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EPL - The English Premier Leagues 3 Best Football Players From Each Team 2012 / 2013

Updated on September 29, 2012

English Premier League

This Hub is about every English Premier League club and who, in my personal opinion, will be their key players, keeping it to one attacker, one midfielder and one defender. I have written my brief take on each team and then selected the players with pictures of each one, feel free to leave a comment after you have finished reading, hope you enjoy the Hub.

Arsenal - The Gunners

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Creative midfielder CazorlaExperienced forward PodolskiDefensive rock Vermaelen
Creative midfielder Cazorla
Creative midfielder Cazorla
Experienced forward Podolski
Experienced forward Podolski
Defensive rock Vermaelen
Defensive rock Vermaelen

Aston Villa - The Villans

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Goal poacher BentExciting El AhmadiNew boy Vlaar
Goal poacher Bent
Goal poacher Bent
Exciting El Ahmadi
Exciting El Ahmadi
New boy Vlaar
New boy Vlaar

Chelsea - The Blues

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Gifted playmaker HazardHighly experienced defender TerryTricky striker Torres
Gifted playmaker Hazard
Gifted playmaker Hazard
Highly experienced defender Terry
Highly experienced defender Terry
Tricky striker Torres
Tricky striker Torres

Everton - The Toffees

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Attacking full-back BainesVital attacking midfielder FellainiSmash hit Jelavic
Attacking full-back Baines
Attacking full-back Baines
Vital attacking midfielder Fellaini
Vital attacking midfielder Fellaini
Smash hit Jelavic
Smash hit Jelavic

Fulham - The Cottagers

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Exceptional first touch BerbatovExperienced winger DuffSolid centre back Hangeland
Exceptional first touch Berbatov
Exceptional first touch Berbatov
Experienced winger Duff
Experienced winger Duff
Solid centre back Hangeland
Solid centre back Hangeland

Liverpool - The Reds

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Big man AggerMidfield maestro GerrardControversial striker Suarez
Big man Agger
Big man Agger
Midfield maestro Gerrard
Midfield maestro Gerrard
Controversial striker Suarez
Controversial striker Suarez

Man City - The Citizens

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Natural leader KompanyHard working TevezMidfield driving force Toure
Natural leader Kompany
Natural leader Kompany
Hard working Tevez
Hard working Tevez
Midfield driving force Toure
Midfield driving force Toure

Man Utd - The Red Devils

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Strong pacey winger ValenciaGoal crazy Van PersieThe big Serb Vidic
Strong pacey winger Valencia
Strong pacey winger Valencia
Goal crazy Van Persie
Goal crazy Van Persie
The big Serb Vidic
The big Serb Vidic

Newcastle - The Magpies

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Strong striker BaExceptional playmaker Ben ArfaQuality Coloccini
Strong striker Ba
Strong striker Ba
Exceptional playmaker Ben Arfa
Exceptional playmaker Ben Arfa
Quality Coloccini
Quality Coloccini

Norwich - The Canaries

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New man BassongBattling forward HoltClassy winger Pilkington
New man Bassong
New man Bassong
Battling forward Holt
Battling forward Holt
Classy winger Pilkington
Classy winger Pilkington

QPR - The Hoops

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Experienced BosingwaWide man FaurlinKey man Zamora
Experienced Bosingwa
Experienced Bosingwa
Wide man Faurlin
Wide man Faurlin
Key man Zamora
Key man Zamora

Reading - The Royals

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Key defender GorkssDecent GuthrieClinical Pogrebnyak
Key defender Gorkss
Key defender Gorkss
Decent Guthrie
Decent Guthrie
Clinical Pogrebnyak
Clinical Pogrebnyak

Southampton - The Saints

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hearty defender FonteEssential striker LambertBrilliant wingman Puncheon
hearty defender Fonte
hearty defender Fonte
Essential striker Lambert
Essential striker Lambert
Brilliant wingman Puncheon
Brilliant wingman Puncheon

Stoke - The Potters

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Gigantic CrouchTidy wide boy KnightlyTough tackling Shawcross
Gigantic Crouch
Gigantic Crouch
Tidy wide boy Knightly
Tidy wide boy Knightly
Tough tackling Shawcross
Tough tackling Shawcross

Sunderland - The Black Cats

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Strong forward FletcherFree kick specialist LarssonUtility player O'Shea
Strong forward Fletcher
Strong forward Fletcher
Free kick specialist Larsson
Free kick specialist Larsson
Utility player O'Shea
Utility player O'Shea

Swansea - The Swans

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Striker GrahamGreat attacking midfielder MichuVital defense player Williams
Striker Graham
Striker Graham
Great attacking midfielder Michu
Great attacking midfielder Michu
Vital defense player Williams
Vital defense player Williams

Tottenham - Spurs

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Speedy winger BaleClinical finisher DefoeDefensive strong man Vertonghen
Speedy winger Bale
Speedy winger Bale
Clinical finisher Defoe
Clinical finisher Defoe
Defensive strong man Vertonghen
Defensive strong man Vertonghen

West Brom - The Baggies

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Tidy midfielder MorrisonGoalscorer OdemwingieDefensive rock Olsson
Tidy midfielder Morrison
Tidy midfielder Morrison
Goalscorer Odemwingie
Goalscorer Odemwingie
Defensive rock Olsson
Defensive rock Olsson

West Ham - The Hammers

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Key front man ColeAggresive midfielder NolanDecent defender Reid
Key front man Cole
Key front man Cole
Aggresive midfielder Nolan
Aggresive midfielder Nolan
Decent defender Reid
Decent defender Reid

Wigan - The Latics

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Battler CaldwellOn the up Di SantoConsistent Mcarthur
Battler Caldwell
Battler Caldwell
On the up Di Santo
On the up Di Santo
Consistent Mcarthur
Consistent Mcarthur

Clubs And Players


ARSENAL: Yet again they are having to come through a change in personnel, losing Robin Van Persie to Manchester United and Alex Song to Barcelona are two very big losses for them, however they have also brought in a few decent new faces and my three top players for them simply have to be: Lukas Podolski #9, Santi Cazorla #19 and Thomas Vermaelen #5.

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ASTON VILLA: Bringing in new manager Paul Lambert seemed like a decent prospect with how well he had done with Norwich, but it's not really been happening for them as of late, after a few more games they should be back to their normal ways of trying to grind out the odd decent result here and there, my three best players for them are: Darren Bent #9, Karim El Ahmadi #8 and Ron Vlaar #4.

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CHELSEA: With the loss of Didier Drogba and the poor form of last seasons Fernando Torres, it didn't really look very good on the attacking front for Chelsea, however during the transfer window they made some very decent signings in the form of Hazard and Oscar, Hazard has already shown the Premier League what he's about. I'm sure Torres will thrive on being the main front man and already we have seen his abilities in linking with Hazard forming a very nice partnership indeed, These are my best players from Chelsea: Fernando Torres #9, Eden Hazard #17 and John Terry #26.

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EVERTON: After last seasons success of finishing 4 points higher in the Premier League than Liverpool, Everton will be looking to build on that for an even better campaign this year, they have already got off to a flier with wins over Manchester United and Aston Villa, unfortunately falling to defeat at the hands of West Brom. They have also reinforced their attacking foray of players with the likes of Steven Naismith and Mirallas. Not too difficult for me to pick out these 3 as their top players: Nikica Jelavic #7, Marouane Fellaini #25 and Leighton Baines #3.

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FULHAM: Usually finishing mid-table every year, this season looks set to possibly be one of their worst, to lose a certain key influential attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey to Tottenham is bad enough but to lose Dembele as well is pretty disastrous. I expect Fulham to finish lower than they did last season and these are my top players for them: Dimitar Berbatov #9, Damien Duff #16 and Brede Hangeland #5.

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LIVERPOOL: New manager yet still seems, same Liverpool. Letting Andy Carroll go out to West Ham on loan was a strange one, Brendan Rodgers said he only let him go as he planned on bringing in somebody else, Clint Dempsey, but having not bid enough lost out on him to Tottenham. Liverpool have paid over-inflated prices on players many times before yet would not stump up an extra few million pounds for proven quality? Liverpool fans must surely want some stability within the club, sacking Dalglish for finishing a miserable 8th position last season, yet he won the League Cup and took the club to the FA Cup final. Lets hope to see improvements under Rodgers. Top three players are: Luis Suarez #7, Steven Gerrard #8 and Daniel Agger #5.

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MANCHESTER CITY: Having spent an absolute fortune in the past couple of years on new players, they also brought in a lot of new players on transfer deadline day. Man City only just won the league with the last kick of the ball in the last game of the season. Yes, they won the Premier League, but not very convincingly for the amount of money they had spent, Chelsea done it better from 2004 for a few years. More is expected from them this season with the return of Carlos Tevez seeming to be the key. Three of their best players include: Carlos Tevez #32, Yaya Toure #42 and Vincent Kompany #4.

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MANCHESTER UNITED: Having won the last game of the season, they were finishing top, but Man City had 3 minutes of injury time to complete, scoring twice to beat QPR ending Man Utd's reign as champions. This year Alex Ferguson has invested in the squad bringing in top Bundesliga player Shinji Kagawa, young midfielder Nick Powell and a young attacking full back Buttner to rival ageing Patrice Evra. With Vidic back in action following a lengthy time out due to a bad injury brings me to my 3 top Utd players, the three V's: Robin Van Persie #20, Antonio Valencia #7 and Nemanja Vidic #15.

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NEWCASTLE UNITED: Last season was a sensational one for Newcastle, really pushing for that Champions League place, but unlucky for them Chelsea won the thing which put Newcastle out. Having kept hold of all their star names this summer, they will be looking to build on last seasons great success and only time will tell if they can complete last seasons heroics. Three key players for them are: Demba Ba #19, Hatem Ben Arfa #10 and Fabricio Coloccini #2.

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NORWICH CITY: This is the team i struggled hardest for choose the three key players, looking through their squad and watching games, it seems the majority of Norwich players are 'average' without really having any stand out star men. Losing manager Paul Lambert would have been a major loss having guided the Canaries through consecutive promotions so lets see if Chris Hughton can do the business with a seemingly average team. I ended up choosing these as my top picks: Grant Holt #9, Anthony Pilkington #12 and Sebastien Bassong #5.

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QUEENS PARK RANGERS: Having recruited an absurd amount of new players, QPR still don't seem to really have any 'special' talents in their squad, recruiting Ji Sung Park from Man Utd was a good bit of business, along with him and Jose Bosingwa, they bring in some decent Premier League experience coming from great English clubs. I don't expect this team to beat the drop come the business end of the season and for me their key men will be: Bobby Zamora #25, Alejandro Faurlin #32 and Jose Bosingwa #19.

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READING: Being favourite for relegation at the start of the new campaign shows straight away that everyone thinks they will be going down, yet from what i have seen so far, they should just beat the relegation zone as the season closes. Reading have acquired some good signings for their team and the three players that are going to try help them stay in the Premiership will be: Pavel Pogrebnyak #7, Danny Guthrie #20 and Kaspars Gorkss #17.

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SOUTHAMPTON: Well, After nearly shocking everybody in their first game of the season against Man City, and VERY nearly beating Man Utd, goes to show Southampton mean business, yet i am still undecided whether they will cut it against the teams around them come the end of the season having lost 2-0 to Wigan in their second match, if they are to stay up, they will, without doubt, be hoping for excellent performances from: Rickie Lambert #7, Jason Puncheon #42 and Jose Fonte #6.

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STOKE CITY: Leaving is as late as can be, before signing Michael Owen for registering their Premier League squad for the season, I really am failing to see where he fits in. Stoke are renowned for being combative bully boys, Owen is far from it and if history tells us anything, he will more than likely be injured anyway. Having signed Charlie Adam as well, with his nasty challenges on Gareth Bale, should fit into the Stoke side pretty well. Key players include: Peter Crouch #9, Michael Knightly #21 and Ryan Shawcross #17.

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SUNDERLAND: I couldn't help but think that Sunderland have always seemed to be lacking a goalscorer for a few years but now having secured the services of Steven Fletcher along with Louis Saha, this changes my opinion. Sunderland will always have that goal threat they have been missing in recent years, with goals also potentially coming from midfielders Seb Larsson and new wing wizard Adan Johnson. Sunderland are looking to have put quite a solid team together under Martin O'Neal. Three vital men, for me, are: Steven Fletcher #26, Sebastian Larsson #7 and John O'Shea #16.

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SWANSEA CITY: Without doubt my second favourite team to watch in the league, exciting, quick and fluid play. Having lost Joe Allen to Liverpool, does not seem to have affected them much at all, especially with instant hit Michu on the scene. Unfortunately though in my opinion, their strike force leaves something to be desired, as much as i don't rate Danny Graham, i don't rate any of their subs at all either, they really should a proper goalscorer, the three to watch are: Danny Graham #10, Michu #9 and Ashley Williams #6.

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Extremely poor start to the season under new manager Andre Villas Boas (AVB). Having recruited Dempsey and Dembele is exceptional and shows that they have a lot of ambition to compete for that Champions League spot, but they really need Bale to recapture last seasons performances. They are going through a slight faze at the minute with a shock change of manager, but they will soon be through it and pushing their way up the table, for me they will require these players to be on top of their game: Jermain Defoe #18, Gareth Bale #11 and Jan Vertonghen #5.

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WEST BROMWICH ALBION: Having stopped Everton in their tracks was a very nice result for West Brom with their neatly acquired squad, they show great team effort and commitment, It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if they nick some points off any of the top teams, i find West Brom are usually under-rated by many people, never found out why, they have a good reliable team and these, for me, are the three to watch: Peter Odemwingie #24, James Morrison #7 and Jonas Olsson #3.

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WEST HAM UNITED: The acquisition of Andy Carroll was ideal for West Ham, he is tailor made for a team like them and he showed what he can do in his first game for the Hammers, unfortunately for him, coming off injured in the second half and now out for around 6 weeks. West Ham will have to try grind out some results occasionally but i do expect them to stay up, and the players that will help them do that have to be: Carlton Cole #9, Kevin Nolan #4 and Winston Reid #2.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC: I don't follow Wigan much at all to be honest, probably my second least knowledgeable club in the league, just ahead of Norwich. I do however, know a little bit about Franco Di Santo, great player for the club and he will thrive on his extra first team opportunities now Hugo Rodallega has gone, the key players include: Franco Di Santo #9, James Mcarthur #16 and Gary Caldwell #5.

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Finishing Off

I Hope this was of some interest to you and that you have enjoyed reading my take on each team and if you would like to leave a comment with any opinions you may have then please feel free to do so. Please remember this is all my own opinion, i'm not a professional sports pundit and peoples views may differ. Until next time, thank you.

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      Raphael Dipippo 17 months ago

      Great breakdown of top players

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      Arsenal 2 years ago

      this is outdated first of all lukoku should be on the top everton players and fellinni is now on man U and JACK WILSHERE IS A BOSS

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      unen-tsogt 4 years ago

      Hey, You have forgotten to mention Super Jacky Wilshere. Cazorla, I agree that he was the best player this season and the best signing since a while. Vermaelen, he struggled this season and understandably he has been banned on the bench for the last part of the season. Prince Poldi is a decent player but he has been used as a sub player who pushes the tempo in final quarter of the each game. Anyway nice post...

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      @IOwn, :)

      exactly, but the point is bigger clubs do it. It needs to be done more so than less.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, as I know nothing at all about football I will just say 'Hi' lol! great to meet you, nell

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Chelsea are known for not benching big names, ahem... Shevchenko. That was the owners doing too lol

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      @IOwn,

      I think that is the owners influence. The Owner knows Torres is a cash cow, like Kaka is for Real. Both for different reasons don't do well but they sell shirts aplenty.

      I wish Chelsea's owner would allow RDM to bench Torres like Mourinho is able to bench the legendary Kaka.

      All this means is that sturridge and walcott are both now still on the outs come january. I think chelsea will make a big mistake if they let sturridge go but starting in the fa and carling cup may not be enough to keep him.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      I read a bit in the paper yesterday I think it was, that Roberto Di Matteo has complete faith in Fernando Torress, so if that's anything to go by, Sturridge could be frozen out the line-up for a while?

      I suspect the League cup will be his run-out for the team?

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      @IOwn,

      hopefully chelsea will give him the chance to grow i the spot

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      It would be great for the England national team if Sturridge could play and get the needed experience, as i say, he seems very skillful etc, just needs the time and experience to get better, which would be awesome, England have forwards yes, but none with similar skills as to what young Daniel has, Rooney is big and brawn, Defoe is a clinical finisher, Welbeck has a few cheeky skills but not worth noting, Carroll is the giant aerial threat..... need that player with skill to take on the last defender etc

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      Simple, Chelsea's owner is who he is. that is why Mourinho is gone because certain decisions are best left to the coach, not the owner, like benching your highest paid player.

      I don't think RDM can bench torres now as easily as with Drogba. but, I think the allowance may be coming from ownership. For chelsea's sake, i hope it does.

      But IOwn, remember, CR7 was once a young player like Sturridge and he was just as goal hungry and individually coompetitive with his marker. But, he was on a successful team that allowed his game to flow. Look at Messi with Barca Yes, Messi plays magically, but he also plays to the best place for his skills. Playing to the best place for your skills is essential for a young player, which is why I look at Sturridge, and Walcott and others as unfortunately in the wrong place. But, if Chelsea gve Sturridge what he proved he could do at bolton [it isn't like he didn't display what he could do] then he will succeed.

      that is the problem with a lot of us who analyze, we compare a young player without experience, which you can only gain with time and say it is unfair to compare. But the styles are the same. One was treated better than another at the same age. And, speaking of things he should learn. If anything Sturridge isn't defensively sharp enough. the underrated thing about Drogba and Rooney and Messi is how defensively aware and able they are. Messi is so short he can't be as defensively minded, but Rooney and Drogba have tons of defensive works that go missing by expert analyst when they compare those two to the torres's and rvp's of the world who are great finishers but do little defensively. Sturridge must get defensively better, to seal the spot. I think he already is defensively better than Torres but if he gets better he will seal the spot.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Thanks for the insight of Sturridge's game, why do you think the manager doesn't play him where he wants to be played?

      Ronaldo isn't forgiven because he's a megastar, he is forgiven because everybody knows what he is capable of, proven at different levels, in different leagues, if he tries to beat his man and losses possession, or tries an outrageous shot and misses, people don't mind too much as it could of quite easily gone his way, he can score from anyway and beat any player on the pitch at their own game. Comparing that to Daniel Sturridge? A bit far fetched do you not think?

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      @IOWN He makes poor decisions on the wings. He makes better decisions in the center forward role. Chelsea have never played him consistenly enough in the center forward role.

      All forwards have that disease, that is why they are forwards. But, Hazard has redefined chelsea. Last season their was only mata, who is a good passer but his movement without the ball isn't like Hazards.

      Just today with Hazard and Ramires playing his role changed accordingly throughout the match. I think Chelsea's consistency in playing him center forward will clean up his bad decisions. but, as long as they play him wide midfield or forward or play him center forward once in a blue moon for convenience, he will never fit, and his time with Bolton where he played center forward consistently with assurance proves that.

      Now, every player needs to develop all aspects of their game. Only a few players can say they have an aspect which is perfected. Pirlo with the deadball situations. Nani's goal celebration. the one on one defense of Ashley Cole. :) so yes he needs to improve his passing but this season's chelsea moves different than in the drogba era, especially when mata and hazard play together. Also note, john Obi mikel.

      Lastly, about always going for it. Have you ever seen CR7 at Real. He is forgiven because he is a megastar, but CR7 wastes more opportunities not passing than any player in UEFA. So, sturridge should be forgiven for that.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Richard, what is your opinion on the decision making of Daniel Sturridge? I have seen him play a handful of times, he is quick and skillful but from what i have seen of him, he seems to be a fairly greedy individual who doesn't seem to know when to pass? Sometimes there have been obvious passes to make, yet he tries to do the fancy and skillfully dribbling round his marker instead of taking the easy option, I'm not saying have the confidence to take on your man is a bad thing, but from what I've seen, almost every time he tries it, he losses the ball.

      Like i say I've seen him a handful of times so just wondering what your opinion was on his decision making? is the taking on opponent instead of playing the simple pass a part of him, or does he need to develop on this aspect of his game?

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      @stiggies we are both fans of the blues but we are in disagreement about Torres.

      Today's match proved again that he doesn't fit. I am not saying he is a bad player. I must always make that clear for some reason. But, he doesn't fit with Chelsea. Sturridge needs assurance he will play centrally like at Bolton and he will grow. the question for me, is if RDM does the correct thing and places sturridge as the competing forward. If torres wants the post, he has to earn it or give Sturridge a chance. I think sturridge will win that battle, like Drogba did. and, Sturrdige only has to look at what drogba did to see how to do it. Goals are nice things, but defense is the measure of a forward. Like RVP at Man United, Torres at chelsea is treated as a darling but Rooney and Drogba respectively are defensively the best forwards those clubs ever had. I would love to see Sturridge start with the 433 or this matches 4231 I like Bertrand and Ramires next to HAzxard, Bertrand and Ramires are box to box players and Ashley cole likes Bertrand ahead of him, and Ivanovic likes Ramires ahead of him. Good synching. Mikel and LAmpard are comfortable centrally. All Chelsea need to do is replace Torres with Sturridge and Hazard will have an excellent time. Sturridge is ready, but he is a young striker that needs assurance he is starting up top. Torres can come off the bench like during the Drogba years and get the most praise when he scores a goal.

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      Ian Stiglingh 4 years ago from Cape Town

      Torres, Lamps and Mata were our main providers last season. Something Sturridge needs to learn. I also think that Torres found his scoring boots again and as the lone striker up front he is a deciding factor.

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      @Stiggies,

      Torres is a main man? Can you explain to me how you came to that conclusion. Everything he has done could have been done by sturridge in my view.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Thanks for the kind comments, remember Arsenal also have Podolski, a very experienced German international, Tottenham have also signed Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele but it don't seem to be 'clicking' under manager AVB.

      I do think you are spot on about Liverpool though, they are going nowhere, spent too much money on wasters such as Charlie Adam, who has now gone, and Stewart Downing, who got no goals or assists in the entire 2011/12 Premier League season, despite making 36 appearances!

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      tnvrstar 4 years ago from doha, qatar

      Great Hub! Voted Up. This season premire league going to be very Competitive. Chelsea got Eden Hazard, Oscar. MANU got Kagwa and Van persie, Arsenal has Cazorla. Tottenham and Liverpool gonna suffer for a while.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      As well as the aerial threat Terry carries going forward for corners too ;-)

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      Ian Stiglingh 4 years ago from Cape Town

      I follow Chelsea very closely and have to agree that Torres, Hazard and Terry are the main men. Good luck scoring from a header when Terry is in the defence. Voted up and shared.

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      :) exactly:)

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      touche..... reading your comment, i can't help but think of Chelsea in the Champions League last season, from the semi-finals onwards to be more precise hehe

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      you are not going to catch me with your offensive statement, i am going to keep my shape:)

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Oh and the best form of defence is offence lol ;-)

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      I see, that is why we both have a difference in views about 2 key midfield players, I have opted for my two attack minded ones, aiding the strikers, which for me, makes football more of a pleasure to watch. You saying you prefer defensive play explains why you chose them players too, if I preferred your style I would of picked the same two players as you :-)

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      fair enough @Iown:)

      i love defense, it is what lifts trophies.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      @Pete

      Thanks for the reply, its good to know I have created a useful Hub, maybe I should do a few on the smaller Premier League teams, well, the ones I know enough about anyway.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      @Richard

      I see exactly what you are saying about both teams, however I've tried to keep it one from each position of the club, I have Podolski down as the forward, so for midfield it was between Diaby and Cazorla, opting for Cazorla simply because of his attacking instincts, looks an awesome player and will be key for Arsenals success, but in no way saying Diaby won't be. Chelsea, again Mikel is a needed player, but with only the one midfield spot, I just couldn't justify him over Hazard. I do indeed like your thoughts and reply, I very much prefer attacking football so this could have aided my choices somewhat.

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      Peter V 4 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      Great hub, and lots of good pictures! This is a good look at the teams and helps give me a better idea of the talent each team has, especially the smaller clubs that I don't know as well. Voted up and shared on Twitter!

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      Richard-Murray 4 years ago

      Arsenal, I think diaby is over podolski, they need his goals, but Diaby makes it tick for arsenal. IWthout him, Vermaelen gets too much pressure, Carzola can't roam, and Podolski will not get enough opportunities.

      Chelsea, John Obi Mikel, he is mandatory. He has been defensively strong and artful. He hasn't played bad a game for chelsea. nd, although I like Terry, Chelsea wouldn't have won last seasons awards or have any chance this year without Ashley Cole. He is a winger but he has been excellent/

      Southhampton need the divine

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Yeah i watch a lot of Premier League action, can't beat it! Which ones would you not agree with and who would you put in instead?

      As for putting Van Persie in and leaving Rooney out.... It's obviously between the two for the forward position, but i just can't remember a time recently where Rooney has played and made me think 'wow' as he did so many times back in the day

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      CCahill 4 years ago from England

      tough to choose 3 key men from each team, gotta agree with most of them tho, great hub

      Leaving Rooney out was a brave call, oh the times have changed

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Liverpool won't get anywhere near 4th in my opinion and should just be aiming to be in the top 8 again! Newcastle have come on and Tottenham will be there abouts, Everton too, I really do see another shoddy season from Liverpool

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      Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Great hub and some useful insights into the transfers and main men. I think this season could be another humdinger, with a close finish and very exciting run in through early spring.

      Ferguson will be desperate to get his throne back but I think Man Utd have not got the strength in experience they once had. I see them 3rd! 4th place will be tough for Liverpool.

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