10 Best French Players in England

Since the Premier League’s inaugural season in 1992, punters have regularly placed bets on French footballers to score a goal in a game, with greats such as Thierry Henry and Eric Cantona being two of the most popular choices in the past. If you’re looking to place a bet on the latest round of Premier League matches this season, you can find the most competitive football betting odds here. But who are the best French players in the Premier League today? We count them down below.

Étienne Capoue

Showed flashes of brilliance at Tottenham, but it didn’t quite work out for him. The move to Watford in 2015 saved his career and he has arguably been The Hornets’ best player in that period, picking up the club’s Player of the Year award in 2018/19.

Moussa Sissoko

The 6’2” midfielder joined Spurs from Newcastle in 2016 and has been a key member of the squad since. His physicality is matched by his ability to carry the ball forward and get his team on the attack.

Aymeric Laporte

Not much was known about Laporte when he signed for Manchester City in 2018 from Athletic Bilbao, but he quickly became a fan favourite among the Citizens. He’s had a hard time with injuries, but City are a much better team when he’s around.

Lucas Digne

After a few loan spells and failing to break into the Barcelona team, Digne joined Everton in 2018. In his debut season, he got the most assists for a defender in the Premier League and is now one of the first names on the teamsheet for The Toffees.

Anthony Martial

Martial joined Manchester United in 2015 at the age of just 19. He immediately secured his place in the hearts of Red Devils fans with a superb debut goal against bitter rivals Liverpool. When he’s on his game, he can be unstoppable.

Hugo Lloris

Lloris signed for Spurs as a replacement for the ageing Brad Friedel in 2012. It didn’t take long for the new boy to take over the reins and become no.1. He was integral to Tottenham’s fantastic rise under Pochettino and continues to hold his place in Tottenham’s XI.

Alexandre Lacazette

Signed from Lyon in 2017, Lacazette looked like he would take the Premier League by storm. He hasn’t quite lived up to those heights, but he’s certainly one of the better players in a struggling Arsenal side.

Paul Pogba

No other player has left Manchester United and returned in the Premier League era (the last was Mark Hughes in 1988), but Pogba is considered special. For France, he is the standout star, capable of anything. For United, he has shown his class and ability on many occasions, but lacks consistency.

Olivier Giroud

Criminally underrated, The Gunners were crazy to let him go to London rivals Chelsea. He spearheaded France’s World Cup win in 2018 and was integral to the FA Cup and Europa League successes with The Blues.

N’Golo Kanté

Kanté is just the second player in history to win the Premier League with two different teams in consecutive years. The diminutive midfielder is the engine at the heart of Chelsea’s team and when playing in defensive midfield, there’s nobody better in world football.

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