Premier League Player of the Year - Kevin De Bruyne, Jordan Henderson? Soccer Saturday pundits reveal their 2019/20 season picks

Soccer Saturday trio Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier pick their Premier League Player of the Year

Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier have their say on who is their Premier League Player of the Year.

The season may yet be played out to completion, but on what they've seen so far, who do the Soccer Saturday pundits feel is the Premier League's best player?

See if you agree, and let us know on Twitter @SportingLifeFC...


Charlie Nicholas

Soccer Saturday pundit Charlie Nicholas gives his thought to Sporting Life
  • Kevin De Bruyne

If you're going on who the players are voting for then Sadio Mane should be winning this award.

Jordan Henderson will be thereabouts as well and you have seen recently before football stopped just how important he was to this Liverpool team.

It's a tough one with Mane in there as well and I'd have him or Kevin De Bruyne winning the Player of the Year award if and when it gets announced.

For me personally, if pushed then I'd just have to give De Bruyne the edge. I just think at the moment he is carrying Manchester City, and I have never seen a team as good as City being carried by an individual player.

While Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, and Riyad Mahrez have all suffered a drop-off in form, Kevin De Bruyne hasn't. When you look at goals, assists and everything that you need to win a match then you have to just give the edge to De Bruyne.

Kevin De Bruyne Premier League stats so far this season


Phil Thompson

Phil Thompson: Sky Sports pundit
  • Jordan Henderson

At this moment, I would have to go with Jordan Henderson. Going back to early December, I was one of the first to flag him up as having a possibility of Player of the Year, and just how important he is to Liverpool.

He has been absolutely terrific and has had a tremendous season. I think he may just pip Kevin De Bruyne, who I have such admiration for.

For Jordan to help bring this side a Premier League title, it would be justifiable if he was to get this accolade. Without a doubt to be pipping De Bruyne to this award, is a testament to itself.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been immense for the Reds


Matt Le Tissier

Sadio Mane

The Player of the Year so far is a tough one. You look through this Liverpool team and look at the quality of the players in there, and there's a reasonable shout for most of them. Given what Liverpool have done and how far ahead they are, it has to be one of those players.

Because of the amount of crucial goals he has scored, I would put Mane up there. He has been a key player in what Liverpool have done and made a difference on so many occasions, so he would get the nod.


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