One per club: Project Restart Premier League stars


While there are a lot of players – and even clubs – who most likely want the Premier League season never to resume, there is no doubt that for much more, the return to action was a boon. They are not necessarily the best players in Project Restart, but they are the ones for whom this unique mini-season turned out to be more successful than what we could have expected based on what had happened in the first part of the season…

Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette
Only seven goals in the first big piece of the Premier League season; goals against three of the first seven in this much smaller game. He – like his club – still has a question mark against his name but he – like his club – found reasons to be at least optimistic in this curious mini-season.

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Aston Villa: Trezeguet
Villa played five games without a win to start Project Restart to match their five games without a win to end the first part of the season in ancient times. Trezeguet changed all that with the two goals in the victory over Crystal Palace. Villa’s first victory and Trezeguet’s first goals since January. It could be the start of something special. Probably not.

Bournemouth: Dominic Solanke
Clearly a July specialist. What to think of Gareth next summer. Two Premier League goals are still a small comeback for £ 17 million, but if Bournemouth somehow rushes in the next week, then score twice in the turnaround against Leicester (helped, admittedly, by friendly fire from the Foxes) means it will be money well spent. Ish.

Brighton: Neal Maupay
Okay, so a late winner against Arsenal nothing new for Maupay, more the real speech that followed was certainly. Why “let your football speak” when you can do it and let your mouth reach you a little?

Burnley: Jay Rodriguez
Five Premier League goals before the lockout? Meh. Three Premier League goals since the lockout, two 1-0 wins and one point at Anfield? Yeah.

Chelsea: Olivier Giroud
Direction the exit door in January, rehabilitated in February, prolific in July. It is a tale as old as time. Four of his six Premier League goals this season have come since the restart (three in one), as have seven of his 15 Premier League games.

Crystal Palace: N / A
If they can’t be disturbed, neither can we.

Everton: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Doubled his Premier League total for the season with a penalty in the win over Newcastle. That’s all we have here. And just about every Everton has.

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Leicester: Kelechi Iheanacho
Oh for fu… Why are they all side by side in the alphabet? The collective annoyance currently taking place at King Power obviously makes this tricky, but Iheanacho has scored two Premier League goals since the restart after scoring only three all season before the world came to a halt, and it would be fair to say that his half slightly bewildered part-time in Bournemouth did not pay for Brendan.

Liverpool: Willian
Naturally, Liverpool have not been as compelling since Project Restart as before, losing 10 points in seven summer games after dropping just five in the previous 29. which plunges us all here. So cheat. It was Willian’s penalty for Chelsea against Manchester City that finally confirmed the inevitable delay and ended the 30-year, six-week wait for glory. It is undeniably much more than Willian has contributed to the cause of Liverpool before.

Manchester City: Raheem Sterling
It was a huge relief for everyone, with the possible exception of David Luiz, when Sterling took advantage of a rare individual error by the Brazilian to catch the first goal of the City restart plan and stifle everything that n did not mark in 2020. the bud. Reducer and obviously misleading like this nugget, 12 games in all competitions (six in the league) without a goal were not ideal. He has scored six Premier League goals in seven since the restart, including a hat-trick against Brighton. Much more like that, though his failure to find the net against Bournemouth on Wednesday means that Sterling is now sure to spend at least 10 days without a goal in the Premier League. It’s just a party or a famine with him, isn’t it?

Manchester United: Anthony Martial
While Leader of the Opposition Dr. Marcus Rashford humiliated the current government, Bruno Fernandes was superb if a little easily unbalanced, and Mason Greenwood added much more evidence to the already heavy pile suggesting that it is Quite special, the most pleasant surprise on the field during United’s impressive Restart project was Martial. Although far from being a flop in Manchester, the Frenchman definitely has a whiff of unsatisfied talent. Five goals since the restart, including a formidable hat-trick against high-flying Sheffield United, was much more the kind of thing that United had in mind when it dropped £ 36 million from Monaco five years ago.

Newcastle: Allan Saint-Maximin
We were all ready to include it in this function. Then he had a triple assist in a 4-1 victory at Bournemouth the night before the release, having contributed two in total before the lockout. We write this at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, so by the time you may not be reading Thursday – the weather is weird, huh – he will no doubt have scored four goals and been sent off against the Spurs. Of course, if it were to be written after the Spurs game rather than before, Matt Ritchie would likely get the green light after London made it to a second goal on the Restart project after a 16-month wait.

Norwich: Emiliano Buendia
Norwich hasn’t collected a Premier League point since February and has scored just one goal since the restart. It was also Buendia’s first goal of the season, so I guess that means he goes there despite all the assists and all the chances created and so on before.

Sheffield United: David McGoldrick
There are certainly far worse ways to score your first Premier League goals than to score two goals in a 3-0 win over Chelsea that puts Sheffield United in the top six with three games left.

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Southampton: Stuart Armstrong
Three goals and no help before the lockout, two goals and three assists since. Although in truth, it is more of a 2020 thing than a Project Restart thing. His five goals and three assists have all been recorded since the start of the year, which seems like an impressive contribution until you remember that this year has in fact already lasted about four decades.

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris
The Spurs were a defensive mess before the lockdown this season, with vault defensive coach Jose Mourinho unable to make a marked improvement since the canine era of the Poch era. Between them, they supervised a team that conceded 40 goals in 29 games before the interruption. The Spurs have been just as crappy in the back since the restart, as evidenced by the ridiculous ease with which Sheffield United was able to pass the ball around not once, not twice but three times. Playfully, however, the only other goals Spurs have conceded since the restart was a penalty from Bruno Fernandes and long-range spankers from Alexandre Lacazette and Matt Ritchie after mistakes from Serge Aurier. Lloris, a walking error leading to a goal in the first part of the season – even if he managed to die for 15 games with an elbow injury sustained during one of these calamities – was flawless. Having kept two clean sheets in 13 Premier League games before the lockout, he has kept three in seven since. And had a fight on the field with a teammate that all the experts and his manager agreed on was a good thing.

Watford: Craig Dawson
You can go to Steady the boffin weekend winners and losers for full numbers, but suffice it to say that Craig Dawson has all the shots. Pearsonball, that.

West Ham: Michail Antonio
Already playing admirably as a seemingly thankless lone striker for a very bad team before making his mark in the unexpected but extremely welcome victory over Chelsea, and then making his mark even more striking with the four goals against Norwich. If West Ham finishes the job and stays in spite of himself, Antonio seems to be the hero. Sorry, Moyesy. Yes Yes. I know, it was your idea, very good, well done.

Wolves: Leander Dendoncker
Two goals in 29 Premier League games before. Two goals in seven after. It’s four times better. You can’t argue with math.

Dave Tickner


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