The Premier League is well underway with the usual candidates having great seasons so far and we have the odds for the PFA Player Of The Season
The PFA Player Of The Season award is a very highly thought of award amongst Premier League footballers. It is voted by the footballers and they chose who they think was the best player of that season.
The winner of the 19/20 PFA Player Of The Year was Kevin De Bruyne. This was the first time he had won this award which is surprising considering how good he has been since joining Man City. He was recently awarded the Premier League Player Of The Year trophy.
There have only ever been five players to win the award two years in a row, the most recent of which was Gareth Bale. With De Bruyne winning the 19/20 award, he could well join them by winning it in 20/21.
We have the latest odds from Betfair and we’ll look to see is in with a chance according to the bookmakers!
PFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR 20/21 Odds
Ruben Dias – 5/6
The Man City defender joined the club last summer from Benfica, for a fee of £61 million. It took him a couple of games to get into the squad, but he hasn’t left since. Dias has been fantastic and has formed up a partnership with John Stones, that saw City go 20 games unbeaten in the league, winning 15 consecutively.
The Portuguese centre half is having the same sort of effect on his side that Van Dijk did last season when he won the award. He is making players around him look better and could be a dark horse to win the award this season. His side has now won the Premier League and are also in the Champions League. Since winning the title, he has now overtaken Fernandes as the favourite.
Bruno Fernandes – 10/11
Since he joined United halfway through last season, he won three out of eight Premier League Player Of The Month awards. In his first 14 games, he had got eight goals and seven assists, a fantastic return for any player.
This season so far he has 17 goals and eleven assists showing it wasn’t just a fluke. United are having one of their best seasons for a while and a lot of it is down to this man. It shows if he’s having an off game as his side don’t play as well. With only ten games to go, all it could take is a few more good performances and his odds could drop.
Harry Kane – 6/1
The Spurs striker has never won the PFA Player Of The Year award but looks like the man to give Bruno Fernandes the biggest challenge. Kane has had another good season so far and has 21 goals and 13 assists so far and is the league’s top scorer.
This is an unbelievable contribution but one that doesn’t surprise us. Kane’s biggest issue over the years has been injuries. He is fairly injury prone and has missed out on potential Golden Boots due to missing large parts of seasons. Kane is playing a deeper role this season and is getting on the ball more. Kane has had injury issues again this season so it could depend on how he goes fitness-wise for the remainder of the year.
Ilkay Gundogan – 25/1
The German midfielder has really stepped up when City needed him the most. With De Bruyne and Aguero out injured recently, Gundogan has chipped in with the goals and got himself 11 so far this season, the best scoring run in his professional career.
Gundogan has been at the very centre of City getting back to the top of the table. It’ll be tough for him to match the numbers of Kane and Fernandes this season, but that’s not what always decides the PFA Player Of The Year.
Kevin De Bruyne – 33/1
After winning last year, De Bruyne was one of the favourites again this season. He is the best player in the league, however, he started slowly this season and has picked up a couple of injuries along the way. De Bruyne has three goals and 11 assists which says a lot about what we can expect from him when we think this isn’t a good season. He has created a lot of chances and maybe the fact he is having to play in different positions due to not having a striker isn’t helping him.
One thing that has let him down is injuries. When players miss a large chunk of the season, it’s hard for them to win this award. There is no doubting De Bruyne as a player but when a season is so stop/start, it’s hard to get going at any level.
Mo Salah – 80/1
The second player in this list to have won this award is Salah, back in 17/18. At 16/1 this is a great price considering he has shown the heights he can reach in the Premier League. Last season, Salah finished with 19 goals and ten assists. This season he has 20 goals and three assists. He is currently one behind in the race for top scorer in the league and will be desperate to win his third Golden Boot.
One thing that will let Salah down is the form of his side. They are currently eighth in the table and looking at a top-four fight. You can’t help but think if Salah had done a bit more during this poor period recently, they would be higher up. This will go against him in the voting.