2017 Premier League Positional Top 5

It’s the post which every player in the Premier League and all the people reading at home have been waiting for…the Premier League positional top 5 for 2017! It’s that time of year once again where the cream rises to the top and the best of the best separate themselves from the pack and the elite players of the Premier League are celebrated!


  1. David De Gea (Man Utd)

  2. Hugo Lloris (Spurs)

  3. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)

  4. Jack Butland (Stoke)

  5. Petr Cech (Arsenal)

De Gea is once again the clear winner of this category, not really surprising when he’s one of if not the best goalkeepers in the world.

Right Back

  1. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

  2. Serge Aurier (Spurs)

  3. Antonio Valencia (Man Utd)

  4. Kyle Walker (Man City)

  5. Seamus Coleman (Everton)

Azpilicueta doesn’t play right back very much, however that is his natural position. The great thing about Azpi is that he can play anywhere along the back line and deliver a quality performance, what a guy.

Left Back

  1. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

  2. Danny Rose (Spurs)

  3. Benjamin Mendy (Man City)

  4. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)

  5. Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal)

I don’t think there is too much between some of the players noted above, so Bertrand edges it due to his consistent play over the years.

Centre Back

  1. Toby Alderweireld (Spurs)

  2. Jan Vertonghen (Spurs)

  3. Laurent Koscielney (Arsenal)

  4. Eric Bailly (Man Utd)

  5. Virgil Van Dijk (Southampton)

Spurs with the top two centre backs in the league probably points to why they had the best defensive record in the Premier League last season.

Right Midfield

  1. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

  2. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

  3. Pedro (Chelsea)

  4. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)

  5. Bernardo Silva (Man City)

Not too many top quality right sided midfielders in the league, it seems like it has become a lost art in the modern game.

Left Midfield

  1. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

  2. Gylfi Sigurddson (Everton)

  3. Phillipe Countinho (Liverpool)

  4. Anthony Martial (Man Utd)

  5. Leroy Sane (Man City)

Hazard is the true class of the position once again, a few young pretenders below him but none make a serious challenge.

Defensive Midfield

  1. Victor Wanyama (Spurs)

  2. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

  3. Nemanja Matic (Man Utd)

  4. Idrissa Gueye (Everton)

  5. Eric Dier (Spurs)

Wanyama edges what is a tough category this year, however nobody quite brings the hustle like Big Vic.

Centre Midfield

  1. Paul Pogba (Man Utd)

  2. Mousa Dembele (Spurs)

  3. Ander Herrera (Man Utd)

  4. Ilkay Gundogan (Man City)

  5. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)

The centre of midfield dominated by the two Manchester clubs, with Pogba sticking his smiley head above the rest as the class of the division.

Attacking Midfield

  1. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)

  2. Christian Eriksen (Spurs)

  3. Dele Alli (Spurs)

  4. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Man Utd)

  5. David Silva (Man City)

It’s a good day for people who are scared of the sun as De Bruyne takes the crown of the top attacking midfielder for another year.


  1. Harry Kane (Spurs)

  2. Sergio Aguero (Man City)

  3. Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd)

  4. Diego Costa (Chelsea)

  5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man Utd)

Kane has made his triumphant rise to the top of the Premier League striking stars, showing that even people who don’t look like footballers can make it too.


Overall that’s 11 Spurs, 10 Utd, 8 City, 8 Chelsea, 4 Arsenal, 3 Everton, 2 Liverpool, 2 Southampton 1 Stoke & 1 Leicester player.

The lists are dominated by Spurs, Utd, City and Chelsea players, which in many ways shouldn’t really be surprising because I would say that these four teams clearly have the best first elevens and squads in the Premier League.

If you’re interested there were 7 English (down from last seasons 11), 8 Spanish, 7 Belgian, 6 French, 2 Ivorian, 2 Senegalese, 2 German, 1 Brazilian (very surprising), 1 Argentinian (also very surprising), 1 Czech, 1 Ecuadorian, 1 Irish, 1 Armenian, 1 Dane, 1 Icelandic, 1 Dutch, 1 Serbian, 1 Algerian, 1 Portuguese, 1 Swede, 1 Kenyan, 1 Chilean & 1 Bosnian.

Premier League Best 11

GK- David De Gea

RB- Cesar Azpilicueta

CB- Toby Alderweireld

CB- Jan Vertonghen

LB- Ryan Bertrand

RM- Alexis Sanchez

LM- Eden Hazard

DM- Victor Wanyama

CM- Paul Pogba

AM- Kevin De Bruyne

ST- Harry Kane

That’s 4 Spurs, 2 Utd, 2 Chelsea, 1 Aresnal, 1 City and 1 Southampton player, Spurs oddly dominating the top of the rankings.

For fun here’s a bench:

Subs- Hugo Lloris, Laurent Koscielney, Sadio Mane, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele, Sergio Aguero & N’Golo Kante

So there it is another fantastic addition of the Premier League positional top 5! Leave a comment and tell me how much you loved the post. Are you reading this and thinking, this guy knows his shit, what a baller? Maybe you think that some players have been left off the list and the bias is emanating, unlikely buy you never know. Share those thoughts!

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If you’re looking for some more content then why not check out last season positional top 5, which was almost as exciting as this seasons.


Author: bm23reviews

I watch TV and sports then write stuff.....that's about it.

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