Meet The Boys
Steve Mandanda - The French No.1 is your go to guy. Solid and consistent, he will be your top goalkeeper for a few years to come. Keep him happy and ensure his contract is renewed before the seasons end. Expect the English League heavy weights to come sniffing.
Gennaro Bracigliano - Bought in from Nancy on a free, is you second choice, solid all round goalkeeper with safe technical ability whom you should have no worries on relying on if Mandanda gets injured. He will get unsettled if not given playing time.
Andrade - The 32 year old Brazilian is the weakest of the trio, feel free to offload him and replace him with a younger more promising keeper, can do a job as a reserve Goalkeeper. Little more.
Overall this position is strong. In your mind you want to start considering a possible replacement for Mandanda, but be in no rush. In your first season transfer funds are almost non existant.
Jeremy Morel (D/WBL) - Solid Choice at left back, though Azpilicueta is capable of playing LB at will probably pip him to that position. Good stats, and a good performer will be more than adequate as back up or started to the LB position
Cesar Azpilicueta (D/WBR) - Great young talent capable of playing in both FB positions, I'd recommend re-training him to LB in order to boost that position. Signed from Osasuna in 2009 for £6m he is a mentally strong performer and should be considered in your long term plans
Rod Fanni (DRC/WBR) - Talented right back, and likely to be your first choice, despite his advancing years he is a capable performer and fits nicely into the side
Souleymane Diawara (DC) - Experienced Senegalese international is the rock at the heart of your defence. Again despite his advancing years he still has plenty to offer your team and is capable of handling the a congested fixture list
Stephane M'bia (DC) - Talented Cameroonian signed from Rennes for £10m. First choice centre back who will nail down that position for years to come. Keep him onside and allow him to tutor the younger players that come through the youth ranks in years to come
Nicolas Nkoulou (DC) - M'bia's international team mate signed from struggling Monaco is a real talent in the Marseille side. Young and ambitous will be a suitable replacement to Diawara if you see fit. But more than capable of playing in the first season.
Again a very strong position. The defence area will suffice for the first season. Money is restricted in the first season, but when you start habouring Champions League ambitions, you'll want to develop one or two position in the back line.
Charles Kabore (D/WBR/DMC/MC) Good all round player competant in many positions and should develop nicely. Many not fit into fist team plans immediately. I shouldnt discard him though as he provides great cover in the RB and MC areas. May well break into your first team plans.
Lucho Gonzalez (AMC/MC) - The experienced Argentinian is a technical playmaker, likely to be topping your assist chart. On a big wage and only 21 months left on his contract a renewal is up to you. I would. He is consistent but has declining physicals. First name on the team sheet.
Bruno Cheyrou (MC) - The Frenchman is a great attacking midfielder and solid all round. Will be in your first team for the 1st season at least. Play him with Lucho and keep the partnership steady. They'll perform.
Alou Diarra (DMC/MC) -Alou is the graft to Lucho's brilliance, a defensively solid midfielder, relishes the Anchor man position and provides solid cover to the back for - If you want a clean sheet, park this guy infront of your back line.
Morgan Amalfitano (MC/AMC) - Solid player, good creative technicals and relishes the playmaker situation. Not quite as adept as Lucho but is solid back-up - dont be in a rush to sell this guy, if you can keep things stable do so. Keep him around. He's fine.
Strong here too. Some creative players complemented by the rock steadyness of Diarra and Kabore. Not alot needs doing here in the first season. In fact i'll stick my neck out and say do nothing. When the 1st season is done and you have a transfer kitty, then get creative.
Mathieu Valbuena (MR/AMRC) - Mr Marseille himself signed in 2005 for 55k. I know! Solid Attacking midfielder who can mesmorise you at times. The ability to change a game with a piece of brilliance. Enjoy having him in your team.
Andre Ayew (MLC/AML) - Ghanain international and up and coming sensation. Solid player with real potential. Nuture him and love him he will become a starter for years to come. Has an £11.25m release clause in his contract, negotiate it out as soon as possible.
Jordan Ayew (ST) - Andre's brother and natural athlete. Very promising young striker with a great platform of abilities for you to help him develop. Dont be afraid of giving him playing time and give him a good technically bassed trainging program to really allow him to blossom. Like a little flower. Not really. Shouldnt have said that.
Loic Remy (ST/AMR) -The French rollercoaster Mr.Remy is a speed daemon that scores goals. Start him up top. Really do it. He's great. Signed from Nice for 11m and this is the season he will deliver and make a major impact. Has a PPM of trying to beat the offside, i'd recommend you get rid of it ASAP. He will score on average 2 disallowed goals a game by being offisde. Really he will. Also if you dont already have him in your FIFA Ultimate Team, get him now. Other football based games available.
Andre-Pierre Gignac (ST) - Okay striker, the first thing you'll notice is he's on 70k a week. And he probably wont get many games, especially if you only play with 1 up top. He's a solid player but on big wages.
Good players here, the real force of your team. Remy is a top player. A.Ayew will be your highest rated performer, he is so consistent and physically competant. I have a chip on my shoulder about Gignac, his ability doesnt merit his wages, and when you play 1 up top he simply wont get the playing time. Give Jordan some playing time too. Please.
Honestly. Not alot. Billel Omrani, the young French striker looks promising but he'll neeed playing time do develop. Playing time that should be going to Jordan Ayew. Adonian and Anani are potentials, but again will likely need so much playing time to improve and will develop into little more than back-up players.