This Premier League season has been full of surprises. The Champions of last season have faltered badly, the team fighting relegation has ended up winning the title, players we had never heard of before the start of the season are included in the PFA team of the year.
There are some players who take to the Premier League by storm. However, there are players who take time to adjust to the English game. There are players who suffer from injuries, dips in form and are branded as a failure by the fans. Nevertheless, there are a few players who get through this difficult phase, grind it out, adapt themselves to their manager’s requirements and become an integral part of the team. We look at 10 players (in no particular order) who have taken massive strides and shown major improvement in the PL season 2015-16.
1. Riyad Mahrez
From an unknown entity bought from a second tier French side in 2014 to becoming the PFA player of the year in 2015-16, Riyad Mahrez’s meteoric rise has been in synchrony with Leicester City’s rise to the top. His talents weren’t as visible in his debut season at the club. In 2015-16, Mahrez has dazzled everyone with his dribbling skills and has been a consistent match winner for Leicester City racking up 17 goals and 11 assists for the club. Naturally, he has been the subject of interest across top clubs in the Premier League and also Spain with Madrid and Barcelona keeping tabs on the midfielder. It would be interesting to see if he leaves the Foxes after their dream season.