The Premier League season is all wrapped up! With an entire season's worth of matches to look back on, which players stood out and carried their teams? Some of them might not be the flashiest guys, but sometimes gritty work is what keeps a team afloat.
With that in mind, here are our selections for the best player from each of the Premier League teams.
Arsenal — Alexis Sanchez
Posting more than 20 goals and double-digits in assists, Alexis has carried the Gunners for the bulk of the season. He's not a striker by trade, but Arsene Wenger needed him there and he didn't skip a beat. He wants a big pay raise to stay at Arsenal, and he's earned it.
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Bournemouth — Steve Cook
Cook is making himself into one of the league's better defenders and the rest of the Premier League have taken notice. Despite links with some higher-profile clubs, he's said he plans to stay a long time with the Cherries. That's good news for Eddie Howe & Co., as Cook enjoyed a very strong 2016/17 season.
Burnley — Michael Keane
Defense played a huge role in Burnley staving off relegation, with Man United academy product Keane leading the way. Alongside Ben Mee, the Clarets conceded the second-fewest goals of teams in the bottom half of the table. Keane is another player that's drawn the attention of other Premier League teams, but Burnley look keen to keep him. Or, at the very least, bilk every penny possible from thirsty teams.
Chelsea — N'Golo Kante
Surprised? Kante only won just about every Player of the Year award in England and it's easy to see why. Eden Hazard has plenty of sizzle, but Kante is the ball of boundless energy that made the Blues champions.
Crystal Palace — Wilfried Zaha
After years of not living up to his potential, Zaha delivered this season. Palace battled relegation all season but Zaha's stellar season helped them avoid the drop.
Everton — Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku gave Harry Kane a run for the Golden Boot, but fell just short. Consider this, though: Lukaku hit just one penalty kick on the season, Kane scored five. The margin in the Golden Boot race? Four goals.
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Hull City — Harry Maguire
Hull weren't able to survive relegation, but it wasn't for lack of trying on Maguire's part. The 24-year-old center back showed he can hang in the top flight and it'd be surprising if Hull manage to hang onto him.
Leicester City — Kasper Schmeichel
Throughout Leicester's up-and-down season, Schmeichel remained a consistent performer. The Danish goalkeeper even stepped up his leadership qualities, taking the referees to task and defending his team after a controversial loss.
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Liverpool — Sadio Mane
Jurgen Klopp's Reds have a formidable attacking trio in Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. Either of them could take the distinction, but Mane edges just ahead for his exceeding the lofty expectations thrust upon him following his summer arrival.
Manchester City — David Silva
Silva doesn't have to do as much heavy lifting now that City have surrounded him with world-class talent, but he's still an expert string-puller at the heart of Man City's attack.
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Manchester United — Paul Pogba
Pogba still has the weight of being a record-breaking signing looming over him, but he's still United's most influential player. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a fair shout, too, but Pogba's influence would be even more apparent if his teammates could finish when he sets them up.
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Middlesbrough — Ben Gibson
There wasn't much that went right for Middlesbrough this season as they drop down to the Championship. Their defense did its job for the most part, though, and Gibson played every Premier League minute for Boro this season.
Southampton — Virgil van Dijk
Every year Southampton seem to come up with a player that all the higher-profile clubs are willing to pay big bucks for. Van Dijk's performances at the heart of Soton's back line will make him the belle of the ball come transfer season, even if his year was cut short by an injury in January.
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Stoke City — Joe Allen
When Stoke shelled out for Allen from Liverpool, they expected big things. Allen made good on that as he featured in nearly every single league match for Stoke, scoring six goals and serving up three assists.
Sunderland — Jordan Pickford
Pickford was the lone bright spot in an ugly season for Sunderland. The Black Cats finished dead last and had it not been for Pickford, there's no telling how low their point total may have been. The 23-year-old will be a hot commodity as Sunderland go down.
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Swansea City — Gylfi Sigurdsson
Ever the consistent performer, Sigurdsson again proved to be indispensable to Swansea. His movement and directness are key to everything Swansea do and the 27-year-old is the primary reason they staved off relegation.
Tottenham Hotspur — Harry Kane
The Premier League's Golden Boot winner, Kane continued his ascendancy this season. Spurs are flush with talent. With the likes of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli feeding Kane, the Englishman was able to shred all comers in the Premier League. Despite playing in fewer games than Lukaku in the Golden Boot hunt, Kane scored a whopping 29 goals on the season.
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Watford — Etienne Capoue
The Hornets' season didn't go according to plan, but Capoue was a fairly consistent performer for Watford. His willingness to defend in the midfield while still being able to play a large role in Watford's attack makes him quite impressive.
West Bromwich Albion — Jonny Evans
Evans and center back partner Gareth McAuley anchored a solid Premier League defense. Center back isn't the sexiest pick for a team's best player, but it's between Evans and McAuley for the Baggies.
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West Ham United — Manuel Lanzini
When Dimitri Payet skipped town, someone needed to step up and help keep West Ham flowing. Lanzini took charge alongside Michail Antonio, who is also a worthy candidate.