28th February 2020

Colossal’s talents will be building up to another weekend of match action, with upcoming matches across both league and cup competitions. 

Raheem travels to his common stomping ground at the home of English football, Wembley, looking to replicate back-to-back Carabao Cup titles in the final against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Albert Rusnak kicks-off his competitive season in the MLS with Real Salt Lake travelling to Orlando City later on Sunday night.

Here is a full rundown of the challenges ahead for our clients over the coming days:

Game of the Week: Raheem Sterling

Opposition: Aston Villa (N)

Time: Sunday, 4:30pm

Venue: Wembley Stadium

TV: Sky Sports Main Event

After his inspirational 17-minute appearance in helping Manchester City seal a dramatic 2-1 victory against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night, Raheem now travels to Wembley, taking on Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

A return from a four-week absence through injury has reinvigorated Raheem, who won his side a penalty in the win in the Spanish capital as City are now in the driving seat to advance to the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition.

The current Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year will be confident of building on his 20-goal tally for the season at a familiar venue against Premier League relegation contenders.

Albert Rusnak

Opposition: Orlando City (A)

Time: Saturday, 11pm

Venue: Exploria Stadium

Albert returns to action in his first competitive game of the season in an MLS opener facing Orlando City away with Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

The skilful winger led Salt Lake to the western conference semi-final play-offs last season, scoring 10 goals and making three assists with Albert hoping to go all the way to lifting the MLS Cup this year.

A positive start to the American season will bode well with Albert’s desire to help Slovakia clinch a qualifying spot for the 2020 European Championships in March.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Opposition: Watford (A)

Time: Saturday, 5:30pm

Venue: Vicarage Road

TV: Sky Sports Premier League & Sky Sports Main Event

After guiding his Liverpool teammates across the line in a 3-2 comeback win over West Ham at Anfield, Alex will be bidding to help Liverpool set an English top-flight record of 19 successive wins.

The dynamic midfielder has been a key part of Liverpool needing just four more wins to lift the club’s first league title in 30 years in Alex’s first full campaign after the heartbreak of missing almost all of last season through injury.

Facing a Watford side sitting at the foot of the table, Alex and his teammates will certainly go into Saturday’s clash with extra confidence of claiming three more points.

Cody Drameh & Martell Taylor-Crossdale

Opposition: Sunderland (A)

Time: Sunday, 12pm

Venue: Academy of Light

Cody and Martell will be raring to go in the hopes of boosting Fulham U23s’ position in the Premier League 2 table with a trip to Tyneside, taking on Sunderland.

Cody has played a recent integral part for Fulham’s U18s, who sit top of their respective league whilst Martell has been a prominent fixture for the Cottagers’ Development squad.

With Sunderland yet to register a victory this season, 16 points behind Cody and Martell’s side in 12th, the talented duo will be confident of being on the winning side on Sunday.

David Sesay

Opposition: Exeter City (A)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: St James Park

David will be looking to make his 30th appearance of the season in all competitions for Crawley Town in his quest to propel the Red Devils’ mid-table position in League Two.

The 21-year-old has showed his versatility since the start of the year, playing both in central midfield and left-back having been a regular in his natural right-back position at the beginning of the current campaign.

David, who has stood up firmly to the test of being tried out in multiple roles will be relishing the challenge of an away fixture at third-place Exeter City.

Kasey Palmer

Opposition: Millwall (A)

Time: Saturday, 3pm

Venue: The Den

Kasey will be hoping to make his 50th Championship start of his career as Bristol City look to get back on track in their quest for promotion to the Premier League.

Kasey has earned plenty of experience in an extremely competitive and challenging division, having previously had spells at Blackburn Rovers, Derby County and Huddersfield before his permanent move to the Robins.

After being brought on in the second-half of a 3-0 defeat to West Brom in last weekend’s outing, Kasey and his side are only three points behind the play-off places heading into their visit to Millwall on Saturday.

Marvin Johnson

Opposition: Nottingham Forest (H)

Time: Monday, 7:45pm

Venue: Riverside Stadium

TV: Sky Sports Football

Whilst Middlesbrough are still finding their feet in the bottom-half of the Championship, Marvin can be proud of his individual displays as a regular for the Teeside club.

Marvin has provided balance for a Boro side hovering around the relegation zone as the 29-year-old’s experience has frequently been called upon.

With Marvin leading the way in stats, whether that’s attacking or defensive related in several matches this season, the Englishman’s flair and determination will be a valuable asset for the rest of the campaign, starting in a televised Monday night clash at home to Nottingham Forest.