It’s crunch time within the Premier League, as golf equipment give it one final push to attain their targets within the 2022-23 season.
For some, that concentrate on is just to stay within the division. The relegation odds are nonetheless extraordinarily troublesome to name, with at the least 5 groups nonetheless in sensible hazard of the drop on the time of writing.
Nevertheless, amidst the frustration of a below-par season for his or her groups, some gamers have nonetheless carried out at a excessive stage and loved very good campaigns. Let’s check out 5 gamers who’ve stood out regardless of working within the backside reaches of the Premier League desk.
Though Southampton’s season appears doomed to finish in relegation, the performances of James Ward-Prowse have continued to impress. The midfielder has been Southampton’s finest participant by far, and it speaks volumes of the staff’s struggles that Ward-Prowse is their joint high scorer this season.
With a lethal means to attain from direct free-kicks, Ward-Prowse is only one behind David Beckham’s file, however it appears like he’ll be breaking that file for an additional membership subsequent season if Southampton succumb to the dreaded drop.
Despite the fact that West Ham have had a disappointing season, Declan Rice’s inventory continues to rise. The midfielder appears to get higher and higher with every passing week, and it’s no shock that the highest golf equipment are circling to try to tempt Rice away from the London Stadium.
The 24-year-old has been the standout performer for the struggling Hammers, and with no European soccer subsequent season, maybe this would be the summer time Rice lastly heads for pastures new.
It’s been a little bit of a topsy-turvy season for Nottingham Forest. The mass inflow of latest gamers originally of the season posed an actual problem for Steve Cooper, however it’s truthful to say that Morgan Gibbs-White has proved to be a worthwhile addition, regardless of the hefty price it took to carry him in from Wolves.
Gibbs-White performs with the type of aptitude that excites supporters, and his means to create moments of magic out of nothing has made a large distinction in Forest’s efforts to keep away from the drop. Wolves might nicely remorse letting him go.
Leicester Metropolis’s 2016 Premier League title win now appears a very long time in the past. Seven years on, the membership are staring down the barrel of relegation, however the performances of Harvey Barnes this season have at the least introduced a modicum of hope to the King Energy Stadium.
Barnes has bagged 12 Premier League objectives to this point on this marketing campaign, which is comfortably his finest scoring season in a Leicester shirt. The 25-year-old has performed his stage finest to pull an ailing Foxes facet out of the murky depths, however solely time will inform whether or not Barnes and co. are destined for the Championship.
One shocking optimistic from Leeds United’s stuttering season is the emergence of Wilfried Gnonto. The 19-year-old, signed from FC Zurich originally of the season, has been a breath of contemporary air, entertaining the Elland Street trustworthy together with his explosive fashion of play.
Sadly for Leeds, an excessive amount of duty has fallen on younger gamers like Gnonto to make issues occur, and after Javi Gracia’s sacking, Sam Allardyce’s facet are in nice hazard of dropping again all the way down to the Championship after simply two seasons within the high flight.