Gameweek 14 Manager Mindset
With Ollie Watkins missing out on Europe, I am now considering a move for Darwin Nunez as a short term punt. Would be from 14-17 and bringing a presumably healthy Watkins back in 18. xMins are still a touch risky with Darwin but his underlying output is enormous and his fixtures are so much better than Villa's. If I go that way, I might opt for Raya as my GK transfer rather than Flekken. Nothing set in stone, but something I am considering.
GW 14 was another generally successful game week. Nothing bad happened really even though several opportunities were missed (how Son blanked is beyond me). I again failed to have a GW rank inside the top one million, but Lascelles goal and having Haaland as a captain was enough to see me move up to near top 500k. Not gonna complain.
I enter GW 15 with 2 FT and no fires to put out. My biggest concern currently is Lascelles playing time. Botman is evidently running and once he returns to training one would think he gets his place back soon. When that is though is anyone's guess. Otherwise I don't see any real upgrades available without sacrificing an expensive player and none are that great of candidates given the fixtures next couple weeks.
As such, my planned transfer this week is Turner to Flekken. Turner has lost his place and Areola/west Ham just aren't very good defensively. A second GK option seems like a good way to upgrade my team with minimal cost. Add in potential DGW 20 and Flekken seems the logical option. Raya is probably the best GK under 5 million but I have only 0.7 in the bank so he is not an option.