Following the arrival of Neymar at Barcelona, many expect him and four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi to form the deadliest duo in world football. 

The 21-year-old Brazilian impressed at Confederations Cup earning the tournament's best player award with four goals and four assists in just five matches. 

Expectations are understandably high but which pair of players could challenge them to be the greatest next season?

Juan Mata and Eden Hazard - Chelsea 

The astonishingly elegant duo of Spanish maestro Mata and top prospect Hazard was one of last season's finest double acts with 31 goals and 59 assists combined - helping the Blues to Europa League glory. 

Combining with young Brazilian playmaker Oscar, Chelsea's trident will certainly be a force to count with for the years to come.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema - Real Madrid 

Although the 2012/13 campaign wasn't the most successful in the Los Blancos history, Ronaldo's performance left him almost no room for improvement as the Portuguese winger scored a jaw-dropping amount of 59 goals in 59 games and bagged 14 assists. 

With the possible departure of Gonzalo Higuain, Benzema has the chance to become the man leading Real Madrid's frontline. The 25-year-old Frenchman made an incredibly large amount assists for a striker setting up 21 goals and also finding the net 21 times. 

James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao - Monaco

A new powerhouse is about to emerge in France with the likes of AS Monaco and they surely aim to make a statement by signing Colombian attackers Rodriguez and Falcao. 

Just grab the most chased-after target man in the world and pair him up with FC Porto's number 10. It's quite a formula, isn't it? 

It's surely going to be interesting to watch Monaco next season with the two South Americans responsible for goals.

Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente - Juventus 

Even though the mouth-watering duo of Tevez and Llorente was formed only a few days ago but they are already expected to become Serie A's most dangerous pair. 

Despite his rebellious nature, his blistering pace and excellent finishing earned the Argentinian a fearsome reputation on the pitch and combining with the former Bilbao man who is well known for his superb heading ability, they can open new dimensions to Juve's attack.

 

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