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Watch Out Wigan
Watch Out Wigan

It's a budget edition of my player picks this week, with a very quick look at the fixtures, lists of the players interesting me, my saved barndoor team and how my team page looks at the moment.

A slimmed down version of this post is never ideal but I'm hoping it will still prove useful as a reference and of course you have Neal's Week Ahead post already looking at the week in detail. I hope to add some analysis to my picks if I get some spare time tomorrow morning.

In terms of the fixtures, I agree with Neal's opinion 100% on the stand-outs ...

MANCHESTER UNITED v Fulham
NORWICH v Wolves
LIVERPOOL v Wigan
ARSENAL v Aston Villa
SUNDERLAND v QPR


These are all very winnable home games for strong sides and I'll also throw in SWANSEA v Everton, with Brendan Rodgers' men in fantastic form and Everton not great on the road.

Elsewhere I can see Stoke getting a draw against Manchester City, I'm praying Spurs can get a draw at Chelsea, Bolton v Blackburn is very difficult to call either way and West Brom v Newcastle looks like a 1-1.

So here are the players, sticking to my new format of 3 Keepers, 8 Defenders, 10 Midfielders and 8 Strikers ...

KEEPERS
Reina
Ruddy
Szcezney


DEFENDERS
Vermaelen
Evans
Gibbs
Carragher
Ream
Bridge
Naughton
Bassong


MIDFIELDERS
Valencia
Gerrard
A.Young
Sigurdsson
Sessegnon
Nasri
Hoilett
Pilkington
Oxlade-Chamberlain
Miyaichi


STRIKERS
Suarez
van Persie
Rooney
Hernandez
Aguero
Sinclair
Holt
Klasnic


As I said earlier, I'll try to add some analysis if I get a chance tomorrow morning.

My saved barndoor team:
Friedel, Bridge, Onuoha, Gibbs, Hoilett, Sigurdsson, Van Der Vaart, Valencia, Gerrard, D.Cisse, Rooney

Currently unsaved on my team page:
Ruddy, Bridge, Onuoha, Gibbs, Hoilett, Sigurdsson, Valencia, Gerrard, D.Cisse, Hernandez, Suarez

Both teams are definitely lacking an Arsenal attacker, but I can't currently see a way of fitting one in. I'm on a great run at the moment - up to 125th overall - and I'm hoping that will continue!

I'll leave it there for now - how's your team shaping up.?

Cheers, Nik