t miss it!).

Official FPL

Bailey and Solanke come in for Hwang and Evans, respectively. Captaincy goes to Tottenham’s Son, but I’m tempted to move to one of the Villa players who look like hot prospects against a struggling Sheffield United side. No free transfers, but Wildcard still available.

Fantrax NMA-11

I’m stocking up on Aston Villa assets with the standout fixture, and I’ve gone for the Chelsea 2nd choice keeper to save money. I currently have $9.00 left over to upgrade in multiple positions.

Fantrax NMA-17

A similar theme in my 17 team utilizes a few cheap enablers (like Newcastle’s Botman and Chelsea’s Nkunku) to free up cash for elsewhere. $6.78 in the bank opens me to some upgrades!

When are you planning to use your 1st Wildcard in FPL? (if you haven’t already). Are you impacted heavily by the blank game-week? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!