Here’s a few questions from readers comments on Sun Dream Team which I’ll respond to in the form of an article so everyone can get some food for thought.
hi, could you help me with transfer window? Below You will see two teams, first one is mine and second one is my friends, I’m about 90 points behind, so question is who should I put in now? I will be grateful for any tips. Many thanks
my friends team
Hi you’ve got 3 defenders with game time issues in Cahill who’s injured Caulker who’s a squad player and Monk who will be replaced as Chico is set to return. I know you want to differentiate yourself from your mate so I would sell RVP Monk and Cahill and go 4-4-2. I don’t think anyone can ignore Mata so you I would equalise this threat and put Vertonghen in for Spurs coverage and he will hopefully score outperform LLoris who may not play in the Europa and lastly as a differentiation put in Nacho for Arsenal who have good fixtures.
Hi my team will be very difficult to change, currently 758 on the season standings.
Ivanovic – Williams – Shawcross – Vertonghen
Hazard – Mata – Cazorla – Bale
Van Persie – Suarez
My feelings are Ivanovic will definitely come out due to lack of games recently, thinking maybe Azpilicueta or Luiz. Van Persie has gone off the boil and he only came in last window, 19 pts in 4 weeks compared to Rooney who has scored more than double. And then it’s between Foster and Williams, with both in decent form. My team is hard to change as I have 4/5 top defenders, 4/5 top midfielders and the top two strikers??? What suggestions do you have, baring in mind Hazard and Mata won’t be moved as they are consistent scorers for me
Firstly I’m not sure given your position that I should be giving you advice but here goes!
The players I would think of tweaking would be Foster for fixtures and poor defence Williams for the same Shawcross again for fixtures and overpriced for the clean sheet potential and RVP as there is a theory that if Man U win the league early he could be rested given his workload this season. I think it depends if you want to consolidate or if you want to gamble and go further so I’m going to assume you want to gamble. I would then maybe change RVP for Silva and change formation or who as the only attacking midfield threat with Nasri out of favour should play lots of games plus City have good fixtures . Or you could swap him for Berbatov and strengthen your defence. On the first theory I would downgrade Shawcross to Begovic and introduce Agger for Williams as Liverpool have good fixtures to finish.
Hope that gives some food for thought.
I’ve got Schwarzer, Vertonghen, Baines, Shawcross, Zabaleta, Hazard, Mata, Michu, Cazorla, Suarez, Van Persie.
Considering swapping Van Persie for Rooney, Baines for Azpilicueta(due to Baines going off the boil and Chelsea having more games left) and Bale for Michu.
If it was my team I would remove RVP due to the risk of being rested if Utd win the league early and replace him with Berbatov who’s in goof form with good fixtures.
I would also replace Baines with Cole who is the least rotation prone Chelsea defender and I would swap Bale who’s a must have for Michu who has difficult fixtures to finish and has shown a tendency to score against the poorer teams rather tan the better ones
RAFAEL IVANOVIC VERTONGHEN NACHO
CAZORLA MATA MICHU
TEVEZ RVP SUAREZ
As you would have seen in my previous questions I think there’s some risk with Utd players that if they win the league early there could be some resting so i would sell Rafael and RVP and Michu for fixtures and the fact that he tends to score more against the poorer teams
I would put Bale in for Michu, Berba in for RVP as he’s in good form with good fixtures and Agger in for Rafael as Liverpool have good fixtures and a strong defence.
in this moment i have cazorla, mertesacker, osman,
also have azpi, hazard or de gea and rooney
if choose giroud, bring mata to my midfielder
if choose walcott (assuming he already will be fit), bring berbatov
which could be the best combo?
giroud-mata or walcott-berbatov?
personally I think that Mata is an essential and I’m a big fan or Giroud who I think will come right given his underlying stats and the fixtures Arsenal have. walcott also has an injury doubt so its the former for me
I’ve a problem I’d like some help on I’m in 5 leagues with my team top of 4 n 3rd in another I’ve led from the begging n don’t wanna balls up now but I need to change a few things coz some are catching me up.. My team is schwartza
Baines vertoghen Kieron Richardson cauluka
Bale mata hazard wolcott
Rvp Suarez …
I was thinking baines wolcott cauluka out
Rooney huth & shawcross in as ul see am thinking all out attack can someone think of out else pls
In my mind a Chelsea defender is essential for the run in. Walcott is apparently back on the 6 april but there is a risk attached to that so if it was me i would go
Caulker out Azpili in
Richardson out – huth in (unless you have £0.5m in the bank for S taylor)
Walcott out Cazorla in
However if youre willing to take the Walcott risk you could go
Baines out – Azpili in
richardson out – nacho in
Caulker out Agger in
Any help and advice would b appreciated. Current team is : hart, huth, zabaleta, rafael, mertesacker, hazard, mata, carzorla, aguero, podolski and sturridge. I have a few ideas of what I want to do. Current strikers haven’t really performed to say the least. Mostly to injury or “virus”. Last games for arsenal consist of many teams in the lower half of the table, which surely means more clean sheets and more goals? Trying to resist putting bale in as a lot of my friends are putting him in. I need to do something different but different hasn’t really worked for me yet…
interesting one. Podolski Rafael and Sturrdige are the sales for me. Bale unfortunately is a must have given his form and the Europa. you also must buy a Chelsea defender and I would tend to swap out Rafael due to rotation threat and go for Azpilicueta. if you had any money in the bank then I would buy Berba but 1 of lambert Lukaku and Benteke is an option for the remaining striker position. They all have advantages but at a push I would go for Benteke
Thats it for now I’ll finish up the rest of the questions on Friday as I’m out for a couple of days. leave transfers as late as possible on Saturday morning if you are able to.