The former Chelsea man has recovered from knee injury but not from his tame run of form. Sturridge came off the bench against Arsenal yet could not cause minimal trouble for his opponents’ backline. Similarly in the FA Cup quarterfinals at Blackburn, he was totally isolated. Holding huge responsibilities up his shoulders, he should be showing more forcefulness and urgency upfront while the midfielders are the one driving the results for the Reds. The England finisher seemed uncomfortable in taking on defenders at times plus was restricted to shots from distance lately. He could be once again dropped to the bench against Newcastle United whereas Raheem Sterling operating as a false nine.
The England forward is a fine example of focusing on commitment rather than the form of the club. The 25-year old who is under the radar of numerous top clubs, notched a goal and bagged two assists in the compacted week previously against Aston Villa as well as West Brom. He is undeniably, QPR’s focal faith of survival in the league this season. Great enthusiasm, ability to hold on to the ball in tight areas plus constantly placing an eye on goal, he is an out-and-out natural finisher. Austin is right below joint-top scorers Kane and Costa with 17 goals, a remarkable stat from a player who unfortunately missed the England call-up recently. The sole reason the former Burnley man is placed below the punt category is because the challengers he face this weekend are sitting at the summit of the table, Chelsea. John Terry and co comprise a consistent and composed backline which could be tricky for the Rangers’ forward, conversely his bullishness may open a leeway to extend his goal tally as the golden boot award is still open.
The skipper is enjoying the finest moment of the campaign, back to his familiar predatory mode upfront and Manchester United are reasonably safe in qualifying for the Champions League competition next season. Four goals in the last six matches, adding his goal tally to 12 this term. Last weekend against Aston Villa he scored a marvelous goal, a brilliant first touch before smashing into the roof of the net at the speed of light. It just demonstrates his booming flair, which will be crucial in the upcoming Manchester Derby at Old Trafford this weekend.
Olivier Giroud – The Frenchman struck a fabulous goal in the 4-1 riot against Liverpool last weekend, 14 goals in total.
Harry Kane – The wonder kid of Spurs is the joint-top scorer of the premier league.
Danny Ings – The 22-year old has been a revelation for the Clarets, consistent threat in the penalty box.
Christian Benteke – The Belgian beast is back to his best, a wonderful hat-trick against QPR, somewhat keeping the Villans in the league.
Loic Remy – The former Newcastle United finisher took advantage of Costa’s injury by bagging in two winners in the last two matches, a great short term replacement for Costa in the fantasy premier league.
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