Three Premier League stars certain to impress in Brazil

Raheem Sterling

We look at three Premier League players who will thrive under pressure and stand out at the World Cup.

With the World Cup starting this week, we look at three Premier League players who are certainly going to star in Brazil:

Sergio Aguero

The Manchester City striker will be at home in the warm conditions of South America. The Argentine star will be keen to add to his goal-tally from last season. The 26-year-old is a potent finisher and will need no second invitation when one-on-one with the opposition goalkeeper. Argentina must be considered one of the favourites to go all the way in the tournament and Aguero could prove a pivotal player in their formidable strike-force.

The former Atletico Madrid star’s size often deceives defenders, as his low centre of gravity and bullish strength allows him to storm past players. His poise and skill on the ball also makes him an exciting player to watch, something the World Cup needs.

Raheem Sterling

The Liverpool winger was one of the most improved players in the Premier League last season. The Reds manager, Brendan Rodgers, obviously saw something exciting in Sterling and had no qualms in throwing him into the starting lineup.

The England youngster tormented defences with his electrifying pace and devastating agility, and scored 10 goals. England manager Roy Hodgson looks set to start Sterling against Italy, and fans will be eager to see the 19-year-old stand out on the biggest stage in football.

Olivier Giroud

With 22 goals last season, the Arsenal striker will be delighted with his form of late. The France international will be itching to get underway at the World Cup after another positive display against Jamaica in their final warm-up game. Giroud's strength and hold-up play will encourage fluidity to Didier Deschamps’ side's game. Giroud has the ability to grace past defenders. A constant danger from set-pieces, the 27-year-old will be one to watch out for at the World Cup.

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