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Is he actually the Premier League’s best player?


It’s a question that you will have debated with your mates down the pub on many occasions, who is the best player in the Premier League? English football is home to many fantastic players, both English and foreign, but who is the cream of the crop?

In the Football Fans Survey 2011 carried out by FootballFanCast.com and Zoo Magazine, they opened that question up to you and gave you plenty of choice. Manchester United‘s Nemanja Vidic, Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes all made the list of nominees, as did Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart from Tottenham, Arsenal‘s Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea‘s Frank Lampard and Carlos Tevez of Manchester City, but it was a Liverpool star who took the crown.

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard won more than one fifth of the vote and beat Fabregas, Tevez, Bale and Nasri into 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively. The Liverpool captain is undoubtedly a top performer and has been one of the best players in English football for a decade, often dragging the Reds up the Premier League table almost single-handedly.

It is interesting that an Englishman won the vote, while the age-old debate about Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard is firmly put to bed here – sorry Frank! With Kenny Dalglish back in charge at Anfield, will Gerrard be tasting some more success in the coming years and is he really the best Premier League player? Have your say…

The article was written by Tom Jones for FootballFancast.com. Make sure to check out the latest news, blogs and podcasts at FFC – ed.

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  • magnumopus says:

    I think he is the best player but is not having a great year though!

  • west derby red says:

    Liverpool have a huge number of fans and only one player to vote for. The votes of Man U fans were split between three players, similar for Arsenal and Tottenham. Chelsea and Man City don’t have enough fans to back their one player. I support Liverpool but this result is meaningless.

  • Larsen says:

    The question should not be “The best player in the EPL, rather the most influential player in EPL with regards to them team they play”.
    When the other players fail to play, they corresponding teams are not suffered much when compared to the absence of Gerrard.

    Moreover the terms that “West Derby Red” has to be taken into consideration!

  • Kenny says:

    Liverpool do better when Gerrard is missing.

    • west derby red says:

      It may be true that statistically Liverpool do better when Gerrard is missing but this is only because he is not picked when Liverpool have a very easy game

  • Kenny says:

    At 150 grand a week, Gerrard is too expensive to be having so little impact in games this season. He needs to be sold in the summer while the club can still get a fee of at least 15 million.

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