Players who create and score goals are worth their weight in gold.
Overseas imports have been instrumental in making the Premier League as brilliant and globally popular and adored as it is today, and here we single out the foreign players who have enjoyed massively productive seasons in the past decade or so.
📺 Foreign EPL stars to hit 10+ goals & 10+ assists in a single campaign since 2010
- 🇨🇮 Didier Drogba: 2009-10, 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, 2019-20
- 🇩🇪 Leroy Sané: 2017-18, 2018-19
- 🇩🇰 Christian Eriksen: 2017-18
- 🇧🇪 Eden Hazard: 2018-19
- 🇰🇷 Son Heung-min: 2019-20, 2020-21
- 🇵🇹 Bruno Fernandes: 2020-21
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 who claim that he's a selfish player, but the stats would suggest otherwise. His double-double in The Reds' historic Premer League title win in 2020 made him the first Liverpool player to hit multiple double-doubles in the Premier League era.
I'm 2020-21, Bruno Fernandes hit his own personal double-double in a hurry, notching 16 goals & 10 assists with nine matches left in the season and his final tally stood at 18 goals & 12 assists. That's a phenomenal return. Tottenham's talented attacker Son Heung-min has completed a double-double in consecutive seasons. Talk about consistency.
Foreign stars continue to set the Premier League alight, making it a truly special spectacle.