All 20 teams in the English Premier League will be hitting the pitch between today and tomorrow (the 18th and 19th of March, 2017). Saturday brings us the bulk of the action, with 7 games in total (including clashes between West Brom & Arsenal, West Ham & Leicester City, Stoke City & Chelsea, and Bournemouth & Swansea), while the final 3 will be played on Sunday (where the marquee match-up will be a game between Manchester City & Liverpool).
In this article, we’ll be taking a look at our “TOP ELVN players to watch”, once the action begins and bodies start sprinting all over the place. As always, there’s every chance that this list will end up containing more than eleven players, but, of course, we’ll always explain the logic behind whatever groupings we have.
So, let’s get right into things, with this TOP ELVN. Enjoy.
11. Abel Hernandez:
Oumar Niasse has been somewhat of a hit, since joining Hull City on loan from Everton, especially after his 2 goals against Swansea brought them to the brink of escaping the relegation places. Now that he’s injured (and unavailable for today’s game), it’ll be up to the man who assisted both of those goals, Abel Hernandez to lead the line, and, hopefully make something happen against an Everton team with a very solid home record, but they’ll be encouraged by the fact that they were able to secure a 2-2 draw, in the reverse fixture.
10. Jermain Defoe:
Let’s face it, at this point, David Moyes’ Sunderland is little more than a lost cause. They’ve lost all of their last three games, conceding 8 goals and scoring a total of 0.
It’s no surprise that their last goals (and win) in the League coincided with Jermain Defoe’s last (a brace, in the win over Crystal Palace). While the ageless veteran has been quite unlucky in front of goal, since then, he’s still their one shining light (as much as a team in dead last can have a shining light), and the one they’ll be looking to, to make something happen for them. He’s scored in every month of the season, so far, and today’s home game against Burnley (the worst away team in the League) could potentially bring him his first goal in the month of March.
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