Ask any manager in the top flight and they'll tell you, it's very difficult to replace your top goal-scorer after they've departed, but Swansea City manager Garry Monk will be delighted with how his players have responded after losing their top goal-scorer Wilfried Bony to Manchester City, most notably Bafetimbi Gomis.
The French forward blossomed following Bony's departure, scoring five goals as Monk led Swansea to an outstanding eighth place finish.
The Swansea manager has further placed his faith in Gomis this season and been well rewarded, the forward has netted two goals in the two games his side have played this season, the most recent coming in their 2-0 home win against Newcastle United on Saturday and there are great early signs that Garry Monk has made the right choice in choosing his replacement for Wilfried Bony.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5
Article continues below
The Englishman was expected to take the route taken by most managers to replace a departed key player in going straight to the transfer market to splash-the-cash but took the bold decision of relying on one of his own.
It's difficult to not praise him for his choice as Gomis has impressed and managed to become a fan favourite.
The Frenchman not only scores goals but is strong, makes good runs and has a powerful aerial presence, only a few qualities which have made him a real handful for Premier League defenders.
Gomis will look to continue his goal-scoring form into the rest of Swansea's campaign as they look to replicate last season's eighth place finish and with a rather unique celebration to go with, this may be Gomis' season to roar.