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UTN – Who is the best player in the Premier League?

The big talk at this current time is “Who is the best player in the Premier League” at the moment. Salah? De Bruyne? Ronaldo? The Undrafted football writers let you know their thoughts below!

Jamie Evans

Back where he belongs, Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals and dragging United through games. The greatest of all time.
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Cristiano Ronaldo

Salah this, Salah that, that’s all we are hearing. Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time. He was the best player in the world at United, continued to be the best player in the world in Spain, went to Juventus, and was the best player there. He’s now back in the Premier League and still doing the business at 36 years old. No brainer. Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the Premier League.

The man is inevitable. 

Mike Vicary

Salah celebrating his sensational solo goal v CIty. Best player in the league? Or even the world?
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The Egyptian King – Mo Salah

This should be an open shut case. Mo Salah. I’m going to go one step further and argue he’s the best player in the world on current form. 

Being a Liverpool fan I can tell you he has been frustrating to watch at times over the last few years. Although he bagged a ton of goals, there were times I found myself screaming at the tv when he ignored an obvious passing option, to instead chase the goals. Yes, he’s known as a goal scorer but he’s also got great vision and that was one of the reasons we originally signed him. So his poor decision-making left a lot to be desired over the years, especially for team chemistry.

This year though, his decision-making has made him in a league of his own. Time and time again he is making the right decision, which has led to 6 goals and 4 assists in 7 Premier League games (FPL assists). And he could have had a whole lot more. The game against City was a prime example of this. A few years ago he would have used Manes run as a diversion so that he could ping one with his left foot. This year though, he makes the right decision and feeds a blinding ball to Mane. And then later in the game scores an absolute wonder of a solo goal, reminiscent of his one against Spurs a few years back.

I now truly understand why a player is in their prime between the ages of 28-32, the penny has dropped and he is a player who has mastered his trade. Knowing Salah’s mentality, Harry Kane getting so many goals and assists last season will have motivated him to beat it this season, and at this rate, he’s got a great chance. He will no doubt go down as a Liverpool legend, and he’s currently making the case as the best right winger the Premier League has ever seen.

Danny Carr

City’s midfield maestro De Bruyne has shone year after year. Is he the best player in the league?
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Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne has been unbelievable since joining from Wolfsburg in 2015, helping Man City secure 3 Premier League titles, 5 League Cups, 2 Community Shields, and an FA Cup.

The Belgian looks so comfortable when he plays, whether it be attacking or defending. His ability to use both feet and the range of passing he has is really enjoyable to watch. 

His stats are very impressive for a central midfielder too, scoring 43 times and turning provider 78 times in 181 Premier League appearances for City. 

He dictates the flow of the game so effortlessly and creates plenty of chances for the forwards. In the 2020/21 campaign, he created 92 chances in just 25 games, ultimately getting just 12 assists from those created chances. 

The problem for City at the moment is their lack of a world-class striker. Signing a striker would give them a serious chance of becoming an unbeatable force and potentially make De Bruyne even better statistically.

Christian Obray

One of a kind. The man with three lungs. The Forest Gump of the Premier League.
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N’golo Kante

Phil Jones…No, seriously I would say N’golo Kante. My reason is that there is no player in the world who comes close to what Kante does on the pitch and what he brings to a team, be that Chelsea or France.

A lot of plaudits are always thrown about for those who get the goals and the glory but too often those that don’t seem to get overlooked. Kante for me is the best player in the Premier League for what I mentioned before, if you can’t have Kante in your team there are very few players in a similar mould.

Chris Juffs

Another vote for the Portuguese icon. Will Ronaldo drag United to a trophy this season?
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Cristiano Ronaldo 

Well let’s be serious here.. Cristiano Ronaldo will go down as one of the best players EVER. So it’s simply a no-brainer. He’s the best footballer in the Prem.

Since rejoining Manchester United, he’s single-handedly won games for them just down to his sheer talent and will to win. In fact, the only game he’s played 90 minutes and not scored in this season, was against Aston Villa (where he should’ve taken the penalty and scored).

The man oozes class. His mentality is second to none. Despite having a questionable manager, I still expect him to drag Manchester United to a decent season, and possibly even another trophy to add to his already full cabinet.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand gave his view on the debate just days ago, Click here to see who he chose!

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