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Top X1 Most improved Players of the season

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GK – Joe Hart

(Birmingham, 26 games, 9 clean sheets)

Last season, Hart was a victim of Man City’s new found wealth, as Shay Given arrived at Eastlands. He has always been tipped for greatness, but his decision-making and inconsistency was a problem before. At Birmingham this season, Hart has been great, helping the team reach eighth in the table and virtually booking a place in Capello’s squad for the World Cup in the summer.

LB – Leighton Baines

(Everton, 26 games, 5 assists)

Included just above Gareth Bale, because while the Tottenham defender has only just starting excelling at White Hart Lane and earning rave reviews, Baines has been doing it all season. Quick with good delivery into the box, the Everton defender can attack as well as defend and has a chance to break into the England squad, with the injury to Ashley Cole and Wayne Bridge’s decision to omit himself from the squad.

CB – Ryan Shawcross

(Stoke, 24 games, 2 goals)

Shawcross’ form this season has caught the eye of Fabio Capello, who named the defender in his squad to face Egypt tonight. Possessing great leadership abilities, Shawcross has an outside chance of making the trip to South Africa. Needs to work on his tackling skills though, after that horror tackle on Aaron Ramsey last weekend.

CB – Michael Dawson

Dawson’s has been a colossus for Tottenham this season and proved a more than able performer in the absence of King and Woodgate. Dawson has worn the captain’s arm band on occasions this season, underlining his great leadership qualities and you do sense that he isn’t too far away from an England call-up under Fabio Capello.

RB – Branislav Ivanovic

(Chelsea, 22 games, 1 goal)

Ivanovic’s versatility has proved to be a key ingredient in Chelsea’s success this season. Able to play anywhere across the back four, the Serbian is dependable, if not spectacular, and has done well deputising for the injured Jose Bosingwa this season.

LM – Matthew Etherington

(Stoke, 23 games, 3 goals, 7 assists)

Out of favour at West Ham, Stoke signed the winger for £2 million a year ago. Etherington has proved to be a bargain for Tony Pulis and Stoke. Possessing a great left foot, good pace and trickery, Etherington ripped Arsenal apart in the FA Cup win in January and has helped Stoke advance far into the FA Cup, whilst ensuring they sit comfortably at mid-table in the Premiership.

CM – Alex Song

(Arsenal, 22 games, 1 goal)

The Cameroon international has been a revelation in the heart of the Arsenal midfield this season with his tough tackling and good passing skills. Song has done a good job of protecting the Arsenal back four, and while he still has a lot to learn, the 22 year old is a player who could be the lynchpin of Arsenal’s midfield for years to come.

CM – James Milner

(Aston Villa, 25 games, 4 goals, 11 assists)

Milner’s switch to the centre of the Villa midfield has improved the England international’s form this season. Milner’s work rate, pace, skill and versatility have proved a valuable asset for Villa this season, notably with the improvement in his assists. Milner currently has 11 assists this season, second in the Premiership after Cesc Fabregas.

RM – Aaron Lennon

(Tottenham, 18 games, 3 goals, 8 assists)

I know that Lennon was in fine form last season for Spurs, but he has definitely improved even more this season. He has always had pace to burn and the trickery to be an excellent player, but Lennon’s improving all-round game has led to him being a cert to go to South Africa (depending on the extent of his injury) and the title of the best right-winger in the country at the moment.

ST – Bobby Zamora

(Fulham, 23 games, 8 goals)

Previously known for putting the ball into Row Z instead of the back of the net, Roy Hodgson has kept faith with Zamora at Fulham and he has been rewarded. The target man has scored 13 goals so far this season (with 8 of those coming in the Premiership) and has been this year’s Carlton Cole because of his ability to lead the line and bring others into play.

ST – Louis Saha

(Everton, 24 games, 13 goals)

Saha has always been a good player, but has been unfortunate with injuries. His problems staying fit led to Moyes signing the striker from Man United last season, in what was perceived as a gamble. After scoring 6 goals in the Premiership last season, Saha has doubled that tally so far this season and has done well leading the line for Everton, and is even keeping the likes of Yakubu out of the side.

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Last season/the season before that list would've been correct

Dunne

Rooney

milner

dawson

etc

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rooney is a must

warnock and milner are in there as well

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all lucas has somewhat improved over this season

actually looks like a football player now

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Lucas was always good people just didnt have faith in him

Told u cunts this at the start of the season

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Lucas is nothing special

Malouda has been excellent this season

BAE was quality untill he got his injury (and that one game ..I cant remember who it was, just had a pure stinker, missed the ball completely once, gave away stupid fouls, was booked, and then brought off at half time

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Most of them were most improved last season.

Some dead list.

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definately Malouda looked like his Lyon self

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Some dead list.

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Diaby, malouda.

Don't agree. Former French footballer of the year and World Cup finalist, he's always been a very good footballer. Last 18 months he has been incredible, only getting recognition however in the last month which is strange.

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Diaby, malouda.

Don't agree. Former French footballer of the year and World Cup finalist, he's always been a very good footballer. Last 18 months he has been incredible, only getting recognition however in the last month which is strange.

He been getting recognistion since last January and has graudally improved had a sustained improvement in form since then which people have been saying over time but now he has got his stats up people can back up saying he has improved

why do all chelsea fans fink the world is agaisnt them

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Diaby, malouda.

Don't agree. Former French footballer of the year and World Cup finalist, he's always been a very good footballer. Last 18 months he has been incredible, only getting recognition however in the last month which is strange.

He been getting recognistion since last January and has graudally improved had a sustained improvement in form since then which people have been saying over time but now he has got his stats up people can back up saying he has improved

why do all chelsea fans fink the world is agaisnt them

They want to think that way, to hide from the fact that their footbll team merely bought seucess

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Diaby, malouda.

Don't agree. Former French footballer of the year and World Cup finalist, he's always been a very good footballer. Last 18 months he has been incredible, only getting recognition however in the last month which is strange.

He been getting recognistion since last January and has graudally improved had a sustained improvement in form since then which people have been saying over time but now he has got his stats up people can back up saying he has improved

why do all chelsea fans fink the world is agaisnt them

In his first season when he wasn't getting much goals/assists he was still playing well in my and many other Chelsea supporters opinion. He hasn't improved this season which is what the topic is about, this is the same sort of form Malouda was showing way before this season.

Every supporter thinks the world is against their team, that's just how it goes.

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NO HE WASN'T.

MALOUDA WAS sh*t FOR US BEFORE THIS SEASON.

IF YOU SAY HE WASN'T YOUR GASSED.

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Diaby, malouda.

Don't agree. Former French footballer of the year and World Cup finalist, he's always been a very good footballer. Last 18 months he has been incredible, only getting recognition however in the last month which is strange.

He been getting recognistion since last January and has graudally improved had a sustained improvement in form since then which people have been saying over time but now he has got his stats up people can back up saying he has improved

why do all chelsea fans fink the world is agaisnt them

In his first season when he wasn't getting much goals/assists he was still playing well in my and many other Chelsea supporters opinion. He hasn't improved this season which is what the topic is about, this is the same sort of form Malouda was showing way before this season.

Every supporter thinks the world is against their team, that's just how it goes.

Malouda has improved from the back end of last season and throughout this season and been consistent.

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NO HE WASN'T.

MALOUDA WAS sh*t FOR US BEFORE THIS SEASON.

IF YOU SAY HE WASN'T YOUR GASSED.

Oh dear.

Do actually watch games or just skim through it?

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YES I DO.

AND PRACTICALLY EVERY CHELSEA FAN I KNOW USED TO SIGH WHEN HE COME OFF THE BENCH TO COME ON.

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Whatless why are you so argumentative?

Just kick back mate

Malouda was sh*t last season and this is his only consistent season. End off.

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YES I DO.

AND PRACTICALLY EVERY CHELSEA FAN I KNOW USED TO SIGH WHEN HE COME OFF THE BENCH TO COME ON.

Just goes to show you were surrounded by like minded idiots. You obviously don't watch football seriously or even care enough to want to understand it, only thing that matters to you is goals/assists.

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OK SO WHAT DID MALOUDA OFFER US LAST SEASON??

THE GUY USED TO DO f*ck ALL.

WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT GOALS & ASSISTS?

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Darren Bent

Gael Clichy

Clueless

expand?

at tottenham he scored 18 in 60 games, slightly lower than one in three ( 0.3 goals per game )

at sunderland ( ie this season ) 22 in 34. ( 0.65 goals per game )

that's more than double his old goal per game ratio

but if i'm still cluless, please let me know.

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