10. Jamie Vardy – Leicester
It is the fairytale story of the part-time Non-League player making his way to the big time and winning the Premier League. A Hollywood story. They might have to whitewash the low-key racism if it makes it that far!
Despite his off-field deficiencies he had a season for the ages in 2015/16 bagging 24 goals on his way to a miraculous Premier League title for Leicester City.
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He combines pace, work ethic and lethal finishing as one of the league’s leading strikers. An underrated part of his game is his versatility. He is equally at home as the lone striker as he is in a regular 442. He can lead the line as the number 9 or can play second fiddle to a traditional big man. The lower league chip on his shoulder drives him to the prove himself at the highest levels.
He would be higher on this list if he could have got close to recreating last season’s form again this year. To date he only has seven Premier League goals. In 2014/15 he had five. It would be harsh to label him a one season wonder but he needs to repeat to rank higher in the rankings of Premier League frontmen.