Christian Fuchs was one of Leicester's regulars during their Premier League title triumph, and only N'Golo Kante made more tackles and interceptions per game.
Sky Sports has revealed the top 100 players of 2016, as ranked by WhoScored. While Steven Defour and Jack Cork both impressed in the middle of the park for Burnley last season, Jeff Hendrick was far less convincing. In a clash of claret and blue Aston Villa host West Ham , hoping to extend a great run of home form against the Hammers.
A move for another top performer in Russia could be on the cards should Maguire leave, with Domagoj Vida the subject of widespread interest this summer, not least from the Premier League.
Alberto Moreno has proven an inadequate defender too often, and though James Milner could fill in, a younger alternative to offer competition would be a plus. Nine assists and six goals for Reims last season earned Nicolas de Preville a move to Lille, where he has continued his fine form.
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While Manchester United have struggled, Ibrahimovic has weighed in with eight goals so far after making his long-awaited move to England in the summer. Subscription sign in. Yerry Mina has been linked with the club as he looks to find a way off the bench at Barcelona. Las Palmas are becoming a neutral's favourite in La Liga given their attractive style and playmaker Jonathan Viera is key to that, picking up where he left off last season having had a hand in 19 goals from attacking midfield.
Perhaps a more pertinent test of Kane's influence is how Spurs struggle in front of goal when he is not in the team. Champions League. Making his name at Barcelona since graduation from the fabled La Masia academy, Thiago has become a key player for Bayern Munich since following Guardiola to Bavaria in 2013.
As signings go, Payet represents as good a find as money can buy. Danny Drinkwater was overlooked for England at Euro 2016. It is Laurent Koscielny's reading of the game that sets him apart.
However, the main area in which Dembele has improved dramatically lies in his upper body strength, with two key but ultimately very different facets to his game profiting in kind.
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