In one of the most challenging Premier League seasons of all time, important players are really starting to come to the fore as the campaign hots up. Express Sport takes a look at four stars who could light up your team in Gameweek 24…
Brentford have scored just 12 goals away from home in the league in 11 outings, signalling a lack of firepower up front.
Three of those came against a discombobulated Newcastle side, who have the league’s second-worst defence.
And next the Bees take on a Manchester City side who have conceded just six goals at home in 11 games – with half of those coming in a 10-minute anomaly at home to Leicester on Boxing Day.
With a clean sheet likely, and with full-back Cancelo having registered five assists and a goal so far this season, he could well be the man to have against the Bees.
David De Gea
De Gea has been one of Manchester United’s only standout players so far this season, but he would not be on many FPL lists due to his team’s likelihood to concede.
Yet they come up against a Burnley side this week who really struggle to score.
The Clarets have not netted at Turf Moor against United in SIX outings – with the last goal coming against the Red Devils in 2009.
And with the Clarets struggling to break down Watford, the same will likely happen again.
Watford kept their first clean sheet of the season against Burnley on Saturday, and even then the Clarets threatened three times.
They will come up against a different animal against West Ham, however.
The duo met just days after Christmas, with the Hammers winning 4-1 against the Hornets at Vicarage Road.
And with Jarrod Bowen recording three assists in the reverse fixture, the English forward is a surefire bet to at least register one goal involvement.
Wildcard – Harvey Elliott
Elliott made his return to first-team football for Liverpool on Sunday after he suffered a serious ankle injury in September.
He scored his first ever professional goal against Cardiff in the FA Cup as the Reds romped to a 3-1 victory.
The midfielder was praised highly by Jurgen Klopp for his efforts and perseverance at returning from injury.
And in front of another crowded Kop, he could continue his excellence against Leicester.
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