FIVE Players To Watch Out For In The Premier League Next Season

FIVE Players To Watch Out For In The Premier League Next Season
Jun 30, 2017

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As the Premier League begins in less than 50 days, transfers and promotions have resulted in various new players being introduced. With it looking like the biggest spending spree by Premier League clubs in the league’s history, plenty of exciting talent is on it’s way to England in what promises to be a fascinating 2017/2018 campaign. We’ve listed five players to keep an eye out for.

5: Matt Ritchie

After leaving Premier League side Bournemouth to join Rafael Benítez at Newcastle, Ritchie will be facing his second Premier League season but his first with The Magpies. Despite the midfielder racking up 30 goals and 31 assists combined in the league over the last three years, only 6 assists and 4 goals came from his season in the top division. These stats don’t show the full picture though. However, it does indicate that Ritchie hasn’t been able to replicate his Championship form in the Premier League. This may be partially due to Callum Willson’s long-term term injury during his last spell at the top. With Newcastle’s caliber up-front and Ritchie’s experience in the Prem, it seems likely that he will excel next season.

4: Davy Klaassen

Preferred to Ross Barkley, Dutchman Klaassen is likely to be pulling the strings for Everton next season. At £26 million, the former Ajax attacking midfielder was a needed purchase for The Toffees as Everton have struggled to create goalscoring opportunities at times this season. With Bolasie’s long-term injury and Koeman’s neglect towards Barkley, Lukaku has endured many games without seeing much of the ball. Fortunately, Klaassen created 9 and scored 13 goals last season. If he can imitate these stats this season, Everton may just have what it takes to take it to the next level, (assuming Lukaku stays).

3: Anthony Knockaert

Undoubtedly, Knockaert is one of the most promising players in the Brighton side. The French midfielder is off the back of his best season yet, picking up the Championship Player of the Year award. With 5 assists and 15 goals, the 25-year-old is ready to face the quality of the Premier League next season. Some critics may indulge in his inability to breakthrough with Leicester before in the Premier League behind the likes of Marc Albrighton. However, his form in the recent season is simply too good to downplay. Could he have a Mahrez-esque breakthrough season? Who knows?

2: Mohamed Salah

After a successful couple of seasons at AS Roma, Salah has joined Liverpool for approximately £34 million. With Sadio Mané’s recent success, Salah’s similar style sways many to believe he will succeed too. Although this is far from an exhaustive summary of the 25-year-old, it should help him in Jürgen Klopp’s system. The attacker will most likely join Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané in a fluid front three. With Coutinho potentially, playmaking from deeper, Salah will have the perfect opportunities to create goals in the league and Champions League.

1: Bernardo Silva

The phenomenon himself, Bernardo Silva. He may be just 22-years-old, but his footballing intelligence and technique will deceive you. The former Monaco winger, unfortunately, missed out on Portugal’s Euro 2016 success through injury but has the talent that can guarantee honours for the rest of his career. With David Silva, an instrumental player for Manchester City, ageing, Bernardo Silva may have to face the feat of filling his boots as a free number 8. Although this is a very difficult task, Bernardo Silva has two-time Champions League winner Pep Guardiola to nurture him. The £43 million may only get about 30 games on the wing and in midfield, but it is likely that he will impress many.

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