EPL Strikers to keep an eye on this season
The new EPL season is in full swing and already we’ve seen plenty of drama and controversy. Crystal Palace have pulled off the shock of the season so far with a last-gasp winner at Old Trafford but most of the talk so far this campaign has been about the impact of a number of new strikers that have taken their Premier League bows.
In this piece we’ll look at just some of the new forwards that could make a real impact for their respective teams based on what we’ve seen so far already this season.
We may only be three games in to the current campaign but already young Ivorian Pepe, who signed for Arsenal over the summer, is attracting plenty of praise.
In the Gunners most recent defeat at Anfield, despite the result, Pepe was a real handful for the Liverpool defence to content with.
Lightning quick, an intelligent runner, and strong; he’s every defenders nightmare and if he can stay fit and grow even further in the EPL then Arsenal fans should be treated to some special performances for this man this season.
Signed in a club record £22 million deal, a lot is expected of Brazilian striker Wesley, who exchanged Belgium for Birmingham over the summer, and the early signs look promising.
Strong, great movement and, like Pepe, a nightmare for defenders to handle, if he replicates the kind of form he demonstrated in Villa’s victory over Everton, then he will no doubt prove any doubters wrong in the coming months.
Villa will be looking to their big frontman to fire in the goals that will keep them clear of the drop zone and given his promising start to the season the signs look promising.
After scoring 20 goals in the German top-flight last season, over the summer the acrobatic hitman drew plenty of admirers, but it was West Ham who pounced for his signature in what was another club record signing.
So far it looks like Haller has taken to the EPL like a duck to water, especially after his deadly double in his most recent outing against Watford at Vicarage road.
His hold up play is excellent, he has a clever football brain, and as his goals have illustrated he’s not afraid to attempt the spectacular.
Pukki was top scorer in the Championship last season but lots of question marks surrounded the forward with some critics suggesting he couldn’t cut it in the top division.
Well, after netting 5 times already this campaign, Pukki is already making some pundits eat humble pie.
In terms of style, he’s a bit a throw-back forward in terms of how he plays. However, he is deceptively quick, boasts clever movement and, most importantly, he knows where the goal is.
If the Norwich forward can stay fit and firing then the Canaries will have a great chance of staying up and if he continues scoring then you’ll find him featuring in plenty of acca tips throughout the rest of the season.