Harry Kane headed home his 23rd goal of the season at White Hart Lane last weekend, clinching all three points for Spurs in the North London derby and prompting a media frenzy around the young striker. He is “the goal scoring gift that keeps giving,” and it would be hard to argue a case against his reported England call-up and January Premier League Player of the Month accolade.
Kane has engineering Spurs’ recent success, bagging almost half of the clubs goals so far in 2015. He’s passionate, well rounded and clinical in front of goal – making him indispensable to his club at the moment.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is wreaking havoc across England’s top grounds from week to week. Hazard has found the back of the net 13 times in 36 games this season, and has been fouled 74 times (the most in the league), indicating how much of a tricky individual he is to deal with. Former Chelsea star Pat Nevin has claimed “he could become one of the best players in the world,” and his recent performances have helped him secure a new five-and-a-half year deal at Chelsea worth £200k per week.
But perhaps the most influential player in the Premier league today is Yaya Touré. One jaw-dropping statistics to come out of English football of late is that Manchester City, the Premier League title holders, had failed to win a single game without the Ivorian powerhouse since April (up until their midweek romp at The Britania). It just goes to show how impactful the talismanic midfielder is on the Sky Blues – who will be heavily relying on Touré to influence a comeback in this year’s title race.