PFA Player of the season chances: is Bruno Fernandes that is favourite overrated?

They have won 20 matches in a row, they are 1.011/100 on the Exchange to win the Premier League title and, according to a recent episode of the Football…Only Bettor podcast, their defensive performance is And that is”ridiculous yet, in line with the areas in the Sportsbook therefore the Exchange, Manchester City would not have a person whom deserves to win the PFA Player of the

award year.

Instead, the even-odds favourite Bruno Fernandes plies his trade across town for the team that sits 12 points adrift of City in the table.

Make no mistake, Fernandes has been a revelation for Manchester United, just as he was term that is last scoring 15 objectives into the league – second simply to Mo Salah into the Golden Boot competition – and has now 10 assists.

It’s arguable that, without Fernandes, United would not take the very best four. But runners-up is the greatest the Red Devils can expect this year.

So does Fernandes really deserve become up to now prior to the loves of City’s Ilkay Gundogan 5/1, Ruben Dias 8/1 and Kevin de Bruyne 12/1 in the wagering?

Winner needn’t be a champion

First of all of the, it is an error to imagine the champion must play for the champions. Needless to say, players vote well before the final end of the season when the champions are yet to be crowned, so that stands to reason. The winner has often been found away from the champions’ squad.

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Last in 2020/21 a shortlist will be announced in April and the winner revealed at the end of the season in May.

But even in seasons where there has been a runaway league leader 12 months, whenever Liverpool had been cruising towards the name,

De Bruyne

won player of the season. The season that is previous when the race was tighter, it went to Virgil van Dijk his performances for runners-up Liverpool. Mo Salah won the before that when the Reds finished fourth.

Still, the way that City have swept aside opponents from mid-December onwards will surely be in players’ minds when they vote this year year. The sky’s the limit for the Blues and Pep Guardiola’s side are 8/1 to win an unprecedented quadruple at the moment.

8/1 Dias has transformed City(*)Dias, in particular, has had a impact that is transformative. City have actually conceded a mere 16 goals into the league and, while their attacking play has not struck quite the heights that are same in previous title-winning campaigns, you could argue that it hasn’t needed to. (*)The Portuguese centre-back has had a impact that is similar Van Dijk in their first complete season at Liverpool. That Dias has accomplished this in their first season in English football, just 23, means he ought to be in with a chance that is serious of the award. (*)He’s been more consistent than Fernandes who has a habit of going missing in big games. Only two defenders have won this century (the other was John Terry in ’05) so it’s true that the player of award is biased towards attackers year. (*)But at 8/1 Dias appears like value to include the English game’s highest honour that is individual the medals he will be picking right up between now therefore the end associated with period. (*)

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