A striker is the most valuable asset in terms of attack for any team. No matter how much the attacking midfield works hard and tries to create the opportunities, if the striker is not clinical enough in and around the box, all that work goes to waste. Also, statistics suggest that the clubs who have done well in the league have had most of the goals coming from the forwards. A lot of teams have shuffled their forwards this time around and have brought in quality players in their side. It seems very likely that some of these teams will have the perfect combination between the striker and the attacking midfield. Let us have a look at some of these forwards who will be absolutely critical for their club.
The Leicester star who was in terrific form last season will definitely be one forward to watch out for and his contribution will be absolutely vital for his side to have any chance of retaining the title. Leicester had a fairytale season last time around but this time the stakes are higher and it will be a serious challenge to hold on to their title. However, Jamie Vardy along with Riyad Mahrez in support will have to take the responsibility on their shoulders to keep Leicester in title contention.
Another striker who stole the show last time around was Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. He was the main reason for the brilliant record of the Spurs and his contribution will be absolutely critical for them this time around. Kane was responsible for 24 goals last season and was arguably the best player for his team. His coordination with Alli, Lamela and Eriksen will be one to watch out for.
There has been a lot of buzz around the transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Man United and some experts say that it is a good move while some disagree to the fact. But as far as United are concerned, the addition of Zlatan comes as a major boost in the form of a talismanic striker. His past record suggests that he does not take much time to settle at a new club and with the kind of attacking midfield United have at the moment, Zlatan seems the perfect striker for the Red devils. It will be interesting to see how this competitive season pans out for all the teams.