The PFA Player of the Year award is arguably the most prestigious individual honour in English football.
Some great names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez, Ryan Giggs, Dennis Bergkamp, etc. have previously won the PFA Player award. However, the competition for the trophy is fiercer than ever this season.
Last season, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah won the honour, and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante had lifted the trophy in the preceding season.
Besides these two players, only Eden Hazard and Riyad Mahrez are other former winners who still ply their trade in Premier League.
Let’s a take a look at the frontrunners for the award this season:
The Belgian, who won the award in 2014-15, is the overwhelming favourite to repeat the feat this season. Hazard has been the best player in Premier League in the first two months, and if he can continue in the same vein, then he is guaranteed to win his second award. The Chelsea star leads the goalscoring charts with seven goals in eight games.
He is available at 7/4 odds at William Hill to win the PFA Player award.
David Silva is the second favourite in the betting market at 12/1 odds at BetVictor. The Spaniard is undoubtedly one of the best players to ever play in Premier League, but he has never managed to win this honour. However, he is a strong contender claim his maiden Player of the Year award this season.
The 32-year-old has already scored three goals this season.
The Argentinean is the best striker in the league, and he definitely has the talent to win the award. However, his consistent injury problems mean that he rarely gets to play more than 30 games a season.
If he can stay injury free this season, then he is a great bet at 14/1 odds at Betfred.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has lifted the Golden Boot on multiple occasions, but he is yet to win the Player of the Year award. It’s hard to see him picking up this honour unless Spurs manage to win a major tournament.
Nevertheless, he is a strong option in the market at 16/1 odds at Paddypower.
The Belgian superstar is currently nursing an injury, but he is set to return soon. He is yet to start a league game this season, so he has missed a big chunk of the season already. The City player is definitely among the best players in Premier League, but he would need to produce something special during the rest of the season if he wishes to become the best. He is available at 20/1 odds at BetVictor.
Honourable Mentions: Mohamed Salah is available at 25/1 odds while Kante can get you 33/1 odds at Bet365.