Much of this weekend’s action for Colossal’s roster comes this Saturday with plenty of action on the horizon for our talents.
Kasey Palmer and his Bristol City teammates have their eyes firmly on chasing the Championship play-off spots in, with the dynamic midfielder on the verge of bringing up a century appearance against his former club Huddersfield Town.
Meanwhile, the next chapter of the title feud between Alex’s Liverpool and Raheem’s Manchester City continues with the Reds hosting Brighton and City travelling to Newcastle United.
All will be revealed in this latest preview:
Game of the Week: Kasey Palmer
Opposition: Huddersfield Town (H)
Time: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Ashton Gate
Kasey could be set to reach a significant milestone this Saturday with his 100th career appearance in sight for the visit of Huddersfield at Ashton Gate.
The box-to-box midfielder has enjoyed plenty of game time since joining Bristol City on a permanent move in the summer, featuring in nine of the Robins’ last 10 matches.
Ready to face the side he won promotion to the Premier League with, Kasey will have a chance to help his side move into the Championship play-off places with a win against the Terriers.
Opposition: Brighton (H)
Time: Saturday, 3pm
After earning a start in Liverpool’s last Premier League outing in the 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace before a second-half appearance in the 1-1 home draw at Napoli on Wednesday, games are coming thick and fast for Alex.
Despite missing out on the Reds’ Champions League-winning campaign last season, Alex has swiftly earned his place back in Jurgen Klopp’s side, having been involved in Liverpool’s last six matches as the 26-year-old has surpassed 300 career appearances in the process.
Hosting Brighton, who are currently 12th in the Premier League, Alex and his teammates will be confident of equalling a club record 31 league games unbeaten if the league leaders avoid defeat on Saturday.
Opposition: Fleetwood Town (H)
Time: Sunday, 2pm
Venue: The People’s Pension Stadium
David’s FA Cup campaign continues into the second-round with Crawley Town hosting League One outfit Fleetwood Town on Sunday.
Having played in his natural right-back position as a regular this season, David has also displayed his versatility, playing on the left-side of the back four which was the case in the Red Devils’ 4-1 thrashing of Scunthorpe in the opening round of the competition.
Despite Crawley going through a tough run of form in League Two, a spirited run in the FA Cup would certainly boost the club’s morale in this congested festive period.
Opposition: Newcastle United (A)
Time: Saturday, 12:30pm
Venue: St James Park
TV: BT Sport 1
After earning a crucial 2-1 victory against Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday, Raheem’s Manchester City face another stern challenge away to Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Raheem was desperately unlucky not to add to his 14 goals in all competitions against the Blues after VAR, not for the first time, ruled the 24-year-old’s goal out for a marginal offside.
Despite this harsh decision, Raheem will be jubilant going into the televised clash at St James Park after completing the entirety of City’s 1-1 home draw on Tuesday, which sealed his team’s Champions League knockout place.
Opposition: FC Koln (A)
Time: Saturday, 2:30pm
Despite Reece being in and out of Augsburg’s last few matches, the 20-year-old could well return to the line-up on Saturday as the Fuggerstädter travel to Cologne on Saturday.
Augsburg enter the game in fine form with wins in their last two games against Hertha Berlin and Paderborn as they’ve climbed up to 12th in the Bundesliga table.
With opponents Koln stuck the relegation zone, this could be a great chance for Reece to demonstrate his qualities and impress manager Martin Schmidt against one of the weaker sides in Germany.