The Premier League's return is almost upon us and football fans around the world are buzzing.
After three months without England's top flight due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2019/20 campaign will resume with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal.
Give or take the title itself, there's still plenty to play for during the final nine game-weeks and who we have in mind for certain awards right now could easily change in a few weekend's time.
Besides, the final few fixtures could be crucial in deciding whether Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson or somebody else bags themselves the PFA Player of the Year award.
But after so long without the Premier League on our screens, it only makes sense to remind supporters of the current state of affairs before we're snowed under with fixtures again.
Premier League's best and worst players
Here at GIVEMESPORT, we've decided to give everybody a little refresh by working through all 20 Premier League clubs and deciding who has been their best and worst player so far this season.
We've based our decisions on a combination of WhoScored.com match statistics as well as our own opinion, so, yes, our choices are bound to spark debate in places. That's half the joy, though... right?
Disclaimers aside, though, you can check out our choices for every club down below and decide whether we've made the right calls or not:
Best: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The fact Aubameyang has scored 17 goals for a side that has won just nine league games this season is simply staggering and the Gunners would frankly be stewing in the bottom half if it wasn't for him.
Worst: David Luiz
What a catastrophic signing. Not only has the Brazilian conceded a league-high three penalties this season, but even Shkodran Mustafi and Callum Chambers have been producing better statistics all year long.
Best: Jack Grealish
Again, something of a no-brainer for the best player. Grealish has been a cut above his teammates this season and we think he's worthy of a place in the PFA Team of the Year regardless of whether Villa are relegated.
Worst: Douglas Luiz
The worst player is harder than you'd think, though, so we're reluctantly going for Douglas more on disappointment than objectively being rock bottom. He's ranked as Villa's 15th 'best' player this season.
Best: Philip Billing
There's not been much to shout about at Bournemouth this season and in the absence of much inspiration from Callum Wilson or Ryan Fraser, Billing is the man who surprisingly emerges top of the statistical pile.
Worst: Dominic Solanke
But regardless of what the numbers think, we can't pick anybody other than Solanke on the flip side having continued to make his £19 million price tag look bewildering with zero goals in 24 league games.
Brighton and Hove Albion
Best: Dan Burn
Brighton have a decent defensive record for their position in the league - Tottenham have conceded the same amount of goals, after all - and Burn has been the standout performer in that over-achieving back four.
Worst: Glenn Murray
As for Murray, we sadly think that time is starting to catch up on the once-reliable forward and just a single strike in 17 Premier League games this season shows it could be time to cut ties with the 36-year-old.
Best: Nick Pope
A lot of credit is due for the Burnley back five, but we couldn't help selecting Pope considering he's thrust himself into England number one contention by leading the Golden Glove race going into the big return.
Worst: Aaron Lennon
Sadly for Lennon, though, he's statistically the worst player to appear in the Premier League this season and that means we couldn't have picked anybody else. Sorry, Aaron.
Despite all the impressive displays from youngsters at Chelsea this season, Willian has emerged as their star man with five goals and five assists in the league. The Blues need to secure a contract extension for their Brazilian maestro.
Worst: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Ah yes, the world-record 'keeper who's played in 25 league games for a team that's shipped 39 goals... it's not good. The fact Kepa has reportedly wound up on Chelsea's transfer list tells you everything about his second-season syndrome.
Best: Wilfried Zaha
Even though three goals and three assists might not sound amazing, nor worth all that summer transfer speculation, the Ivorian winger has still been Palace's best player this season by a distance.
Worst: Christian Benteke
How is Benteke still getting by at Selhurst Park? Yes, we know there's more to playing up front than scoring, but just a single league goal and merely five over the last three seasons is a truly woeful record.
Regardless of his recent contract extension, it's only a matter of time before Richarlison earns himself a big move because he's looked a class above his Everton teammates with 10 league goals this campaign.
Worst: Moise Kean
Like Douglas earlier on, disappointment is the key factor here and for Everton to sign a highly touted youngster from Juventus to get just one goal from 22 games in return is an unmitigated disaster. Being sub-subbed is a whopping blot on his copybook, too.
Best: Ricardo Pereira
This could easily have gone to James Maddison, Jamie Vardy or Ben Chilwell, but we're letting the the statistics do the talking here because Pereira is rated as the Premier League's fourth best player this season.
Worst: Hamza Choudhury
There's so much quality in this Leicester side that picking a 'worst' player is incredibly tough and Choudhury only winds up in this position for being the least great of an all-around great squad. You follow?
Best: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Controversial, we know. For our money, we've never seen an individual season from a full-back quite Alexander-Arnold's, creating a mind-blowing 12 assists from the back four and putting in a performance for the ages against Leicester.
Massive credit to Henderson, Mane, Virgil van Dijk and practically the entire squad, though.
Much like Leicester, picking a 'worst' player for Liverpool seems harsh, but Adrian has shown in games against Southampton and Atletico Madrid why he was playing second fiddle for so long at West Ham. Overhyped, we're afraid.News Now - Sport News