English Premier League: Ranking the Top 10 Players This Season

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English Premier League: Ranking the Top 10 Players This Season
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The 2011 English Premier League season is winding down, and it is time to start looking back on the players who made it so memorable.

Thought the season will once again end with Manchester United on top, this year will be remembered for being one of the most unpredictable seasons ever. Everywhere you turned there was another twist in the race.

Heading into March, Chelsea were 15 points behind Manchester United in the title race. United had a chance to put them 18 points back, eliminating them from the title race and possibly knocking them out of contention to finish in the top four.

Yet one week later, Chelsea had closed that gap to just nine points. With three weeks to play in the season, Chelsea had climbed all the way back to second place and were within three points of the leaders.

Following the high profile appointment of manager Roy Hodgson, expectations at Liverpool were sky high this year. Instead, Liverpool crubmbled and Hodgson was sacked in December. In January, Kenny Dalglish took over with Liverpool just three points above the relegation zone. Since Dalglish took over, Liverpool have picked up 33 points in the league, just two less then Chelsea and one more then Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson moved to West Bromwich Albion and now has the Baggies within striking distance of finishing in the top half of the league.

Of course it hasn't been the managers that have made this season memorable but the players. Many teams would not be where they are now if it were not for the outstanding contributions of some players, or in other cases, the lack of contributions from certain players.

Here are the top 10 players from the 2010/11 English Premier League season.

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