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Five Premier League stars who can win the Golden ball in the upcoming World Cup

ANALYST
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1.84K   //    29 Apr 2018, 15:35 IST

With the football World Cup starting in just about a months time, a lot of managers of the national teams would be keeping a close eye on the performances of their players for their respective clubs. The Premier League is considered to be the most competitive league in the world. Performances in Premier League instantly grab headlines and due to this, there is always a speculation as to who should start in the national team.

Lukaku and DeBruyne
Lukaku and DeBruyne

Historically it is seen that players who have performed consistently have a better chance to excel at the World cup. Consider the case of Spain who won the World Cup in 2010. The major crux of the team was from Barcelona and they had a fabulous season under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola. They carried the form to the World Cup and emerged victoriously.

Here are the top five players from the Premier League who can go on to win the prestigious Golden Ball award:

#5 Sergio Aguero(Argentina):

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero

Kun Aguero has had a terrific season scoring 30 goals in all competitions. Along with Messi, he is one of the most important players for Argentina. When Argentina played friendlies without Aguero in March, they hardly looked threatening in their attacks. Sergio has an imposing style of play and his ball control along with his finishing abilities make him a dangerous player inside the box.

The 29-year-old striker has scored 36 goals for the national team. Recently, he scored his 100th goal at the Etihad Stadium for Manchester City and is also the all-time top scorer for the club with 199 goals.

In the last three tournaments that Aguero has played for the national team, they have ended as runners-up on each of the three occasions. Argentina would be banking on him to score goals and create chances so that they can finally break the jinx and win a major trophy.

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