We’ve had a look at who the bookies think will win the PFA Player of the Year 2016/17
The Premier League season is just around the corner and has the potential to be one of the most competitive seasons in years. With over £500 million spent on transfers, big name players will be expected to perform. We’ve had a look at who the bookmakers fancy to win the PFA Player of the Year award.
Manchester United have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager and have had a busy transfer window making a number of high-profile signings, including Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United fans will be expecting both to have a massive impact on their season. If you fancy Paul Pogba to be the Premier League's standout player then the 12/1 on offer might be of interest. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be hoping he can set the league alight and is 14/1 to pick up the award come the end of the season.
Man City striker, Sergio Aguero, has scored over 100 goals in the Premier League and finished just one goal behind last season's top scorer, Harry Kane. If the Argentine can stay fit this season he might steer City to the title and with it earn a personal accolade of his own. He's best-price 12/1 to be the Player of the Year.
Alexis Sanchez has become a fan favourite at The Emirates. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2014/15 in his debut season but an injury-plagued second season stopped him from really pushing on. 20/1 on Sanchez might be worth a flutter.
In 2014/15 Chelsea forward Eden Hazard was named the league's best player. The Belgian had a season to forget last year but was back to his best at Euro 2016. Chelsea fans will be praying he can carry this form into the league season and he is as long as 14/1 to win the PFA Player of the Year award for the second time.
The last player to win the award for two consecutive years was Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s now Riyad Mahrez's turn to try and match this remarkable achievement, whether that's at Leicester or elsewhere. The Algerian played his part in 28 league goals last season, playing a pivotal role in their league success. If Leicester are to challenge for the title again, they will need to keep hold of Mahrez and hope he can replicate last season's form. He is best-price 25/1 to match Ronaldo's feat.