Premier League: Manchester City player ratings: Kevin De Bruyne has been 10 out of 10

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Manchester City’s title party was finally confirmed on Sunday as West Brom‘s win against Manchester United ensured Pep Guardiola‘s men could not be caught by their fierce rivals.

There may still be five games remaining, but after blowing away the competition with their unique brand of free-flowing football, the pressure is off for Kevin De Bruyne and his team-mates during the run-in.

Here, Sportsmail’s Jack Gaughan rates Guardiola’s stars after an incredible season. 

Ederson – 8

Instantly fixed Guardiola’s goalkeeping problem. Has made some big saves as well as being top class with his feet and calm under pressure.

Kyle Walker – 8

Terrific season and proved his doubters wrong. Looks comfortable when moving inside into midfield and is frightening flying forward.

Danilo – 6

It’s been a steady campaign. Started slowly and struggled on the left but has become a reliable deputy when called upon.

Vincent Kompany – 7

Has been in and out but played more regularly towards the end of the season. Such a huge presence in the dressing room.

John Stones – 7

Started exceptionally well yet will kick himself at the number of mistakes made after returning from injury at the turn of the year.

Aymeric Laporte – 6

We’ll see what Laporte is made of next season but his displays in the Premier League will fill Guardiola with confidence.

Nicolas Otamendi – 8

City’s best defender this year. Probably improved more than anyone else under Guardiola and rewarded with a new contract.

Benjamin Mendy – 6

Only just coming back after seven months out. Started the season on fire and will add a new dimension next term.

Fabian Delph – 7

Filled in for Mendy excellently until he suffered an injury. Sending off at Wigan kept him out a bit longer and has only started twice since.

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7

The real surprise package. Never going to be the strongest defensively yet did well when required at left back.

Ilkay Gundogan – 7

His contribution is becoming more noticeable in the league. A shame for the German about the quality ahead of him.

Kevin De Bruyne – 10

The best midfielder in Europe right now. A simply astonishing season. Eyes in the back of his head and playing a different game to the rest.

Yaya Toure – 6

Has been left very frustrated at a lack of games as his time at City draws to a close.

Fernandinho – 9

Has helped new signings settle in Manchester and produced his finest displays in a blue shirt at the same time.

David Silva – 9

Could’ve been 10 really, particularly given Silva’s personal circumstances. That he has kept such a level of performance throughout is testament to the man.

Bernardo Silva – 7

Played more often than you might think and is now beginning to show what he can do. Will be a big, big player for City in the future.

Leroy Sane – 8

Electrifying when he starts motoring and that he goes both ways when running at full tilt makes him unplayable at times.

Raheem Sterling – 9

Forget some of the recent misses, Sterling has been top class for the majority. Twenty-two goals from wide is some return.

Gabriel Jesus – 7

Still learning his trade but has pitched in with some big goals and his workrate has impressed Guardiola.

Sergio Aguero – 9

Jesus has spurred Aguero on, there is no two ways about that. Another great season and might be playing the best stuff of his career.


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