All week at ProSoccerTalk we are reviewing the dramatic 2015-16 Premier League season.
From dishing out awards to looking back at the highs and lows in the as 20 teams battled it out, we’ll have every angle covered.
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It was a big season for new faces in the Premier League, and narrowing down a Top Ten is a very difficult proposition.
Consider the names that don’t even make our honorable mention: Timm Klose and Andros Townsend nearly saved their clubs seasons, while Jan Kirchhoff and Wahbi Khazri played huge roles in Sunderland surviving.
Without further adieu, here’s a look at our most effective new faces in the Premier League.
10. Nathaniel Clyne, Liverpool
The speedster proved strong at both ends of the Anfield pitch.
9. Andre Ayew, Swansea City
Thrived as Swans survived a relegation battle to rise up near midtable.
8. Lamine Kone, Sunderland
A January buy, Kone helped fix a very leaky Stadium of Light back line.
7. Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham Hotspur
Was pretty good for Saints last year, and found a new level under Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.
6. Anthony Martial, Manchester United
Yes, he cost a lot of dough, but he’s got a good shot at being a force for a great many years. Turns out the Thierry Henry comparisons are just kinda ridiculous, not patently absurd. By next year, we could be saying even more.
5. Robert Huth, Leicester City
4. Virgil Van Dijk, Southampton
We knew he was good at Celtic, but his seamless transition to a much tougher league helped Saints make a strong run.
3. Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City
If he was healthy the whole year, City may’ve finished second… or higher? Dominant return to the PL.
2. Dimitri Payet, West Ham United
Kante’s championship mettle is the only thing that could detract from Payet’s addition, as the star wattage of the French playmaker lit up the Boleyn Ground’s final season.
1. N'Golo Kante, Leicester City
He’s quite simply the most impactful end-to-end player in the league. So yeah, a good addition.
Honorable mention: Benik Afobe (Bournemouth), James Milner (Liverpool), Christian Fuchs (Leicester City), Giannelli Imbula (Stoke City), Petr Cech (Arsenal), Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Pedro (Chelsea), Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa).