As Paris Saint-Germain have stuttered this season, Nice have excelled, with full-back Ricardo Pereira playing a pivotal role. Real can ruin Barca's season in back-to-back Clasicos 5h Graham Hunter. Averaging over 4. Lazio could only finish eighth in Serie A last season but Lucas Biglia proved to be a consistent performer in defensive midfield.
He may not have convinced at Chelsea but Salah has consistently been one of the top performers in Serie A, making his loan move to Roma permanent having had a direct hand in 20 league goals last season. I don't want conflict 5h ESPN. The creativity that the Bayer Leverkusen talisman provides makes him a huge asset. Merson's Christmas predictions Best PL player of 2016? His versatility makes him a real asset to any squad. It's been a year to remember for versatile Spain and Atletico midfielder Saul Niguez, with the highlight undoubtedly his superb solo goal in last season's Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.
Can you name the oldest, youngest bosses of PL's 'Big Six'? Flamengo miss chance to help families, fans heal 10h Tim Vickery. Football News. With the pressure of taking the armband from Steven Gerrard, Henderson underwhelmed a little last season, with injuries taking their toll, but looks at home in a deeper role in front of the back four.
Fabian can't wait to get started in Philly 21h Tom Marshall. With Paul Pogba gone and Gonzalo Higuian leading the line, Dybala has played more of a supporting role for Juventus, but when it appeared the Old Lady were in a state of flux at the beginning of this season, it was the 23-year-old who dragged them out of it with some stellar showings.
Twenty-two year old Italy international Andrea Belotti has enjoyed a breakthrough 2016, scoring 11 times in Serie A in the second half of last season before matching that tally two games into December this term. The Denmark international started this campaign slowly, without a league goal until late November, but has five in his last four outings, ensuring he was a late climber in this list. Neymar could return to training after Utd - Tuchel 22h Jonathan Johnson.
Given Villa's woes last season Gueye's ability was somewhat overlooked but he's getting the recognition he's deserved since a move to Everton as N'Golo Kante's closest Premier League rival in terms of regaining possession. Making his name at Barcelona since graduation from the fabled La Masia academy, Thiago has become a key player for Bayern Munich since following Guardiola to Bavaria in 2013.
The Brazilian superstar's wealth of skills wows fans the world over, but 28 goals and 18 assists in the calendar year shows there's an end product too. Gerard Pique's reputation as one of the world's best centre-backs has carried on into 2016. Tragedy in the Vulture's Nest: Ask most Manchester City fans what the deciding factor in Leicester's fairy tale title success last season and they'd tell you Kevin De Bruyne's injury late in the season, when City looked on course to finish top of the pile.
Now an experienced head in a youthful and exciting Milan side, Bonaventura's influence and creativity from the middle of the park will be essential to the Rossoneri's quest to return to their former glories. When you already have Neymar and Lionel Messi in the ranks, having Luis Suarez as another attacking weapon is simply unfair on the competition.
Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get six months half price. The consistency is what stands him apart. What did they do wrong?