Another week, another opportunity to improve the strength of our starting XI through the use of transfers. While there hasn’t been many positive aspects this season, one area I have prospered in, has been that of transfers. Based on FPL Statistico, I’ve gained 55 points from six transfers this season. I’ve got into the habit of rolling my transfers this season, so those six changes have come in just three weeks.
Not that those 55 points make much difference, nor rolling and holding transfers, but it’s been one of the bright spots I can hang my hat on. Ahead of GW10, the plans are to roll the FT as I look towards GW11 and continue to work on a holiday plan for players and teams I am targeting between GW14-GW21. With no pressing issues with my starting XI it will give my another week to evaluate the direction I want to move.
The only concern ahead of this week, the caution flag on Trent Alexander-Arnold due to illness, which caused him to miss the midweek Champions League game. Jurgen Klopp lied in his press conference last week about Mo Salah, so there is very little reason to believe him regarding anything said about TAA. He is one player I am planning on transferring out but not this early. Intentions were to hold TAA through GW14 and the start of the festive period. If he’s not going to feature, there could be cause to move him. Martin Kelly also remains flagged, but as my fifth defender, I am not too concerned of his availability.
Above is my 15-man squad ahead of GW10, which has looked good on paper all season, but overall points (473) and overall rank (873k) tell a different story. I am not alone when it comes to the struggle of premium players this season. I am considering moving Raheem Sterling to free up budget to build a more balanced team for the festive period, as we know rotation will happen. Not only with Pep and those teams involved in Champions League and Europa League.
GW10 PLAYERS TO CONSIDER
This week, I return with a short list of players to consider when it comes to your transfers. Most will be 10% TSB or under and potentially at a budget type price.
GOALKEEPER – Roberto JImenez Gago (£4.4/ 0.7% TSB)
West Ham looked bad last weekend at Goodison Park and honestly, I expected more from the Hammers on defense as they conceded twice. Roberto is third in saves (13) over the last 4 weeks, but as a team they have conceded just one goal, two of those games Jimenez was the starter.
DEFENDER – Wily Boly (£5.0/6.4% TSB)
It could be time to buy back into Wolves. Many have avoided them due to their Europe League commitment. Two CS in their last four games and they play play a struggling Newcastle team on the road. Boly provides good BPS and is a target on set pieces and corners.
MIDFIELDER – Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0/2.8% TSB)
Coming back from an injury last season, Hudson-Odoi has sparkled since GW7, posting three assists for Chelsea. He’s outplayed Mason Mount and £0.8 cheaper. His involvement has been better than Mount, as has his BPS. While he hasn’t scored, his goal threat appears to be on par with Mount.
FORWARD – Danny Ings (£5.0/2.5% TSB)
Maybe we should say his name with a whisper, as every time we look at buying into the Southampton forward, he gets hurt. On the season, Ings has four goals and an assist, picking up three in his last three games. He’s fourth in penalty touches (24) and second in attempts (15) during that time.