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Ahead of Sunderland’s League One Play-Off final this weekend, here’s Charlton’s three to watch!

Here we go again, another play-off final against Charlton and another trip to Wembley. Which three Addicks players will be looking to continue our Wembley hoodoo and make sure we don’t banish the ghost of 1998?

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Lyle Taylor

League One Games/Goals: 43/22

The Addicks’ top scorer came top of our list of the top twenty League One players; he will undoubtedly be the main man to watch at Wembley for Lee Bowyer’s side.

With twenty-two goals and eleven assists this season, it’s quite baffling that Taylor was not included in any of the end of year honours such has been his form and supreme importance to Charlton this campaign.

Whilst he has an obvious eye for goal, Taylor’s main strength is his ability to bring others into the game; his strength on the ball allows Charlton’s more creative types to play off him, and his work rate is absolutely exceptional.

If the Lads are to gain promotion and finally break the Wembley hoodoo, then this is the man that needs to be kept quiet.


Joe Aribo

League One Games/Goals: 38/10

The highly-rated midfielder is expected to play his final game for Charlton Athletic this weekend - he’ll be wanting to go out with a bang by helping the Londoners gain promotion to the Championship.

Aribo has had an exceptional season and has been the focal point of all that has been good about the Addicks this term. With his ability to drive from midfield and push his team forward, he belies his young years.

Out of contract at the end of the season, Aribo has been linked to Manchester City, Arsenal, Rangers, Celtic and Southampton. As stated above, he’ll want to put in a performance on the big stage to further enhance his reputation and increase his likelihood of moving to the Premier League in the summer.


Krystian Bielik

League One Games/Goals: 33/4

Another player who could well be playing his last game in the red of Charlton Athletic is on-loan midfielder Bielik. Although he is naturally a centre-back, the Poland under-21 international has been used primarily in a defensive midfield position in League One and that has been a springboard to Bielik impressing at The Valley.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed an impressive season since moving from Arsenal and has been tipped to break into the first team at the Emirates by his current assistant Johnnie Jackson, commenting “I look at Arsenal’s defensive troubles and to me, I think he could definitely have a future there”.

Likely to continue to as Charlton’s anchorman at Wembley, his range of passing and strength in the midfield is likely to test Lee Cattermole and friends who will hope their experience will win out.