4. Alexandre Lacazette
Maybe it’s foolish to justify dropping him from his typical placement as No. 1 or 2 all because of one match, but that one match was a seismic shift, and it really shed a lot of light on who is capable of stepping into the spotlight more and who isn’t.
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None of that refers to Alexandre Lacazette‘s value lessening. It hasn’t lessened at all. he got a goal too, even if it was a bit fortunate, and in case you couldn’t tell by his reaction, he kind of dug it. This is a man that has enough passion to power him to the top, which is currently occupied by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
At some point, Lacazette is going to fire back. I’ve been saying he needs to for awhile now, but after seeing the entire team getting riled up around him, I have to imagine that the Frenchman is set to explore at the next possible opportunity.
It would be quite fortuitous if that comes against United. If he were to, say, net a hat trick and go one behind Aubameyang… well, I won’t get ahead of myself.
Whatever happens, Lacazette is a fantastic player, and I would never doubt his capability to have a stellar performance – which he hasn’t had in awhile.
On to No. 3.