Tue, 16 April 2019
FPL manager Pete Beswick is having a remarkable season, thanks largely to a maverick deployment of his second wildcard in January.
After being in the top 1,000 the previous month he was on the verge of drifting out out of the top 5,000 at the start of the year.
Undaunted by the knowledge that many FPL managers would Wildcard later in the campaign, and driven by an ambition to finish as high as he could, he ploughed on with his alternative chip strategy.
It proved to be an incredible success, taking him to around the top 100 mark by Gameweek 34.
During this latest Meet the Manager episode Pete explains his strategies for success across a FPL career, which features three top 5,000 finishes in his previous four campaigns.
An unwavering loyalty to players, who have handed him prolific points hauls over the years, has been a key factor.
Pete also explains how a move away from his loyal approach cost him dearly in 2016/17 and how that poor campaign has taught him not to panic when a Gameweek goes array.
This is the 15th episode in our Meet the Manager video series and the first released as a podcast. Ahead of the 2019/20 season we plan to release podcast versions of all the previous interviews.