THE top 10 players in the Premier League have been ranked following a sensational campaign in the English top-flight. After a three-month gap in play due to the coronavirus in mid-March, Premier League action resumed on June 17, before reaching a sumptuous conclusion on Sunday.
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Liverpool, who had already been crowned champions for the first time in 30 years on June 25, capped off on 99 points for the season after overcoming Newcastle 3-1 on the road. The top-four in the race to Europe was concluded on the day, with Manchester United and Chelsea the two teams rounding off the placings behind Manchester City and The Reds.
Following this high-octane finish ahead of the new campaign which is scheduled to start on September 12, the top 10 players in the Premier League have been ranked, using data from WhoScored.com which rates each player using an average match rating. Check out below:
10. Harry Kane, Spurs – 7.33 rating
The England skipper had his campaign disrupted by injury but still managed 18 goals in 29 games.
9. James Maddison, Leicester City – 7.34 rating.
The former Norwich City man bagged six goals and three assists for the campaign and has just been rewarded with a new £110 000-a-week contract.
8. Marcus Rashford, Manchester United – 7.35 rating
The strike ace, who has also been putting impressive work in aid of underprivileged youngsters, has managed 17 goals and seven assists in an impressive term for the Red Devils.
7. Raheem Sterling, Manchester City – 7.35 rating
Even with a dry spell in front of goal, Sterling finished the domestic campaign with 20 goals; making 2019/20 the best goalscoring season of his career.
6. Mo Salah, Liverpool – 7.40 rating
Although he didn’t win a third Golden Boot on the trot, Salah was able to net 19 times, while laying on ten for his colleagues, as played a critical role in leading Liverpool to domestic glory.
5. Sadio Mane, Liverpool – 7.45 rating
The Senegalese forward scored 18 times, many of which were crucial goals en route to the Merseysiders’ eventual league triumph at Anfield. He also registered seven assists throughout the season.
4. Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City – 7.48 rating
The Algerian put in a strong second season in the sky blue of Manchester, for the Algerian, who bagged 11 goals and nine assists in 21 starts.
3. Adama Traore, Wolves – 7.49 rating
The winger had his most fruitful season, to date, for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. He ended the recent campaign with four strikes to his name and managing nine assists. assisting nine times, seven of which were for Jimenez to find the net.
2. Ricardo Pereira, Leicester City – 7.50 rating
The Portugal international was superb for the Foxes in the season just gone and his absence was sorely felt when he was sidelined through injury in the latter stages.
1. Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City – 7.97 rating
Many believe he’s been the best player in the league in 2019/20 by a country mile and it’s hard to disagree. His 13 goals and 20 assists might just result in the Belgian international picking up the PFA Player of the Year award for the first time.