#4 Is Ashley Barnes underrated?
In the year of 2019, only Sadio Mane and Sergio Aguero have scored more Premier League goals than Ashley Barnes. The 29-year-old has netted on 12 occasions this year, making him one of the most lethal strikers in the league. In his Premier League career so far, Barnes has directly contributed to 74 goals in 138 matches, equating to a better than 1 in 2 ratio.
The 29-year-old was a threat to Arsenal all afternoon. He rotated between Sokratis and David Luiz in who to challenge for a long ball. In another good performance against the Gunners, Barnes won 5 aerial duels, completed 8 passes, attempted 5 shots and scored 1 goal. I know we’re only two games into the season, but Barnes is the top scorer in the league with 3 goals to his name.