October Transfer 1

As mentioned earlier, with Zinchenko on the bench this afternoon – I’ve decided to make the move for Mahrez. So the transfer is:

Zinchenko out

Mahrez in

I won’t be making any other transfers today so this will be the only one before the international break.

25 thoughts on “October Transfer 1

  1. If I haven’t already done the Otamendi transfer, do u think I should do james to mahrez and zinc to otamendi?

      1. Yeah I probably would as well. Especially with Zinchenko being benched despite Mendy being injured.

  2. @dtt, happy with the enforced change tbh mate. Feel we had too much wedge in defence, as presently all the best pts scorers are strs or mids. Plus think we needed more city attacking coverage.

    Mahrez hat trick incoming ;o)

        1. Standard transfer luck – Zinchenko comes on for a potential clean sheet and Mahrez goes off with 0 points.

  3. My plan A of a City defensive block is in tatters. Not surprisingly as I always thought even though Otamendi is a somewhat a WhoScored favourite, he never quite passes the eye test for me as defensively he is poor in terms of position and makes rash challenges. No wonder Pep does not rate him highly as left out of the team last season. I think I need another plan over the international break.

    Have to say DTT is doing quite well this season.

    1. Same for me RR, despite having Aguero, Salah, Kane, Mane, Sterling and Mahrez (just transferred in for de Bruyne) I’m sinking down all my leagues as the cheap options of Mount and Abraham etc continue to score well

      1. Well District, I think there is a lot of potential in your team. It is interesting. My gut feeling in pre season was that they would be fewer clean sheets because of VAR giving more penalties but however maybe the reason for lack of clean sheets is that the attackers are more clinical in their finishing (my assumption as not looked at goal conversion rates) but the likes of Mane and Aubamenyang have shown they don’t need many chances to score (Salah is still wasteful but gets so many chances that usually ends up with at least one goal).

        I think your strategy of going cheap at the back might be the trend of this season (could it be the the winning formula?) due to the lack of clean sheets and cheap defenders like Maitland Niles doing well. Certainly in other FF games like FPL and TFF, many players are changing from 5 at the back to 3 at the back.

        We might not need the Man City or Liverpool defensive assets at all and should go top heavy.

        1. I still think TAA and Robbo will prove to be good picks over the course of a season. When Liverpool begin to keep CS’s again, which I’m sure will happen at some stage, then those two could quite easily bring in some double digit hauls.

          Beyond those two however, I am struggling to see that many good options defensively from what I’ve seen so far. I’ve taken a punt on Tomori, purely based on good Chelsea fixtures, he looks like a regular now and he’s cheap. Chelsea haven’t filled me with much confidence defensively so far this season though so it does feel a bit punty.

          Anyone considering Gazzaniga or Roberto between the sticks? Both Fab and Lloris out fairly long-term, but again, neither defence fills me with much confidence. Think I’ll just opt for Patricio with the fixtures Wolves have and hope for the best.

          Would love to see some of my selections begin to pay off as this season is feeling pretty mediocre at best so far. Always up for the challenge to turn things around though. 💪

  4. I’m backing Man city to come back strong, I want Liverpool to win
    title, Liverpool went to City’s back yard last year, whereby a win would of given them a probable unassailable lead 10pts, last 3 games Liverpool have been fortunate to pick up maximum pts against Chelsea, Sheffield utd & Leicester, my template for November will be 3man defence in
    Robbo, Ottamendi, & either Matip/TAA to come in, Ederson in goal, rest of team currently
    Mahrez
    Stirling
    Mount
    Mane
    Kane
    Salah
    Abraham
    The acquisition of Mahrez may not of paid off instantly but City’s fixtures for the remainder of October & throughout November remain good, always a worry with rotation, even before Debruyne injury Mahrez was out scoring him, while being more than 2 million cheaper, let’s hope it pays off, for all of us that selected him.

    1. I wouldnt. Already have Patricio. Doubling up on Wolves defence can be dangerous! They are on a good run but City will keep more clean sheets over the season and Otimendi is first choice at the moment.

  5. my transfers are a disaster had to reverse 2 transfers when lioris got injured
    had to put rashford and m Niles back in .
    mind you it was a bad week all-round for most of us .
    have now put in Patricio and Boly so that I will have eleven players instead of 10.
    roll on Nov transfers .

  6. Ewww. That was a horrible GW with a grand total of 19 pts. First time I’ve been on here since the start of the weekend and I too made the Zinc to Mahrez move so glad kinda comforting to see the same move by you too Paul. Sadly crashed and burned.

    I also went AMN to Tomori which also didn’t go well.

    I’ll probably use my final transfer (already 😬) to go Adrian to Patricio as I like Wolves’s fixtures.

    Hope you all did better than I did.

  7. So, deciding to make my last transfer before the price changes to make the most of the swings by removing Adrian for Patricio. Wolves have a nice run up until mid December (where it turns horrible) so I’ll stick with him till then barring injuries. Leaves me with the following for the rest of October:

    Patricio
    Robertson
    TAA
    Tomori
    Sterling
    Pepe
    Mount
    Mahrez
    Salah
    Aubameyang
    Aguero

    Reasonably happy with this line-up. Bilva looks set for a possible three game ban soon for his racist tweet so that could secure Mahrez short-term in that right wing slot.

    Mane is the one I do need to find a way of getting in for November though to act as a 🛡 as he’s done quite a lot of damage to me this season.

    Enjoy the IB guys! 👍🏻

  8. Morning all,

    Current team
    Patricio
    Robertson
    Zinchenko
    Otamendi
    Sterling
    Mane
    Pepe
    James
    Salah
    Aguero
    Abraham

    First transfer for Oct was Jimenez – Abraham.

    My thoughts now are upgrading James – Mahrez.

    I already have 3-4-3 formation so couldn’t do the obvious transfer from Zinchenko to Mahrez.

    Need some advice on how to upgrade Zinchenko… 4m for a defender who isn’t nailed on starter. Thoughts on mendy? Is he going to be city’s left back?

    1. I think I’m going to have to move him on too Joe. Think TAA is going to come in. Not sure on Mendy though. Do you have any funds in the bank ?

      1. Zinchenko price dropped this morning down to 3.9 and only got 0.1 itb… so 4m for a defender mate! I could do the Trent upgrade if I don’t put Mahrez in for James. That would leave 3.9 for a midfielder… Maddison?

        1. Maddison is a good option but being a Leicester Fan I’m critical of them and don’t like to put them in too much. What about Mount or Willian ?

  9. Think I might go with the Liverpool block now Alisson will hopefully be back.

    Roberto- Alisson
    Zinchenko- TAA
    Kane- Abraham

    Alisson
    TAA
    Robertson
    Otamendi
    Sterling
    Mane
    Mount
    Saka
    Aguero
    Salah
    Abraham

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