The Sun Dream Team – transfers made

After 2 weeks of prevaricating Ive made my 3 Sun Dream Team transfers.  Here’s the detail and the full Sun Dream Team with explanations why and why not

The 3 transfers are as follows:

Enrique out – Gibbs in

Enrique’s place hasn’t  looked safe and Liverpool’s defence the same.  The reverse is true for Arsenal.  3 clean sheets in a row and underlying stats to back up the improvement. Gibbs has cemented his place over Santos and looks good going forward.  A secure option without having to invest the extra Sun Dream Team money for Vermaelen

Borini out Jelavic in

Borini hasn’t started as I would have liked and while there is an attraction in knowing he will have to play every week due to there only being 2 strikers, the quality and fixtures of Jelavic are just too hard to ignore.

Huth out S Reid in

This was the value filler.  Not my first choice of WBA defender in Sun Dream Team by any stretch.  He’s facing a late fitness test today so may not even play.   However,  in my mind WBA have the potential for a real strong defence and while I would have preffered Ridgewell or McAuley the money just wasn’t there.

Heres the rest of the Sun Dream Team and a commentary of my thinking about each of them:


  • Howard (£3.0m)


    Good defence, good fixtures and good value compared to the elite keepers
  • S Reid (£1.5m)


    See above for transfer reasons

  • Cole (£6.0m)


    My preference would be Ivanovic especially as he’s £1m cheaper but I wasn’t keen on Stokes fixtures so I’ve so Ive changed Huth rather than Cole.  Cole is now a bit of a rotation risk with Bertrand becoming a viable playing option but there’s enough competitions and games for him to play regularly
  • Zabaleta (£4.0m)


    A risky one due to Maicon’a arrival  and Richards back in training.  However, he has versatility and value on his side in that he can play RB or CB.   With 4 competitions I expect him to play alot of games.  In addition should play in all 3-5-2 formation games that Mancini plays as a CB.
  • Gibbs (£3.5m)


    See above for transfer reasons

  • Hazard (£4.0m)


    No explanation needed
  • Cazorla (£4.0m)


    No explanation needed
  • Bale (£5.5m)


    Been a total disaster and extremely expensive but surely even AVB cant mess up a player of this quality.  I’ve stuck with him and the key is his fixtures up to the next transfer window which means I just cant transfer him out.  Has the potential for goals and star man performances every time he steps on the pitch.  Has kept shooting but just not in the box.
  • van Persie (£8.0m)


  • No explanation needed

  • Aguero (£7.0m)


  • Wont play today I’m sure but  I didn’t think it was worth a transfer to put Tevez in just for 2 games that will be difficult in any case so I’m sticking with him and using transfers elsewhere.  Is absolute total quality.

  • Jelavic (£3.5m)


    See above for transfer explanation

So thats it.  I think today will be a difficult one with potentially Aguero, Zabaleta, Cole and S Reid not playing but this is only 1 week and I think these are the best transfers looking in the long term.


Good luck everyone!