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Luis Suarez and Top 10 South Americans in the English Premier League

Shehryar KhanCorrespondent IIIMay 20, 2011

Luis Suarez and Top 10 South Americans in the English Premier League

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    SANDY, UT - SEPTEMBER 05:  (ATTENTION EDITORS: PHOTO CONVERTED TO BLACK AND WHITE) United States fans celebrate during the FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifier match between the United States and El Salvador at Rio Tinto Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Sandy, Ut
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    South American football has been the champagne football of years. Teams like Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay have succeeded at world football and the trend has now shifted to the Premier League.

    Dozens of players are now coming to England, to apply their trade here and it must be said that they've been pretty influential. 

    In no given order, here is my list of top 10 players in the league.

    P.S: I earlier had Javier Hernandez in the list and have replaced him by Chelsea's Ramires because Mexico does not fall under South America. My apologies.  

Anderson (Manchester United)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 04:  Anderson of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Manchester United and Schalke at Old Trafford on May 4, 2011 in Manchester, England
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    Anderson has mostly been used as an impact player, he has been successful and has played his part in Manchester United's Champions League this season. 

Maxi Rodríguez (Liverpool)

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    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Maxi Rodriguez of Liverpool incurs the wrath of Carlo Cudicini (L) and Michael Dawson (R) of Spurs during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on May 15, 2011 in Liverpool, Engl
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    Rodriguez has not impressed much until the latter stages of the season where he has managed to score goals at free-will. 

    Under Kenny, the player has been given opportunities and has re-paid it back with style. 

Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle)

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    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 07:  Newcastle player Jonas Gutierrez (l) and Jose Enrique bomb down the left flank during the Barclays  Premier League game between Newcastle United and Birmingham City at St James' Park on May 7, 2011 in Newcastle upon
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    Nicknamed "Spider-man", the Argentinian has been one of the best players for Newcastle this season.

    His career has been hit by injuries but nonetheless has performed when called upon.

Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 17:  Carlos Tevez of Manchester City waves to the crowd on a lap of honour after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at City of Manchester Stadium on May 17, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Pho
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    Manchester City's captain, the Argentinian is a workaholic on the pitch. His goal-scoring has been phenomenal over the past few seasons.

    Sadly, he could leave the Premier League this season due to personal reasons.  

Alex (Chelsea)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Alex of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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    Since joining Chelsea from PSV, Alex has performed well for the London club, partnering up with John Terry at the heart of defense.

    Known for his physical strength, imposing size and powerful free kicks, Alex has been solid for Chelsea in his time at the club.

Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)

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    BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - MAY 14:  Antonio Valencia of Manchester United speaks to a team mate during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United at Ewood park on May 14, 2011 in Blackburn, England.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaro
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    A Christiano Ronaldo replacement, Valencia’s exploits earned the Ecuadorian a move to Old Trafford last summer after a string of good performances and has since proved a hit for United.

    Extreme pace and good crossing makes him a difficult man to pin down. 

Sandro (Tottenham)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 10:  Carlos Tevez of Manchester City competes with Sandro of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the City of Manchester Stadium on May 10, 2011 in Manchester
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    The Brazilian midfielder has enjoyed a strong second half of the season after initially struggling in the Premier League following his £8 million from Internacional.

    A number of clubs are already trying to take him on board, one of them being Real Madrid

David Luiz (Chelsea)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30:  David Luiz of Chelsea looks to pass the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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    David Luiz is a typical South American defender, strong at the back and never afraid to make a challenge.

    The 24-year-old has also shown an intent of going forward and has scored a couple of brilliant goals for Chelsea. 

Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

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    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool parades around the pitch following the final home game of the season after the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on May 15, 2011 in Liverpool, England.
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    The former Ajax player has taken the Premier League by storm. He's quick, a talented dribbler and never shy to shoot.

    He is already being tipped to be a legend at Liverpool

Ramires (Chelsea)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Ramires of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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    Ramires joined Chelsea in the summer of 2010 on a four-year contract after one season with Benfica. The £18.3 million signing has claimed that his boss reckons he would be the best Brazilian in the premier League..  

    “My boss at Chelsea is my number one fan and told me I have the chance to be the best Brazilian in the history of the Premier League.” 

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