Football Index Ones To Watch: Agüero | Pépé | Robertson

Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero's return to action is both timely for the club itself and certain players within the squad, such as Gabriel Jesus, as Manchester City become desperate for goals up top. The Brazilian has failed to capitalise on Aguero's absence and only scored two leagues goals whilst the Argentine has been unavailable, and in truth, showed just how excellent and important the 32-year-old is for Pep Guardiola's men.

There can be simply no doubting Aguero's ability in front of goal, as he once again boasted an extraordinary goal per game ratio last season, despite injury derailing him once again. The striker bagged 16 league goals in just 24 outings in the Premier League in 2019/20, putting him as the 11th top scorer in the league, despite playing significantly less than forwards like Jamie Vardy, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah, who all played at least 10 more games.

Aguero will come back into the City lineup in the forthcoming games, and things might just start to click again for the Citizens with their main goal threat back in the firing line. In reality, the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling haven't hit their fabulous heights of recent times and this little boost could just be what is needed to throw the club back into title contention once again.

After all, Aguero is City's all-time top scorer with 255 goals in 373 appearances and as he proved last season, all he needs is game time. As of 26/11/20, Aguero is priced at £1.23 on Football Index.

Nicolas Pepe

It's tough to disagree against Nicolas Pepe not hitting the heights that warranted his £72m purchase ever since he joined Arsenal for such a figure in 2019. The 25-year-old did register an incredible 22 goals and 11 assists in his final season at LOSC Lille from the right winger position, which forced clubs around Europe to take note.

However, 11 goals and 12 assists from 55 games later with the Gunners, and questions are still being asked of Pepe, despite his 23 goal contributions actually only being bettered by Aubameyang in Arsenal colours in the last year.

On the other hand, there can little disputing Pepe's skill. The Ivory Coast international certainly has trickery in him and that left-footed nature of cutting inside from the right has caused teams in England problems at times. Goals against Manchester United and Sheffield United have shown the ability that forced such a high amount on the chequebook, but, as Alan McInally alluded to, it's whether or not he can keep this up throughout the 90 minutes of football, rather than drift in an out with the occasional spark of brilliance.

Pepe is now down at £1.08 as of 26/11/20, which is a drop from his £1.31 price he boasted prior to his red card against Leeds United last weekend.

Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson has captured everything about this Jurgen Klopp Liverpool side this season. The Scotland international has shown class and determination against the tide and been as effective as per usual in the Reds' backline, registering three assists and one goal in nine Premier League games.

At the same time, Robertson has become even more important with injuries at the back destroying what was the best defence in the division by a distance not too long ago. In fact, since the 7-2 humiliation to Villa, only five goals in five league games have gone in, which may not sound fantastic, but considering the club let in 11 in the first four league fixtures, it's a huge improvement.

However, what has been the real talking point for the left-back this campaign is his leadership on and off the field and how he has grown to epitomise everything that this Liverpool team stands for, past and present. In truth, there can be little doubting Robertson being one of the best full-backs in the world, and perhaps he is the greatest left-back on show in football right now.

As time moves on without Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Reds' wizard on the left is going to be more important than ever and he may just have to turn it up a notch to guide his team through this rough patch.

Ahead of Liverpool's clash with Brighton & Hove Albion, Robertson is now priced at £2.34.

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