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Who is surprising most in the Premier League this season?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

The 2020/21 Premier League season is approximately a quarter of the way through already and there have been a number of different things to have happened that would have been incredibly difficult to predict.

Title holders Liverpool have had their problems this season with the number of injuries that Jurgen Klopp has had to deal with to his key players, whilst their 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa was one of the most surprising results of the campaign.

Indeed, the Reds were not the only side to have had one of the most surprising results go against them, though, as title rivals Manchester City were thumped 5-2 by Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium a week prior. Imagine if bettors had managed to find some great free bets at Bookies Reviews prior to those games!

Both the Villans and the Foxes have played rather well this season, with both of them having surprised many onlookers with their performances in the Premier League as both sit comfortably in the top-half, with the latter competing for a UEFA Champions League spot at the moment.

However, two other teams to have been, arguably, surprising the most with their performances this season are Southampton and Everton.

How to return from a thumping

Starting with the Saints, things have looked up following their own humiliating defeat to Leicester City (albeit last season) as Ralph Hasenuhuttl’s side have become a real force within England’s top league. They have been able to compete with many of the top teams and have put together a run that sees them competing at the top of the table, rather than at the bottom of the league for a change.

Admittedly, it is unlikely to continue with the strength of the sides that sit around them, however things at the St. Mary’s Stadium certainly look a lot different to how they looked 12 months or so ago.

Carlo Ancelotti managed to make a number of great additions to his Everton side in the summer, and the Toffees actually appear to have been able to benefit from the additions that they have made for once.

The arrival of individuals such as James Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure, and Allan appear to have made an instant impact to those at Goodison Park, although the most surprising performances have come from one forward who was already at the club.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has seen his stock increase so much this season that he has arguably become one of England’s top strikers. Having featured for the national side, the English forward has managed to hit 10 goals so far this season and leads the Premier League charts (heading into the weekend of 28/11).

To put those performances and statistics into context, the 23-year-old had managed to make 13 in 36 appearances last season, thus scoring just three fewer so far in nine league appearances.

What about the big boys?

Timo Werner appears to have taken to life in the Premier League well so far, having bagged four goals in his nine appearances so far, whilst the arrivals of Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva appear to have helped Frank Lampard’s side sort out their defensive issues and keep them in title contention.

At the other end, Manchester United and Arsenal could be considered the most surprising in regards to disappointment, though. Both clubs have found things tough once again and find themselves languishing in mid-table; a far cry from where they ought to be or many would have expected them to be.

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