Gary Neville names the Premier League's top 3 players

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Despite Alan Shearer's claim that the Premier League has just one world-class player - Sergio Aguero - there can be no doubting the top-flight is blessed with incredible talent.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have proved wonderful signings; David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne continue to impress; while Manchester United have the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.

Then you have Chelsea, with Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, while Philippe Coutinho is Liverpool's star player and Harry Kane is Tottenham's.


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Picking a top three from that list is a rather difficult task - but not for Gary Neville.

During his commentary of Southampton vs Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, which ended 0-2, the former United right-back named the Premier League's best trio.

"On his day, Hazard is one of the top three in the league along with Aguero and Silva," he said.

Neville's bold claim largely went unnoticed, but those who did take heed were quick to question the validity of his comments.


Following his performance against Southampton - let alone his track record in the Premier League - very few will question Hazard's place in the top three.

And the same applies to Aguero, who was back to his best against West Brom on Saturday, scoring a brace and rifling his second into the top-right corner from distance.

As for Silva, there's evidence to suggest the 30-year-old is on the wane and can no longer be considered in the top three, especially so with the likes of Ozil, Sanchez and De Bruyne in fantastic form.

It's been a somewhat slow start to the new season for the Spaniard, who has zero goals and two assists in nine league games thus far.

Paul Scholes shares the same opinion as Neville, though, and believes Silva, Aguero and De Bruyne are the Premier League's best three players.

He said in September, per The Sun: "There needs to be a real step up in quality in England. Other than Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, we don't have the best players.

"All the best players are in other countries. The best players are in Spain, or at Bayern Munich and Juventus.

"We're linked with big players - Gareth Bale is a top player - but we don't get them now. Not anymore.

"You never see a Lionel Messi coming over here, you never see a Neymar in the Premier League."

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