The new Premier League season is almost upon us, with talkSPORT bringing you more live action than ever before.
To celebrate the return of the greatest league in the world, we’ve got you sorted by compiling the definitive list of the 20 best players in the English top-flight for 2019/2020.
A team of talkSPORT experts have given their insight and crunched the numbers, and we’ll be revealing one every working day – with the winner of talkSPORT’s Premier League Power Rankings announced on Friday, August 9, before Liverpool kick off the new season against Norwich City.
On Monday, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish was picked as the 20th best player in the top-flight – here is number 19…
Luka Milivojevic/VAR – Crystal Palace
Bear with us on this one. Milivojević might not be the most fashionable player, but he’s extremely effective, especially when it comes to penalties.
He scored 10 from the spot last season, and with the introduction of VAR for the new campaign, there’s no doubt he’ll get even more. A few cheeky fans on Twitter have already been betting on him being the Premier League top scorer.
Palace look likely to keep Wilfried Zaha, despite interest from Arsenal, and with referees now able to review all the kicks, trips and fouls he receives, expect Palace to get loads more spot kicks, and expect Luka to smash them in.
They could end up being the most potent partnership since Cole and Yorke.
Throw in his tenacity, ability to shield the defence, and the hard work he brings to the team, and Palace cult hero Milivojević deserves his spot in our list.