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The Stunning XI Players that Set the Premier League 2022/23 Season Ablaze

The 2022-23 Premier League season concluded with Manchester City clinching their seventh title in 12 seasons, asserting their dominance in English football. Pep Guardiola continued his remarkable success by securing the trophy in 11 out of his 14 top-flight managerial seasons. Despite Arsenal’s impressive campaign, spending the most days at the top of the table without winning the title, they settled for second place.

Below are XI players who stood out the most among their peers.

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Goalkeeper- David Raya

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya had a remarkable 2022-23 Premier League season. Playing every minute, he made the most saves (154) and had the best save percentage (77%) among goalkeepers who played at least five matches. His accurate long passes benefited Brentford, as he completed 410, the most by a goalkeeper since 2017-18, with 174 finding forward Ivan Toney.

Right Back- Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier played a crucial role in Eddie Howe’s side securing Champions League qualification. Defensively solid and an exceptional supplier going forward, Trippier’s delivery and leadership qualities have caused constant problems for opposition teams. With seven league assists and one goal, he has been a vital outlet for Newcastle. Moreover, he led the league in progressive passes (275) and had the second-best expected assists total (11.8) alongside recording six assists from set plays.

Centre Back- William Saliba

William Saliba has had a remarkable debut season in the Premier League, proving his doubters wrong after loan spells in France. Alongside the equally impressive Gabriel Magalhaes, the young Frenchman has been a formidable presence for Arsenal. His injury undoubtedly impacted Mikel Arteta’s team, as they narrowly missed out on the title race to Manchester City. Saliba’s performances have showcased his talent and potential, solidifying his place as a key player for Arsenal in the future.

Centre Back- Lisandro Martínez

Lisandro Martinez, faced several doubts surrounding his ability and size as a top-level center-back in the Premier League, fast forward to the end of the season and he has silenced his critics with an above 90-percentile ranking in both tackles and blocks. Prior to his injury, he showcased his exceptional skills at the heart of the United defense. With his aggression, determination to win, and remarkable technical ability, Martinez has proven to be a valuable addition to this XI and the Premier League.

Centre Back- Thiago Silva

At 38 years old the Brazilian was the bedrock of a side that was constantly haunted by instability and chaos. Chelsea FC finished 12 but had it not been for Thiago Silva they would have dropped even lower in the league. With 91% passing accuracy and 1.5 successful tackles per game, he kept the hopes of the Blues faithful alive.

Left Back- Oleksandr Zinchenko

Zinchenko may not have added to his collection of Premier League titles at Arsenal, but he continued his impressive track record of consistently finishing in the top two every season he has played. From assisting Arsenal’s opening goal of the season to being heavily involved in the team’s attacking play, Zinchenko’s impact was evident. Despite missing several games, he contributed to 16 goals and led the league in progressive passes as a left-back, ranking highly among all full-backs for secondary chances created.

Centre Midfielder- Martin Ødegaard

Martin Ødegaard had a phenomenal season, doubling his goal involvement from the previous year with 15 goals and seven assists. Ødegaard became Arsenal’s highest-scoring midfielder in a Premier League season since Cesc Fàbregas in 2009-10. His integral role in Arsenal’s attacking play was evident through his involvement in numerous shot-ending sequences and his impressive through balls and lay-offs. Despite not winning the Premier League title, Ødegaard’s impact and value to Arsenal were undeniable.

Centre Midfielder- Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne once again showcased his genius this season, forming a formidable partnership with Erling Haaland that played a pivotal role in Manchester City’s impressive end-of-season form. He climbed up the all-time Premier League assists list, starting the season with 87 assists and finishing with 102 assists. De Bruyne led the league in assists and expected assists while also contributing 23 direct goal involvements. His connection with Haaland was particularly remarkable, with half of his assists coming for the Norwegian striker.

Right Winger- Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka has taken his game to new heights this season, becoming a key figure for Arsenal. At just 21 years old, he has showcased his exceptional talent by scoring 13 goals and providing 11 assists. Despite a slight drop in form towards the end of the season, Saka’s contributions were instrumental in Arsenal’s title challenge, pushing them closely behind Manchester City.

Left Winger- Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford has had an outstanding season, often carrying Manchester United’s pursuit of Champions League qualification with his attacking prowess. Despite initial doubts surrounding his form, he responded emphatically with a remarkable tally of 17 league goals. Rashford’s contributions were crucial, and he likely would have scored even more if not for unfortunate injuries towards the end of the campaign.

Striker – Erling Haalland

Erling Haaland‘s debut season in the Premier League has been nothing short of extraordinary. The prolific striker has left an indelible mark, scoring a record-breaking 36 goals and providing seven assists for Manchester City as they clinched the title. Haaland’s goal-scoring prowess has shattered numerous records, including the most goals in a season, surpassing long-standing marks held since the 1960s. His impact extends beyond goals, with his involvement in 44 goals equaling Thierry Henry’s record. Haaland’s remarkable statistics, efficiency, and impact have rightfully earned him the Premier League Player of the Season award.

Striker- Harry Kane

Harry Kane has enjoyed a remarkable season, surpassing Wayne Rooney in both the Premier League and England’s all-time scoring charts. He scored 30 goals, marking his second 30-goal season, and set several records along the way, including most goals scored away from home and most headed goals in a season. Despite Tottenham’s eighth-place finish, Kane’s individual achievements stand out. He led the league in shots and shots on target, while also surpassing his expected goal total by a significant margin. As he approaches 30 years old, Kane faces a decision about his future and the opportunity to chase Alan Shearer’s all-time goal-scoring record.

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Rushikesh Barje
Rushikesh Barje
A hopeless romantic in love with Manchester United.

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