The Premier League is packed full of world-class stars who are capable of turning any game on its head with a magical moment. The likes of Manchester City and Chelsea have snapped up talented individuals that are capable of wowing their dedicated set of fans on a weekly basis and creating some truly unforgettable memories along the way.
Football is regarded as being the beautiful game after all and fans, therefore, want to watch the game being played in the most eye-catching of ways, while also producing the drama supporters crave along the way, too. Of course, underdog stories away from the Premier League such as the valiant effort by minnows Comoros at the Africa Cup of Nations and the smallest countries ever to qualify for the World Cup finals appeal too, but the vast majority of supporters watch the sport to be entertained. Luckily for fans of England’s top flight, there certainly isn’t a shortage of candidates who are capable of putting on a show, be it in an attacking sense or by showcasing a defensive masterclass.
Given the money in the game now, Premier League clubs have the ability to entice some of the top talents in the world to the English game. In previous times, the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona were the head-turners of European football, but given the issue surrounding both clubs and a seemingly weakened La Liga as a result, some of the most in-demand stars in world football are now plying their trade in arguably the best league on the planet. With that in mind, below is a brief look at five of the best players in the Premier League right now.
Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool
A beast at the back, Liverpool clearly felt Virgil van Dijk’s absence last season. With the Dutchman returning to action this campaign, the Reds have become a solid unit at the back once again. Virgil van Dijk’s ability is clear to see and he is the archetypal modern defender, but his leadership evidently raises standards in the team and his voice was certainly missed when he was on the treatment table. Put simply, Virgil van Dijk walks into every other major team in European football.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United
Despite some well-documented issues surrounding Manchester United at the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo is still a truly magnificent talent. Although we’re witnessing his final form and last evolution, the Portuguese star is a true legend of the game and is capable of having a devastating impact on any match. Some fans have doubts as to whether or not he’s suited to United’s squad and style of play, but Ronaldo is still one the best players around despite being at the tender age of 36.
N’Golo Kanté – Chelsea
When in full flow, there is no midfielder quite like N’Golo Kanté. Despite his small stature and shy nature, the Chelsea midfielder is capable of putting out any fires in the midfield area, while also becoming a driving force from that position of the pitch. Always smiling, Kanté is a joy to watch and possesses an engine like nobody else.
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
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We couldn’t really forget one of the most in-form stars of the Premier League in recent times, could we? In Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have one of the greatest modern-day talents the English game has seen. Perhaps the best player in the world at the moment when assessing current form, the Egyptian King is capable of giving elite full-backs nightmares for days with his sudden changes of pace and direction, while also illustrating a real killer instinct in front of goal. When Salah isn’t playing for Liverpool, you most definitely notice it.
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
A complete midfielder with a range of skills, Kevin De Bruyne is a delight. Capable of running the show from his familiar midfield area, the Belgian has excellent passing range, a great engine, he’s known to score goals, set them up, and also lead by example. Put simply, De Bruyne is the ultimate midfield package and one of the greatest midfield players the Premier League has seen.