It has been another fantastic Premier League campaign where so much is going down to the wire this year at both ends of the table. Here is a look at the top five players from the season based on goals, assists, clean sheets, and the impact they have had on their team’s success across the year.
Liverpool’s Mo Salah has been in sensational form this season and is expected to be named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for the second time. The Liverpool forward missed some football in January due to the Africa Cup of Nations, but he could still end the campaign as the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner and also top the assist charts.
There is a great depth of talented players across Liverpool’s forward line, but it is Salah who has stood out this season. His performances have helped Liverpool to close the gap on Manchester City at the top of the and put them back into the title race.
Salah’s contract at Liverpool is set to expire at the end of next season. He has surely done enough to convince the club to do all they can to ensure he extends his stay in Merseyside.
Portuguese defender Ruben Dias from Benfica in 2020 and since he has arrived, he has bolstered the champions’ defense. The 24-year-old has once again been a huge asset for City this season and is one of the reasons their defensive record is so good.
Dias is a very intelligent defender who has become a leader in Guardiola’s team. Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson has had a great season, with 18 clean sheets, but he has benefited from having the center-back in front of him.
Man City’s results have not been as strong this season when Dias has been missing from their team. They will be hoping he can stay fit from now until the end of the campaign. If that proves to be the case, it may be bad news for City’s rivals, domestically, and in Europe.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is in a battle with Ederson for the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season. Both men have been excellent for their respective clubs, but it is just Alisson who edges out his Brazilian compatriot on the basis of the number of shots he has saved.
The Liverpool man has stopped his side from dropping points in the latter stages of matches thanks to some crucial saves. His form has been a big part of why Liverpool have been able to build momentum at the business end of the season.
The Premier League is fortunate to have some of the best goalkeepers in the world today. At the moment, it is Alisson who is setting the standard for others to follow.
Striker Ivan Toney is in his debut season in the Premier League and he has shown he is more than good enough at this level. The Brentford striker looks to have a very bright future in the league.
After 33 games in the campaign, only five players had scored more Premier League goals than Toney. That’s an impressive achievement given he has played at a club who were promoted from the Championship last season.
Toney is being linked with from Brentford this summer. The Bees look safe and set to remain in the Premier League. Their next fight may be to convince their star striker to remain in West London for the 2022/23 campaign.
Kevin De Bruyne
This has been Kevin De Bruyne’s seventh season in the Premier League and Manchester City fans are used to seeing the Belgium international produce moments of magic for their side.
The midfielder has been named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for the last two seasons and he will once again be in the conversation for that award in 2022.
Manchester City tops the outright betting at 2/5 for the title in the 2021/22 campaign. If he remains fit, City boss Pep Guardiola will be hoping De Bruyne can continue his excellent year and help them get over the line in the defense of their crown.
City also remain in contention for the Champions League as they have reached the semi-final of the competition. They are 6/4 favorites with bet365 to win the trophy. As pointed out in , punters may be able to pick up a welcome offer with the firm which can be used in the premier European competition. If De Bruyne keeps up his excellent form, City may end the season with an impressive double.
All five of the above players should be in contention for numerous awards at their respective clubs and in the Premier League when the end-of-season accolades are handed out.
Kenneth is a an avid soccer follower, fan and writer. He is a consistent follower of the sport and is a fan of Chelsea FC.