Premier League: Premier League: Five breakthrough stars so far this season
Posted On March 26, 2021
Wwith the international cutoff, and as the last section of the premier league As the season approaches, we can start to look back on what has been an extraordinary – albeit slightly unusual – 2020/21 season.
Here we take a look at five players who have emerged this season from relative obscurity and established themselves as some of the Premier League’s best stars.
Tomas Soucek (West Ham United)
Tomas Soucek was a key factor behind West Ham Unitedmemorable season, as they went from the last 16th campaign to sitting just outside the top four.
The Czech midfielder has played every minute of the Hammers“ Premier League campaign, scoring nine goals, including a crucial brace in his side’s victory at Crystal Palace and a late winner at Everton.
Soucek has also established himself as one of the Premier League’s friendliest stars, having declared his love for potato salad after taking the winner at Goodison Park.
Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
After emerging in the race for FA Cup-winning Arsenal at the end of the 2019/20 campaign, Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has established himself as one of the top stopers in the division.
The 28-year-old has always been exceptional for Villa, and the highlight of his season was his performance at Brighton in February, where he made nine saves to keep the score 0-0.
MartinezThe Premier League’s 14 clean sheets mean he’s just two out of Ederson’s 16 total, and with ten games to go, he’ll be confident he can make his decisive season even more memorable.
Wesley Fofana (Leicester City)
When Leicester City sign Wesley fofana from Saint-Étienne last October, the most eye-catching factor of his arrival was the costs: 40 million euros for a 19-year-old.
However, his quick adaptation and stellar performances were instrumental in Leicester’s brilliant season as they now sit third and play in an FA Cup semi-final against Southampton on April 18.
Despite his young age, Fofana is now widely recognized as one of the best central defenders in English football.
Patrick Bamford (Leeds United)
Patrick bamford has waited many years to be in the limelight in the top English flight, and he has certainly delivered for Leeds United.
With 14 Premier League goals and seven assists, he has proven himself as one of the most prolific strikers in English football.
His contributions to the goals were essential for Leeds, who now sit 11th in their debut Premier League season after a 16-year absence.
Ben Godfrey (Everton)
Have joined Everton last summer for the Norwich City side who pulled out of the Premier League with a whimper in 2019/20, Ben godfrey has proven to be an essential part of Carlo Ancelotti’s upward moving side.
His thunderous and difficult performances earned him widespread applause, especially in his performance as a man of the match in the Caramelshome victory over Arsenal in December.
Godfrey was crucial in EvertonThe season is making tremendous progress, and it looks like a call to the senior England squad is not far off.