He may have been under pressure for his place but Gylfi Sigurdsson continued the knack of picking up important goals as he opened the scoring in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Some would suggest that this habit is the Icelander’s only real contribution but it’s a useful one that he first demonstrated at the Lane while still playing for Swansea.

His manager at the time was Brendan Rodgers and there’s another isolated rumour this morning concerning a possible switch to Rodgers’ current club Liverpool. It’s an easy link to make and today’s story is about a week late.

In the meantime, the midfielder has insisted that he’s happy at the Lane and his assistant coach Steffen Freund says that he’s reaping the benefits of linking up with two new signings in particular – Roberto Soldado and Christian Eriksen.

“Gylfi is on fire this season, scoring goals and his movement is fantastic from the left coming inside,” Steffen said on the club’s official website.

“Again, it was a great lay off from Roberto Soldado and that link with Christian Eriksen is growing. It’s looking good.”

Gylfi is going to come under increasing pressure as the likes of Lewis Holtby, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli wait in the wings while Aaron Lennon is also nearing fitness. But for now, he is our leading goalscorer in the league and more strikes like the one against Chelsea will make him un-droppable.

 

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