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Top Five Influential Players in the Premier League So Far

The Premier League has been underlined by its intrigue and competitiveness compared to other Leagues in Europe and beyond. The English top flight is arguably the hardest League in world football with multiple teams gunning for the title every season.

It’s evidently tough for Premier League players to remain consistent and launch their respective teams towards the top of the table. More often than not, clubs recruit players from divisions across Europe, but very few of these players actually prove their worth in the League.

Even current Premier League stars have a tendency to switch off and produce lackadaisical performances. But whilst some players disappoint their respective outfits, the English top flight remains stocked with sensational players.

Without further ado let’s look at the top influential players so far this season;

Kevin De Bruyne

Having signed from Wolfsburg last season for a fee within the region of £50m, the Belgium international is one of the few players in world football that has lived up to his billing.

His 10 goals and 20 assists in the 2014/2015 season attracted Manchester City’s attention. Since his arrival at Manchester he has proven to be a midfield catalyst for the club.

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Thus far he has scored two goals and assisted three in five appearances this season. He plays a key role in Guardiola’s side which sees him create chances for the strikers while also getting his name on the scoresheet.

De Bruyne dictates the tempo of games in a similar manner as his teammate David Silva. His ability to hit the back of the net is also a huge plus for City.

His influence at Manchester City can’t be overestimated; he’s truly one of the best midfielders in the modern game.

Sergio Aguero

Aguero is another Manchester City player who makes it onto this exclusive list of influential playes.

The Argentine striker is basically the deciding factor in Manchester City’s goal margin against any team. The likes of Lewandowski, Suarez and Ibrahimovic are one of the few players that can match Aguero’s potency in front of goal.

The Manchester City striker has bagged three goals in three appearances so far this season. It’s fair to say that he would’ve improved his tally in the League if he hadn’t picked up a suspension against West Ham.

Diego Costa

A cult hero to Chelsea fans, but public enemy number one to the rest of the League, Diego Costa has sparked a myriad of controversies ever since he arrived at Chelsea.

Costa appears to have eluded the new directives which were imposed by the FA at the start of the season. His aggressive showings on the pitch has not only created a string of talking points, but has also won Chelsea some valuable points this season.

We’ve not seen Costa like this since he first arrived at Chelsea. He appears to be on a high, scoring five goals in five appearances including an assist. He’s currently the joint highest goalscorer alongside West Ham’s Michail Antonio.

Costa has led Chelsea to three wins and a draw (which he single-handedly salvaged against Swansea). But he also hit the back of the net in Chelsea’s first defeat of the season which came in a 2-1 thriller against Liverpool.

Chelsea fans will be hoping that Costa can continue his string of decent performances in a bid to keep the team in the title race.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a name that strikes fear into the hearts of players around the world. He’s arguably one of the greatest players to have ever graced a football pitch. Ibra’s enigmatic nature has arguably followed him to Manchester United.

The 34-year-old has bagged 4 goals in 5 League appearances for Manchester United this season, often proving to be the difference between a win and a defeat for the Red Devils.

He has already begun to make his presence felt in England, by the looks of things, he’s one of the sure-fire candidates to win the Premier League golden boot this season.

Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku has staked his claim and earned the recognition he deserves as one of the best strikers in the Premier League. A Lukaku strike has more often than not proven to be the difference between a win and a loss for Everton.

The young Belgian star has already hit the back of the net on four occasions this season, and he doesn’t look like he’s ready to slow down his goalscoring pace anytime soon.

Under Ronald Koeman’s tutelage, he appears to be turning into the striker many have touted him to become.

His role at Everton will be quite pivotal to whatever Koeman hopes to accomplish in his first season in charge at Goodison Park.

About the Author Moha

Hardcore fun of the beautiful game. Played soccer for different clubs in my country before hanging up my boots. Now writer for My Soccer HQ

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