A lot of hype this month is surrounding the form of Sunderland front man, Asamoah Gyan, yet the man that deserves the most praise from myself is Danny Welbeck, whose brace on Monday night against Everton confirms that he is deserving of player of the month in my opinion.
Gyan may have bagged four goals in three games, but Welbeck’s transformation from average performer to star turn is one that cannot go unnoticed.
Since the Newcastle debacle a few weeks ago and an unfortunate injury to top goalscorer Darren Bent , Bruce took the decision to play Welbeck up front and he has not disappointed. He got a deserved goal late on in the big win versus Chelsea and masterminded Sunderland’s home draw with Everton with two classy and composed finishes.
Credit has to be given to Bruce, who has taken a lot of criticism, from me included, regarding his insistence on playing Welbeck, yet he is a player who is coming into his own and has formed solid partnerships with both Bent and Gyan in recent outings.
By adding goals to his game, Welbeck has surpassed many expectations I had of him. He has pace, great ball control and is growing in confidence when up against defenders. Everton’s backline didn’t know how to handle him on Monday and his aerial ability impressed even me.
He has set himself up for bright things this month and hopefully his form can continue into the winter months. Well done Danny and keep it up!
Disclaimer: The views in this article are that of the writer and may not replicate those of the Professional Footballers' Association.
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