Name: Troy Deeney
Fresh from scoring 21 times to lead Watford to promotion, becoming the first Hornet to score 20 goals in three consecutive seasons for the club in the process, Troy Deeney looked ready for the Premier League.
But the striker, so used to being the chief goal-getter in the team, was suddenly playing a deeper role under new boss Quique Sanchez Flores. His first nine Premier League games may have seen him register three assists, but no goals.
However after breaking his goalscoring duck against Stoke and grabbing his first-ever top flight goal, Deeney hasn’t looked back, and his partnership with Odion Ighalo has seen the pair net an impressive 22 times in 26 Premier League games.
The goals have lifted Watford from a team that plenty of pundits were tipping to go straight back down after promotion, to an impressive ninth and a big 12-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone.
The Hornets needed their captain to lead them out to survival in the Premier League, especially with the financial rewards on offer next season, and Deeney has more than delivered, and deserves his side’s BRIT award.