Having finished the first third of the season, Football World summarises the top three Premier League transfers that have influenced their teams significantly.
Torreira can be considered as the most valuable transfer for Arsenal this season. The 22-year-old Uruguayan defensive midfielder is the critical player for Emery’s system and tactics. His deep-lying style is the perfect combination along with Xhaka to compose a strong, fast and tall couple in Arsenal’s midfield.
Additionally, he assists on Arsenal’s transitions. He wins many balls, and in no time he moves it forward successfully. According to whoscored.com, his pass success percentage is 89.5%, which shows Torreira’s contribution both to defence and attack. Torreira has been adapted in the super fast rhythm of Premier League football, and now he is a valuable aspect in Emery’s squad. Thus, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang and Lacazette has more freedom to create chances and goals, without coming back to defend. Moreover, Torreira is the supplement of Xhaka in midfield. Indeed, Arsenal composes one of the best midfield couples in Premier League, and the season can be greatly successful for the club. Torreira is the best deal for Arsenal in the last summer.
Patricio is one of the top goalkeepers in Premier League this season. His performances are valid evidence for his contribution to Wolves, which has the 5th best defence in Premier League so far. Patricio’s importance should be considered a lot. Wolves have three draws against Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal with the same score 1-1. Patricio was the key player on those fixtures with his outstanding saves. Wolves have 16 points, and they are just 4 points away from the 6th position of the league. Of course, the goal for Wolves is to remain on Premier League the next season, and the experienced Rui Patricio is the core of Nuno’s team.
The 21-year-old winger of Everton is the revelation of the season. The Brazilian winger-attacker is a versatile, skilful player with great dribbling abilities in one-to-one situations. He can play both as a winger and as a striker with specialisation on counter attacks. He has scored six goals on ten games from a total xG of only 3.4, but his contribution is more than the goals. His ability to create chances and spaces is magnificent.
Richarlison’s first quick pace to dodge the defenders is his fundamental characteristic. Thus, he can easily find space to score goals, to create chances and to assist goals to his teammates. Richarlison is on a top form this season, and Marco Silva who knows him from Watford is the suitable manager to peak his career. If he continues on that form, Everton will have great days in the future.