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Kevin De Bruyne named Premier League Player of the Season ahead of Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son despite Liverpool and Tottenham stars’ superb goals and assists records


Kevin De Bruyne has been named Premier League Player of the Season after leading Manchester City to the brink of the title, but the outcome of the award has divided fan opinion.

The Belgian has been in unbeatable form for the past few months but it has taken the midfield a long time to reach his rich vein of form, while Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Heung-min Son have both hit records amazing goals.

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De Bruyne has been in stunning form in recent weeks

De Bruyne beat team-mate Joao Cancelo, West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, Tottenham’s Son and Liverpool duo Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

He said, “Winning this award for the second time is an achievement that I am really proud of.

“There is so much quality in the Premier League and it is a pleasure to be nominated along with so many other great players who have had incredible seasons for their clubs.

“I think my performances this season have been good and I’m happy to have been able to contribute with goals and assists throughout the season.

“Thank you to all the staff, the coaches and especially my teammates because without them this wouldn’t be possible.”

While De Bruyne’s tally of 19 goals and 13 assists in all competitions has undoubtedly been impressive, Salah and Son have bettered the Man City star in terms of productivity.


Kevin De Bruyne named Premier League Player of the Season ahead of Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son despite Liverpool and Tottenham stars’ superb goals and assists records

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Salah had another wonderful season and was unlucky to miss out on the crown

Kevin De Bruyne named Premier League Player of the Season ahead of Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son despite Liverpool and Tottenham stars’ superb goals and assists records

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Son was also a close contender after a stunning campaign for Spurs

The Liverpool talisman is considered by many to be one of the best players in world football, and his tally of 30 goals and 16 assists has certainly contributed to that, with the Egyptian king currently leading the league’s goals and assists charts. the league.

Add to that the Reds’ Carabao Cup and FA Cup success, with the Premier League and Champions League still to be concluded, Salah could still have the ultimate season in his hands.

For Son, there is no doubt that he has been Tottenham’s star man this term.

With Antonio Conte’s side battling for a top four finish, they needed more than just goals and assists from Harry Kane.

Kevin De Bruyne named Premier League Player of the Season ahead of Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son despite Liverpool and Tottenham stars’ superb goals and assists records

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De Bruyne and his City team-mates hope to win the title this weekend

Son has certainly done it with 22 goals and ten assists to his name, with the South Korean in the mix to be named the Premier League’s top scorer this term ahead of a final day clash with already relegated Norwich.

While few would dispute De Bruyne’s undoubted world-class quality, many fans wonder if he deserves the crown this season.

De Bruyne, Salah and Son 2021/22 PL stats comparison

Kevin De Bruyne

  • Appearances: 29
  • Goals: 15
  • Aids: 7
  • Wins: 20
  • Losses: 3
  • Shots: 74
  • Shots On Target: 31
  • Big chances created: 15

Mohammad Salah

  • Appearances: 34
  • Goals: 22
  • Aids: 13
  • Wins: 24
  • Losses: 2
  • Shots: 131
  • Shots On Target: 57
  • Big chances created: 18

Heung Min Son

  • Appearances: 34
  • Goals: 21
  • Aids: 7
  • Wins: 20
  • Losses: 9
  • Shots: 79
  • Shots On Target: 44
  • Big chances created: 10

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