3 surprise package players who have got off to a flying start in the Premier League this season
The Premier League is only three weeks old, and we have already seen the likes of Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero enjoy a flying start.
But for all the big names creating headlines, there have been some underrated players who are also making waves with consistent top-class performances thus far.
So here are three surprise package players who’ve got the 2018/19 season off to an absolute flyer.
Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)
Son Heung-min’s involvement with South Korea at the Asian Games presented an opportunity for Lucas Moura to step in and deliver for Tottenham Hotspur. And boy, he’s done exactly that.
Moura scored a left-footed scorcher against Fulham before netting an eye-catching brace against Manchester United on Monday night. He was Spurs’ highest-ever scorer at Old Trafford in a particular game – some achievement that.
Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to sign him in January is paying full dividends now as the ex-Paris Saint-Germain attacker finally looks at home in north London.
Roberto Pereyra (Watford)
The Hornets maintained their 100% record as they beat Tottenham earlier in the day to add to victories over Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace this season. And the chief architect of Watford’s blistering early form is the Argentine attacker – Roberto Pereyra.
Watford’s record signing has already scored three goals in three games, making him the Premier League’s joint top goalscorer. He has not let the Watford fans moan on Richarlison’s departure, thereby taking the centre-stage with his crucial contributions this term.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)
Few might have predicted that Aleksandar Mitrovic would be Fulham’s standout player after the first four games of the season.
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The Serb has four goals in as many games, setting the league alight with his fearless performances for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side. The fiery striker has proved all his doubters wrong with a sensational start to his career in the top-flight with Fulham and he deserves massive praise.