I thought it would be useful to put together a brief article that covers some of my top Dream Team transfers tips. As we all know, we now have 5 transfers to use throughout the month. This can make it difficult to judge when to use transfers and when to hold onto them. As a result here are some of my top tips for how to successfully manage your transfers throughout the season.
1. Don’t blow all 5 at the start of the month.
I see far too many people using all 5 transfers off the bat as soon as they get them. All you need is an injury and you’re down to 10 players for the rest of the month. This isn’t an ideal position to be in as injury players won’t be picking up any points.
2. Avoid knee jerk reactions
If you’ve left out a player and he scores a hat trick, don’t feel pressured into putting him straight into your team. The chances are you left them out for a reason and you’ve probably missed the boat in terms of getting points on the board anyway. Making transfers after a big points haul isn’t going to get you more points unless the player continues in the same form.
3. Have patience
If things don’t go to plan, don’t all of a sudden start making changes. You had a plan for a reason and the player in question may just have had an off day. Ride out the storm for a little longer and your fortune may change very quickly.
4. Know when to cut your losses on a player
Having patience is a great skill in the game, but at the same time you wouldn’t want to hold onto a player for too long who obviously isn’t going to come good. Werner springs to mind when he first joined the Premier League, he was a good price and came to league with a big reputation. I stuck with him for a long time and he did chip in with some points but eventually, enough was enough and he had to go.
5. Always remove players who are injured, not playing very often or massively out of form
It’s obvious that we must remove players who have picked up a long term injury as they won’t be scoring any points when they aren’t on the pitch. However, it’s also worth keeping in mind that if a player is always on the bench their chances of scoring big are diminished. Equally if a player doesn’t look like they are ever going to come good, acting quickly to take them out can often be a wise move.