The English Premier League has gotten a lot more interesting in the past couple of weeks even as we enter the final 10 game weeks of the season.
Notably, quite several players have been outstanding in the league up till now so much so that we can say they are valid candidates for the PFA Player of The Year award.
So, here’s Naijaloaded list of the top five Premier League players who are odds-on favourites for the prestigious accolade.
1. Bruno Fernandes
Love him, hate him, criticise him or praise him; Fernandes has without a doubt been one of the very best players in the league this season.
Not only has his immense goal contribution (16 goals and 10 assists in the league) positively impacted Manchester United’s run this season, the effect of his incredible mentality and leadership skills in Ole Solskjaer’s new-look side cannot just be overemphasised.
Provided United do not record a massive dip in form before the end of their campaign, the brilliant Portuguese midfielder is easily the best bet for the award.
2. Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne has got a decent chance to win the award in back-to-back seasons at the end of their campaign.
Although injury has denied him action for a few games for City this term, he could get to increase his already decent numbers (3 goals and 11 assists) in the remaining games and should City – who yet lead by 11 points – eventually clinch the title, he would have a huge chance at bagging the accolade again.
3. Harry Kane
The lethal Englishman has been frighteningly outstanding under Jose Mourinho this season.
Currently, he is second with 16 goals (only behind Mohamed Salah who has 17) for most goals and undisputedly tops for most assists with 13 in the league this season.
But Tottenham’s rather unimpressive position on the log (provisionally 6th with 45 points) could be his Achilles heel.
4. Ikay Gundogan
The German midfield maestro enjoyed a fantastic run of form at some point this season that did draw him in comparison to City legend Yaya Toure.
He has practically held down that midfield role for the Citizens so much so that the long absence of Kevin De Bruyne was barely felt.
With 11 goals and an assist to his name this term, he has undeniably got the numbers to compete with Fernandes for the award.
5. Ruben Dias
The Portuguese centre-back has been at the heart of Pep Guardiola side’s resurgence this season.
He has proven to be the solution to their problematic centre-half position and played a key role in their 21-game winning streak which was ended by the defeat to Man United on Sunday.
He sure deserves a look-in for the POTY.
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