The 2015 Premier League Positional Top 5

The crowds are waiting…women have passed out from the excitement…and some men’s bladders just couldn’t hold on…yes ladies and gentleman, it’s the return of the Premier League positional top 5!!!  If you’re new to the phenomenon then you’re in for a real treat, we here at bm23 sports reviews make a list of the top 5 players at each position in the Premier League, these are the elite players.

Goalkeeper

de gea save real

  1. David De Gea (Man Utd)
  2. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)
  3. Hugo Lloris (Spurs)
  4. Petr Cech (Arsenal)
  5. Joe Hart (Man City)

It didn’t look like De Gea would be on this list only a few days ago, however sadly for Courtois he is back to retain his crown as the number one keeper in the league.

Right Back

azpi cheeky

  1. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
  2. Seamus Coleman (Everton)
  3. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)
  4. Pablo Zabaleta (Man City)
  5. Matteo Darmian (Man Utd)

Azpilicueta managed to win the right back position despite the fact that he almost always plays left back for Chelsea, go figure.

Left Back

Leighton-Baines

  1. Leighton Baines (Everton)
  2. Luke Shaw (Man Utd)
  3. Aleksander Kolarov (Man City)
  4. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
  5. Monreal (Arsenal)

Baines gets it by default once more, and despite not having his best year last season he has still got his big nose and bad haircut out in front of the competition.

Centre Back

terry crying

  1. John Terry (Chelsea)
  2. Vincent Kompany (Man City)
  3. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
  4. Jan Vertonghen (Spurs)
  5. Winston Reid (West Ham)

Terry may have had a terrible start to the season; however he has been the best player the last two seasons in the Premier League and was arguably Chelsea’s most important player in their title winning season.

Right Midfield

sanchez bum

  1. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
  2. Pedro (Chelsea)
  3. Raheem Sterling (Man City)
  4. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke)
  5. Andre Ayew (Swansea)

Some really good players on this list and at the front of it is Sanchez who is arguably one of the best players in the league.  Lots of quality here.

Left Midfield

hazard ballboy

  1. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
  2. Son Heung-Min (Spurs)
  3. Memphis Depay (Man Utd)
  4. Yannick Bolasie (Palace)
  5. Jefferson Montero (Swansea)

Much like right midfield there are a number of really good left sided players in the league.  Hazard is the clear winner, however the rest are all really exciting players.

Defensive Midfield

matic tackle

  1. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea)
  2. Morgan Schneiderlin (Man Utd)
  3. Victor Wanyama (Southampton)
  4. James McCarthy (Everton)
  5. Daley Blind (Man Utd)

Matic is the standout player at this position, and it’s easy to see why Southampton had so much success last year when you look at two and three.

Central Midfield

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  1. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Man Utd)
  2. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
  3. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
  4. Yaya Toure (Man City)
  5. Yohan Cabaye (Palace)

There are some really good central midfielders in the league and a number of players had to be left off the list despite being of a good quality.  Not much between the top four, Schweinsteiger just pips the other three.

Attacking Midfield

silva thumbs up

  1. David Silva (Man City)
  2. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
  3. Juan Mata (Man Utd)
  4. Christian Eriksen (Spurs)
  5. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

Another number of really good players, however Silva has been the outstanding player at this position for the last two seasons and deservedly sits atop the pile.

Striker

aguero pointy

  1. Sergio Aguero (Man City)
  2. Diego Costa (Chelsea)
  3. Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)
  4. Harry Kane (Spurs)
  5. Christian Benteke (Liverpool)

I have to say that the strikers of the Premier League aren’t the best and it was a bit of a struggle pulling five players together who are of that high a quality.  Aguero is a class apart.

Overall

Overall there are 9 Man City players, 9 Chelsea players, 9 Man Utd players, 6 Arsenal players, 5 Spurs players, 3 Everton players, 2 Palace players, 2 Southampton players, 2 Swansea players, 1 Stoke player, 1 Liverpool player and 1 West Ham player.

Based on these figures you would think that the title will be fought out between City, Utd and Chelsea, with Arsenal close but just short.  I think the number of other teams in the league with a player in the top 5 says everything about how good the depth has been this season, with a number of mid table sides making big signings this summer.

If you’re interested there is only 8 English players in the list, which is shocking when this is where almost every English player ply’s his trade.  There are 9 Spanish players, 6 Belgians, 4 French, 3 Serbian, 2 Irish, 2 Argentinian, 2 Dutch, 1 Congolese, 1 Ecuadorian, 1 Italian, 1 New Zealander, 1 Chilean, 1 Swiss, 1 Ghanaian, 1 Korean, 1 Czech, 1 Kenyan, 1 German, 1 Welsh, 1 Ivory Coaster and 1 Dane.

It really is quite a multicultural list, which shouldn’t be too shocking because the Premier League is a very multi-cultural league.  The most shocking part is the fact that Spain has more players in the top 5 than England, which gives further reasons for why England is struggling so much in international football.  The way they develop players needs to be totally overhauled and rejuvenated because right now it isn’t working.

Premier League Best 11

GK-David De Gea

RB-Cesar Azpilicueta

CB-John Terry

CB-Vincent Kompany

LB- Leighton Baines

RM- Alexis Sanchez

LM- Eden Hazard

DM-Nemanja Matic

CM-Bastian Schweinsteiger

AM-David Silva

ST-Sergio Aguero

If you’re counting that is 4 Chelsea players, 3 City players, 2 Utd players, 1 Arsenal and 1 Everton, which is in line with my thinking that Chelsea and City have the two best first 11’s in the league.

For fun, here’s a bench of the players who just missed out on the first 11:

Subs-Thibaut Courtois, Laurent Koscielny, Morgan Schneiderlin, Kevin De Bruyne, Pedro, Raheem Sterling & Diego Costa

So there you have it, the Premier League positional top 5 for 2015!!!  What do you think?  Do you love it?  Are you holding back the tears as you give the post a standing applause because it was just that damn fabulous?  Or are you throwing your laptop across the room because there was only one Liverpool player in the list and Liverpool are the bestest team eva!?  Well leave a comment and I almost certainly will get back to you, even if it’s about how much I suck and how a five your old could write a more comprehensible list.

For those of you who loved the list, why not take on some extra reading and check out last year’s top 5 list?  Or if you really want to lend your support take a trip over to Facebook or Twitter and join up to the bm23reviews pages to get instant access to all of this yummy content.  Peace out bitches!

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