With Inter Milan claiming the Serie A title last season, they ended Juventus' nine-year winning streak. The victory saw Inter win the league after a wait of 11 years, making it a memorable one for their fans.
This has changed the dynamics of Serie A and most importantly brought in a lot of unpredictability to it. Due to Juventus' dominance, the league was a single-horse race but Inter's victory has changed it all.
Serie A has seen some fine performances this season
Currently, Inter Milan sit at the top of the table but face strong competition from AC Milan and Napoli. With both Milan clubs back in the hunt to win Serie A, it does give a nostalgic feel.
The league has some of the top players in the world right now, out of which quite a few have been very influential for their respective teams. On that note, let's take a look at the best players in Serie A right now based on the ratings received.
Note: All stats and ratings are as per WhoScored
#5 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) - 7.39
The Serbian midfielder has been one of the best midfielders in Serie A for the past few years. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been time and again linked with a move to a top European club but the move hasn't materialized to date.
The 26-year old is a very interesting player with his box-to-box abilities. Primarily, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is an attacking midfielder but has done well as a central midfielder too. In 20 Serie A appearances this season, the Serbian has already scored seven times and registered seven assists.
He remains a key player for Lazio in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next summer. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has a rating of 7.39 so far this season as he remains a target for some big clubs come next summer.
#4 Paulo Dybala (Juventus) - 7.43
Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United in the summer transfer window, Juventus have struggled in Serie A. Paulo Dybala's impressive form this season has been a silver lining for them.
The Argentine forward, with his amazing dribbling and fine goal-scoring abilities, has been an asset for the Old Lady. With six goals and three assists to his name in Serie A this season, Paulo Dybala has been difficult to contain in the 2021-22 campaign.
His form remains vital to Juventus' aspiration to at least qualify for the Champions League next season. Paulo Dybala has a rating of 7.43 so far this season and has the most shots on target (2.06) per 90 minutes in Serie A.
#3 Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma) - 7.43
Serie A has always possessed some amazing midfielders and this time around too they have a brilliant midfielder in Lorenzo Pellegrini. The 26-year old is capable of playing both as an attacking and defensive midfielder but is generally found playing as a central midfielder.
Lorenzo Pellegrini has been in superb form this season playing for Roma under Jose Mourinho. His overall play in midfield combined with his contributions in attack has been vital. Pellegrini has six goals and four assists already to his name in the 2021-22 campaign,
His ability from set-pieces has also come in handy for Roma. The Italian midfielder has gained a rating of 7.43 so far this season and his form will be crucial if Jose Mourinho's side are to qualify for the Champions League.
#2 Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) - 7.44
Domenico Berardi has been an underrated winger in Serie A and maybe it has something to do with him playing for Sassuolo. It is surprising how the Italian has still not got an upgrade and got to play for a bigger club.
With 10 goals and 7 assists already this season for Domenico Berardi, he is the second-highest goal-contributor in Serie A right now. His attacking instincts have helped him be a consistent player in Serie A over the past few years.
He has made 123 progressive passes in the 2021-22 season so far, the second-most in that regard. With his form and capabilities, Domenico Berardi is rated 7.44 and certainly deserves to play in the Champions League.
#1 Hakan Calhanoglu (Inter Milan) - 7.48
Hakan Calhanoglu joined Inter Milan in the 2021-22 campaign and has been in terrific form ever since. Under the management of Simone Inzaghi, the Turkish midfielder has been one of the finest playmakers in the league.
With 47 key passes this season, Hakan Calhanoglu has made the second-highest number of key passes in Serie A. His technique and vision has helped him be quite productive in front of goal. He has scored six goals this season and made seven assists, the highest number of assists in the league so far.
With a contribution rate of 1.02, the Turkishman has been involved in a goal in every league match so far. With a rating of 7.48, he is currently the best player in Serie A and a key one for Inter Milan in their ambition to successfully defend their title.
Note - All ratings are out of 10