Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has earned high praise following his impressive start to the season.
The Scottish international – who has scored four goals so far this campaign – has been one of Bournemouth’s key players and central to the Cherries’ seventh place position.
With seven assists so far this campaign, (the division’s best) Fraser has been one of the league’s most inform players. In comparison, Chelsea star Eden Hazard’s best season finished with the Belgian notching nine assists come season’s end, and in December Ryan Fraser is only two off that total.
Having joined from Aberdeen in 2013 for £300,000 the Scotsman has transitioned from pacey prospect to a tricky winger in his sixth season on the South Coast.
Speaking in the Summer about his aspirations for the coming season, the winger is quoted by the Bournemouth Echo as saying:
I don’t want to be a bit-part player. I want to be the game changer who takes it by the scruff of the neck and gets on the ball a lot more to make things happen.
I feel like in past seasons I may have set up a couple of goals here and there and scored a few here and there.
I only scored five goals last season and want to try to get a lot more than that.
I think it is going to be a big change for me this season to try to stamp my authority on games and go from there.
Fraser and co will hope to continue their good form against title challenger Liverpool in an exciting affair at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.