Arsenal’s charge was spearheaded by their summer signing Lucas Torreira. While the Uruguayan arrived at the Emirates with a burgeoning reputation, numerous footballers switched clubs and resurrected their careers. Thus, bringing to light the fact that a change of surroundings is sometimes necessary in order to unlock one’s potential.

5. Andre Silva (Sevilla)

The Portuguese arrived in Sevilla after a sub-standard year in Milan. Over the course of the 2017-18 season, Silva started just 7 league games, with the majority of his 24 league appearances coming from the bench.

In 13 league appearances this season, Silva has made the net bulge on eight occasions. Whereas the goal tally is impressive, it is his overall link-up play that has brought him back into the limelight.

4. Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund)

The Belgian midfielder moved from China to the industrial city of Dortmund in the summer. Having spent a couple of seasons in the East, Witsel was in danger of not exploring his enormous potential. However, at 29 years of age, the Belgian made the right decision to move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

With all due respect to the Chinese League, it would’ve been a shame if a player of the ilk of Witsel had spent his prime not being a part of one of Europe’s finest leagues.

3. Lucas Digne (Everton)

Lucas Digne became a part of Everton in the off-season. Along with Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, he was one of three to have been acquired from Barcelona.

In 12 league appearances this season, he has averaged 2.1 tackles a game in addition to 1.8 interceptions per game. While he has been defensively solid, his attacking play has added a new dimension to Everton’s play.

The Frenchman has been a constant menace down the left flank, providing 2.3 crosses per game and complementing it with 2 key passes every game.

Moreover, his displays for Everton have gotten him back into the reckoning for the national team.

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