English Premiership

EPL Player to Watch - Week 3

2015-08-21 08:56
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Cape Town - Sport24 soccer expert Wade Pretorius looks at which Premier League players are going to shine and which players may not...

Liverpool's scrappy win over Bournemouth ensured that I earned 25 points (average on Superbru was 10.4) in week two. 

I have jumped 28 places after week 2 - thanks Christian Benteke - to lie in 29th place in the Sport24 pool which is still being led by Kuban Nair aka RouNDz but what does week three have in store?

Players to watch in week three:

Sergio Aguero (Man City) - Not brave enough to pick Leicester's Vardy or Sakho (West Ham) means I'm tipping Aguero to get a goal for City away at Goodison Park.

Memphis (Manchester United) - After his excellent performance in midweek, I think the young Dutch star will be among the goals at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Dimitri Payet (West Ham) - A bit of a risky pick this week but seeing as the Frenchman has already opened his Premier League account, I say he will score against Bournemouth.

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) - Newcastle have been pretty poor so far this season while Smalling has been a rock at the back for United...

The fixtures:

Saturday: Manchester United v Newcastle United, West Ham United v Bournemouth, Norwich City v Stoke City, Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace v Aston Villa, Sunderland v Swansea

Sunday: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea, Everton v Manchester City, Watford v Southampton

Monday: Arsenal v Liverpool

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Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
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West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
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