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Africans to watch this weekend

7:14 PM IST 18/11/21
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane - Liverpool
GOAL preview the continent’s stars expected to feature for their respective clubs around the world this weekend

  • Salah Mane Liverpool 07032020

    Preview of Africans in Europe

    The undoubted big Premier League clash this weekend sees Arsenal’s African contingent travel to play their Liverpool counterparts still reeling from their 3-2 defeat by West Ham United a fortnight back.

    Elsewhere, Edouard Mendy seeks a seventh clean sheet of the season when Chelsea face a daunting Saturday lunchtime kick-off at Leicester City striving to hold on to top spot in the Premier League.

    In Serie A, Andre Zambo Anguissa ought to feature in Napoli’s trip to Inter Milan on Sunday.

  • Edouard Mendy

    Leicester City vs Chelsea

    Edouard Mendy is the obvious stand-out African star in the Blues’ visit to Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes on Saturday.

    This term, the Senegal star has kept six clean sheets and could move ahead of Manchester City’s Ederson if he does not concede at the King Power Stadium.

    Leicester are unbeaten in three Premier League meetings with Chelsea on their turf, winning last season’s corresponding fixture last term 2-0, Frank Lampard’s last PL game in charge of the club.

    Hakim Ziyech could play in some capacity for Thomas Tuchel’s team, while Patson Daka ought to get game time as an impact substitute.

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    Liverpool vs Arsenal

    Mohamed Salah will hope to be among the goals again after two games without scoring against opponents he enjoys playing against.

    The Egypt superstar has been involved in nine goals in as many appearances against Arsenal, with four goals and two assists coming against the Gunners at Anfield.

    Indeed, the Liverpool star will back himself to end the away side’s ongoing three-game run without conceding on their travels.

    Sadio Mane is expected to feature for Jurgen Klopp’s men, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to lead Mikel Arteta’s team on Merseyside.

  • Ismaila Sarr Norwich vs Watford 2021-22

    Ismaila Sarr

    Having lost successive games at Vicarage Road, Claudio Ranieri will look to be third-time lucky when beleaguered Manchester United visit this weekend.

    If the Italian is to claim a scalp of the Red Devils, Sarr could play a huge role in whatever positive result Watford get.

    The Hornets have lost 12 of 14 Premier League games against the Manchester giants — against no team have they lost more — so the hosts have it all to do on Saturday afternoon.

  • Franck Kessie

    Ismael Bennacer & Franck Kessie

    AC Milan’s midfield duo will hope to feature in Stefano Pioli’s XI for a potentially tricky encounter at Fiorentina on Saturday evening.

    The Rossoneri could end the weekend top of Serie A if they better Napoli’s result in gameweek 13.

    Milan are one of two unbeaten sides in Europe’s top five leagues and it’s a run Pioli and his team strive to maintain after the imminent round of games.

  • Anguissa Napoli

    Andre Zambo Anguissa

    This weekend’s top clash in Italy’s top flight is between unbeaten Napoli and Inter Milan, the latter seeking their first win over one of the anointed top clubs this term.

    Zambo Anguissa has been one of Luciano Spalletti’s better players this season and the Cameroon midfielder is likely to start against at his manager’s old stomping ground.

    The Partenopei face the possibility of losing top spot in Serie A if Milan better their result at San Siro in the 13th round of games.