Premier League Top 10
In many lists of the best footballers in the world, there is a lack of players based in England. This is not down to a lack of talent, but is instead due to the fact that most of the world’s best currently play for Real Madrid, PSG, and Barcelona. The abundance of talent at these clubs often leads to deserving talent in the Premier League being overlooked for the top individual prizes.
The Premier League does however have incredibly talented players. The competitive nature of the league and high spending power of certain clubs has resulted in some of the best in the world calling the league home. With that said, here are the 10 best footballers currently playing in the Premier League.
We have taken time to compile the top 10 players in premier League, Below are the List starting from #10
#10 David Silva
At #10 comes David Silva who has consistently been one of the Premier League’s best attacking midfielders since his arrival from Spain in 2010. Despite his small frame, Silva possesses the ability to open up defences, and his intelligent play has been an incredible asset to Manchester City.
The 32 year old has contributed 50 Premier League goals, and despite his quiet reputation, Silva has grown to captain the team on a number of occasions. Even with the yearly influx of big money additions at Manchester City, Silva has remained an important player under Pep Guardiola, and he should still have a few more years at the top.
#9 Jan Vertonghen
At #9 we have the Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen, who decided to join Tottenham over rivals Arsenal in 2012, because Arsene Wenger intended to deploy him as a defensive midfielder. Vertonghen had no interest in playing in the more advanced position, and has justified the snub by becoming arguably the best defender in the Premier League.
The 31-year-old is exceptional in the air, and he often uses his strength to dispossess opposing strikers. The centre back is also excellent with the ball, and his accurate passes often start Tottenham’s attacks. The defender will likely see out his career in England, becoming one of Spurs’ all time best.
#8 Mesut Ozil
At #8 is Mesut Ozil who remains a divisive figure among many football fans, however when he is playing in his preferred number 10 role, there are few better than the German.
The 30 year old continues to be among the chief creators in the Premier League, and no-one has produced more assists since he made his Arsenal debut back in 2013. With the playmaker recently retiring from international duty, we may now see an even deadlier Ozil in the Premier League.
At #7 we have N’Golo Kante. Over the last 3 years, N’Golo Kante has played vital roles in 2 Premier League triumphs, in addition to France’s dominance of international football. The midfielder offers very little in terms of goals and assists, however his work off the ball is arguably the best in the world.
The 27 year old often leads the league with tackles made, and his intelligence and positional sense often results in him winning the ball back for his side. The midfielder seems to only be getting better, and he will be Chelsea’s main man in midfield for at least the next 5 years.
#6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
We have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang taking the #6 position. The Arsenal forward has been in the Premier League for less than a year, however the Gabon international has already established himself as one of the most feared players in the league.
Aubameyang earned his move to London thanks to 5 free scoring seasons in Germany, and the striker has incredibly increased his strike rate, and in what many consider the world’s toughest league.
#5 Mohamed Salah
At #5 we have Mohamed Salah who produced one of the best individual performances of all time in the 2017-18 Premier League season.
The Egyptian scored a stunning 32 goals in just 36 outings, as his pace, dribbling and finishing ability proved too much for Premier League defences. Aged just 26, Salah will continue to improve, and this time next year he may be the best player in England.
#4 Sergio Aguero
We have Sergio Aguero at number #4 His consistency in the Premier League has been unparalleled by other forwards over the last decade. The Manchester City striker has already hit 149 Premier League goals in only 216 games so far, and the Argentine currently shows no signs of slowing down.
Last season was his best ever in terms of goals per minute, and he has successfully adapted to Pep Guardiola’s famous system. Premier League defender’s can expect to be tormented by the 30 year old for at least a few more years.
David De Gea at number #3. He arrived in Manchester back in 2011, many fans and pundits alike argued that the young goalkeeper was not good enough for the Premier League. The Spaniard however continued to develop, and he is now Manchester United’s best and most valuable player.
De Gea’s incredible shot stopping ability has allowed him to produce some of the best saves we have ever seen in the Premier League, and the 27 year old’s performances have resulted in the Spaniard being named in the PFA Team of the Season on 5 different occasions.
If the Spaniard continues his career on it’s current upward trajectory, he will surely become the Premier League’s greatest goalkeeper of all time.
#2 Kevin De Bruyne
At #2 is Kevin De Bruyne. Football fans were handed their first glimpse of Kevin De Bruyne in 2013 when he briefly featured in Chelsea’s first team. He was soon shipped to Germany after only 3 Premier League appearances, and it was not until 2015 before the Belgian made his return.
The 27 year old wasted no time in showing his former employers what they were missing, as he quickly developed into one of the best attacking players in the world.
The Manchester City man demonstrates his incredible play-making ability on a weekly basis, finishing last season with 16 assists. De Bruyne will continue to grow under Pep Guardiola, however, he misses out on the accolade of being the best in the league to a fellow Belgian.
#1 Eden Hazard
As you might have expected we have Eden Hazard as the #1 player in premier League. Eden Hazard is without doubt the biggest talent in the Premier League. However, his consistency has at times held him back. This has all changed in 2018, as the Belgian has raised his game in every area.
The 27-year-old has been excellent in both the big games, and the games Chelsea are expected to win comfortably this season. He has already hit 7 goals in 9 outings this season, which has led him to be linked with a move to Real Madrid. If Hazard is able to continue his form over the next few months, he may even be a favoured contender for the Ballon d’Or award.