Well how do I start? Firstly a big thank you to Kellz, Dasboot and Mo for giving me the fantastic chance to join the editorial team here at NMA. I hope I can return the faith they have put in me. I'm not sure what I am looking forward to most. Writing my first Pre deadline post, any reader believing I can get the corners won points back (damm it I will try) or the SB Nation's Editors end of season all expenses paid get together in the Caribbean (was my understanding correct Das/Mo?).
So onto round 22 and and hopefully we will see a mix of teams selected. To offer some assistance here are some statistics to mess with your mind.
Arsenal have never lost to Fulham at home in any competition in 110 years. Arsenal have conceded 19 goals in 21 league games with 9 clean sheets. Fulham have conceded 46 league goals and kept only 3 clean sheets. Home banker or start of a gunners meltdown?
Manchester City have score 99 goals in all competitions this season. Cardiff have failed to score in 11 games this season. Home banker.
Steven Gerrard loves playing Aston Villa. He has scored 11 Premier League goals against them including home and away last season.
Newcastle and West Ham has finished 0-0 in the last three fixtures. Newcastle have lost three in a row, have failed to score in either game and have drawn no away league game this season. So 1-1 draw anyone?
I have had a better start to 2014 and moved to 71st place in the standings after week 21. Hoping I can continue up the rankings heading into the break for the FA cup.
My side as shown on my team page at the moment looks like
Mignolet, Johnson, Reid, Kolarov, Cazorla, Silva, Eriksen, Ozil, Negredo, Giroud and with the arm band who else Suarez
There will be a few changes as normal. Where most of you seem quite settled in your team, in my side only Suarez and Giroud are safe. I have a bad feeling on the Liverpool clean sheet chances. Any thoughts?