Forget Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling has been the best this season, says ex-Manchester City striker Paul Dickov


Forget Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling has been the best this season, says ex-Manchester City striker Paul Dickov

Paul Dickov believes Raheem Sterling has outperformed fellow Premier League forwards Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah this season.

The former Manchester City striker joined the Sports Breakfast on Tuesday morning, as Alan Brazil and Dean Saunders debated who is the best player in the Premier League.

A wonderful display from Hazard during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over West Ham on Monday night, featuring an incredible solo effort, has seen Jamie Carragher describe the Belgian as England’s best.

Meanwhile, only Sergio Aguero has more goals than Salah’s 18 in the top-flight this term.

Sterling has been backed to win PFA Player of the Year

Nonetheless, Dickov believes Sterling has been the standout forward this season.

“Eden Hazard, in the form that he was in last night, he’s unplayable. I think he’s one of the best players in the world,” the former striker told talkSPORT.

“To try and pick between Hazard, Sterling, Salah and Aguero is too diffiuclt because they’re completely different players.