With the 2022 World Cup now consigned to history, it’s time to turn our full attention back to domestic club football, and with the Premier League in full flow again after the enforced international break, fans all over the world are brimming with excitement as the season reaches the midway point.
For some players, there remain plenty of question marks surrounding their form, and the next few months will be crucial in determining whether their respective seasons prove to be a success or not. Let’s take a look at five Premier League players who will feel they still have plenty to give in the 2022-23 campaign as they try to boost their team’s standing in the online betting market.
It’s been a strange start to Darwin Nunez’s Liverpool career. At times he has looked irresistible, a nightmare for defenders to cope with, yet at other moments he has looked horribly out of his depth and wasteful.
The Uruguayan has found the net on five occasions so far this season, but when you consider that he has squandered 15 ‘big chances’, it becomes clear that his goal tally could be a lot higher. Nunez will be hoping that things click in the second half of the season — Liverpool fans will cling to his sky-high potential as a source of hope.
For Jack Grealish, it still feels as though his Manchester City career is waiting to fully ignite. There have been brief glimpses of brilliance in his season and a half at the Etihad Stadium, but overall Grealish has struggled to make an impact since making the big-money move from Aston Villa.
“In my head I thought I was going to the team sitting top of the league and I was going to get so many goals and assists and obviously it isn’t the case,” Grealish recently admitted. “I didn’t realise how hard it is to adapt to a different team and manager.”
West Ham United have endured something of a bump back down to earth this season after two very successful campaigns. David Moyes’ side have struggled to find their best form, and many of their summer recruits have struggled to make a meaningful impact.
One of those signings is Gianluca Scamacca, brought in to spearhead West Ham’s attack and provide the goals. However, the Italian has only notched three goals so far, so he’ll be hoping to discover a bit more form and consistency in the coming weeks and months.
One of the standout players of last season, this campaign has been one of frustration so far for Son Heung-min. Injuries have played their part in a broken season up until now, with the Tottenham Hotspur forward recording just four goals and two assists as we approach the halfway mark in the Premier League.
There’s no doubt that, with an extended run free from injury, Son will rediscover his most prolific form and prove to be a valuable asset for Spurs for the rest of the season.
When Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Chelsea at the close of the summer transfer window, he could hardly have envisaged that head coach Thomas Tuchel — one of the main attractions for the Gabon international making the move to Stamford Bridge — would be sacked barely a week later.
Now, the former Arsenal captain finds himself struggling to make an impact under new boss Graham Potter. He has scored just one Premier League goal so far, and if Chelsea are going to arrest their stuttering season, they’ll need Aubameyang to start finding the net more regularly.