After a scintillating start to the season, can Mohamed Salah earn himself another PFA Player of the Year gong this season?
Find the latest PFA Player of the Year odds* for the 2021/2022 season here:
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PFA Player of the Year 2021/2022
The PFA Player of the Year is one of the more prestigious individual awards available within English football and is awarded to the player that is voted the best in the Premier League by their peers during the season.
Recent winners include Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, although Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has picked up the gong in each of the last two consecutive seasons.
All of those men are expected to be in the running again this time around, but they will also face competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden according to the current odds as seen above.
Mohamed Salah odds-on for PFA gong
Mohamed Salah has been simply breath-taking so far this season and after 11 games played, the Liverpool striker already has ten goals to his name – three more than any other player in the league.
Salah has won the award once before already and if he can keep up this kind of form, then he will be in the hunt for another raft of individual trophies – as well as the Premier League title, which looks to be quite an open race at this early stage of the season.
Throughout this career at Anfield Salah has retained a level of consistency that’s rarely seen in such a high standard of league but it’s fair to say that so far this term he’s taken his performances to yet another new height – can he keep that up for another six months to secure the trophy?
Who are the other contenders in the PFA Player of the Year race?
Well such is Mohamed Salah’s dominance in terms of the odds and so wide is the field with every Premier League player still having time to put themselves into contention, it’s not surprising to see much longer odds on the other serious contenders for the trophy.
Phil Foden is enjoying the best form of his still short Manchester City career so far this year and he’ll face stiff competition from team-mates such as Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva before even considering players from elsewhere.
The evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo could be in the running if he continues to keep a stumbling Manchester United outfit in the top four race, while Declan Rice has typified West Ham’s bodacious start to the campaign.
Bookmaker’s Dark Horses For the PFA Player of the Year
Declan Rice could be considered among those dark horses if he and the Hammers continue to fly high towards the top of the table, while Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku could also be considered if he can start to find the kind of goalscoring form that made him a Serie A winner with Inter Milan last season.
There are further Manchester City and Liverpool stars considered to be in the equation as well, including the Citizens’ £100m summer signing Jack Grealish and another former winner in the Reds’ centre-back Virgil van Dijk.
Although neither have been at their best so far this season, both Bruno Fernandes and Harry Kane have the quality to compete for this trophy if they can find their feet in the coming weeks and months alongside Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.
Premier League Outright Odds: Other Markets
There are plenty of other outright markets to bet on alongside the PFA Player of the Year and even further individual awards. For example, you can find the latest Premier League Golden Boot odds right here.
Markets such as Outright Winner and To Be Relegated are known to most punters but you can now also bet on markets including a Top Four Finish, a Top Half Finish and next manager to leave their post. With some firms, you can now even bet on certain teams to finish above other teams come the end of the campaign. For example, West Ham to finish the season as the highest placed London club anyone?