Official Player of the Year awards as Man Utd cancel their end-of-season party

Anthony Gordon, Micky van de Ven and Cole Palmer.
Anthony Gordon, Micky van de Ven and Cole Palmer.

We will bring you every official Player of the Season award winner as they are announced, with Man Utd’s taking place in secret.

 

Who is Arsenal’s player of the season?

No winner announced yet but Nigel Winterburn said recently: “Will Declan Rice win Player of the Season at Arsenal? It’s going to be huge, Saliba has been outstanding, Saka has been outstanding, Odegaard has been sensational as well. Whoever gets that award will fully deserve it.

“Who would I pick? Personally I would pick Odegaard, I just love the way he has played this year, he leads the press for Arsenal and he sets off a lot of chances. For a player that skilful to work so hard for the team. He does everything.”

Last year’s winner: Martin Odegaard.

 

Who is Aston Villa’s player of the season?

Scoring 27 goals this season has meant that Ollie Watkins winning the award from both supporters and his teammates was a no-brainer.

 

Who is Bournemouth’s player of the season?

In just his first full season as a Bournemouth player, Ukrainian centre-back Illya Zabarnyi got the nod from the supporters while the players voted for striker Dominic Solanke.

 

Who is Brentford’s player of the season?

“It feels really good. I’m a little bit surprised, having been injured for a few games, I wasn’t fully expecting it, but the fans make it a great experience playing in front of them every week,” said Ethan Pinnock. What supporters realised is that the nine-game winless spell that almost saw them fall int a relegation fight coincided with his absence. Vitaly Janelt won the accolade from his fellow players.

 

Who is Brighton’s player of the season?

Pascal Gross has won both the Players’ Player and the Supporters’ Player of the Year after a season which has so far reaped 10 Premier League assists. “When you work every day and people appreciate what you do it means a lot. I’m really proud because this club means a lot to me,” said the German.

 

Who is Burnley’s player of the season?

Awards dos are quite often postponed or quietly side-lined in a relegation season but Burnley went ahead and had theirs, with Sander Berge winning both supporters’ and players’ awards as he emerged as the tallest dwarf. “This means a lot to me. Burnley is a fantastic football club,” said the former Sheffield United midfielder.

 

Who is Chelsea’s player of the season?

No surprises here as Cole Palmer walked to both Player of the Year awards at Chelsea. We genuinely wonder if anybody else got a vote after the summer signing from Manchester City somehow cruised past the 20-goal mark in the Premier League.

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Who is Crystal Palace’s player of the season?

The fact that Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze were both missing for large chunks of the season worked in Jean-Philippe Mateta‘s favour; he took the honours after his double-figure Premier League goalscoring season, while sharing the Players’ Player award with defender Joachim Andersen.

 

Who is Fulham’s player of the season?

It was a landslide for Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha last season but this campaign has thrown up various names, including Antonee Robinson, Andrea Pereira, Tosin and Willian.

Last year’s winner: Joao Palhinha

 

Who is Liverpool’s player of the season?

Funny old season this and it will be genuinely interesting who the fans choose. Mo Salah has scored the most goals, Virgil van Dijk has been their most excellent defender, Alexis Mac Allister their most consistent midfielder, but there is no outstanding candidate.

Last year’s winner: Alisson

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Who is Luton’s player of the season?

Ross Barkley took the Player of the Season award, Signing of the Season and the Junior Supporters’ Player of the Season gong after a season which has brought five goals and four Premier League assists thanks to his wealth of experience, while goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski won the Players’ Player of the Season.

 

Who is Manchester City’s player of the season?

It was a p***-easy decision last season and you suspect it might be a different name but the same sentiment after Phil Foden was named as the FWA Player of the Year. It feels like a no-brainer because it really is. The ‘final three’ revealed by the club are Foden, Rodri and Haaland.

Last year’s winner: Erling Haaland

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Who is Manchester United’s player of the season?

In previous poor United seasons, the Sir Matt Busby Award has defaulted to the goalkeeper; sorry Andre Onana, that’s unlikely to happen this year. Candidates include Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot, but don’t rule out Kobbie Mainoo after half a season. There will be no party after a rotten season is likely to end in an eighth-place finish.

Last year’s winner: Marcus Rashford

 

Who is Newcastle United’s player of the season?

Anthony Gordon got the nod after a season which has brought a very neat 10 Premier League goals and 10 Premier League assists. He absolutely should have been on the Young Player of the Year shortlist from the Premier League.

 

Who is Nottingham Forest’s player of the season?

Brazilian Murillo got the nod in his first (and last?) season in the Premier League.

 

Who is Sheffield United’s player of the season?

There was surely a bloody good case for knocking this one on the head, but Gustavo Hamer emerged with his held head high to take both major Player of the Year trophies.

Last year’s winner: Iliman Ndiaye

 

Who is Tottenham’s player of the season?

Micky van de Ven was the winner after a first season in Tottenham colours. There was one truly rotten performance but otherwise, his pace has been a massive asset in the quest to adapt to Angeball.

 

Who is West Ham’s player of the season?

Declan Rice won three of the last four before his exit to Arsenal. He passed the Hammer on to Jarrod Bowen, who enjoyed his best ever goalscoring season in the Premier League.

 

Who is Wolves’ player of the season?

Mario Lemina received the award from the Wolves fans after consistently putting in one hell of a shift in the midfield, but the fans and players were divided for the first time since 2018/19 as Nelson Semedo was recognised by his teammates.