Europe’s best players revealed: City stars included plus United and Chelsea flop

first_img 10 9. Sergio Aguero (Man City) – rating: 8.03 – Aguero is one of the best strikers around and has made a great start to the season with six goals in six games. 13. Radamel Falcao (Monaco) – rating: 7.98 – The striker is in fantastic form, with 12 goals in eight games in France’s Ligue 1. 10 Joint 10. Kevin De Bruyne (City), Dries Mertens (Napoli) and Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – ratings: 8.00 – Mertens and Napoli are having a great season, with the forward scoring seven times in eight games. Mbappe has played five times, scored twice and created three. He has shown his all round game in the capital, which has pushed his rating up. De Bruyne, meanwhile, has proven himself to be one of the best playmakers in Europe this season. In the Premier League he has made 3.3 key passes per game and recorded five assists. 10 The stats don’t lie.That’s what we’re told, so wanted to know, based on the numbers, which player is performing best in their respective leagues this season.All ratings are from and look at players in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1.Please note, stats take into account domestic leagues only and includes players with a minimum of five appearances.For the Cristiano Ronaldo uber fans, the Real Madrid man has featured in four Liga games, scored once, created one and has a rating of 7.59. 10 Joint 7. Edin Dzeko (Roma) and Ciro Immobile (Lazio) – rating: 8.09 – Dzeko has scored seven goals in as many Roma games this season, though Immobile has found the back of the net 11 times. 5. Lorenzo Insigne (Lazio) – rating: 8.11 – He’s a very quick player and like Mertens, Insigne has had a significant impact on Napoli this season. So far he has scored three times and registered four assists. 10 10 3. Nabil Fekir – rating: 8.31 – Since breaking through during the 2014/15 season, Fekir has dazzled France with his vision, skill and overall technical ability. He has scored seven goals this season and created four. He has just over three shots per game, makes just over two key passes and is fouled an average 3.4 times per game. 10 2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – rating: 9.00 – So far it’s 11 goals in eight Liga games for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona man has also had, on average, 7.1 shots per game and created two goals. 10 6. Malcom (Bordeaux) – rating: 8.10 – He’s the other Brazilian lighting up Ligue 1 this season. Malcom is only 20, but has scored five goals in nine games and has already created four. 4. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – rating: 8.25 – He missed a penalty in a recent home defeat against Lazio, but personally Dybala has enjoyed a good season so far. In eight Serie A games he has scored 10 goals and has an average 5.4 shots per game. Maybe watching Lionel Messi up close is paying off. 10 10 1. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – rating: 9.06 – Neymar appears to be repaying the huge £200m PSG spent on him. So far he has scored six goals in seven games and created five. In addition he makes, on average, 7.3 dribbles per game, and makes 4.7 key passes per game. He’s definitely enjoying himself in France.last_img read more

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