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5 Napoli players who have impressed this season

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SSC Napoli v AS Roma - Serie A
Dries Mertens

The 2017-18 Serie A season has been an eventful one for Napoli as Maurizio Sarri’s men are in tremendous form and are looking like serious contenders for lifting the title after beating Juventus 1-0 recently in a thrilling contest. Though Napoli did not make it to the knock out rounds of the 2017-18 Champions League, the team will take heart from the fact that they are 2nd in the points table in the ongoing Serie A season with 84 points in their kitty and have a chance of breaking Juve's hegemony.

There have been some superb performances from some of the key players Napoli have in their ranks who could play crucial roles in the weeks ahead.

Let’s take a look at 5 such players who have impressed the most in the ongoing Serie A season.

#1 Dries Mertens

The 31-year-old has been in prime form this season and has produced some magnificent performances. The Belgian has troubled the best defence with his lightning pace, while his finishing has looked immaculate. Mertens has also teamed up well with the midfield.

His ability to expose the gaps in the opposition’s half with his clever moves has looked quite sharp. He has been quoted as saying that the manager Sarri has always allowed him to play freely without tinkering with his natural game. Mertens has set really high standards on the field as far as his attacking style of play is concerned which has made Napoli's forward line quite sharp.

The Belgian has scored 17 goals in 32 Serie A games this season and will be looking to continue with his excellent run of form.

The manager has stated that Mertens' intensity on the field has inspired some of the younger players to give their best during crucial situations.

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