There has been a growing number of false number nines, but the Premier League is still home to some of the most potent old school strikers. Let’s take a look at the top five in the Premier League:
5. Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool
After poor stints at both Manchester City and Chelsea, Sturridge looks at home in Liverpool. Last season his partnership with Suarez was arguably one the best to have ever graced the Premier League.
Sturridge is blessed with great pace and agility. Since his move to Liverpool work has been done on his finishing and now the Englishman looks more clinical than ever. But, this season he has been cursed with injuries and after the Christmas period will hope to kick start Liverpool’s season.
4. Wilfred Bony, Swansea City – Last season Bony looked good. This season he has looked great. The Ivorian looks as though he is full of confidence and so he should be, as he has scored more Premier League goals than anyone else in 2014.
His sheer size and power allows him to bully defenders. Once you combine this with his aerial ability and finishing, Swansea have a complete striker. The Welsh side will do well to cling onto their top goal scorer, until the end of the season as Liverpool’s attacking woes continue.
3. Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
It is a good question to ask where Arsenal would be without this man. In the early weeks of the season the Gunners just did not seem to look sharp. The amount of times Sanchez saved the day, he has almost already paid back his £35 million price tag.
Sanchez was part of a Chilean side in the World Cup who were credited and praised for their intense pressing. He has certainly brought this part of his game over to England and not given defenders a moment’s peace. Sanchez could enjoy a very good part of his career with Arsenal and be on the score sheet many more times.
2. Diego Costa, Chelsea
Some doubted whether the Brazilian turned Spaniard would be able to adapt to life in the Premier League. The answer is yes. The former Atletico front man is enjoying an incredible start to the season, and would be leading the way, if it was not for Aguero’s brilliance.
Costa seems to love the physical side of the English game. This can both go for and against him. We have all seem him bully defenders off of him and create space, but sometimes things get to heated. It is just a case as whether he can keep his head in the big games.
1. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
When Aguero is fully fit, he is arguably as close to Ronaldo and Messi as they come. The little Argentinian started the season, after a poor World Cup, in red hot form.
His pure clinical nature of his finishing, combined with his skill and determination allows him to walk into any side in the world. The only problem for City and Aguero is that he does have a tendency for the occurring muscle injuries. But, when he is out on the pitch, there are not many