Football Expert & Columnist @chris_kammy
Fellaini's foul play, resurgent Aston Villa and Taarabt's influence on QPR... Kammy has his say.
Last Updated: 17/12/12 11:47am
Every Saturday, Chris Kamara heads to stadiums up and down the country to deliver his unique match reports for Soccer Saturday.
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Read below for his thoughts on Marouane Fellaini's foul play, resurgent Aston Villa, and how Adel Taarabt could fire QPR to safety...
The FA have a tough decision to make over Marouane Fellaini
Officials have stopped looking for grappling in the box and Everton's Fellaini took the law into his own hands against Stoke's Ryan Shawcross - three times. The first one - the headbutt - was a definite sending off; the second incident, when he was trying to shrug Shawcross off, was probably a yellow; while the third one, when he used arm, could have been a red card, too. I don't like being too hard on officials but what exactly are they looking for?
People are trying to compare Fellaini to Joey Barton but it is different; Barton's antics (after QPR lost to Man City on the final day of last season) happened after he was sent off and it was easy to dish out a punishment. Fellaini, however, would have got three-game ban for the first offence and the same for the third - but if he had have been sent off for the first one he wouldn't have been on the pitch for the third. So this is a very difficult one for the FA to deal with in terms of what length of ban is handed out.
Aston Villa have had an excellent few days
Paul Lambert's side won at Norwich, who are absolutely flying, in the Capital One Cup and then at Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday. The team they fielded at Anfield was the youngest in the Premier League this season, with an average age of 23, and they are full of energy and pace.
It is not a done deal yet and they are still not as high up the table as Paul Lambert would like, but they look like they are on the up. The big-money signings won't arrive at Villa any more but Lambert has bought in some good youngsters: Christian Benteke has been brilliant and Ashley Westwood looks a good player, too.
Tom Cleverley is becoming an important player for Man United
He impressed in Man United's win over Sunderland and he seems to be improving all the time. Sir Alex Ferguson trusts him now and is getting the nod over the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, while it is good for England that we have him and Jack Wilshere who can be a major part of the midfield over the next few years.
United will always score goals but Ferguson will be slightly concerned that Man United, six points clear at the top of the Premier League table, are conceding them - and they could have conceded more than one against Sunderland. But the plus point for them is that Nemanja Vidic is back and if he can form a solid partnership with Rio Ferdinand that will only improve the side.
Adel Taarabt could keep QPR up
I like Taarabt and when QPR won the Championship he was the best player in it, but last season in the Premier League the jury was out because he was trying to do tricks that didn't come off, rolling the ball over his foot and losing possession in the wrong areas and when he was stuck out wide, he didn't always perform.
But on Saturday, when playing in the hole, he was the difference between QPR and Fulham and got the Hoops their first win of the season. He showed great ability and awareness of players around him and thought: 'You're a real player, mate'. If he can keep that up then he could be QPR's saviour and because Harry Redknapp loves creative players like him you know he won't be restricted.
Carlos Tevez should always be in Man City's starting line-up
I went to the Amsterdam Arena this season to watch Man City play Ajax and they played with Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero up front and it seemed to me that Roberto Mancini was trying to faze Carlos Tevez out and say he would be okay without the Argentine.
But Tevez changed the game when he came on against Man United and he was outstanding again against Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime in a match which City won 3-1. Dzeko and Mario Balotelli are good players but it is an absolute no-brainer, for me, to play Tevez and Aguero together. Tevez not only brings ability but great work-rate, too, and if City are to win the Premier League - and they do have a fantastic chance - he HAS to play from the off.
It is great for Arsenal that Jack Wilshere is signing a new contract
I know Jack well and always knew he would pledge his loyalty to Arsenal after they stuck with him and looked after him when he was out injured for such a long time; he loves Arsenal and would not have had his head turned by any other club.
Wilshere will play a massive role in Arsenal's future and it is very positive that negotiations began so early, something the club have not done with other players in the past, but Jack will be hoping over the next few years that the club bring in the necessary quality around him to make Arsenal successful again.