6th March 2020

Enthralling action awaits Colossal’s talents with plenty of action ahead for our clients over the coming days.

Raheem is ready to go to battle in making his 250th Premier League appearance in the Manchester derby, looking to help City claim another scalp over rivals United in the Super Sunday clash at Old Trafford.

Earlier that day, latest client signing Danny Loader will be teaming up with fellow representative Coniah Boyce-Clarke as Reading travel to Everton with a place in the quarter-finals of the Premier League Cup at stake.

Here is the full rundown of the latest edition of the weekend preview:

Game of the Week: Raheem Sterling

Opposition: Manchester United (A)

Time: Sunday, 4:30pm

Venue: Old Trafford

TV: Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League

Raheem will be hoping to continue Manchester City’s bragging rights over rivals Manchester United in recent years in this Sunday’s televised showdown.

Having helped City knockout rivals United on the way to lifting his third Carabao Cup in the semi-finals, Raheem produced an inspiring display, showing fantastic work ethic with the most tackles of any of his teammates (4) in the second leg at the Etihad.

The 25-year-old will be key in helping City make more ground over third-place Leicester City in second, as Raheem’s side are currently seven points clear of the Foxes with a game in hand.

Albert Rusnak

Opposition: NY Red Bulls (H)

Time: Saturday, 7pm

Venue: Rio Tinto

TV: Sky Sports Football

Albert and Real Salt Lake’s homecoming from last season’s fruitful western conference semi-final finish kicks off with New York Red Bulls visiting the Rio Tinto stadium.

After playing the entirety of Salt Lake’s goalless draw at Orlando in the opening round of the MLS campaign, against the Red Bulls who have an early lead in the eastern conference table.

With the match also being televised live in the UK on Sunday night, Albert has the chance to show his qualities in front of a global audience with the versatile winger one strike away from a 50th senior career goal.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Opposition: Bournemouth (H)

Time: Saturday, 12:30pm

Venue: Anfield

TV: BT Sport 1

Alex will be determined to get his Liverpool side back on the winning course in Saturday’s midday clash at home to Bournemouth, just four victories away from his first Premier League title.

Alex has played an integral part of a memorable season in putting Liverpool on the cusp of a league title in 30 years and will be eager to boost his team’s morale after the world champions’ 44-game unbeaten run came to an end last weekend at Watford.

Facing another relegation-threatened outfit in Bournemouth, Alex will need little motivation in the hope of setting an English top-flight record of 22 consecutive home wins – beating the feat set by Bill Shankly’s Liverpool in 1972.

Arber Zeneli

Opposition: Brest

Time: Saturday, 7pm

Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune II

Arber could start in a competitive fixture for the first time against since last June against Brest after making a five-minute appearance in Stade Reims’ previous match at Monaco last Saturday.

Arber is preparing for a crucial month of action ahead with Reims fighting for a place in European competition next season – sitting eight points behind the Europa League spot occupied by Lille and nine points below third-place Rennes in the Champions League qualifying place.

The 25-year-old, who has recovered from a nine-month injury lay-off also has the Euro 2020 qualification play-offs ahead, hoping to be part of the first Kosovo squad to guide his country to a first major international tournament.

Cody Drameh & Martell Taylor-Crossdale

Opposition: Charlton Athletic (A)

Time: Monday, 2pm

Venue: The Valley

Cody and Martell are set to star again for Fulham’s U23s in Monday night football at Charlton’s Valley Stadium.

Cody grabbed two assists in the Development Squad’s previous clash away to Sunderland at the Academy of Light – one of which setting up fellow Colossal client Martell for his fifth goal of the season in a 3-0 win.

With a rest away from Premier League 2 action, Cody and Martell will be hoping to steer their side to a place in the quarter finals of the Premier League Cup.

Coniah Boyce Clarke & Danny Namaso Loader

Opposition: Everton U23s (A)

Time: Sunday, 2pm

Venue: The Pure Stadium

Coniah and Danny helped Reading’s U23s to a 3-1 victory away to Aston Villa with the Royals currently neck and neck with Cody and Martell’s Fulham on 20 points in the Premier League 2 Division Two table.

Coniah produced another stellar display as the 17-year-old continues to prove his potential for the club’s older age groups, denying former Barcelona talent Louie Barry with two saves.

Colossal’s latest client signing in Danny will be looking to build on his own performance from last weekend having secured the win with Reading’s third goal for the round of 16 Premier League tie at Everton coming up on Sunday.

David Sesay

Opposition: Oldham Athletic (H)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: The People’s Pension Stadium

With David starting in Crawley Town’s 1-1 draw in his last encounter away to Exeter City, the 21-year-old continues to gain more experience in his first full campaign as a first-team member with the Red Devils.

David, who has been used in various positions, showed how rapid his development has been with both his speed and vision having played 71 minutes at right-midfield in the match at third-place Exeter.

With 10 games remaining in League Two and 11 points behind the play-off cut, it’s now or never for David and his side to make a late surge towards post-season football.

Kasey Palmer

Opposition: Fulham (H)

Time: Saturday, 12:30pm

Venue: Ashton Gate

TV: Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football

Kasey’s hopes of potential Premier League football next season is at stake in the Championship’s early Saturday kick-off with Bristol City hosting Fulham at Ashton Gate.

The Robins’ midfielder has made an important impact for City in recent matches as a pivotal squad player offering his side fresh impetus in matches with the energy and power that Kasey provides.

The prospect of a 50th senior career start would certainly give Kasey the drive to be the difference maker in the televised clash against the Cottagers.

Marvin Johnson

Opposition: Charlton Athletic (A)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: The Valley

After making his 50th Middlesbrough appearance in the 2-2 home draw against Nottingham Forest on Monday night, Marvin will be bidding to guide Boro back to winning ways, travelling to Charlton on Saturday.

Despite several changes in formation in recent games, Marvin has been a constant presence for Boro – having completed the full 90 minutes at right-back in a resolute performance consisting of three successful tackles and as many aerial duels won.

With the opportunity to escape out of the Championship bottom three, jumping ahead of 20th place Charlton with a win, Marvin will relish his club’s season-defining clash.