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Soccer Premier League

Top 20 Premier League Players of 2014

Top 20 Premier League Players of 2014

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The Premier League always brings us amazing performances from many players during every season. This year has been no different as these 20 professionals have dazzled with their statistics and overall brilliant play.

20. Peter Cech (Chelsea)

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20. Peter Cech (Chelsea)

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This goalkeeper has allowed the fewest goals all year long with the ball only hitting the inside of his frame 24 times. At the age of 31, he still has a lot left in his career at the top level -- if he can stay healthy that is.

19. John Terry (Chelsea)

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19. John Terry (Chelsea)

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As Chelsea's captain, Terry has added structure and experience to a defense that needed to be strong in the center. He has responded nicely to what has been asked of him by making few mistakes. He is the stalwart of the defense and can continue to be so for another season if the club chooses to retain his services.

18. Kevin Mirallas (Everton)

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18. Kevin Mirallas (Everton)

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The Everton forward hasn't found the net as much as expected, but he has assisted teammates a total of eight times. By doing this, he has proven that he is dangerous in all aspects when it comes to offense. He is fast, quick and knows how to get others involved.

17. Loic Remy (Newcastle)

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17. Loic Remy (Newcastle)

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With 13 goals, he tops the scoring charts for his club and shows us why he is worth the money. With this season's performance, he could perhaps move up to a bigger and better club in the EPL. If not, he will need some help behind him as Newcastle sit all the way down at ninth in the table.

16. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

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16. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

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The German midfielder was expected to play for Real Madrid this season until he was surprisingly purchased by the Londoners. Even though many say he has not lived up to his full potential, he has eight assists to go along with some timely goals. He has gelled with his teammates nicely and adds the extra flair needed for a team that relies on speed and possession.

15. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

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15. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

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The Manchester City captain has stepped up huge this season to save his team time and time again by making crucial stops in their defensive third.

14. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)

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14. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)

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When he was healthy earlier in the season, he was en route to having his best-ever season as he had already racked up eight goals and six assists. He was outplaying ever single midfield teammate until he was ruled out due to injury.

14. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)

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14. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)

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This man was going through some personal issues earlier this season, but even so, he has managed to score 13 times for his club. As the lone striker, he has done well to blend in with the midfield and finish from uncanny positions at times. He will represent his country, France, in this summer's World Cup.

13. Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)

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13. Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)

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This defender is a rock in the center of the back four. In addition, there are times when he will score one or even two goals in a game. He is becoming irreplaceable with his dominant performances.

12. Ricky Lambert (Southampton)

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12. Ricky Lambert (Southampton)

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With 11 goals and five assists, this veteran is continuing to prove that he is an asset to this club even with the younger guys all stepping up. He deserves the hype and should be considered by England for the World Cup.

11. Adam Lallana (Southampton)

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11. Adam Lallana (Southampton)

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The youngster has scored nine times and added six assists to his stat sheet as Southampton captain. As a midfielder, his job is to do just that, in addition to setting the example for teammates. He will be on England's World cup roster this summer.

10. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton)

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10. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton)

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The striker will most likely miss this summer's World Cup with an unfortunate knee injury, but he is leading his club in the scoring category with 15. His injury arrived at a tough time, but he will return stronger than ever.

9. David Silva (Manchester City)

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9. David Silva (Manchester City)

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With some timely goals and nine sweet assists, this man has maintained his starting spot at Manchester City. He will not rack up the stats to be named the best player of the year, but he is someone that every team needs.

8. Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

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8. Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

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This young man has netted 13 goals for Everton this season, likely earning his much-anticipated starting spot on Belgium's World Cup roster, especially with Christian Benteke being ruled out with a knee injury. Playing as a lone striker suits him best and really works well for his style of play.

7. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

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7. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

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This young star has 14 goals and seven assists to his name this season in Premier League play. He has carried this team on his back at times and has done very well to gain the attention of bigger clubs around Europe. If he stays here, the club will have many more successful seasons to come. Look for him to be Belgium's MVP in the World Cup.

6. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)

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6. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)

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With 18 goals and five assists, Toure has been sensational with some of his goals being absolute scorchers. Besides his strength and defensive ability, his offensive mindset and vision have enabled him to play the game at a world-class level. He can run for days and leads his midfield when the slack is dumped on him. He will represent the Ivory Coast this summer in the World Cup.

5. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

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5. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

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The Liverpool captain has scored 13 goals and assisted nine teammates to lead his team to their recent glory. He does have some of the best teammates in the world, but his presence on the field really makes the engine run as smoothly as possible. He will be starting for England later on this summer in Brazil.

3. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

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3. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

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This man has 20 goals and seven assists to be Liverpool's second best player this season. He should be in the World Cup for England and should not be dropped at the club level.

2. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

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2. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

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With 15 goals and 10 assists, he is undoubtedly Manchester United's best player. Even when his team plays poorly, he plays well to bring their morale right back up to where it belongs. Watch out for him in World Cup duty for England.

1. Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

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1. Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

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This man has a whopping 29 goals and 11 assists even though he missed the first five games of the season. The Uruguayan international will lead his country's striking corps in the World Cup this summer, and he is also considered the best player in the Premier League.