5) Danny Ings-Southampton
The former Burnley man had a torrid time with injuries at Liverpool and was always going to leave the club in the summer. Something that wasn’t as expected was that Ings would be back on scoresheet so soon. He has taken virtually no time to settle in at Southampton and already looks like their talisman. He has scored 3 goals in 5 appearances for the Saints and already has become a key figure. His absence was dearly felt by Hughes’ side when they came up against Ings’ parent club , Liverpool, at the weekend. They will be hoping that Ings enjoys an injury free season,which will be vital to their hopes of staying up.
4)Glen Murray- Brighton and Hove
The ever green Glen Murray looks to have developed even better with his growing age. Now 34, Murray has been scoring goals for fun so far for the Seagulls. His goal against Manchester United brought him to notice but he has since followed up with a brace against Fulham. 4 goals in 7 games is a fine record and it will be interesting to see just how many Murray can score throughout the season.LikeIngs, Murray is vital to Chris Hughton’ssides hopes of staying up.
3) AleksanderMitrovic- Fulham
The boisterous forward has enjoyed a fine start to the campaign so far having scored 4 goals out of the 7 Fulham have scored so far. Moreover his interplay has been fantastic; no wonder a move to Chelsea has been talked up. He is also proving to be Rafa Benitez’s biggest mistake with the Spaniard behind Mitrovic’s departure from Saint James’ park, with Newcastle struggling for goals so far. The decision to pick Joselu ahead of Mitrovic so far looks nothing less than absurd.
2) Marko Arnautovic- West Ham
After what had been an underwhelming start to life at Hammers, Marko Arnautovic has had a remarkable turn in fortunes. He has David Moyes to thank for it with the Scotsman responsible for switching Arnautovic to a more central role. He has since flourished and has looked fine so far this season, the same cannot be said for the club though. The club just don’t look the same without him. He was crucial in West Ham’s first win of the season against Everton a couple of weeks ago and will be vital as the season progresses.
1) Wilfried Zaha- Crystal Palace
No team probably are as dependent on a single player as Palace are on WilfZaha. The Ivorian has been so effective in Palace’s games that it has slowly become impossible to envisage a Palace team without Zaha especially when Benteke looks a shadow of the player he was at Aston Villa. He has now scored more than half of Palace’s goals this season and interestingly, the club have lost all the games in which Zaha didn’t play. Roy Hodgson has Zaha to thank for the moments of magic for the wins they have had so far.