The Premier League boasts top players from around the world. The league has become more foreign than English when looking at the players on the field and the hottest trio at the moment is from Senegal.
West Ham’s Diafra Sakho leads the way. The 24-year-old has scored in the last 4 Premier League matches for the Hammers and have some pundits saying he could be the best buy of the season. He scored the insurance goal in the 2-0 win with Queens Park Rangers. The striker was signed from French Ligue 2 side Metz for $7.2 million in August.
Papiss Cisse hit a brace in Newcastle’s comeback 2-2 draw against Swansea. It was the second time this season Senegal striker has hit a brace in a comeback effort and one of the few bright spots for the struggling side.
Hull City’s Mohamed Diame was born in France but represents Senegal internationally. He scored in the Tigers 2-0 win over Crystal Palace and the midfielder has scored in 3 of the last 4 matches.
The trio accounted for 15% of the goals scored in last Premier League matchday. In total there were 26 goals scored and 1 own goal.
Diego Costa continues to pace the league with 9 goals. He added to his tally with a goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal. The result has the Blues sitting on top of the table and has some wondering if any defense can stop the Spanish international or if they are all hoping his hamstring gives out.
Sergio Aguero (above) scored in back-to-back games for the 2nd time this season and quietly has knocked home 5 goals despite playing most of his minutes off the bench. Said Berahino took his tally to 5 on the campaign as well finishing from the spot, Wayne Routledge, Steven Naismith, Nikica Jelavic, Eden Hazard, Christian Eriksen, and Angel DiMaria all added to their accounts.
12 players opened their accounts last match. Both sides of Manchester will be happy after City’s Yaya Toure and United’s Falcao (above) found the back of the net for the first time. Steven Fletcher opened in style with a brace. The other players opening their accounts were Swansea’s Wilfried Bony, Sunderland’s Connor Wickham and Charlie Adam, Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana, Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp and Riya Mahrez, and Burnley’s Michael Kightly and Ross Wallace.
The Premier League returns this weekend after a week off for the international break. The EPL fixture list for this weekend is:
Saturday, October 18
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal vs Hull City
Burnley vs West Ham United
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Everton vs Aston Villa
Newcastle United vs Leicester City
Southampton vs Sunderland
Sunday, October 19
Queens Park Rangers vs Liverpool
Stoke City vs Swansea City
Monday, October 20
West Bromwich vs Manchester United
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