This season’s Premier League has been like no other before. At the end of it though, just like any other year, there will be worthy winners and teams who will be disappointed with their campaign.
Here is a look back at the season to identify three players who have really shone and in many ways have been surprised us all.
Southampton’s Danny Ings is on course to have the best season of his career. The Englishman has scored over 15 goals in all competitions in the campaign. He is 10/1 in the betting to be the Golden Boot winner in the Premier League.
Ings had a frustrating three years between 2015 and 2018 at Liverpool. A combination of injuries and lack of first-team football meant his career stalled in Merseyside.
A return to Southampton has really helped the 27-year-old discover his best form once again. If he continues at the rate he is scoring, he is making a strong case to be included in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad for the European Championship in 2021.
With over ten clean sheets to his name, Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson has been one of the most impressive ‘keepers in the Premier League this season.
Henderson is on loan at the Yorkshire club from Manchester United. He was a key part of their promotion team from the Championship last year and he has carried that form into the top-flight.
With more mistakes creeping into David De Gea’s game at the moment, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must seriously be considering using the English shot-stopper next season. The 23-year-old looks sure to be a future England international. He has represented his country at under-21 level and below.
The Blades have had a brilliant campaign on their return to the Premier League. They can be backed at 20/1 in the betting on football with the best odds to finish in the top six. This would give Chris Wilder’s side European action next season.
While Norwich have found it tough in the Premier League this year, they have had moments to shout about, including their 3-2 victory over Manchester City earlier in the season.
One of the stars of that game was striker Teemu Pukki. The Finnish international was the Premier League Player of the Month in August due to his fantastic spell of form.
Pukki has scored over 10 Premier League goals this season. When you consider he has played in the team which are rooted to the bottom of the table and is 1/50 in the betting to go down, it is not a bad return at all.
The Norwich striker has made a strong case for a move this summer in order to remain in the Premier League or another major league in Europe. At the age of 30, it could his last chance to seal a transfer to one of the biggest clubs in the sport.
All three of the above players have made a strong case to be named in the Team of the Year at the end of the campaign.