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Top 5 Premier League players in the 2016-17 season

Sumedh Pande
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Mane has gone on to make a dream start for his new club, Liverpool

Premier League action will be sorely missed this weekend because of the cruel international break which interrupts the exciting proceedings in the league every other month. The league is getting exciting with each passing week as the table-toppers suffered their first defeat at the hands of the leaders of the hunting pack, Spurs who defeated Manchester City 2-0 at home. The difference between the first team on the table and the fourth team is just two points, which signifies the competition in this league.

The star-studded league has seen its blockbuster names perform on the big stage with the names like Zlatan Ibrahimovic settling well in a new country and getting on the scoresheet on their debut. Manchester City had an unbelievable start to their campaign under Pep Guardiola as they went on a run of ten consecutive wins before Brendan Rodgers' Celtic halted their juggernaut.

Arsenal, Liverpool, and Spurs have set the ball rolling in emerging as the challengers to league favourites, Manchester City. Whereas, Manchester United and Chelsea have yet to play to their full potential under new managers at both the clubs.

West Ham's Michail Antonio and Everton's Romelu Lukaku have started their season well with both the players tied on five goals. Let's take a look at the five best players in the Premier League for this season in which Lukaku misses out by a whisker in what has been an impressive start for the Toffees under the new manager, Ronald Koeman.

#5 Sadio Mane

The 24-year old has started his career at a new club on a high. Mane joined the Reds in a deal exceeding £30 million this summer but has quickly established his importance in the team with the huge fee looking like a bargain considering his swashbuckling performances.

With three goals and one assist in seven games, the Senegalese international has gotten used to Jurgen Klopp's methods at Liverpool and is emerging as one of their most important players in the German's renaissance at the club. With goals in big matches against Arsenal and Leicester, Mane is coming up as a big match player with his blistering pace combined with deadly finishing helping Liverpool to their best start in recent seasons.

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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