Here we suggest some names you were planning to bench but playing them is a good idea , and some other names you probably need to bench rather playing or selling them
1. Wilfried Zaha ( £6.9m , TSB : 6.2% ) vs ARS H
Do you know that Crystal Palace scored 2 goals in each of their last 6 home games ? the last time they failed to score in the Selhurst Park was back in GW 5 when Zaha was out due to injury . And do you know that Zaha was involved in goals in 5 of these 6 games ? he has a record of 3 goals and 2 assists at home since his return . One more reason to give him a chance is that Arsenal was so bad defensively last game , and with Monreal probably missing the fixture it can only be worse for them .
2. Arthur Masuaku ( £4.5m , TSB : 1.7% ) vs BOU A
3 clean sheets in the last 4 games , and facing a team who was unable to score in their last 3 games . What do you need more to put him in your team for this GW ?
3. Richarlison ( £6.6m , TSB : 18.5% ) vs LEI H
He wasn't out of the scoresheet for more than 3 games in a row , so blanking in the last 2 games is a sign that he'll score during this festive period , and if we look at Leicester we'll see that the foxes conceded in their last 4 games . All conditions are set for a good game from Richarlison , and you should not miss it so play him .
3. Fraser Forster ( £4.9m , TSB : 6.8% ) vs TOT A
Internet these few days be like Harry Kane this , Harry Kane that . You may agree or disagree with them , the records he can break are yet to be broken and he can miss it , but don't risk it , Kane loves such challenges and if he wins it you won't have any excuse on why did you play Forster because you were warned from the beginning . And what if he fails to score ? well it won't be the first time he bottles something , and there will be 9+ more Tottenham players to worry , since Spurs are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches played on Boxing Day (W8 D3) , and since it was back in GW12 when the last team was able to keep a CS against them . Long story short , bench Forster or any other defender you have from Southampton .
2. Kyle Naughton ( £4.6m , TSB : 5.9% ) vs LIV A
90 minutes vs Liverpool are very long for defenders . Salah & co are not messing around and they are teaching everybody the same lesson , and you also should have learnt it : do never trust a defender who is facing the Reds unless you think he'll score from a set piece (don't count on it since Liverpool rarely concedes a home ) .
1. Ben Mee ( £4.8m , TSB : 13.5% ) vs MUN A
Bench Mee for multiple reasons : first they are facing Manchester United in the old trafford , one of the most scary games for every PL team , and nobody keeps a CS in such travel . Second Burnley are having multiple absentees and they are impacting their defense solidity , ask Harry Kane for more details . Finally , back to the Man Utd section , Mourinho's boys are in a bad situation after losing the Carabao Cup and conceding an equalizer in the 94th minute last saturday , so they will be more dangerous than the usual , and they'll benefit from their good record in boxing day to smash Burnley .