Serie A

Top 10 Best Players in Serie A

As with the recent top 10 Premier League players article, this is completely based off of my own opinion. Please feel free to disagree with me. So here it is, the Official Top 10 Best Players in Serie A:

10. Theo Hernandez

Theo Hernandez is one of the most important pieces to this year’s AC Milan side, and it can be argued he is the best left back in Serie A. Able to make marauding runs up the field and then track all the way back to make important tackles, Theo is really a perfect example of the modern outside back. If he is able to continue his development then we may be talking about Theo as one of the top left back’s in the entire world.

9. Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez has spent plenty of time in the news being linked to every major club under the sun. He will continue to star for Inter Milan for at least 1 more season. He was able to break out in the 2019-20 season to the tune of 14 goals and 5 assists. Not only that, but he has started off this new season in great form with 3 goals in as many games played. He is certainly one of the best Serie A players.

8. Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala got off to a rough start at the beginning of last season. There were rumors linking him away from Juventus making life difficult for him. But soon enough he was able to get back into the first team and prove why many (including me) consider him to be a world class player. Dybala was able to finish the season with double digit goals and assists. Although he has been hurt to start, I expect him to be one of Juventus’ most important players.

7. Gianluigi Donnarumma

Donnarumma has been a known commodity in Italy for a lot longer than one would think for a player his age. It can also be stated that many consider him to be the best goalkeeper in Serie A. Last season he was able to keep 13 clean sheets even though Milan struggled to a 6th place finish. To start this current season he has been able to keep the ball out of the net during the first 3 games. I believe it is the season where he can cement himself as the top goalkeeper in Serie A.

6. Romelu Lukaku

What a first season it was for Romelu Lukaku! After making an expensive move from Manchester United to Inter Milan, Lukaku had about as good of a start as you could possibly hope for. He was able to finish the season with 23 goals to his name, finishing amongst the top scorers in the league. With his strong start to this season (3 goals in as many games), it’s not hard to see him forming a potentially lethal strike partnership with the aforementioned Lautaro Martinez.

5. Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly is probably the most important player to Napoli and should probably consider himself the best center back in Serie A. Like with most center backs, there aren’t really any traditional stats to pull up in order to show just how dominant of a defender he really is. In what was truly an up and down campaign for Napoli last year as they finished 7th, Koulibaly still was able to show that he is a world class defender, and he will have a huge role in Napoli’s campaign to get back into the Champions league.

4. Josip Ilicic

Josip Ilicic is probably one of the most underrated players in all of Europe and playing for one of the most underrated teams in the Serie A, but that might not last for too much longer. Ilicic was fantastic last season contributing 15 goals and 8 assists for Atalanta. Currently Ilicic is unavailable for Atalanta as he is currently dealing with some personal issues, but if he is able to return then he will clearly be a major part of the current campaign.

3. Alejandro “Papu” Gomez

Another member of Atalanta’s fantastic side, Gomez might be the most important player. For the past few years, he has been seen as one of the better players in Serie A but he took his game up to another level in this past season. 7 goals and 16 assists is quite an impressive haul, and he’s started off this season in even better fashion with 4 goals and 2 assists in only 3 matches. The 32 year old might still have a few tricks up his sleeve yet.

2. Ciro Immobile

Ciro Immobile is a name that many Italian soccer fans will be quite familiar with, and he has taken his scoring prowess up to new levels over the past few seasons. Last year was his best one yet as he notched an incredible 36 goals and 8 assists for a Lazio team that was able to break through and qualify for the Champions League. It really is amazing what Immobile was able to do last season and seeing if he can do it again will be one of the more intriguing storylines to watch this year.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

It really wasn’t going to be anyone else in the top spot here. There’s not even too much to say as Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all time and on his day he is still unbeatable. At the age of 35, it’s fair to say that most everyone is just waiting to see if he will slow down anytime soon. I don’t believe this year will be the year that it does. So for now, he is the best player in Serie A.

Here is a current link to the Serie A table:

Premier League

Premier League Title Contenders

We are now about 4 games in to this season and just as everyone predicted Everton is undefeated at the top of the table…

With that being said let’s now take a look at the contenders to actually finish the season at the top.


               I suppose it only makes sense to start with Everton seeing as how they are currently in first. To start off the year, Everton has been in incredible form and to be fair they do look like a legitimate threat. They have done a great job in the transfer window in transforming their midfield with the additions of James Rodriguez, Allan, and Abdoulaye Doucoure. In addition to that they brought in a new center back from Norwich in Ben Godfrey. Dominic Calvert-Lewin looks to have really progressed as a player and is scoring goals for fun so far, tied for the league lead with 6.  The moves look to have paid off so far, but the true tests will come when Everton has games against some of the other top teams in the league.


               Arsenal have also been able to get off to a good start to begin the season. They look like a much more complete team with Mikel Arteta at the helm, along with some of the new signings that have been brought in. The most important of those signings has to be Thomas Partey who could be a perfect fit in the Arsenal midfield. In defense, Gabriel looks the part of a world class center back so far and could end up being one of the steals of the transfer window. All in all, Arsenal really do look the part of a legitimate contender and could be in the mix at the very top when all is said and done.


               Jose Mourinho seems to have stabilized Tottenham to a degree after Mauricio Pochettino left the club. As with past seasons though, they will be relying a lot upon Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. The good news is, Son has gotten off to a fantastic start and is currently tied for the goalscoring lead with 6 goals. The bad news is they don’t have too much going on in terms of depth in attack (other than bringing Gareth Bale back into the fold), so it could be tough for them to keep up the pace for an entire season.


               Looks like Chelsea’s transfer embargo has been lifted. They were definitely the most active team in terms of the transfer market this go around, strengthening every area of the team. Some of the main players who were brought in include Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakin Ziyech, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva. That’s a lot of new faces. On paper, Chelsea surely has one of the strongest teams in the Premier League but in order for it all to pan out Frank Lampard will need to seamlessly work all of these new faces into the team. Chelsea definitely seems like they’ll be in the thick of it come season’s end.

Manchester City

               Struggles abound for City to start off the season. Once again it looks like the problems are in the defense, and to their credit City have brought in (more) reinforcements. Nathan Ake and Ruben Dias have both been brought in, with Ake splitting time at CB and LB. Dias seems to be forming a good partnership with Aymeric Laporte that could effectively shore up the defense. But City will need to be more consistent this year if they want a legitimate shot to win the Premier League, and so far that hasn’t been the case.


               Liverpool is probably the odds on favorite to win the Premier League, but even they haven’t been able to start the season in perfect form. Their 7-2 loss to Aston Villa was unexpected to say the least and shows that Liverpool may not be the unbeatable giant that they were last season. Even with the unexpected start, I would still rate them as the favorite to come out of the season on top of the league, with the recent addition of Thiago potentially being a game changer for them.


               It may be the lack of a preseason and very little rest time from last season, but a lot of teams look very sloppy to start the season. I don’t believe there will any runaway teams this year, and it will most likely be a very tight race to the finish with Liverpool the most likely winner at this early juncture.