Dibo Elango: N’Golo Kante
Armaan Sodhi: N’Golo Kante
Starting off with Chelsea, we both agree N’Golo Kante is their best player. The dude’s just an absolute beast in midfield. He is always there when you need him too and covers up ground brilliantly. His only season with Leicester was no joke as the Frenchman won his 2nd straight Premier League title and Player of the Year.
Dibo Elango: Harry Kane
Armaan Sodhi: Harry Kane
Harry Kane is next, as he is obviously the Tottenham Hotspurs’ best player. Ever since his breakout year in the 2014-15 season, Kane has proven he is not a one season wonder. Scoring over 20 goals in 3 straight seasons, Kane is the main centrepiece in Tottenham’s attack. The young Englishman looks like he will continue to score goals as he takes Tottenham to new heights.
Dibo Elango: Kevin De Bruyne
Armaan: Kevin De Bruyne
Without a doubt, Manchester City’s best player is Kevin de Bruyne. De Bruyne is amazing in the midfield. On the offensive side he creates a lot of chances for his teammates and keeps defense on the backfoot. On the defensive side of the pitch he makes great tackles and wins the ball. Without him, Manchester City is not the dominant team they are currently.
Dibo Elango: Sadio Mane
Armaan Elango: Sadio Mane
For Liverpool, Sadio Mane is their best player. He is an absolute menace on the wing and his blistering pace can change the outcome of games. When Mane was not in the Reds’ lineup, they were not the same team without him.
Dibo Elango: Alexis Sanchez
Armaan Sodhi: Alexis Sanchez
For Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez is their best player. His ability to finish and set up teammates is what makes him so good. His ability to get behind defenses and his shooting range makes it hard for defenses to stop him. He posted amazing stats this year with 20+goals and 10+ assists. Arsenal need to retain this man or their offense will be in trouble.
Dibo: David de Gea
David de Gea is Manchester United’s best player. De Gea has performed very well since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in the 2012/13 season. He has become one of the world’s best goalkeepers and due to Man United’s squad, the Spaniard deserved a move to a much bigger, successful club.
Armaan: Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba was Manchester United’s best player this past season and will continue to be for years to come. He came to Manchester United for over 100 million euros and he did not disappoint. He helped Manchester United to a Europa League Championship and a berth in the UEFA Champions League. His ability to set up teammates with opportunities with pinpoint passing and his ability to shoot from distance makes it hard for defenses and midfielders to guard him.
Dibo: Idrissa Gueye
Armaan: Idrissa Gueye
Due to Romeo Lukaku’s departure to Manchester United, it was hard picking Everton’s best player. It was a tough choice, but Idrissa Gueye has proved that he was one of, and in this case, the best players on Everton. He has been revelation for the Toffees’ being a tank in midfield giving more possessions for the attacking midfielders and forwards to work with.
Dibo: Joshua King
Joshua King is AFC Bournemouth’s best player. No one predicted the season King was going to have, but he had confidence in himself to prove everyone wrong as he scored 16 goals in 36 appearances. Something even more surprising: King scored more goals last season than he scored his entire career(12). If he keeps it up, the former Manchester United player will finally find a home.
Armaan: Steve Cook
Cook has made himself into one of the best defenders in the league. The Cherries finished 9th this year which was a huge improvement compared to 2015-2016 season when they finished 16th. This huge improvement was mainly due to an improvement on the defensive side of the ball which was led by Cook. He has been linked to many big clubs, but plans to stay with the Cherries for a while. AFC Bournemouth may be enjoying success for a while now.
Dibo: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Armaan: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson is easily Swansea City’s best player. The Iceland native is criminally underrated racking up 9 goals and 13 assists in the Premier League last season. Without him, Swansea would have gotten relegated there is no doubt about that.
Dibo: Aaron Mooy
Armaan: Aaron Mooy
There’s no debate about this, Aaron Mooy is Huddersfield Town’s best player. He is currently the club’s most expensive transfer and the most expensive Australian player in history for a reason. The former Manchester City player will be key to the Terriers staying up in the league this season and will most likely not disappoint.
Brighton & Hove Albion:
Dibo: Anthony Knockaert
Armaan: Anthony Knockaert
We both agreed Brighton & Hove Albion’s best player is Anthony Knockaert. The Frenchman was amazing last season winning the championship’s player of the year. He had a total of 15 goals and 8 assists in 44 appearances; if Brighton has any chance of staying up, Knockaert needs to recreate his form that made him so good.
Dibo: Jonjo Shelvey
For Newcastle United, Jonjo Shelvey is their best player. One of the main reasons why he is the best player on Newcastle is he arguably has the most Premier League experience in the squad playing for teams such as Liverpool and Swansea City. The midfield is the centrepiece of the Magpies and will be a major part in their return to the Premier League.
Arman: Dwight Gayle
For Newcastle United, Dwight Gayle performed the best. He won Best Player for the English Championship League and on top of that led Newcastle United to win the league. He scored 23 goals for the Magpies this season. Newcastle’s success up top is due to Gayles ability to score and set up teammates for goal scoring opportunities.
Dibo: Kasper Schmeichel
Armaan: Kasper Schmeichel
In a very crazy year for Leicester City, Kasper Schmeichel is was their best player. The son of Peter Schmeichel, the Premier League winner was great in-goal even with the Foxes’ below average and aging backline.
Dibo: Wilfried Zaha
Armaan: Wilfried Zaha
For Crystal Palace, their best player is Wilfried Zaha. Zaha had his best season to date scoring 7 goals and adding 9 assists in 34 appearances in the Premier League. He was great in Crystal Palace’s escape from relegation. Having signed a new contract this summer, it looks like the Ivorian will continue to be Palace’s best player.
Dibo: Troy Deeney
Troy Deeney is Watford’s best player. The 29-year-old has proven himself to be good in both the Premier League and the Championship in his 7 seasons with the Hornets. In the team’s very diverse squad, Deeney is still the captain and there is a good reason why the still wears the armband.
Armaan: Etienne Capoue
Even though Watford’s season wasn’t the best, Capoue was one of the few bright spots in the Hornet’s season. Capoue was a menace in the midfield. His ability to defend and get up into the attack is what makes Capoue a very good soccer player.
Dibo: Virgil Van Dijk
Armaan: Virgil Van Dijk
For Southampton, their best player was Virgil Van Dijk. The Holland native helped Southampton on the defensive side of the ball. He won a total 67% of his battles and was a very efficient passer. If Southampton wants to continue this success, Virgil Van Dijk will need to have another stellar year on defense.
Dibo: Nacer Chadli
Armaan: Nacer Chadli
For West Brom, their best player was Nacer Chadli. The 27-year-old came from Tottenham Hotspur just a year ago and has already made an impact for the Baggies. He chipped in 5 goals and 5 assists in 31 Premier League appearances. The Belgian is already taking West Brom to new heights from a very boring, forgettable team to a somewhat entertaining side.
Dibo: Tom Heaton
Armaan: Tom Heaton
With Michael Keane leaving Burnley for Everton, Tom Heaton has become Burnley’s best player. Even though defense played a big part for Burnley to stave of relegation, Heaton performed the best on this team. He was very confident coming out of the goal with a 98% claim rate. Due to his success in-goal, Burnley conceded the second-least amount of goals of teams in the bottom half.
Dibo: Xherdan Shaqiri
Armaan: Xherdan Shaqiri
For Stoke City, their best player was Xherdan Shaqiri. Even though Shaqiri had multiple injuries last season, he is still their best player. In a down year for Stoke, he still managed to contribute 4 goals and two assists in 21 appearances. The Switzerland International has a ton of talent, he just hasn’t shown it to his full potential with the Potters.
Dibo: Manuel Lanzini
Armaan: Manuel Lanzini
For West Ham, we both agree on Manuel Lanzini being their best player. With Payet leaving, Lanzini had to fill in a big hole in the midfield left by Payet. He filled it in perfectly. He was very strong in the midfield creating chances for teammates and winning the ball (won 55% of duels).