Top 10 players in the Premier League this season
Sunday marked the end of yet another riveting and record-breaking season of the Premier League. Manchester City were the deserved winners by a mile, securing the title with a record 100 points in the bag.
Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United joined them in the top four whereas Chelsea and Arsenal secured the Europa League spots. Burnley were the surprise team of the season while Newcastle United and Crystal Palace beat all the odds to finish the season on a high.
Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne hogged the limelight throughout the campaign with delightful performances one after the other. In this piece, we will find out the top 10 players of the season that produced standout displays week in week out for their respective sides and defined the word "consistency":
#10 James Tarkowski (Burnley)
Burnley finished seventh in the league and qualified for a European spot after 51 long years. The Clarets' defence caught the eye as they conceded just 39 goals in 38 games - sixth best in the league. And the major factor that led Burnley to hold the fort at the back was centre-back James Tarkowski.
He read the game brilliantly, was brilliant in the air and was a leader at the back for his side. Good performances throughout the year saw him earn an England cap in March and is now expected to make the World Cup squad as well.
Along with Ben Mee, Tarkowski formed a solid partnership at the back for Burnley which kept 11 clean sheets for Sean Dyche's side. With 43 blocks and 143 headed clearances, the 25-year-old was also statistically one of the best central defenders in the league.