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10 most valuable players in the Premier League according to CIES - January 2022

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#7 Mason Mount - €108.9M

Mason Mount has been incredible for Chelsea in the Premier League.
Mason Mount has been incredible for Chelsea in the Premier League.

Another Premier League prospect from Chelsea, Mason Mount's rise through the ranks over the years has been incredible. His talent was first observable at Derby County under Frank Lampard. When Lampard took over the reins at Chelsea, he brought Mount with him and gave him his first-team debut.

It didn't take the creative midfielder too long to establish himself as a regular in the side. His additional ability to play in wider positions when required made him even more valuable in light of the injuries and off-form of his teammates.

Mount has been an integral player for the London-based club this season and has made 28 appearances across all competitions. He has contributed seven goals and six assists and has played in different positions when required. Like Reece James, Mount is a key element of Chelsea's present and future.

It will have to be an incredibly high amount to take him away from London but as things stand, the Englishman is set for a long future at Stamford Bridge.


#6 Trent Alexander-Arnold - €112.8M

Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League and the world.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League and the world.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the best right-backs in the world right now, if not the best. Since his debut for Liverpool, Alexander-Arnold has gone from strength to strength to become the footballer he is today.

There is no shortage of good offensive wing-backs in the modern game. However, few can come close to the vision and crossing ability that the English right-back shows on the pitch. Alexander-Arnold has often been criticized for his at times weak defending, but he more than makes up for it with his offensive displays.

⚽ Most PL goals this season:πŸ₯‡ Mo Salah - 16πŸ₯ˆ Diogo Jota - 10πŸ…°οΈ Most PL assists this season:πŸ₯‡ Mo Salah - 9πŸ₯ˆ Trent Alexander-Arnold - 8🌑️ Top PL rated players this season:πŸ₯‡ Mo Salah - 7.82πŸ₯ˆ Trent Alexander-Arnold - 7.63 https://t.co/JjqUcWlYp2

Alexander-Arnold has had some niggling fitness issues but has already made 22 appearances in the current campaign. He already has an incredible 12 assists and has also chipped in with two goals, including a beautiful free-kick against West Ham United in the Premier League.

It suffices to say that even the highest transfer amounts may not be enough to prise him away from Anfield.


#5 Bruno Fernandes - €113.9M

Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has been an incredible addition to the Premier League.
Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has been an incredible addition to the Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United in the last days of the winter window in 2020. He has arguably been the most influential signing since the transfer of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal back in 2012.

Fernandes quickly became Manchester United's talisman and carried the entire team at times. Unfortunately, the club has underperformed on several occasions, especially in the defensive areas of the game.

However, the Portuguese has managed to keep the flag flying high, often rescuing his side through his individual brilliance. He even became the highest-scoring midfielder in a single Premier League season during the 2020-21 campaign.

Bruno Fernandes captains Manchester United tonight Β© https://t.co/xFnNyMnEFv

The current campaign hasn't been the best for Fernandes and has seen a massive drop from his usual standards. However, the Portuguese has still managed to play 25 times across all major competitions.

His goal tally has gone down compared to last year at this time. However, Bruno has 14 goal involvements, breaking down into five goals and nine assists. A new contract is on the horizon, and it's quite unlikely that Fernandes will be leaving Old Trafford anytime soon.


#4 Jadon Sancho - €115M

Jadon Sancho is yet to set the Premier League alight.
Jadon Sancho is yet to set the Premier League alight.

Jadon Sancho has had a tough start to life in the Premier League since his switch from the Bundesliga. Manchester United have long chased him since he first grabbed headlines with his wonderful performances for Borussia Dortmund. The club ultimately managed to acquire him before the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

Since then, Sancho's form has been indifferent, and he has looked a shadow of the player who destroyed defenses in the German top flight. But the Englishman has age and talent on his side and is slowly coming into his groove under interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

😯 Jadon Sancho has registered as many key passes from open play as Mason Mount in the Premier League this season from 318 fewer minutes played (19) https://t.co/20Xj67HzCC

It hasn't been a case of game time for the pacy winger as Sancho has already made 22 appearances and played for over 1200 minutes. He has contributed just two goals, with one of them being a crucial breakaway goal in a 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

It's fairly certain, however, that United will not be too bothered by this at least immediately and will not be selling him any time soon either. But to appease himself and the club's fans, Sancho will surely want to improve his contributions and match the numbers he recorded in Germany.

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