‘This year’s our year.’ Sound familiar?
Every season, there are always a couple of young English talents that burst out of relative obscurity. In recent years we’ve seen Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli all make huge impressions on the Premier League. This season, it has been the turn of Trent-Alexander Arnold.
Last night, at the PFA awards ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, Manchester City’s 22 year-old winger, Leroy Sane, was crowned PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.
At a time when Mohamed Salah is lighting up the football world, it is fair to say that the influence of African football on the Premier League has never been higher.
As we approach the business end of the season, the annual debate over who should be crowned as the PFA Player of the Year rears its head once again. The likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane are rightly being touted as some of the favourites, but one man has outshone them all.
A question that has been asked for many years and perhaps will be for years to come: should the Premier League follow suit with it’s European counterparts and introduce a break in the midst of the hectic Christmas fixture list?
Which of England’s debutants are most likely to be on the plane to Russia?
In a world where ‘money makes the world go round’, it is the monetary value of a clubs positioning and status in leagues that is a significant factor in the high turnover rate of Premier League managers too. As Mauricio Pellegrino was suddenly struck from his position as manager of Southampton Football Club this week, he became the ninth casualty of the current Premier League season.
After a four-goal haul at Anfield against Watford this evening, Mo Salah has surely all but assured the Golden Boot will be on its way to Merseyside come May 13th. With Harry Kane’s injury at Bournemouth last weekend, the Englishman will likely miss a couple of Premier League games after the International break and will have a monumental task on his hand to catch Liverpool’s star now.