Fast Starters: These 6 Premier League Players Already Have a Goal & Assist to Their Name This Season

The Premier League season only started just over a week ago, but already people are starting to count goals and assists as they look for early clues as to who might finish where.

Two games in, there are six players who have taken a starring role early on and contributed at least one goal and at least one assist for their respective sides.

6. Harry Maguire – Leicester City

Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League

1 goal, 1 assist

Goals and assists are hardly what Leicester paid £17m for when they landed centre-back Harry Maguire over the summer, but the former Hull star has certainly contributed anyway.

Maguire’s knockdown saw Shinji Okazaki score on opening night against Arsenal, while he got his own name on the score-sheet during the more recent 2-0 win over Brighton.

5. Aaron Mooy – Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United - Premier League

1 goal, 1 assist

Having played a huge role in getting the club into the top flight for the first time in 45 years, Australian midfielder has played a similarly big role in helping the Terriers win each of their first two games against the odds.

A corner from Mooy was headed home by Steve Mounie on matchday one against Crystal Palace, with his goal then the sole difference against fellow promoted side Newcastle.

4. Paul Pogba – Manchester United


2 goals, 1 assist

After a mixed debut season in which a handful of outstanding performances were often combined with somewhat anonymous displays, Paul Pogba is expected to flourish in 2017/18.

So far, the Frenchman is doing that. He’s scored goals in each of Manchester United’s first two games against West Ham and Swansea, also making an assist against the latter.

3. Alvaro Morata – Chelsea

Chelsea v Burnley - Premier League

1 goal, 1 assist

On as an opening day substitute for his Premier League debut, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata had scored his first goal and managed a maiden assist within that half hour cameo.

It was his well placed header that gave the champions slim hope against Burnley, while his flick-on was converted by David Luiz in the 3-2 loss. But the Spaniard couldn’t add to this tally in either category during Sunday’s win over London rivals Tottenham.

2. Roberto Firmino – Liverpool

Watford v Liverpool - Premier League

1 goal, 1 assist

It was Liverpool’s defence, not attack, that cost the Reds two points on the opening day of the season in a 3-3 draw with Watford.

Wearing his new number nine shirt, Roberto Firmino scored from the penalty spot as well as turning provider so that summer signing Mohamed Salah could also mark his return to English football with a goal in the same game.

1. Anthony Martial – Manchester United

Swansea City v Manchester United - Premier League

2 goals, 1 assist

Anthony Martial is playing to prove himself at Manchester United this season after a disappointing 2016/17 campaign was followed by a summer of transfer speculation.

The young Frenchman hasn’t started either of his team’s first two games of the Premier League season, but has come off the bench to score in both. He also set one up for Pogba in the win over Swansea after he’d already scored himself.


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