Based on upcoming fixtures and with only two game weeks left for the month, I think it’s time to use some transfers. There appears to be a lot of uncertainty around Salah and Mane’s availability due to injuries over the international break. This is unfortunate due to them playing on Saturday evening and also having some appealing fixtures. If I were to take either of them out, I’d want them back in for the Cardiff game anyway. As a result I’ve decided to risk it slightly and ignore these injury doubts for two reasons. If either of them are missing on Saturday, it will be too late to transfer them out for this game week unless it’s for an Arsenal player. Secondly they may well be back for the mid week game against Belgrade and hopefully back for the Cardiff game.
As a result this leaves me with two players I’d be keen to move on for the rest of October. This would be Hart and Shaw as neither clubs are in great form and both have difficult fixtures in the short term. Due to Hart being so low in value, replacing them is a difficult challenge. The best I’ve come up with is:
Hart out, Leno in – Cech looks like he could return soon. However in the short term Arsenal have a decent run of fixtures compared to Burnley. I’m far from convinced with Arsenal defensively but unless I use all three transfers this is the best I can do for this position.
Shaw out, Doherty in – Man Utd have struggled to keep clean sheets and this week could be an even bigger test against Chelsea and Juventus. Wolves have started the season well and face Watford and Brighton before the end of the month. Man Utd also play Juventus, Man City and Arsenal in November so I think it’s a good time to move Shaw on.
I plan to save my final transfer to review if Salah or Mane are going to be missing for a while. In which case I’d replace them with someone like Firmino or Lacazette.