Throughout the season, particularly in the first half of the campaign, Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne seemed to be on everyone’s lips when the topic of Player of the Year was brought up.
The Belgian international has been an instrumental figure in Pep Guardiola’s side, scoring 11 goals and creating 20 assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.
The Chelsea reject is expected to take home a Premier League winners’ medal as City have a 13-point lead over the rest of the pack with six games left to go.
However, the Champions League has eluded the club once again following their quarter-final exit at the hands of Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah was one of the key figures that sent the Reds into the semi-finals as he scored the opening strike in a 3-0 triumph in the first leg at Anfield, and also nabbed the crucial away goal at the Etihad Stadium.
Over the last few months and weeks, Salah’s stock has risen and now he has joined the conversation about potential Player of the Year winners.
The 25-year-old, who like De Bruyne failed to impress Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, has found the back of the net 39 times in 41 outings in all competitions.
Taking into account the form of both players, we asked the fans who they thought deserved the end-of-season honour, and a large majority have backed Liverpool’s Egyptian star.