VIDEO: Stones, Dzeko & The UCL Ones to Watch

first_imgThe long wait is over – club football’s greatest competition is back!But who will lead his club to glory with the most impressive performance this week?Who will rise up above the rest and be crowned the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week, sponsored by Banco Santander? Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Will Roma striker Edin Dzeko inspire his side past reigning champions Real Madrid? With five goals and two assists already, nobody has been involved in more goals than he has in this year’s competition.Or will John Stones help Manchester City pass their way through Lyon by keeping up his 96 per cent pass completion rate?AEK Athens’ goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas has also been impressive with his distribution, completing a competition-best 54 accurate long passes so far, and he will be key to his side’s chances against Ajax.Young Boys head to Old Trafford hoping to give Manchester United the run-around, but holding midfielder Nemanja Matic will be well prepared – he’s covered 45.6km in four UCL matches this season, more than anyone else in Group H.Voting for Player of the Week opens on Thursday .Follow Football Santander on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram for continued coverage of the UEFA Champions League.last_img read more