GW Points: 44
Overall Points: 621
Overall Rank: 80,791
Transfers: Maitland-Niles out, Tomori in
Game week 10 wasn’t the worst game week I’ve ever had but it wasn’t far from it. Only 44 points were scored, resulting in a drop on the overall leaderboard. This really isn’t the direction I wanted to be going in but there’s very little I could do about it this week. Otamendi and Mahrez not starting in the league fixture wasn’t ideal to start the weekend and of course City went on to keep a clean sheet. Aubameyang has been incredibly quiet of late and Tomori didn’t manage to pick up a clean sheet. Ironically, I’d have been better off points wise sticking with Maitland-Niles. All in all the game week was a bit of a disaster.
It was good to see Kane and Salah continue to chip in with points as they grabbed a goal each.
Despite not starting at the weekend, Otamendi got a goal in the EFL cup.
Aubameyang hasn’t contributed anything for a while. As a result I’ve taken him out for Abraham. There was a lot of talk about going for Aguero, which I do understand, but Abraham isn’t far behind him points wise and is a fraction of the price. This should help to free up funds to strengthen elsewhere as well.
Patricio could be a problem in the long run but I’ve got plenty in the bank should I want to swap him for any other keeper.
Otamendi and Mahrez may also both need looking at. Mahrez in particular is a massive frustration as he appeared to have the most minutes of any City midfielder since I put him in the keep. Then all of a sudden he faces time on the bench. Otamendi seemed like the only choice as one of the centre back slots at one point as well but he also now faces time on the bench. Which I find bizarre considering Laporte and Rodri are out injured. Both players may need replacing. The only problem with Man City defensively is that no one seems like a certain starter expect for Ederson. As I’ve got the funds to spend, I may consider him as an option but I’ll be wanting to see who starts at the weekend first.
Tips for Game Week 11
With new transfers available it’s tempting to use them all straight away. I’ll personally be holding fire to start with unless I’ve simply got to make a move. A good example would be last weekend, when Otamendi didn’t start, I had enough transfers to swap him for someone like Mendy. However, as the week panned out, they ended up both scoring 8 points anyway so there was no real need to rush into anything. I’ll probably apply the same logic this weekend. If you are looking to make changes, the teams with the best fixtures are:
Man City – Southampton, Atalanta
Liverpool – Villa, Genk
Man Utd – Bournemouth, Partizan
Spurs – Everton, Crvena
Arsenal – Wolves, Vitoria
Chelsea – Watford, Ajax
Should Otamendi and Mahrez start at the weekend I’m unlikely to make any transfers. Although in the longer term, I’m looking at:
Patricio out, Ederson in
Mahrez out, De Bruyne in (to offset not having Aguero)
Otamendi out, any other defender in except for Van Dijk or TAA (who will be out of budget)
I think this would really strengthen the team. However it’s worth considering on paper at the moment that Mahrez has scored roughly as many points as De Bruyne and Otamendi is one of the highest scoring defenders. As a result, I’m not in a massive rush to make these moves.
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