A new dawn has begun, outdated strategies are about to be updated, incorrect steps will be hoping to be rectified and the unfinished business which existed during the last year is a continuum in the new year. The English Premier League is back, bigger and better!!!. Without further ado, these are the players who displayed the most sumptuous performances of the first set of games in 2020
VIRGIL VAN DIJK: The European player of the year in 2019, was reliable in defense for the reds. His stability at the back against Sheffield United ensured that Liverpool remained unbeaten in the league, kept a clean sheet and set a record for the most number of passes completed in a single Premier League match. His general contribution to the team was superb. He earned himself a 8/10 rating.
SADIO MANE : The powerful goal poacher showed how vital he was to the success of the Liverpool side. He scored a spectacular goal in the 64th minute to separate the boys from the men. The Sheffield United defenders were perturbed from the beginning of the game till the end by his determination to create something out of nothing. He earned himself a 8/10 rating.
MOHAMMED SALAH: His early goal in the fourth minute put the Sheffield United team in disarray. They had to decide on coming out to get an equalizer or sit back and defend to prevent concede more goals. His mind blogging performance in the 2-0 win has earned him a 7/10 rating.
JAMES MADDISON : It was a good day at the office for the Leicester attacking midfielder. He was able to deal with the onus of controlling the intensity of the game in the midfield and went on to show his goalscoring prowess at Newcastle. No Jamie Vardy but there was Maddison to save the day as they won 3-0. A rating of 7/10 is well deserved.
GABRIEL JESUS: Pep Guardiola was delighted to end up with an elusive victory over Carlo Ancelotti’s rejuvenated Everton side. Gabriel Jesus was the star man for Manchester City by scoring his team’s two goals. The ball seemed to obey most of the instructions his boots gave in the 2-1 victory. This 7/10 rating for his goalscoring dominance and his general contribution is what he deserves.
NICOLAS PEPE: The record signing displayed a wonderful performance in front of the home fans against Manchester United. The first goal of the game was scored by him after a good build up and link up play by the Arsenal team. Luke Shaw was at the receiving end of his countless number of tricks on the ball. Unfortunately, he failed to get a brace when his ball hit the post. A rating of 7/10 is well earned.