Ok so it’s a bit later then planned, but here it is! There’s a big captains decision to be made, let’s not waste anymore time…
Gerrard – Great option for the double, but do you really want to rely on penalties? More to the point, penalties that two other options are probably earning? I say no.
Silva – Never a captain option. Ever.
Toure – Certainly should be tossed up for consideration, however I’ll be playing it safe with one of the top 2. In all honestly I only reckon there’s one option to match them.
Lukaku – Unreliable as we have all learnt, so I’d be avoiding this captaincy trap as well.
1. Sturridge – Let’s be honest, this is the real decision to be made this week. Cardiff away followed by Sunderland at home, there’s no need to be creative. However separating the two has been killing me for the past week. They’re in-separable, but unfortunately usually one or the other fires. In a perfect world both will kill the double, however there’s a distinct possibility that one may pull away from the other. Basically, I’m looking at both players roles in making a selection, and there seems to be one difference between the two. Sturridge is almost always playing off the last man, so for me he is getting the gig. Suarez has collected a couple of lucky goals, however he’s not getting the same amount of chances that he did without Sturridge in the team. I’m not sure there will be much between them over the two weeks, however I’m backing my guns and going Sturridge. Serious line ball call though.
2. Suarez – No guessing who’s second, and I fully expect most people to back in Suarez, with fair reasoning too. Pick your side of the fence and stick with it, there’s no going back!
Rooney – If you were to look anywhere else this week, Rooney is my pick. Surely he will come out firing for the club he so dearly loves, and if he doesn’t kill it this week then he never will. Hopefully Moyes wakes up to himself and plays Rooney upfront, but that’s probably pushing things… Play it safe.
Once again sorry for the late post, hopefully this has helped a few of you who were undecided. Who am I kidding, we’re all just as torn as before. Good luck to everyone for both sets of fixtures!!!