This season has seen a plethora of top talent from the Premier League improve tremendously from the 2013-14 campaign. Harry Kane has stunned England with his prolific goalscoring form, while a number of players have silenced their critics through their outstanding performances.
Take a look below at our top 20 most improved Premier League players from the 2014-15 season…
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20. Stewart Downing, West Ham
The former Liverpool midfielder looked to have finally found his feet after a miserable two seasons at Anfield. The 30-year-old played a starring role in the Hammers’ superb start to the campaign, registering eight assists and scoring six goals.
19. Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace
The winger possessed similar qualities to former Old Trafford star Cristiano Ronaldo, but unlike the Portuguese superstar, Zaha was heavily criticised for his lack of end product. Having now turned his back on Manchester United and returned to Selhurst Park, the 22-year-old seems to have made the right choice for his development, as his confidence is returning to his game.
18. Lukas Fabianski, Swansea City
The Polish stopper has gone largely unnoticed since swapping the Emirates for the Liberty Stadium in the summer, but has cemented himself as the Swans’ first choice in an impressive season for the Welsh football club. Only Golden Glove winner Joe Hart (14) has more clean sheets than Fabianski (13).
17. Hector Bellerin, Arsenal
Right-back could have been a serious problem for Arsene Wenger when Mathieu Debucy was ruled out for three months in January. With Carl Jenkinson on loan at West Ham and Calum Chambers struggling for form and fitness, Bellerin had to step up to first-team action, and was thrown into the deep end with his first appearance coming in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund. His debut was a miserable 2-0 defeat, but the young defender has gone on to prove that he can provide more than back up, developing tremendously over the season. His emergence could mark the end of Carl Jenkinson’s career in North London.
He’s not bad in front of goal, either…