We’re now twelve games into the new Premier League season and we’ve already witnessed some memorable moments. The top flight is widely regarded as the best league in world football and it’s definitely living up to its billing this year, with plenty of goals, drama and excitement.
We saw lots of new faces arrive on our shores in the summer, with Premier League spending hitting unparalleled heights for the 17/18 campaign.
Over £1billion was spent by our clubs with them all bidding to secure some of Europe’s top talent and it’s fair to say some have paid off massively already, and some not so…
Read below to see who we think are the three signings of the season so far. If you’re looking for more insight, news and betting tips on the Premier League, Football League and a host of other top European leagues visit Footy Accumulators’ website.
In the biggest summer ever of Premier League spending you’d be forgiven for not really noticing Pascal Gross’ move to Brighton, but now twelve games into the season he looks like an absolute bargain.
The 26-year-old contributed to 11 goals – scoring five and assisting six – for relegated Bundesliga side Ingolstadt last term along with creating more chances (97) than any other player in the league, which shows he has pedigree, something he’s proved on the south coast.
He scored Brighton’s first two Premier League goals along with picking up five assists already which is immensely impressive – only Man City’s Silva, De Bruyne & Sane (six) have more.
The German’s technical ability makes him a real threat from anywhere in the final third. His delivery from set pieces is a huge weapon in Brighton’s armoury, especially with the likes of Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk who can be lethal in the air.
Brighton managed to recruit him at a cut price £3m which looks like a masterstroke by boss Chris Hughton and if he keeps up this level of performance his stock will only continue to rise.
Another man who wasn’t really known to many when he arrived in the Premier League, but twelve games later he’s being talked about as one of the best young players in the country.
Signed from Brazilian Serie A side Fluminense for £11.5m, Richarlison was one of Marco Silva’s first signings at Vicarage Road and his manager has a tremendous amount of faith in him.
The 20-year-old has started all twelve of Watford’s league games and he looks right at home in the top flight, which is very impressive for someone so young & inexperienced.
The Brazilian has an excellent work rate, determination, pace and an eye for goal which has already seen him hit the back of the net on five occasions.
He’s reportedly already drawing interest from Spurs and Arsenal which is a testament to his start to life with the Hornets and he’s only going to get better, which is the scary thing for opposition defenders.
Watford seems like the perfect club for him to grow and improve at, with Marco Silva having a very good track record of getting the best out of what he’s got. Watford are eighth in the Premier League and there’s some very exciting times ahead for their supporters, with Richarlison right at the forefront of it.
The most expensive of these three transfers but he’s looking like a bargain already for Liverpool.
When the Egyptian arrived from Roma for around £35m the main talk was that he was a ‘Chelsea reject’, ‘not good enough for the PL’ etc. But how much has he proved his critics wrong.
Salah has adapted seamlessly to the demands of the top flight and in pretty sensational style, leading the divisions scoring charts with nine goals and adding a new dimension to an already prolific Liverpool attack.
Jurgen Klopp’s aggressive, pressing style of play has really brought the best out of him and he’s struck up an excellent understanding with Mane, Firmino and Coutinho.
His brace against Southampton on match day twelve ensured that he became the fastest player to reach 14 goals for the club, doing it in just 18 games to eclipse club legend Robbie Fowler’s record.
His success has come as a surprise to many, but he’s just carrying through that form that made him such a huge success in Italy with Fiorentina and Roma. If he can continue to perform at this level for the duration of the season who knows just what Liverpool and he can achieve?