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AM's Week 19 Player Picks

Friday, December 27, 2013

The game weeks are coming thick and fast so this is going to be a fairly brief look at Week 19, as myself and the rest of the Rotoworld team are juggling Premier League watching and writing with family commitments over the holidays.


Week 18 was an excellent one again for my Yahoo team, as an above average 138 points moved AM FC up to 649th position in the overall standings. Selling Aaron Ramsey for Theo Walcott proved key, while Wayne Rooney, Alvaro Negredo, Yohan CabayeRoss Barkley and Bryan Oviedo all put up double figures. Luis Suarez (C), Branislav IvanovicAdel Taarabt and Wojciech Szczesny also made handy contributions.


For more information on Week 18, read Galin's Wrap Up


As I've written previously, if you get it right over the busy Christmas and New Year period you can move up the rankings very quickly and there's still time to take advantage of this busy time by keeping yourself up to date with the information we're posting here on Rotoworld PL, with the Week 19 deadline tomorrow (Saturday 28th December) at 12:00GMT, followed by another deadline on New Years Day. There is a massive possibility of squad rotation this weekend as some teams will be playing a second game within 48 hours of their last game, so it's vital you check the team news post which will be up here later today.


The Week 19 fixtures are as follows:


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Week 19 Fixtures
Aston Villa v Swansea
Cardiff City v Sunderland
Chelsea v Liverpool
Everton v Southampton
Hull City v Fulham
Man City v Crystal Palace
Newcastle v Arsenal
Norwich v Man Utd
Tottenham v Stoke
West Ham v West Brom

Not a whole lot to get excited about aside from Manchester City at home to Crystal Palace. Manuel Pellegrini will probably try to rest a few players so as mentioned we'll need to check team news later, but I reckon you'll want at least three City representatives in your Week 19 fantasy team.


Manchester United looked shaky against Hull but still ground-out a victory, and David Moyes' men should be able to do something similar at Norwich, while I'm feeling Tottenham can beat Stoke at White Hart Lane, despite a disappointing draw against West Brom in Week 18, with the away side missing key players through suspension.


Chelsea v Liverpool, Newcastle v Arsenal and Everton v Southampton look like they could be cracking games, with goals likely in all three fixtures, so including attacking players from the six sides involved could prove worthwhile, although I'm personally avoiding Chelsea because of the vast squad options available to Jose Mourinho.


I'm less excited about Aston Villa v Swansea, Cardiff v Sunderland, Hull v Fulham and West Ham v West Brom, which could all be low scoring, but that does mean there may be some value in defensive picks.


The Week 19 player recommendations follow on the next page ...

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Nik Argiropoulos is a London-based soccer writer for Rotoworld and co-founder of Never Manage Alone. You can find him on Twitter @nikarg.
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