New Delhi: Each year, the English Premier League throws up new talent that takes the world of British and at times world football by storm. This season has been no different. While the usual suspects garner majority of the limelight, a battery of quiet performers has slowly emerged. Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez are likely to be in contention for the goalscoring awards when the season ends. But the performance of strikers at smaller and unfancied clubs have not gone down unnoticed. So here are three strikers that have surprised us with their magic goalscoring touch this season.
Not many pundits gave Southampton a decent chance post the player exodus in the summer, but Ronald Koeman's revolution at St. Mary's has been nothing short of spectacular. Among the several stars emerging at the club, Italian Graziano Pelle is the pick of them. The forward has scored 6 goals so far for the Saints in 13 matches. He was the league's player of the month in September and even earned a national call-up for Italy. Pelle has won 47% of his aerial duals and created 18 chances.
The 21-year-old has been West Brom's best player in the league by a mile. He has netted 7 goals so far in 13 appearances. His impressive performances in the league prompted an England call-up from Roy Hodgson. Berahino has created 10 chances so far and has won 41% of his aerial duels. He has outscored Wayne Rooney and first-choice England striker Daniel Sturridge, which is why he could be a big part of the Three Lions plans for Euro 2016. Liverpool have made him their number one summer target.
Despite the woeful form of his QPR team, Charlie Austin has made everyone take note of him this season. The 25-year-old has found the back of the net on 7 occasions in 12 matches. He with a shot accuracy of 61%, it is no surprise why he has been so clinical in front of goal. His performances have encouraged a clamour for his inclusion ahead of Rickie Lambert in the England team. Only Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero have scored more goals than him in the league.