On each podcast, we normally run through a list of picks for the upcoming gameweek. This being an off week, we decided to publish our picks.
Wishing you a bright and prosperous New Year.
Darryl “2cents” Celestine
Captain – Jermaine Defoe
Cheap Pick – Romelu Lukaku
Clean Sheet – Chelsea
Fixture to Watch – Wigan vs. Manchester United – This is a trap game for Man United. They come into the New Year buzzing and are expected to grab an easy 3 points in this fixture. However Wigan beat them last season and while they are not in as desperate a situation, they have the potential to cause an upset especially with Kone in form.
Omar “dinho” Romero
Captain – Fernando Torres
Cheap Pick – Pablo Hernandez
Clean Sheet – Tottenham
Fixture to Watch – Newcaste vs. Everton – The transfer saga involving Demba Ba coupled with the humiliating loss away to Arsenal leave Newcastle in dire straits. They had some difficult fixtures over the Xmas season, so will be interesting to see if they will bounce back here and what Ba’s role will be in this game. Everton on the other hand have done reasonably well throughout the hectic schedule and welcome back Marouane Fellaini into the fold. A strong away performance could strengthen their claim for a European place.