Kevin de Bruyne could be Premier League's star player claims Jamie Carragher

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This quite incredible Premier League season is yet to reach its climax, but Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has made an early prediction ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 

Indeed, speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Carragher suggested that Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne could be next season's star man. 

De Bruyne has enjoyed an impressive debut campaign at the Etihad and once again proved his credentials at the home of his former club, Chelsea, on Saturday evening. 


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While Sergio Aguero hogged the headlines as he netted a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge, Belgium international De Bruyne played an instrumental role at the home of his former club. 

And Carragher has insisted that Chelsea's biggest disappointment from the game would have been the fact that De Bruyne was starring for the Citizens. 

“I think we shouldn’t forget how well Manchester City played,” Carragher told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, as relayed by Squawka.

“The biggest disappointment in this game for Chelsea, is not the performance or the result, but the fact Kevin De Bruyne was wearing a Manchester City shirt.

“I thought he was outstanding, and I’m thinking already to next season that he could be the star man in the Premier League – I think he’s absolutely fantastic – and that will be the bigger worry to the people above [at Chelsea], why isn’t he turning out for Chelsea because he looked a class act.”

Carragher could be right 

Ultimately, there should be no underestimating De Bruyne's talents. If he can maintain his fitness throughout the course of the campaign, then there's no reason why he won't be able to go from strength-to-strength next term. 

Under Pep Guardiola's guidance, De Bruyne should continue to thrive. He's quickly establishing himself as City's talisman and that trend is expected to continue over the coming years. 

Since his return from injury, his importance to the cause hasn't gone unnoticed; Manuel Pellegrini's side have looked an entirely different prospect altogether in recent weeks. 

De Bruyne is just as important for the Belgium national side and will no doubt have a huge role to play at Euro 2016. A good tournament should set him up nicely ahead of what looks set to be another huge campaign for the Sky Blues.

Perhaps he will be named the Premier League's best player this time next year. That really will hurt Chelsea fans. 

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