31st January 2020

More match action presents itself for Colossal’s talents as our roster search for further involvement in their exciting individual seasons thus far.

Raheem travels to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Manchester City for the first time with the hope to maintain their second-place spot in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Marvin’s Middlesbrough host Blackburn Rovers as Boro aim to move further away from the Championship relegation zone.

Here is the full rundown of what this weekend brings for our players:

Game of the Week: Raheem Sterling

Opposition: Tottenham (A)

Time: Sunday, 4:30pm

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

TV: Sky Sports Main Event

After showing strong determination to help Man City edge rivals Man United in advancing to the EFL Cup final, Raheem comes into Sunday afternoon’s clash against Tottenham in uplifting form.

Raheem demonstrated a different part to his overall game on Wednesday night, completing the most tackles of any City player despite a 1-0 defeat to their neighbours at the Etihad.

Having scored eight goals against the Champions League finalists, with a strike in the reverse fixture back in August, Raheem will be confident of adding to his 20-goal tally for the season.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Opposition: Southampton (H)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: Anfield

Following on from his sixth goal of the season in Thursday night’s 2-0 away victory at West Ham, Alex will be bidding to help Liverpool take another positive step towards the Premier League title.

Alex’s strike sealed a win that takes the Reds to an astonishing 70 points from 24 games in the Premier League, the quickest any English top-flight side has ever reached this total.

The England star will be vying to help break more records for the unbeaten Liverpool as Southampton visit Anfield on Saturday.

Cody Drameh & Martell Taylor-Crossdale

Opposition: Middlesbrough (A)

Time: Sunday, 1pm

Venue: Riverside Stadium 

Cody and Martell enter their away fixture at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium in great individual form with Fulham U23s looking back to get to winning ways.

Martell contributed with an assist as well as slotting home a penalty in a 4-2 Premier League Cup defeat at Everton in his last match.

Meanwhile, Cody has recently played an important role for the U18 Cottagers, featuring in his side’s road to the FA Youth Cup fifth-round whilst completing the entirety of a 3-2 home win over Leicester, helping them to the top of the U18 Premier League table.

David Sesay

Opposition: Scunthorpe (H)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: The People’s Pension Stadium

David will be looking to make his 25th appearance in all competitions this season for Crawley Town in his first full campaign with the Red Devils’ senior side.

A home clash against Scunthorpe awaits the 21-year-old and his teammates who will be searching for a move inside the top-half of the League Two table.

With Crawley failing to keep a clean sheet in their last seven matches, involvement for David in Saturday’s match could be pivotal in beating Scunthorpe who currently sit 16th in the fourth-tier.

Kasey Palmer

Opposition: QPR (A)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: Loftus Road

Having Kasey’s name on the team sheet for the visit to Queens Park Rangers would bring up a half-century of starts in the powerful midfielder’s senior career.

Kasey has made an impact in Bristol City’s cup games recently, including an absorbing FA Cup fourth-round tie with Shrewsbury that the Robins were desperately unlucky to concede a last-minute winner in.

The 23-year-old would bring exuberance to his team’s promotion aspirations with the Robins in the mix – sitting sixth in the Championship.

Marvin Johnson

Opposition: Blackburn (H)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: Riverside Stadium

Marvin will be hoping to make another impact for Middlesbrough after his assist in the club’s previous game, a 1-1 home draw over Birmingham on Saturday.

The 29-year-old has been a vital factor for the Championship outfit in recent games as his role at left-wing-back is becoming more integral after each appearance.

Facing an inform Blackburn side, who are coming off the back of two consecutive victories, Marvin’s influence in both attack and defence will be pivotal for Boro.

Reece Oxford

Opposition: Werder Bremen (H)

Time: Saturday, 2:30pm

Venue: WWK Arena

After a 2-0 defeat on the road to Union Berlin proved to be another setback for Augbsurg in drifting further away from the relegation zone, a potential appearance for Reece could change the Fuggerstädter’s fortunes.

Facing a Werder Bremen side in the bottom three of the Bundesliga would be a great chance for Reece to demonstrate his versatility as either a defensive midfielder or centre-back.

With Augbsurg conceding 10 goals in their last three league games, an appearance for Reece may resolve their defensive vulnerabilities in pushing further up the German top-flight from their current 12th position.

Tariq Uwakwe

Opposition: Leicester City (H)

Time: Friday, 7pm

Venue: EBB Stadium 

Tariq’s return from a lengthy injury has sparked Chelsea’s U23s to move up an extra gear in the Blues pursuit of domestic silverware at youth level this season.

The natural flair that Tariq brings to every game has given the Blues a cutting edge in recent games, having scored a match-clinching brace against Manchester City whilst in his previous match, the advanced midfielder won his side a penalty in a 2-2 draw away to Everton.

In a first against second clash in the Premier League 2 table, Tariq will hope to be the difference maker in another decisive game which could see Chelsea create further breathing space, currently leading the Foxes by three points.