The Premier League has always been blessed with gifted foreigners, but there is a charm about the Spaniards that has enticed fans for years. Even though the dominance has waned in recent years, there has been no dearth of talent arising from the European nation. Down is five best performing Spaniards in the Premier League right now.
5. Hector Bellerín (Arsenal)
My one and only pic.twitter.com/YVgoAVP3L2
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) October 24, 2018
Last season, Bellerin scored 3 goals and registered 5 assists, which are quite impressive stats for a right back. His speed, trickery on the ball and crossing ability makes him an attacking threat and he can be deadly during counter attacks.
This season, the Spaniard has started in all of Arsenal’s games in the Premier League and barring the 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace, has lasted the full 90 minutes in every game. Even though he is yet to find the back of the net, Bellerin already has 4 assists to his name so far.
While he is still just 23 years old, Bellerin will only get better.
4. Juan Mata (Manchester United)
There isn’t much to say about Mata that hasn’t been said before. The Spaniard won the UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Europa League with Chelsea before he was sold by Mourinho to Manchester United.
Mata’s brilliance on the field is beyond description; there’s a silky smoothness about the way he conducts himself and his abilities are nothing short of magical. Even though he is predominantly an attacking midfielder, Mata has excelled on the right side as well as at Central Midfield for United, where his genius has almost always made up for his lack of speed.
This season, Mata has already scored 3 goals from 13 appearances, even though he has been in the first XI just 7 times. His free-kick against Juventus at Turin in the Champions League, as well as the free kick against Newcastle in the Premier League were both defining moments of United’s season.
3. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
— Marcos Alonso (@marcosalonso03) November 11, 2018
Perhaps one of the best-left backs in the Premier League and maybe even in the world, Marcos Alonso’s rise in the grand stage has been phenomenal. Since graduating from the Real Madrid academy, Alonso has been in quite a few clubs, but it was at Chelsea that his abilities caught the limelight.
Alonso’s defence might still be questionable, but when he drives forward, the Spaniard can be unstoppable. And the cherry on the cake has to be his abilities on the dead ball, he is phenomenal from free kicks. Last season, Alonso scored 2 goals from direct free-kicks; the most in the League.