Players of the Premier League Season So Far
We’re already well over halfway through the Premier League season, and the contenders for this year’s most important and valuable player are emerging. Let’s take a look at the top five players of the Premier League season so far – and don’t forget to use SportApp, the football reminder app, so that you don’t miss these stars in action.
N’Golo Kante – Chelsea
He was the engine that propelled Leicester towards their incredible title win last season, and Kante looks set to do the same thing for his new club, Chelsea. He does the dirty work in midfield, tidying up, making tackles and protecting his back four – but he’s as technically gifted as any attacking midfielder, picking out vital passes and consistently achieving high pass completion stats. If Chelsea walk away with the title, will Kante be recognised as the league’s most impactful player? Set your sports reminders now with SportApp.
Sadio Mane – Liverpool
Mane has eleven goals and four assists in twenty-one Premier League appearances this season – but it wasn’t until he was called away for the African Cup of Nations in January that his value to Liverpool became clear. Liverpool didn’t win a single match without him, but when he returned to the starting line-up in February, he managed to put two past top four rivals Spurs to secure a much-needed victory for Klopp’s team.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United
He’s too old for this league, they said. He’s been taking it easy in France, where the top team routinely win the league by the end of March. He’ll never be able to cope with the fast-paced, hard-hitting Premier League. As they have been many times throughout Zlatan’s long career, the critics were wrong. The Swede is currently one of the league’s top scorers with fifteen (just two behind the leader, Alexis Sanchez), and he’s shown he can cut it in this tough league. He’s been hailed as the natural successor to Eric Cantona – will he win the PFA Player of the Year just like the mercurial Frenchman? Don’t miss Zlatan’s games.
Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur
Alli is one of England’s rising stars, and at just twenty years old, there’s plenty of time for him to rise even further. He’s been a revelation for Spurs this season, overcoming inconsistency issues that plagued him last year to provide regular goals and assists. He famously scored a brace against Chelsea when Tottenham stopped their record-equaling run of wins, and Spurs have never lost a game in which he’s scored. He’s a vital asset, that’s for sure – but will he walk away with the award?
Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
Sanchez is currently the league’s top scorer, despite Arsenal falling out of the title race after Christmas. His unstoppable form has seen him bag sixteen goals and nine assists in just twenty-two appearances, making him the most valuable and impactful element in Arsenal’s attack. If he finishes the season as the league’s most prolific forward, surely there’s a chance of him being voted the year’s best player? Don’t miss any games with SportApp, the football reminder app.