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The best players from each of the top six Premier League teams

Thursday 25th May 2017
The Premier League season already culminated last week with Chelsea taking over the title from Leicester City. The entire season was filled with drama, ecstasy, and expectations until some final weeks.

This season saw many of the English top flight clubs opting for new talents as well as managers. Well, of course not all of them lived up to their expectations but, there are some players who always kept their clubs in sight.

Some of these guys may not be very consistent, though they have made their presence felt whenever they played. So, here we present a list of the best players from the top six Premier League clubs.

1. Chelsea – N'golo Kante

Yes, I'm going with the flow here. Kante has won all the major player of the year awards in the country. And it's easy to see why. He was the driving force with Leicester in their title winning season a year ago and it didn't change for the Frenchman when he switched to Chelsea in the summer transfer window. He was again phenomenal in Chelsea's midfield.

We're all aware of the Frenchman's industrious nature in the middle of the park. Not only this, he can outwit almost any opponent in a one on one situation. His interceptions and tackles are an added advantage.

Other honourable mentions: Eden Hazard, David Luiz

2. Tottenham Hotspur – Harry Kane

Perhaps the competition was so close here, with several candidates to consider. But, Harry Kane just edges out his teammates. Harry Kane once again claimed the Golden Boot by firing seven goals in his last two games. The Englishman has been the most clinical striker in the Premier League and scored many of the crucial goals for Spurs this season. Despite being absent for several weeks at the start of the season, Kane still managed to emerge as the top scorer of the league and that's what makes him the right candidate for Tottenham's best player.

Other honourable mentions: Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min, Jan Vertonghen

3. Manchester City – Kevin De Bruyne

Well, this season was sort of a rollercoaster ride for Manchester City. They started off really well but, as the league progressed they began to fall apart to some of their inferior opponents. Now talking about individual performances, De Bruyne escalates all his fellow counterparts. He has been a complete and consistent player under Pep Guardiola. With six goals and 18 assists (top in the league), he is the player who's involved in most of the City's goals.

City's midfield has no shortage of class and experience. And in this season of underachievement where they had to settle for a third-place finish only; De Bruyne has been a shining light for them.

Other honourable mentions: Sergio Aguero, David Silva

4. Liverpool – Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane turned out to be a Jurgen Klopp's ‘gem'. Considering the transfer fee Liverpool paid (£34m) for him, he was a real steal for Merseyside club. Mane was a perfect fit in Liverpool's attack. The attacking trio of Mane, Firmino, and Coutinho has scored 37 goals this season, which is almost the half of the goals Liverpool managed to score in the whole season. And Mane was an integral part of this deadly threesome, which makes him the best signing as well as the best player for Liverpool because he delivered according to the expectations. Perhaps I think his injury in the final weeks of the season cost Liverpool the third place.

Other honourable mentions: Philip Coutinho, Joel Matip, Georginio Wijnaldum.

5. Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez – clear winner here no doubts. The Chilean single-handedly carried the Gunners' forward line many times this season registering 24 goals and ten assists. That made him the most contributing among the entire Arsenal squad. The forward proved that he is not only a goal poacher but a skilful and creative player as well.

Other honourable mentions: Laurent Koscielny

6. Manchester United – Antonio Valencia

Well, Manchester United may have finished the season outside the top four yet again but, there has been a tremendous improvement in the squad and there have been some very consistent players throughout and Antonio Valencia emerges as the winner here. He has been pivotal in his role at the right-back. If I'm correct, he hardly put a foot wrong. Depicted as the best right back in the world by his manager is the utmost representation of his hard work and performances. Valencia was a vital member of the United's defence that was the 2nd best in the league. While Ibrahimovic always stole the headlines with his goals, Valencia and co did all the dirty business at the back.

Other honourable mentions: Ander Herrera, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba
Zaid Pathan

A huge fan of Peter Drury's bombastic post-goal narration and an ardent football follower since his teens, Zaid believes the beautiful game is the best mode of escape from the daily hustle and bustle. He particularly loves to watch the Premier League and wants English clubs to dominate Europe again.

“Life may or may not be beautiful, but football surely is”

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