Sun Dream Team – 9 October 2012 – 2nd transfer window open


The second Sun Dream Team transfer window opened on Tuesday 9 October 2012.   If you need some advice and tips, lets take a look at what’s happened so far in Sun Dream Team and where we should look in the transfer window.  Remember it closes on the 20th October and values don’t change so make your changes as late as possible.

We’ll look at:

1.  A bit of background

2.  Best performers to date

3.  Star Man awards

4.  Injured players

3.  Best picks  in all the positions

 

Background

First of all remember there are 3 transfer windows in Sun Dream Team remaining with 3 transfers each only and the Sun Dream Team covers all forms of the game, Prem league, FA Cup, League cup, champs league and Europa league.  At the bottom of the page I’ve included a link to my previous article giving a rule summary

Here’s the transfer window information from the site:

The second Transfer Window will open at 09:00.00 BST Tuesday 9 October 2012 and close at 11.59.59 BST on Saturday 20 October 2012 or 15 minutes prior to the first kick-off if earlier with transfers scoring starting with Eligible Matches after this time.

The third Transfer Window will open at 09:00.00 GMT Monday 28 January 2013 and close at 11:59.59 GMT on Saturday 02 February 2013 or 15 minutes prior to the first kick-off if earlier with transfers scoring starting with Eligible Matches after this time.

The fourth and last Transfer Window will open at 09:00.00 GMT Tuesday 19 March 2013 and close at 11:59.59 GMT on Saturday 30 March 2013 or 15 minutes prior to the first kick-off if earlier with transfers scoring starting with Eligible Matches after this time.

So after this transfer window there’s a little over 3 months to the next transfer window and it includes the transfer window of the premier league.  Its important to think about whether a player could be sold during that time.  There will also be a considerable amount of Champions league, FA cup,  Europa league and Capital One cup games.

Here’s some key points to the Sun Dream Team game:

(i)   With only 12 transfers you need to pick for the whole season, unlike the other formats where you have enough transfers to pick players for clumps of good fixtures.

(ii)   Obviously the players who play in the most competitions and games are at an advantage.  However that has to be balanced out against the rotation that these players will endure

A few points on this:

(i)  Relegation threatened teams historically dont field strong teams in the cups and dont participate in Europe so  should be avoided

(ii)  Teams in the Europa league have historically fielded second string teams.  Spurs seem to be the exception so far.

(iii)  Champions league teams either rotate for the Champions league especially the group stages or in games prior.  Interestingly Man Utd and Man City are taking no chances with the Group stages this year and are fielding strong teams.

(iv)  Teams not in Europe or relegation threatened eg Sunderland take the FA and League cups the most seriously and  have historically fielded the strongest teams

(v)  With no assists, the focus will be on goal scoring midfielders and strikers.

(vi)    To get the bonus points you will need those players who contribute overall to the game.  Players like Mata and Cazorla who are the focal point of the teams midfield are at a huge advantage in Sun Dream Team.

(vii)   The emphasis on goals scored and lack of differentiation in points between goals for positions will mean an emphasis on elite attackers.

(v)   Defenders will see a focus on clean sheets

(vi)  You should pick on a teams marquee player who dominates the team in all ways

(vii)  Last year attacking midfielders dominated the Star Man awards.  This year midfielders have continued to dominate it

 

Best performers to date in Sun Dream Team

Here’s the best performers to date straight from the site:

POS.CODENAMECLUBVFMPRICEPTS
MF565J MataChelsea12.9£5.5m71
ST959L SuarezLiverpool11.7£6.0m70
ST808R van PersieManchester United7.8£8.0m62
MF563E HazardChelsea13.3£4.0m53
ST977D BaNewcastle United14.9£3.5m52
ST805GervinhoArsenal16.3£3.0m49
DF111J VertonghenTottenham Hotspur10.9£4.5m49
MF637S CazorlaArsenal11.8£4.0m47
MF741MichuSwansea City23.5£2.0m47
ST994S FletcherSunderland18.4£2.5m46
MF580M FellainiEverton12.9£3.5m45
ST878P CrouchStoke City15.0£3.0m45
MF797M DembeleTottenham Hotspur15.0£3.0m45

Here’s some basics:

1.  Out of the top 13 point scorers, 6 are strikers and 6 are midfielders.  The other being a defender.

2.  9/13 will be in teams will be expecting to finish in the top 6

3.  The top 8 players are in clubs in European competitions

4.  Price doesn’t necessarily equal points.  The average cost of the players in the top 13 is pretty much dead on £4.0m and 5 are £3.0m or less.

Star Man awards

Here’s a cut and paste of the best performers in Sun Dream Team over the first 8 Sun Dream team rounds showing those players who have gained 2 or more awards:

NAMEPOSITIONCLUBPRICENO. OF AWARDS
Juan MataMFCHE£5.5m4
Marouane FellainiMFEVE£3.5m3
Luis SuarezSTLIV£6.0m3
Antonio ValenciaMFMAN£4.5m3
Santi CazorlaMFARS£4.0m2
GervinhoSTARS£3.0m2
Brett HolmanMFAST£2.0m2
Eden HazardMFCHE£4.0m2
James CollinsDFWHM£2.5m2
Dimitar BerbatovSTFUL£4.0m2
Robin van PersieSTMAN£8.0m2
Demba BaSTNEW£3.5m2
Steven FletcherSTSUN£2.5m2
Ali Al HabsiGKWIG£1.5m2
Romelu LukakuSTWBA£2.5m2
Pavel PogrebnyakSTRDG£2.0m2
Ryan ShawcrossDFSTO£3.5m2
Nathan DyerMFSWA£2.0m2

Although its very early days here’s some points of interest out of the 18 top performers

1.  7  are  midfielders. 8 are strikers.  3/4 who have 3 or more awards are midfielders.

2.  Its not shown in the table above but heres the stats on the 77 star man awards to date

(i)  41 are midfielders

(ii)  20 are strikers

(iii)  11 are defenders

(iv)  5 are goalkeepers

Injured players

My site has a link to phsyio room which shows all injuries and when a return is expected.

Fixture Ease

Heres my assessment of the order of easy  fixtures faced by each team over that period:

1.  Arsenal

2.  Man U

3.  Newcastle

4.  Man City

5.  Liverpool

6.  Fulham

7.  Everton

8 . Tottenham

9.  Sunderland

10.   Southampton

11.  Stoke

12.  WBA

13.  Aston Villa

14.  Reading

15.  Wigan

16.   QPR

17  Chelsea

18.  West Ham

19.  Norwich

20.  Swansea

Obviously you only get 3 transfers at the end of that period and there are unknown fixtures with the Cups but it will give you a guide for any marginal decisions

 

Best Picks

GK

 Alhabsi – Foster  – Begovic (All £1.5m)

Im not convinced of the wisdom now of spending alot of money here.   WBA and Stoke are improving defences.  If any GK’s can get 7 ratings its these guys who are good shot stoppers.  Stoke are out of the capital One Cup as are WBA  but will seek to compete in the FA Cup.  Stoke in particular have a strong statistical defence and I expect them to get clean sheets

DEF

 Ivanovic  (5.0m)  Vermaelen (£6.0m)  Baines (£5.5m) Rafael (£4.0m)

The 4 Rolls Royce defensive options with the leading attacking potential.  I’ve left out Kompany £7.0m) as it  seems a step too far in price.  Ivanovic and Vermaelen play champs league and Everton will compete to win the FA Cup.

Chelsea have difficult fixtures but Ivanovic has shown his ability to top up points with goals.  I wouldn’t go for anyone else in the Chelsea defence.

Arsenal are through the worst of the fixtures and Vermaelen is the safe attacking pick.  I personally don’t think he’s worth the additional spend over Gibbs though (Gibbs injury needs monitoring) .

Everton have barely had a clean sheet but Baines is practically a winger and takes free kicks and pens.  Everton continue to have good fixtures and it seems likely he will be up there at the top of the defensive leader board.  Everton have good defensive stats and clean sheets will come.

Speaking of practically a winger, Rafael with the other injuries to Utd defenders remains the best Utd choice. The back 4 and the CMs are still the same that got 20 clean sheets last year.

G Johnson  Zabaleta (both £4.0m) Gibbs (£3.5m) Vertonghen(£4.5m)

Liverpool are through their difficult  fixtures and will see  a few months of better returns.  Johnson is easily the most offensive of the Liverpool defenders and will attract the goals and attacking additions.

The City defence will come right.  Despite what all the pundits are saying the basic underlying defensive stats are strong.  However £6.0m for Hart and £7.0m for Kompany are big money gambles.  Zabaleta has competition from Richards and Maicon  but has the versatility and seems to have the trust of the manager that will give him a number of games.  He’s also a bargain at £4.0m in comparison to everyone else.

Arsenals defence has improved immensely and will attract clean sheets.  Gibbs is the best value option to me and still has the attacking potential to get additional points

Tottenhams fixtures are reasonable and they have the advantage of the Europa league which AVB seems to be taking seriously.  Vertonghen is a ball playing scoring centre half who is secure in his place and should continue to provide 7’s and the odd Star man award

 Huth (£2.0m) STaylor(£2.5m)  OShea (£2.5m) McAuley(£2.0m) Figueroa(£2.0m)

Here’s the next tier of players that all have attacking potential and in my view will not be relegation threatened.  Therefore they will all be in teams competing for the cups although Stoke, Newcastle and WBA are out of the Capital one cup which hasn’t helped. Figueroa is the exception to the above.  However, despite Wigan doing poorly and having difficult fixtures hes got a reasonable amount of points.  He plays in an advanced wing back position, has an eye for goal and Wigan have a home game against Bradford in the Capital One cup. Theres no guarantee he will play here but Wigans lack of depth may see him start

Richardson(£1.5m)  W Reid (1.0m) 

A few gambles here if you want fillers.  Richardson will play as an attacking midfielder although his game time hasn’t been established to date.  He has Ruiz and Kacaniklic ahead of him but is one of the few players classified as a defender who plays in midfield .  Reid has a real eye for goal and West Ham have started more solid than expected.  However the fixtures are about to turn against him and West Ham will start conceding more regularly.  Reid is an injury monitor.

Midfield

 Hazard (£4.0m)  Fellaini/Pienaar (£3.5/3.0m)  YYT (£4.5m)  Morrison £2.5)  Cazorla(£4.0m)   Mata (£5.5m)

Heres the first tier in my mind.

Hazard – an eye catching player who will get bonus and 7’s.  Chelsea’s fixtures get harder but there is still some value in the Champions league where RDM will play the full team

Mata – has come from nowhere to be the number 1 scoring midfielder.  Directs the team around the pitch and heavily involved in the game.  The sort of player Sun Dream Team loves and this is shown with the most Star Man awards.   Pick either him or Hazard for your team

Fellaini/Pienaar – pick one.   They have good fixtures but are out of the Capital One.  Unfortunately they aren’t in Europe so there’s no additional games.   Fellaini is injured so check the latest position on this as it may effect your decision.

YYT  – the most certain pick in City’s midfield.  Doesn’t score enough for me.  Seems a bit of a favourite of Sun Dream Team though and the fixtures are about to get easier.  Played in an advanced position last week which may even improve returns further.

Morrison – great value for the attacking fulcrum and star of this underrated team.  Shame they’re out of the Capital One.

Cazorla – in my mind a must have.  Runs the Arsenal team.  They’re still in the Capital  One cup and the Champions league and have a great run of Premier league fixtures.  He’s also incredible value.

 Ben Arfa (£3.5m)  Dembele £3.0m) Sahin (£3.0m)

The first 2 are eye catching players that the Sun Dream Team likes.  Both have the advantage of playing in the Europa league although whether Ben Arfa will play is questionable.  AVB seems to want to win it so Dembele  seems to have the most game time certainty.  Dembele is involved centrally in the game more so a better pick.  Both are a little dubious on goal output which worries me.

Sahin is the man Mourinho would never sell apparently.  Has had some recent eye catching performances.  Liverpool have good fixtures and are in an easy Europa league group where hopefully, given Sahins easy introduction to the season, will see him pick up games.  Plays in the advanced set of midfilders.  I would only play if youre not playing Suarez as 1 player is sufficent Liverpool exposure

Allen (£2.0m)

Really difficult to pick budget players.  Allen wont score anything.  He does consistently get 7’s as the Sun Dream team like his possession play

and lastly the gambles

Bale (£5.5m)  Dempsey (£5.0m) Silva (£6.5m)

Bale is interesting.  A poor start but has come right and consistently picked up 7’s.  Has competition for Star Man awards in this team though.  Will play alot of games with AVB taking the Europa seriously.  Spurs have reasonable fixtures and easy Europa league fixtures.  Every Sun Dream Team should have 1 Spurs player, its just which one you pick.   Dempsey is similar but probably needs less rest.  However, he is easily rotatable with Siggy though and isnt that all action involved figure the Sun Dream Team likes.  Last year though he scored 17 goals in the Premier league alone so he just couldn’t be ignored   I would stick with Bale.

Silva last year received 31 7’s and is the involved all action player the Sun Dream Team likes but is he too rotatable?  City will play alot of fixtures and he has the possibilty to win Star Man awards every week but just too expensive

Strikers

RVP (£8.0m)  Aguero (£7.0m) Suarez (£6.0m) Rooney (£7.5m)

RVP and Rooney if you want Utd coverage are probably the best options.  They have very good fixtures and the midfield will be subject to extreme rotation.   RVP and Rooney though will be the mainstays of the attack.

The fact that Suarez cant shoot seems to make no difference to the Sun Dream Team assessors.  A Star Man and 7 magnet he is the top ranked striker despite a difficult start.   28/70 points came from the Norwich game though.  Also favoured by a total lack of other options at striker for Liverpool.  Has great involvement in the game for a striker and does everything right except score.

Aguero  – total quality.  Will be rotated but has such talent he has to be the main man

Ba Jelavic Carrol (All £3.5m) Berba (£4.0m) Torres (£5.5m)

The 2nd tier all  of which are in teams that will compete in the cups.  Unfortunately I can see Ba rested in the Europa and Everton and West Ham are out of the Capital One cup.    Ba is now the main man and now seems to be getting Star Man awards to match.    Jelavic is total quality but at the moment doesnt seem to get the 7 or star man rewards.  This maybe due to a perception of him just being a finisher.  Carrol although he may be in a relegation fight I think will dominate Star Man awards in this team

Berba is exactly the type of striker that the Sun Dream Team likes.  Heavily involved in the game and very skillful.  A Suarez who can score goals.  Needs to get fit but will be a major force.  He has 2 Star Man awards already

Torres is an option simply because there’s no other choice at the Chelsea at the moment.  That situation will be rectified in the Jan transfer window without doubt but for now he’s going to start in every game.  That  for a top 4 team is a big bonus.  Chelsea will win alot of games and he should see his share of 7’s and goals but inconsistent form and the likes of Hazard and Mata will see little Star Man returns.  Fixtures are against Chelsea apart from the Champs league.  Hazard and Mata look better options

 Crouch Lambert(both £2.5m)

2 options that are slightly cheaper.  Both are heavily involved in the game and Lambert also has pens to his name.  Both have reasonable fixtures although Stoke is out of the Capital One cup .

Di Santo (£1.5m)

A filler if funds require it.  Di Santo has started well.  The best of the very cheap options and Wigan have Bradford at home in the Capital One cup.

 

OK hope that gives some food for thought.  Remember there’s no fixtures until the 20th so leave your transfers to as late as possible to avoid international break friendly injuries.

There’s more articles under the Sun Dream team category of the site and if you want to ask any questions leave them in the comments section under this article and I will come back as soon a I can

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36 thoughts on “Sun Dream Team – 9 October 2012 – 2nd transfer window open”

  1. Great site
    Wanted to ask your opinion on the ratings given out by the Sun. At times they appear to have watched a completely different match to the rest of us based on their ratings. They defo have their faves. Plus, when Darren Bent scored that beach ball goal vs Liverpool, they awarded the beach ball star man. Wasn’t gonna play it this year but your inclusion persuaded me.

    • Hi Andy, thanks for the comments. hope your doing well. They definitely seem to have their favourites with the star man ratings and the 7’s are fairly hard to understand as well. The star man ratings favour midfielders and generally they seem to favour players who are involved in their teams play. This tends to explain Mata Cazorla and YYT. The Suarez thing is also a little strange. I’m a big fan but if you cant shoot then …. cheers

  2. Hi I am going to get rid of Silva and Ashley Williams for sure, would u recommend also getting rid of vorm and getting Baines, fellaini & al habsi or maybe cazorla Raphael and al habsi. Or the other option is to get rid of silva, a Williams and Olsson for cazorla, Raphael and al habsi??

    Help….

    • Hi Craig, firstly remember to do all your transfers as late as possible to get the full injury picture.

      To me Cazorla is a must. Great value good fixtures in all the cups and exactly the player to be a magnet for 7’s and star man awards.

      In goal my preference is for Begovic. Out of the capital one which is a shame but the Stoke defence has good statistics underlying it and when you consider the difficult start they’ve had then its even more impressive. I certainly would ditch anyone involved with the Swansea defence.

      If you can afford Baines he will get the returns it just a shame they’re out of the capital one and not in Europe. You thought about vertonghen or glen johnson?

      hope that helps

  3. I want to swap one of my strikers, currently I’ve got Ba, Tevez & Torres. Who wud u drop and for who? Also I have Assou-Ekotto (injured but due to return 20/10/12) and Lescott in defence & wanna drop one. Which one wud u drop and which replacement wud u pick?

    • hi its a little tricky not kowing what the rest of your team is as im not wild on doubling up too much. i would probably look at a stright tevez to aguero swap or berba if u need to save cash. in defence i would drop BAE and go for rafael or gibbs. hope that helps. cheers

    • hi I generally believe that as a rule of thumb the strikers that shoot the most score the most. there are caveats though in that generally a high% in the box and shot accuracy is helpful. fletcher has been infamous for 5 shots 5 goals and that just isnt sustainable over time. thats why i havee stayed away. hope that helps. cheers

  4. Hi after missing transfer window 1 im still stuck with VDV. I have had terrible start and looking to make a few gambles to help catch me up? Any Tips on differentials?

    Currently looking at Tevez out Rooney in (to partner Aguero & Podolski) as most other teams have RVP & Tevez
    VDV out Cazorla In
    Harte Out Caulker in

    Also have hart, kompany and yaya as was hoping man city would hit the ground running but just going to keep them now and hope the clean sheets start coming as lots of teams have lost faith in citys defence!

    Thoughts Please :)

    • Hi although I dont know the full extent of your team, I cant argue with the Rooney and cazorla transfer. I wouldnt go for caulker. I think hes been in very good form and will play in the Europa cup but youre relying on injury in order for him to appear in the premier league as Vertonghen and Gallas seem to be the preferred partnership and when BAE becomes fit then he is likely to be sidelined. I would go for McAuley of WBA at this price. Steven taylor of Newcastle if hes fit for the weekend would be anther gamble.

      hope that helps

    • Hi Thankyou :) My team is Hart, Kompany, Williams, Harte, Hangeland, VDV, Michu, Yaya, Aguero, Tevez, Podolski.

      I know its a mess :( Please help what are priority changes? What would you do if it was your team?)

      Nice site by the way :)

      • Hi clive, thanks for the comments. You must be a City fan! Theyre coming up for a good run of fixtures starting in GW9 so you should start raking in the points.

        2 essential transfers first:

        VDV out – Cazorla in. Hes an essential purchase in my mind.

        harte – seems to have lost his place and reading cant seem to keep a clean sheet. Id probably go for Huth as a replacement.

        williams – the Swansea defence will really stuggle with fixtures and form so id get rid. You should have £4.0m left so I would go for Johnson or Rafael at that price.

        or

        keep williams and change YYT due to the African nations cup for hazard

        hope that helps

        cheers and good luck

      • Hi, thanks again :)

        I’m actually a arsenal fan just fancied man city to excel this season. Will definatley be doing VDV – Cazorla as first transfer!! Think im going to keep yaya :) So that means williams & harte will be taking a hike and have 6m to spend!

        Rafael & Huth are good options but alot of teams have them and when im playing catch up of 100+ points matching teams worrys me lol!! was actually cosidering maxing out on arsenal defence and putting Jenkinson & Gibbs/Mertesacker but think that may be bit risky but would be awesome if arsenal start getting clean sheets! Decisions Decisions :)

  5. hi there fantastic site you have here, i,m looking to take out robert green 1m, kieran gibbs (because of injury as knowing gibbs he will be out for a while)3,5m and enrique 3,5m LEAVING ME WITH 8.5M as i have half a million spare. I,m thinking begovic 1.5m ivanovic 5m leaving me with a 2m defender which im trying to decide on santon, plays in europe as well and newcastle have already played the likes of spurs,man u,everton and chelsea or huth but that would leave me with 3 stoke defenders as i already would have begovic and shawcross or mcauley of west brom who to be fair havent played anyone yet. Which 2m defender do you think i should go for as i,m currently thinking santon

    • Hi Leon, i like santon and newcastle have good fixtures it just seems that the Sun Dream team dont seem to like him. however they have good fixtures and he will probably play games in the Europa as they arent over blessed with LB’s with ryan taylor the only possible cover. he as possibilities hes just a bit of a gamble.

      McAuley might be a safer bet. just a shame theyre out of the capital one cup and arent in Europe

      Good luck

  6. CRACKING SITE.
    Not sure what to do with my team!!!! Any chance u can help??? Here’s my team AND what I may do
    GREEN. 1 OUT. IN BEGOVIC
    VERTONGHEN. 4.5
    IVANOVIC. 5
    JAGIELKA. 4.5
    ENRIQUE. 3.5 OUT. IN HUTH
    HASSARD. 4
    MATA 5.5
    FELLAINI. 3.5. MAYBE OUT FOR CARLOZA
    OR
    AGUERO. 7
    JELAVIC. 3.5. MAYBE OUT FOR BA or BERV
    VAN PERSIE. 8
    What do u think

    • Hi John, I think the 3 essential transfers are

      green and I agree with begovic

      Enrique. I wouldnt double up on a stoke defence. how about McAuley of WBA. shame youve not got the money for a City defender.

      Fellaini – Cazorla is a must in my view.

      Hope that helps

        • John No problem. I personally would take fellaini out. That gives you the ability to put cazorla in who i think will be an essential purchase. es very much a SDT player involved in everything. Also need to check the latest on Fellaini’s injury

          Cheers

  7. Hi my team is Hart Walker Williams Olsson baines mata yaya hazard dyer Suarez Tevez I’m thinking about taking out Williams dyer Tevez and replacing them with Shawcross Cazorla Ba or Vertonghen or Dembele what do you think? Do you have any advice?

    • Hi Marc,

      I would definitely transfer out williams. Shawcross or huth are good transfers.

      YYT will be involved in the african cup of nations and although it looks like he may join late he will still miss a decent amount of games

      Cazorla should definitely come in either for Dyer or YYT. Personally I would transfer Tevez out for Aguero. It maybe that if you have a decent amount of cash left instead of Shawcross or Huth go for Glen Johnson.

      hope that helps. put another comment in if you need

      CHeers

  8. I’m currently 2nd in mini league wi mates, top gets a tenner from others, as well as that it’s a pride thing. I need to make 3 inspired changes. My team is:
    Cech,
    Gibbs, Cahill, Lescott, Assou-Ekotto
    Hazard, YYT, Dyer
    Torres, Tevez, Ba

    Help me! Who shut get chop & for who, I have 0.5mill left over as well

  9. Hey mate great advice hope you can help. Currently 442 formation but thinking of changing to 433. My team is Hart, kompany, coloccini, vermaelen, mertesacker, yaya, cazorla, michu, hazard, Torres and podolski. Looking at ditching kompany to free up a bit of money to spend on a striker. I need to catch up on friends and want to be different so want to avoid people like rvp and Suarez.. May get rid of yaya because of the African nations cup. Any advice would be appriciated dude :)

  10. HELLO AGAIN AND THANKS FOR THE EARLIER ADVICE YOU SEEM TO BE A FOOTBALL EXPERT M8. One last bit of advice this is my team at the moment GREEN 1M, VERTONGHEN 4.5M, GIBBS 3.5M, ENRIQUE 3.5M, SHAWCROSS 3.5M, TOURE 4.5M,CARZOLA 4M,HAZARD 4M, SUAREZ 6M,AGUERO 7M, V PERSIE 8M. I am taking out green,gibbs( due to injury as i know he will break down soon) and obviously enrique to put in begovic,santon and ivanovic. I was considering taking out toure but i just think he will get a lot of points in the next 3 months before he goes to the african nations cup. What would you have done m8?

    • Leon hi, thanks for the cmments

      I would definitely have taken out Enrique and Green. the only debate would be YYT due to ACON or Gibbs. I have sympathy with your view over Gibbs and his injury record. To be honest I probably would have taken out Gibbs for that reason. Doubling up on Stoke is a bit of a risk but they do ave the fixtures

      hope that helps

  11. I know it’s late but only recently found this site!! Current Team: D de Gea/ Vidic, Cahill, Gibbs, A. Williams/Cazorla, Hazard, Y Toure/F Torres , Tevez, Podolski.

    Need help with my transfers, think Vertonghen for Vidic as 1st change. That leaves me with £2M spare.
    Williams has got to go, not sure who to replace him with though. then I’m struggling with the final transfer.

    Any help appreciated, know it’s late notice!

    Thanks.

    • Hi Billy

      my defeinite transfers out would be williams and vidic as you say.

      There are a few defesnive players who might struggle with game time. These are De Gea Cahill and gibbs. De Gea and Cahill are selecton issues and Gibbs has an injury although in theory hes back in a week. the other transfer worth doing is Podolski out and Suarez in

      heres some options

      williams – huth
      vidic – vertonghen
      cahill – kompany

      or

      Williams – Huth
      vidic – vertonghen
      podolski – suarez

      hope that gives you some food for thought

    • Thanks for the feedback. Vidic – Vertonghen, Definitely making that change.

      I’m still trying to make my mind up over Williams – Huth (Shawcross usually gets the credit if StarMan up for grabs), I’m thinking that Newcastles favorable games/returns of Krul, Coloccini and S. Taylor/long term injury of R. Taylor. Santon might get good game time at LB/easy Europa league games for progression – although Pardew fields weakened teams/with luck possible FA cup games during this window if I’ve got the dates right. He’s a gamble but a risk possibly worth taking IMO for that price.

      Suarez is interesting, I didn’t consider him until now. I’ve noticed that The Sun seem to give him 7’s and StarMan awards, even when in my eyes he shows the finishing prowess of Emile Heskey at times. On a side note, I liked the look of the Tev-Aguero partnership at the back end of last season, 10 Goals in 4 Games (6 Aguero, 4 Tev) Tev seem to have an understanding much better than what Balo and Dzeko could muster with Aguero, UNSELFISH link up play played a major part. Hint Hint *Balotelli* With Citys again favorable games I think I might gamble on those two rekindling that sort of form in the upcoming months. Dropping Torres.

  12. Hi I need some help with my team..im stuck as to what transfers to make :(
    this is my team at the moment:
    Hart
    Kompany Terry Cahill Mccauley
    Hazard Dyer YYToure
    Podolski Tevez Ba
    i was thinking of changing these
    Kompany—>Baines
    Tevez—->Van Persie
    Hart—–>Cech
    what do you think? any suggestions? grateful for any advise and thanks in advance.

    • danny hi,

      I would keep one of hart or KOmpany. the city defence will get returns. i would take cahill out. I know JT misses 4 games but JT and Luiz are the preffered selection.

      heres my changes

      kompany – G Johnson
      Cahill – vertonghen/Evans
      dyer – cazorla

      hope that helps and good luck

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