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Premier League: Top 5 most improved Englishmen

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Here we take a look at five English players who have been most improved during the 2013/14 season...

5) Fabian Delph

The Aston Villa man was purchased from Leeds in 2009 and had initially struggled to find his feet in previous seasons with a few injuries along the way.

Now it seems that Delph has finally started to live up to his large price tag with some fantastic performances this season, including a late winner against Chelsea. The Bradford-born midfielder has become a favourite among the Villa fans this season and is almost certainly the first name on the team sheet every week.

4) Gareth Barry

At the start of the season, it looked like Barry would be spending a large amount of time on the Manchester City bench with players such as Fernandinho arriving. However, after a deadline day loan bid from Everton, Barry has been one of the most improved players of the season.

His incredible passing ability and vast experience has helped Everton push for a place in next season's Champions League. Hopefully, Roberto Martinez can sign Barry on a permanent deal in the summer so he can carry on his wonderful form.

3) Jordan Henderson

Henderson is definitely one of the most improved English players of the season with a massive career turnaround. The 23-year-old moved to Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011 and and for the first few years with his new club, he looked out of place.

This season, Henderson has shown how good he can be with a consistent string of good performances helping Liverpool challenge for the title. The large sum Liverpool paid for him seems like nothing now as Henderson fits comfortably into the starting line-up and is also being considered for the World Cup in the summer.

2) Adam Lallana

During the last campaign, Lallana only showed us glimpses of his footballing ability and was not really being considered as an England regular at all. Since the start of this season, however, Lallana has looked better and better and is now being seen by many as a definite World Cup starter.

He has helped Southampton progress into a top half team, contributing with nine goals and five assists in 33 games. He will definitely earn a plane ticket to Brazil if his form continues.

1) Daniel Sturridge

At both Manchester City and Chelsea, Sturridge found it difficult to get a regular first-team place, accumulating an average amount of goals per season. Since his move to Liverpool in January 2011, though, he has looked a completely different player.

With 20 league goals in 25 appearances this season, Sturridge has been one of the stars of this campaign and has definitely been the best English player this season. His and Luis Suarez’s goals - along with Steven Gerrard’s performances - will be massively important in the closing stages of the season to help the Reds lift the title.

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