Wednesday, 25 December 2013

GW18 FPL #JackInTheBox

Gonna make it short and sweet this week.  The Christmas festivities and family time have left me with far few minutes to sneak away to Twitterville and FPLtown, but I have had a few minutes to scan the fixtures of the bottom 6 and see who's playing who.

When Fulham square off against Norwich at Carrow Road on my favorite football day of the year, they will represent a tantalizing matchup between the 14th and 19th place sides in the current Premier League table.  An important matchup and one that neither team wants to walk away from without a hard-earned point or three.

I have yet to pick a Fulham player for my weekly #JackInTheBox, but the Craven Cottage side, fresh off the optimistic news that former Fulham standout and current US national team man Clint Dempsey could be rejoining them on a short-term loan come January 1, gets my nod.

Despite recuperating from a groin strain, point man Dimitar Berbatov looks likely to feature and memories of his 5-goal haul while wearing the red of Manchester United is too juicy to pass up as he plays a central role in Fulham's offense and will be on penalty duty should the opportunity arise.

Let's see if he does the business and reverses this disturbing trend of crappy #JackInTheBox picks over the past way too many weeks.  If you don't recall that glorious day against Blackburn, a video highlight of the magic is added below for your viewing pleasure.....

Good luck, Happy Boxing Day, and don't forget to try your luck at Matej's #CalledIt contest for this gameweek!