GMS Academy member Keir Little picks the three best Brazilian players operating in the Premier League...
3. Oscar – Chelsea
With Juan Mata possibly leaving, Oscar will surely show his class this coming season.
Oscar is technically superb, very fast and extremely hard working; this is exactly what new boss Jose Mourinho wants in his attacking midfielders. The 21 year old looks as though he will be the Special One's first choice, with bags of ability, game time and a fantastic mentor, Oscar is destined for the top.
2. Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool
At 5ft 7in, Philippe Coutinho is small for a footballer, but this hasn’t held him back.
One of the trickiest players in the Premier League, Coutinho has an important season ahead. With fast footwork, defence splitting passing and pace at a premium, Coutinho is a frightening prospect.
Signed from Inter Milan for only £8.5 million, Liverpool look as though they have uncovered a gem. If he gets the right treatment at Liverpool, Coutinho could be one of the best in the world.
1. David Luiz – Chelsea
The best of a top class Brazilian contingent in the Premier League, David Luiz is solid at the back, classy on the ball and has a fantastic strike on him.
Luiz has matured a lot in the two seasons he has spent at Chelsea. When he first moved to Stamford Bridge he looked mistake prone and was often caught out of position, but now he is one of the first names on the Chelsea team-sheet.
With a fantastic season last year, and a composed Confederations Cup, Luiz has attracted attention from Barcelona, but Chelsea have managed to keep a hold of their star defender. Now a fan favourite at Chelsea, Luiz is the best of the Brazilians in England.
Honourable mentions to…
Paulinho – The newly signed Spurs player has a lot ahead of him.
Willian - Chelsea may have signed a star.
Fernandinho – Man City's new signing is key to City’s title challenge.
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