Premier League - Top 10 players of the season

Fri, 25 Mar 12:25:00 2011

With the Premier League awards season coming up, we count down the campaign's best players according to Eurosport-Yahoo! users' matchcast ratings.

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The top 10 players are drawn from all the way up and down the Premier League table, from title chasers Manchester United and Arsenal to relegation battlers West Ham and Wolves.

Tottenham is the only club to have two players in the list, which is bookended by winger Gareth Bale (10th) and attacking midfielder Rafael van der Vaart (first). The Dutchman has taken the Premier League by storm in his first year in England.

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez is the only striker to make the top 10, with United's Nemanja Vidic the sole defender, while Blackburn's Paul Robinson is the lone representative of the goalkeeper's union.

Robinson's form has not been enough to see him selected for England, but Wolves winger Matt Jarvis's fine form this term has seen him rewarded with a first full call-up.

Jarvis is one of six midfielders rated highly enough by Eurosport-Yahoo! readers to make the top 10 alongside the Spurs duo and Scott Parker, Joey Barton, Charlie Adam and Arsenal's Samir Nasri.

Top 10 players of the season

Top 10 Premier League players of season so far as ranked by Eurosport-Yahoo! users

10) Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) - 6.79

9 ) Carlos Tevez (Manchester City) - 6.81

8) Scott Parker (West Ham United) - 6.91

7) Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) - 6.96

6) Matt Jarvis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - 7.00

5) Paul Robinson (Blackburn Rovers) - 7.04

4) Joey Barton (Newcastle United) - 7.05

3) Charlie Adam (Blackpool) - 7.06

2) Samir Nasri (Arsenal) - 7.13

1) Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur) - 7.15

Do you agree with your fellow readers? Are there any players here who you think shouldn't be? Who should be up for the end-of-season awards? Let us know your thoughts below.


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