The English Premier League may very well be the most watched football league in the world. As such, it may also be the most scrutinized league in the world.
When you're under such an incredible amount of scrutiny, it's easy to expect a certain amount of disappointment. Not that you play bad, but it's near impossible to hold up to the fans' great expectations.
The striker position may be the toughest to handle in terms of expectations.
Don't get me wrong, defenders and goalkeepers are the most scrutinized and most blamed for the failures of a team. It's the strikers, though, that are expected to be the driving force of the offense.
That's a tough burden to have. Especially if you're on a team that doesn't have the man power to stand up against the other powers in the Premier League.
Still, there are players who rise to the occasion. Some are expected and some are unexpected.
These are the 10 players who, so far this season, have proved their worth as their team's striker.