Rooney, Ramsey and... 10 players to watch in the Premier League this weekend

Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Brom, Cardiff, Fulham, Chelsea and West Ham players all feature.

Here are our 10 to watch...

Luis Alberto

With Phillipe Coutinho out injured for Liverpool, an opportunity has arisen for 20-year-old Luis Alberto fill the void. He may well get the odd after scoring a hat-trick in midweek for the club’s under 21 side against Sunderland.

Stephane Sessegnon

It has taken a little while for his work permit to come through for him to play for West Brom, but it means he will make his debut against the club they signed him from, Sunderland, in what at this stage of the season could be regarded as a six-pointer.

Aaron Ramsey

The Arsenal midfielder has been in scintillating form of late and it looks as if he is becoming more important to Arsene Wenger’s side with every game. Can we expect more of the same against Stoke City?

Vincent Kompany

His return to the Manchester City side in midweek must have been a welcome sight for Manuel Pellegrini and the club’s fans. Having their captain available for the Manchester derby will be a huge boost as he tries to keep Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and the rest of the United side quiet.

Wayne Rooney

He is a man in form for Manchester United at the moment which is bad news for near neighbours, as his record against City is a very good one, having scored 10 goals in 23 appearances.

Steven Caulker

Caulker left Tottenham for Cardiff during this summer’s transfer window and lines up against his old club for the first time since that move. Can he help his side keep Eriksen, Soldado, Lamela and the rest at bay?

Damien Duff

Another player coming up against an old club. However, his old club have suffered two defeats in the past week, can Duff help heap more misery on Chelsea and help his side to some valuable points in this West London derby?

Petr Cech

It may be harsh but Cech has come in for some criticism for the winners in Chelsea’s two defeats in the past week. Can he bounce back with a clean sheet?

Shinji Kagawa

Many fans have been crying out for David Moyes to play Kagawa and he featured in Manchester United’s 4-2 Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen. Will he play him again on Sunday with a view to an extended run in the side?

Mladen Petric

Due to West Ham’s concerns up front they brought in Petric on a free transfer. Can he do the job required in order to fill the void left by Carroll’s injury, by putting on a performance this weekend?

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