The best player in the Premier League is not Foden


By: Manu Tournoux

Former Aston Villa, Celtic and Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has named Arsenal target Ollie Watkins as the best player of the Premier League season so far.

Watkins, 28, has scored 16 goals and provided 10 assists during the 2023-24 English top-flight season and is the only player to have recorded double-digit totals for both metrics. The England international is a long-term target of Arsenal, with the Gunners having identified him as a possible new signing this summer.

However, Kai Havertz has proven himself in midfield in recent weeks and Aston Villa look set to qualify for European competition again this year, which could tempt Watkins to remain in Unai Emery’s side. In any case, Cascarino hardly hesitated when talking about his Premier League Player of the Season on TalkSPORT: “ Phil Foden is now a complete player…but I still wouldn’t put him in the running for Player of the Year.”

“The Most Outstanding Player in the Premier League”

I think there are other players ahead of him, but he has grown and now he has an absolutely certain position in the Man City team. He continues: “Phil has everything it takes, and I’m always amazed at the way he takes the ball, the way he controls it in the air, his feet are like arms sometimes with the way he controls the ball .
“And his energy – if you look at Phil Foden, he almost covers every blade of grass when he plays. He’s everywhere, he chases, he keeps coming back to help the players, he does that brilliantly, and that’s without counting all the brilliant things he does technically throughout the match. »

“But Ollie Watkins, I think he’s been the standout player in the Premier League so far this season,” Cascarino revealed. “ “He’s brought a lot to Aston Villa this year, with goals and assists, and Villa are fourth at the moment because he’s played a vital role.”

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