Clear Choice: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool –¬†The King of Motown faces off with Manchester City at Anfield, and despite currently recovering from injury, since it feels like forever since we last saw¬†Salah, let’s just pretend taht he’s¬†extra rested. City are nothing to laugh about on defense, especially now that they have John Stones fit for matches playing alongside Otamendi and¬†Kyle Walker. Furthermore,¬†Liverpool lost Coutinho since their last league match, but I think that means¬†Mo¬†Opportunities for¬†Mo Salah.¬†City’s defense is good, but an early goal either way will open the play up and both offenses will be trying to one-up the other. I predict¬†Salah to come up on top.
Rattle Off Frame:¬†Jesse Lingard, Manchester United –¬†The kid is for real, Stoke aren’t. I totally buy into the captain pick for him, but under the criteria of their now managerless opponent,¬†Pogba¬†and¬†Martial¬†would be sound picks (to hell with¬†Lukaku). So why young Jesse? To be honest, he’s been in a very attacking position and Mourinho needs him to threaten while¬†Pogba¬†does more of the dirty work on defense.¬†Lingard’s¬†run has been extraordinary, and it will come to an end at some point, but if you still have him this is a great week to look to him for the captaincy band.
Lucky Bounce For The Net:¬†Andy Carroll, West Ham –¬†With¬†Chicharito linked to another move in Premier Leauge,¬†Carroll remains the only healthy striking option for the Hammers up top. He scored bagged 2 in his last 90 minutes versus Swansea, and could be in line for a lot of goals over the next several weeks if he remains healthy.