3. Gylfi Sigurdsson:
Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick against Manchester United, last week, was brilliant (and we all know that). Just like that free-kick was, the man himself is also brilliant (something else we all know); but we do have to remind ourselves of this from time to time, as his team’s position on the table and their proneness to poor runs of form make it relatively easy to forget. This was most evident during the recent six-game winless stretch, where goals and points were hard to come by.
Even though the timing could’ve been better, The Swans have now scored 3 goals and picked up four points from their last two games and Gylfi Sigurdsson was involved in two of those (surprise, surprise). With 9 goals and 12 assists for the season and a fit-again Fernando Llorente, Gylfi Sigurdsson will be determined to earn his side some much needed points in the game against Everton (a team he’s scored against in their last two games).
2. Gabriel Jesus:
Elvn days after Easter Sunday, Gabriel Jesus returned from his metatarsal fracture layoff to come on as a substitute in the Manchester Derby. 3 days later; he started and scored in the game against Middlesbrough, to keep his starts-to-goal ratio at 1:1.
With Sergio Aguero reported to have suffered a season-ending injury, it’s up to Jesus to go back to spearheading the Manchester City attack and possibly provide the goals to help The Citizens keep their chances of finishing in a top-four position alive.
Costa finally, finally broke into the EPL’s 50-goal club at the 6th time of asking, in their last home game against Southampton. He did it in quite some style, as well, scoring 2 goals and providing 1 assist.
Just like the game against Southampton, the tie against Middlesbrough will be played on a weekday, at Stamford Bridge, so the omens just might be in Costa’s favour. The last time both teams went up against each other, he scored a well taken goal just before halftime to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 victory. At the time (all the way back in November), he was the hottest EPL striker in all the land and it was his 10th League goal of the season; he’s scored 9 since then now has 19 in total.
With rumours of a big-money move to China doing the rounds, we expect that he’ll want to sign off in what could potentially be his last EPL season, with at least 20 goals and another EPL winner’s medal… then again, we’re talking about Diego Costa here and who can ever tell what he’s really thinking? You guessed right, the answer is “no one.”
That’s our list for this week; we hope you enjoyed it and also enjoy the upcoming fixtures. We’ll be on Twitter (@ELV11N), doing our best to keep up with all the action and you’re welcome to join us there, also, if you have any other thoughts or players you’re keeping an eye on, you’re welcome to share them in the comments section. Thanks for reading.