Some of the key battles which will decide Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Everton.
Balotelli Italy – Liverpool striker set to be dropped by Conte.
Sterling Real Madrid – Liverpool legend rages at Sterling’s agent.
Messi Arsenal – World’s greatest player almost moved to Highbury.
Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United got the points they desperately needed against West Ham, but rode their luck at times and by no means looked back to their best. They will need to be much better against an Everton side who are looking to kick-start their league form. If United’s superstars turn up they can win the day, but Roberto Martinez’s men will have other plans.
5) Eto’o – Blind
Evergreen Samuel Eto’o scored a vital goal against Krasnodar in midweek, proving that while his legs may be going, his movement and finishing are still razor sharp. He may start from the bench, but will be used if the Toffees are struggling. Daley Blind must use his physical abilities to shut down the Cameroonian striker when he drops deep, while simultaneously helping out his full-backs against Baines and Coleman’s forward raids.