6. Thiago Alcantara
World-class players like Thiago Alcantara make everything look easy. He enjoyed an illustrious career at Bayern Munich and decided to move on after their continental treble triumph last season.
One of the best midfielders on the planet, we haven’t seen much of the Spaniard this season since he joined Liverpool as he first contracted the coronavirus and then got injured.
Thiago Alcantara’s vision on the football field is unmatched and he can pick out a pass from anywhere on the field. Arguably the best deep-lying playmaker in the world.
5. Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is one of the best players when he is on the ball and is quite easily one of the best playmakers in the world. The Belgian superstar has been mesmerizing defenders with his quick feet, dribbling, and skills.
From his first days at Lille, Eden Hazard proved early that he would become one of the best dribblers in the game. He moved on to Chelsea and forged his legend as a world-class player. After winning several trophies and becoming a star, he moved to Real Madrid in 2019.
Hazard’s output in the Spanish capital hasn’t yet matched the standards he set in west London, but it’s surely only a matter of time before the Belgian recaptures his best form. With wonderful trickery, balance, and acceleration, the 29-year-old is simply too talented not to be a success at the Santiago Bernabeu. He finished third in the IFFHS Award for World’s Best Playmaker in 2019 but missed out on the list next year.
4. Bruno Fernandes
The catalyst to Manchester United’s revival, Bruno Fernandes has been one of the best Premier League players of 2020. He has transformed the club from being a top 4 contender to a title challenger.
Without him, the Red Devils would almost certainly not have finished in the top four last season. In this campaign, Fernandes is spearheading United’s unexpected Premier League title challenge, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now level on points with Liverpool.
Fernandes’ infectious work ethic and win-at-all-costs attitude have galvanised the entire United team and the Portuguese’s stats from his debut year are also ridiculously good.
He scored 18 goals while making 14 assists in his debut year at the club. Overall, he has been involved in 32 goals in his 29 Premier League appearances in 2020.