The EPL 2018/2017 season is as of now in its midway stage and we have seen some glittering performances from teams and players. A few players have met expectations while some are yet attempting to discover their feet. However, there have been a few players who have effectively set out an early marker because of their exceptional performances so far this season and in the event that they proceed in this form you can make sure they will be competing for the individual honours at the end of the season. Here we want to look at the players that are probably going to be on the shortlist for the individual honour.
1.Kevin De Bruyne:
When Manchester City signed De Bruyne in 2015 there were fears if he can succeed after a frustrating spell at Chelsea however the Belgian has put his critics to shame since he signed and has turned out to be one of City’s most important players throughout the years. He has proceeded with his awesome form again this season where he is leading Manchester City’s title charge. He is one of the reasons why Manchester City are at present on their unimaginable winning streak. He leads the assists chart this season in the league where he is on 9 at present.
He has additionally added goals to his game this season where he is as of now on seven this campaign and on the off chance that he can proceed with this form and lead City to their second title in four years then he will be sitting at the top of individual honours at the end of the season.
2. David Silva
Another Manchester City player that has been an imperative player since he arrived is David Silva. There have even been suggestions he could be their greatest player ever, however, Aguero will have a remark about that. Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have been pulling the strings for Manchester City this season and with the present form of these two, it’s difficult to see some other team other than City winning the league this season. Silva has eight assists as of now this season second behind KDB and furthermore has 5 goals to his name as well. If he can stay injury free, (this has been his greatest challenge in recent seasons) then he will definitely be in contention for the individual honours.
3. Sergio Aguero
With Manchester City running away with the league it is normal that their players who have been delivering top performances to be in contention for singular honours and Aguero is one of them. Manchester City’s star striker has been a thorn in the flesh of defenders since he set foot on the English soil. He became Manchester City’s record goal scorer this season and right now has 10 goals this season. However for every one of Aguero’s goals in his EPL career, he has yet to win the PFA award because of he hasn’t been able to remain fit throughout a season, so if he will have a shot this season he will need to stay fit and furthermore be on top form all through the season.
4. Phil Coutinho
Coutinho could have been playing his football in Spain had Liverpool consented to pitch him to Barcelona. Prior to the mid-year Barcelona wanted Coutinho’s signature and he turned in a transfer request. However, Liverpool persevered and refused to bulge. Coutinho knowing he won’t get his dream move this season knuckled down and acknowledged. In spite of the fact that he missed the Reds opening four games of the season, he has been one of Liverpool’s best players this season. He has acted like a true professional producing an extraordinary performance for the Reds. He has likewise begun to add goals consistently to his game with an aggregate of 7 goals and 6 assists as of now this season Liverpool will hope he proceeds with this form and help them to finish in the top four again this season and in if he can do that it is sure he will be in the running for singular gongs this season.
5. Mohamed Salah
Salah like Kevin De Bruyne is another player who has an incomplete business with EPL. His spell at Chelsea was a frustrating one, so he needed to prove his critics wrong who questioned if he could make the cut in the EPL and he has done precisely that turning his critics into his admirers. He is the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush to score 20 goals in all competitions before Xmas. He is right now 2nd behind Harry Kane in the EPL goalscorers charts with 15 goals to his name. if he keeps delivering the sort of performances with which he has begun the first half of the season then it won’t be a shock if he is holding the honour at the end of the season thus becoming the first African to win the honour since Riyhad Mahrez did in 2016.
6. Harry Kane:
Harry Kane has never looked back since he made his full Spurs debut. He has been named a one season wonder but he has put that contention to rest by winning the golden boot twice in the last two seasons. He is on course to make it three in a row this season where he is as of now leading the charts with 18 goals and with him in this sort of form then it is inevitable that he will be in the running for the honour.
Honorable mentions to the likes of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Roberto Firmino, and Alvaro Morata who have all been brilliant for their respective clubs this season