After a midweek of great Premier League action, the next round of fixtures come at us thick and fast this weekend. Some players will have a point to prove whilst some will think they have the opportunity to heavily influence the outcome of a game, and some are in brilliant form. So here are ten players to look out for this weekend.
Cole is likely to be a part of the West Ham team that travels to Anfield to take on Liverpool at the weekend. He didn’t have best of times during his time at Liverpool, plagued by injury, a season on loan and struggled to make his mark on the side. Will he, along with Stewart Downing, be out to prove a point against their former employers?
Arsenal’s midfield is hotly contested at the moment, but if Arteta is selected he will be coming against some familiar faces in the form of his former club, Everton. The midfield in games like these are likely to be hotly contested, so if Arteta does play he’ll need to be at the top of his game.
Newcastle United travel to Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime looking to get back to winning ways and Manchester United’s midfield is earmarked as a weaker part of the side. Can Cabaye take full advantage and heap more misery on the Champions?
Wayne Rooney is suspended and there is still no indication on when Robin Van Persie will return to the Manchester United side so the onus may be on Hernandez to find the goals to get United back to winning ways on Saturday.
Suarez put in one of the most ridiculous first half performances in against Norwich by scoring four goals to take him to the top of the Premier League scoring charts. Liverpool face West Ham this weekend, and are one of the sides that Suarez hasn’t scored against in his previous two appearances against the Hammers. Will he find the back of the net, here?
McCarthy seems to be getting a lot of praise for his work in Everton’s midfield, which seemed to have gone unnoticed during his time at Wigan Athletic. Having put in an impressive display at Old Trafford, the Toffees might well need another one from him as they travel to table topping Arsenal.
Technically a gifted player and came up with a very good winning goal in the week, he seems to be Spurs’ in form player and with the Stadium of Light seemingly becoming a more and more difficult place to play for away sides, he may need to be on song again against Sunderland.
Berbatov seemed a lot sharper than usual for Fulham against Spurs. Maybe that’s because he was playing against his former club, or maybe it was the effect of new boss Rene Muelensteen at Craven Cottage. Maybe this weekend will be a proper indicator.
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for the Belgian after his performance and ever since he was dropped for losing his passport, Hazard’s form seems to have improved a great deal this season. His brilliance against Stoke City may be required to unlock the Potters defence this weekend.
Always a big threat but Southampton have been hit with a couple of injury concerns in the middle of the park, so Toure could be even more of a danger this weekend than usual, and may well build on the two goals he got against West Bromwich Albion in midweek.
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