When Steven Fletcher reared his expensive and age-defying head to give Sunderland the lead against West Ham on Saturday, it marked his fourth goal in just three games. The exiled Scot has gone a long way to restoring the faith in manager Martin O’Neill, who despite his new signings goalscoring exploits is now without a win in 12 Premier League games.
Throughout it’s illustrious history the Premier League has provided the perfect stage for players to kick-start or indeed reignite their career. An impressive debut is usually the perfect catalyst to inspire confidence, allay any lingering doubts and create a feel-good factor around the club as it surges up the table.
With this in mind I have collated the ten best players that have enjoyed a prolific start to life in the top flight.
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