This season provided a lot of excitements and surprises so far as we witnessed some shocking results along the way. Some players impressed while some flopped, so check out the best player for each team in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal (Kieran Tierney)
Arsenal have underperformed this season in the Premier League. However, there have been some key performances including the likes of Kieran Tierney, Bukayo Saka, and Emile Smith Rowe. I think that the youngsters of Arsenal have helped Mikel Arteta keep his job as it was under threat in the last few weeks. My pick for the best player would be Kieran Tierney as he has added some great qualities to the squad such as leadership, passion, and intensity. Also, he has been defensively solid, while displaying great attacking prowess and even scoring recently against West Brom.
Aston Villa (Matty Cash)
Aston Villa have had an exceptional start to the season, finding themselves in 8th position with two games in hand on most teams around them. There have been massive areas at both ends of the pitch, and that has come with signings. The signing of Ollie Watkins has given Aston Villa a good striker who will get them goals. It has helped Jack Grealish to be able to get more assists, and more importantly – collect more points. However, I have picked new signing Matty Cash as the best player so far this season for Aston Villa. He has been amazing defensively, and that is showing by Aston Villa having the most clean sheets. He has also given Villa more attacking strength when he overlaps and whips crosses into the box.
Brighton (Yves Bissouma)
Graham Potter’s Brighton side have had a mixed season so far, playing some terrific football and getting some good results against the top clubs such as Liverpool. The problem for Brighton has been winning instead of drawing key games such as their 1-1 draw against 10-men Sheffield United. This comes down to not taking clear cut chances. In my opinion, Yves Bissouma has been the best player for Brighton this season and is attracting interest from big clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool. His strength and technical ability have shown throughout this campaign, and he is key to Brighton.
Burnley (Nick Pope)
Burnley had a poor start to the season, with them being only two places above the relegation zone. The Clarets play a game where they try not to concede many goals and try to score from crosses into the box either by open play or set pieces. But Burnley has struggled with goals this term as they scored only nine, which is the second-worst in the Premier League this season. Nick Pope has been a great goalkeeper over the last few years and has been exceptional this year, making key saves and saving points for Burnley.
Chelsea (Ben Chilwell)
I continue my best player for each team in the Premier League list with Chelsea. Frank Lampard’s position as Chelsea manager at the moment looks to be under threat. Chelsea have had some good performers so far this season, including some of the older players in the dressing room. On the other hand, some of the younger ones have thrived occasionally. The key player for Chelsea this season, I think has to be Ben Chilwell. He has come in and done quite well, scoring a few goals along the way. Still, there are some questions about his defensive weaknesses.
Crystal Palace (Wilfried Zaha)
Crystal Palace have had a steady start to the season, sitting in 14th place, but well clear of the relegation zone. But the fans have been irritated with the way Hodgson sets up his team as they see it as them not using creative players to the best of their advantage. Wilfried Zaha has been a key player for the Eagles for the last few years and has been playing as a striker this season. I think he has been playing well linking with summer signing Eberechi Eze. I think the two have been the standout players, but Zaha has been the one that has been scoring big goals for Palace this season.
Everton (Dominic Calvert-Lewin)
Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton have surprised quite a few times this season as they look to become a side fighting for Europe and potentially winning a trophy shortly. He has brought in world-class talent in the likes of James Rodriguez and Allan, who he had previously managed. The most influential player this season, in my opinion, has been Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has made a name for himself under Ancelotti. He has scored 11 goals for the Toffees this term, which is only two goals away from his last season’s tally.
Fulham (Ademola Lookman)
Fulham haven’t had the greatest start to their return back to the Premier League so far. Still, they have shown some promising performances such as beating Leicester and getting a point against the champions. Lookman was slated and criticized after his Panenka penalty was saved in the last minute of the game against West Ham, the game they lost in the end. But he has been a very bright spark since then with his pace and skill being able to take on players and making key passes.
Leeds United (Patrick Bamford)
Marcelo Bielsa has taken Leeds into the Premier League and has changed the football in the PL this season. He has brought a fast attacking style of play which has been given lots of praise even after being beaten 6-2 at Old Trafford by rivals Manchester United. There have been lots of key players in this season such as Kalvin Phillips, Mateusz Klich, and Jack Harrison. However, the key one that stands out for me is Patrick Bamford. He has scored ten goals in 17 appearances in this campaign, which is quite impressive, considering it has been his first full PL campaign.
Leicester United (Harvey Barnes)
The Foxes have been excellent this season so far, finding themselves in a UCL position at the moment. They have a great mix of youth and experienced players. A perfect example of this would be the partnership of Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana. They have created a good foundation for Leicester to strive and do well in the games so far. Their attacking quality has been amazing, with the likes of Jamie Vardy, James Maddison, and Harvey Barnes. Harvey Barnes has added goals to his game which is propelling his game and making him a better player. As a result, he is attracting interest from big clubs.
Liverpool (Andy Robertson)
Liverpool haven’t had an easy ride so far in this campaign due to lots of injuries to key players in key areas, mainly on defence. Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez are sidelined for a long time, which has left a big gap to fill for Liverpool with at least seven different players playing in the centre-back position. The attacking side has been playing well as usual, but Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have been missing a few clear cut chances in big games this season. I think Andy Robertson has been the best player for Liverpool so far because of how well he has defended, compared to players like Trent-Alexander Arnold. Robbo has offered the same quality of attacking power as in the previous years, getting five assists thus far in the PL.
Manchester City (Ruben Dias)
My best player for each team in the Premier League list continues with the player who recently came to England. Manchester City have recently looked that they could be in a title charge this season following the performances they have put in against Chelsea and Manchester United. The key to these displays has been the stellar defensive show by Ruben Dias and John Stones, who have been great this season for Guardiola’s side. Ruben Dias came to the team in the summer transfer window from the Portuguese side SL Benfica for a large fee. It seems that the big fee paid off completely, as Dias he is making a massive impact for City this season.
Manchester United (Bruno Fernandes)
Manchester United have been a much different side to previous years. They are doing well in the Premier League this season and have a chance to go top of the league if they win against Burnley on Tuesday night. Manchester United added depth to their squad in the summer, which has been a key to their success this year. Solskjaer has been able to rotate and keep players fit. Bruno Fernandes has been the crucial player for the Red Devils, and in my opinion, he has been one of the best players in the world, at the moment. He had more goal contributions than games in the Premier League, which is an amazing stat!
Newcastle United (Karl Darlow)
Newcastle experienced a slow start to the Premier League this season. That could be down to the tactics which Steve Bruce has created for the team, or it could also have something to do with the injury of a star player – Allan Saint-Maximin. The standout player for me this season has been goalkeeper Karl Darlow. He made the most saves with having over 200 shots on goal that he has faced, which is a tremendous result. He has also kept regular No. 1 goalkeeper Martin Dubravka out of the team.
Sheffield United (Oliver McBurnie)
Sheffield United have had one of the worst starts to the season in recent history by not winning a single game in the Premier League. They have accumulated two points out of their first 17 matches. Some of the best players have been injured for a big part of the campaign such as John Fleck, Sander Berge, and Lys Mousset. Their attacking play has been quite poor, but one of the better players has been Scotland international Oliver McBurnie. Ollie has been a key in the link play for the goals which they have scored.
Southampton (James Ward-Prowse)
Ralph Hastenhuttl has changed Southampton for the better. He made some excellent signings and changed the way the Saints play. This was highlighted in the recent result they had against Liverpool when they won 1-0. The key player for me is the midfield maestro – James Ward-Prowse. He has mastered set pieces and scored from several free kicks, which has got vital points for them this season.
Tottenham Hotspur (Harry Kane)
Jose Mourinho has come to Tottenham to try and take them to win a trophy after the drought they have been on for 13 years. He has made a defensive initiative that has divided the opinions of fans and pundits. The key players have been Son and Kane as they are lethal on the break with their link-up play, providing assists for each other. Spurs recorded important wins by narrow margins this term, and Harry Kane has been vital in both boxes, winning aerial duels and scoring goals.
West Brom (Conor Gallagher)
West Brom are having a bad start to this season and have already switched managers. However, that didn’t change much. Sam Allardyce has created a defensive set that hasn’t worked that well as they have conceded a lot of goals since he has come in. Conor Gallagher has been a good player for the Baggies this year, playing in the midfield role. The youngster added two goals to his name.
West Ham (Angelo Ogbonna)
West Ham have a great start to the season due to the hard-working mentality and making it hard for other teams to break them down. The summer signings have helped them a lot this season. Tomas Soucek scored some goals for the Irons when they have needed it the most. Angelo Ogbonna has been a crucial part of the West Ham team since David Moyes has come in. Ogbonna has been commanding and a real leader to his teammates.
Wolves (Romain Saiss)
I conclude my best player for each team in the Premier League list with Wolverhampton. Wolves have missed some key players this season, either by selling them this summer or losing them to injury. Raul Jimenez’s injury has been devastating for Wolves as they have lacked a proven goal scorer. Romain Saiss contributed from centre back this season, with three goals from corners and other set pieces. He has also been very solid on defence alongside Connor Coady.
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