THERE are doubts surrounding the remainder of the top-flight season, but seven months of action have provided plenty of players the chance to showcase their talent.
Here’s a look at the some of those who have been at the top of their game, avoiding picking almost the entire Liverpool squad, which would have been easy to do due to their obvious superiority.
DEAN HENDERSON (Sheffield Utd): Rumours suggest he’s set to sign a new deal worth £100,000 a week at Manchester United to compete with David De Gea. That sums up the season he’s having at Bramall Lane.
TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD (Liverpool): Hard to argue that anyone deserves a place more than the 21-year-old. Part of a watertight defence and a constant threat in the attacking third.
ENDA STEVENS (Sheffield Utd): If you watched the Blades in the Championship then you’d know Stevens and George Baldock were key to Chris Wilder’s side. Both have carried on an upward curve.
WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester City): There’s plenty to admire about the Foxes and the 23-year-old is perhaps top of that list. He does the dirty work to allow those ahead of him to take the plaudits. Leicester’s form dipped dramatically when he was injured.
VIRGIL VAN DIJK (Liverpool): Played every minute of the season, keeping 12 clean sheets for Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Reds. You wonder how much his absence would hurt Liverpool such is his stature in the heart of defence.
CAGLAR SOYUNCU (Leicester City): Harry Maguire who? It shows how impressive the 23-year-old has been that the Foxes have shrugged off the loss of the England defender with such ease.
RICHARLISON (Everton): A shining light in a strange old campaign for the Toffees. His all-action displays have been topped off with 10 goals and five assists. Key to Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
JORDAN HENDERSON (Liverpool): Other supporters are starting to see what the Reds’ fans do after a hugely productive season in the engine room of the league’s top team.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE (Manchester City): While a number of his team-mates have taken their foot off the gas, the Belgian has been in sparkling form, scoring eight goals and creating 18 for others. Outstanding.
SADIO MANE (Liverpool): The star of Liverpool’s front three, even if Salah has scored two more goals. The 27-year-old has been involved in 23 of Liverpool’s 66 goals, despite missing games through injury.
RAUL JIMENEZ (Wolves): The talisman of Molineux. Leads the line as impressively as anyone in the top-flight, and often on his own. Thirteen goals and six assists prove his worth.
SUBSTITUTES: Nick Pope (Burnley); Bruno Fernandes (Manchester Utd); Jack Grealish (Aston Villa); Mo Salah (Liverpool); Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).