Positive start from some of the Premier League’s summer transfers

A number of new and exciting faces arrived in the Premier League over the summer as more significant money changed hands in the transfer window prior to the start of the 2018-19 season getting underway.

Numerous players have made impressive starts to the new season, with the following four players standing out for us:

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

Many have Fulham down as relegation contenders this season following their promotion from the Championship via the play-offs. Slavisa Jokanovic’s side have had a difficult start to life back in the top flight with only one win in their first six matches but Alexsandar Mitrovic is doing his best to help out the West London club.

The Serbian striker has netted five goals in his first six matches of the season, with Andre Schurrle (2) and Jean Michael Seri (1) the only other players to score for Fulham so far this season.

Jorginho (Chelsea)

Chelsea took their time dismissing Antonio Conte over the summer before immediately appointing Maurizio Sarri from Napoli on 14 July. Along with the experienced coach came Jorginho from the Stadio San Paolo in a £57 million move.

The Brazilian-born Italian international has been a regular in the Chelsea side this season, maintaining the majority of possession for his side and completing more passes than any other player in the Premier League in the opening six matches, allowing N’Golo Kante and the full-backs to bomb forward with freedom.

This has resulted in an excellent start from the Blues, picking up five wins from their opening six matches and seeing their Betfair Premier League odds drop since the start.

Joao Moutinho (Wolves)

Wolves took the Championship by storm last season under Portuguese manager Nuno, with fellow countrymen including Ruben Neves, Ivan Cavaleiro and Diogo Jota. The West Midlands added further players to their squad this past summer to not only aim to avoid relegation, but finish in the top half.

One of those was midfielder Joao Moutinho, who has been a key part of the Wolves side who have lost just one of their opening six matches of the season. The Euro 2016 winner set up the equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Manchester City and scored in the same result at Manchester United.

James Maddison (Leicester City)

Leicester City made an exciting acquisition over the summer with a move for England under-21 international James Maddison, from Norwich City. The attacking midfielder is coming off being named in the Championship Team of the Season and has adapted to the Premier League immediately, with some impressive displays.

Manager Claude Puel has put faith in Maddison since day one and has been rewarded with three goals and an assist in his first six appearances in the top flight.

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