GW Points: 52
Overall Points: 1,460
Overall Rank: 8,808
Transfers: Mane out, Mahrez in
Game week 22 went well. The team has now broken into the top 10,000 on the leaderboard. I’d ideally like to improve on this further as we approach the end of the season but the team is heading in the right direction. Transferring Mahrez in for the injured Mane didn’t yield the points I’d hoped but I still think it was a risk worth taking. I’m now going into the final game week of the month with two transfers in the bag and a team that I’m relatively happy with.
A clean sheet for Roberton and Alexander-Arnold against West Ham was a positive. I didn’t expect them to play in the FA Cup.
A goal and 10 points for Salah.
Two goals in the FA Cup and 20 points for Jesus. This was the reason I’ve kept hold of him for as long as I have.
The biggest disappointment of the game week was Moura once again not getting a goal after starting for Spurs in the FA Cup. I’m pretty much lost patience with him already.
Although Soyuncu picked up a clean sheet in the FA cup, I’m not sure he’s returning enough points. If I were looking to free up funds to move Moura on for Traore, I’d probably have to take Soyuncu out.
Doubling up with Jesus and Aguero isn’t ideal. However, it’s certainly paid off so far with one or the other picking up good points most weeks. I’ll be holding onto them both at least until after game week 24. Man City are one of the few teams that play during that week so I won’t be moving any of their players on until after that.
Tips for Game Week 23
Given all of the injuries during January, I can’t imagine there are many people with transfers left to use this week. I personally won’t be using mine unless there’s a major injury before games kick off at the weekend. It wouldn’t make sense for me to move Jesus (extra game next week) or Moura (extra game this week) on this week due to their upcoming fixtures. I’ll be using my last two transfers to set the team up for February. This will almost certainly involve bringing Mane back in and Traore. To accommodate this, someone will have to make way. At the moment this could be Soyuncu or Jesus depending on what happens this week. During February it’s worth noting that Europa League fixtures are played on consecutive weeks. Whereas Champions League fixtures have a gap between them and are staggered depending on who is playing. This might mean it will make more sense to target those early Europa League fixtures. Interestingly, this means although Man City have an extra fixture compared to most in game week 24. They actually don’t have a fixture at all in game week 25 – whereas some clubs have two.
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