Premier League player Power Rankings

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Who excelled and who struggled in the Premier League over the weekend? Our latest batch of player Power Rankings are out as we focus on the top performers in Week 22.

[ MORE: Full Power Rankings archive ]

Stars from Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, West Ham and Southampton all feature, as stars from the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal are misfiring.

Remember: this is a list of the top 20 performing players right now in the Premier League.

Let us know in the comments section below if you agree with the selections.

  1. David De Gea (Man United) – New entry
  2. Gabriel Jesus (Man City) – New entry
  3. Declan Rice (West Ham) – New entry
  4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – Up 6
  5. Paul Pogba (Man United) – Even
  6. Marcus Rashford (Man United) – Up 5
  7. Fernandinho (Man City) – Down 4
  8. Jan Bednarek (Southampton) – New entry
  9. Fabinho (Liverpool) – Up 8
  10. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) – Down 3
  11. Leroy Sane (Man City) – Down 3
  12. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) – Down 11
  13. Raheem Sterling (Man City) –  Down 4
  14. Aymeric Laporte (Man City) – New entry
  15. Jesse Lingard (Man United) – Doen 2
  16. Felipe Anderson (West Ham) – Doen 3
  17. Shane Long (Southampton) – New entry
  18. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – Down 12
  19. Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford) – Even
  20. Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham) – New entry

Tottenham investigate alleged racist abuse towards Son

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Tottenham Hotspur is investigating claims that Heung-Min Son was racially abused by a Spurs fan at Wembley Stadium.

It occurred during Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, as a journalist attending the game with his son claims that the South Korea star was racially abused by a supporter sitting in the Tottenham section.

“I’ve not experienced racism at football for about 15 years, but today at Spurs was hideous. Reported to stewards, confronted him myself and was called a c*** while I was standing next to my son, Hideous… Spurs have been in touch and I’ll work with them to find the person. Stand-up to racism and it won’t survive, let it go and it will just get worse. Spurs are looking into this now, and have been great.”

After the defeat Son departed London for the UAE, where he will play for South Korea in the 2019 Asian Cup. He will be away on international duty until the end of January.

This incident follows a string of similar incidents in recent months in the Premier League.

Fans of Chelsea were suspended by the club pending an investigation into alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling, a Tottenham fan was also handed a stadium ban for throwing a banana at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in December and arrests were made last week for racially aggravated public order offences during the League Cup semifinal between Spurs and Chelsea and Wembley.

Man City obliterates Burton Albion 9-0 in Carabao Cup

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Manchester City started a strong lineup in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal against League One side Burton Albion, and boy did it pay off.

Pep Guardiola‘s side put on an attacking clinic for the ages as they hammered Burton 9-0 as Gabriel Jesus picked up four goals, while five other blue shirts found the back of the net, including Kevin De Bruyne, Kyle Walker, and Riyad Mahrez.

A few Manchester City starters were rested, with Sergio Aguero not in the squad and Ederson, John Stones, and Raheem Sterling all on the bench, but de Bruyne, Walker, and Jesus all found the starting lineup as did David Silva and Ilkay Gundoguan, and the lower league minnows never had a chance.

De Bruyne scored just five minutes in to begin the onslaught, and Manchester City never looked back. Jesus opened his bursting account on the half-hour mark, and doubled his number four minutes later thanks to a great chip from Gundoguan.

Jesus had his hat-trick just before the hour mark, and bagged a fourth five minutes past it. Academy product Phil Foden also got in on the action in the 62nd minute as City scored four goals in a 13-minute second half span. Oleksandr Zinchenko also scored, and Mahrez’s messy effort trickled in with seven minutes remaining to complete the demolition.

After putting seven goals past Rotherham in early FA Cup action last time out, Manchester City becomes the first English club to record at least a combined 16 goals across two consecutive fixtures since they did it back in 1987 (source: Opta). Burton Albion had achieved much just to reach this point of the competition, having already defeated Premier League side Burnley back in the third round and taking down fellow Championship clubs Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, and Middlesbrough on its way to the semifinals.

Manchester City takes its incredible goalscoring form back to the Premier League where they face newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday followed by a Sunday meeting with Huddersfield Town, before the second leg against Burton Albion which will be little more than a formality.

Premier League player Power Rankings

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Ahead of Matchweek 22 in the Premier League, our latest rankings

[ MORE: Full Power Rankings archive ]

Plenty of stars from Tottenham, Man City, Liverpool and Man United are in our rankings once again, as the genuine ballers proved their worth over the busy festive period.

Remember: this is a list of the top 20 performing players right now in the Premier League.

Let us know in the comments section below if you agree with the selections.

  1. Sergio Aguero (Man City) – Even
  2. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) – Even
  3. Fernandinho (Man City) – Up 4
  4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – Up 2
  5. Paul Pogba (Man United) – Up 6
  6. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – Down 3
  7. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) – Down 3
  8. Leroy Sane (Man City) – New entry
  9. Raheem Sterling (Man City) – New entry
  10. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – Down 2
  11. Marcus Rashford (Man United) – Down 6
  12. Bernardo Silva (Man City) – New entry
  13. Jesse Lingard (Man United) – New entry
  14. Felipe Anderson (West Ham) – Down 4
  15. Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) – Down 4
  16. Troy Deeney (Watford) – New entry
  17. Fabinho (Liverpool) – Down 3
  18. Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – New entry
  19. Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford) – Down 2
  20. Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) – Down 2

List of 100 most valuable players released

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We all know transfer fees are sky-rocketing year on year, but how much are players really worth across the top leagues?

The guys over at CEIS Football Observatory have calculated the current transfer value of players in the top five leagues on the planet, with the club and league they play in, age of the player and length of their contract used as indicators as to their current market value.

CEIS released their list on Monday, with the Premier League having 16 players valued at over $115 million, more than any other league. Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Mohamed Salah, Romelu Lukaku and Leroy Sane are all in the top 10, while in the top 27 players Brazil (6) lead the way with the most players from a single nation, and they are closed followed by France and England (5 each).

As for the U.S. men’s national team, they have one entry in the list: Christian Pulisic who is on loan at Borussia Dortmund after completing his move to Chelsea last week for $73 million.

Below is a list of the top 100 most valuable players in the world.