Premier League is home to many of the best footballing talents in the world. The league is star-studded in every aspect of the game – from managers to goalkeepers, defenders, and out-fields players.
Year in, year out, every new season offers something more exciting than the last. Dubbed the king of all leagues, there is never a dull weekend of football in the Premier League.
The intense aged-long rivalries, derby bragging rights, competition for personal honors, relegation battles, and top-4 finish battle – name it! In the Premier League, every game is a final!
Last season was not any different; while other leagues have crowned their champions as much as six weeks before the end of the season, the battle for the EPL entered into its final day. Fans and football enthusiasts across the globe were treated to a goal-fest, with the title going down the wire to the last minute of football action.
We cannot underestimate the influence of the top football managers in the Premier League, but the bulk of the league’s success lies with the players.
The league attracts the best players from around the world, and the 2022/2023 season is not any different. EPL clubs have been very active in the transfer market, as clubs aim to improve their already formidable teams.
In this article, our teams of expert football analysts have highlighted the top 10 Premier League players to look out for in the 2022-2023 season. Let’s check it out!
10. Mason Greenwood [Manchester United]
The Manchester United starlet had a difficult 2021/2022 season after what looked like a promising season for him ended abruptly after his domestic violence case broke. The legal battle forced his team to drop him, and he has been in the shadows since then.
However, no one can deny his talent, and analysts say he can become a top talent if he focuses on the pitch. After new reports indicate that he has been recalled to the team by the newly appointed coach, Eric Ten Hag, all eyes will be on the youngster throughout the season, especially as he tries to put a disgraceful past few months behind him.
9. Matt Targett [Newcastle United]
Everyone knew the new owners of Newcastle United would land some big names after they acquired the Premier League club last year. For £15milion, the purchase of Matt Targett from Aston Villa is a good broker for the club.
With a record of 58% successful tackles, 227 interceptions, and 302 key clearances in the previous season, The England left-back will be one player who will attract attention in the new season as Newcastle begin its rebuild to the top.
8. Yves Bissouma [Tottenham Hotspur]
In what has been dubbed one of the most significant transfer coups of the current transfer season, Tottenham Hotspur secured the signature of one of the best midfielders currently in England.
The club signed the fast-rising Malian international for £30million (including add-ons) from Brighton after some steller performances last season. When you play for a club like Tottenham in the middle of the pack, expect some attention!
7. João Cancelo [Manchester City]
Since arriving from Juventus in 2016, the Portuguese international has cemented himself in the heart of Manchester city’s star-studded defense, and won the heart of his manager, Pep Guardiola.
He was instrumental to Manchester City’s defense of their Premier League title last season. However, all eyes will be on Pep Guadiola’s men this season, and one player to look out for is João Cancelo.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo [Manchester United]
C. Ronaldo will always get attention wherever he goes, and in what looks like he will be staying back at Manchester United for a second season in his second spell with the club, all eyes will be on him once again.
Despite being another awful season for the Red Devils, on a personal note, Ronaldo’s goal return of 18 goals in the Premier League and 6 goals in the UEFA Champions League proves that the goal-machine will attract a lot of attention in the new season.
5. Kelvin De Bruyne [Manchester City]
There is a new magician in town, and his name is Kelvin De Bruyne! The Manchester City player continues to prove his critics wrong that he is miles apart from the rest.
He has become a cult hero not just in the club, but in the football world. With a total of 57 goals, and 86 assists in the Premier League, De Bruyne has shown a great level of consistency in his game. As in previous seasons, he is one to look out for in the coming season.
4. Mohammed Salah [Liverpool]
In what will be his first season without his attacking partner, Sadio Mane, since 2017, all eyes will be on the Egyptian king. The last season’s joint-Golden Boot winner is in the form of his life, and he will be one to look out for in the coming season.
With new arrivals like Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho, and Calvin Ramsay, all eyes will be on Mohammed Salah to see how he adapts to the new life at Liverpool. Also, he has raised the bar, and we all want to see if he can clinch a consecutive Golden Boot award.
3. Son Heung-Min [Tottenham Hotspur]
Son had the best season of his entire career last season, winning the Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah. He showed much improvement in his overall game and is becoming a top-class player.
He scored 23 goals in the Premier League last season from 68 shots on target and averages 30 successful passes per game. He had a pass completion ratio of 87% and recorded 7 assists. No doubt, Son Heung-Min is a player to look out for in the coming season.
2. Darwin Nunez [Liverpool]
Darwin Nunez will officially become a Liverpool player on 1 July 2022, and the Uruguayan international is already making headlines. His strength, coupled with his goal-scoring record for Benfica and the Uruguay national team, are undoubtedly the traits that attracted the Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp.
He has scored 67 goals in 138 games since he first made his debut. He also has 20 assists to his name. He also possesses a solid areal ability and technique, which makes him a perfect fit for the English Premier League. All eyes will be on him whenever he steps out of the tunnel in red.
1. Erling Haaland [Manchester City]
Haaland is the man of the moment and one of the most sort-after football talents in the world at the moment. The fact that he chose to sign for Manchester City further proves the league’s credibility.
Last season, the sensational striker scored a remarkable 41 goals in 41 appearances for Bundesliga outfit, Dortmund. He also has 10 assists to his name, giving him a total of 51 goals involvement in a single season.
In the 2022/2023 season, there is no doubt that even rival fans would not be able to resist watching Erling Haaland. Also, playing for a club like Manchester City, which boasts an array of talents, Haaland is sure of immediate success.
The Premier League never disappoints, and football fans and enthusiasts across the globe are following updates daily from England.
More marquee signings are expected before the close of the transfer window, and we will continue to update our list whenever the need arises.
Do you have a player in the Premier League you are looking out for in the coming season, not on our list? Then, tell us in the comment session below, and why you believe he deserves to make our list.