The former Manchester City man has conceded 10 goals in the last three matches, summing up their poor form. Lescott could have been even stronger and positioned himself more deeply when Leicester City notched their second goal which triggered a bold comeback. The Hawtorns as a unit are clamping down, three defeats in a row. The 32-year old center-back will face a dazzling, quick and rumbustious swatch of forwards this weekend, when they travel to Selhurst Park to face the mighty Crystal Palace. It would be peril to place him in your dream team.
The former Arsenal man dealt his worst nightmare in the previous match as his side was hammered four goals against rival Manchester United. Clichy was completely ripped apart, misjudged passing, couple of panicky clearances which made frenetic moments for the visitors at Old Trafford. The Red Devils’ petrifying attackers took advantage of it and further pounded their confidence and shut their title hopes. Manchester City are swiveling with lackadaisical vibes hence this weekend would be the best time for the team to secure bright result against West Ham United at the Etihad stadium. No doubt, he will be given the nod ahead of Kolarov plus he has been a fairly strong performer, judging by the entire season. Moreover, the Hammers are failing to get go their offensive onus lately, which is a clear virtue for the France international and his defensive partners.
A constant stand-out performer in recent matches, the former Fulham defender is a fine example of a player thriving with flair and fervor. Smalling, together with Phil Jones have breathed confidence into the United back line, an ideal reason that the Red Devils are confidently storming their thorny run of fixtures. Last weekend against arch rivals Manchester City, the England international placed the icing on the cake with close range finish for United’s fourth goal. Despite conceding two goals, he stood as a man-mountain to neutralize every effort by the Citizens’ attackers. Smalling will be up against the league leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend, a hard-hitting match that could go both ways. Absolute sweetening news for him would be the absence of top scorer Diego Costa who would be among the spectators having picked up a hamstring injury.
Aaron Cresswell – The 25-year old who is under the radar of numerous clubs notched a spectacular free-kick for the Hammers last weekend.
Branislav Ivanovic – The Serbian has registered four goals and five assists so far this term, dominates the right flank efficiently.
Phil Jones – The England international is swatting with bullish performances, forming an organized back line for Manchester United.
John Terry – The Blues’ legend clinched his 14th clean sheet at Loftus Road last in the previous match.
Danny Rose – The energetic young full-back constantly gives an extra hand in attack for his team with overlapping sprints and dangerous crosses.
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