How to activate Wildcard in FPL?

how to activate wildcard fpl

In this short guide, we will look at how to activate Wildcard in Fantasy Premier League.

This article is a part of our series: What is Wildcard in FPL and how does it work?

How to activate Wildcard in FPL?

Let’s dive into our simple guide.

1. Go to transfers

Open the transfers tab on the Official Fantasy Premier League website.

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FPL transfers

2. Activate wildcard

Now the button “Play Wildcard” appears. Activate the wildcard.

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FPL Play wildcard

But be careful. Once you confirm your transfers after activating the wildcard, the chip is active and it cannot be canceled.

3. Make some transfers

Replace some players in your team, and save your team

How to activate Wildcard on FPL App?

  1. Go to the Fantasy section of the App
  2. Tap on Transfers (under the following gameweek section)
  3. Make transfers
  4. Button to activate wildcard appears when confirming tranfers
  5. Activate the wildcard
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fpl transfers app
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FPL App wildcard

Tips when activating wildcard

  1. Make sure you are activating the wildcard for a tactical purpose – and not because of your emotion (for example after you have a bad gameweek)
  2. Wildcard is very powerful when activated during fixture swing (you get rid of players who have bad fixture run and replace them with players with great fixture run). Read more: When to use wildcard in FPL?
  3. Similarly, wildcard is very powerful when activated before double gameweeks (you would get rid of players who have fewer matches in upcoming gameweeks and replace them with players with the most matches during upcoming gameweeks)
  4. Also, a good time to use your wildcard is when the majority of your team is injured or suspended, and you do not want to take -32 points hit

Read more about this in our article: Essential tips for effective use of wildcard in FPL

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Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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