These three players will be definitive in Premier League relegation battle

Aston Villa, Sunderland, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Bournemouth, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion are the sides in danger of going down.

Jermain Defoe (Sunderland)

Jermain Defoe is a proven Premier League goalscorer, and he will be key to Sunderland’s results in the coming days.

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker has scored nine goals and created eight chances in 19 league games so far this season. For Sunderland to stay up, Defoe’s goals will be key.

Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United)

Georginio Wijnaldum may be playing for a side struggling for survival in the Premier League, but the Newcastle United 2015 summer signing is one of the best midfielders in the English top flight.

The Netherlands international has scored nine goals and created 31 chances in 23 league games so far this campaign.

Wijnaldum is a quality footballer and has done well so far this season. If the 25-year-old continues to play well, then Newcastle will have a massive chance of staving off the dreaded drop to the Championship.

Benik Afobe (Bournemouth)

Benik Afobe may have joined Bournemouth just a few days ago and does not have too much Premier League experience, but the young striker will be massive for the Cherries.

The 22-year-old striker has scored two goals and created five chances in three Premier League games already.

The former Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster is a very good player, and his enthusiasm and eagerness to prove himself in the Premier League will be key to Bournemouth’s survival.

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