There are some players in the Premier League this season that are playing fantastically well for their respective clubs. Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, and Oscar at Chelsea, Sergio Aguero at Manchester City, Angel Di Maria at Manchester United, and Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pelle at Southampton.
However, there are some who need to turn their season around immediately, otherwise, it could be detrimental for their clubs. And we at FFC Towers have compiled a list of the culprits…
The Tottenham Hotspur striker has scored only one goal from seven league games this season. Last season he scored 11 goals from 21 games, averaging a goal every two games he played. His shot accuracy has dropped from last season as well when it was 70%, as this season it is only 60%. The Togolese ace needs to start scoring goals to help Spurs in the league, and to keep away his teammate Roberto Soldado from the starting striker spot.
Where do we begin with this player? The Italian has played six league games for Liverpool but has failed to score. The 24 year old has had on average five shots per game and out of the 30 he’s taken, he’s only had a 41% shot accuracy. Liverpool are currently in fifth place in the Premier League, but if they still have any title aspirations, they need to be scoring goals on a consistent basis, like Chelsea and Manchester City. With Balotelli being their main striker, he is relied upon for most of these goals, so he needs to start scoring.
The English striker has only scored one goal from eight league games this season. This isn’t the same player who took the league with both hands at the end of last season and scored five goals in six games. Last season, the 21 year old had 56% shot accuracy, but this season it has only been 27%. Sunderland is desperate for goals as they currently sit in 17th place in the Premier League, only one point away from falling into the relegation zone. Wickham needs to score more regularly to get his side out of this situation, and to also avoid embarrassing losses like their 8-0 loss away at Southampton.
Whilst Arsenal certainly aren’t hitting the panic button just yet, their Polish goalkeeper could certainly improve on his performances. He has only kept one clean sheet so far this season whereas last season he had a clean sheet nearly every two games on average. The Gunners have also drawn five games in the league this season, with two coming from winning positions against Leicester City and Manchester City. If the 24 year old had performed better in these two games, Arsenal could be sitting in fourth place and in a Champions League spot. Szczesny must start to play better if he wants his side to see out games instead of drawing, and stay close to a Champions League spot.
From seven league games this season, the striker has scored just two goals, only taking on average two shots per game. Last season, his shots per game average was higher, with close to three shots per game. There have been talks that 31 year old could be dropped in favour of Juan Mata to put Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao or both up front. The Dutchman needs to start scoring more goals if he doesn’t want to be dropped, especially if he picks up another injury. Last season, Van Persie missed 15 games through injury.