With the return of the Premier League just a few days away, I’ve been tasked with providing my top 5 players in each position!
Where better to start than the strikers?
5. Danny Ings
At number 5, comes Danny Ings. A recent £25m move to Aston Villa has seen Ings slip down my list to 5th. At Southampton he was more or less the main man, and the single most important player.
However at Villa, I just think he’ll struggle to score more than 10-15 goals alongside Ollie Watkins.
I’d assume that Dean Smith will play both up top together, however if he goes against that idea, surely Watkins will be number 1.
4. Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Now choosing between 5,4 and 3 was a real struggle. I’ve put DCL ahead of Ings purely for the fact he’s Everton’s main man. I touched on the whole Ings / Watkins situation, and DCL has no real competition at Everton, unless Moise Kean does stay at Goodison.
Calvert-Lewin is still only 24, and after an outstanding season last year which earned him a Euro 2020 call up for England, the striker is going from strength to strength.
3. Patrick Bamford
Bamford had an outstanding season last year, and it was tough to choose between him and DCL, however I think Bamford will be more potent this season.
After a strong 2020/21, Bamford will be looking to score even more goals with fans returning to Elland Road, and I can seriously see him hitting 15-20 goals if he stays healthy.
2. Harry Kane
There’s no doubting Harry Kane’s talent, and sheer lethality in front of goal, however his future is currently in doubt, and that is the only reason he’s number 2, and not number 1.
Kane is clearly unhappy with the treatment he’s received from Tottenham, and Manchester City are still sniffing around.
Kane in the current Spurs squad will score 20+ easily, however in a stacked Manchester City side, he’d be aiming for 30. If he ends up in Manchester, switch numbers 2 and 1 around.
1. Mohamed Salah
At number 1, I’ve put Mo Salah. As I mentioned, it would’ve been Harry Kane if there wasn’t doubts about his future.
Since joining Liverpool, Salah has scored a minimum of 19 Premier League goals in each of his 4 seasons.
With the Liverpool defence back to full strength, it frees up the midfielders to actually play in their natural positions, and this will aid Salah with better service over the coming season.
I can really see Salah hitting 25 or so goals this season, and the only rival would be Harry Kane if he got his move away from North London.