GW Points: 14
Overall Points: 586
Overall Rank: 161,761
Transfers: Traore out, Mbeumo in
I decided to leave my game week 11 write up until closer to the return from the International break as I wanted to focus on looking forward rather than backwards for this one. As a brief overview of game week 11, I basically made the decision to take a hit and hold onto 4 of my transfers. Fortunately, I didn’t drop that far on the leaderboard and now hopefully face the rest of November with an advantage as I’ve got plenty of transfers left. I did make one transfer, which was a massive punt and it didn’t pay off. Holding onto Traore was pointless as he was benched again, I noticed Mbeumo was a good price and plays pretty much as a striker for Brentford (who has a good fixture against Norwich). This move would also unlock a bigger upgrade for Bertrand so I thought it was worth a go. Mbeumo had hit the post or crossbar a few times before picking up an injury so I thought there was a chance he might do something against Norwich. Unfortunately, he scored but it was ruled offside and he ended up with 0 points. Given the position I find myself in on the leaderboard, I don’t regret the move as I think it was worth a punt and I may even keep hold of him for another week or two. Looking ahead, I can now check who has made it through the International’s without an injury and potentially make 4 transfers this weekend.
Despite Man Utd losing to City, I’ll take a couple of points for De Gea over nothing at all.
8 points for Walker was a good return in a potentially difficult fixture.
There’s clearly a few issues within the team so I’ll be looking to address that quite quickly. Bertrand simply has to come out, I can’t see a single advantage of keeping him now. Azpilicueta is also a problem, he takes up a lot of budget but keeps getting benched, for me he comes out as well. I then need to make sure I can free up funds to get a decent replacement for Bertrand, as a result I’m debating taking De Bruyne out and downgrading to someone like B. Silva who is playing well at the moment.
I’ll need to check for any injuries but I’m potentially looking at:
Bertrand, Azpilicueta and De Bruyne out
Cancelo, B. Silva and a 3.9m defender or striker in
I think this would strengthen the team well and give it more of a balance but I plan to take a closer look as we approach the weekend.
Tips for Game Week 12
I’ve outlined my plans above, but my main advice would be that now is the time to use transfers if you’ve held onto them as I have. We’ve only got two weeks left in November and the International break is out of the way. It’s also worth keeping an eye on the fixtures for December, as that’s going to be a long month if we start to pick up any injuries. The spreadsheet below should be up to date with upcoming fixtures for the big teams.