Aguero, Sterling, Sane- ManchesterCity
Under Pep Guardiola, Manchester City has become one of the best sides in European football if not the best, while many compare them to Guardiola’s former club Barcelona during his 2008-2012 tenure. At the helm of everything is the midfield of De Bruyne, Fernandinho, and David Silva, but they can only shine when the front three consisting of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, and Leroy Sane come into their own.
One of the paciest line ups in history, Sane, Sterling, and Aguero can also play those intricate passing game resembling the tiki-taka. These 3 have combined in 83% of Man City’s goals and assists charts, and the absence of Aguero against Chelsea exposed the need to have these 3 playing together even more because of the out of form Gabriel Jesus. Right now, there isn’t a better sight than these 3 with the ball at their feet.
Alcacer, Reus, Sancho- Borussia Dortmund
When Paco Alcacer left for Dortmund on loan it seemed like a good decision from Barcelona, but the Spanish striker proved everybody wrong and made them realize why he was prized so high once. Dortmund are 7 points clear of 2nd place Monchengladbach with Bayern a further 2 points behind in the table. Under Favre Dortmund has upped their evergreen attacking play, but has also solidified the cracks defensively.
Reus is at the peak of his powers, and the 18-year old wonderkid from England, Jadon Sancho is a sight to behold with magic in his feet. Together they have netted 23 times, and assisted 10 more out of the 37 goals they have scored in 14 matches in the league. Such has been the impact that Gotze and Pulisic are often seen warming the bench. Alcacer has started rarely, and that could soon change with him becoming a constant threat than an impact player.
Messi, Suarez, Dembele- Barcelona
When you have a player like Lionel Messi, you can entirely focus on your defence leaving the attack at his mercy. He can score free-kicks, wonder goals, first timers, and of course he can set up teammates from orbit. However, football was never a one-man show, and Suarez and Dembele are the other strings which pull Barcelona together.
The Frenchman was under heavy criticism due to his exorbitant price tag, but Messi and Suarez have proved to be his mentors, and his recent performances highlight that immensely. They have also scored 23 times among them and could slowly get close or even better the legendary ‘MSN’ of 2015.
Jovic, Haller, Rebic- Eintracht Frankfurt
Quite a surprise entry among the heavyweights mentioned here, this trio is taking the Bundesliga by storm, and is the most potent trio in terms of numbers. Contributing to 80% of the 30 goals scored, Haller, Rebic, and Jovic all excel in their own domain.
Jovic, loaned from Benfica had scored 5 times against Fortuna Dusseldorf, and could well be a permanent face at Frankfurt. Haller is the typical no. 9 with his finishing abilities and vision to set up teammates. Ante Rebic, the Croat is one of the finest exponents of counter attacking football, and his strength and pace have proven too much at times.
Neymar, Mbappe, Cavani- PSG
Many have criticized the French Ligue for his uncompetitive nature, but the truth is PSG can be an incorrigible ruthless force that can demolish opponents. With Neymar, Mbappe, and Cavani at top, very few defenders in the World will like to face them even with an army in front of them. Their pace, trickery, and out of the World finishing abilities have been a sight to behold for some time now.
Having scored 33 times amongst them, this trio is a nightmare for opposing teams, and the rise of Mbappe has been supernatural. The mercurial talent of Neymar and the tenacity of Cavani will mean that another league title is a matter of time, while they plan to secure the coveted Champions League after such a long wait.