After a dominant performance in the Europa League, The Toffees collapsed into the inconsistent category with an uninspiring 2-2 draw against Leicester City last weekend. The big American returned between the posts but could not do much as his lackluster defenders left too much space for opponents to enter the penalty box. Additionally, it’s not the finest of season for the 35-year old goal guardian, chain of dreadful injuries as well as only securing three clean sheets this season. Their forlorn backline will have to face one of the most fearsome attacking forces in the league next, The Gunners. Arsene Wenger’s men were rock-bottomed in the Champions League after a 1-3 first leg downfall to Monaco, hence will need to play their A-game at The Emirates this weekend. They do have most crucial players back from medical concerns and they do hold a steadfast goal-scoring record at home, not good news for the veteran goalkeeper.
Despite conceding two goals against Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16, Joe Hart ensured Manchester City avoided further embarrassment at home. The England number one made a wonderful save to linger Lionel Messi’s penalty voodoo. The 27-year old shot stopper will face a tricky encounter this Sunday as The Citizens visit Anfield to hold on to the Premier League title race. The Reds are booming since the calendar year 2015, undefeated and their fluidity of football is very much motivating. With former Manchester City forward Daniel Sturridge leading the frontline, they will confidently give never-ending trouble for the visitors’ backline. Joe Hart numerous times this season has been their scapegoat due to sloppy defending. Moreover, their leader at the back, Vincent Kompany is nowhere near his peak form, with another nerve-wrecking performance two days back. Without a doubt, Hart is an exceptional goalkeeper yet Liverpool’s attackers are merciless.
David De Gea
Let’s leave apart his ongoing transfer saga with the Manchester club, in terms of performances this campaign, he has been unveiling excellence repetitively. Lack of zeal and zest from his defenders last weekend, got them suffering a narrow defeat to Swansea City. On the other hand, it hasn’t been a new story for the Spanish international, as the reason Manchester United still hold a decent defensive record so far this season, is solely because of him. He has been magnificent with match-winning saves. This Saturday, The Red Devils welcome Sunderland who missed numerous clear-cut chances against West Brom last weekend, settling for a goalless draw. The Spaniard will be eyeing his eighth clean sheet of the season!
Simon Mignolet – The Belgian shot stopper has brilliantly overturned his season, with imperious shield on his post.
Hugo Lloris – The Frenchman made string of fabulous saves against West Ham United last weekend.
Thibaut Courtois – The Chelsea starlet repelled everything that was thrown on him by Ashley Barnes last weekend. A solid contender for the dream team!
Fraser Forster – The former Celtic goalkeeper still remains at the peak of the clean sheets table.
Adrian – The Hammers shot stopper made couple of splendid stops to save a crucial point for his club at White Hart Lane last weekend.
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