The Premier League’s big six boast the majority of the top flight’s stars but it is safe to say there is plenty of talent outside the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Premier League Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy is a prime example of the quality on the books at the so-called smaller clubs, with the likes of Danny Ings, Allan Saint-Maximin and Richarlison among the many other players who could easily fit in among the big boys.
Here is Sportsmail’s verdict as to who are the 10 best players outside of the top six clubs that have the potential to shine brightest this season.
Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy is a prime example of the talent on show at ‘smaller’ clubs
Burnley achieved a better defensive record than fourth-placed Chelsea last year, having conceded four less goals than Frank Lampard’s men. Credit, of course, is due to Nick Pope who has impressed between the sticks for the club.
Pope boasts the second-highest number of clean sheets among goalkeepers last season at 15, just one behind Manchester City’s Ederson.
Nick Pope boasts the second highest number of clean sheets in the top flight…