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 –
2. David Silva
Lauded as the “Best Signing” made by Manchester City in their history by former striker Carlos Tevez, David Silva has mesmerised fans and opposition alike with playmaking skills, with his first touch and skill on the ball unparalleled atleast in the English game.
Nicknamed the Merlin, he is known for his propensity to lay on assists more than scoring goals and was a key part of all of City’s three title wins, including being named in the PFA Team of the Year last season.
1. Sergio Aguero
The man who will always be remembered for delivering Manchester City their first Premier League title with the most iconic goal in their history, but Aguero has been about so much more than that magic moment back in 2012. That goal brought only one of four titles he has won.
Sergio Aguero recently became the second quickest player to score 150 goals in the Premier League and only the third to do so for a single club after legends like Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney.
Furthermore, he has managed 20 or more goals in the Premier League in six of his eight full seasons at City. He has been twice the club’s Player of the Year and has earned his place in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for the last two seasons running.
He has taken his game to new heights under Pep Guardiola and could be regarded, one day, as the greatest goalscorer this league has ever known.