Top Five Signings of the Summer
(5) Mario Mandzukic Bayern Munich
(4) Eden Hazard Chelsea
(3) Michu Swansea City
are ruing the day they passed on signing this gem.
(2) Robin van Persie Manchester United
this guy ring a bell? The Red Devils captured the striker this summer, gaining yet again, a top Dutch player at the peak of his game. Since moving over from Arsenal, Van the Man has been in scintillating form, scoring 12 goals in EPL play, including a dipping free-kick deep into injury-time to purge rivals Manchester City in his first derby. RvP's goals have won United crucial games and driven them to the top of the Premier League table -- once again in line to be champions.
(1) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paris Saint-Germain
the best ever scored.
Kwadwo Asamoah, Juventus; Santi Cazorla, Arsenal; Jordi Alba, Barcelona; Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund; Borja Valero, Fiorentina.
Top Five Flops
(5) Giampaolo Pazzini AC Milan
real Giampaolo Pazzini please come back? Since the instinctual striker's switch to city rivals Milan from Inter this summer, Pazzo has been less than satisfactory. Over the past few years, his name was on the score-sheet on a weekly basis. This year, starts have been few and far between for the Italian hitman, and he's tallied a mere 6 goals for the Rossoneri -- clearly not up to his standards. We are admirers of Pazzini's work in the final third, but unfortunately he has been truly flop-worthy thus far.
(4) Fabio Borini Liverpool
(3) Marko Marin Chelsea
(2) Nicklas Bendtner Juventus
(1) Hulk/Axel Witsel Zenit St. Petersburg
Marco Veratti, PSG; Antonio Cassano, Inter Milan; Marco Borriello, Genoa.
Top Five Players to Watch in January
(5) Daniele De Rossi AS Roma
(4) Gareth Bale Tottenham
(3) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Schalke
(2) Wesley Sneijder Inter Milan
(1) Fernando Llorente Athletic Bilbao
Theo Walcott, Arsenal; Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund; Didier Drogba, Shanghai Shenua; Hulk, Zenit St. Petersburg; Kaka, Real Madrid.
If I missed anyone, please offer your thoughts!