4. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
He won City the Premier League in 2012 with his last gasp
winner against Queens Park Rangers - making it 23 goals in 34 league appearances
in his debut season in England.
However, the following season he managed only 12 in 30 as City failed to overcome a relatively poor Manchester United side.
Without Aguero’s goals and energy, City faltered both at home and in the Champions League, and even succumbed to Wigan in the FA Cup final.
This season, with six in seven, Aguero looks back on form and with a new manager in Manuel Pellegrini - added to the loss of Carlos Tevez six months after Mario Balotelli’s departure - the Citizens better hope their little Argentine maestro stays fit and focused.
Alvaro Negredo looks a good signing from Sevilla, offering a bit more physicality than the sometimes doleful Edin Dzeko, while Stevan Jovetic should prove a good signing once he is over his niggling injuries, but it is Aguero who is the standout striker.
Electric on the ball, superb upper body strength for someone so small, happy to take a defender on - if City are to regain their title it will be on the back of ex-Atletico man’s shoulders.
He is the man in their forward line that can do that little something special.