Richarlison rediscovered his goalscoring form as Everton beat Wolves 3-2 in a thrilling Premier League clash at Goodison Park.
Despite twice being pegged back by the visitors, the Brazilian had the final say with a superb header to add to his early opener.
His first strike came in the fifth minute courtesy of a mix-up between Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio and captain Conor Coady.
That set the tone for a frantic opening 12 minutes, which saw Wolves equalise through Romain Saiss only to find themselves behind again moments later.
Former Arsenal star Alex Iwobi restored the hosts’ lead with a bullet header, and despite plenty of goalmouth action, the game remained at 2-1 for the ensuing hour.
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS
Lifelong Man United fan in tears as Red Devils fail to beat ten-man Southampton
Pochettino picks wantaway star for north London derby despite exit rumours
'You've got to use him' - Former Spurs player urges Pochettino to start Eriksen
Jordan Henderson admits he 'liked' Sadio Mane's row with Mo Salah
Celtic outclass Rangers to claim win in first Old Firm clash of the season
Who holds the upper hand from the last ten north London derbies?
Neymar's Barca return collapses, PSG end interest in Eriksen, Pogba plots exit
Cascarino explains why Pochettino's behaviour should worry Spurs fans
Then Raul Jimenez levelled things up in the 75th minute with a brave header, only to see Richarlison climb highest to net the winner five minutes later and condemn Wolves to their first defeat of the season.
To make matters worse, Wily Boly, who was outjumped for the winner, saw red after receiving a second yellow with seconds of the game remaining.
Meanwhile, the Toffees climb up to fifth and seize the early initiative in the race for Europa League spots.
It’s no secret just how lucrative football can be but by the same token it’s a very costly business too.
Clubs are expected to break the bank in order to show they have ambition these days and even then success is not guaranteed.
The best players get the best wages but what they do on the pitch pays for itself, right?
Well talkSPORT.com has been given access to brilliant data from livefootballtickets.com to reveal which players are the best value for money in terms of the goals they scored last season.
But before we see how much the top 15 Premier League scorers’ goals in 2018/19 are worth, let’s take a look at the top 15 scorers from last season, how many league goals they scored last season as well as their estimated annual salary using data from spotrac.com.
=1. Sadio Mane (22 goals) – Estimated annual salary: £5.2m
So now we know how much the English top flight’s top 15 scorers from last season are being paid, let’s take a look at how much each player’s goal is worth by dividing their estimated annual salaries by the number of goals they scored.
And these certainly made for some interesting results.
LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS
'He thinks he is God' - Kompany slammed after horror start at Anderlecht
Hudson-Odoi pictured training, Man United condemn Pogba abuse, Newcastle claim
Big Sam tells Andy Carroll to be more professional after ‘ill-advised’ interview
The worst penalty takers in PL history, including Man United and Liverpool stars
Adrian Durham tells Arsenal fans to calm down about Dani Ceballos
moura the same
Ten quickest goals from substitutes in Premier League history
'Shame Frank wasn't manager last year' - Cahill on Chelsea exit and Palace start
Spot of bother
The stat that suggests Pogba should not take Man United's penalties any more
15. Paul Pogba – Each goal worth: £1,160,000
14. Eden Hazard – Each goal worth: £731,250
13. Alexandre Lacazette – Each goal worth: £728,252
12. Sergio Aguero – Each goal worth: £619,048
11. Harry Kane – Each goal worth: £611, 765
10. Raheem Sterling – Each goal worth: £550,588
=8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Each goal worth: £472,727
=8. Mohamed Salah – Each goal worth: £472,727
7. Jamie Vardy – Each goal worth: £404,444
6. Gylfi Sigurdsson – Each goal worth: £400,000
5. Richarlison – Each goal worth: £360,000
4. Sadio Mane – Each goal worth: £236,364
3. Raul Jimenez – Each goal worth: £164,000
2. Callum Wilson – Each goal worth: £148,571
1. Glenn Murray – Each goal worth: £120,000
Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.
We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.
Managers across the globe will be frantically logging on to make last minute changes to ensure they get bragging rights over their mates.
While everyone will want to ensure they get some of the best-performing stars from last year into their team, there is an influx of new players available.
Not only do Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United possess a wealth of talent, but there have also been a host of new signings made across the division.
There are also players from last year who are expected to kick on after exceptional previous campaigns, even surpassing the score they racked up last time out.
It’s easy picking out the men likely to get you the most points as they’re usually the stars who are the most expensive.
But you may also need the odd cheap player in your ranks so you can keep to the £50m budget and, depending on your game plan, you might need a few.
So who should you be looking to sign before the start of the season? Below, talkSPORT.com has identified 10 stars you should definitely consider putting into your team before the transfer deadline.
Everton have a very welcoming set of fixtures back into Premier League action, meaning Richarlison should definitely be in your team. No other side has managed to avoid all of last season’s big six in their opening six games.
In fact, it is not until Game week 7 when the Toffees face champions Manchester City that we will see Marco Silva’s side really tested.
At just £8.0m, the Brazil international is certainly worth a punt, considering he produced three goals in his first two matches of 2018/19, including a 14-point haul away against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 1.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
One of the hardest decisions in the game is deciding where to spend your money. When you go big, you want it to be worth it.
Spending your transfer budget on three players will leave your bench too sparse, so pick Sterling and save yourself the trouble.
The England international racked up 234 points last season and has been deployed as a central striker by Pep Guardiola throughout pre-season – meaning the £12.0m is a sound investment.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoyed a remarkable season in 2018/19, culminating in a Champions League winner’s medal. He want’s bad in the Premier League either, scoring once and making 13 assists.
That helped him to 6.4 points per match (ppm), the third-highest average among regular starters in FPL, as well as his 16 clean sheets.
The £7.0m man also had 20 shots at Anfield last season, surpassed only by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
After a slow start to last season, Jota switched from a left-wing role and began to reap the benefits from a central position.
Alongside Raul Jimenez, the 22-year-old from Portugal scored nine goals and supplying seven assists in 20 subsequent appearances.
At £6.5m, he is cheaper than his club teammate, but equally as vital to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
The Villa captain was vital for Dean Smith, helping the former European champions achieve promotion via the play-offs and even more will be expected of the midfielder.
Despite missing many games through injury, Grealish still managed six goals and seven assists last season.
At £6.0m and with a relatively easy schedule for Villa for their Premier League return, the 23-year-old is definitely worth considering for your team.
After a record-breaking move to Anfield, Alisson outlined his importance to the Reds by keeping 21 clean sheets and earning the Premier League Golden Glove.
Investing in a solid goalkeeper is crucial for success and, although Alisson is still costly at £6.0m, he justified his price with 176 points last season, finishing as the top-scoring custodian in FPL.
After finishing so close to Manchester City last season, the Brazil international will be as hungry as his teammates to ensure the trophy is finally adorned with the red ribbons of Liverpool come May.
James Maddison (Leicester City)
When it comes to set-piece specialists in the Premier League, few would argue Maddison’s position as no.1. At Leicester, he takes all the corners, is second to Jamie Vardy for penalty duty and also scored three direct free-kicks.
Maddison created 100 chances in his debut season in the Premier League and he was rather unfortunate to get just seven assists.
At £7.0m, expect to see the England Under-21 international carry on where he left off and continue to be a driving force for the Foxes alongside Youri Tielemans.
Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)
Dele Alli is unlikely to be fit for the start of the season, meaning Lucas Moura will be given a starting berth after a terrific pre-season campaign.
Although classed as a midfielder in the game, Moura is likely to start in a more advanced role for Spurs and he scored ten goals and got two assists last time out.
At £7.5m, it is certainly a gamble to put him into your side, but the Brazilian popped up with vital goals in the Premier League and in Europe last season.
LATEST FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS
under the radar
Fantasy football tips: Hidden gems for your Dream Team
Every Premier League club's squad value, according to Fantasy Premier League
Fantasy Premier League prices: Cheapest players revealed - bargains for your squad?
FPL prices: Most expensive players revealed, including Liverpool and Arsenal stars
FPL prices: Liverpool star has shock drop as aces have fees revealed
FPL tips: Transfer advice, including Spurs and Man City aces
FPL tips: Transfer advice, including Arsenal and Man United aces
Che Adams (Southampton)
After 22 goals and four assists in the Championship last season, critics doubted whether or not the 23-year-old could replicate the feat in the Premier League.
But Adams less than two minutes into his debut, in a 1-1 draw with Austrian outfit SCR Altach in mid-July.He then took less than 60 seconds to find the net in his next appearance and he needed only six minutes to fire in his third goal in as many starts in a 3-1 win over Feyenoord last weekend.
He can prove to be a huge difference for the start of the season at just £6.0m.
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
The Ivory Coast international failed to get a move away so far this summer, despite bids from Arsenal and Everton.
Zaha has been put back into his original position of midfielder for his season and has a point to prove after declaring his desire to play in the Champions League.
The £7.0m forward produced 10 goals and 11 assists in the previous campaign, the first time he has recorded double figures for both statistics.
And so with a solid defence, Silva is believed to be on the lookout for more attacking options.
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS
De Ligt wanted to be Ronaldo and even had his Man United shirt
Wan-Bissaka in a United kit, Bayern wanted Liverpool man, Chelsea deal close
Bayern Munich tried to hijack Liverpool's move for Van den Berg during medical
Man United transfer news live: £50m target pictured at Carrington, huge De Ligt news
England roar into semi-finals of World Cup with dominant victory over Norway
keep your koul
Koulibaly reveals Sarri dragged him away from son's birth to sit on bench
Norway vs England: Full coverage of World Cup quarter-final clash
Celtic move collapses, Liverpool seal first summer signing, Wan-Bissaka latest
GUNNER PAY UP?
Celtic demand higher bid for Kieran Tierney as Arsenal ramp up interest
Transfer news live
Chelsea near £40m deal, Liverpool sign ace, Wan-Bissaka to Man United
Kean, who was the first player born in 2000 to debut in Serie A, would have hugely benefitted by playing with Cristiano Ronaldo last season.
The Italy Under-21 star could seamlessly fit into an Everton side that will be pushing for a top six spot next term.
This was Silva’s preferred formation as Everton finished eighth after a horrendous start last season.
Kean could play the lone striker role and bring Bernard, Sigurdsson and Richarlison into the game with his hold-up play.
This formation could see Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison, depending on the opponent, offer Kean more support up front, while allowing attacking full-backs Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne more opportunities to roam forward.
Sigurdsson, playing slightly further back than usual, could be the team’s deep-lying playmaker.
Kurt Zouma would be Everton’s third centre-half if they are able to sign him on a permanent deal from Chelsea.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned his Manchester United players other clubs will be looking to chase them next season.
The Red Devils will finish sixth if they fail to better Arsenal’s result on the final day of the 2018/19 campaign.
Solskjaer said: “You’ve got Leicester, Everton, Watford, probably Newcastle, you’ve got clubs that want to chase us. We have to make sure that we are the ones who chase those ahead of us.
“We have to make sure that we are getting closer and moving that way up the table and not looking over the shoulders because there are big clubs, good clubs wanting to chase that top six.”
So, who are the best players outside of the top six? talkSPORT take a look…
LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES
wants to go
Eden Hazard 'considering transfer request' to force through Real Madrid move
Former Manchester United boss becomes second favourite for Celtic job
Man City fans seen leaving their seats before Kompany fires home sensational winner
Rangers to snub tradition and 'refuse Celtic a guard of honour' at Ibrox
WHO ARE YA?
Ten things you didn't know about Liverpool wonderkid Rhian Brewster
Are these pictures proof midfield ace is leaving Man United? Fans think so…
new look reds
Is this how Liverpool's XI will look vs Barcelona without Firmino and Salah?
Top journos hit back at Guardiola over 'media want Liverpool to win title’ claims
Superstitious Maurizio Sarri 'scratches his balls' to avoid bad luck
Liverpool transfer round-up: Ajax ace, wonderkid and Real Madrid star considererd
READY FOR WAR
Former Rangers boss set to be named QPR manager
Former star jokes Liverpool should win the ‘We Got More Points Than Fergie Trophy’
Goalkeeper – Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham)
Fabianski has been an ever-present in Manuel Pellegrini’s side since signing from Swansea last summer. The 34-year-old has been the busiest goalkeeper in the Premier League this season, making 140 saves. He has proven himself as a reliable top-flight No.1 since leaving Arsenal in 2014.
Right-back – Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)
Wan-Bissaka, who won Crystal Palace’s Player of the Year award, has been one of the most consistent defenders in the Premier League this season.
Not many people would have blamed him for counting himself unlucky after being left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad in March.
The towering defender was able to take his 2018 World Cup form with England into this season – and has been a regular fixture at the back for Leicester. Maguire will be crucial to the Foxes’ chances of mounting a top-six push next season.
Centre-back – Conor Coady (Wolves)
The former Liverpool trainee has been one of Wolves’ standout players in their first season back in the Premier League.
Playing every single minute of the Premier League season so far, Coady has helped them to an impressive seventh-placed finish.
The club captain will be playing Europa League football next season if Manchester City beat Watford in this month’s FA Cup final. Surely an England call-up is on the horizon?
Left-back – Lucas Digne (Everton)
Digne has enjoyed a successful debut season in the Premier League, chipping in with four goals and assists each.
He has been part of a watertight Everton defence, which has kept eight clean sheets in ten games.
Only Liverpool (20), Manchester City (20) and Chelsea (15) have had more shutouts than Everton (14) this term.
Right-wing – Richarlison (Everton)
Similarly to his team-mate Digne, Richarlison has been one of Everton’s best players this term.
He has had yet another fine season in the Premier League and is on course to help Watford finish in the top ten.
Central midfield – James Maddison (Leicester)
Signed for £22.5million from Norwich last year, that transfer fee seems like a bargain now. In his first season in the Premier League, Maddison has been directly involved in 14 goals, scoring and assisting seven each.
The Mexico international has scored 17 goals and registered seven assists in all competitions. He has arguably been one of the signings of the season. Jimenez has also struck up a deadly strike partnership with Diogo Jota.
Striker – Jamie Vardy (Leicester)
Vardy has scored 18 goals in another prolific top-flight season for Leicester. At the age of 32, he is showing no signs of slowing down. He has netted 11 goals in his last 12 games in what has been an excellent end to the campaign.
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.