Top 90: The best players in the Premier League - 80-71 ranked

  • 90min predicts the 'Top 90' best players in the Premier League during the 2023/24 season
  • The rankings from 80-71 including Guehi, Sterling and Richarlison
  • Stars from the league's top teams feature
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It's fairly common knowledge at this point that the Premier League is, by quite a distance, the best league in the world.

The league is home to the European champions, teams who can spend a combined £1.5bn on new players this summer, the best manager possibly of all time (Pep Guardiola), and - perhaps most importantly - the best footballers in the world.

Ahead of the 2023/24 season we at 90min thought we'd have a crack at predicting who the top 90 players will be in the Premier League next season.

Here's the rankings from 80-71:



80. Marc Guehi

A quality young defender
A quality young defender / Sebastian Frej/MB Media / Contributor

Club: Crystal Palace
Position: Defender

Marc Guehi's name was a regular in the rumour mill all summer, being linked with a return to Chelsea and a potential £50m move to Manchester United.

While no such move materialised, Guehi will likely still thoroughly impress throughout the 2023/24 season with Crystal Palace.

79. Jarrod Bowen

Bowen's on fire etc.
Bowen's on fire etc. / Paul Kane / Stringer

Club: West Ham United
Position: Wide forward

The hilarious chant and the legendary UEFA Europa Conference League-winning goal masked what was a down season for Jarrod Bowen last time out.

Bowen will need to re-find his form of two years ago to give West Ham a chance of survival.

78. Moussa Diaby

New signing
New signing / Patrick Smith / Staff

Club: Aston Villa
Position: Wide forward

Aston Villa were seemingly hellbent on signing a potentially game-changing winger this summer, and in Moussa Diaby they might have got exactly that.

Signed for a club record fee, Diaby will add quality and creativiy to Emery's Villa team.

77. Ivan Toney

Suspended til January
Suspended til January / Alex Livesey / Stringer

Club: Brentford
Position: Forward

Had he not been banned until January, Ivan Toney would probably have been a top 30 player on this list.

He is though, so he's only 77th.

76. Raheem Sterling

Sterling needs to up his game
Sterling needs to up his game / Adam Hunger / Stringer

Club: Chelsea
Position: Wide forward

It's fair to say that Raheem Sterling has not played particularly well since joining say the very least.

That being said though, there were some encouraging signs in pre-season that he could re-find some semblance of form under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

75. Richarlison

Big season ahead for Richarlison
Big season ahead for Richarlison / Yong Teck Lim / Staff

Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Forward

If Harry Kane leaves Tottenham Hotspur this summer, the weight of the goalscoring burden will fall upon Richarlison.

In order to be a remotely adequate replacement for Kane he'll need to score more than the one league goal he managed last time out.

74. Cristian Romero

Romero needs become a leader
Romero needs become a leader / Playmaker/MB Media / Contributor

Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Defender

The World Cup winner went off the boil a bit in 2023, but there's no doubting how good he can be on his day.

If Tottenham finally sign him a decent partner then Romero could be in for career-best season under new manager Ange Postecoglou.

73. Pau Torres

Villa's new centre-back
Villa's new centre-back / Adam Hunger / Stringer

Club: Aston Villa
Position: Defender

Yes, we agree, Aston Villa have made some very good signings this summer.

Along with Diaby, Villa have also secured the services of the former Man Utd target Pau Torres. The defender is a favourite of Unai Emery's having won the Europa League together in 2021.

72. Kyle Walker

Walker in action
Walker in action / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA / Contributor

Club: Manchester City
Position: Defender

Kyle Walker, if he stays at Manchester City, will not be a regular for Pep Guardiola during the 2023/24 campaign.

However, when he does play you can expect to still see one of the best right-backs in the country performing at an extremely high level.

71. Ben Chilwell

Chilwell may be key for Poch
Chilwell may be key for Poch / Adam Hunger / Stringer

Club: Chelsea
Position: Defender

With Marc Cucurella's form leaving a lot to be desired since joining Chelsea, Ben Chilwell will likely be Pochettino's first choice left-back moving forward.

The England international could take his game to another level under the tutelage of Poch.