The ability of a player to step up in big occasions is what separates an elite player from other players.
Below are the top 5 big game players in the Premier League currently. I mean the players with most goal contributions against the traditional top 6 teams (Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham)
I would also proceed to reveal the teams these 5 players love playing the most among the top teams, the one I call Regular customer.
1. Harry Kane
At number 1 is the trophyless Tottenham captain who has registered 46 goal contributions against the top 6 teams, (excluding his own club obviously) with 35 goals and 11 assists.
The red side of North London have been the biggest victim of the Tottenham’s skipper,even when Spurs are losing against their North London rivals as seen in the last encounter between Arsenal and Tottenham, Kane can’t just stop scoring against Arsenal.
He has 14 goals and 2 assists against Arsenal, the best he has recorded against any top side
2. Mohammed Salah
Is it surprising that the Egyptian is on this list? Absolutely not, because I believe you will recall one occasion or the other that Salah dealt with your team( Isn’t it😉)
He has 31 goals and 12 assists against the top 6 teams. His 43 goal contributions is the second highest of any player in the Premier League at the moment.
Arsenal is Mohammed Salah’s favourite opponents, the Egyptian has 8 goals and 4 assists against the Gunners.
3. Raheem Sterling
One of the most underrated players in the Premier League if you ask me.
The Chelsea forward has 19 goals and 14 assists against the Premier league heavyweights. He has 33 goal contibutions, the third highest of any player in the Premier League presently.
Desipte scoring 19 goals, Sterling has never scored against Manchester United
Raheem Sterling loves playing the North London sides the most. He has 11 goal contributions against Arsenal and Tottenham; 8 goals and 3 assists against Arsenal and 6 goals and 5 assists against Tottenham
4. Roberto Firmino
The most surprising player on this list right?
I must also confess that I didn’t consider him being on this list until a friend chatted me up to discuss about Si Senor as he is fondly called by Liverpool fans.
The Brazilian has 22 goals and 11 assists against the big boys in their Premier League; his 33 goal contributions is the joint third highest of any player in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal are his biggest customers with the Liverpool legend scoring 9 goals and registering 3 assists against the The Arsenal.
5. Kevin De Bruyne
Is it surprising that he is the only midfielder on this list?
A capital NO as the Belgian has established himself as one of the best midfielders to have played in the Premier League.
KDB as he is popularly called has 19 goals and 13 assists playing against English top sides.
Liverpool: He has 3 goals and 5 assists against the reds, the most he has against any top side.
In a light vein, the most surprising of all these is that a particular club from North London (name withheld) is the most mentioned in this discussion and yet have no player on the list.🤔
Thanks for reading.