The 2020/21 English Premier League season is set to kick off this Saturday and already expectations are at an all time high as fans await what could be an unforgettable campaign. With top clubs breaking the bank this summer (we see you, Chelsea) the tantalizing prospect of a four-way title race is on (good luck Man-utd) . We expect to see top strikers and a slew of captivating new signings trying to leave their mark and make a huge impact. With that been said, who will rise to the occasion and etch their names in the history books?
Aubameyang is undoubtedly one of the greatest forwards in English Premier League history. Having signed from Borussia Dortmund, the 31-year-old Arsenal talisman boasts a phenomenal scoring record for the North London club with 54 goals in 85 appearances. A key element to manager Mikel Arteta’s project, Aubameyang has been the focal point of Arsenal’s recent success.
Pundits have argued that his age could be a factor to his career but Aubameyang keeps proving the critics wrong. He surpassed Thierry Henry’s record by becoming the fastest Arsenal player to reach 50 Premier League goals. This also made him the sixth quickest Premier League player to reach the 50-goal landmark. The Gabonese international is showing that he hasn’t yet scratched the surface on his ultimate potential. Furthermore, he is a clear favorite to clinch the Golden Boot for the second time as he won the 2017/18 Golden Boot alongside Mo-Salah and Sadio Mane with each scoring 22 goals that season.
Many Arsenal fans have lavished praise on his prolific striking ability and all they can hope for is that he finally puts pen to paper and give them the news they’ve all been waiting for.
It seems that Chelsea FC have been playing career mode in the summer transfer window. The Blues have signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, Ben Chilwell from Leicester, Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain FC, Kai Havertz from Bayern Leverkusen and as it seems there could be more signings to come. These players look to add a touch of class to Chelsea’s already stacked team. Spearheading this transformation for the Blues is the former RB Leipzig talisman, world-class forward Timo Werner.
The 24-year old has already achieved a lot given his age and played a leading role in his side taking the third spot in the 2019/20 Bundesliga League. Having scored 28 goals in the previous season, six goals behind Robert Lewandowski, the German striker is providing a promising perspective into his future in a Chelsea jersey.
During a friendly match against Brighton & Hove Albion, he scored in his Chelsea debut and football fans got a glimpse of what Werner has to offer. His brief stint in the spotlight has shown that he’s a natural when it comes to finding the back of the net.
Moreover, he netted the ball once in the UEFA Nations League with a memorable classic finish past David de Gea in their 1-1 draw against Spain. Could this be a sign of what is to come in the Premier League?