Every season turns out to be a prodigious one for a few and a failure for many. Although the season will be off and running within a day, let’s sort out who all might have a major impact in the Premier League for their respective clubs.
Kieran Trippier (Spurs):
A bargain buy from Burnley last season, Trippier’s game time was drastically reduced due to Kyle Walker’s presence in the squad. Good news for him is that Walker is in Manchester now fighting for a place with Danilo, and given Rose’s injury, Trippier might just be the most important fit wingback in Pochettino’s squad at this moment. With Eriksen’s presence, he might not be a regular spot kick taker which he used to be a couple of years back, but his crossing strength could well allow him to gather some valuable assists. We should be reminded that Trippier got five assists in just the twelve games he was part of last season in the Premier League.
Javier Hernandez(West Ham United):
Chicharito is back in the league for the United’s placed in London and not the one’s settled in Manchester. Bayer Leverkusen’s loss is West Ham’s gain as we can well back him up to be the highest goal scorer in the league come next May, provided he shows his form that made him a fan favourite in Germany. Just a few months back Hernández became the Mexican player with the most appearances in the Champions League with 47, surpassing Rafael Márquez’s previous record of 46 appearances. Sadly, he won’t be representing the most elite tournament in Europe but 38 Premier League games could well be the thing he has been craving for.
Jamaal Lascelles(Newcastle United):
Jamaal was selected as the captain of a fragile, confused Newcastle side right before the Championship started. One year on and Newcastle are back in the top-tier thanks to Rafa Benitez and co. Little did Lascelles get the applause for leading the backline and grinding out results in all those tight games where Rafa played the hard way. Brighton were the unlucky ones not to win the league, but with the stable defense, Newcastle deserved the Championship. This is why it’s always a saying that attackers win you games, but defenders win you leagues. Although a back injury perturbed Lascelles to play in the pre-season, we will hopefully see a fit Lascelles lead the line from the back cometh this weekend against Spurs and beyond.
Aaron Mooy(Huddersfield Town):
Aaron Mooy was the heart of David Wagner’s side last term out as they secured promotion to the Premier League. Some statistics to supplement the last statement:
Most passes completed (2,633)
Most chances created (98)
Most tackles won (83)
The Australian was Huddersfield’s player of the season and will be heavily involved this season as a box-to-box midfielder for the Terriers and with an attacking lineup, Mooy will be the key to most of the open play distributions for Huddersfield throughout the Premier League season.
Gabriel Jesus(Manchester City):
With Aguero now slowly becoming second fiddle to Jesus, it might just be the most dangerous attacking lineup that Manchester City has ever fielded in the history of the Premier League. Given the extreme talents surrounding the forward line, Jesus might just the vocal sensation of the attacking brilliance. With Sane, David Silva, Sterling and Bernardo Silva behind him, it could well be a twenty-five goal season for the Brazilian in the Premier League. Cometh this weekend, and we’ll witness how attacking Pep can get with his exciting squad.
Who do you think will have a break-through season for his respective club this year? Comment below.