2017-18 Player of the Year
The morning after Man City won the Premier League title, AlanShearer has used his weekly column in the Sun to analyse the Premier League Player of the Year award.
Over the weekend, the PFA announced the six nominees for the prize.
The two frontrunners are Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Man City’s De Bruyne.
They are joined on the shortlist by Harry Kane, David de Gea, Leroy Sane and David Silva.
Mohamed Salah vs Kevin De Bruyne
According to Shearer, Salah should win the top award over De Bruyne.
That’s despite the fact that the Belgian has been outstanding as Man City have won their third Premier League title.
Shearer believes Liverpool’s win over Man City in the Champions League was key to Salah edging KDB:
(Salah) would now get my vote for Player of the Year.
I said I would wait to see what happened in Liverpool’s Champions League game with Manchester City before I hung my hat on Salah or Kevin De Bruyne for that award
What Salah did in those two ties, scoring his goals and pulling his team through to the semi-final, he would now be my pick.
Player of the Year odds
Following the weekend’s action in the Premier League, the bookies have repriced the frontrunners for the 2017-18 Player of the Year.
Mo Salah is now the 3/10 favourite to win the award. Kevin De Bruyne is the 21/10 second favourite, while Harry Kane is now out at 33/1.
Looking further afield, David Silva is the 50/1 fourth favourite, while Sergio Aguero is 90/1.
See the full betting odds below.