One of the brightest future prospects of England yet is clearly a little shorn of self-belief. The Evertonian is somewhat facing a rough campaign so far, being labelled with enormous price tag, he has been hit with injuries. Additionally, since returning from the medical room, he hasn’t lifted the Everton midfield with impactful performances. Against Leicester City last weekend where the Toffees failed to build on momentum after their Europa League triumph, he went on playing too deep as the match progressed, leaving Lukaku being isolated upfront. On the other hand, Roberto Martinez has hit back the undesirable comments about Barkley, shielding up the 21-year old with vast belief. The Merseyside Blues travel to London this weekend to face an impressive Arsenal side who are currently holding on to the third spot in the league. With the dynamism and creativity embraced by The Gunners in the middle of the park, Barkey might just be over-whelmed.
The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder scored a well-taken goal in the 2-1 downfall to Swansea City last weekend. The Spanish international is highly rated by the fans but Louis Van Gaal still does not favour him much as he has only made seven starts in the league this season. He has the capability to turn on plus maintain the tempo in the heart of midfield, registering three goals and three assists. Another intriguing hint by Van Gaal on scouting another creative midfielder seems to cause more muddle. Manchester United now do have handful players to choose from to fill the center positions, only Michael Carrick still lacking match fitness. It creates more doubt over his playing minutes. However, he fielded a convincing performance at the Liberty Stadium in the previous match, therefore should be given the nod when the Red Devils welcome Sunderland this Saturday. Another big money signing not given chance to outcast his utmost aptitude!
The sizzling Spanish international was inspiring once again when Arsenal sealed a narrow victory over Crystal Palace in the previous league encounter, making no mistake from the spot kick for the opening goal. The Gunners as a unit were inexcusably poor in their 3-1 defeat to Monaco in the Champions League round of 16. Arsene Wenger’s side will welcome the fluctuating Everton this weekend in a must-win battle to keep clutch on to the valuable third spot. Together with Ozil and Sanchez, the attacking presence from the middle of the park if very much dangerous plus looking at the visitors’ rickety backline, they would have lots of leeway. A strong contender for the fantasy premier league squad!
David Silva – The dazzling Spaniard ran riot against Newcastle United, his inventiveness and clinical strikes were just too much for The Magpies.
Jonjo Shelvey – A stunning thunderbolt to seize maximum points for The Swans last weekend.
Angel Di Maria – The former Real Madrid winger made his assist tally to double figure in the previous match, gradually picking up his season-beginning terrific form.
Alexis Sanchez – The Chilean energizer of Arsenal has a dozen goals this season!
Raheem Sterling – The England international ensured all three points were heading to Anfield with a fine goal in the second half against Southampton last weekend.
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