From Harry Kane to Kevin de Bruyne: Ranking the 5 top performers of EPL 2020-21
The English Premier League 2020-21 has come to an end, with Manchester City crowned the champion. Overall, it was a torrid and competitive season, with the sides and players waiting until the final matchday to determine their fate. However, who were the standout players of the season?
Manchester City continues to rejoice after lifting its seventh league title, as the all-intense 2020-21 season of the English Premier League has come to an end. The sides had to wait until the final matchday to seal their European fate, as the players fought hard until the end for the supremacy of their respective clubs.
Like any other season, the credit goes to the players for their incredible dedication and performance for their sides. Consequently, we take a look at the top performers of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur did not have the best season, as it was highly inconsistent throughout. Although it managed to finish in the seventh spot and seal the European berth, it would expect better in the coming season. Nonetheless, much of the credit goes to its English striker Harry Kane, who finished as the top scorer of the competition for the season, scoring 23 goals. Meanwhile, his future with Spurs remains unclear, as second-placed Manchester United is seemingly stepping up to land him at Old Trafford next season.
Bale would have wished for a better return to the EPL. Although he could not lead his side to the UEFA Champions League, he was one of the active players at the club and earned more game time than he would have with Real Madrid. While he could manage just 11 goals this season, he was highly active among goal scorers. He took 83 minutes per goal, which was considerably better than the second-placed Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City (121).
The Portuguese midfielder has been consistent with his gameplay since last season, while he played his part again this season. Scoring 18 goals and finishing as the side's highest scorer, besides helping the side finish second, he also created the most chances this season (20), making him the most impactful player of the season.
The Manchester City goalkeeper was the standout performer on the goalline. Having maintained a clean sheet for half of the season (19), he deserves all the applause and credit for leading his side to the championship win.
Kevin de Bruyne
The Belgian midfielder was a force for City throughout the season. Although he did not finish among the top goal-scorers, his consistency with his passing throughout the season was highly commendable, with a rating of 3.2, marginally above second-placed Jack Grealish of Aston Villa (3.1).
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