Gareth Bale– Tottenham
After coming onto the scene last season, Bale is beginning to establish himself into the “best winger” conversations. Bale was been able to build upon a strong previous season as Tottenham finally qualified for the Champions League. This Welsh Wizard, at times, has been the center focus for the Spurs’ offensive attack. Bale has blazing speed to take players off the dribble. The combination with his accurate crossing makes him a dangerous winger. Not only can Bale find his teammates, he also has the skill to take matters into his own hands. On many occasions, Bale has scored vital goals for his team. Not a lot of players can tell people they scored a hat-trick at the San Siro. If Tottenham is going to qualify for the Champions League again Bale is going to have a huge say in it.
Johan Elmander– Bolton
The Swedish forward is finally proving to the fans on why he was brought to Bolton. In the prior two seasons, Elmander was only able to put up eight goals in 45 starts, but this season, Elmander already has eight goals in 15 starts. He has already tallied just as many goals as he did in the previous two seasons combined. Elmander is currently tied for fourth in most goals scored in the EPL and has Bolton sitting at 6th place on the standings. Look for Elmander to continue having goal scoring opportunities as his partnering striker Kevin Davies receives all the attention.
Darren Bent– Sunderland
Darren Bent has been one of the most consistent goal scorers in the EPL. Bent has averaged nearly 17-18 goals per season (includes all competitions) since the 2002–2003 season. Bent scored 24 goals for Sunderland last season and isn’t even close to stopping. Bent currently has eight goals in 11 appearances. His knack of scoring goals in big games is key to Sunderland’s success. The combinations of Bent, Fuller and Gyan can make Sunderland a dangerous team is years to come.
Andy Carroll– Newcastle
Carroll’s transition from the Championship division to the EPL has been tremendous. Carroll is making his stamp onto the league as he has tallied nine goals in 15 appearances this season. He is very deadly in the box, as he has the knack to getting at the bottom end of crosses. Carroll has the strength to hold off his opposition and is superb at holding onto the ball. His ability to keep possession gives his teammates time to push-up the field. Carroll is one of England’s bright, young talents and has finally gained attention to the English National soccer team.
Scott Parker– West Ham
Parker has been the MVP for West Ham thus far as he tries to save his club from relegation. Parker is the anchor of the West Ham midfield and has the abilities to change an opponents’ offensive game plan. Parker uses his aggressive nature and tough tackling to make his presence known. He also scores goals and sets up his teammates. He basically does it all. West Ham is currently in dead last of the EPL and is going to need a lot of help other than Parker if they want to avoid relegation.