What every club needs is someone to come up and score an important goal during the dying minutes of the game. A substitute does have a bit of an advantage if he comes on late and he could become an instant hero if he scores that all-important goal.
Javier Hernandez was one player who made it a habit of coming off the bench and scoring goals for Manchester United and truth be told, there aren’t many players who can boast the kind of impact he brought onto the field.
This season though there have been a few players who have done a lot of good things in the Premier League and we list out the top five players who have been incredible when coming off the bench as a substitute.
- Erik Lamela
The Argentine produced a sublime pass to give Tottenham the second goal against Manchester City. Lamela hasn’t played every game for Spurs but when he comes onto the pitch, especially off the bench he does have an impact on tiring defences. He has three goals and four assists to his name this season as he plays an important role in Tottenham’s title charge.