It’s been a pretty awful game week, full write up will be published tomorrow when Leicester’s result is in. Either way, I’m making three transfers this evening. There’s only two game weeks left in the month so I think it’s worth rolling the dice now.
I’m going to make this transfer anyway with Tanganga having a bad week in particular and now facing a suspension. Leicester couldn’t hold on for a clean sheet tonight so Bertrand won’t rise in value but he might go down less than Tanganga. He’s also started both games for Leicester. At 2m that makes him a bargain in my book.
Wan-Bissaka is now going to be banned in the Champions League and let’s face it – he hasn’t returned the points we had hoped for with easier fixtures at the start of the season. I’ve decided to double up on the Liverpool full backs as they’ve got decent fixtures until the end of the month and have started well defensively.
I kept Kane in as I favoured fixtures over form but Lukaku has done the business this week. Kane simply hasn’t and Spurs don’t look like creating much for him. Neither Chelsea or Spurs have the best short term fixtures but Lukaku is sure to go up and Kane will go down. I’m going to take a risk and go with form over fixtures with Lukaku. It could be one of those seasons where we are forever chasing shadows – Kane could easily go on to do well over the next few weeks and Lukaku could go the other way. It’s a complete lottery but right now this is a move that makes sense.
This transfer in particular highlights the difficulty of only having one main team. Most people will just be able to make variations of strikers across different teams and cover all bases. We haven’t got the luxury of doing this.
This leaves me with a decent budget of 2.1m in the bank and I’ll either be upgrading De Gea to Ederson or Benrahma to someone like Grealish next weekend.