Article Five Strikers Who Deserve An Upgrade

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With the winter transfer update nearly upon us, we continue our look at some players who deserve a stat boost in-game following a decent start to the season. Here we look at the strikers who have impressed recently with their goalscoring exploits.

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Cenk Tosun

It’s no surprise to see a striker with a shooting rating of 20 as the top scorer in the Super Lig, but there is more to Cenk Tosun’s game than just finishing. His passing deserves a bit of a boost – it still isn’t one of his strengths, but he has a number of assists this season, and he also plays the vast majority of games, so his stamina deserves a boost too. His strength is in the air, and I would expect his aerial ability to improve.

 

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Steve Mounie

Beninese striker Mounie has a record of one goal in every two Ligue 1 games this season – a good record in anyone’s book. His shooting score is 15 but could do with an increase, while a number of his goals have been headers, so his aerial ability needs a big boost. His passing is still not great so probably won’t increase, while he’s earned a red card this season so his aggression may also go up. Certainly one to keep an eye on.

 

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Reza Ghoochannejhad

Now here’s a guy that’s going to get a big jump. The former Charlton striker has made a huge impact in the Eredivisie this season, scoring 14 goals in 25 games. His shooting deserves a boost by at least two points, as does his strength, as holding up the ball is a key part of his game. He likes to lay the ball off and bring others into the game, so his teamwork should also increase. A big value boost is likely too.

 

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Timo Werner

One of the brightest prospects in European football, Werner starts the game with good stats and a high value but they are only likely to improve. His finishing is already good but may see a jump, while his passing should get a small boost as should his dribbling. Based on where he has played so far this year, he could well lose his rating as an attacking midfielder too.

 

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Welthon

Brazilian Welthon has been in good form for Pacos de Ferreira this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting four in 24 appearances. His shooting and aerial ability deserve a boost, but his passing, strength and teamwork may all take a hit. However, on balance, is it worth the trade?

 

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I'm impressed you included the Eredivisie guy Reza in your list. He is indeed having a pretty good season and not many people here know him I think. 

But of course SI are always very careful with these sort of upgrades, especially on players who're having 1 good season after several average ones. But agree if he keeps playing well he deserves a little upgrade.

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I love how you have gone very abstract though there's more obvious choices like Enes Unal, Romelu Lukaku and Falcao. It makes it a lot more interesting for me who doesn't watch these leagues.

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