Suarez, Fellaini, and...? 10 Players to watch in the Premier League this weekend

Aston Villa, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle United feature.

The weekend's just keep getting bigger in the Premier League as the battle for the title, and the bid to avoid the drop hots up. This weekend some players are facing up to side's they have fond memories of facing, some will take on their former clubs whilst others will have to step up in the absence of a few players. There are also players who seem to be coming into form at the right time of the season for their clubs.

Here are 10 players to watch in the Premier League this weekend:

Luis Suarez

Suarez has a terrific scoring record for Liverpool against this weekend's opponents Norwich City. The Uruguayan has faced up against the Canaries on five occasions and has scored 11 goals, including three hat-tricks. With the Reds in the driving seat for the Premier League title, they wouldn't mind another top class performance from their number seven to take them within three games of the title.

Marouane Fellaini

Felliaini makes his first return to Goodison Park since he left the club this weekend as Manchester United travel to take on David Moyes's former side Everton. It hasn't been the best first season for Fellaini, and some will say he has made the wrong decision to swap Goodison Park for Old Trafford given the two side's campaigns. Will Fellaini star against his old club?


With Yaya Toure sidelined for a short while, Fernandinho is likely to have bigger job in the middle of the park alongside Javi Garcia or James Milner. The Brazilian scored in midweek but couldn't prevent his side from slipping up against bottom of the table Sunderland. They come up against relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion who might pack the middle of the park to make it difficult for City in order to help their fight to beat the drop.

Leighton Baines

Baines was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer to follow former boss David Moyes but it looks as though he has made the right decision to stay put. This will be the first time he will come up against his old manager as he missed the reverse fixture through injury, and will be keen to get one over him, like the rest of the Everton side.

Demba Ba

During a season when Chelsea's strikers have come under fire for their lack of goals, Ba seems to be finding the net, and at crucial times for Jose Mourinho's side. With the side in the thick of the title race, there is no more crucial time than between now and the end of the season. Sunderland are this weekend's opponents, and have been tricky customers for the other title chasers this season.

Scott Parker

Parker comes up against one of his former clubs in the first kick-off of the weekend as Fulham travel to Tottenham looking to pick up some more points in their bid to avoid the drop. As always away from home, the midfield battle is going to key as to whether the Cottagers can take something from the game, and if selected Parker will need a big, hard working performance.

Ron Vlaar

There has been a bit of turmoil at Villa Park in recent days in the background with some members of Paul Lambert's backroom staff being suspended, but what Aston Villa will need this weekend is some real leadership on the field from their captain as they are only four points above the drop zone. A difficult game for Villa awaits this weekend as they take on Southampton.

Loic Remy

Newcastle United will be desperate to have their top scorer back this weekend as the side could do with a lift, with the pressure mounting on Alan Pardew having lost five of their last six league games. Swansea City visit Tyneside this weekend, and the home side will be looking to stop the rot against a side that isn't in the best of form themselves.

Jason Puncheon

Puncheon has been in sparkling form during Crystal Palace's revival under Tony Pulis with his goals contributing massively to the Eagles hitting the 40 point mark this season. They travel to West Ham United on Saturday, and have a lot of momentum. Can Puncheon get amongst the goals again this weekend?

Kenwyne Jones

Cardiff City received a glimmer of hope that they can avoid relegation last weekend when they overcame Southampton at St Mary's, and they face a home match against Stoke City this weekend. This means that Jones will face up against his former club, if selected. Just how much of a handful will he be for the Potters? And can he get amongst the goals?

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