GW Points: 74
Overall Points: 688
Overall Rank: 2,696
Transfers: Alexander-Arnold out, Walker in
Salah out, Mane in
This week was a bit of a disappointment, but fortunately the team didn’t drop much on the overall leaderboard and still holds a very good position for the stage that we are in the season. I’m happy to be within the top 5,000 pack for the time being. The transfers I made didn’t pay off and I really don’t like making short term moves but with no certain date on Salah returning and plenty of transfers left, I thought it was worth a gamble. Luckily he didn’t score when he returned to the starting line up mid week. Walker also flopped, I bought him in because he had the most minutes under his belt of any Man City defender – I thought this meant he was unlikely to face rotation but he then got rested when City kept a clean sheet in the Champions League. Ziyech was also a disaster, I missed the opportunity to bring him in for the previous game week when he scored well so thought I’d take the opportunity to get him in now, it also backfired. Given how badly the transfers panned out, I’m still happy enough with the game week overall but I was hoping to kick on at some point to break into the top 1,000.
Fernandes picking up 31 points was a good result but has no major impact due to his high ownership.
Mendy and Zouma picking up more points was a positive. I’m so glad I jumped on this two before they became so popular.
It’s felt a bit strange holding onto Davies knowing he’s unlikely to play in the Premier League, however him picking up 10 points last night was a brilliant return and makes the decision well justified.
I’ve always had an eye on removing Davies and I think this has to happen at some point soon. However, with him picking up 10 points it’s all going to be about timing. I’m still debating what to do with him but I’ve got enough in the bank to bring in anyone I want really.
Although I rate Mane as a player, I’ll want to bring Salah back in. Purely because of ownership and the risk of Salah scoring big.
I don’t want to double up on Havertz and Ziyech as my team already has too many Chelsea players. As a result one of them will be coming out at some point. It’s looking likely to be Havertz at the moment but the problem is knowing who to bring in.
Tips for Game Week 10
I’ll almost certainly be bringing Salah back in this weekend – if he starts in the Premier League. I’ll then use my final transfer to take out Ziyech or Havertz for a different midfielder or potentially look at replacing Davies with Robertson. Man City have the best fixtures this weekend so I’ll be sticking with Walker despite a disappointing first week in my team. Spurs and Chelsea are probably worth avoiding as they play each other. Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea all have more difficult Champions League fixtures this week as well so it’s going to be a challenge to pick players who might do well.
We are at that stage in the season where we should be looking ahead to December, it’s worth checking the fixtures before rushing into any transfers: