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.
#50 – Toby Alderweireld (CB, Tottenham Hotspur)
Despite the inconsistent play from Tottenham this season, Alderweireld has been and still is a rock at the back for them. He is one of the most reliable central defenders in the league.
Tottenham have been a consistent top four team over the years and Alderweireld has been there for each of those seasons. This season he leads his team in three categories: Passes, aerial battles won, and clearances.
#49 – Youri Tielemans (CM, Leicester City)
Tielemans has had a year to settle into his new club and has flourished. He is part of a group of really young, talented midfielders on Leicester City. They have exceeded expectations for this current season and sit third in the table.
He has three goals and five assists throughout the 2019-20 season. He is not a flashy player, but he has been impactful and has helped transform Leicester City into true contenders.
#48 – Bernd Leno (GK, Arsenal)
The German goalkeeper struggled in his first season at Arsenal, but slowly has worked his way to top tier status. Arsenal have been struggling in the league, but that’s not due to the play of Leno, who has seven clean sheets in the league.
With this time off, it should give Arsenal time to adjust their tactics and improve their defense. This will give Leno more of a fighting chance, as he has yet to reach his ceiling with Arsenal.
#47 – Joe Gomez (CB, Liverpool)
It’s no secret that Liverpool have had the best defense over the past two seasons, and Gomez has had a helping hand in that. He is the most underrated on the vastly talented backline of Liverpool.
At only 22-years old, Gomez has a lot of room to grow. He will playing alongside and learning from current PFA Player of the Year in Virgil van Dijk.
#46 – Leroy Sané (LW, Manchester City)
Although Sané was injured before the season began and was out for the entire season, he still makes this list. He is still one of the most talented wingers in the league, and at the age of 24, he has more to offer in his career.
In his last full season with Manchester City in the 2018-19 title winning year, Sané bagged 10 goals and 10 assists. His contribution up front and playmaking ability makes him a threat to any defense.
#45 – Dean Henderson (GK, Sheffield United)
Currently on loan from Manchester United, Henderson has been a force between the sticks for Sheffield United. He is part of the reason that Sheffield are over-performing in the league this season, as they sit in 7th on the table.
Henderson is currently second in the league for the 2019-20 season for clean sheets with 10. He is one behind the leader and is tied with Alisson Becker and Kasper Schmeichel.
#44 – Harry Maguire (CB, Manchester United)
The big summer signing for Manchester United made Maguire the most expensive defender. Is he worth it? While that’s still up for debate, he has proven to be a reliable name on the team sheet.
Maguire has put in better overall performances compared to the center backs over the last five years for United. He has also earned the respect of his teammates and his manager because he’s already been named captain of United.
#43 – Wilfried Zaha (CF, Crystal Palace)
The Crystal Palace central forward has been linked with a move to a bigger club like Arsenal or Manchester United for some time now. Nothing has come to fruition, but he continues to put in noticeable performances for a mid-table team.
Zaha wasn’t having a great season for Crystal Palace before play was suspended, but his overall talents give him claims on this list. He had 10 goals and five assists for Palace last season. His dynamic play could be elevated on a higher level team.
#42 – Lucas Digne (LB, Everton)
The former Barcelona left back has settled into the Premier League as one of the most consistent fullbacks. Digne has also proven to be a leader on an average Everton team.
In this current season, Digne leads Everton in assists and is second in overall passes. He is one of the best players on a weekly basis. At the age of 26, he has a little room to grow.
#41 – Tammy Abraham (ST, Chelsea)
After returning from loan, Abraham settled in as Chelsea’s top striker. He leads the team in goals for the 2019-20 season by a hefty margin with 13 and ranks in the top 10 of the Premier League. Chelsea are currently 4th in the Premier League due in part to Abraham’s goal contribution.
Once Chelsea lost their main playmaker in Eden Hazard, they needed someone to step up in his place with goals and Abraham has been that player. At the age of 22, he has much more room for growth and could be a top striker for years to come.
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