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10 best Portuguese stars in the Premier League today

06 Mar 2022 | 12:20

 Squawka has ranked the 10 best Portuguese players (who have played at least 1,000 minutes) in the Premier League this season.

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10. Nelson Semedo

The former Barca star has made great progress under the guidance of coach Bruno Lage. Semedo is encouraged to play higher to maximize his offensive support.

9. Joao Moutinho

The Portuguese star is the conductor of Wolves’ play, always maintaining an amazingly consistent form. At the age of 35, Moutinho is still active in midfield.

8. Ruben Neves
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 Neves is being noticed by many big men.

The 24-year-old star is likened to the “new Xabi Alonso” because of the somewhat similar playing style. Neves not only acts as an interceptor, but also takes on the role of remote gameplay. Currently, he is a name pursued by many big men like Barcelona, ​​Man Utd, Arsenal.

7. Jose Sa

The 29-year-old goalkeeper shone brightly in his first season in the Premier League. Jose Sa’s brilliant saves helped Wolves to be the 4th least conceded club in the tournament, just behind the big three Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo

The owner of 5 Golden Balls had a brilliant start when he returned to Man Utd last summer. However, CR7’s performance in the past 2 months is at an alarming state. Ronaldo now has 9 goals and 3 assists in 23 Premier League appearances.

5. Joao Cancelo

The former Juventus star is an interesting invention of Pep Guardiola, when he shines brightly in the role of left-back, which is not his forte. In addition to Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva, the Portuguese defender is also an extremely dangerous “passer” in Man City’s squad.

4. Ruben Dias
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Dias is still a solid stop. 

The former Benfica star is still a reliable fulcrum of The Citizens. Ruben Dias has it all: speed, strength, intelligence, high concentration and leadership qualities. The English champions are the club that has conceded the least in the Premier League this season, having only conceded 17 goals in 27 matches.

3. Diogo Jota

The former Wolves star is having an explosive season with Liverpool. Currently Jota is ranked 2nd in the race of Premier League top scorer 2021/22 with 12 goals, behind the leader Mohamed Salah (19 goals).

2. Bruno Fernandes

The 27-year-old midfielder is the “breath” in the attacking style of the Red Devils. Bruno currently has 9 goals and 6 assists in 26 matches.

1. Bernardo Silva

The 27-year-old star is the most dangerous detonator in the attack of The Citizens thanks to his ability to control and dribble skillfully. Silva now has 7 goals and 1 assist in 26 appearances.