The player of the season is an award that has caused endless debate over the years. The inconsistency in the criteria used to determine the winner is always up for debate.
The logic of the award should be that the best individual player in a season should win notwithstanding their respective club’s achievements.
Below is sports plug readers and fans player and young player of the season
Player of the Season – Kevin De Bryune ( Manchester City)
There are just not enough words to describe the magnificent Kevin De Bryune. The Belgian midfield maestro has attracted plaudits from friend and foe alike due to his phenomenal displays on the pitch.
His brace and assist against doomed Norwich City on the last day of the season capped what has been his best season yet in the British Isles. His assist against Norwich also saw him equal Thierry Henry’s longstanding record of 20 assists in a season. He did challenge the Premier League on two assists that were chalked off his record which would have seen him become the sole record holder.
The mind-boggling stats of the Ex-Chelsea midfielder put at par with some of the best players in Europe this season. De Bryune also won the play-maker of the season award for a second time running
Runners up: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Young Player of the season – Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
The Young player of the season award is awarded to a player aged 23 years or under at the start of the season.
There have been standout performance from young players this season across various teams. Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has however been leaps and bounds above the rest. He has built on his debut season and proved to be one of the first names on Jurgen Klopp’s team sheet.
He registered 13 assists this season (Second most in the league), breaking his own record of most assists by a defender in a single campaign.
The dead-ball specialist has also scored 4 goals and was ranked behind Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish in terms of chances created with 87 . The Youngster embodies the perfect definition of a ‘modern fullback’ and will only get better with time.
Runners up: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Dean Henderson (On-loan at Sheffield United)