HomeSoccerBreakthrough Stars Of The Premier League, Based on 2019-2020...

Breakthrough Stars Of The Premier League, Based on 2019-2020 Season

- Advertisement -

The Premier League houses some of the best footballers in the world, weaving their magic week in and week out, dazzling fans in the process. Players like Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Harry Kane utilized their chances in the Premier League to become household names.

Though these stars continue to shoulder the bulk of the expectations from the fans every season, the league, however, continues to spring up surprising performances with players breaking through to play at the highest level showcasing determination and consistency.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Here is a look at the top five breakthrough stars to come through the Premier League in 2019-2020.

5.     Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Premier League
Adama Traore has been a prolific presence for Wolves in the Premier League 2019-20 season (Source: Premier League)

Known for his blistering pace and having started his career at Barcelona, a lot was expected from Adama Traore when he arrived in the Premier League. But his performances with Middlesbrough and later at Wolverhampton Wanderers in his first two seasons showed otherwise.

In his first season with Wolves in the Premier League, Traore just started 8 games with wingers like Ivan Cavaleiro preferred to him.

In the current 2019-2020 season, Adama Traore has grown to become a completely different player. Capable of playing anywhere along the right side, his style of playing is very direct.

Often criticized for his final deliveries, Adama Traore has shown great composure and good decision-making skills this season, terrorizing defences and forming a formidable partnership with Raul Jimenez.

In his 28 games this season, the 24-year-old has scored 4 goals and 7 assists to his name. A tackling success rate of around 75% and a dribbling success rate of 74% emphasizes his work rate.

With the Spanish national team in a desperate need of wingers, Adama Traore could just be the trump card Luis Henrique could look upto.

4.     Dean Henderson (Sheffield United)

Premier League
Sheffield United’s goalie Dean Henderson has taken the Premier League by storm in 2019-20 season (Source: Premier League)

The goalkeeper on loan from Manchester United has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the league this season.

Henderson’s performances speak volumes for his talent as he currently holds 10 clean sheets in the 27 games he has featured in, leaving him only behind Nick Pope who currently has 11 clean sheets.

The 23-year-old custodian has a save percentage of 76% and concedes less than a goal a game showing his impressive transition from championship football this season. His performances have earned him England call-ups during the Euro 2020 qualification.

Another season with a stellar performance could see his stakes rise in the pecking order of goalkeepers for the national team. Who knows, maybe one day Henderson may line-up in the category of best goalkeepers in the world.

3.     Dominic Calvert Lewin (Everton)

Premier League
Everton sensation Dominic Calvert Lewin looks like a future superstar, having scored 13 goals for his side in the Premier League already (Source: Premier League)

Another young England star taking giant steps towards stardom is Dominic Calvert Lewin. The Everton forward has been with the side since the 2016-2017 season but has come of age this season.

In the 22 starts this season, he has scored an impressive 13 goals with a combined goal and assist ratio of 0.66 every game. Calvert Lewin’s stats of 13 goals this season is more than his combined tally of goals for the previous three seasons, emphasizing his contribution to the Everton side in 2019-20.

8 of his 13 goals have come under the reign of Carlo Ancelotti, where the 23-year-old has formed a formidable strike force with Richarlison.

A young striker, capable of winning aerial duels, running behind defensive lines and his tireless work rate could potentially make him the striker Everton has been missing since the departure of Romelu Lukaku.

2.     Reece James (Chelsea)

Premier League
Englishman Reece James in one of the many young products from Chelsea’s loan army who have dazzled the Premier League in 2019-20 (Source: Premier League)

A right-back by trade, Reece James has turned out to be the solution Frank Lampard was looking for to resurrect his defensive issues.

Post the departure of David Luiz and the transfer ban imposed on Chelsea, Frank Lampard was forced to look at his younger players to step up to the first team.

With Marcos Alonso and Emerson, not the first choice left-backs due to their defensive frailties, Lampard moved Azpilicueta to the left-back position paving the way for James to start in the right-back slot.

It is fair to say that James has not looked back since then. With 17 appearances to his name this season, James boasts a tackle success rate of 70% with 69 ball recoveries to his name.

He has also come up with two assists to his name in the league this season against Burnley and Aston Villa.

The Englishman is also a versatile player capable of playing left-back as well as the defensive midfield position. A young talent, showcasing tremendous hunger to improve, are only good signs for Chelsea fans to look forward to in the seasons ahead.

1.     Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)

Premier League
Tammy Abraham tops our list of breakout stars from the Premier League, having successfully made the jump from the Championship (Source: Premier League)

Tammy Abraham has grabbed the opportunity given to him by the management with both hands.

Handed a transfer ban before the start of the season and following the departure of arguably one of the best players to grace the Premier League in Eden Hazard, things were looking gloomy for Chelsea as their choices were limited to only Olivier Giroud up top supported by Willian in the wings.

However, Frank Lampard chose to side with Abraham. He has gone on to start 23 of his 25 games this season, going on to score 13 goals and contributing 3 assists. The Englishman has an impressive shot accuracy of 45% this season and is a threat in both penalty boxes.

Abraham has an impressive 20 headed clearances this season highlighting his presence while defending corners.

These performances impressed Gareth Southgate who gave him his competitive debut against Montenegro where he marked his appearance scoring from a Jadon Sancho cross.

If Tammy Abraham continues this wonderful start, he will go on to lead the line for Chelsea for years to come.

Eddie Kennison famously said, “When opportunity presents itself, don’t be afraid to go after it.”

These football players have grabbed the opportunity with both their hands and have gone on to establish their names for their clubs and countries.

Stats Source:   Premier League and

Follow us on facebook for more sports news & updates

- Advertisement -

Do we often under-appreciate Andy Flower? What’s his legacy?

There's a hint of sadness in noting that Zimbabwe has never been a dominant power in world cricket. But nothing could be sadder than...

15 Highly Educated Cricketers Of All Time

Cricket is a game of passion and dedication. A sport in which one involves themselves in camps and practice since early childhood. Due to...

IPL 2018: The beautiful Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Being seated in the Sawai Mansingh stadium brings a different world, a world of difference away from the palpable excitement of watching truly India’s...

IPL 2018: Purple Cap Holders Over The Years

The Indian Premier League (IPL), like any other global T20s league,  has been a batsman's paradise. In the batsmen friendly format, bowlers have found...

What can be expected from the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

Heat in the air and heat inside the car- that's been the story of the Azerbaijan Grand prix. As F1 parks itself at Baku...

How Come UFC Fighters Have Cauliflower Ears But Boxers Don’t?

The UFC has come a long way since its early days, wherein the fights seemed like modern-day gladiators due to its brutality and inconsistent...

Top 5 Left Wingers In The World, Based On 2019-20 Season

Owing to the fact that football has evolved a lot since its inception and the tactics have changed a lot, the role of wingers...

5 spinners who can be India’s potential finger-spinners

The Indian cricket team has always been proud of its ability to produce world-class batsmen and similarly potent spinners. Though in recent times, the...

Big change for India Women’s cricket as BCCI looks to finalise bowling coach soon

We are not even at the halfway stage of the 2018 cricketing season. It clearly seems there's no stopping India's women's cricket team. The...

The astonishing decline of Mario Balotelli

There was a time when Mario Balotelli was on top of the world.  The Italian talisman had scored two goals in the Euro 2012 semi-finals,...

Amid an unstoppable flow of runs, Smriti Mandhana tipped to get prestigious Arjuna Award

When the BCCI announced that free-hitting batswoman Smriti Mandhana would be awarded the Arjuna Award, there were more smiles than doubts. For Smriti Mandhana,...

Fresh fitness blow adds to woes for Mohammed Shami

Earlier this year, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami was the leading wicket-taker in South Africa and helped the national team to win a Test...

IPL 2018: The best from the West Indies

When one of nature's treacherous attacks on mankind- earthquakes- strike, their impact is measured on Richter's scale. When West Indians strike in a tournament...

Who Is the Better Formula 1 Racer, Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton?

Despite Verstappen’s first win in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021, a new debate has sparked on which Formula 1 racer is better? Max Verstappen...

Benfica XI if they didn’t sell their star players

SL Benfica, based in the city of Lisbon, Portugal have made a name for themselves by scouting, recruiting and then selling some of the...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -