Mark your dates, football aficionados, for the Premier League is on the cusp of returning. The English campaign has been a source of brilliance, entertainment, and excitement over the years, and this season promises to be no different.
In fact, the players that come to amaze week in and week out have never looked more eager to make an impact. In view of this, let us have a look at the best player from each side going into the 2018/19 season:
AFC Bournemouth – Callum Wilson
With 8 goals to his name last campaign, the 26-year-old will be looking to lead the charge for his side this season. Lack of goals was an alarming issue for the Cherries last time, and the Englishman will be crucial in amending that flaw.
Arsenal – Mesut Ozil
A controversial man with a point to prove, the German will be decisive in bringing the Gunners together in a way that Unai Emery is able to piece best. His link-up and play-making abilities will be of immense importance if the side wishes to succeed.
Brighton and Hove Albion – Glenn Murray
Freshly recovered from injury, the English striker will be adamant to better his goal tally from last season, which stood at an impressive 12. Vital in the race for survival?
Burnley – Chris Wood
The Kiwi was in great form last campaign, and now seems eager to see that Burnley put up an impressive Europa League campaign as well. How will his services be balanced between the two leagues?
Cardiff City – Sean Morrison
New arrivals who will be eager to not be relegated immediately. Their captain will be more vital than a line of forwards, as the defender will have the headache of maintaining the barrage of the Premier League’s dreaded offense.
Chelsea – N’Golo Kante
Crystal Palace – Max Meyer
The German starlet was Palace’s most recent signing, and will undoubtedly be their key man this season. His creativity and attacking ploys are bound to cause a shift in their standings.
Everton – Richarlison
The 21-year-old forward could provide the Toffees with the attacking edge they have been lacking. Rooney’s gap may have been filled and then some.
Fulham – Jean Michael Seri
The newly promoted side will have to rely on the 27-year-old’s abilities as a central midfielder. Likened to Xavi, Seri’s passing and vision in the middle may very well ensure Fulham is not a side to be underestimated.
Huddersfield Town – Aaron Mooy
A dip in form last season initially had worries, but the latter half of the season showed the Australian’s true charm with regard to passing and presence. Are more performances like the one against Manchester United about to occur?
Leicester City – Harry Maguire
After the Foxes made it clear that the 25-year-old was headed nowhere, he will become the last of an era to hold down the fort for the dream side. Supporters will be hoping his World Cup campaign is aped even here.
Liverpool – Mo Salah
Despite the array of brilliant signings that the Reds have made already, it will be the antics of the Egyptian King that will make the key difference. His ability to try and score just as ferociously as last season will be up for show.
Manchester City – Kevin De Bruyne
The Champions will be hoping that the Belgian will continue his top-class game. In an array of stellar talents, it is his element of added-intent and creativity that Guardiola uses quite well to make the side work, and this season could be no different.
Manchester United – Paul Pogba
Despite some doubt surrounding his future, it goes without saying that if Jose Mourinho is able to bring the Pogba that played for France in Russia to Old Trafford, then United could be a firm threat this season. A team built around him and furthered through him is their best bet for brilliance.
Newcastle United – Kenedy
Still on loan from Chelsea, the 22-year-old Brazilian was instrumental in Newcastle’s rise last season. Rafa Benitez will now be eager to bring the best out of the left-back yet again in a side that shows great potential.
Southampton – Jannik Vestergaard
The Saints came close to relegation last campaign, and will now be hoping that their sizable 25-year-old, who was a vital signing this window, is able to give them the defensive assurance that they lacked last time around. Only then will their forwards have some hope for redemption.
Tottenham Hotspur – Harry Kane
Sparse in their purchases so far, Spurs have instead been focusing on extensions, and the one given to the key striker will be instrumental in their success. They have been touted for greatness over the past seasons, but only if the Englishman keeps up his scoring streaks can the same be expected again.
Watford – Gerard Deulofeu
The Spaniard is eager to impress at the Premier League side and prove that he isn’t a Barcelona reject. Having lost forwards, Watford will be relying on the versatility of the 24-year-old to attain something big this season.
West Ham United – Felipe Anderson
A key arrival with a sizable price-tag, the 25-year-old attacking midfielder ought to bring stability into a West Ham line that has been lacking the intent to score despite having the talent. He could potentially prove to be the key purchase of a strong summer spree.
Wolverhampton Wanderers – Joao Moutinho
The veteran Portuguese star will make a big difference at the newly promoted side. His experience in the central midfield and a daunting versatility across the board will give the side that extra push to ensure a bright season in the Championship wasn’t in vain.