Ray Parlour, Sol Campbell tell you which players to watch out this EPL

  • - As told to Poorva Joshi, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2015 16:30 IST

Jetlagged-yet-enthusiastic, one look at former Arsenal players Ray Parlour and Sol Campbell establishes why they hold ‘The Invincibles’ title (they were part of the squad that went undefeated through the 2003-04 season of the English Premier League).

We chatted with them on their recent visit to Mumbai, for the PUMA Arsenal kit launch, to know who they’re excited to see this season.

Top 5 EPL Picks: By Ray Parlour

1)Mesut Özil

Team: Arsenal

Position: Attacking midfielder

Why: “He played well last season and I hope he keeps pace this season as well.”

Mesut Özil (AFP photo)

2) Jack Wilshere

Team: Arsenal

Position: Central midfielder

Why: “He has a solid midfield experience and I hope he does well in the pre-game.”

Jack Wilshere (AFP photo)

3) Bastian Schweinsteiger

Team: Manchester United

Position: Centre midfielder

Why: “He is new to the team, so, I am eager to see what he does for them.”

Bastian Schweinsteiger (AFP photo)

4) Harry Kane

Team: Tottenham Hotspur

Position: Attacking midfielder

Why: “He scored quick goals for England and I want to see if he can do it for Hotspur.”

Harry Kane (AFP photo)

5) Morgan Schneiderlin

Team: Manchester United

Position: Midfielder

Why: “He is a young player, inexperienced with major leagues. Let’s see how he does.”

Top 5 EPL Picks: By Sol Campbell

1) Petr Cech

Team: Arsenal

Position: Goalkeeper

Why: “He has great command over the game.”

2) Alexis Sánchez

Team: Arsenal

Position: Forward

Why: “He is a good leader and is focused. He needs to keep the team going.”

Alexis Sánchez (AFP photo)

3) David de Gea

Team: Manchester United

Position: Goalkeeper

Why: “Good goalkeeper, has some tricky saves under his belt. Let’s see if he can pull them off again.”

David de Gea (AFP photo)

4) Christian Benteke

Team: Liverpool

Position: Striker

Why: “He has done well in English football and it will be interesting to see if he can keep up with that.”

5) Diego Costa

Team: Chelsea

Position: Attacking midfielder

Why: “I want to see him play for Chelsea, given that there is talk of him going to Real Madrid.”

Diego Costa (AFP photo)

(The writer tweets as @poorvajoshi93)

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