We hope you all had a nice Christmas and enjoyed the Boxing Day football. Gameweek 19 marks the halfway point of the season so who’s ready for the second half of the season?
Our Boxing Day picks didn’t perform too bad (apart from Giroud who got sent off and Di Maria who didn’t feature). Here is how they did:
1. Eden Hazard – 7 points
2. David Silva – 14 points
3. Olivier Giroud – -2 points
Differential – Romelu Lukaku – 2 points
Gamble – Di Maria – 0 points
So moving on swfitly, lets get down to business with the gamweek 19 captaincy picks:
1. Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal face West Ham at Upton Park this week which could be a tough fixture, but the hammers lost at Chelsea last time out and seem to be lacking some confidence. Confidence is something Sanchez has in abundance. Even after seeing his early penalty saved, he scored and assisted giving himself a gameweek 18 score of 10 points. Although rotation is possible we think he will play and score big on Sunday.
2. David Silva
The Spaniard has scored 30 points in the space of 2 gameweeks and will look to continue this form and score big again at home to struggling Burnley. Manchester City are playing well even without Sergio Aguero, making it sensible to have a City player in your team and based on recent form, Silva is definitely one of the better options.
Differential – Charlie Austin
The QPR frontman is in fantastic form and at Lotus Road they seem to be a different team, which means that Crystal Palace will face a tough task on Sunday. Austin has scored more than half of QPR’s goals and with 4 goals in 2 games, many should consider him for captaincy
Gamble – Raheem Sterling
The Liverpool youngster has been playing as a striker of late and it’s a role he is relishing. After scoring the winner at Turf Moor on Friday he is looking like a good pick, especially with Sturridge still out and Balloteli looking increasingly out of favour at Anfield. However Swansea will provide tough opposition on Monday night, so it could be a bit of a gamble considering Liverpool’s form of late.