Top 10 Premier League Players To Look Out For in the 2022/2023 Season

Top 10 Premier League Players To Look Out For in the 2022/2023 Season

Nomso Obiajuru
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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The 2021/2022 Premier League title race came down to the final day of an extraordinary season, and Manchester City won, with Liverpool finishing second. The Premier League title race came down to the final game of the season, with only one point separating the two teams through to the final games.

Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City celebrates with the Premier League trophy
Manager of Manchester City Pep Guardiola celebrates with the Premier League trophy. Photo by Michael Regan
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Over 500 players have contributed significantly to their clubs' success in winning a title, and it is reasonable to conclude that the Premier League has some of the top talents in the world. These leagues constantly feature players that continue to astound fans with their remarkable skill, from offensive pitch kings to midfield maestros. The top 10 players to watch in the 2022/2023 Premier League season are listed below.

1. Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah is without a doubt one of the best players in the 2021/2022 Premier League season. If the Egyptian King's 23 goals weren't enough, he also had a pair of double-digit assists. In the last four seasons, the 30-year-old attacker has scored nothing less than 24 league goals per season. He will be expected to outperform his previous average league goals this season after signing a new long-term contract.

2. Son Heung-min

With more than 20 goals in the 2021/2022 Premier League season, Son successfully guided his team to next season's champions league campaign. The South Korean international has had one of his best seasons in terms of goal scoring, scoring 23 times in 35 Premier League games. Son is a strong contender for the Golden Boot again next season, as he looks to continue where he left off.

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3. Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese international may no longer be the superman we once knew, but he has had a good season at Manchester United, scoring more than 16 goals in the 2021/2022 Premier League season. Whether Ronaldo still has a future at Manchester United is not guaranteed at the moment but should he remain at the club, he will certainly give his all to help Ten Hag's side secure a Champions League spot in the 2022/2023 Premier League season.

4. Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne rediscovered his form in the middle of the season after regaining full fitness, and he was a key part of Manchester City's title defence, scoring nearly 15 goals and four goals in one match against Wolves. The Belgian will be aiming to improve on his previous season's performance while also assisting his club in defending their Premier League title in the 2022/2023 Premier League campaign.

5. Virgil Van Dijk

Because of his famed chase-down plays, the Dutch international has been largely recognized as the finest defender in the English Premier League. The physically talented centre-back was instrumental in Liverpool's second-place finish last season, contributing to a slew of clean sheets. After missing out on the Quadruple title, the 30-year-old defender is looking forward to helping his club win the Premier League among other trophies.

6. Trent Alexander-Arnold

Before his teammate, Mohamed Salah, grabbed it away from him, the English international came close to topping the Premier League in assists. The right-back was nothing short of a victory for Liverpool in the 2021/2022 Premier League season. His brilliance in link-up play with Salah on the right side was responsible for the majority of Liverpool's goals. Some have said that Alexander’s shot-creating movements make him a game-changer. He has a decent chance to keep this streak going in the 2022/2023 campaign.

7. Declan Rice

The Defensive Midfielder could leave the Hammers before the start of the 2022-23 season. However, it is reasonable to conclude that the 23-year-old international could still be plying his trade in England should he leave West Ham. The English International, who has a career-high in assists and is among the top ten tacklers in the EPL, is a player to watch in the 2022/2023 season.

8. Erling Haaland

Although he has yet to play for the Citizens, the Norwegian has signed a lucrative contract with the English Premier League. The striker returns to England after scoring 29 goals in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season. He joins a team that has won four league titles in the previous five years, and he is expected to do very well given the number of talented players in his squad.

9. Phil Foden

The 21-year-old England international has established himself as a crucial member of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City team. The 2021 Premier League Young Player of the Season may not have played in every game for Manchester City, but he is one of the English Premier League's naturally gifted players. He is one of the players expected to continue his excellent form in the 2022/2022 Premier League season.

10. Bukayo Saka

Saka, who was crowned Arsenal's Player of the Year in 2021, was instrumental in the Gunners' late-season turnaround in 2022. Saka's 11 goals and seven assists helped the Gunners offensively last season. In the 2022/2023 Premier League season, he is one of the young talents to watch.

Story written by Sports Brief contributor Ayomide Oguntimehin

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Team Lead- Football