Every day we bring you what we think are some sensible selection options based on today’s upcoming matches; we’re not going to promise that these are guaranteed winners because if we could do that we’d all be millionaires by now. These players are all solid picks based on recent stats and their next opponents so check them out.
There’s a rare footie gap now until Boxing Day when we get to choose from nine Premier League matches in Mondogoal’s freeroll Forfeit Battle with a guaranteed cash prize.
- Liverpool vs Leicester City
- Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
- Aston Villa vs West Ham
- Chelsea vs Watford
- Southampton vs Arsenal
- Swansea vs West Bromwich Albion
- Manchester City vs Sunderland
- Spurs vs Norwich
- Newcastle United vs Everton
|Goalkeeper||Joe Hart||Manchester City||£6.8m|
|Defender||Aleksander Kolarov||Manchester City||£8.7m|
|Midfielder||Riyad Mahrez||Leicester City||£12.5m|
|Midfielder||Cheikhou Kouyate||West Ham||£7.2m|
|Forward||Raheem Sterling||Manchester City||£8.8m|
Manchester City look like the banker on Boxing Day with a home match against struggling Sunderland so we’ve picked a spine of city players who should all collect some points – Joe Hart in goal, Aleksander Kolarov in defence, Fernandinho in midfield and Raheem Sterling leading the line.
Spurs vs Norwich looks like another home win to us so we’ve gone for the high-scoring Kyle Walker in defence plus the equally prolific Harry Kane up front. Swansea’s Frederico Fernandez completes the defence (against a poor West Brom side) while Bafetimbi Gomis is something of a cheap punt in attack although we expect the Swans to score.
Our ever-present Riyad Mahrez cost us the big bucks in midfield but Leicester’s tie at Anfield looks tricky so he’s the Foxes only name on our team sheet this week. Swansea’s Andre Ayew and Cheikhou Kouyate from West Ham complete the midfield.