I’ll publish a full write up of the game week tomorrow – all in all it appears to have been a good one. This was certainly helped by Havertz grabbing a hat trick last night. However, as we approach the end of a short month with 4 transfers still in the bank it’s time to make some changes.
It was a mistake not bringing De Bruyne in straight away, however ironically I’m probably better off points wise as Havertz would have come out to accommodate De Bruyne. Either way, I need to get De Bruyne in now – ownership has gone through the roof in a mini league I’m keen to do well in and I can’t run the risk of falling behind.
This was the plan from the start as I always planned to take Aubameyang out after Arsenal’s initial easy fixtures. Had Aubameyang got off to a flying start, I’d have been left with a really difficult decision to make. However, he’s made a good start but it’s not been remarkable. I’m only taking him out because I need the funds to get De Bruyne in. It’s not ideal given that Werner hasn’t exactly set the Premier League a light just yet but Chelsea do have good fixtures on the horizon so I’m hoping it’s his time to shine. I did consider Jesus as well but with Werner having such high ownership, I’m taking the less risky route.
This could be a one week only transfer so I’m happy taking a punt on Podence. Basically I’m still short of funds to bring in De Bruyne so I need to free up some budget. I really didn’t want to lose Traore as he’s started where he left off in terms of ratings but Wolves do only have one fixture this coming game week and Podence is a bargain and almost certain to rise. Had Spurs not had favourable fixtures this coming week, it would have been Doherty that gave way but I’m giving the Spurs defenders one last chance of securing some points this weekend. Regardless of what happens, I can see both Davies and Doherty coming out for game week 4 with fresh transfers for October.
De Bruyne in
Someone has to make way for De Bruyne. It can’t be Fernandes so this only leaves Willian and Havertz. I don’t like Arsenal’s upcoming fixtures and Havertz is now certain to rise for the next couple of weeks. As a result, Willian will have to come out. However, I’m not ruling out coming back to him later in the season as I do think he will score well over the course of the season.