Its getting towards the that part of the season where all of the silverware is handed out, promotions and relegations are confirmed, and nine months of hard work come to fruition.
While the game should always be about the honours earned as a collective, there is always a place to honour those individuals who have performed at the highest level over the course of the season. With that in mind, the Professional Football Association have announced the six players in the running to win the coveted Player of the Year award.
David de Gea – Manchester United
Comfortably leading the race to win the Premier League’s golden glove with 16 clean sheets so far, two more that Man City’s Ederson, and hasn’t just relied on a solid defence to get them. The Spaniard has continued his wonderful form, making some simply stunning saves.
Harry Kane – Tottenham
Continued his excellent goalscoring form from last season into this, notching 25 goals for Spurs so far and looking to exceed the 29 goals he grabbed last season and join the exclusive 30 goals-a-season club.
Leroy Sane – Manchester City
Has been simply sensational down the left for Pep Guardiola’s side, scoring nine and assisting 12 of City’s goals so far this season.
David Silva – Manchester City
Despite Graeme Souness saying he think David Silva is better than De Bruyne, the Spaniard hasn’t been as creative as either the Belgian, nor has he been as creative as Leroy Sane. However, having scored eight and assisted 11, the Spaniard has been a crucial player in City’s almost inevitable title win.
Kevin de Bruyne – Manchester City
15 assists, the most in the league, as well as seven goals. The Belgian has been one of the front runners to win this award since almost the opening weekend of the season.
Mo Salah – Liverpool
£35m million, a new club, new teammates and having flopped at Chelsea, nobody in their wildest dreams could have expected Mo Salah to have scored 29 goals and nine assists so far this season make the Egyptian the way out in front of the goal contribution charts. Sensational.
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