Centre forward: Ayoze Perez
One of the most gifted and exciting players to have been signed by the club in recent years, if Perez is still here then next season has to be his chance to hold down a regular place in the starting line-up. He’s good on the ball, can hold it up better than you’d expect given his size, and is able to get decent shots off from any position. Playing him on the wing is a waste, as is featuring him as a lone striker, so pairing him with a man who can take the burden off him and also flick it forward for him to latch on to seems like a no brainer.
Centre forward: Aleksandar Mitrovic
The other half of what could become a classic little and large partnership. At times frustrating due to the number of chances that he’s spurned, you can’t doubt his commitment to the cause and his ability to win the ball in the air and hold it up. He’s also shown a good touch on the rare occasion anyone is up with him in support. Worryingly though he conceded more fouls (50) than anyone else during the course of last season, and he’ll miss the first four games due to his red card against Spurs (his second of the season). For a man deemed to be aggressive he does well not to rise to a lot of the goading he gets from defenders, but needs to work some of the more reckless challenges. That said, his physicality could be a bit of a bonus in the more competitive Championship.