Thariq Amir at World Soccer Talk:
ST: Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers)
Austin is the Premier League’s top scoring Englishman. Not a bad accomplishment considering he’s playing at a struggling club. Like de Gea for United, QPR would not have the points tally they currently enjoy if it wasn’t for Austin. He netted a crucial hat-trick against West Brom, scored the winning goal against Sunderland and Leicester, struck a brace against Aston Villa, was crucial in earning QPR a point against champions Manchester City and earned his side a victory against Burnley (before being sent off against Sean Dyche’s side). An argument can be made that Austin is directly responsible (or at the very least played a huge part) for 16 of QPR’s 18 points.
The most pleasantly surprising player so far this season.