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Premier League: Most Important Player for each side

We take a look at the top players for each of the PL sides, who might not be the best players of the side, but have meant a lot in how the team functions.

Last updated: 28.12.2020
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With the Premier League still ongoing in a pandemic-stricken Britain, it’s producing a league unseen in many years. The 9th position is just 6 points away from the top and with every passing week, the predictability factor of the PL is getting diminished. 

With this in mind, we take a look at the top players for each of the PL side, who might not be the best player of the side, but have meant a lot in how the team functions:

Arsenal – Thomas Partey:       Possibly a controversial selection to begin with. Many people would choose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal’s most important player.



Aston Villa – Jack Grealish:    This probably goes without saying, but Jack Grealish is Aston Villa’s most important player. Not many would argue that he is also the club’s best.

B&H Albion – Tariq Lamptey: Although Tariq Lamptey is new to life in the Premier League, the Chelsea academy graduate has impressed many a spectator.


Burnley – Dwight McNeil:      Keeping hold of Dwight McNeil is potentially the best piece of business the Clarets pulled off this summer. McNeil is a bright spark in a Burnley side who tend to struggle for creativity at times. He has a great left foot and gets crosses into the box as often as possible.

Chelsea – Edouard Mendy:  Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have looked a lot more assured at the back with the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes. Mendy has settled in nicely as Chelsea’s new first-choice keeper.


Crystal Palace – Wilfred Zaha: The easiest choice of the lot. Wilfred Zaha is undoubtedly the best and most important player at Crystal Palace.

Everton – Richarlison:   Having a plethora of options to choose from, whether it be the mercurial talent of James Rodriguez or the recent goalscoring exploits of Dominic Calvert Lewin. However, Richarlison is the player most important to Everton.


Fulham – Alexander Mitrovic: If Fulham can get Alexander Mitrovic firing this season, they will stand a much better chance of staying in the division.

Leeds United – Kalvin Phillips: Marcelo Bielsa has drilled his particular philosophy of being a system-based club into the entire club and its players. But ironically enough, the clubs most important player is a man who was already at the club before Bielsa took over. 


Leicester City – Jamie Vardy: The whole system has revolved around him since the Foxes arrived in the Premier League. Vardy was also regarded as the sides most valuable asset in their title winning season.

Liverpool – Mohamed Salah: Considered one of the best players in the World right now, due to his exploits since joining Liverpool, Mohamed Salah has led Liverpool to an UCL and a League win in the last 2 seasons.


Manchester City – Kevin De Bruyne: Tough call, but one of the right decisions in the list. KDB’s quality wins them matches. One of the best midfielders in the world, with his through balls and lob balls are beautiful to watch.

Manchester United – Bruno Fernandes: Bruno Fernandes saved Manchester United’s 2019/2020 season. Without him, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may not still be the manager of the club. Fernandes guided the Red Devils into the 3rd position to qualify for the UCL (which they fluffed recently) and transformed the fortunes of the club.


Newcastle United – Alan Saint-Maximin: Newcastle tend to set up to sit back and hope to catch the opponent on the break. Accepting the fact, they will retain the ball less than the side they are facing, Alan Saint-Maximin is a real bright spark in this current dark time for the club.

Sheffield United – Sander Berge: Sheffield United, like Leeds United, are a system-based side, proving difficult to determine a stand out player. Nevertheless, Sander Berge is too hard to ignore.


Southampton – Danny Ings:   There was not too much to split between James Ward- Prowse and Danny Ings here. Ultimately deciding on the sheer goal threat and return of Ings.

Tottenham Hotspur – Harry Kane:     A pretty simple selection here. Harry Kane has started this season better than any other Premier League player. He has been at the top of his game now for years and does not look like slowing down.


West Bromwich Albion – Matheus Pereira: Slaven Bilic did a remarkable job transforming the style of the club into an attractive, entertaining one and thus securing promotion to the first league. The man most influential in this change is midfielder Matheus Pereira.

West Ham United – Declan Rice: At only 21 years of age, Declan Rice has been a key factor in this good form of WHU. With a terrific start to the season, they have come up with remarkable results.

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Conor Coady: Coady has been one of the best signings in terms of value for money in recent memory.


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