Clear your Sunday evening football fans, the biggest derby, well in terms of money spent on squads, is about to take place. Manchester United and Manchester City clash and if recent fixtures have any indication of what could happen in this game, this could have a huge say in the race for the Premier League crown.
That isn’t the only tasty fixture in the weekend, Newcastle face Sunderland with an old Magpie, Sam Allardyce managing Sunderland, the Black Cats might have lost their last game, but they always come up trumps when they face their rivals from the North East when their new manager plays the second game against them.
Fantasy Premier League players would have been jumping for joy last weekend if they had the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum or Raheem Sterling in their teams as they scored four and three goals respectively. With so many big clashes taking place, we provide some tips as to who should be in your team for this weekend.
Petr Cech became the first goalkeeper to shut out Bayern Munich this season, with the Arsenal goalkeeper in fine fettle after a rather disastrous start to his career at the Gunners; it shouldn’t be a surprise that he should be the pick for goalkeepers in this game week. With David Ospina also injured, Cech will start and should star against an Everton side which is reeling after a 3-0 home loss against Manchester United.
The former Barcelona player has seen his career at the Britannia marred with niggles and injuries, he did, however, star for Stoke when they defeated Swansea thanks to a penalty won and scored by him. He did show glimpses of his brilliance against Swansea and will expect to produce a similar result when Stoke face Watford this weekend.
While Tottenham struggled in the Europa League, one player who has been a model of consistency is Christian Eriksen, his two goals from free kicks last weekend enabled Spurs to gain a point and with Harry Kane not firing at all, the goal scoring prowess of the Dane could be extremely important for Spurs this weekend against a Bournemouth team that was swatted away by Manchester City lays time around.
Jamie Vardy’s rise up the ranks is a great Premier League story in itself, but the English forward is the highest scoring player in this year’s Premier League that is something that no one would have expected. His goals have been the catalyst for Leicester to do well this season and he seems to be in a purple patch and you wouldn’t bet against him scoring against Crystal Palace as well.
The Argentine is getting better and better as he features more for the Hammers, Lanzini was the star of the show against Crystal Palace last weekend and his ability to supply and create the West Ham attack from midfield could be the difference between the Hammers winning and losing a Chelsea side still trying to find their feet.