Last month treated us to yet more top class football in our much beloved Premier League, and now it’s time to find out which players performed best during this period.
The Telegraph has released it’s Babbello Index which ranks players based on statistics and the opinions of highly respected writers JJ Bull and Alan Tyers. Here are the top five Premier League players during the month of March.
5. Moussa Dembele
Dembele is such a key man in Mauricio Pochettino’s superb Spurs side. He has completed an amazing transformation from pacey winger to one of the Premier League best defensive midfielders over recent seasons. His energy and ability to keep possession even in the tightest of area’s, mean he has become an integral part of this Spurs side that are on course to qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season, and also finish above their London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea for the first time since 1994/1995.
4. Kevin De Bruyne
Ok, so as we pointed in our five things we learned from the Liverpool v Man City game on Wednesday, De Bruyne had a bit of a stinker at Anfield.
However, his performances in the Premier League have been consistently superb all season. Even though this is only the Belgium internationals third full season in England, he is one of the greatest passers of the ball these shores have ever seen.
His tally of eight goals and fifteen assists have been crucial to City running away with the Premier League title this season.
3. Son Heung-min
Not for the first time over the last couple of seasons, Son has stood up recently when Spurs were missing their talisman Harry Kane. After initially struggling at White Hart Lane after his £22 million move from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, he has established himself as a key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive team over the last two campaigns.
Son’s work-rate, pace and skill make him a nightmare to play against for opposition defenders, and his 12 goals and four assists in the Premier League show just how dangerous a player he is in the final third.
2. David Silva
Pep Guardiola obviously deserves massive credit for the superb brand of attacking football Man City have produced this season. However, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach struck gold when he inherited Silva or Merlin as he is known to his team-mates, when he moved to the Etihad in the summer of 2016.
Silva’s class and composure in possession are a joy to watch, and it is no exaggeration to say he will retire as a Premier League great, and should be regarded as one of City’s greatest ever players.
The Spain international is having his best ever goal scoring season in the Premier League with eight strikes and he has also provided 11 assists.
Silva will collect his third Premier League winners medal in the coming days or weeks, and it is an absolute travesty that he has never even been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award.
1. Mohamed Salah
Salah has exceeded the expectations of even the most optimistic of Liverpool fans with his sensational form this season. We all knew the Eygptian international had bags of pace, but it has been his finishing ability that has been a revelation since his £38 million move from Roma last summer.
The fact Salah is the Premier League’s top scorer with 29 goals in just 31 appearances, despite playing as a winger and not a striker sums up what a truly outstanding season he is having for Jurgen Klopp’s men.