Kevin De Bruyne vs Mohamed Salah
Who will be crowned the 2017-18 Premier League Player of the Year?
Heading into the final weeks of the season, there are two likely candidates for the award.
The first is Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne, while the alternative is Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Bookies Odds: Man City’s KBD over Liverpool’s Salah
It’s worth noting how the bookies are pricing up the favourites of the 2017-18 Premier League Player of the Year award.
Kevin De Bruyne is the favourite for the prize.
The Man City midfielder is priced at 4/6. Liverpool’s Salah is second in the running at 11/10.
The full POTY odds are below.
Kevin De Bruyne: ‘I deserve it’
In the Times on Tuesday morning, Man City’s De Bruyne has opened up about his thoughts of the POTY award.
In a set of comments revealing his self-confidence, KDB believes he should get the accolade over Liverpool’s Egyptian flyer:
If I get it, it would be nice for the team and for me.
I believe I deserve it, because I have been very consistent. I am very happy with myself, I am very pleased with how I have played, I didn’t expect to be this good to be honest.
Salah has a remarkable goalscoring run and he plays very well like an inside forward. He has been incredible.
With the statistics, how are we going to compare? It’s totally different, I played [against Everton] like a defensive midfielder. How can you compare me to an inside forward? I have no idea.
He [Salah] has been outstanding, his record speaks for itself. It’s just the way it goes. Luckily I don’t have to do that. I haven’t voted yet.
When it comes to the stats, De Bruyne has 11 goals and 20 assists in all competitions this season. In the Premier League, KDB has 15 assists and seven goals.
Liverpool’s Salah, meanwhile is the top goalscorer in the league with 29 goals.
Salah has also chipped in with nine assists in the Premier League.