The main contenders of this season’s English Premier League best players 2017/18 are Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sánchez, Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa, Dele Alli, Philippe Coutinho, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen and the one and only Zlatan Ibrahimović.
The whole world is now cheering for the latest Premier League season of 2017-18. The fans wait to see some marvellous play by their teams and moreover by their favourite Premier League stars. Performance is the thing which makes a football player a great one. And to maintain their performance level, each of the premier league players pushes their limits with hardcore practice, the strict regime and invincible strategies on the ground. But some players are exceptionally well with their unpredictable skills which make them stand a little ahead of the other footballers of Premier League. When the world is busy at predicting who will be the star of the new season we already compiled a best player-prediction list with point-by-point analysis. And here goes the list of English Premier League best players 2017/18.
English Premier League Best Players 2017/18
We created this unique list of English Premier League best players 2017/18 while keeping in mind the player’s current fitness, performance in the club and international matches, stats of previous seasons and the upcoming Premier League season of 2017-18. We also keep in mind the analysis of their team-play attitude and game-making capabilities. So let’s hop on!
Premier League club Everton’s legendary striker Romelu Lukaku is not only an asset for his club but also for his national team Belgium. He is one of the only five players in EPL to score 50 goals before attaining 23 years of age and became one of the top scorers of Premier League. Lukaku made his debut for Everton in 2013 as a loan and the club permanently purchased him in the next season. Since then he scored 53 goals in 100 matches for the EPL team. Lukaku scored a marvellous hat-trick in the opening match of Premier League last season which is also the 12th quickest hat-trick in League history. He scored 25 goals in 37 Premier League matches for Everton last season which makes him one of the English Premier League best players 2017/18.
Brazilian attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is a gem of Premier League side Liverpool and without any doubt is one of English Premier League best players 2017/18. He made his debut for the club in 2013 and scored 34 goals in 138 matches till now. Liverpool fans give him the nickname ‘Little Magician’ for his awesome performance last season. Coutinho scored two awesome goals in the opening match of Liverpool in Premier League season 2016-17 which earned the club victory against star-studded Arsenal. He scored a total of 13 goals in 31 matches for the Reds in season 2016-17. While keeping in mind his recent performance, Liverpool signed a 5-year contract till 2022.
English midfielder Bamidele Jermaine Alli, or just Dele Alli, is one of the key players of the Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. He made his debut for the Spurs in 2015 and scored 28 goals in 70 matches since then. Ali scored his first goal of Premier League season 2016-17 against Stoke City in September last year and made his debut at UEFA Champions League for Tottenham shortly after. His awesome performance earned him the Premier League Player of the Month award for January 2017 and also made him one of the strongest English Premier League best players 2017/18. Dele Alli scored a total of 18 goals in 37 matches in the 2016-17 season of Premier League.
Alvaro Morata – Chelsea
The Spanish International has already scored 7 goals and 3 assists for Chelsea in his 10 appearances so far. He has arrived at Chelsea this season after spending last season with Real Madrid. Like Jesus, Morata has spent much of his career so far as the second choice to other strikers. He now gets his chance to be the main man alongside Costa. He too will be the contender for the Golden Shoe this season.
Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero is the key goal-scorer of the Premier League side Manchester City and is one of the English Premier League best players 2017/18. He is known for his attacking skills along with his marvellous speed which makes him of the best strikers of modern era. After leaving Atlético Madrid, he joined Man City in 2011 and scored a whopping 122 goals in just 181 matches for the club. Aguero scored his and his club’s season-opening goal on the opening day of the 2016–17 Premier League season. He scored 20 goals in 31 matches for Manchester City last season and is expected to maintain his marvellous performance and goal-scoring capability in Premier League season 2017-18.
Chilean forward Alexis Sánchez is one of the English Premier League best players 2017/18 due to his awesome performance in the league. He is not only the key-player of his national side but also the main goal-machine for the EPL club Arsenal. Alexis Sánchez made his debut for the club in 2014 and scored 53 goals 103 matches for the Gunners since then. Sanchez scored his season-opening goal and grabbed first assist last season for his club against Watford. He achieved Arsenal’s Player of the Season award in May 2017 for his marvellous performance in the Premier League along with his spectacular run in the UEFA Champions League. Sánchez scored a total of 24 goals in 38 matches for Arsenal in the 2016-17 season of English Premier League.
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
The Egyptian national and Liverpool forward Salah has scored 7 goals with 2 assists in his 11 appearances for Klopp’s side. Salah has been one of Roma’s best players for the last two and a half years after his transfer from Premier League reigning champions Chelsea. He is set to make the Reds even more of a threat on the counter-attack after having scored 15 Serie A goals last season with 11 assists. He is one of the few new players to be named as the best player of the season.
Belgian attacking midfielder Eden Hazard is considered as one of the best footballers of modern times and is also one of the main contestants of Premier League best players 2017/18. He joined the premier league side Chelsea in 2012 and already scored 57 goals in 174 games for the Blues. Hazard scored his first goal in Premier League match against Newcastle United on August 2012 and became one of the youngest goal-scorers of Premier League. He scored a season-opening penalty for Chelsea last season against West Ham United. Eden Hazard achieved the award of Premier League Player of the Month for October last season with his awesome performance. He scored 16 goals in 36 matches for Chelsea last year.
English Forward and key goal-scorer of Tottenham Hotspur, Harry Kane, is the top scorer in the last season of Premier League 2016-17. He joined the Spurs in 2009 and scored 78 marvellous goals in just 113 appearances for the club. Kane scored in last season-opening goal in a 4-0 win against Stoke City and never stopped scoring after that. He signed a new contract with Tottenham in December 2016 and made his 100th English Premier League appearance in January the following year. Harry Kane achieved the award of Player of the Month for February 2017 and became the fourth player in league history to score 20 or more goals in three consecutive seasons. He scored a total of 29 goals in 30 matches last season and is one of the Premier League best players 2017/18.
Honourable Mention: Zlatan Ibrahimović
Who dares to complete the ranking without the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović? This marvellous striker joined the Premier League side Manchester United last season and scored 17 goals in 28 matches for the club. He is often referred as the third best player in modern football, only after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Zlatan scored his debut goal for Manchester on the opening day of last season’s Premier League against Bournemouth. He became the oldest player to score at least 15 goals in a single Premier League season in February 2017. It is now uncertain that Zlatan will stay with Manchester United for the upcoming season, but if he stays then he will surely be among the Premier League best players 2017/18.
The new season of Premier League will be full of excitement, and who knows if we are going to witness the rise of a new star? Whoever the golden shoe holder will be in the new season, some players will remain in the heart of fans due to their sense of gameplay and dedication towards their team. While EPL is known for its supremacy in world football, the Premier League best players 2017/18 are also the legends of modern times. So let’s hope for the best and don’t forget to cast your opinion in the comment box below.