The Premier League is littered with young talent who have bright futures ahead, but who is favourite to win this year PFA Young Player Of The Year?
Winning the PFA Young Player Of The Year award is a great achievement for any footballer. Players who win the award, go on to have fantastic careers and usually win many trophies. Recent winners of the award are Sterling, Hazard, Kane and Bale to name a few.
Like the PFA Player Of The Year award, it is voted for by fellow professionals. Players have to be 23 at the start of the season to be able to win the award. The most recent winner of the award was Sterling in 2019. The 2020 winner hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s going to be given to Trent Alexander-Arnold.
PFA Young Player Of The Year Odds (Paddy Power)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (6/1)
Soon to be crowned the winner of the 2020 Young Player Of The Year, is the favourite to win it in 2021. Last season he got four goals and 13 assists. He is the most dangerous defence in the Premier League and will be hoping to get more goals and assists next season, especially considering he takes corners and freekicks. Trent is seen as one of, if not the best fullbacks in the world and 6/1 is a very generous price!
Marcus Rashford (15/2)
Last season was one of two halves for Rashford. It was his best ever statistically as he ended with 17 goals and seven assists in the league. However, an injury in January saw him miss seven league games. After this, he struggled to get back to his best but he still managed three goals and assists after the break. Rashford is very capable of winning this award, should he fully recover from his back injury.
Mason Greenwood (8/1)
The surprise package of the 19/20 was Mason Greenwood. It took him until November to score his first goal and then he never looked back. Greenwood finished the season with 10 goals and one assist and established himself as a first-team player. He was recently given his first call up to the England squad whilst being given the number 11 shirt at Old Trafford. Next season he will get more minutes and probably more goals.
Christian Pulisic (9/1)
Pulisic didn’t get off to the quickest of starts at Chelsea, with just five goals and two assists by January. Unfortunately for him, at this point, he tore his abductor’s muscle and was out for eight games. After that, though he went on a fantastic run until the end of the season. He got four goals and four assists in eight games and shown the Premier League was a good player he is. At times he resembled Hazard at Chelsea!
Phil Foden (10/1)
The Stockport Iniesta is one of the most exciting players in the league. Like Greenwood, he has just received his first call up to the England side and will be looking to kick on from it and establish himself in the Premier League. Foden was it part player at the start of the season, but after the break, he got a lot more playing time. He finished with five goals and one assist which mostly came at the end of the season. He will also play more now with David Silva leaving the club.