Update: I’ve put in Pedro and Van Dijk for Mahrez and Lowton. As Mahrez and Stones have been benched.
As I’m unlikely to have the time to post an update before 12:30pm (when City kick off). I’m publishing my likely transfers now. I’ve made a decision about the way I want to go but it does depend on a few things before confirming the transfer. However here is what I’m going to do:
If Mahrez starts:
Do nothing today. Then go 3-4-3 and swap Lowton for Pedro tomorrow.
If Mahrez doesn’t start:
Transfer out Mahrez and Lowton. Bring in Stones and Pedro. Both need to be done before 12:30pm today.
If Mahrez doesn’t start and neither does Stones:
Despite some tough fixtures coming up, my choice would be Van Dijk. He’s certain for game time and always seems to score well in terms of points. So worst case scenario is that neither Stones or Mahrez start and I’m going for Van Dijk and Pedro to come in.
Personally I’m hoping that Mahrez starts so only one transfer is required over the weekend. I’d rather hold back on the final transfer for before prices rise next week. The decision on Van Dijk may also appear a little strange given their fixtures however I’m in a big league with over 300 participants. Each week I’ve been logging how many times each key player has been selected – Van Dijk is the second highest selected defender with 159 people picking him. This has done some serious damage to my overall position in the league. As soon as September comes I’m likely to review this position again and may bring in a Chelsea defender given their fixtures.