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Top five underrated players this season

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It's safe to say a lot of the spotlight has been on Leicester City this season. Rightfully so as they've achieved something remarkable by winning the Premier League.

The likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante have all dominated the headlines throughout the campaign for their standout performances.

However, even away from Leicester, the same players are winning all the plaudits. Harry Kane and Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspur, Mesut Ozil from Arsenal and the likes of Dimitri Payet, David de Gea and Sergio Aguero.

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So what about the impressive players who haven't been talked about this season? Here are five unsung heroes from the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign.

5. Idrissa Gueye

Starting of with undoubtedly Aston Villa's best player this season, Idrissa Gueye.

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The defensive midfielder has been a bright spark in the Claret & Blue's horrendous season under Remi Garde and Tim Sherwood.

Gueye arrived at Villa from Lille in the summer for around £6 million, and has fitted in well into a mismanaged Aston Villa side.

The former Lille man has averaged 53 passes per game this season as well as a 85% pass succession rate. It is likely that many Premier League sides will be chasing his signature in the summer.

4. Andros Townsend

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Andros Townsend is one of the most frustrating players any Spurs fan has ever witnessed.

During his seven year stint at White Hart Lane, the winger gained a reputation for being inconsistent and lacking an end product.

However, his career has been rescued since his £12m move to Newcastle United in January. He has scored vital goals, at vital times for the Magpies in their battle to beat the drop, and has even been mentioned for Roy Hodgson's England squad.

Townsend has scored four in 10 since moving to the North East, however, still doesn't get the praise he deserves. 

3. Aaron Cresswell

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How this boy hasn't had an England call up yet is baffling.

He has it all. Pace, a wicked left foot and impressive positioning. The West Ham man is, in my opinion, the best English left back we have. His performances for the Hammers this season reflect this.

He has been arguably their second best player, behind Dimitri Payet, and with two goals and four assists this term, the 26-year-old must be close to a England call up. 

2. Gylfi Sigurdsson

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At our number two spot is Swansea's Icelandic playmaker, Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The 26-year-old has been one of the leading performers in the league this season, yet hasn't been given much credit in the media.

The former Spurs man is in his second stint at the club, and his most successful. Sigurdsson has netted 11 times this season in the league as well as setting three up for his teammates.

The Swansea hierarchy will be undoubtedly fielding some calls in the summer for this man.

1. Mark Noble

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At number one it's Mr. Consistent, Mark Noble.

The second West Ham player in this list, Noble has again performed magnificently this season, but has been given little credit.

Aged 28, Noble has never been given an England cap, yet midfielders such as Jack Wilshere have been picked in front of him.

Noble is set to lead the Hammers into Europe this season, in the club's final season at Upton Park.

The midfielder has managed seven goals in 34 games this season.

Who else has been an unsung hero this season? Make YOUR picks in the comment section below!

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