As far as this season goes I’m struggling to use my transfer allocation most months. The problem is transfers don’t carry over. As a result I’m left with two to use before the end of today. Having looked at upcoming fixtures, injuries and players current form I’ve decided to take a bit of a punt. The team has risen to around the 6,000 mark on the leader board – which is a great result but I think it’s time to play a slightly risky game. As we’ve effectively got 5 transfers (2 from Jan and 3 to come for Feb), I’ve decided to try and work the fixtures and make the most of people being stuck with injured players.
The theory behind my decision is to move on injured players but have a plan to put them back in. I’m hoping a lot of people will be stuck with Sterling or if they take him out – won’t have a plan to get him back.
As a result my transfers are:
Sterling out, Traore in
Soyuncu out, Lindelof in
This instantly raises the question – “Why Lindelof rather than Gomez or Van Dijk?” Basically I’m leaving money in the bank to allow me to swap Moura and Mahrez for Sterling and Mane at any point during February. The transfers above leave 7.4m in the bank – making the team very flexible. I’ve also decided to take Sterling out now rather than Moura because over the next two weeks I see Moura getting two fixtures whereas Sterling won’t get any. If we opt for a more expensive defender than Lindelof this would price us out of having Mane and Sterling back in. Ultimately I’m resigned to the fact that I’ll have to make two transfers during February but if we are lucky enough with injuries this shouldn’t be a problem. Once Sterling and Mane return to action, this should leave me with the following team:
Based on current form and if they were all fit, I’d say that’s pretty much the strongest team I can put together at this point in time. I appreciate that it’s a big risk to rely on transfers from next month to bring Sterling and Mane back in but it could pay off and I think now is the time to start rolling the dice a little more.