One Player To Look Out For From Every Premier League Club Next Season

One Player To Look Out For From Every Premier League Club Next Season
Jul 4, 2017

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Following the end of what was a fairly stalemate season which saw Chelsea lift the Premier League title, the usual pre-season preparations have begun and football fans worldwide are looking forward to the new season.

The three additions to the league for next season are Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield; the teams that are replacing the relegated Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull. But, out of all the 20 teams, which players will look to impress the most this season?

AFC Bournemouth – Joshua King

Following the arrival of Jermain Defoe at Bournemouth, many people would believe this to hinder King’s possibility of first team football. However, Josh King thrives as both a lone striker as well as part of a front two.

Of course, depending on how Eddie Howe wishes to set his team up for the season ahead will play a huge part in this but if King gets minutes on the pitch.

King rallied a total of 15 goals last time round – A stat which was only exceeded by 7 other players. However, it was the end of the season that impressed fans the most. In a time of need, King produced 11 goals in his last 14 games of the season.

Arsenal – Granit Xhaka

Arriving at Arsenal last Summer, Granit Xhaka was expected to be a big player for the Gunners after he impressed in Germany. He didn’t get off to a tremendous start as he culminated two red cards at the start of this season which led to him being closely scrutinised and unfairly criticised at times.

However, towards the tail-end of last season, particularly since Arsenal’s change of formation, Xhaka has shown what he’s truly capable off and he’ll hope to continue that into next season.

Brighton & Hove Albion – Anthony Knockaert

Arguably the finest players for the Seagulls in their promotion campaign. The midfielder stacked up a total of 15 goals and 8 assists. As well as his creative ability, he also has the deadly eye for goal, particularly from set pieces.

Burnley – Tom Heaton

Tom Heaton has been a standout player for Burnley last season, especially in the big games. Heaton was number one in the Premier League last season in terms of shots saved, with 141.

Chelsea – César Azplicueta

 

The Spaniard was the unsung hero of Chelsea’s Premier League title campaign, but not many fans realised just how important he was.

Being a former full-back, Azpilicueta was bound to have the attacking prowess which is always important when playing with three centre-backs. He was and still is vital to Conte’s system and could be a potential candidate to replace John Terry as Chelsea captain.

Crystal Palace – Wilfried Zaha

The electrifying wing-man enjoyed his best spell in English football last season for Crystal Palace and he’ll be looking for more of the same next season. Zaha completed more take-ons than any other player last term, with 144.

Everton – Davy Klaassen

Signing from AFC Ajax, the midfielder could be a Klaass signing for Everton (come on, I had to). His creativity in advanced positions could be pivotal to Everton’s season. With Sandro Ramírez also arriving at Goodison Park, the pair could turn into a deadly duo in the Premier League next season.

Huddersfield Town – Elias Kachunga

Being a close follower of Ipswich Town, I watched quite a lot of EFL football last season and one man who stuck out to me was Elias Kachunga of Huddersfield Town.

His versatility is the most impressive, he can play virtually anywhere in attack, however, his best position is down the right flank.

Leicester City – Wilfred Ndidi

Referred to as ‘Kanté’s replacement’, Ndidi did well in his first season for Leicester. His presence on the pitch was enough to see the Foxes through the domestic season as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Liverpool – Mohamed Salah

Many Liverpool fans are very excited by their long-awaited transfer of Mohamed Salah and rightly so. The Egyptian was one of just four players to reach double figures for both goals and assists in the Serie A last season.

Manchester City – Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus has shown many signs of promise in his short spell for the Citizens last season but he was unfortunately ruled out through injury. The young striker will look to grab English football by the scruff of the neck in his first full season next campaign.

Manchester United – Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba had been on the receiving end of criticism a lot last season, often unnecessarily. Nobody can deny his talent, though, and with the ‘most expensive player in the world’ title still on his shoulders, he’ll be looking to prove his critics wrong yet again next season.

Newcastle United – Dwight Gayle

Dwight Gayle is no stranger to the Premier League, which a lot of us know already, Liverpool fans a little too much for their liking. He’ll be looking to show the big teams what he’s capable yet again with his spacial awareness and cutting edge inside the box.

Southampton – Nathan Redmond

Despite his recent penalty miss against Germany, Redmond has endured a very good season for club and country. Having now played in three consecutive European U21 Championships, the Englishman will be looking to really kick it up a notch at club level.

Stoke City – Jack Butland

It goes without saying that Jack Butland is one of the best young goalkeepers in England, maybe even Europe. He’s establishing himself as a proven shot-stopper and he’ll be looking to continue that into next season.

Swansea City – Alfie Mawson

Alfie Mawson has endured a lengthy spell of international football with England in their U21 European competition; the Three Lions reached the semi-finals, with Mawson playing in every game and even scoring a goal. He was excellent under Paul Clement last year and was a vital part of the Swans staying in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur – Harry Kane

This one was pretty obvious. Harry Kane is, without a doubt, the finest goal scorer in England right now and with him in your squad, you’re guaranteed goals. Coming off the back of a Golden Boot winning season, Kane will be eyeing a repeat of last season as he aims to close in on Alan Shearer’s record.

Watford – Étienne Capoue

He was looking like the best player in the league if you stretch your mind right back to the beginning of last season, however, his form almost inevitably declined. After showing what he’s truly capable of, he’s one to look out for in this campaign.

West Brom – Nacer Chadli

You don’t know the definition of pain until you’ve looked through a bunch of 30-year-old’s, wondering which one will set the league alight next season, as I had to when looking at West Brom’s squad. He’s under 30, but Chadli gets my vote. Showing signs of promise, the Belgian is now entering the prime stages of his career and he’s certainly a prospect to excel for West Brom.

West Ham – Manuel Lanzini

The departure of Dimitri Payet in the middle of last season was almost like the rebirth of Manuel Lanzini. His creativity and flair will be crucial yet again for the Hammers next season if they wish to improve on the dismal campaign they endured this year.

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