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Every Premier League Team's Most Untouchable Player

There’s no hiding the fact that several of the 20 English Premier League clubs are mediocre. However, each one of them still has its most valuable player and this person is generally regarded to as being the side’s most untouchable member. The top teams may have a few of these players while it’s sometimes hard to find even one on some of the smaller and newly-promoted clubs. There are a few factors which make the below list the most untouchable players on their squads for the 2015-16 season.

The biggest factors are the player’s age, skill level, past performance record, current performances, potential and market value. The market value comes into play since player’s whose values have skyrocketed or risen steadily have done so because of their performances and value to their clubs. It’s tempting for a team to sell off a young star for millions of euros, pounds or dollars if they were acquired for free or a low transfer fee. However, if the big teams come knocking and start offering boatloads of money for a youngster, you might want to keep him for your own purposes or until his value rises even higher.

These 20 players are currently the most valuable to their team since they’ve all got the potential to become soccer stars in the next few years. In fact, some of them already are. Oddly enough, English fans are often reminded that there are few good homegrown players in the Premier League, but there are seven of them, representing 35 per cent, on this list. If these players can remain healthy throughout their careers, they should all soon be household names.

20 Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez

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19 Aston Villa - Jack Grealish

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18 Bournemouth - Callum Wilson

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17 Crystal Palace - Johan Cabaye

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16 Everton - Ross Barkley

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15 Chelsea - Eden Hazard

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14 Leicester City - Riyad Mahrez

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13 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge

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12 Manchester City - Sergio Aguero

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11 Manchester United - Anthony Martial

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10 Newcastle United - Georginio Wijnaldum

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There’s a good chance Newcastle will be relegated at the end of the 2015-16 season, especially with number one goalkeeper Tim Krul of Holland out for the season with a torn ACL. To be honest, the Tyneside squad is quite weak, but there are a few youngsters who could end up becoming stars over the next few years. At the moment, Dutch international attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is rated as the highest-valued player on the team at 18 million euros after being rated at 10 million just over a year ago.

9 Norwich City - Nathan Redmond

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8 Southampton - Sadio Mane

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7 Stoke City- Xherdan Shaqiri

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6 Sunderland - Jeremain Lens

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5 Swansea City - Andre Ayew

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4 Tottenham Hotspur - Harry Kane

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3 Watford FC - Obbi Oulare

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2 West Bromwich Albion - Saido Berahino

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1 West Ham United- Dimitri Payet

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French attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet is 28 years old and entering the prime of his career. He’s under contract until 2020 after being bought this summer for 15 million euros from Marseille of France. Payet’s market value has increased by two million euros since June after scoring four goals and three assists in his first eight league outings with the Hammers. West Ham needs goals and with Ecuadorian international striker Enner Valencia out with an injury and English striker Andy Carroll being injury prone, Payet is currently West Ham’s most valuable player.

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