I’ve decided to use my first transfer for the month tonight. It’s a slightly risky one as I don’t know much about Mendy but the logic is as follows. Alisson could be on the sidelines for a short while, so it’s probably worth taking him out. It’s not like clean sheets have been easy to come across so far anyway.
European football is kicking in when we return from the International break. As a result I’d like a goalkeeper who should play in Europe but is also cheaper than Alisson. This leaves very few options – I’d imagine the Europa League teams will rotate goalkeepers and even if they don’t it will be hard to predict who will and won’t. This basically leaves De Gea, Ederson and Mendy. I’ve already disregarded Adrian after the weekend and the fact that it will certainly cost another transfer to take him out. Man Utd have been poor defensively and you wonder if De Gea might face any rotation. Ederson is no cost saving. This basically only leaves Mendy – who is a decent cost saving and could potentially play in the Premier League and Champions League. If it doesn’t pan out, we’ve got plenty of transfers these days to reassess. So the change tonight is: