It’s a question that you will have debated with your mates down the pub on many occasions, who is the best player in the Premier League? English football is home to many fantastic players, both English and foreign, but who is the cream of the crop?
In the Football Fans Survey 2011 carried out here on FootballFanCast.com, we opened that question up to you and gave you plenty of choice. Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic, Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes all made the list of nominees, as did Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart from Tottenham, Arsenal’s Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Carlos Tevez of Manchester City, but it was a Liverpool star who took the crown.
Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard won more than one fifth of the vote and beat Fabregas, Tevez, Bale and Nasri into 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively. The Liverpool captain is undoubtedly a top performer and has been one of the best players in English football for a decade, often dragging the Reds up the Premier League table almost single-handedly.
It is interesting that an Englishman won the vote, while the age-old debate about Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard is firmly put to bed here – sorry Frank! With Kenny Dalglish back in charge at Anfield, will Gerrard be tasting some more success in the coming years and is he really the best Premier League player? Have your say…