LONDON, England – Luis Diaz, it’s time to move on. Diaz (£8.0 million) is rightfully at the top of the list of players who have been moved on, as the knee injury he sustained in Liverpool’s defeat to Arsenal is projected to keep him out until after the World Cup, or at most until late December.
Given the abundance of options available to us at this price point, selling Diaz ought to be the top priority for his remaining owners.
Alexander-Arnold (£7.3 million), who also got hurt at the Emirates and missed two weeks of play, is the latest Liverpool player to sustain an injury. Gameweek 14 is when he’s anticipated to make his comeback.
The suspension of Alexander-Arnold may be a favor to his loyal owners, who will now be compelled to sell a player who has failed to score in every match so far this season other than his 17 points in the 9-0 victory against Bournemouth.
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Other than that, Fulham head coach Marco Silva stated on Friday that Mitrovic ($6.8 million) would return to play against Bournemouth this weekend after missing the previous one and a half games. However, we will need to wait until his press conference on Friday, which typically starts at 1:30 p.m. UK time, for more information (08:30 ET, 05:30 PT).
If the period given is accurate, he will be added to the list of players to sell because Gameweek 12 is blank, and we need to have a full roster of players, including highly owned City and Arsenal players who have value attached to them, waiting on our benches.
The premium defenders have few options now, and the 3 to 5 to 2 shape appears to be the best one for the game. You may be able to use your two free transfers to reinvest some money in other areas of your squad.
Given their attacking capabilities, Joao Cancelo (£7.3 million) and Kieran Trippier (£5.6 million) are the two defensive players you should own. Cancelo has two goals and two assists this season for Manchester City, and Trippier poses a serious threat as Newcastle’s set-piece taker.
In blank Gameweek 12, Lewis Dunk (£4.6 million) might be a good defensive option given that his Brighton team will be hosting Nottingham Forest.
A Gameweek 12 matchup between their teams at Selhurst Park makes Maximilian Kilman of Wolves (worth £4.5 million) and Marc Guehi of Crystal Palace (worth £4.3 million) two other potential defensive possibilities.
Since City is the top team in the Premier League right now and is visiting a Liverpool squad that has been decimated by a sizable number of defensive injuries, I still believe it is okay to invest in City players this week if you haven’t already tripled up.
The best substitute for Diaz is Phil Foden (£8.2 million), who has scored five goals and provided one assist in his past three Premier League contests despite sitting out the nearby Champions League games. He links up with Erling Haaland efficiently, making him the focal point of their attacks.
For those managers who have already outspent City threefold, consider Jarrod Bowen (£8.2 million) or James Maddison (£8.3 million), who both have fixtures and form. West Ham’s Bowen is currently taking penalties as well.
Maddison of Leicester is only one caution away from a suspension, so we certainly need to be wary of that.
He won’t be eligible when Leeds visits the city in blank Gameweek 12 if he receives a yellow card against Palace at home on Saturday.