Liverpool, Man City & Man Utd: Who're the three highest-rated players from each Premier League club?

Sadio Mane is Liverpool's highest-rated player from 2019/20

The use of statistics to analyse football is growing with each and every season.

Every single aspect of the game is now used to grade player performances week in week out, from the amount of passes made to successful dribbles.

All these variables give every player in the Premier League an overall rating for their contributions and we're going to take a look at those numbers from the 2019/20 season.

We've decided to find the three players from all 20 Premier League clubs who earned the highest ratings for their efforts.

There a few surprises, but it will come as a shock to absolutely no one that Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne is top of the pile for the entirety of the English top-flight, with the Belgian boasting a muscular rating of 7.97.

De Bruyne with Man City

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes comfortably sits in second overall with a 7.73 rating, highlighting once again the impact of the Portuguese midfielder since his arrival in January.

All data sourced from WhoScored.

Arsenal:

1st - Nicolas Pepe (7.06)

2nd - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (7.03)

3rd - Emiliano Martinez (7.02)

Aston Villa:

1st - Jack Grealish (7.23)

2nd - John McGinn (7.00)

3rd - Frederic Guilbert (6.89)

Bournemouth:

1st - Diego Rico (7.06)

2nd - Philip Billing (6.90)

3rd - Joshua King - (6.76)

Brighton:

1st - Dan Burn (6.90)

2nd - Lewis Dunk (6.89)

3rd - Tariq Lampety (6.84)

Burnley: 

1st - James Tarkowski (7.19)

2nd - Dwight McNeill (7.06)

3rd - Phil Bardsley (6.92)

Tarkowski with Burnley

Chelsea:

1st - Willian (7.31)

2nd - Christian Pulisic (7.18)

3rd - Cesar Azpilicueta (7.12)

Crystal Palace:

1st - Wilfried Zaha (6.98)

2nd - Jordan Ayew (6.93)

3rd - James Tomkins (6.82)

Everton:

1st - Richarlison (7.19)

2nd - Lucas Digne (7.16)

3rd - Djibril Sidibe (6.92)

Leicester:

1st - Ricardo Pereira (7.50)

2nd - James Maddison (7.34)

3rd - Wilfred Ndidi (7.23)

Liverpool:

1st - Sadio Mane (7.45)

2nd - Mohamed Salah (7.40)

3rd - Virgil van Dijk (7.32)

Salah & Mane

Manchester City:

1st - Kevin De Bruyne (7.97)

2nd - Riyad Mahrez (7.48)

3rd - Raheem Sterling (7.35)

Manchester United 

1st - Bruno Fernandes (7.73)

2nd - Marcus Rashford (7.35)

3rd - Anthony Martial (7.31)

Newcastle:

1st - Allan Saint-Maximin (7.29)

2nd - Jonjo Shelvey (6.97)

3rd - Ciaran Clark (6.89)

Norwich:

1st - Emiliano Buendia (7.08)

2nd - Grant Hanley (6.77)

3rd - Sam Byram (6.77)

Sheffield United:

1st - Chris Basham (6.98)

2nd - John Egan (6.93)

3rd - Jack O'Connell (6.93)

Basham celebrates

Southampton:

1st - James Ward-Prowse (7.15)

2nd - Danny Ings (7.12)

3rd - Nathan Redmond (6.96)

Tottenham:

1st - Harry Kane (7.33)

2nd - Heung-min Son (7.24)

3rd - Serge Aurier (7.06)

Watford:

1st - Troy Deeney (7.05)

2nd - Etienne Capoue (6.91)

3rd - Gerard Deulofeu (6.90)

West Ham:

1st - Michail Antonio (7.29)

2nd - Tomas Soucek (7.14)

3rd - Sebastien Haller (7.08)

Wolves:

1st - Adama Traore (7.49)

2nd - Raul Jimenez (7.25)

3rd - Willy Boly (7.19)

Traore in action

The top three in most of the 20 Premier League clubs are who you'd expect, but there are a few exceptions.

Pepe over Aubameyang? That just seems to defy all logic, with the Ivorian winger enduring a sub-par debut season. In contrast, Aubameyang scored 22 Premier League goals for the second consecutive campaign.

Jamie Vardy's omission from Leicester's top three also seems quite bizarre, with the English striker winning the Golden Boot thanks to his 23 goals.

Then you have Sheffield United, one of only three Premier League clubs - along with Brighton and Palace - to not have a single player with an overall rating higher than seven.

Sheffield United boss Wilder

Chris Wilder's Blades were the surprise package of the 2019/20 season, finishing ninth in the table and playing some of the best football in the league.

But apparently the likes of Basham, Egan, Dean Henderson, John Fleck, Enda Stevens and more are not worthy of a decent overall rating.

Proof - if you needed it - that stats don't always tell the full story in football.

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