sport news The best player in the Premier League this season has been JOAO CANCELO, say ...

Kevin De Bruyne? Bruno Fernandes? No, the best player in the Premier League this season has been JOAO CANCELO, say stats boffins... so, with Jesse Lingard in the top five, how do YOUR club's stars fare? City's Joao Cancelo has been the best player in the Premier League this season  The 26-year-old has scored the highest rating in InStat's performance Index  Cancelo outranked City team-mates Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri and Riyad Mahrez  Jesse Lingard features in the top five after his loan from United to West Ham 

By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline

Published: 12:03 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 12:06 BST, 3 May 2021

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Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo has been the best player in the Premier League this season, according to expert statistics.

The Portuguese defender has become an integral part of Pep Guardiola's side who are eyeing up a throughly-impressive treble with the Premier League and Champions League after lifting the Carabao Cup last month.

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In fact, the £60million signing has outperformed his team-mate Kevin de Bruyne and talisman Bruno Fernandes to be crowned the best player this campaign.

Manchester City's Joao Cancelo has been the best player in the Premier League this season

Manchester City's Joao Cancelo has been the best player in the Premier League this season

Statistics show that the defender has outperformed Kevin de Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes

Statistics show that the defender has outperformed Kevin de Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes

According to Instat, Cancelo has outranked every other player in the English topflight with his performances.

The metric used to define the rankings measure 'the technical gestures achieved by players, their playing time, as well as the level of the competitions in which matches were played'.

The former Juventus right-back has made 25 league appearances for the Citizens this season, scoring once and

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