English Premiership

SEVEN debuts to watch in the EPL

2014-09-10 10:24
Radamel Falcao (Twitter)
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Cape Town - The English Premiership is set to show off a lot of new faces after the international break, here are the SEVEN debutants to watch.

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The international break is over and normal service resumes in the Britain's best drama series.

Arsenal and Manchester City kick-off the weekend's action when the champions visit the Emirates on Saturday, September 13 at 13:45. In a somewhat surprisingly interesting encounter, number one hosts number two when Swansea City travel to London to face Chelsea. Manchester United are set to hand a host of new faces a debut on Sunday, September 14 when QPR visit Old Trafford.

Here are the SEVEN debutants to watch:

1. Falcao - Manchester United

The Colombian striker scores goals. Loads and loads of goals. Manchester United have (another) one of the best strikers in the world at their disposal and the English Premiership will be the better for having Falcao grace it with his presence. Falcao's overall goals per game ratio is 220 goals in 356 appearances.

2. Danny Welbeck - Arsenal

Born and bred in Manchester, Welbeck now find himself in London. After a fine performance in midweek for England, the Arsenal faithful will no doubt grow to love Welbeck. At just £16 million, Arsene Wenger may have bought Arsenal a chance in the title race.

3. Alex Song - West Ham

Song was marvelous during his time at Arsenal and simply could not resist a move to Spain when Barcelona came knocking. The Cameroon star failed to force his way into the starting lineup and now has been given a second chance in England. Song was something of an assist king during his time at Arsenal, will he be the provider at the Hammers?

4. Abel Hernandez - Hull City

Hernandez will link up with Shane Long to lead Steve Bruce's attack and after scoring 14 goals for Palermo (Serie A) last season, keep an eye out for Hernandez's name on the score sheet this season. The 24-year-old striker has plenty of pace and is likely to cause opposition defence a host of problems.

5. Hatem Ben Arfa - Hull City

Another Hull City summer signing, Ben Arfa fell out rather spectacularly with Alan Pardew at Newcastle. The French midfielder is a class act on his day and is capable of beating any would-be defenders. Don't be surprised if Ben Arfa ends up as a candidate for the Sport24 "EPL Team of the Week".

6. Loic Remy - Chelsea

Diego Costa is an injury doubt for Chelsea after pulling out of the Spain side with a hamstring strain. Loic Remy may be the player to take his place and what a replacement he is. Remy scored a goal for France as they beat Costa's Spain during the international break and Chelsea will be hoping for more goals yet from the striker.

7. Marcos Rojo - Manchester United

Manchester United are desperate to return to winning ways and fans of the club are desperate for a strong performance. Rojo delivered several great performances in the colours of Argentina during the 2014 World Cup on his way to making the Team of the Tournament. Rojo looks set to be thrust straight into the starting lineup for the Red Devils on Sunday.


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