2. Robin van Persie | Manchester United
Robin van Persie proved the difference in the title race last season, firing Manchester United to their 20th league title in style.
The Dutchman is a class act, equipped with the rare ability to turn a game in an instant with a piece of jaw-dropping skill.
The Premier League's top scorer for the last two seasons running can score from anywhere around the penalty area, while his vision is also impeccable.
A born winner, Van Persie is already a Manchester United hero.