With all the permutations surrounding DGW uncertainty, Man C or no Man C, Gw 28 etc, it can all seem very confusing. However I believe I have a clear plan that will navigate the situation with little risk, and provide both City cover and enough bodies in Gw 28
Here is my current side, and it has the bare minimum for this week, Lovren is flagged and it could be a struggle to field Eleven, especially with Stanislas being out of favour.
I was simply going to replace Stanislas, however the news that Man C will probably have a double in Gw 27 means I need to free up some cash in anticipation. While I was set on keeping Sanchez, that situation has now changed. I already have 4.7 Million in the bank so am well set up.
I am planning a hit this week to do a double midfield switch. Stanislas to Barkley and Sanchez to Mane, it improves the squad for this week and for Gw 28 and also leaves plenty of cash for the following week.
After these Two moves the 352 formation is maintained, and it will stay. Third striker options are thin on the ground and Anichibe can remain as the non playing bench player.
Now for the following week. Like it or not Aguero will dominate the news in Gw 27 he will be a massive poll leader and the hype machine will be in full overdrive. I plan another Four point hit to bring in Aguero and Sterling for Costa and Eriksen. Leaving the team looking like this.
This leaves nine players for Gw 28, and with the free transfer it will be up to Ten which will probably be enough to be competitive, and if necessary I could always take a hit to make it Eleven, possibly a second Liverpool midfielder.
That is the plan, to a large extent the Man C part depends on them beating Huddersfield, if they do it seems rather risky to go without Aguero and with his low ownership he could prove a great rank booster. It is unthinkable to go into a double with no cover.
Triple captain, Wildcard and bench boost
There are limited opportunities to use the chips. The bench boost needs to be used the week after a wildcard on a big Double Gameweek, which is clearly not Gw 27Those chips will be used later.
The triple captain however is best used on a smaller Dgw. This means that the use of the chip in Gw 27 becomes a real option. The problem is Man City rotation. At a later date I will have a look at their fixtures for that time to try and gauge the possibility of Aguero not playing both matches.