Every team needs somebody that can put the ball in the back of the net. Here are five players that do it particularly well:
Receiving all the plaudits this season and rightly so. Aguero is a phenomenal player, he is the most explosive striker in the Premier League and one of the best players in world football. There’s no arguing against it.
His strike rate of 66 goals in 101 league games for Manchester City speaks for itself and at 26 years of age it’s frightening to think how much better the Argentine could get. If only he could complete a full season without an injury setback.
The main reason that Liverpool came so agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title last time out. 31 Premier League goals last season meant that he would share the European Golden boot with Cristiano Ronaldo, and saw him voted the Premier League player of the season.
He was widely regarded as the third best player in the world following his unbelievable season for both Liverpool and Uruguay. However, he has made a relatively slow start to his Barcelona career with just two goals in nine games. But, once he adjusts to life in Spain, nobody would be surprised to see him return to the form that he showed throughout the 2013/14 campaign.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the single-most greatest footballer to emerge from Sweden and one of the most exciting attacking talents of the last decade. With 12 goals in all competitions so far this season, the 33-year-old shows no sign of letting up and remains the talisman of an expensively assembled PSG side.
A mercurial talent matched only by his ego, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is easily one of the best players in the world. For the sake of football, let’s hope that he can keep up this form for many years to come.
After joining real Madrid in 2009 for £35 million, he has scored goals for fun (124 in all competitions for Madrid), yet his efforts have been overshadowed by the superhuman exploits of Ronaldo. This may be the reason for the struggle of the Madrid faithful in appreciating his goalscoring talent, but place him in just about any other team in world football and he would certainly be the main man. And at just 26 years of age, he still has his best years ahead of him.
Costa is a player that is not blessed with the natural talent of the others on this list, but his aggression and appetite to win has made him one of the most devastating centre forwards in world football.
The £50 million departure of Radamel Falcao to AS Monaco opened the door for Costa to establish himself as the number 9 for Atletico. His 36 goals in all competitions helped Simeone’s men to win the La Liga title for the first time since 1996 and also saw them reach the final of the Champions League, narrowly missing out on the trophy to city rivals Real.
His £32 million summer move to Chelsea came as no surprise, nor has the way in which he has settled in to the fast pace of the Premier League.
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