Monday, August 9, 2010

Players To Watch This Season

As the 2010-2011 Barclay's Premier League season approaches, I'll give you several players to watch that are worth keeping an eye on this season.

1- Javier "El Chicharito" Hernandez (Manchester United-Forward)

The 23 year old is the first Mexican player to
ever play for Manchester United. He made his deb
ut at the MLS All-Star game when he came on for Nani, and he later scored. In his most recent appearance against Chelsea in the Comunity Shield, Hernandez came on as a substitute and scored in a 3-1 victory for United. Look to see Hernandez come on a substitute for either Wayne Rooney or Dimitar Berbatov, and even make occasional starts for the Red Devil
s. Who knows, he could even earn a pla
ce in the starting line up soon enough.

2- Steven Pienaar (Everton-Midfielder)

The South African had a great World Cup, and he's even been li
nked to Aston Villa to replace James Milner if he goes to Manchester City. Wherever Pienaar ends up, expect him to have a great season. Piennar brings a unique style to his game. He can score goals, make the perfect pass, dribble through a defense, or win the ball on the defensive side. Last year for Everton, he scored 4 goals and had 4 assists. Expect him to have an even better year this year, possibly doubling his tally in goals.

3- Milan Jovanovic (Liverpool-Forward)

The new Liverpool striker came to Merseyside from Standard Liege on a free transfer. Jovanovic was a scoring machine for the Belgian side, netting 69 goals in 155 appearances. With Fernando Torres recovering from a rough World Cup, Jovanovic could be the one to step up and carry Liverpool throughout the season.

4- Chris Brunt (West Brom- Midfielder)

The 25 year scored 9 goals in the '08/'09 season for the Baggies when they were in the Premier League. Brunt had another solid year for West Brom last year when the played in the Championship. If Brunt has a big year, West Brom could be the cinderella story of the season (I still expect them to be relegated). Brunt and Roman Bednar are West Brom's real goal scoring threats this year, so Brunt could have double digits in goals.

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