Among the craziness that is the world we live in today, why not break down the top 50 players in the Premier League? There have been stellar new signings and players coming into their own as of late.
The rankings were determined by several analysts and a few different criteria ranging from current ability and form to future potential.
#20 – Adama Traore (RW, Wolves)
This campaign has been Traore’s breakout season. He has been a solid player for Wolves, but has really cemented his name as a top player in the league this season. He has contributed four goals and nine assists while being a key player in Wolves’ European qualification aspirations.
#19 – Jordan Henderson (CM, Liverpool)
Henderson is the captain of one of the best Premier League teams in history. He has been strong defensively as well, tallying the most tackles for Premier League Champions Liverpool.
#18 – Aymeric Laporte (CB, Manchester City)
Although Laporte has been injured for most of the season, there is no denying his talent level and influence in the Manchester City defense. Manchester City’s overall quality has dropped from last season to this season due to his absence. Laporte, 26, was named to the Premier League Team of the Season last year.
#17 – Riyad Mahrez (RW, Manchester City)
In his second season at Manchester City, Mahrez has solidified his place at the top of the team sheet. He has already increased his goal and assist tally from last season with 10 goals and nine assists this campaign. He has proven to be a consistent Premier League performer since his days at Leicester City and will continue to be a force.
#16 – Roberto Firmino (ST, Liverpool)
There is no denying the play of Roberto Firmino is not only one of the best in the league, but also in the world. His contribution of eight goals and seven assists isn’t as significant as his fellow Liverpool attacker, but he still makes a difference.
#15 – Harry Kane (ST, Tottenham Hotspur)
Remember when Kane was supposed to be a one season wonder? Since then, he has scored 25, 29, 30, 17, and 13 (injured) in the seasons to follow. He has suffered a drop in consistency this season due to injury and Tottenham’s disappointing performances. Still, at the age of 26, he is still one of the best strikers in the league.
#14 – Marcus Rashford (LW, Manchester United)
Rashford busted onto the scene a few seasons ago, but has taken big strides in his development. He has proven to be an attacking threat this season with 16 goals and six assists. Since the lockdown, Manchester United have been flourishing. With multiple attacking threats, it will open up the game for Rashford.
#13 – Bernardo Silva (RW, Manchester City)
Silva doesn’t light up the scoresheet (six goals and seven assists), but in a star-studded roster like Manchester City, he doesn’t need to. He influences the game through tempo and his speed of play. His technical ability separates him from others in the league.
#12 – Alisson Becker (GK, Liverpool)
It should be no surprise that Becker is the highest-ranked goalkeeper. Last season, he was the Premier League Goalkeeper of the Season and looks to repeat that; tied for third in the league with clean sheets (13). Liverpool have the best defensive record in the league and some of that success should be attributed to Alisson.
#11 – Heung-min Son (LW, Tottenham Hotspur)
Son is one of the most electrifying players in the league. He has been a consistent offensive threat for Tottenham with 10 goals and 10 assists this season. He offers a lot of positive play when he’s on the ball and his dribbling skills are precise. Son has proven to be one of the best Asian players to ever play in the Premier League.
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