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PSG's best players in 2021

Mudeet Arora
Best players of PSG in the year 2021
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Paris Saint-Germain had quite a mixed 2021.

Despite winning the league last season and already leading the table this season by 13 points, PSG are still in search of a UEFA Champions League title.

Lionel Messi's arrival hasn't been as blockbuster as many would have expected, but still, PSG have been pretty decent when you look at the whole calendar year from January to December, 2021

Today, we recap their full calendar year and have a look at their best players:

1. Kylian Mbappe

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There is no doubt Mbappe comes top of our list.

Since he has come to PSG, Mbappe has already gone on to become a club legend at the age of just 23.

While his contract situation at PSG is a bit serious, it hasn't hampered his form and dedication to the club.

Throughout 2021, Mbappe has been in brilliant form for the Ligue 1 giants and in the 2021-22 season especially, Messi has scored nine goals and assisted eight in 17 Ligue 1 games.

Mbappe's Champions League form has been absolutely brilliant, with the Frenchman scoring four and assisting four goals in six group stage games already.

2. Achraf Hakimi

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PSG paid an eye-watering €60m for Hakimi to Inter Milan this summer and we're pretty sure he has easily been one of their best players for the calendar year.

Hakimi has scored three and assisted three goals in the 2021-22 season up till now, which is quite an incredible stat for a full-back.

Moreover, his consistent performances throughout the calendar year 2021, especially in the Champions League have not gone unnoticed.

3. Marquinhos

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One of the major reasons for PSG's incredible defensive record this year has been Marquinhos.

This season especially, the Brazilian has played 14 Ligue 1 games and six Champions League games and has been brilliant in almost all of them.

The major reason why he makes our list is because of his disciplinary record.

Marquinhos has picked just one yellow card in the last 18 games he has played.

4. Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi joined PSG at the start of the 2021-22 season.

The Argentine took time to adjust to new surroundings after spending almost the entirety of his career at Barcelona and he also had a tough beginning to life at PSG.

According to the incredible standards associated with him, he may not have shown his best in PSG colours yet, but even then, Messi easily makes it to the best performers in the squad.

In his 11 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG this season, Messi has provided four assists.

His Champions League record has been much better, as he has scored five goals in five games for his new club.

5. Idrissa Gueye

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Since making his move from Everton to PSG, Idrissa Gueye has been absolutely incredible for the French champions.

In 2021, the Senegalese has been the driving force behind PSG's strength in defensive and central midfield.

Gueye provides Mauricio Pochettino's midfield the exact amount of balance that they need provided the big number of attackers that they have in their starting XI.

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