Whisper it quietly, but the new Premier League season is not that far away now and, before you know it, we’ll but wondering just exactly what it’s like to not have football about…
Indeed, it isn’t long until we delve into another season of club football and so, as is customary at this time of year, it’s time to wheel out some season preview material.
Here at Rush Football, then, we’re taking a look at each Premier League club’s best four stars for the coming campaign and next up is south-coast side Bournemouth.
See if you agree with our selections…
This could just prove one of the signings of the summer.
Brought in for a believed fee of £20 million, defender Nathan Ake already looks at home in the Premier League after a top season last year.
Indeed, he did more than enough to impress with the Cherries on loan to warrant this permanent move from Chelsea and we’re just surprised the Blues have let him go.
He’ll surely play week in, week out and we’re fairly confident he’s going to be one to watch once the season is up and running – no pressure, Nathan!
At the start of last season Callum Wilson was still seen as the top striker at the club but after another bad injury hampered his season, King stepped up.
Indeed, the Norwegian international hit double figures as the Cherries ended up in the top half of the table and that has led him to be linked with moves away to the likes of Spurs.
We think he’s going to stay put for this season, though, and it’ll be interesting to see how things work with Jermain Defoe now in the squad, too.
Going under the radar last season, Steve Cook was an ever-present force in the club’s defensive line.
Perhaps not the most ‘glamourous’ centre-half (whatever that means,) Cook more than gets the job done at the back and has been vital in the club’s stay in the top flight so far.
For sure, then, he’s going to be the cornerstone this year, too, as the club looks to make it three seasons staying in the top flight.
Arter is like a Duracell bunny and we’re big fans of his never-say-die attitude and sheer tenacity.
That’s not to say he can’t play, too, and despite having Jack Wilshere around last season – a player who could have potentially threatened his spot – he more than held his own in both the squad battle and Premier League as a whole.
He buzzes about the pitch with real energy and provides that much needed mobility and drive you need at the very highest level.
Agree with our selections? Let us know!