The month Sancho became a star
Jake Clarke-Salter, 21 (CB)
It looks as if JSC is going to be one of the staring players for Vitesse this season acting as a regular rock at the back. He definitely isn’t in the most competitive league in the world but he also isn’t in the best team meaning his defensive skills are going to be key for Vitesse to have a good season. 2 wins, 1 loss and a clean sheet this month for Jake see’s him star as one of the top foreign playing English players this month.
Reiss Nelson, 18 (ST)
But October has been a breakthrough month for Nelson. He scored a late goal in a 2-1 loss to Frankfurt and would then go on to score his first professional brace against Nuernberg in a man of the match performance in which he was the difference in a 3-1 win. First scoring the equaliser with a sweetly hit volley from inside the area and followed that up with the goal to take his team head with a brilliant finish high into the net from 7 yards to finish off a brilliant team move.
The most recent achievement for the 18 year old striker was his first ever full 90 in a 4-0 win for Hoffenheim over Stuttgart in which Nelson played a right attacking midfielder position.
It should also be noted that Nelson made his debut for England u21s scoring 2 goals in 2 games including an absolutely brilliant freekick and the winner in a 2-0 win over Scotland. Which you can watch in the video below. But
6 games, 5 goals and a man of the match performance. That’s a month that Reiss will want to live out again.
Jadon Sancho, 18 (LW)
It started with a champions league game against Monaco which Dortmund won 3-0, Sancho got one of the assists. He then played a crucial role in a Dortmund’s thrilling 4-3 win over Augsburg.
Then Sancho got his big break and announced himself to the English public when he came on and played in his first international first team game for England and almost had an instant impact creating to opportunities, using his skill and pace in only 12 minutes.
After this came the best week in his career. A goal in Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Stuttgart, another goal and his first champions league goal against the brick wall of Athletico Madrid team which Dortmund beat 4-0. And then Sancho’s first brace against Hertha Berlin.
2 assists, 4 goals and a first England team appearance. Sancho has been hyped up by the British press and he is taking it in his stride. If Sancho can keep up this form through the season, make no mistake. He WILL be playing in England by August 2019.
An Honorable mention must be made to Sheyi Ojo who has regularly been making regular substitute appearances for Reims but as of yet hasn’t made much of an impact.