Toure, Ramsey and...? 10 players to watch this weekend

Newcastle, Everton, West Ham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Sunderland, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Manchester City players feature.

Keep a close eye on these 10 this weekend...

Steven Taylor

There is a lot of talk that Taylor will be able to return from injury this weekend for Newcastle against Liverpool, and with Fabricio Coloccini said to be struggling to be fit for the game, Taylor may have the task of being at the heart of the defence that has to stop Suarez and Sturridge.

Romelu Lukaku

Everton’s man in form was also on the goal trail for Belgium during the international break. He will look to build on his league form which has seen him score four goals in three league games against Hull City this weekend.

Ravel Morrison

Over the past few weeks, Morrison has shown what a special talent he is, notably his goal for West Ham in their 3-0 win over Tottenham. He has also been in form for the England Under 21’s which included a brilliant solo effort against Lithuania’s youngsters. With a youngster full of confidence, can he be a thorn in Manchester City’s side this weekend?


He has been Chelsea’s most prolific player in front of goal so far this season in the league. Having played a friendly in Beijing for Brazil, Mourinho may rest him, but with him being in such decent form he will want to go and be the headline act again for Chelsea.

Jose Enrique

A return to his former club for Jose Enrique. One time he even had to play in goal for the Reds’, but here it will be a case of trying to hold down his place in the side on the left side with Aly Cissokho returning to full fitness.

Fabio Borini

Another man returning to his former club and Fabio Borini hasn’t really shown what he can do since returning to English football in the summer of last year. But with Sunderland rooted to the bottom of the table, and a new manager at the helm, Borini may get the chance to shine against Swansea.

Erik Lamela

Lamela was quoted as saying this week he needed to adapt to the more physical aspects of the Premier League. If he plays this weekend, how will he adapt to the demands of Aston Villa?

Aaron Ramsey

It is just a question of whether Arsenal’s man in form can keep up his purple patch against Norwich City. Having found the net during the international programme for Wales against Belgium, there are signs that he still has a lot of good form to come yet.

Christian Benteke

Benteke was allowed to join up with the Belgium squad but didn’t play any part to the relief of Paul Lambert. Will the striker be fit enough to line up against Spurs?

Yaya Toure

It is always a difficult game for a side going to West Ham United and Manchester City will want to get their first away win under their belt in order to kick start their title challenge. Toure will inevitably be pivotal if City end up picking three points.

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