Zlatan Ibrahimović is often referred to as the third-best player in modern football, only after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
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 marvelous play by their teams and moreover by their favorite Premier League stars. Performance is the thing which makes a football player a great one.
- Romelu Lukaku
- Philippe Coutinho
- Dele Alli
- Alvaro Morata – Chelsea
- Sergio Aguero
- Alexis Sánchez
- Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
- Eden Hazard
- Harry Kane
- Zlatan Ibrahimović
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.
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!
10) Romelu Lukaku:
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. 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.
9) Philippe Coutinho:
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.
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.
8) Dele Alli:
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.
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.
7) 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.
He now gets his chance to be the main man alongside Costa. He too will be the contender for the Golden Shoe this season.
6) Sergio Aguero:
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.
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.
5) Alexis Sánchez:
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.
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. He also scored 24 goals in 38 matches for Arsenal in the 2016-17 season of English Premier League.
4) 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 also 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.
3) Eden Hazard – Belguim:
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.
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 also 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.
2) Harry Kane:
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.
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.
1) 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.
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.
So let’s hope for the best and don’t forget to cast your opinion in the comment box below.