The 2014-15 Premier League season was full of individual breakout performances. Tottenham striker Harry Kane rose from relative obscurity in 2013-14 to ranking second in the league with 21 goals, while other players like former Burnley forward Danny Ings simply took the success that they enjoyed in the lower divisions and translated it to the Premier League level.
These breakout performances require a mix of skill and opportunity. Players must not only be talented enough to compete in one of the world's most competitive leagues, but also fortunate enough to be in a club situation where there are significant minutes available at his position. These circumstances allow for young players to make a lasting early impression on their club, and from there each player must focus on remaining consistent throughout the long, intense Prem season.
Here is look at 10 players who are likely to have breakout seasons in the 2015-16 Prem campaign. As a baseline, all 10 of these breakout players are either joining the Prem from a non-top five European league (i.e. the English Championship), or have appeared in fewer than half of their team's games in one of Europe's top five leagues through 2014-15.
Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres said he will fight for titles and that the club's performance level "should be better than last season."
Torres returned to his boyhood club in January after 7½ up-and-down years at Liverpool, Chelsea and Milan, in a loan deal involving both Chelsea and Milan in what he said was an effort to relaunch his career.
"It's difficult to arrive midway through the season, as I did last season. We all want to play, and in the end the coach's decision is fair,"...