Despite Liverpool suffering a disappointing season, Coutinho was one of few shining lights. He was recognized by the club's supporters as he scooped the Player of the Year award for some stunning performances in the 2014-15 campaign. A total of five goals, five assists and 58 chances created contributed to a great second full season since his move from Inter Milan in 2013.
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Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea
Fabregas signed from Barcelona for a fee reported to be in the region of $37million and he hit the ground running. Already a Premier League veteran -- having played for Arsenal for seven seasons before his move to Barca -- Fabregas was an assist-machine as Chelsea steamrolled teams up until Christmas. From the New Year onwards the assists dried up but the consistent and effective performances kept coming and eventually he helped secure Chelsea their Premier League crown. He ended the season on 23 assists and five goals.
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Nemanja Matic, Chelsea
Matic is widely credited with being the unbeatable shield in front of Chelsea’s defense, and was key in the Blues’ low scoring, but successful second half to the season. The Serbian won’t always be in the headlines, owing to his low goalscoring record, but he offers Chelsea something just as valuable -- an effective barrier. He protects the defense brilliantly, allowing flair players such as Hazard, Oscar and Willian to do the damage. Matic and Fabregas formed the best and most dynamic midfield partnership in the Premier League last season. It would be unfair to break them up in our team of the season.
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Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
What an impact this guy has made! Not many players make the transition to the Premier League so easily in their first season -- Sanchez’s teammate Mesut Ozil is good example of how not to do it. The Chilean star joined for a reported $54million fee from Barcelona, and he was worth every penny! In his debut season he scored 25 goals in 52 appearances culminating in a crucial FA Cup final goal to help Arsenal on their way to victory. Instant results!
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Eden Hazard, Chelsea
This was the season that Eden Hazard came of age and proved that he could rival Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in future years. Hazard’s relentless energy, combined with assists, goals and trickery made him a nightmare to defend against this term. The Belgian international has come to life since Mourinho’s appointment two years ago and capped off an outstanding season with the PFA Player of the Year. An exceptional talent.