Who has been YOUR Premier League club’s best player?

Chelsea's Diego Costa and Liverpool magician Philippe Coutinho have both impressed… but who has been YOUR Premier League club's best player?

Philippe Coutinho, Diego Costa, Alexis Sanchez and Kevin De Bruyne have all stood out this season and been among the goals.

As Liverpool lead the way at the top of the table, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are all right behind them with a number of impressive performers looking to outdo each other at the start of the season.

Even at the other end of the table, Jermain Defoe and Leroy Fer have stood out for basement club Sunderland and struggling Swansea, respectively.

Here, Sportsmail reveals the player that has stood out for your Premier League club this season.

ARSENAL – Alexis Sanchez

Sorry Mesut Ozil, you’ll have to settle for second place. That’s because, for us, Sanchez has been the star of the show at Arsenal this season.

The 27-year-old has six goals in the Premier League after being used in a central position by Arsene Wenger and is driving their push for the title.



Bournemouth sit 13th in the table but Smith is among those to have stood out for Eddie Howe’s side. The full-back is effective both at the back and the front.

Smith has played every minute in the Premier League this season and shown consistency in doing so.




Bournemouth sit 13th in the table but Smith is among those to have stood out for Eddie Howe’s side. The full-back is effective both at the back and the front.

Smith has played every minute in the Premier League this season and shown consistency in doing so.


CHELSEA – Diego Costa

The Premier League’s top goalscorer, Costa has been rejuvenated by Antonio Conte.

Costa is an absolute warrior with nine goals so far and, after the disappointment of last season, the striker is leading Chelsea in their title challenge.



Palace are hovering above the Premier League’s relegation zone and some might say Christian Benteke has stood out since signing, but we’ve been impressed most by McArthur.

They miss him when he isn’t there and the 29-year-old – who has four goals this season – puts in a shift for Alan Pardew’s side.


EVERTON – Idrissa Gueye

Gueye was missing for Everton’s trip to Chelsea before the international break and the gap left by the defensive midfielder in that 5-0 humiliation was huge.

Everton had conceded only eight goals all season but that game alone took them to 13. They missed the £7.1m summer signing from Aston Villa who is looking like a bargain buy.

The midfielder is adept at breaking up opposition play and starting Everton attacks.


HULL – Robert Snodgrass

Snodgrass gets Sportsmail’s vote for Hull, who beat Southampton before the international break to claim their first victory since August 20.

That was inspired by the Scotland winger, who scored his fourth goal of the season in the Premier League as he and his team-mates fight for their lives. Snodgrass will be key to Hull surviving.


LEICESTER – Danny Drinkwater

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were Leicester’s poster boys last season but so far the champions have relied on the consistency of Drinkwater, both domestically and in Europe.

The 26-year-old made a mistake against West Brom before the international break but it was incredibly rare, and Drinkwater is usually Mr Dependable. Islam Slimani and Kasper Schmeichel have impressed too, but it's Drinkwater for us.


LIVERPOOL – Philippe Coutinho

Tough, tough, choice between Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane – all of whom have been big hits this season for Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool’s rise to the top of the table is largely down to their brilliant little Brazilian, though, and that’s why the 24-year-old is attracting interest from Barcelona.

The Reds front three work tirelessly with and without the ball and have caused plenty of problems for opposition defences this season.



While Sergio Aguero is usually the obvious option, a key part to Pep Guardiola’s push for a Premier League title in his debut season in England is De Bruyne.

The 25-year-old put in man-of-the-match performances in their wins against Barcelona and Manchester United, and is looking the real deal despite being let go by Chelsea in 2014.



Candidates are few and far between at Old Trafford, and in pre-season you would have expected to see Paul Pogba or Zlatan Ibrahimovic's name cropping up here. Instead we’ve gone for Herrera.

It’s hard not to like the 27-year-old midfielder, who sometimes struggled to start under Louis van Gaal. Under Jose Mourinho he’s getting a regular run out.

The Spain international is calm under pressure and rarely gives away possession.



Forshaw is a leader in the Middlesbrough XI and a favourite among fans at the Riverside Stadium, too.

The 25-year-old midfielder will be key if they are to avoid dropping down to the Championship and his rise from fringe player to first-team starter is well deserved.

Forshaw has made more passes than any other Boro player this season.


SOUTHAMPTON – Virgil van Dijk

Oriol Romeu came close but, because of how solid he has shown himself to be in Southampton’s back four in the Premier League and Europa League, Van Dijk gets the nod from us.

Southampton's supporters will be forgiven for wondering whether Liverpool and Co are circling ahead of January.


STOKE – Joe Allen

The former Liverpool midfielder is the man keeping ex-Barcelona boy Bojan Krkic out of Stoke’s starting XI and for a good reason – because he’s been outstanding for Mark Hughes so far.

Allen is being used further forward than what was expected before the season started. Liverpool never got the best out of the Wales international, but Stoke are.


SUNDERLAND – Jermain Defoe

While Sunderland’s shot-stopper Jordan Pickford has put in some superb performances this season, it’s all about the man at the other end.

Sunderland have scored nine goals – and Defoe has got six of them. With the 34-year-old striker in their team, they always have a chance.


SWANSEA – Leroy Fer

It’s slim pickings at Swansea, unfortunately, but the obvious option is to go for Fer.

That is because of the 26-year-old’s four goals, which directly contributed to Swansea picking up three of their five points this season.


TOTTENHAM – Son Heung-min

Tottenham’s players have been performing for Mauricio Pochettino and that is shown by the fact that they are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League.

Danny Rose has impressed and Hugo Lloris has too. For us, however, Son has been their stand-out star, particularly after his strikes earlier in the season.


WATFORD – Etienne Capoue

Watford are eighth in the Premier League and Capoue is not only their top goalscorer, the 28-year-old also puts himself all over the pitch.

His four goals arrived in the first five games of the Premier League season and the statistics showed he put in the hard yards. One of the first names on the Walter Mazzarri’s team sheet.


WEST BROM – Nacer Chadli

West Brom are 11th and Chadli has excelled since signing from Tottenham in August.

Chadli scored twice and got two assists on his home debut at the Hawthorns in what was a sign of things to come. Already, the 27-year-old appears a key player for Tony Pulis.


WEST HAM – Michail Antonio

In the summer, you would have put your house on Dimitri Payet to be West Ham’s frontrunner for player of the season before Christmas.

He's still exciting to watch but here we have given it to the versatile and hard working Antonio, who has played in several positions for Slaven Bilic this season.



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