Every Premier League Club's Most Valuable Player Have Been Ranked
Every Premier League team's most valuable player has been worked out and it feature's a few surprises.
The Premier League is nearing the halfway point and CIES Football Observatory have ranked each club's best player so far.
The results are based on six specific areas: rigour, recovery, distribution, take-ons, chance creation and shooting.
Check out the full list below:
Arsenal - Nicolas Pepe
Aston Villa - Jack Grealish
Bournemouth - Nathan Ake
Brighton & Hove Albion - Pascal Gross
Burnley - Dwight McNeil
Chelsea - Jorginho
Crystal Palace - Martin Kelly
Everton - Richarlison
Leicester City - Jamie Vardy
Liverpool - Virgil van Dijk
Manchester City - Kevin de Bruyne
Manchester United - Marcus Rashford
Newcastle United - Allan Saint-Maximin
Norwich City - Teemu Pukki
Sheffield United - John Fleck
Southampton - Danny Ings
Tottenham Hotspur - Heung-min Son
Watford - Gerard Deulofeu
West Ham United - Andriy Yarmolenko
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Raul Jimenez
It's interesting to see Nicolas Pepe ranked as Arsenal's key man this season.
The Ivorian has been criticised by fans and pundits alike following his £72 million move from Lille this summer.
But it seems the winger has been getting a bad rap judging by the stats.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang would be an obvious choice after scoring 11 goals in a struggling Gunners side.
North London Rivals Tottenham also have a controversial pick with Heung-min Son.
Harry Kane can feel hard done by considering his influential goals throughout the season.
Heung Min-#Son scored one of the most great goals you';ll watch all season.
80 yards !,
12 seconds !
6 players defending !
1 wondergoal !!!!
Absolutely unreal :fire::fire: pic.twitter.com/Bv4BMQcICx
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The rest of the top six is rather straightforward.
Italian midfielder Jorginho ranks as Chelsea's most important player after settling in to English football.
Virgil van Dijk is MVP for league leaders Liverpool, while Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne takes top spot.
The Belgian leads the assist table with 10 so far and he put on another masterclass against Arsenal this weekend.
Marcus Rashford is Manchester United's standout talent and it's not hard to see why.
The England international has netted 13 goals already this season and has developed into the focal point of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Surprise package of the season Leicester have Jamie Vardy to thank for sitting second in the table.
Who do you think has been your club's most valuable player?
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