Premier League: Luis Suarez and 5 Players Who Could Be Next Season's Chicharito
Javier Hernandez Balcazar aka "Chicharito" has been a shining light for Manchester United in the 2010-2011 season.
He and Wayne Rooney created havoc up front for the Red Devils as they took the Premier League title and made highlight reel worthy goals all season long.
Sports have a monkey-see, monkey-do type strategy. Teams in the Premier League had no choice but to take notice of the success Chicharito had.
Many teams are hoping that some of their players can have breakout seasons and make a mark in the league the way that Chicharito did in the season previous.
Luis Suarez, Liverpool
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He scored 4 goals for the club in league play, but this season he seems to be destined for a breakout year. Liverpool needs Suarez to have a big year in terms of goal production if they want to be in the tops of the league again.
Suarez has a similar playing style to Chicharito and fellow striker Andy Carroll would assume the Wayne Rooney role when the season gets underway.
Carlos Vela, Arsenal
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Carlos Vela could be the Gunners slightly smaller version of Chicharito. Vela has great pace and ball skills, but he needs to start finishing more goals in front of net.
He has a shown glimpses of brilliance for Arsenal. He is only 22 years of age and has the potential to hone his craft and sharpen his skills. He seems poised to have a breakout season if he plays to his potential.
Vela has performed well for his Mexican national team and should be the excitement that the Gunners have been waiting for.
Fernando Torres, Chelsea
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He had an awful World Cup and now he is looking for a fresh start in a full season with Chelsea.
Torres has been around for a while, but Drogba is still the top dog at Stamford Bridge. Torres has to prove that he should be starting every game.
Torres has the skill, the ability, and he is in the prime of his career. Not only do I think he will have a very good year, but I think he will be the threat that he once was with Liverpool and the threat that Chicharito currently is with Manchester United.
Roque Santa Cruz, Manchester City
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Roque Santa Curz is getting up there in age at 29, but the Paraguayan striker can still have an awesome year.
He has had a long list of injuries throughout his career which have kept him off the field.
Cruz is a great two-footed striker who has a nose for goal and is an aerial threat. But he lacks a lot of pace on the ball.
I think with Tevez not returning, Man City will be looking for a consistent striker. Emmanuel Adebayor may be back at the Eastlands, but he is very inconsistent.
If Cruz can stay healthy I think he can be the Manchester City version of Chicharito.
Giovani Dos Santos, Tottenham
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Giovani Dos Santos is a player who could be the newest version of Chicharito.
Dos Santos became relevant once again in the Gold Cup, especially for his performance in the championship match against the USA where he score the wonder goal in the upper v over Tim Howard after dancing around defenders.
Dos Santos and Chicharito were a deadly combination, and Dos Santos plays just like Chicharito. Dos Santos has unbelievable speed on and off the ball, a rocket of a shot and knows how to finish.
The Mexican national who was out on loan from Tottneham is now back and looking to leave his mark.
Out of all the players profiled I feel that Giovani Dos Santos will have the biggest breakout season and the most similar season to that of Chicharito's.