The latest episode of 888sports’ football talk show ‘The Playlist’ lists several key summer signings from one-to-five in order of how much impact they have had at their new club.
Rory Jennings is joined by Ade Oladipo, Abbi Summers and Flex, who are tasked with ranking Darwin Nunez, Erling Haaland, Gabriel Jesus, Lisandro Martinez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Richarlison, as one must be left out of the top five list.
Jennings starts off proceedings with the most controversial decision of placing Jesus top of his last one spot ahead of Haaland, who has taken the Premier League by storm so far this season scoring 17 goals in just 11 appearances.
Jennings believes Manchester City would still be in a similar position without Haaland, whereas he believes that Jesus has turned Arsenal from an “at best” team challenging for a Champions League place, to a team contending for a Premier League title.
Summers initially had Martinez second due to his recent displays in the backline for Manchester United, but moved him down to third with Jesus second, but not without Flex marvelling at the presence and energy Martinez has given United since his move from Ajax in the summer.
Richarlison and Aubameyang alternated between fourth and fifth in the rest of panels lists, highlighting Richarlison hands Spurs some much needed depth upfront, whilst also mentioning Aubameyang’s innate goal scoring abilities Chelsea sorely lacked.
The panel were unanimous on one player though, and that was Nunez who did not make any of the panellists lists.
Despite a shaky start to the season which saw him suspended for three consecutive Premier League games, Nunez provides Liverpool with a tall and physical alternative in attack, but does his current three league goals warrant the £85m fee Liverpool paid for him?