With some players returning from injury this weekend, some in very good form and some facing old friends, here is a look at a few players to keep an eye on this Premier League weekend.
Martin Skrtel – Skrtel is going to be thrown in at the deep end following his return from injury as Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield, and he has the job of keeping Robin Van Persie quiet in the likely absence of Kolo Toure. No pressure, then!
Robin Van Persie – He’s perhaps become a bogeyman for Liverpool lately – but that’s probably the case against a lot of teams. He's scored four goals in his last three appearances against Liverpool, all of them important goals. Could he be the difference again?
Loic Remy – Having had a brief spell in the Premier League on loan at QPR last season, Remy joined Newcastle on loan for the season and is in line to make his first appearance after a calf injury. He will look to be hit the ground running against Fulham, as Newcastle need to discover some cutting edge up top.
Gerard Deulofeu – There has been a lot of promise about this young man and he got his first start, and scored against Stevenage in the League Cup in midweek. Will Roberto Martinez give him his first Premier League start for Everton at Cardiff?
Damien Duff – His time wasn’t the best at Newcastle, but he travels with Fulham along with fellow former magpie Scott Parker to St James’ Park, and might have a point to prove.
Kevin Phillips – He has been at many clubs during his career but his most prolific time was perhaps his time at Sunderland, the club he faces this weekend. What price says he will get the winner for his current club?
Theo Walcott – Recently, he seems to be the man that Tottenham should fear in the North London derby. In their past two encounters at the Emirates, Walcott has scored three times, as well as being provider. Will cause havoc on Sunday?
Leighton Baines – There have been rumours that Baines does want away from Everton. Whether the rumours are true or not, how will he perform? Certainly one to study very closely.
Fraizer Campbell – After managing to run Manchester City’s back four ragged last weekend along with bagging a brace, Campbell is bound to be full of confidence. Will he take that form into this weekend’s game with Everton?
Micah Richards – He could be in line for a return in Manchester City’s game against Hull. If he plays, will he bring a bit of stability to the heart of City’s defence after last week’s shock defeat at Cardiff?
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