Dani Alves has the potential to earn performance buzz dividends, week after week.
There are many benefits to purchasing this player, which I will explain below. I have him down as a short to mid term hold, as he isn’t getting any younger it may be risky to keep hold of him past the age of 33/34.
Dani Alves is playing in a poor league, with little competition. He won’t have to play at his best to earn 3 points for PSG.
Hardly any Defensive Duties
The Ligue 1 has 2-3 strong teams, PSG will be the favourites most of the time. This means Alves will be able to play free flowing, attacking football.
Performance Buzz Competition
There aren’t many defenders on Football Index who assist and score quite as much as Alves. He will rack up many points, more than defenders who have to stay back and defend.
He's getting on a bit!
At 32, he’s not a young player.
Reasons to Buy Dani Alves
All Brazilian defenders love going forward, Alves is a fine specimen of this!
As of 25/9/17, he has only played 4 games for PSG, winning performance buzz dividends on two occasions. His key stats show that he successfully completes a high number of passes, as well as getting high up the pitch and achieving a handful of assists.
The fantastic thing about Alves is that although he loves going forward, he’s not afraid of tracking back and is a very good defender. His tackling stats are great.
He has won man of the match in 2 of the 4 games, it’s worth mentioning he came on as a substitute for one of his appearances.
Alves will score Performance Buzz points on all fronts. Defensively, he will intercept and win the ball back, as well as help his team keep clean sheets.
When it comes to attacking, he is a key contributor to the attacks, often whipping the ball in to Neymar/Cavani/Mbappe, who will undoubtedly put the ball in the back of the net!
He’s also a great Free Kick taker, as well as being 3rd choice penalty taker.
The way Performance Buzz is scored, defenders who attack are preferred and will earn higher scores. You will score more points with an attacking defender such as Alves, compared to a defensive centre back like Chris Smalling!
Potential Reasons to Avoid
One of the greatest problems for Performance Buzz is the number of competing players. On a Saturday afternoon, you are competing with most of the Worlds best players, this means the chance of receiving a dividend payout is reduced. After all, Performance Buzz is like a lottery & a player may have a storming game as a one off. This has occurred this season when John Stones scored a brace, unexpectedly!
However, majority of the time PSG play on a Sunday! There aren’t many teams that play on a Sunday, you tend to get 2 games from the Premier League, 2 from Spain & 2 from France. This makes having a player like Alves even more attractive. For Multiple Reasons.
Of all the teams that are playing, not all of these teams have players in the Top 200 of Football Index. This means that competition is reduced even further. At this point, from the French league there’s only one competitor for Dani Alves… his team mate Thiago Silva!
As a centre back, Silva will be responsible for getting the ball and clearing it, this isn’t going to score him mega points… mainly due to PSG holding the ball lots! If they have the ball, he can’t score points for tackling etc!
Alves is the stand out player in a poor league, with poor competition. Although he is getting older, I can see Alves earning great dividends for the upcoming season.
He’s currently 32, so hold this player for a season to earn the dividends and consider selling on.
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Dani Alves will earn many dividend returns if you hold him in your portfolio. He is a defender which will play most of his football in the final third of the pitch, consistently bombing forward and crossing the ball in.
However, as he is 32, it can be a slightly riskier investment as in all honesty, his career is now on the decline. He will probably continue playing through until around 35-36, but he will surely start slowing down at some point.