As the Barclays Premier League prepares for the next chapter in its illustrious history, fans of the English top flight are assessing their beloved sides and debating the merits of their newly acquired squads.
From title challengers and European chasers to mid-table strugglers and relegation threatened battlers, the most high profile domestic league in the world offers an astounding range drama thanks to the variety of motivations possessed by its teams. Not only does the Premier League offer fascinatingly unpredictable clashes but it also convenes the world’s best players and pits them against each other on regular occasion.
Whether it’s the unbeatable goalkeeper and stalwart defender or the technically gifted playmaker and deadly goal poacher, every team has one player that strengthens them beyond measure. While fans and professionals across the country will testify to football being a team game, that doesn’t mean they do not miss their star players and despite being able to ‘do without’, certain talents are key to their side’s progression and as have become an essential cog in their ability to function successfully as a unit.
Given that every team has one player they simply cannot do without, it’s time to take a look at the 20 Players Most Vital To Their Premier League Teams.