Players To Watch Out For
Watching the midweek games now and from what i watched, i have a few players in mind to keep watch in the next coming weeks. Probably not for this week games, but for the coming few weeks especially with the Christmas-New year glut of matches coming.
The belgian defender. Yes, he is back. Maybe not yet match fit but he is back none the less. Playing in the carling cup squad against a bolton side should be good for his match fitness. With his price only at 7.36, he could be a cheaper alternative from M.Richards or Swansea's defence of Rangel and Williams both at 8 ish or Newcastle's unbeaten in the season's defence of Coloccini, Steven Taylor both in 11 and 10 respectively.
Arsenal play Chelsea next but then play WBA(home), Norwich(away), Fulham(home), WIgan(away) and Everton(home) and finally the big one against Man City(away). A good run of games after the Chelsea and before the City game. So a good pick if he is match fit and ready to go. Keep track of the news of him in the coming weeks.
2. Tom Cleverley
Tom is also back from injury and looking quite good. Immediate huge difference with him in the side rather than anderson. He is a team player and very energetic on the ball. He may not get the goal or assist but he gets into very good positions and takes corner too so expect good phantom points from him.
In the game, in just 15 mins, Man Utd already scored a goal through a good passing game involving a Park-Cleverly one-two and a pass to Berbatov and goal. Cleverly's awareness and position off the ball in superb. He may not be as fast as hernandez, but as his name states, he is clever in his positioning in midfield and just outside the box where other team mates can play one-two through him and create chances for him self. If Man Utd doesn't get Wesley Sneijder, then Cleverly has got to be the man to fill in that midfield void.
The same as Vermaelen, he may not be fully match fit yet, but he looks very promising as the team plays through him. Another one to watch. United next few games are Everton(away), Sunderland(home), Swansea(away), Newcastle(home), Aston VIlla(away), Wolves(home), QPR(away), Fulham(away), Wigan(home), Blackburn(home), Newcastle again (away), Bolton(home) and finally the big one at Emirates Stadium against Arsenal(away).
A very good run of games against mid-table and bottom-table clubs. So might be a good pick and a keeper for awhile. Keep him on your tabs too.
So far, these two players impress me the most in the midweek games.
I would include Berbatov in there as well as he played pretty well in the game so far with 1 goal an 1 assist to his name but he is so far down the stacking order in the lineup, it will be a while before he can get a run of games unless a bad injury happens to one of Rooney, Hernandez or Welbeck. He already surrenders himself so stay away until he shows a glimpse to be on Sir Alex's huge brain.