We are now four games into the new Premier League season and till now we have had enough action to draw conclusions of each team’s prospects for this particular season.
The Premier League clubs spend big money this past summer transfer window and a lot of the new signings have performed well so far as we have had three teams who have picked up maximum points from all their games.
In this article, we’ll discuss three newcomers who have made an instant impact at their new club.
#3 Richarlison – Everton
Despite Everton’s struggles in maintaining consistency under new boss Marco Silva, it’s almost criminal not to include Richarlison in this list. The former Watford attacker, who went on to become Everton‘s second most expensive signing earlier this summer, has netted three goals in three matches this season.
Richarlison initially kicked off his Everton career with a stunning debut against Wolves where he netted a brace before scoring the winner in the following game against Southampton.
Although Richarlison was sent off in the 41st minute against Bournemouth, statistics definitely reflect the impact he has had at his new club this season.
The Brazilian averages almost four dribbles per 90 minutes this campaign along with almost one key pass and one attempt. But interestingly, his physical prowess has also enabled him to become quite an intimidating figure for the defenders, having averaged 5 aerials duels per 90 minutes.
Richarlison started off pretty well at Watford before fading away, so he’ll have to keep his consistency in the coming months.
#2 Aleksandar Mitrovic – Fulham
Fulham made a host of smart signings and the acquisition of Aleksandar Mitrovic has arguably been the best move. The former Newcastle striker moved from Tyneside to London for a fee of €20 million in the summer and has been firing in all cylinders since.
In four games this season, the Serbian has already netted four goals, two of which came in the win against Burnley. His consistency in front of goal has seen him top the goalscoring stats this so far season. Having scored four goals in four matches, he is now tied with Sadio Mane as Premier League’s top scorer.
Though we should also give credit to other new arrivals in Jean-Michael Seri and Andre Schurrle for the service, Mitrovic makes the cut because of his goal-return.
#1 Jorginho – Chelsea
Jorginho has been a success for Chelsea so far and has helped new manager Maurizio Sarri implement his style much more quickly than what was anticipated.
Jorginho’s ability to keep the ball and recycle possession under pressure has lifted a lot of pressure off N’Golo Kante who is now mostly responsible for the defensive legwork in the middle of the pitch. The former Napoli superstar averages 95 short passes per game, which is significantly better than most of the top class Premier League midfielders this season.
Aside from the aforementioned, Jorginho also averages one interception and two tackles per game while he has lost possession only once in four outings – signatory of his skillset in midfield.
Thus, Jorginho has indeed emerged as a key figure in Sarri’s newly invigorated Chelsea side, who could pose a strong threat for the title this season.
Stat courtesy: Whoscored