The Premier League season is coming to a close, so I thought now would be the perfect time to dispatch my end of season awards. The only rules will be that no player can win more than one award (Just to stop Haaland from winning everything)
- Best player of the season
- Young player of the season
- Most improved player
- Comeback of the season
- Goal of the season
- Signing of the season
- Flop of the season
- Unsung hero
- Manager of the season
Player of the season
Any other answer this season would sound like a crime. It’s only his first Premier League season and the striker didn’t need any time to adjust to English football. No Bundesliga tax.
Haaland has broken the record for most Premier League goals in a single season with 35 goals in 31 games and the season isn’t over yet! The striker still has 5 games to go. Crazy. Erling has even entered Ballon d’Or conversations as he currently has 51 goals in all competitions and a potential treble up for grabs.
Young player of the season
Saka has taken it up another level this season. The winger is one of only six players to have reached double figures for both goals and assists in the top 5 leagues. And most of these goals have been at decisive moments to either equalise or take the lead in a game.
Bukayo has also impressed against the big 6 with goals and assists against every top 6 club this season. Starboy.
Honourable mentions: Saliba, Martinelli, Haaland
Most improved player
Granit Xhaka’s has done a complete 180 this season. The midfielder has cut the recklessness out of his performance and become a mature senior in a young, overachieving Arsenal side.
Granit is also having his best season with the reds accumulating 12 goals in assists in the league this season. An impressive feat for the Swiss international.
Comeback of the season
From facing relegation last season to battling for top 4. This award could be given to the entire Newcastle team. But it’s only right we give it to Almirón. We’ve all seen the Grealish video and its fair to say he took that personally…
Last season Miguel only scored 1 goal in 30 appearances. And this season he’s scored 11 goals in 29 appearances. After scoring 6 goals in 6 games in October, Almirón even managed to win his first player of the month award. Comeback season..
Honourable mentions: Newcastle United, Ollie Watkins
Signing of the season
Casemiro has been a revelation to the United midfield. The reds were crying out for a world class midfielder who excels defensively and has the ability to break up opposition attacks and win back possession for his team.
On top of that, this transfer has brought an experienced winner to the club which is an aspect that was lacking in the Manchester United dressing room.
Honourable mentions: Haaland, Zinchenko, Martinez
Goal of the season
Jacob Murphy vs Everton
This goal is my goal of the season solely because of the assist from Isak. Pure filth. Twisting in and out of players in such tight space is ridiculous. This goal is the definition of turning nothing into something. I’m looking forward to seeing more of the Swedish international next season.
Flop of the season
There could only be one player for this category. Mr Pru himself. The Brazilian moved to Tottenham for a fee of £60 million and ever since he has only managed to score 1 league goal in 24 appearances.
He also failed to become a regular under former manager Antonio Conte often coming on from the bench or not coming on at all. The striker just couldn’t replicate his World Cup in England and it just hasn’t got going for him. Disappointing in totality.
Honourable mentions: Mudryk, Weghorst
Tottenham have had an underwhelming season in totality, so it makes sense that Kane’s goals have gone under the radar.
He has scored 27 goals and assisted 3. It’s crazy how he could hit 30 league goals before the end of the season and the only reason. it won’t be talked about is because of Haalands goal scoring form.
Kane has even ascended to the second highest premier league scorer of all time this season. By far Tottenhams best player.
Honourable mentions: Toney, Kane
Manager of the season
This award was tricky given the circumstances of other managers like Eddie Howe and Mikel Arteta. And the season isn’t over so it is unclear where each team will finish. But as things stand it has to be Pep.
If City win the league Guardiola can make history by being the second manager to win three titles in a row.
Not to mention the treble is also possible for the club too. The fact that he has stayed in a title race whilst figuring out how to best utilise his players and play to all their strengths is truly amazing. Generational manager
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