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Africans to watch this weekend

18:46 SAST 2022/08/26
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2022-23
GOAL previews the continent’s stars expected to feature for their respective clubs around the world this weekend

The continuation of Europe’s big leagues produces some interesting games over the next few days.

Thomas Partey’s Arsenal aim to continue their unblemished record when they play host to Fulham at the Emirates Stadium, while Mohamed Salah and Liverpool need a first win of the new Premier League season.

In France, Achraf Hakimi and his red-hot Paris Saint-Germain colleagues could continue their impressive start to the 2022-23 season when they host Monaco in Paris.

  • Moussa Djenepo Southampton 2022-23

    Moussa Djenepo

    The winger has played at wing-back since pre-season and it remains to be seen if Ralph Hasenhuttl keeps that approach for Manchester United’s visit this weekend.

    Djenepo’s usage there has produced mixed results and moonlighting at left-back on occasion has highlighted his versatility.

    The Saints picked up their maiden win of the new campaign last time out and will back themselves to win their first home game of the campaign against Erik ten Hag’s men.

  • Edouard Mendy Chelsea vs Leeds United.

    Edouard Mendy

    An embarrassing Mendy gaffe handed Leeds United the upper hand in Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat at Elland Road and Thomas Tuchel will demand a response from the goalkeeper.

    The Senegal shot-stopper ought to retain his spot in the XI when the Blues play host to Leicester City this weekend.

    Chelsea have endured a mixed run of results at Stamford Bridge under Tuchel and the corresponding fixture last year ended 1-1, giving the Foxes hope of getting another positive result in West London.

  • Mohamed Salah Liverpool Manchester United 2022-23

    Mohamed Salah

    Despite scoring on Monday night, Liverpool could not avoid defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

    Salah has found the back of the net twice and he will strike to add to that tally against a Bournemouth side that have let in seven games in their last two games against Manchester City and Arsenal.

    Jurgen Klopp’s men are winless after three games and a victory is imperative to stay close to the early-season frontrunners.

  • Thomas Partey

    Thomas Partey

    Partey is near-certain to play when Arsenal host Fulham in this weekend’s tea-time fixture.

    The Ghana international is instrumental to the Gunners' play and is expected to continue in the XI.

    Mikel Arteta’s men are unblemished after three games and another success will be welcome.

  • Sadio Mane of Senegal and Bayern Munich.

    Sadio Mane

    A Mane brace in Bayern Munich’s 7-0 hammering of Bochum last weekend saw FC Hollywood banish the memories of last season’s 4-2 loss at Vonovia Ruhrstadion.

    The Senegal star has netted three Bundesliga goals, leading a fledgling scorers log, and could add to that tally when the Bavarians host Borussia Monchengladbach in gameweek four.

    Bayern lead Saturday’s visitors by two points and this would be extended if the favourites claim victory.

  • PSG Achraf Hakimi

    Achraf Hakimi

    Hakimi has been in impressive form for Paris Saint-Germain owing to Christophe Galtier’s switch to a 3-4-1-2.

    The Morocco international scored and assisted in last week’s 7-1 thrashing of Lille, taking his direct contributions in 2022-23 to three.

    Monaco are the visitors to Parc des Princes on Sunday night, a game PSG are expected to win due to having so much firepower across the pitch.

    How many goals will the Paris outfit score in gameweek four?