The 2018-19 English Premier League season is already running full steam and there are a number of Nigerian players that are expected to make an impact on the tournament this season. Let’s acquaint you with three players which will most likely play a key role in the season-long performance of their respective sides.
Victor Moses (Chelsea)
Victor Moses enjoyed two amazing seasons under Antonio Conte, playing in the wing-back position, however, he will have his task cut out under Maurizio Sarri this time around. Sarri played him in his original position during the preseason games, which is expected to limit his chances in the first team, as he’ll be constantly competing with Hazard, Willian and Rodriguez for a place in the starting XI.
He has found the back of the net 20 times in the 218 English Premier League games he has played so far, ever since making his debut in 2009. Going by the 15/2 odds offered on Chelsea in the Premier League winner betting market, Chelsea is amongst the top three contenders to win the title this year. And Victor Moses might have an important role to play in that victory, if it happens indeed. If you feel that Chelsea has in it to dominate the EPL once again, you can get your free bonus here and back the side at some of the top online bookmakers in the UK.
Kelechi Iheanacho – Leicester City
Kelechi Iheanacho, the Super Eagles star forward had made an excellent impact in the preseason games, scoring four goals in three Leicester City games. He’d be doing everything possible within his means to justify his big money transfer from Man City after having played mostly as a substitute over the last season. He has always had a good goalscoring ratio whenever he has turned up for the Nigerian national side.
This is despite not having a very good outing during the FIFA World Cup this year. He’s been looking good so far in the Premier League and has made several successful assists. With the long odds like 1000, 750 etc., no one expects Leicester to emerge as Premier League champions, but boosted by attacking players such as Kelechi Iheanacho, they can definitely look forward to putting up a better performance this time around.
Alex Iwobi – Arsenal
All eyes were on Alex Iwobi to perform exceptionally well in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but he failed to make any major impact. He will definitely be looking to make amends by having a solid season with Arsenal this year. Iwobi hasn’t consistently made to the first team after making his debut in 2015, and will be making all the right moves to find a place in the Unai Emery’s Arsenal. The talented 22-year-old Super Eagles forward had scored eight goals and assisted on 10 occasions in his 65 appearances for Arsenal, before the start of the season. Although Arsenal is not being considered in the same league as Manchester city, Liverpool and Chelsea in the League winner market, with the odds hovering around 40, they still have a fairly reasonable chance.