Having looked at the most underrated and overrated players in the Premier League, we now look at the best. Rules: currently playing and have performed well in the division (so new clubs, like QPR, miss out along with new signings from outside the league). The list is in no particular order and is presented according to playing position.
Petr Cech – Chelsea
One of the best in the world, let alone the Premier League.
Brad Friedel – Tottenham Hotspur
Even at 40 he is a quality keeper.
Shay Given – Manchester City
Unlucky to lose out to Joe Hart but still one of the best in the league.
Steve Harper – Newcastle United
Stepped in to Shay Given’s boots effortlessly.
Joe Hart – Manchester City
Now cemented as City and England number one
Jussi Jaaskelinen – Bolton Wanderers
Quality and experienced shot-stopper.
Pepe Reina – Liverpool
Unlucky not to have won more Spanish caps.