Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney And The 5 #FPL Players You MUST Pick This Week
DEFENDER: Laurent Koscielny (£5.9m) – Home v Southampton
It is no coincidence that the return of Laurent Koscielny to the Arsenal side resulted in a clean sheet at West Brom at the weekend, and the Frenchman looks set to continue against a Southampton team no doubt still smarting from their loss to Manchester City.
Playing alongside Per Mertesacker, Koscielny makes Arsenal a lot tougher to score against, and the Saints could find that out on Wednesday.
MIDFIELDER: Mile Jedinak (£5.2m) – Home v Aston Villa
Set-pieces are crucial to this Crystal Palace side, and no-one benefits from them more than their skipper Mile Jedinak.
The Australian has scored five goals already this season, and against an Aston Villa side who are still failing to convince pretty much anyone then he’ll be looking to test Brad Guzan from a few free-kicks, or many even a penalty.
FORWARD: Wilfried Bony (£8.3m) – Home v QPR
All of Wilfried Bony’s six league goals this season have come in his last seven appearances, with another strike in the weekend draw with Crystal Palace proving that he’s a man in form ahead of the visit of QPR.
Having dropped points in that game, Garry Monk will be desperate to see his side earn a victory against Harry Redknapp’s relegation battlers, who could just provide Bony with plenty of chances to extend his recent good run.
THE OUTSIDER: Danny Ings (£5.7m) – Home v Newcastle
We’re fairly certain this will be the first Burnley player we’ve recommended all season, but with four goals in his last five games then Danny Ings is certainly worthy of consideration.
There are signs of life at the Clarets following seven points from their last three games, and at home to Newcastle the forward will be desperate to keep on improving.
THE CAPTAIN: Wayne Rooney (£10.3m) – Home v Stoke
With Diego Costa suspended we’re well aware that the ‘safe’ choice as your captain will be Sergio Aguero, but Manchester City’s recent record at Sunderland is desperately poor, and the Mackems showed against Chelsea that they can be a match for the top sides.
It might pay, then, to trust an in-form Wayne Rooney, who has five in his last four for club and country and three in his last two Old Trafford fixtures against Stoke. Feeling brave?