I know it’s Tuesday, but my first piece of advice is to wait til the City/Huddersfield match on Wednesday to make a transfer this week. A day early worth of knowledge is never a bad thing, hell a thank you wouldn’t be awful now and again. The transfer market hinges on one replay game, as pathetic as it sounds, two-thirds of the way through the season we wait to see what happens in an FA Cup game. Why do we wait? Because it basically is going to set up everything from now until the DGW that are being scheduled for the future. Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and KDB become relevant again because two games in one week is better then one I am told. Unfortunately they blank the week after with a win so that throws a funny hat on the idea, but it is still worth it to get a City player in if they do indeed win. So hold your horses or wagons or whatever colloquialism that may suit your fancy. So if City is the recipient of a DGW in Week 27, then all transfers are in that direction. But just in case for the curious of mind, I decided to give you some different options to look at rostering for the upcoming week fixtures. Cheers!
Manolo Gabbiadini, Southampton – I said last week to not look in this fellas direction. Then he doubled in the EFL Cup game and it made me think it isn’t an awful idea to capitalize on the price change use him one week then sit the week of 28. The move only makes sense if you have two other strikers or a good compliment of non-blanking players in Week 28.
Fernando Llorente, Swansea – Got a tally last week versus a leaky-once-a-game Chelsea defense. Now gets Burnley and Hull in the next two. At 6.2, he is the sneaky third striker option that goes against the main stream.
Josh King, Bournemouth – The shine is off Matt P and Junior. Similar in price and is knocked on for fantasy right now. No blanks, but a trip to United looms bad.
Sofiane Feghouli, West Ham – At just bucks on purchase and with Antonio missing the next two games, he is firmly entrenched in the line-up now. Three straight full 90’s lead me to believe that he is going to play and end up on the cool side of the pillow. The Chelsea fixture is a boo, but look past that he gets Bournemouth, Leicester and Hull.
Patrick van Aanholt, Crystal Palace – They still blank next week and he only scores once every seven games. He is no McAuley for Christ’s sake.
Ramiro Funes Mori, Everton – The ownership of Baines and Coleman is sky high, just like their price right now. Everton plays a back three with Mori always in the mix. Clean sheet points are clean sheet points.