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While Erling Haaland’s goal prop proves to be the main attraction, let’s take a peek at some attackers on new squads, some wingers hitting their prime, and finally, taking the “unders” on young Premier League newcomers that will have to fight for playing time this season.
Diaz has battled injury in his first two seasons with the Reds, playing in less than half the matches for Klopp and company in both ‘22 and ‘23. However, when on the pitch, the winger has proved to be one of the most electric attackers in all of England.
Last season, he scored one of the more iconic goals for a 10-man Liverpool squad in the final stages of the game to secure a point at Anfield.
Looking forward to 2023-24, Diaz will fight for goal opportunities with Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez, Jota, and Cody Gakpo.
However, with Gakpo and Nunez somewhat unproven and Jota battling injuries nearly every season, Diaz’s prop at 8.5 should scream “over” with the amount of opportunity the winger will have this season as the most viable attacker on the team alongside Salah.
Flashes have been shown in England’s top league, but this is Diaz’s breakout campaign.
The Englishman secured his breakout campaign for Palace last season, as the team finished 11th in the Prem, and Eze scored 10 goals for his longtime club.
His 35% shot on target percentage for the improved Palace squad is something to bet on this upcoming season as he will still be one of the top attacking options in the midfield.
The Palace management didn’t add any notable attackers in the summer, so Eze’s near one shot on target per 90 minutes shouldn’t decrease.
I’d also expect an added trust from the staff in penalty kicks, as he’s already taken the free kick duties. Coming off a season with superb advanced stats, I’d look for Eze’s “over” in shots on target and goals.
Speaking of advanced stats, Martin Odegaard was king last season. The Norwegian came into Arsenal with high expectations and smashed them, leading Arteta and company to a 2nd place finish in the Premier League with 22 combined goals & assists.
While the addition of Kai Havertz and Declan Rice might take a hit on Martin’s statistics, Arteta is the type of manager to continue to trust Odegaard’s elite playmaking and feed him playing time while in good form.
While I wouldn’t expect the 15 goals to come in 2023-24, hitting the double digit mark in goals with the amount of playmakers surrounding him should be an easy hit.
Harvey Barnes, the longtime Leicester City winger, has found a new home this summer in Newcastle. 23 minutes. 1 goal. 1 assist. How about that for his first game in the black & white?
Barnes has combined for 13 or more goals & assists the past four seasons. In a high powered Newcastle United attack, expect those numbers to ramp up.
With Saint Maximan in Saudi Arabia, Barnes potentially will step into a starting role with a club that scored 68 goals last season.
With premier league games, England cup games, and Champions League matches on the way for Newcastle, expect Harvey to find his place in this squad and hit the “over” in a team that should be atop the league in goal scoring opportunities.
I’m a huge Cody Gakpo fan, especially after his incredible World Cup run for Netherlands. However, this Liverpool team is loaded up front with attackers and now, are lacking some midfield playmakers.
As a player that might get subbed out in the 60th-70th minute, similar to his first game this season, I’d stray away from his goal total with the Reds.
Gakpo won’t see added oppeontiies with free kicks and penalties, so 10 goals in a squad that supports Jota, Nunez, Diaz, and Salah among others leads me to envision Cody staying in the single digit goal total, although his positive impact will be felt on the pitch for Klopp in European matches.
Outside of Erling Haaland, it’s proven difficult for players from lesser leagues to make a huge impact before they hit their prime in the Premier League.
For Chelsea especially, it’s been difficult for players to find footing with a revolving door in leadership and uncertainty in weekly lineups. With a squad that leaves a lot to be desired, I find it difficult to see Mykhaylo getting consistent playing time this season.
While his assist total might be a better prop to take the “over” on here, Chelsea won’t score in bunches, so it’s better to take the “under” on a player who’s playing time is uncertain in a squad that has lacked discipline and goal scoring the past few seasons.
Chelsea finished 12th last season and drew their first game against Liverpool with Mudryk playing just 10 minutes off the bench.