It’s time for Match-week 33 of the English Premier League; the first one since the six-man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award was announced. With the actual date for the presentation of the award just over a week away, there’s very little time left for the nominees to make their final cases; and, as a treat for you, we’ve included all of them in today’s Top ELVN.
Apart from those six men, there are lots of other players with vested personal (and team) interests in the available fixtures, and with games like Tottenham vs. Bournemouth, Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City, Everton vs. Burnley, West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool, Manchester United vs. Chelsea and Middlesbrough vs. Arsenal (spanning from Saturday to Monday), there’s potential for a lot of moving and shaking in all areas of the EPL table.
So, without further ado, let’s get into the Top ELVN for Match-week 33 of the English Premier League.
11. Joshua King:
Joshua King is one of 2017’s hottest English players (not that kinda hot, people) and he’s scored more goals than any other English player in the League… all, except one: Harry Kane. King’s goal against Chelsea brought him level with the Tottenham striker (on 9 goals for the year); even though Kane spent the past few weeks on the injury list, King’s recent form is nothing to sneeze at.
His last two goals came in games against Liverpool and Chelsea; and while this means that he’ll be lining up against another team in the Top Three, for the third time in 3 games, he’s already shown that he can excel against the “big boys” and it’ll be another chance to test himself against them (the faceoff between England’s most prolific scorers is just an extra bit of spice to add to an already tasty dish).
10. Heung-Min Son:
Harry Kane is back, but his absence didn’t make as much of a dent as we would’ve thought and there are several people he’ll have to thank for that; with Heung Min Son being one of the very first names on that list.
When Harry Kane picked up his injury, in the FA Cup game against Millwall, Son got 3 goals and 1 assist; when Harry Kane returned against Watford, Son got 2 goals and 1 assist (in addition to scoring 2 goals in the 3 League games that Kane missed), you’d be forgiven for starting to wonder if Kane’s injury was actually a good thing.
Like most players in the Tottenham team, the South Korean is one who likes to build on positive form and it wouldn’t be beyond him to turn in another impressive performance, this afternoon.