So who exactly was the most effective player from the 2013/2014 season?
Well I guess it depends on what you take as effective. David Luiz is certainly an effective player, but he’s just as focused on kicking someone else into the air as he is on dominating a game of football.
There have been some superb performances throughout the campaign, which have made consistency look very easy at the top of professional football.
There have been some brilliant impact subs who have come on, turned games and cracked in goals to secure vital points and there have been people pulling the strings in losing efforts, which means they go undervalued and unrecognised.
Consistency is a word which is probably over used in football but there have been some very creative players this season, which have led to them being named man of the match on more than one occasion.
It’s those players who have not only turned games but controlled them, pushed the advantage towards their own team on a frequent basis, effectively making themselves priceless to their sides.
1) Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) Man of the Match 11 times
2) Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Man of the Match 10 times
3) Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) Man of the Match 10 times
4) Luis Suarez (Liverpool) Man of the Match 9 times
5) Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) Man of the Match 8 times
Which of those five would you say in your opinion has been most effective?
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