Liverpool’s Adam Lallana & The 5 #FPL Players You MUST Pick For GW20
DEFENDER: Ron Vlaar – £4.4m (Home v Crystal Palace)
‘Concrete Ron’ has returned to the Aston Villa side for the last three matches, and Paul Lambert’s men have only conceded twice in those games as a result.
The Dutchman picked up the full three bonus points in the Sunderland game last time out, and at home to a struggling Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day he could well do the same again.
MIDFIELDER: Adam Lallana – £8.3m (Home v Leicester)
We highlighted Adam Lallana’s growing influence on this Liverpool team last week, and he underlined that with two goals and a fantastic performance in Monday night’s win over Swansea.
Leicester are the next visitors to Anfield and on the form they’ve shown recently then you’d expect the hosts to have more chances to try and climb the table, and their summer signing will be central to everything they do.
FORWARD: Danny Welbeck – £7.1m (Away v Southampton)
Update 30/12 – Ed… Welbeck is now an injury risk for the New Year’s Day fixture
An away game against Southampton isn’t the easiest fixture for any side in the Premier League, but the loss of the suspended Morgan Schneiderlin might just play into Arsenal’s hands ahead of their trip to St Mary’s.
Another suspension – that of Olivier Giroud – means that Danny Welbeck will play in a central role for the Gunners, and as he showed in the defeat of West Ham he can be pretty effective from there.
THE OUTSIDER: Stevan Jovetic – £7.8m (Home v Sunderland)
With Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko still out and the James Milner false 9 experiment not exactly working against Burnley, Manuel Pellegrini must be tempted to start with Stevan Jovetic at home to Sunderland.
The Montenegrin got half an hour in the Burnley game and scored in the win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light earlier this month. City need a result after their disastrous draw on Sunday, and he can provide it for them.
THE CAPTAIN: Charlie Austin – £6.3m (Home v Swansea)
In the mood for a bit of a gamble?
Injuries and difficult fixtures for the usual suspects mean that it could be time to roll the dice, and after failing to fire against Crystal Palace then a home game against Swansea could be the perfect chance for Charlie Austin to bounce back.
It would be a brave choice, but it might well be a weekend when brave choices are needed.