Between 2010 and 2020, four different teams have won the title. Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Leicester City have all lifted the trophy. We’ve also seen a fair few superstars in the last 10 years, with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez and Eden Hazard all gracing the pitch in England’s top flight.
In this article, we will have a look at the best Premier League players of the last decade, i.e. from 1st Jan 2010. Success is a big factor in the rankings. So we’re talking league titles, PFA Player of the Year awards, Golden Boots, Golden Glove awards etc. Longevity and consistency is also considered important.
Here are the 10 best Premier League players of the last decade –
5. Harry Kane
Since he broke into the Tottenham Hotspur squad in 2013/14, Harry Kane has not looked back, thereby becoming not only first-choice for Spurs but also national country England. Aguero, with a solid head-start, is the only man to outscore him this decade.
His goalscoring rate saw him being compared to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and while that is not far off, he will look to add silverware too, which is the only one blot in his career so far.
4. Vincent Kompany
From the moment he arrived to the moment he departed with a domestic treble added to his considerable collection, Vincent Kompany was beloved by all Manchester City supporters.
A three-time participant in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year and one-time winner of the Premier League Player of the Season award, there is no doubting Kompany’s impact, right until his final game at the Etihad when his goal of the season saw off Leicester and all but clinched the title.
3. Eden Hazard
At his best it was almost impossible to stop the Belgian during his seven years in the Premier League, which he won twice as he made the PFA Team of the Year four times.
He might even have timed his departure perfectly, with his final Chelsea season his most prolific in terms of goals and assists. To bookend his seven years with Europa League winner’s medals – and two Premier League titles sandwiched in between – ensured there were trophies to match the transcendental skill.