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Stars of the

Premier League

The Premier League has plenty of characters this season. We pick 10 who deserve your attention.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Forward | Manchester United

Does he arrive as a legend? A king? Some kind of nefarious baron? One thing's for sure -- he's the most exciting signing that Man United have made in a long time.

Mesut Ozil

Midfielder | Arsenal

How many assists will he have this season? One of the Premier League's most creative players begins his fourth season in England after setting up 19 goals last season. But will it end with a title?

Wes Morgan

Defender | Leicester City

Nothing gets past Captain Morgan. Alongside Robert Huth, he makes up one of the most formidable centre-back pairings in the league.

N'Golo Kante

Midfielder | Chelsea

"One day I'm going to see you cross the ball and then finish with the header yourself," manager Claudio Ranieri once said to the indefatigable French midfielder. But he's a Chelsea player now.

Philippe Coutinho

Midfielder | Liverpool

Liverpool may not be the force they once were, but at least there's one player on the pitch who can score from just about anywhere...

David De Gea

Goalkeeper | Manchester United

Just imagine where Man United might have finished over the past three seasons had it not been for their hero between the posts.

Dimitri Payet

Midfielder | West Ham United

You can build your wall, you can position it perfectly, you can stand on the goal line and cover almost every inch of the goal. Almost every inch...

Sergio Aguero

Forward | Manchester City

Five seasons, 102 Premier League goals and never a whisper of trouble off the pitch. Is he the ultimate high-performance, low-maintenance superstar?

Harry Kane

Forward | Tottenham

So much for second-season syndrome. Spurs' attacking figurehead just kept  improving last year. But can he shake off a disastrous summer with England?

Ilkay Gundogan

Midfielder | Manchester City

The former Borussia Dortmund star brings a touch of class to Pep Guardiola's midfield. But how long will it take him to recover from injury?

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