Players who create and score goals are worth their weight in gold.
We've tweeted a thread recently noting down all of the non-English players to get 10+ goals & 10+ assists in a single season since the Premier League's inception in the 1992/93 season.
And because overseas imports have been instrumental in making the Premier League as brilliant as it is today, we've focused on them here, with four African stars featuring.
📺 2010 - present
- 🇨🇮 Didier Drogba: 2010/11
- 🇹🇬 Emmanuel Adebayor: 2011/12
- 🇪🇸 Juan Mata: 2012/13
- 🇪🇸 Santi Cazorla: 2012/13
- 🇺🇾 Luis Suárez: 2013/14
- 🇩🇿 Riyad Mahrez: 2015/16, 2017/18
- 🇨🇱 Alexis Sánchez: 2016/17
- 🇪🇬 Mohamed Salah: 2017/18
- 🇩🇪 Leroy Sané: 2017/18, 2018/19
- 🇩🇰 Christian Eriksen: 2017/18
- 🇧🇪 Eden Hazard: 2018/19
Four African stars have shone brightly in terms of their direct goal contributions since 2010. Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Adebayor were both physical target men who also possessed a silky touch and unselfish side to their game in the early part of the 2010s.
Current Man City winger Riyad Mahrez notched double figures for both goals and assists for Leicester in their fairytale title-winning season, and again for Man City in 2017/18. Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mo Salah has had his fair share of critics, claiming that he's a selfish player, but the stats would suggest otherwise.