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Week 25 Player Picks: Faith in Jesus?

A run down on the weeks player picks

Manchester United v Hull City - Premier League
It must be crush time
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Week 25 picks as follows


Talk of Leicester player’s upset because the manager has stopped them eating post-match chicken burgers insisting on pasta may be untrue but really, would it surprise you?

It’s possible the problems behind the scenes have been sorted and the 2015/16 team will appear but the evidence is not. The Foxes look a shot team and must be opposed right now.

Joel Robles

Sometimes life and football is all about taking those chances when luck presents themselves. Robles seemed destined to a season long bench role but thanks to injury to Stekelenburg he got a chance. Boy has he taken the chance and a clean sheet isn’t beyond him once again this week.

Chris Smalling

“Mike” held the captains armband last week so I assume he is a safer starter than the other central defenders. Great price in Fantrax and pops up with a goal now and then.

Lamine Kone

A goal and 2 clean sheets in 2. Kone is a player who looks like he wakes up after Christmas. The Saints have Wembley on their minds.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Finally settling in the Premier League and the one United player bar the Kin g of Sweden who can keep his head up and pick a pass (Juan Mata can but seems a backup option most of the time). United are still not yet a fluid team, maybe they never will be under Jose but Micki is now a key man in the attack.

Paul Pogba

I’m starting to wonder if at this stage of his career Pogba is just a player who bully’s the little teams but can’t cope with the big bosys? Hopefully this will change but Watford are the short he can cope with and he shoots on site.

Seamus Colman

With Fantrax unable to decide what position he players and therefore whether he gets clean sheet points he is a FPL pick only. Looking much like the raiding fullback of ol,d Coleman offers points at both end of the pitch for weeks to come.

Robert Snodgrass

I have a fantasy soft spot for Snoddy and any home game in particular will tempt me from here on. Surely on set pieces and he will get plenty of those against WBA.

Robbie Brady

Talking of soft spots bring me to Brady. For those American readers the surname is the flavour of the moment with the amazing super bowl last week. So despite facing the leagues standout team I will pick Brady as clearly the Tom Brady Super bowl performance is a sign.

Burnley have no pressure sat in mid table and they have given every team a battle at home this season. I smell dropped Chelsea points in my favourite matchup of the weekend to watch – who would have thought that?


White hot, on corners, on free kicks, on pens, on firrrrrreeeeeee, facing a side with no win or clean sheet on the road – must have.

Ross Barkley

I tipped him once again last week and finally he came good, albeit late in the game. Safe starter and Boro while strong in defence are getting dragged into a relegation battle. With no blank week to come in 26 or 28 a strong FPL transfer option.

Joshua King

Manchester City don’t do clean sheet often and King provided a brace last time out. Bournemouth have also put 4 past Liverpool and 3 past Arsenal, they don’t fear anyone on their own patch.

Wilfried Zaha

At Sunderland Big Sam tried to sort the defence before realising the players were not good enough and found the way out of relegation was in attack. Zaha is a key player and in the form. In FPL a great 5th mid and available for weeks 26 and 28.

Gabriel Jesus

Ok, I made a boo boo picking Kun over him last week and my lack of faith got punished. I’d still avoid him in FPL until there is proof he is a no1 starter. In Fantrax at 1m wow. Having said that do not be surprise to see Pep bench him for Kun – just saying.

Theo Walcott

Brilliant one minute with pace and movement, then tripping over himself the next. Walcott has still not matched the potential. Still I love him as a fantasy player and with Sanchez likely out of many peoples price range in Fantrax Theo offers alternative.

Alexis Sanchez

His team is finding it tough, he is pretty stressed needing Mesut Ozil to tell him to applaud his own fans last week tut tut. Even some Gunners fans are criticising him for given the ball away/being too greedy in possession. Still Its Sanchez, you never get less than 100% in a game and being selfish is often what you want in a fantasy player.

If he doesn’t explode with anger he can score this week –surely Hull can’t kept consecutive clean sheets against Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea can they!

M’Baye Niang

Gavin pointed out the potential before last week’s games and he was brilliant in the win over Burnley. Interesting to see how he handles Old Trafford but United are not a defensive unit to the Jose standard and he is so cheap.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Due a home goal, undisputed team leader on and off the pitch and all around fun guy to watch. Must have and a captain no1 pick.

Peter Crouch

When was the last time Pete made the list? Palace were ripped apart at home against Sunderland. However bad their defending has been this season that is still an amazing result. Maybe a goal and a robot dance from the big fella.

Jermain Defoe

Love him or hate him what a brilliant EPL player Defoe has been and still is. In FPL a differential captain pick.

Romelu Lukaku

You need him for at least week 28 maybe week 26 and despite Boro being a stubborn defence he is in fine form right now.

Diego Costa

Got to have some Chelsea in here somewhere and Costa is the player best built to cope with the Burnley approach. It’s either goal or red card this week.