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Six Premier League signings of the season so far

| 07.11.2014

We’re three months through the Premier League campaign, and already there has been goal of the season contenders, top saves, and stunning performances. Coral take a look at five stand out signings after a host of incomings in the summer.

Diego Costa
Hardly surprising, after a blistering start to the campaign from the Brazilian-born Spain striker featuring top of the pile. He has nine Premier League goals so far this term and, if reports are to be believed, managed that half fit. Trailing by one to Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, he is still 9/5 to finish as Premier League top scorer.

Cesc Fabregas
It is this man who Costa has to mainly thank for his impressive goal-haul this term. Fabregas currently has as many assists as his compatriot does in goals, and subsequently leads the Premier League assist charts. He is without a doubt the best player in the Premier League, for touch, awareness and vision, and moves Chelsea into another stratosphere.

Alexis Sanchez
It took him a couple of games to adjust, and hemade more of an impact in the Champions League initially, though all of a sudden, Chile forward Sanchez has become Arsenal’s best player. Having scored seven goals in nine Premier League appearances, he has given the Gunners a new dimension with his intelligent movement, and eye for a goal. He is 12/1 to finish as the top scorer.

Graziano Pelle
Southampton, 3/1 for a top four finish this season, have been transformed by new boss Ronald Koeman, who has been responsible for the signing of Pelle. The Italy international striker has hit six Premier League goals so far and is getting better all the time. Usefully for the Saints, he scores a wide variety using his head, both feet, close and long range and is 25/1 to be the top flight’s leading marksman.

Dusan Tadic
Just like Fabregas with Costa at Chelsea, Pelle has thrived off the service from fellow new signing Tadic at Saints, who has seven assists so far. He has built up a telepathic-like understanding with his centre forward, and is often able to anticipate his runs, which has led to Tadic being one of Koeman’s most important attacking players.

Ayoze Perez
Identified by Coral at the start of the season, as one of the players to watch due to his exploits for Tenerife, Perez didn’t really get his chance until eight games in, and took it with both hands. He has two in as many games, consecutively for Newcastle, so we’ll say it again. This lad is one to watch.

Premier League Tips
Hertha to beat Hoffenheim
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Dusseldorf to win at Paderborn


Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.