Year in and year out in the Premier League, we as fans are blessed with the presence of truly exceptional footballers. Up and down the league you can’t really argue that we have some of the best talent in the world – yes we’re talking to you La Liga. However, some standout above the rest and these fellas in particular truly deserve to be in the running for Player of the Season.
It really is a testament to these players that they’ve been included on this list. After all, we’re pretty much the Oscars of football websites in terms of analysis so they should consider themselves privileged. With that being said, you probably all think we’re wrong no matter who we include…
If Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal tomorrow Wenger would probably sit in a bath listening to Dido non-stop whilst crying into the Chilean's old jersey. 13 goals, seven assists. Boom.
Are there many better left-backs in the world right now? Probably. Are they any better in England? Not a chance. Many thought Rose was done for when he went on loan to Sunderland, but that couldn't have been further from the truth. A proper defender.
A bizarre and somewhat underrated pick by many, but when you look at where Bournemouth are in the league table it's fully deserved.
The 25-year-old defender currently leads the league in both clearances and headed clearances, whilst also being in the top five for blocks. Solid as a rock.
He may look about 54 but Costa knows how to find the back of the net, simple as that. 14 goals by January is nothing to mess with.
Sadio Mane's nine goals and four assists only begin to tell the oh so lovely story of how the former Saints man has settled in brilliantly at Anfield. Who knows, maybe the forward could be at the club for years to come.
Eden Hazard is one of the most hormonal footballers on the planet and probably belongs on a Belgian sitcom. However, when he's on form, the guy is absolutely unstoppable. An average rating of 7.93 tells you all you need to know.
Because let's be bloody honest here, Zlatan is the king. He laughs in the face of those who deem the Premier League to be too difficult. Peasants.
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Would you just look at this collection of utter footballing royalty. I mean, some of them could use an attitude adjustment or some PR advice, but purely in terms of gifted ability they have done brilliantly this season. Will they maintain that strong form throughout the remainder of the campaign? Time will tell.