10 players to watch in the Premier League this weekend

Arsenal, Everton, Manchester United, Swansea City, Sunderland, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion players feature.

There are some new faces, some players lining up against their former clubs, and some professionals with a point to prove.

Mesut Ozil

Ozil was the story of transfer deadline day and he will surely make his Arsenal debut at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland this weekend. It will be interesting to see how quickly and how well he will link up with his teammates, and whether he not he can help inflict more misery on Paulo Di Canio.

Nikicia Jelavic

There's a lot of pressure of Jelavic to deliver if he wants to consistently start for Everton after the signing of Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea. With Lukaku sitting this one out against his parent club, an impressive display and getting on the scoresheet may help the Croatian’s cause.

Marouane Fellaini

David Moyes’ first and only signing as Manchester United manager is likely to line-up against Crystal Palace.

The question is how will Moyes use Fellaini ? Will he want him to play high up the field and offer support to Robin Van Persie, or will he sit alongside Michael Carrick in midfield ?

Jonjo Shelvey

Shelvey was sold by Liverpool during the summer, and Monday night may be the first time he will line up against his former club. Shelvey will have a point to prove given Liverpool opted to bring in Luis Alberto and ship him out along with Jay Spearing.

Andrea Dossena

The left-back position has been a problem area for Paulo Di Canio, and Dossena was the player identified as a solution. He may have the pace of Theo Walcott to deal with on his Sunderland debut, though, as he looks to have a better second spell in English football than his first.


After courting the interest of Liverpool and Tottenham, the Brazilian forward could be lining up for Chelsea against Everton at the weekend, especially if Mourinho doesn’t want to risk the fitness of Eden Hazard and Oscar.

Wilfried Zaha

Zaha has yet to make his Premier League debut, but with the club that nurtured him through his teenage years the opponents, will the Old Trafford crowd get a chance to see Zaha become a thorn in the Crystal Palace's side ?

Daniel Sturridge

Ever since Liverpool’s win over Manchester United, Sturridge has been struggling with a thigh injury which has kept him out of England’s qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine. But he may be fit enough to take part in the Reds’ visit to Swansea, and to try and continue his scoring run.

Stephane Sessegnon

Is Sessegnon, along with fellow new signing Victor Anichebe, the answer to West Brom’s early season problems in front of goal ? We’ll soon find out as the club record signing from Sunderland hopes to provide some attacking potency which has been lacking in the Baggies’ opening three games.

Erik Lamela

Life after Gareth Bale begins for Spurs on Saturday, and one of the men expected to fill at least some of the void will probably make his first start. What can we expect to see from Lamela on his home debut ? And precisely where will Andre Villas-Boas use him in his setup ?

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