When Papiss Cisse arrived in England, not many people payed attention when he made his £10 Million move from Freiburg and identified him as a future premier league star, yet as this moment in time he stands as the league's most in-form striker in his short time in England's Top Division in a period which has seen the 26-Year-Old notch up 13 Goals in just 12 Appearances in the famous black and white shirt. Cisse introduced himself into the premier league in a classy manor,
Newcastle have been awesome this campaign much to the prolific goalscoring form of Striker Demba Ba, a brief dip in form for Ba has enabled his strike partner to set the premier league alight and build a strong relationship with the club's supporters.
This Article concentrates on the main factors and reasons that have shaped the Senegal Born man to become a top quality striker and add his name to the list of prolific talisman's that have pulled on the famous number 9 Jersey's for the Magpies.
The 26-Year-Old is a complete expert at timing runs beyond defences, latching on to reverse passes and lethally placing his effort out of the reach of Keeper's. A prime example being his confident finish in the 3-0 Win Over Stoke, when he beat the offside trap and matched the ambition of Yohan Cabaye's clever reverse pass before calmly stroking the ball past Asmir Begovic with his left foot.
Credit shouldn't be taken away for what Cisse has achieved this season but he hasn't exactly had to feed on scraps and lead the line on his own for Newcastle, as he has received top quality service from the likes of Ba, Cabaye, Ben Arfa and Santon. He hasn't scored any solo goals where he single-handedly jigged through challenges and worked his way into the box without no assistance, instead he has scored some goals which feature incredible awareness from his team-mates and he has provided the finishing touch on a good team move. The New 4-2-1-3 formation has worked wonders for Pardew's side and Cisse in particular, on many occasions he has been found excellently by his compatriots and when the you have players in your XI and the threat that Newcastle Possess then it makes your game incredibly easier, Perhaps Cisse has been assisted by the players behind him, but take nothing away from the Senegalese Striker because he has finished off his side's work in phenomenal style.
It is Clear to see that Cisse is a natural goalscorer,he has scored some incredible goals such as a debut strike against Villa, a delightful chip against Swansea and an absolute scorcher with the outside of his foot against Chelsea in a game he also scored a left foot volley with his left foot. When he finds space and you feed him with the ball, he just glances up at the goal, picks his spot and dashes off to celebrate with his team-mates, it looks so simple for Cisse, anything that he touches turns to goals!
The Former Freiburg is definitely enjoying his time in the North East and has urged Tiote and Ba to remain with Newcastle, when you are enjoying your football and are fully committed to your club, you are at the top of your game, Cisse is certainly committed and proving himself as one of the most devastating Strikers that the premier league has to offer.
If Cisse continues to develop in England, he has the potential to overtake some of the greatest strikers and hit goal after goal, the only way he will be able to prove his worth at the very top however, is if he gets the chance to play in the Champions league, which the Magpies are certainly capable of doing next season!