Every Premier League club’s Player of the Year award winner, so far

14 May

The Premier League season may have been done and dusted for over a week now but clubs are still naming the winners of their Player of the Year awards.

Some aren’t too surprising with the usual superstars having smashing seasons, but a few men have risen to the top and become shock heroes at their sides.

No one would have expected Ryan Fraser to bag 14 assists, while Luke Shaw established himself as a regular at Old Trafford, there was even shock among Tottenham Hotspur fans that Heung-Min Son won their accolade and not the rejuvenated Moussa Sissoko.

Luke Shaw has been an ever-present in Man United’s defence this season

The duo, though, have done well this campaign and now earned the rewards for it.

It’s not just the PFA’s Player of the Year award that matters, the individual club honours mean a lot to recipients who are being credited for their consistent excellence over a single year.

But who are each Premier League club’s Player of the Year winners from the 2018/19 season? Find out below.

AFC Bournemouth – Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser’s form has seen him linked with Arsenal

Fraser would have had strong competition from Callum Wilson, but he has deservedly picked up the prize. The Scotland international has been in remarkable form this season, scoring seven goals and registering 14 assists in the Premier League.

Only Eden Hazard (15) has supplied more goals for his team-mates than the winger. Fraser, who has just one year left on his contract, has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal.

Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette will be hoping to lead Arsenal to Europa League glory later this month

Lacazette has enjoyed a prolific season with Arsenal, netting 18 goals in all competitions. And despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being the club’s top scorer with 26 goals, Arsenal fans believe Lacazette has been their star man this season.

The Frenchman scored three goals across two legs in Arsenal’s successful Europa League semi-final games against Valencia.

Brighton – Shane Duffy

Shane Duffy has helped Brighton secure their Premier League status for a second successive season

In what’s been a testing season, Brighton’s centre-back partnership of Duffy and Lewis Dunk has helped drag them over the line to Premier League safety.

Duffy, who has chipped in with five goals, has been crucial to the Seagulls’ resolute defence, which helped them earn unlikely draws against Arsenal and Wolves in recent weeks.

Burnley – Ashley Westwood

Ashley Westwood is a regular in Sean Dyche’s side

Westwood has missed just four Premier League games this season and has been one of Burnley’s standout performers since the turn of the year.

He picked up the club’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards.

Cardiff – Neil Etheridge

Neil Etheridge has saved three penalties this season

A fully deserved award by Cardiff’s goalkeeper in a season which will end in relegation.

Cardiff signed Alex Smithies in a £3.5million deal last summer which could have put Etheridge’s starting place at risk. However, the Philippines international played every minute of the Bluebirds’ Premier League season, which included three penalty saves.

He has also been the second busiest goalkeeper in the top-flight this term, making 141 saves.

Chelsea – Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard is unlikely to be a Chelsea player next season

Hazard is now a four-time winner of the club’s Player of the Year award. Who else was going to win it?

The Belgium captain, whose last Chelsea game could be against Arsenal in the Europa League final on May on May 29 before sealing a big-money move to Real Madrid, has been in scintillating form this term.

He has scored 19 goals and provided 16 assists for the Blues. If it is his farewell season, he will hope to bow out with a piece of silverware.

Crystal Palace – Aaron Wan-Bissaka

The Premier League’s top clubs are reportedly chasing Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s signature

This wouldn’t have surprised many Palace fans given Wan-Bissaka’s stunning breakthrough campaign.

He is second and third in the charts for most interceptions and tackles, respectively. His form has reportedly alerted the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.

At just 21, he will get even better with time.

Everton – Lucas Digne

The left-back has excelled and it’s no mean feat given his predecessor was Toffees hero Leighton Baines. His set-pieces look set to trouble the Premier League for some time.
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Fulham – Yet to be announced

Huddersfield – Christopher Schindler

Christopher Schindler has been a shining light in Huddersfield’s poor season

It has been a bleak season for Huddersfield, whose relegation to the Championship was confirmed more than six weeks ago.

They have won just three league games and accumulated 15 points. Only Fulham (81) have conceded more goals than Huddersfield (76) this season. Schindler, who scored the winning penalty in the 2017 Championship play-off final, has missed just one game in the 2018/19 campaign.

Leicester – Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira performances are repaying his £25million fee

The right-back has been one of Leicester’s most consistent players this season.

In his debut campaign in England, he has netted two goals and registered six assists in 35 Premier League appearances. He will be invaluable for the Foxes next term.

Liverpool – Yet to be announced

Manchester City – Bernardo Silva

In a phenomenal campaign, Silva was the man voted as CIty’s best across the season by supporters. His stunning form in their final few games showed incredible heart and hunger, while also showcasing his fantastic attributes with the ball at his feet.

Manchester United – Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw won the Players’ Player of the Year and the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year awards

In a season where United conceded 54 league goals – the most of any top-six side in England – it would seem odd to see a defender win this award. However, on a personal note, Shaw has had his best season in a Red Devils shirt.

He was a regular under Jose Mourinho, who had criticised him in the past, and kept his place when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over in December.

The England left-back made 40 appearances, a season-best since joining the club in 2014.

Newcastle United – Salomon Rondon

Newcastle will be desperate to keep Salomon Rondon beyond this season

It is unusual for a loan player to win a Player of the Year award, but it shows just how vital Rondon has been to Newcastle this season.

His 11 goals and seven assists helped the Magpies retain their Premier League status for a second successive year.

The club will surely try to sign him permanently from West Brom this summer.

Southampton – Nathan Redmond

Nathan Redmond has been a key player for Southampton this season

Redmond’s season sparked into life following Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment as manager in December.

The winger was deployed as a makeshift striker which worked wonders for his form.

Six goals and four assists for the former Norwich man showed just how much he thrived under Hasenhuttl.

Tottenham – Heung-Min Son

Heung-min Son has stepped up for Tottenham in the absence of Harry Kane

Son has filled the void left by Harry Kane, who has been plagued by ankle injuries in 2019.

Playing as a winger or striker, the South Korea attacker was Spurs’ most dangerous player. Son scored 20 goals and had seven assists to his name in an extremely productive season.

Watford – Etienne Capoue

Etienne Capoue has scored four goals this season

Capoue had a point to prove after leaving Tottenham for Watford in 2015. He was used sparingly in his two seasons with Spurs and the Hornets gave him a Premier League lifeline.

He has been a consistent presence in the Watford midfield and this season was no different.

The Frenchman has an FA Cup final to look forward to against Manchester City on May 18, which is live on talkSPORT.

West Ham – Lukasz Fabianski

Lukasz Fabianski has endeared himself to West Ham fans

Fabianski was always going to stay in the Premier League following Swansea’s relegation in the 2017/18 season.

He was snapped up by West Ham for just £7million and played every minute of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

He was also the busiest goalkeeper, making 148 saves.

Wolves – Joao Moutinho

Joao Moutinho has been a revelation for Wolves and proved he is able to fire in the Premier League after a transfer to Tottenham failed to materialise back in 2012. He’s been key for the club and their Europa League qualification.

The 13 Premier League stars who have played every minute of the season, including Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United aces

26 Mar

Playing in the Premier League is no mean feat, it is after all considered the most competitive league in the world.

To feature week-in week-out, for every single match is a notable achievement, especially given the demands and rigours of the top-flight.

A knock or a niggle can rule a player out for a game, or see a superstar substituted, while suspensions are always a risk, whether through a sending off or an accumulation of cautions.

Some stars, though, are both relied upon by their team and able to avoid absences and play every minute of every game.

But who are these ever-present players, talkSPORT.com takes a look.

Ben Mee (Burnley – 2790 minutes)

The defender has been an consistent feature in defence for Sean Dyche’s team and should he keep up his appearances, looks on course to beat his Premier League personal tally of 34 matches in 2016/17.

Mee has been an ever-present for Burnley

Jordan Pickford (Everton – 2790 minutes)

The England goalkeeper may have had his critics this season following his World Cup heroics, but he remains Everton’s first choice between the sticks.

Barring injury or something unexpected, Pickford should play every single match for the Toffees for a second successive season.

Pickford has come under criticism for his recent performances

Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City  – 2790 minutes)

Goalkeepers are rarely rotated and it is usually a position managers will leave well alone, once they have found the right fit.

Schmeichel has been No.1 since his move in 2011 and that does not look like changing any time soon.

Kasper Schmeichel is the Foxes No. 1

Alisson (Liverpool – 2790 minutes)

The Brazilian has been a key reason for Liverpool’s title challenge this season.

His arrival has solved the goalkeeping problem that was causing Jurgen Klopp considerable worry in recent seasons and he has the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season with 15.

Alisson has kept the most clean sheets with 15

Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United – 2790 minutes)

It was a masterstroke from Rafael Benitez to sign the Slovakian when he did, as he is now one of the Premier League’s most consistent goalkeepers and the interest from some of Europe’s elite, such as Juventus, is a testament to his talent and growing reputation.

Martin Dubravka has turned in a number of excellent displays

Lukasz Fabianski – (West Ham – 2790 minutes)

The Hammers could not have asked for a more reliable player between the sticks.

Fabianski has only missed three matches in the past five seasons, four of those with Swansea City and he has already featured in every match for West Ham this campaign.

Łukasz Fabiański is Mr reliable

Luka Milivojević (Crystal Palace – 2700 minutes)

While Wilfried Zaha is rightly considered the Eagles most influential player, Milivojević is not too far behind himself, in terms of importance and is enjoying another impressive season.

The Serbian controls the tempo in midfield and is one of the most efficient penalty takers in world football.

Luka Milivojevic makes Palace tick from midfield

Ederson (Manchester City – 2700 minutes)

Now in his second season at the Etihad, Ederson looks as if he has been playing in the Premier League for much longer, such is the ease with which he plays.

Comfortable with the ball at his feet, a modern essential to play in goal, it could be another season he finishes with a league title.

Ederson’s distribution is outstanding

David De Gea (Manchester United – 2700 minutes)

The introduction in recent seasons of Ederson and Alisson to the Premier League has increased the competition among the Premier League’s goalkeepers, but for some De Gea still remains the best.

On his day he is capable of incredible stops and has proved time and time again to be virtually unbeatable. Just ask Tottenham!

David De Gea is considered to be the best in the world

Ben Foster (Watford  – 2700 minutes)

Troy Deeney recently praised the former Manchester United goalkeeper: “The guy eats s***, trains twice a week, turns up on a Saturday and is unbelievable.”

While few, other than his team-mates, can vouch for his diet, whatever he is eating clearly has not hampered his displays come the weekend.

Ben Foster has impressed for Watford

Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea – 2700 minutes)

It may not have been his best season in a Chelsea shirt, but the Spaniard remains a figure of consistency and is one of the first names on the team-sheet.

He has missed three league matches in the past four seasons and was trusted to play a vital role by the likes of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, during Chelsea‘s title winning campaigns.

Cesar Azpilicueta is a dependable figure in the Chelsea side

Neil Etheridge (Cardiff – 2700 minutes)

As far as first seasons go in the Premier League, it has been a respectable one for Etheridge and while Cardiff are in the relegation zone, the 6ft 2 shot-stopper, has earned a reputation for saving penalties.

Etheridge saved two penalties in his first two games this season.

Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers – 2700 minutes)

The former Liverpool defender has been excellent for a Wolves side in contention for European qualification.

Such is his form, Coady’s recent omission from the England squad had to be justified, with a future call-up not ruled out by Gareth Southgate.

Coady has quickly proven his quality at Premier League level