GW Points: 61
Overall Points: 182
Overall Rank: 16,526
Transfers: None used yet, but I’ve got two left that must be used by the end of the game week
What a difference a game week can make. Last week it felt like my season was over after only two weeks of the new season and then suddenly the team is right back on the path to where I’d want it to be after just one round of Premier League fixtures. I’ll keep the review fairly brief as I’m writing it up on my phone in a hotel room but I’m delighted with how the weekend has gone. A massive jump on the leaderboard, gaining around 60,000 places is a great result. Players such as Torres, Tanganga and Son really made the difference this week and I’m fairly happy with the shape of the team. I will however use my final two transfers to tweak the team further but I’m not sure who to bring in just yet.
Wan-Bissaka finally came good with 8 points against Wolves.
8 points from Tanganga is a huge 8 points from a player who is dirt cheap. This should ensure he gets a good rise in value on Friday.
20 points from Torres was another brilliant result. I had reservations about him after last week but you can’t argue with a City midfielder playing as a striker who costs less than 4m. If he gets good minutes I can see him being a bargain for the season.
3 points for Traore isn’t much to celebrate, however he was on for star man again which justifies his selection. I think he could potentially get it most weeks if he continues to start games.
8 points for Salah was OK but he’s got high ownership so it doesn’t make much difference.
13 points for Son was another big highlight. I’d imagine a lot moved him on to bring Kane in so this played into my hands.
It’s not a big problem but Alisson is probably going to drop in value on Friday. I did plan to swap him for Ederson at some point anyway and there’s currently 0.6m between them. It’s so tempted to make the switch now as Ederson is likely to rise. The problem is, Liverpool’s fixtures are better so it’s not straightforward. Ultimately for around 4m I’d rather have Robertson than Alisson though.
Moura is the other player I’d be tempted to take out as he started on the bench. However, I could see him getting a lot of game time in the lesser Europa Conference League. I’m not sure I’m patient enough to wait to see how that plays out. Benrahma could be a good replacement with West Ham in the Europa League.
Son did well today but ultimately I think he will need to come out. I’m waiting to bring in either Ronaldo or Lukaku as either should be within budget.
Tips for Game Week 4
Game week 4 seems like a long way away with an International break approaching. My main advice as usual is don’t rush into using those new transfers. Definitely use what you’ve got left in August to set yourself up for September but be careful when using September’s allowance. It’s worth checking the fixtures below to spot teams with a favourable run. I will post what I plan to do with my remaining transfers before Thursday but I’m still going to be away so it will be a brief update at some point.