Everybody needs a hot striker. No, I don’t mean hot as in attractive or sexy… because that would mean leaving Wayne Rooney off the list. I mean players who are on a hot streak, as in they look like they can score any time they get the ball. So far, you have been pretty well served if you have had Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov or Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez up front. But if you want to catch the guy in front of you, it’s time to take a chance on one of the men below who are all in top form.
Was last week’s bicycle kick winner over Manchester City the greatest goal of all time? Yes, I’m biased as the owner of a Rooney jersey… but even I have stayed the heck away from him this year on my fantasy team. After a mopey World Cup performance for England, and a sulky first half of the season, Rooney finally scored a goal that lives up to his billing as the current top team’s top player. He now has three goals in his last three games so it looks like the slump is over.
Hey Chelsea, here’s the striker you need. The problem is you loaned him to Bolton. His three goals in three games for his new squad makes the massive payment for the thus far goal-less Fernando Torres look a bit silly.
I love this guy. He impressed last summer in the World Cup for Ghana and he’s the reason Sunderland could afford to sell Darren Bent… and he just keeps on scoring. And while this isn’t the most manly sentence I’ll ever write, you have to admire his groovy post-goal dances as well. Two goals in his last two games put him on a streak… and the best part for fans of the Black Cats is that he seems to score key goals when the club needs them most.
ROBIN VAN PERSIE
As far as hot streaks go, no one in the Premier League is in better form than this left-footed Dutch striker. He has nine goals in his last six games. That’s right, nine goals in his last six games: you read it correctly. (and he has to keep scoring as 4-0 has proven not to be a safe lead for Arsenal anymore… I know, it’s a cheap shot after their big Champions League win but I couldn’t resist)
Birmingham’s 6 foot 7 inch striker has taken over the crown from Peter Crouch as the top-scoring ridiculously tall striker. Three goals in the last four means you might want him on your team as well because he is available at a pretty low price. (Yes, but can Zigic do the robot? Crouch is still superior at that dance/celebration as far as I can tell)
Two more for your consideration… Luis Suarez looks deadly for Liverpool. One goal so far but only a crossbar prevented another last week. And can you have a better debut than Demba Ba? He transferred from Germany to West Ham and notched two goals in his first start for the club. Expect to see more of him as the Hammers fight to stay in the Premier league.