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STARS OF THE SEASON 2010-11

As the football season draws to a close, most fans will be evaluating the campaign in its entirety, wondering where their teams fell short, or speculating how their team could be improved for next season. Nevertheless, it is always good to appreciate the existing talent pool at the manager’s disposal, instead of chopping and changing. After a long and arduous season, it is these 39 players who have stood out head and shoulders above the rest. For their bravery, desire and pure class, we seek to commemorate them. With the release of this series, we conclude a memorable 2010-11 season.

Manchester United reclaimed the Premier League from Chelsea in a highly charged season. Dimitar Berbatov topped the scoring charts with 20 goals, but the rapid development of youngsters Javier Hernandez and Rafael were breakthroughs. Veterans Ryan Giggs and Edwin van der Sar were predictably solid throughout the campaign. Chelsea’s Didier Drogba , Jon Obi Mikel and David Luiz epitomised the drive and grit of the Blues, even though they ultimately fell short. Manchester City finally ended 35 years of hurt, winning the FA Cup. Particularly impressive were skipper Carlos Tevez and David Silva . Under the wily guidance of Arsene Wenger, Arsenal closed in on the title for a short while in March before gradually
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