As the dust is blown off the keyboard we pick through the casualties of a hectic couple of international weeks for our premier league players (barring Raheem Sterling of course).
The long miles travelled and the inevitable crocks follow and that’s when the chance for a maverick opens up and gives us something to look at from the corner of our eye.
This weeks pick is Manchester City’s Frank Lampard. As Yaya Toure returned late from international duty and Fernandinho recovering from a hamstring injury Lampard should be given the opportunity to partner the midfield with Fernando and thus will surely be afforded a few runs in to the spurs box.
Spurs have at very best been kind to Manchester City having shipped 22 goals in the last 4 games and under a bit of pressure to perform, they need a dogged performance at very least to appease the fans who once again are becoming a bit restless and another trouncing at the Etihad won’t be welcomed.
Back to Lampard and his game time as many predicted has been restricted but when he has appeared he’s proved a very useful asset. Having only featured for 112 minutes over the last 4 games all season has returned 2 goals and 13 points which is a decent start by anyone’s reckoning. At 5.4m there will be a few managers harbouring bench fodder players with transfers to burn that may fancy a risk. Lets’ be Frank, he’s been quality over the years and give him a chance and he knows where the goal is.