ProSoccerTalk’s Premier League Player of the Year
All week at ProSoccerTalk we are reviewing the dramatic 2015-16 Premier League season.
From dishing out awards to looking back at the highs and lows in the as 20 teams battled it out, we’ll have every angle covered.
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For the full archive of our review content, just hit the link above. Now, let’s see which PL players were considered above the rest by our crew of five.
Harry Kane – To score that many goals with the huge burden on Kane’s shoulders was remarkable. He is the most complete striker I’ve seen in a long, long time. No weaknesses in his game. If he had another man alongside him to score 10-15 goals, Spurs could’ve won the league.
Riyad Mahrez - He may not have lit up the statistical charts (although he was still pretty darn good there too), but he was easily the most electric player all season long, and was the biggest reason why it was so darn fun to watch Leicester City. Hopefully they can convince him to stay, but he will for sure get plenty of interest from all over Europe.
Riyad Mahrez - The only player to finish Top Five in both goals and assists, it’s hard to argue against Mahrez. More than just the stats, Mahrez always entertained, a joy to watch throughout the season.
Jamie Vardy - Leicester got what they paid for from this guy -- which wasn’t much -- and gained a whole lot more. It’s astonishing to think that he only scored five goals in 2015.
N’Golo Kante - We often praise and reward the flash and finish of strikers and attack-minded players, but what Kante did from box-to-box this year was special. Considering what Claudio Ranieri expects from his charges, it’s fair to say that Kante was the most valuable player of Leicester’s fantastic season.
And the winner is… Riyad Mahrez! The Algerian wizard was deemed to have affected Leicester’s title charge in the most outstanding of fashions, and there certainly could’ve been worse choices.