5 players with a point to prove this weekend

Berbatov Fulham

Manchester United, Fulham, Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton players all involved.

Fulham host a Manchester United side desperately looking to push on from their 4-0 win over Norwich City in midweek.

Both Fulham and United will have been hoping for better starts to the season and, with the Cottagers lying just two points above the relegation zone then they will be looking to pick up any kind of result against a Manchester United side that have lost their fear factor.

I expect Moyes to give Javier Hernandez a start after his impressive brace against the canaries in the league cup, and the Mexican to grab the chance with both hands. Often labelled as the most under-used player in the Premier League, he has put a big spanner in the works for selection on Saturday.

Former United star Dimitar Berbatov was questioned over his role as captain with the Metro going with the sharp headline

'Gutless captain Dimitar Berbatov sums up Fulham’s problem’

The Bulgarian international goes up against his old side with something to prove, and it seems like the media and supporters too.


Manchester City are back at the Etihad after their away loss to Chelsea, they play a Norwich side that are in a poor run of form which has left manager Chris Hughton under-pressure and desperate for results.

Manchester City currently sit 7th in the Premier League, a position they will be deeply disappointed with and the determination to put that right against a bottom three side in Norwich will be high.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has been criticised recently for a run of mistakes that has questioned his starting place for both City and England. The former Shrewsbury keeper will look to put some questions to bed on Saturday and a clean sheet would go a long way to preserving his reputation.


Arsenal and Liverpool go head to head in the most anticipated game in the country and there is one player who has been outspoken about having a point to prove.

Kolo Toure spoke to the local media about proving to Arsenal that it was a mistake selling him and his admiration of Wenger.

The Ivory Coast international has been in some of his best form since leaving Arsenal since 2009 and will look to reinstate his reputation at the Emirates Stadium where he made his name in Premier League football.


Everton face Tottenham at Goodison Park for a chance of a top 4 place when the weekend ends.

Both Everton and Tottenham have started the season strongly and will fancy their chances of at very least a top 5 finish this season, perhaps even top 4.

One player that has come into some criticism this season has been experienced midfield man Leon Osman, who set up and scored one in their 2-0 win at Villa last weekend. As it is likely he will be given the nod over the influential young midfield man Ross Barkley in the big match, it will be up to him to reverse some of the negativity surrounding him this season.

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