24th January 2020

Colossal’s talents will be involved in several competitions over the coming days in the hope of our players moving closer to lifting silverware at the end of the season.

After a fourth successive appearance, Alex travels to League One Shrewsbury in a televised clash on Sunday afternoon. At youth level meanwhile, Tariq has the chance to boost Chelsea’s hopes of winning the Premier League 2 title.

Here is the latest rundown of this weekend’s action for our clients:

Game of the Week: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Opposition: Shrewsbury Town (A)

Time: Sunday, 5pm

Venue: New Meadow

TV: BBC

After a spirited performance in helping the unbeaten Liverpool continue their sensational form with a 2-1 away win at Wolves, Alex comes into the fourth-round FA Cup tie at Shrewsbury Town in inspiring form.

The England midfielder’s efforts in battling through injury problems have certainly been acknowledged by everyone at Liverpool, as a valuable player for the world champions in both attack and defence.

Alex will hope to guide his inform team to the next round of the competition away to League One Shrewsbury on Sunday in the bid to lift a fourth FA Cup title of his career.

Cody Drameh

Opposition: Leicester City U18s (H)

Time: Saturday, 12pm

Venue: Motspur Park

After being an integral figure for Fulham’s U23s, Cody could return to action with the U18 Cottagers as Leicester City visit Motspur Park on Saturday.

The right-back has been a revelation in Fulham’s youth ranks, showing his steeliness in defence and his skill moving forward after helping his side advance to the next round of the FA Youth Cup two weeks ago with a composed strike away to Sheffield United’s U18s.

As one of the more experienced members of the team, Cody will be vying to lead Fulham to the top of the U18 Premier League table, just three points behind leaders Chelsea in third.

David Sesay

Opposition: Grimsby Town (H)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: The People’s Pension Stadium

David will be bidding to make a 20th League Two appearance at the People’s Pension Stadium as Crawley Town host Grimsby Town.

The 21-year-old right-back started in the 3-2 home defeat to Eastbourne Borough at the Sussex Senior Cup and would have had his name on the scoreboard if it weren’t for a fantastic save from the visitors’ goalkeeper.

Returning back to the professional fold, David and his teammates could steer clear away from Grimsby in the table with the Red Devils in 15th spot, two points above Saturday’s opponents.

Raheem Sterling

Opposition: Fulham (H)

Time: Sunday, 1pm

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Raheem will be hopeful of guiding Manchester City to a defence of their FA Cup crown as Championship side Fulham visit the Etihad.

The matches have come thick and fast for the England star, who has been playing a key role across all club competitions having scored 20 goals. Sunday’s clash against a side who last season were in the top-flight will present a good chance for Raheem to add to that impressive tally.

Although the chances of Raheem lifting a third consecutive Premier League title seem slim with Alex’s Liverpool 16 points ahead in the race, the 25-year-old is also still involved in the EFL Cup and Champions League.

Reece Oxford

Opposition: Union Berlin (A)

Time: Saturday, 2:30pm

Venue: Alte Forsterei

With Augsburg conceding eight goals in their last two matches against Cercle Brugge and Borussia Dortmund respectively, Reece will be hoping to bolster his team’s defensive vulnerabilities.

Reece has appeared frequently for the German club throughout the season so far as the 20-year-old returns from a mid-season winter break with Augsburg.

After a slow start to their season, the Fuggerstädter have raised their game as Reece will be hoping to contribute to a late push for European places with his side 10th in a congested Bundesliga table.

Tariq Uwakwe

Opposition: Everton U23s

Time: Friday, 7pm

Venue: The Pure Stadium

Having had his match action in 2019 cut short due to injury, Tariq has returned with a vengeance after scoring in Chelsea U23s 2-1 win over Man City in their last match a fortnight ago.

The 19-year-old’s mesmerising skill and movement on and off the ball has seen Tariq stand out among the rest even in Chelsea’s extremely competitive academy.

The two-time FA Youth Cup winner will be confident of making an impression again for the Blues with Tariq’s side two points clear at the top of the Premier League 2 table with a game in hand.