World class players

The Barclays Premier League is home to some of the greatest footballers in the world. Here we highlight those who topped the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, while pundits from BT highlight players who made an impression on the 2014/15 season.

The top three in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index were world-class talents. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, who scooped a hat-trick of player of the year awards, topped the list. He was followed by Golden Boot winner Sergio Agüero of Manchester City and Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez, who made such an explosive impact that he was named PFA Fans’ Player of the Year.

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But they weren’t the only ones lighting up the Barclays Premier League and some of the key pundits at BT Sport have also identified players who had a fantastic 2014/15 campaign. Click on the videos to hear from Owen Hargreaves on Ryan Mason, Michael Owen on Jordan Henderson and Steve McManaman on Diego Costa.

Ryan Mason: The Tottenham Hotspur Academy graduate had a breakthrough season under manager Mauricio Pochettino. Not only did he make his Premier League debut, going on to make 31 appearances, he also played for the England senior team for the first time in March.

Tenacity: with 85 tackles Mason was Tottenham’s most prolific tackler.

Ryan Mason tackles an Arsenal player

Jordan Henderson: The heir apparent to Steven Gerrard, he was the model of consistency for Liverpool weighing in with six goals and nine assists. At the age of only 24 he has played over 210 matches in the Premier League.

Accuracy: with 2,181 completed passes Henderson made the most of any Englishman.

Jordan Henderson sliding on his knees

Diego Costa: The Spaniard without doubt set the opening half of Chelsea’s season alight and scored 20 goals in just 26 matches. Every one of his goals came inside the box, highlighting him as one of the most lethal predators in the Barclays Premier League.

Goals: Costa impressively scored 20 goals from 36 shots on target.

Diego Costa celebrating scoring a goal
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