FIVE players with a point to prove this weekend

Ravel Morrison low quality

Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and West Ham players all involved.

Jermain Defoe - Tottenham

The 31-year-old striker is expected to be called upon this weekend, as Tim Sherwood looks to keep faith in the experienced English front man rather than £26 million Roberto Soldado. Defoe is yet to net in the Premier League this season, despite scoring 5 goals in 4 games in the Europa League. Tim Sherwood is a huge fan of Defoe and a positive result Sunday could go along way for the future of both of them.

Joe Allen - Liverpool

It's another game for Joe Allen to prove he is up to the task at Liverpool as he looks to carry on in the position of the injured Steven Gerrard. Allen won the plaudits for his performance against Tottenham last weekend and will be hoping for a similar performance and scoreline this weekend as they go head-to-head with crisis club Cardiff City. The Welshman has split the fans this season, with many fans still remembering the howling miss against Everton as his seasonal highlight so far. 

Mesut Ozil - Arsenal

Ozil has been the surprise victim of criticism this week, with Michael Owen branding the player as a flop. Despite being cited as the main man behind Arsenal's top place position this season, he has had his fair share of critics too. Arsenal's game against Chelsea is the perfect platform for the player to shove words down people's throat as he looks to inspire Arsenal once again to another win.

Danny Welbeck - Manchester United

Danny Welbeck was given a rare start upfront against Aston Villa last weekend and he didn't disappoint, scoring two goals in an impressive 5-0 win. Moyes is likely to give the 23-year-old striker another run upfront on Saturday, when United go up against Sam Allardyce's West Ham. The player is keen to get a good run of games upfront, so he could do with being amongst the goals again.

Ravel Morrison - West Ham United

There can no better feeling than being triumphant against a side that has deemed you not good enough in the past, or in this case a bad apple. Morrison was tipped for stardom at an early age at Manchester United, however, with his attitude constantly getting in the way, United decided to sell the player to West Ham in 2012. The player had a slow start to life in London, but now looks to be realising every bit of his potential and now can be considered a strong contender for a World Cup place in the summer. He will definitely be up for proving a lot of people wrong, in what could be a hostile atmosphere for the 20-year-old.

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