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.
#30 – Fernandinho (CDM, Manchester City)
Fernandinho has been a workhorse and engine for this midfield for the last few seasons. He’s been steady this campaign as well. He leads Manchester city in three major defensive categories: Tackles (43), Aerial Battles Won (57), and Clearances (71).
#29 – Ederson (GK, Manchester City)
Ederson has proven himself over the last couple seasons as one of the top keepers in the league. He’s continued to be apart of a strong defense for Manchester City. Currently he’s tied for 5th in clean sheets among all keepers in the league with 9.
#28 – Jack Grealish (CAM, Aston Villa)
One of the more promising young players in the league is Jack Grealish. He’s been in the Premier League once before and is proving to be a valuable creative midfielder. He currently has 6 goals and 7 assists for Aston Villa who currently sit in 19th place. With Villa projected to go down, Grealish will be an eyeing a move to a big club.
#27 – Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB, Manchester United)
Last season Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sensational for Crystal Palace. The twenty-two year old right back is earning his worth to his new side, Manchester United. His tackling abilities are top in the league as he’s second in the league in total tackles. He’s already one of the top right backs in the league and has his best years ahead of him.
#26 – Fabinho (CDM, Liverpool)
Liverpool has a lot of depth to their midfield and Fabinho is one of the first names on the team sheet. He’s had his time to develop into a Premier League player. He’s a talented player on one of the best teams in Premier League history. He may not light up the stat sheet, but he’s an influential player.
#25 – Paul Pogba (CM, Manchester United)
If this was a list of strictly this season then Paul Pogba would have no merit to be on this list. However, his talent levels keep him relevant in the league and when healthy he’s one of the top midfielders in the league. Last season he was named to the Premier League Team of the Season.
#24 – N’Golo Kante (CDM, Chelsea)
N’Golo Kante is still one of the best players for Chelsea and is a driving force behind their top four aspirations remaining in tact. His play has fallen off from seasons past, but with this extra time to rest it may give him that energy we are used to seeing from the French engine. If he can reach his peak form once again then Chelsea will undoubtedly finish top four.
#23 – David Silva (CAM, Manchester City)
At 34 years old David Silva is on the downswing of his career. Despite that, he’s still one of the most consistent performers for Manchester City. Their team is loaded with depth so it’s no surprise they rotate the aging midfielder. With three goals and seven assists from 19 games this season, Silva will still be one of top names on the team sheet.
#22 – James Maddison (CAM, Leicester City)
The success of Leicester City can be accredited to a few different people, James Maddison included. He’s been the creative force in the midfield and at 23 years old he’s only going to get better.
He leads the team in shots (62) and is 3rd in tackles (53) which shows his commitment on both sides of the ball. With him being rumored to make a move to a big club, Leicester City is going to try to secure him to a long term deal.
#21 – Bruno Fernandes (CAM, Manchester United)
This might be a controversial choice for this list because of his small sample size, but his talent levels are up there with the best. In his first month in the Premier League he won player of the month. In only five games he’s third in total assists for Manchester United. He came to United at a time when they desperately needed a creative midfielder and has given the entire team a lift.
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