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Top 50 Players in the Premier League: #40-31

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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.

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#40 – Mateo Kovačić (CM, Chelsea)

Kovačić has really come into his own this season with Chelsea. He’s third in total passes among Chelsea players in the 2019-20 season. Not only that, but he’s also third on the team in total tackles. He can contribute to goals as well with one goal and three assists to his name.

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#39 – Kyle Walker (RB, Manchester City)

Manchester City recently acquired João Cancelo to push the competition at the right back position, but Walker has proven he’s one of the best the Premier League has to offer. He hasn’t relinquished his starting role just yet and he doesn’t look to do so anytime soon. His pace coupled with his defensive abilities and experience make him one of the best at his position.

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#38 – Danny Ings (ST, Southampton)

One of the most underrated players in the league is Danny Ings. He has already doubled his goal tally from the previous season (7) and reached a mark in the Premier League that he’s never done before: 15 goals. He has been on loan at Southampton, but its been perfect for his development. He leads Southampton in goals and shots by large margins.

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#37 – Raúl Jiménez (ST, Wolverhampton)

This is the second season in the Premier League for Jiménez, and in the second season he’s reached 13 goals. This is an impressive mark for any striker, let alone a newly promoted team that’s been over-performing. His goal tally is more than doubled second on Wolverhampton. He also is second in assists with a total of six.

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#36 – David de Gea (GK, Manchester United)

David de Gea has been one of the only bright spots over the last few years for Manchester United. His form has dipped as of late, but his talent levels are still there.

He still in the top ten in terms of clean sheets in this current season. With his team finding new form, it’s only a matter of time before he gets to the same level of play.

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#35 – Ricardo Pereira (RB, Leicester City)

Leicester City have been over-performing this season and that’s in part due to stellar defensive play. In key defensive stats such as clearances (3rd), interceptions (2nd), and tackles (1st); he features in the top three in all those categories on Leicester. On top of that, he leads the league in tackles.

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#34 – Wilfred Ndidi (CDM, Leicester City)

Similar to Pereira, Ndidi features in the top three on Leicester City in key defensive stats: Tackles (2nd), aerial battles won (3rd), and interceptions (1st).

He’s been a pivotal piece in the midfield as he sits just in front of the defense. At the age of 23, Ndidi plenty of time to find his form and will flourish in the future.

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#33 – Rodrigo Hernández Cascante (CDM, Manchester City)

As a new signing for Manchester City, Rodrigo has settled in nicely. He’s come in and proven to be worthy of a starting role. For his position as a central defensive midfielder, he is exceeding in all the right stats.

He not only leads his team in passes completed, but is second overall in the league. Defensively, he’s second on Manchester City in tackles and aerial battles won, while also third in interceptions. At the age of 23, he is already a key player on one of the best rosters in the league.

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#32 – Anthony Martial (ST, Manchester United)

This is Martial’s second season in a row with 10+ goals in the Premier League and the third season overall in his career. He has proven to be electrifying when he’s on the ball for Manchester United and is consistently one of their most positive players.

He is second on the team in both goals and shots, and is the clear-cut starter for the striker position. His dribbling skills give the attack an extra boost when they need it.

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#31 – Georginio Wijnaldum (CM, Liverpool)

Wijnaldum is part of one of the most dominant sides we’ve seen in the Premier League. He is an engine for this side, despite not dazzling on the stat sheet like some of his teammates. Out of his 28 appearances, 26 have been wins. He would improve any midfield in the league and earns his spot at Liverpool every time he’s on the pitch.

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Tyler McDonald

Tyler McDonald is a student at Ringling College of Art and Design, where he is studying and pursuing a degree in film. He began his writing career with The Athletes Hub.

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