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Nigerian Players to watch this weekend

With the weekend taking shape once more, Nigerian footballers will be getting ready for this weekend’s round of fixture, Afrofooty takes a review on Nigerian Players to watch this weekend.

Wilfred Ndidi

Leicester City’s 2-1 win over Burnley last weekend kept them in third place, level with Chelsea on 17 points and two below champions Manchester City.

Southampton host Leicester on Friday night, the host have not won any of their last four premier league games, Leicester go into this game as favorite for the victory

Having lost their last two on the road at Manchester United and Liverpool, the Foxes travel to Southampton on Friday night seeking only their second away win of the season.

Ndidi is likely to make his ninth appearance of the campaign as Brendan Rodgers’ troops seek to leapfrog Manchester City in second place.

Alex Iwobi

The playmaker performed well in Everton’s 2-0 win over West Ham United, and is likely to retain his place when the Toffees meet Brighton & Hove Albion.

Iwobi who joined Everton from Arsenal during the summer transfer window will hope for his form to continue, he put in a stellar performance in Everton’s last match against West Ham

Marco Silva’s men finally ended a terrible run of four successive Premier League defeats against the Hammers last time out, and now have to halt their poor away run this season they’ve lost all three away games at Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Burnley.

Brighton have won just once at the Amex in four tries, giving Iwobi and co. some hope heading into Saturday’s encounter.

Semi Ajayi

West Bromwich Albion may have fought well to draw 2-2 having trailed Barnsley 2-0, but The Albion shouldn’t have been behind to their poor travelling visitors in the first place.

Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Preston North End kept Ajayi and his teammates top in the standings, and they’ll seek to start better at The Hawthorns when Charlton Athletic visit in gameweek 14.

Slaven Bilic’s side shouldn’t be complacent against a side with one away win in their last five, a run that includes two defeats.

Samuel Chukwueze

Free-scoring Villarreal play host to struggling Alaves on Friday looking for their fifth win of the season.

Chuwueze who just signed new deal with the yellow submarine will be eager to prove his worth again, Alaves has been struggling in the league this season, finding themselves in the bottom half of the La Liga table

Chukwueze’s chances of starting are a coin toss, but the wideman will hope to feature as Javier Calleja’s men aim to increase their unbeaten run at El Madrigal to five.

William Troost-Ekong

The centre-back played brilliantly in Udinese’s 1-0 over Torino, and should retain his place in Igor Tudor’s side for a daunting trip to Atalanta.

The hosts were hammered 5-1 by Man City on Tuesday night, so Gian Piero Gasperini will demand a response against the Little Zebras.

Gli Orobici are unbeaten in five league games, and are pre-match favourites to extend that run to six against Troost-Ekong’s side.

Ola Aina

The wing-back was an unused substitute against the Udine-based outfit, but could return for Torino’s fixture with Cagliari.

Walter Mazzarri’s troops have fallen to 11th place on the log following a run of one victory in five, and have it all to do against their in-form visitors.

The visiting side from Sardinia are unbeaten in six games, a run that includes two wins and a draw on their travels, so Torino shouldn’t expect any handouts this weekend.

Moses Simon

Simon didn’t give a particularly good showing in Nantes’ 1-0 defeat by Metz last time out.

The Canaries’ loss wasn’t all that surprising given their unpredictable away form, but they return to the Stade de la Beaujoire this on Friday night to face Monaco.

Moses and co. have made their home a fortress, winning four games and drawing once on their turf, with four goals scored and none conceded in their run.

It’s a record they’ll think can be preserved against Leonardo Jardim’s poor travellers, who have two points from a possible 12 in away games with three goals in those four games.

Victor Osimhen

LOSC Lille’s doggedness to secure a late, late equalizer against Valencia in midweek was commendable.

However, their 1-1 draw on Wednesday extended their winless run to five in all competitions.

Having failed to find the net in midweek, as well as in last week’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Toulouse, Osimhen will hope to be third-time lucky against Bordeaux on Saturday afternoon.

Both sides are level on 15 points, and a win for either could see them move into the continental spots if results elsewhere go their way.

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