As we enter 2015, Gameweek 20 kicks off a brand new year of fantasy football. This is the final round of the festive push and we won’t have another until the 10th so drink it in.
There’s no better hangover cure than a full day of footy action and luckily that’s what we all have to look forward to. So make those final transfers and prepare to rest up and recuperate in front of the telly with a jam-packed New Year’s Day schedule.
So without further ado, here is our selection for the 20th gameweek of the season:
- Joe HART [SUN(H), 6.2m] – City are still missing the defensive influence of Kompany and this was evident in the draw against Burnley. However, they have as strong a chance as any team this gameweek as they entertain Sunderland at the Etihad and look to get back on track with a strong victory.
- Alberto MORENO [LEI(H), 5.0m] – Moreno was given an opportunity to impress in the game against Swansea and he didn’t let Rodgers down notching a goal. Rodgers may choose to keep faith with the attack-minded Moreno as Liverpool look to build on the 4-1 win over Swansea.
- Alan HUTTON [CPL(H), 4.3m] – Hutton rewarded our faith with a tidy 8 point haul as Villa prevented Sunderland from breaching their goal. Next up, they face Palace who might be buoyed by the imminent arrival of Pardew but will be missing one of their main stars in Jedinak who has departed for the Asia Cup.
- Aaron CRESSWELL [WBA(H), 5.5m] – Following 2 tricky fixtures against Chelsea and Arsenal, West Ham will be looking to get back down to business as they entertain the Baggies. Cresswell will be a danger going forward and might just pick up a clean sheet in the process.
- David SILVA [SUN(H), 9.3m] – Silva once again found the back of the net to keep up his fantastic form in front of goal, which has seen him score 4 in his last 3 matches. With Jovetic only just back from injury, Pellegrini will be hoping that his midfielders can continue to share the burden of goalscoring against Sunderland.
- Alexis SANCHEZ [SOT(A), 11.4m] – Sanchez may have drawn a blank but he was joint top with 7 shots at goal in Gameweek 19 to highlight his attacking threat. With Giroud out and Welbeck a doubt, Sanchez can’t be afforded to be given a rest as Arsenal face Southampton in what will be a tricky fixture.
- Adam LALLANA (C) [LEI(H), 8.3m] – Since Rodgers gave Lallana, Sterling and Coutinho the license to link up and attack, Liverpool have been playing their best football of the season and are beginning to look like a real threat once more. Lallana has broken into the starting eleven and is reaping the rewards with a tidy brace against Swansea. He’ll be keen to replicate this when he faces Leicester next.
- Raheem STERLING [LEI(H), 8.3m] – With a plum home fixture against Leicester, we’re doubling up on Liverpool attackers as we can’t see anything but a comfortable home victory. Sterling is likely to be given the striker’s spot once more as Rodgers looks to keep the positive momentum going against a struggling Leicester side.
- Charlie AUSTIN [SWA(H), 6.4m] – Austin is currently scoring the goals to keep QPR in the Premiership and Redknapp will be hoping that no other teams come poaching in January. With 12 goals already, and having scored in 5 of his last 6 home games, Austin is one to watch against Swansea.
- Diego COSTA [TOT(A), 11.2m] – Costa will be looking to continue his fine striking form in 2015 as Chelsea continue to fend off City as they hunt down the title. If Spurs play an open game like they did against United, Costa could thrive and add to his 13 goals for the season.
- Andy CARROLL [WBA(H), 7.0m] – Carroll is going to be important for West Ham when Sakho departs for the Africa Cup of Nations and Big Sam will be hoping that he can continue their push to finish as high as possible in January starting with West Brom. The Baggies have been far from secure at the back and Carroll can take advantage of this.
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Author Credit: Richard Lam
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