Premier League power rankings: Sanchez? Rooney? Who are the 20 most important players between now and the end of the season?

We've ranked the players who will decide the Premier League season

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Last week we introduced our Premier League player power rankings, in an attempt to judge the 20 players who would be most important in deciding the outcome of the division.

In a weekend where Manchester City were dumped out of the title race by their neighbours, where Chelsea just about eked out three points against relegation candidates and Arsenal won an eighth game in an row, there have been some movers and shakers in the rankings.

Four players have dropped out of the top 20 to be replaced, while one player climbed as many as four places after a brilliant weekend. Injuries and loss of form have also played a part in our latest instalment and will no doubt play a part in the future.

Just a reminder… You'll notice that players from the mid-table clubs (Swansea, West Ham, Stoke, Crystal Palace, Everton, Newcastle, West Brom) have been omitted. Although players in these teams will have a bearing on the battles at both ends of the table - Palace have to play Hull, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool - those teams have little to play for right now except positions within that mid-table group.

That could change in the coming weeks as teams win and lose - with that reflected in the rankings which will change weekly between now and then end of the season.

But as of right now, these are the 20 most important players in the Premier League...

 

Disagree with our rankings? Let us know in the comments below (and be nice, it's subjective after all)...

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