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Premier League 2019-20: Top 10 players from the relegated teams

Sachin Bhat
ANALYST
Modified 30 Jul 2020, 15:58 IST
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#7 Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)

Injuries derailed Fraser
Injuries derailed Fraser's campaign, but he's a top-class player nonetheless

Currently without a club after refusing to pen a short-term extension, Fraser has to be the best Scottish player in the Premier League right now not named Andrew Robertson.

He couldn't anchor Bournemouth's sinking ship but possesses an enviable skill-set that could profit a mid-table side such as Crystal Palace, who're considering to bring the star on a Bosman.

A set-piece specialist with an eye for goal, his versatility allows him to play as a left-back as well as a left-winger. The undoubted asset finished the Premier League campaign with direct involvement in five goals.

Only last year, Fraser was the league's highest assist-maker after Eden Hazard, so he has the quality to shine, and at 26, is at the prime of his career.

#6 Todd Cantwell (Norwich City)

Cantwell was involved in 30% of Norwich
Cantwell was involved in 30% of Norwich's goals

The only other player from the listless Norwich squad to score more than one goal, Cantwell has shown his brilliance in flashes. He has caught the attention with his fluid movements, wide range of passes, and an eye for goal, having netted six times.

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The 22-year old's exudes great composure on the ball, while the fact that half of his strikes have come against Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea, suggests he can step up in big games too. He's now rumored to be on Jose Mourinho's radar.

#5 Ismaila Sarr (Watford)

Sarr famously punctured Liverpool
Sarr famously punctured Liverpool's aura of invincibility in the Premier League

For a winger to score as many times in the Premier League as a center-back like Virgil van Dijk, despite costing a club-record £30 million in the summer, would mean a massive failure. However, it wasn't completely Sarr's fault either, with some mismanagement by coaches stifling his true qualities. It took until Nigel Pearson's arrival, Watford's third manager of the season, in December to liberate the Senegalese forward.

It was no coincidence then, that he struck all four of his goals this season under him, including the famous double to end Liverpool's unbeaten run in March.

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Pacey, direct, and tenacious, the 22-year old had also shown flashes of brilliance against Manchester United, Southampton, and Aston Villa in the Premier League, as he possesses the ability to take apart even the meanest defenses if adequate service is provided.

#4 Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

21 goals in two season in the Premier League isn
21 goals in two season in the Premier League isn't bad when you're playing for a side perennially flirting with relegation.

Wilson's never been an elite level player - the 14 goals he managed last season was the best of his career yet - and at 28, may not find many top suitors, but the centre-forward nonetheless shone for the Cherries in the Premier League, albeit in bits and parts.

He struck eight times, and also chipped in with three more assists in the Premier League, making him one of the most potent members of the squad. He too, was on a tear at the start, netting in four games straight between matchday four and seven. His quality cannot be denied whenever the side have been in full flow in the past.

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Published 30 Jul 2020, 15:58 IST
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