Top 90: The best players in the Premier League – 80-71 ranked

It’s fairly common knowledge at this point that the Premier League is, by quite a distance, the best league in the world.

The league is home to the European champions, teams who can spend a combined £1.5bn on new players this summer, the best manager possibly of all time (Pep Guardiola), and – perhaps most importantly – the best footballers in the world.


Ahead of the 2023/24 season we at 90min thought we’d have a crack at predicting who the top 90 players will be in the Premier League next season.

Here’s the rankings from 80-71:


A quality young defender

A quality young defender / Sebastian Frej/MB Media / Contributor

Club: Crystal Palace
Position: Defender

Marc Guehi’s name was a regular in the rumour mill all summer, being linked with a return to Chelsea and a potential £50m move to Manchester United.

While no such move materialised, Guehi will likely still thoroughly impress throughout the 2023/24 season with Crystal Palace.

Bowen's on fire etc.

Bowen’s on fire etc. / Paul Kane / Stringer

Club: West Ham United
Position: Wide forward

The hilarious chant and the legendary UEFA Europa Conference League-winning goal masked what was a down season for Jarrod Bowen last time out.

Bowen will need to re-find his form of two years ago to give West Ham a chance of survival.

New signing

New signing / Patrick Smith / Staff

Club: Aston Villa
Position: Wide forward

Aston Villa were seemingly hellbent on signing a potentially game-changing winger this summer, and in Moussa Diaby they might have got exactly that.

Signed for a club record fee, Diaby will add quality and creativiy to Emery’s Villa team.

Suspended til January

Suspended til January / Alex Livesey / Stringer

Club: Brentford
Position: Forward

Had he not been banned until January, Ivan Toney would probably have been a top 30 player on this list.

He is though, so he’s only 77th.

Sterling needs to up his game

Sterling needs to up his game / Adam Hunger / Stringer

Club: Chelsea
Position: Wide forward

It’s fair to say that Raheem Sterling has not played particularly well since joining Chelsea…to say the very least.

That being said though, there were some encouraging signs in pre-season that he could re-find some semblance of form under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Big season ahead for Richarlison

Big season ahead for Richarlison / Yong Teck Lim / Staff

Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Forward

If Harry Kane leaves Tottenham Hotspur this summer, the weight of the goalscoring burden will fall upon Richarlison.

In order to be a remotely adequate replacement for Kane he’ll need to score more than the one league goal he managed last time out.

Romero needs become a leader

Romero needs become a leader / Playmaker/MB Media / Contributor

Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Defender

The World Cup winner went off the boil a bit in 2023, but there’s no doubting how good he can be on his day.

If Tottenham finally sign him a decent partner then Romero could be in for career-best season under new manager Ange Postecoglou.

Villa's new centre-back

Villa’s new centre-back / Adam Hunger / Stringer

Club: Aston Villa
Position: Defender

Yes, we agree, Aston Villa have made some very good signings this summer.

Along with Diaby, Villa have also secured the services of the former Man Utd target Pau Torres. The defender is a favourite of Unai Emery’s having won the Europa League together in 2021.

Walker in action

Walker in action / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Contributor

Club: Manchester City
Position: Defender

Kyle Walker, if he stays at Manchester City, will not be a regular for Pep Guardiola during the 2023/24 campaign.

However, when he does play you can expect to still see one of the best right-backs in the country performing at an extremely high level.

Chilwell may be key for Poch

Chilwell may be key for Poch / Adam Hunger / Stringer

Club: Chelsea
Position: Defender

With Marc Cucurella’s form leaving a lot to be desired since joining Chelsea, Ben Chilwell will likely be Pochettino’s first choice left-back moving forward.

The England international could take his game to another level under the tutelage of Poch.

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