We are coming up to the midway point of the season and I thought I might take this opportunity to point out a few players that have impressed me this season. Some you might have expected to see and others you might be surprised to see. My aim is not to pick all the superstar names such as Drogba, Malouda, Berbatov etc.
Samir Nasri- He has had to fill the shoes of Fabregas as Arsenal's main man ever since Fabregas got injured, and what a job he's done. He is already in double figures for goals and has led the Arsenal attack. I expect much more of him for the rest of the season and if he keeps it up, a PFA Player Of The Year award could be on the way to his trophy cabinet and maybe a Premiership title for Arsenal.
Gareth Bale- After a very slow start to his Spurs career, he has really impressed this season. In the Champions League and Premiership. My only negative comment would be that he isn't as consistent as he probably should be. His name is now known all over Europe after two fantastic displays against Inter Milan. He would definitely be in my Premiership XI based on current form. I'm sure Spurs regret not trying him on the left side of midfield sooner after he signed for the North London club as a left back.
Tim Cahill- My dad, who is an Everton fan, yesterday told me that he thought Cahill was Everton's player of the decade. How can you disagree with him, I know Everton haven't had the greatest selection of players in the 2000's, like for example you had Nuno Valente and Tony Hibbert. But not only has he been a great player for Everton, he has been a great player to watch in the Premiership. Yet again he hasn't failed to impress this season with some great performances and a large percentage of Everton's goals.
Rafael Van Der Vaart- I am adding the Dutchman into this category because not only has he really impressed for Tottenham but what some people tend to forget, is that he was signed on the last day of the transfer window. We all know that some foreign players struggle to find their feet in the Premiership in their first season but Van Der Vaart has flourished with some of his performances this season, most notably his game against Arsenal where he played a huge part in helping Spurs get back from 2-0 down back to 2-3 winners. Unlike Bale he has been incredibly consistent.
Other players that deserve a mention are Adam (Blackpool), Nani (Man United), Tevez (Man City) and Carroll (Newcastle United).
I would love to hear any comments that you may have.