Cheryshev has been vital for Valencia CF in recent games
Impressive against Betis in the 2-2 Copa del Rey semifinal first leg, Denis Cheryshev has been in his best form of the season heading into this weekend's clash with Real Sociedad.
The Russian international has been a key factor in the last four games, scoring two goals (against Betis and Villarreal CF), providing the assist for Rodrigo's winner against Celta Vigo, and coming close to further goals when he hit the post against Betis and FC Barcelona.
He also has an excellent record against this Sunday's opposition, having won his last five games against them at the various clubs with which he has plied his trade.
In the first meeting between the two teams in LaLiga this term, Cheryshev sent in the cross that set up Kevin Gameiro for the only goal of the game, which was Valencia CF's first victory of 2018/19.
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