In fact this is where the winners will be winners because of their sharp eye for a bargain and the losers will be losers because…well, they ignore the Waiver Wire.
Each week, we will analyse those low ownership players that could win you your match up or even become a mainstay in your roster for weeks and months. Here is what the Gameweek 22 Waiver Wire has to offer…
Marcos Alonso | Chelsea | Defender | 43% Owned
A new manager often means that the forgotten men get another chance and that much is true for Togga OG Marcos Alonso! Chelsea fans wouldn’t have expected (or have been happy with) seeing Alonso’s name on the teamsheet for the Burnley game on Sunday but he took his chance as well as he could, contributing to another clean sheet while smashing in a trandemark goal from LWB.
With big money summer signing Ben Chilwell watching on from the bench, it’s unclear who, if either of them, will make the spot their own. But, if Thomas Tuchel does decide to stick with the three centre back system, Alonso is undoubtedly one of the best wing backs in the world. If you managed to snag him before kick off in Gameweek 21 or if you can grab him on a waiver this week, you’re getting a potential DEF1 out of absolutely nowhere.
Alexis MacAllister | Brighton | Midfielder | 7% Owned
Alexis MacAllister is finally getting his chance to impress on a consistent basis in a Brighton shirt and he is doing exactly that. In truth. Graham Potter’s side were worth much more than their 1-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday and MacAllister and Pascal Gross were right at the centre of all of the good stuff.
Gross deservedly scooped the MOTM award (if A Mac isn’t available, you should definitely get Gross instead) but MacAllister wasn’t far behind. He’s one that always passes the eye test but that now appears to be translating into good scores with the Scottish sounding Argentine (yes, I know) scoring 12 points without a goal involvement as well as taking a notable seven shots on goal.
Willian | Arsenal | Forward | 54% Owned
Now this one is well out of the box, but hear me out…
To say that Willian hasn’t delivered much in an Arsenal shirt would be a massive, massive understatement. Having lost his place in the XI to the youngsters, the previously untouchable Brazilian knows he has to step up his game considerably and recent substitute appearances seem to indicate he has done just that.
A livelier Willian scored 9 points in 45 minutes against Manchester United and was unlucky not to grab his first goal in a Gunners shirt on Sunday. Whether he will start is another matter but with Lacazette, Aubemeyang, Saka and Martinelli all currently with question marks over their head for the trip to struggling Wolves, Willian may get another chance.
We all know what a stud the Brazilian can be in Togga scoring which is exactly why a certain manager spent a second round pick on him this season…
It’s a long shot but with Arsenal playing early in the Gameweek, you can afford to pick up and dump Willian straight away if needed!