• Top Premier League Players Faced By Albion This Season

    As the end of the football season approaches, football fans start to debate the standout players who are likely to be recognised in the numerous end of season awards that are given out. There is difference of opinion from fan to fan as while one player might have excelled in one personís eyes, another fan will pick out another player.

    Below we take a look at some of the Premier League's top performers this season and highlight why they have caught the eye. Read on!

    Virgil van Dijk

    This impressive centre-back has helped transform Liverpool into true Premier League title contenders, and also captains the Dutch national side. Albion fans will recall that Van Dijk was close to a move to the Seagulls twice during the 2012/13 season. However Groningen stood firm and rebuffed Albion's advances. The Dutchman eventually made a move across the North Sea when he joined Celtic for a fee only modestly above Albion's prior offers. After moving to Southampton, Van Dijk then moved to Merseyside where he has further advanced his reputation as one of the very best in the English top flight, if not world football.

    Sergio Aguero

    At the other end of the pitch, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero continues to be a standout performer. Aguero is leading the race for the Premier League's golden boot, where his 19 league goals have him level with the likes of Liverpool's Mo Salah and Arsenal' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The diminutive Argentinian was awarded Premier League player of the month in February, making him the second Manchester City player to pick up the award this season, after Raheem Sterling got the nod in November.

    Albion fans will be hoping Sergio Aguero has a quiet game during the season's final round of fixtures when Aguero and his teammates visit the Amex.

    Eden Hazard

    Eden Hazard of Chelsea makes it onto the list as a genuine world-class player, capable of moments of magic that can turn and win games. He is the Premier League's leading creator, counting more assists than any other player, as well as ranking in the top ten of the goalscoring table. Hazard has often turned it on against the Albion and if the Belgian makes a long-rumoured move to Real Madrid in the Summer, Albion's defensive players will be able to sleep a little bit easier!

    Raheem Sterling

    Raheem Sterling has come of age in the 2018/19 campaign and has been a key figure in Manchester City's assault on every trophy they have been involved in. The English wideman has long been a creative force, but it his goalscoring prowess that has seen significant improvement this term, and he is only two goals behind prolific teammate Sergio Aguero.

    Sterling has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, a gong that has never been collected by a Manchester City player. If you wanted to bet online, it would be no surprise if Sterling puts that record right during the award season.

    In Conclusion

    There are many standout performers in the Premier League, but it is the quartet of Virgil van Dijk, Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling that have sat above others in the 2018-19 campaign. They are firm favourites with their own club's fans, and jealousy eyed by fans of many other clubs. at the moment. With many goals and incredible performances under their belts, these players are widely regarded as the best football players in the league.

    Of course, there is still time to go in the season and so we expect some other top players to join this exalted list. Mo Salah is driving Liverpool to press Manchester City every step of the way in the Premier League title chase, whilst in the absence of the injured Harry Kane, Son Heung-min is looking to fire Spurs to Champions League glory.

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