Top 5 underrated strikers in the EPL right now
The English Premier League boasts of some of the best attacking names in the world with the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Alexis Sanchez, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy living up to the legacy of superstars such as Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez over the course of the last few seasons. Their goal scoring instincts, ability to find time and space in a congested box and acrobatic efforts have made them a subject of numerous team talks for the oppositions.
While the Kanes and Vardys have been hogging the limelight, there are certain names that have not received as much credit as they get. The reason for the same could range from having a disastrous spell with another club in the past to being a number one striker for a smaller club. In this segment, we profile some of the most underrated strikers in the Premier League.
#1 Troy Deeney (Watford)
The Watford striker and captain has been a fine servant for his club, having scored an incredible 96 goals for them since making his move to the club in 2010-11. Given his abilities, it comes as no surprise that when Leicester approached Watford for the player, Watford asked the Foxes to stump up £20 million to acquire his services.
He played a direct part in half of Watford’s 40 Premier League goals last season with 13 goals and 7 assists and will need to continue with his fine form if Watford are to renew their status as a Premier League club come the end of the season.
While he might be regarded very highly by the Watford faithful, Watford’s valuation of £20 million for the player drew a lot of criticism. Nevertheless, the industrious striker remains one of the best men to have in the box, especially for a mid-table club.