The Premier League season drawing to its climax, in April two awards shortlists will be revealed by the Professional Footballers’ Association: one for their Player’s Player of the Year and one for the Players’ Young Player of the Year.
Who Do You Think Should Win The Player Of The Year Award? Is it Raheem Sterling, Declan Rice, Virgil van Dik, Marcus Rashford, David Brooks,
1 Player of the year: Raheem Sterling
Not just for the quality of his football for Manchester City – which has been phenomenal, of course. But for his emergence as a role model English football should be proud of.
2 Player of the year: Declan Rice
Hard to believe the kid is just 20. West Ham’s emerging star is the most complete young central midfielder in the country right now.
3 Player of the year: Virgil van Dijk
The best central defender Liverpool have had since the days of Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson. It’s not just his own form that has been so good, it’s what he’s done to help the others around him. He’s Liverpool’s master and commander and nobody in the Premier League has matched his consistency. He edges out Sergio Aguero, who is arguably the best striker in Europe.
CHECK OUT THE LAST 10 PFA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2018 – Mohamed Salah
2017 – N’Golo Kante
2016 – Riyad Mahrez
2015 – Eden Hazard
2014 – Luis Suarez
2013 – Gareth Bale
2012 – Robin van Persie
2011 – Gareth Bale
2010 – Wayne Rooney
2009 – Ryan Giggs
Player of the year: Marcus Rashford
After prolonged doubts over whether he could find himself as a Manchester United player, he has done just that. Still not convinced by his efficiency in front of goal but he’s made big steps forward. At 21, time is on his side.
Player of the year: Trent Alexander-Arnold
All the talk at Liverpool is of Virgil van Dijk. But Alexander-Arnold, still only 20, is already one of the finest right-backs in the country.
Player of the Year: James Maddison
He’s an irritant and has a dive in his locker but the talent is obvious, and his confidence is impressive in a debut Premier League season. Even at the age of 20, he is good enough to replace Christian Eriksen at Spurs – and both clubs could make £50million on the deals.
CHECK OUT THE PFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR LATEST ODDS
1/2 – Virgil van Dijk
7/2 – Raheem Sterling
14/1 – Sergio Aguero
33/1 – Sadio Mane
50/1 – Mohamed Salah
50/1 – Paul Pogba