After a long and thrilling season, we’re finally at the end of another impressive run of matches. The winners and losers have been drawn up and clubs have gone back to the drawing board. Its now time to look at which talents shone especially bright in fantastic individual seasons for each of their clubs.
Arsenal- Bukayo Saka
14 goals and 11 assists to his name in a season where the 21 year-old helped the Gunners climb up the table and challenge for the league for the first time in a while. One of the very few PL players to rack up more than 10 goals and assists during the season. The Hale End graduate has just signed a new deal at the Emirates and continues to be one of the best talents of this generation.
Aston Villa- Ollie Watkins
12 goals and 4 assists in the back end of the season to guide Villa to a historic European spot. The Englishman has been the central prong of Unai Emery’s rebuild of the club and is now attracting interest from European giants such as Bayern Munich. So richly deserved.
Bournemouth- Philip Billing
An achievement that hasn’t nearly been talked about enough is Bournemouth staying in the PL against all odds, their very own fairy tale. And at the middle of all of it, was Philip Billing. The box-to-box midfielder showed immense defensive capability while also bagging seven goals in an impressive season.
Brentford- Ivan Toney
3rd highest goal scorer in the PL this season and yet even that doesn’t tell the full story. Ivan Toney has finally hit his prime and seems to be in a league of his own. His suspension couldn’t have possibly come at a worse time for him or Brentford.
Brighton- Moises Caicedo
The second half of the season would’ve been much worse if Moises Caicedo wasn’t a part of De Zerbi’s team that’s for sure. Impressive all season around and able to fit a variety of roles from a classic number 6 midfielder to a roaming LCM. Just top notch work.
Chelsea- Thiago Silva
Chelsea haven’t been left with much reason to celebrate any accolades at the end of this season and has seen lackluster form from almost every single player. The one mildly bright spot throughout it is the ever-present Thiago Silva. The Brazilian has been integral enough to Chelsea’s plans to hold onto his spot even after the arrival of Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly and Benoit Badiashile.
Crystal Palace- Eberechi Eze
10 goals all season and 6 in the later stages of the competition when Roy Hodgson demanded a stroke of brilliance. Eberechi Eze has delivered at each and every point for the Eagles. Making his way into the England squad for the first time, its very evident he’s just getting started.
Everton- Jordan Pickford
England’s number 1 has had a busy season again, with only David Raya and Bernd Leno topping him in the shot stopping lists. Pickford has been instrumental in Everton barely surviving the relegation scrap and is bound to be in contention for their Player of the Season award.
Fulham- Joao Palhinha
What. A. Steal. That’s the only way you can truly describe Palhinha’s time at Fulham till now. Signing for a mere price tag of £20m, the Portuguese is the soul of Marco Silva’s team. Midfield versatility is being redefined by players like Palhinha and him managing to get Fulham as high as 6th on the table is testament to that.
Leeds United- Rodrigo
There were high hopes from the likes of Sinisterra and Bamford, but at the end of the day it ended up being Rodrigo who had the most impressive season out of a disappointing Leeds team. Bagging 13 goals, he showed strokes of brilliance at many points this season, something his teammates don’t have the privilege of saying.
Leicester City- James Maddison
Leicester has almost been a one man team all season. Harvey Barnes and Iheanacho being largely ineffective, its only been Maddison leading the charge for the Foxes. 9 goals and 8 assists in an injury-ridden season, a player of his calibre doesn’t deserve a relegation on his resume.
Liverpool- Mohamed Salah
19 goals and 12 assists in what’s supposed to be an off-season for Liverpool. The Egyptian is unbelievably good and is making a case for being one of the best PL wingers of all time already.
Manchester City- Erling Haaland
The most obvious choice on this list, Haaland managed to break every single record you could possibly think of in one season. The Ballon d’or is begging for his name on it.
Manchester United- Marcus Rashford
Erik Ten Hag’s true brilliance is showcased by his use of Marcus Rashford as an Inside Forward/Almost a number 9. The English international is enjoying his best season till date and has 17 goals to his name and a League Cup to cap it off.
Newcastle United- Bruno Guimaraes
The signing of the season last year and he has managed to guide the club to the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. There isn’t better quality in the middle of the park in the entire Premier League. Bruno Guimaraes is headed straight to the top.
Nottingham Forest- Morgan Gibbs-White
Almost every eyebrow was raised at the signing of Morgan Gibbs-White for a whopping £42.5m. Since then, he’s completed over 50 dribbles and over 200 passes into the final third while helping Forest stay up in the league. Money well spent.
Southampton- James Ward-Prowse
Even though the Saints’ 11 year stay in the Premier League officially came to an end, their captain did not disappoint at any step of the way. The dead ball specialist ended the season with 7 goals and 2 assists to his name as he gave it all for Ruben Selles’ side. Hopefully a big move is imminent for the 28 year-old.
Tottenham- Harry Kane
30 league goals for this abysmal Tottenham side. 47% of all goals this season scored by one man. Harry Kane deserves better, and hopefully he gets the same this season so he finally gets to add some silverware to his cabinet.
West Ham- Declan Rice
Every single season, he somehow comes back better. Rice is just simply sublime, a defensive midfielder on the level of someone like a Joshua Kimmich. David Moyes will be praying for a miracle to get him to stay.
Wolverhampton- Ruben Neves
Another holding midfielder who truly does deserve better. Big move imminent in the summer and he leaves as Wolves’ joint top goalscorer. Such a class act.