- Captains play a significant role in football, and the EPL is not short of some of the best.
- Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool are some top teams whose captains have a higher pedigree.
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10. Neto (AFC Bournemouth)
Brazilian goalkeeper Neto is the captain of the Cherries. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the EPL this season.
Neto joined the club from Spanish La Liga giants FC Barcelona.
AFC Bournemouth is one of the teams in the EPL with a considerable record.
9. Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United)
Jamaal Lascelles is one of the most important players at Newcastle United. He was appointed captain of the team in 2016 and has been outstanding.
The English footballer has been an important player under Eddie Howe, especially during the team’s quests to grab UCL football.
This season, he has already played a significant role in the first team, even as the team maintains consistency.
8. Kurt Zouma (West Ham United)
Kurt Zouma was handed the top role at West Ham United following the departure of Declan Rice.
The French footballer who joined the Hammers from Chelsea has been an outstanding player for the team. He plays as a centre-back.
7. Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion)
One of the players behind Brighton’s incredible rise in the Premier League in the last few seasons is Lewis Dunk.
The English footballer, who plays as a centre-back, has been part of the Seagulls for over a decade.
His experience in Premier League football has also helped in his duties as captain of the team.
6. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Manchester United could be struggling, but they have some of the best players in the Premier League.
Head coach Erik ten Haag appointed Bruno Fernandes as the team’s new captain.
The Portuguese player, who joined the club from Sporting CP, has been outstanding since his arrival.
5. John McGinn (Aston Villa)
Aston Villa, under Spanish tactician Unai Emery, has enjoyed a smooth run in the Premier League this season.
The Villans is led by John McGinn, named club captain in 2022. The Scottish footballer plays midfielder and has already played a significant role this season.
Aston Villa is one of the top four contenders in the EPL this season.
4. Son Heung‑min (Tottenham Hotspur)
South Korean star Son Heung‑min took over the captain’s armband at Spurs following the departure of the club’s hitman Harry Kane to Bayern Munich.
The winger has so far made significant progress in his leadership of the team.
Spurs under Ange Postecoglou this season have been impressive and have been tipped to be one of the top four contenders.
3. Martin Ødegaard (Arsenal FC)
Arsenal have enjoyed a good run of form in the English Premier League, but even though they’ve been unable to clinch the title.
One of the best players in the team has been Martin Ødegaard, who was appointed captain in 2022.
He joined the Gunners from Real Madrid and has since become a key player and is ranked among the best midfielders in the world.
2. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC)
Experienced rules it when it comes to the Premier League. One player who excelled in that regard is Virgil van Dijk.
The Dutchman joined the Reds from Southampton for a record fee and has become a key player ever since.
He was handed the captain armband in 2023. He has already enjoyed a promising career at the club before his appointment.
1. Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Kevin De Bruyne is arguably one of the best players in the English Premier League.
The English defender played a significant role in Manchester City’s success last season when the team won the treble.
Walker is one of the senior players in the first team and was handed the captain armband.
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