David Silva

2019 might finally be the year that Manchester City midfielder David Silva gets the public recognition his talent has long deserved. After a tremendous start to the season, scoring 8 goals and influencing many more, Silva is now being offered at 2/1 by William Hill to win the PFA Player of the Year Award.

First given in 1974, the PFA Player of the Year is supposed to honour the best player of the season, and is chosen by the players themselves. Silva is highly respected by his peers and it would be no surprise to see him crowned the league’s best player. Indeed, the only surprise would be that it has taken so long.

Though Pep Guardiola Manchester City is increasingly being considered as one of the best teams in Premier League history, Silva was already something of a club legend before Guardiola’s arrival. He has so far won three Premier League titles, as well as two Euro tournaments with Spain, and one World Cup.

Second favourite for the award  is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard at 3/1, with Silva’s Manchester City teammate Raheem Sterling third favourite at 7/1.

Is Salah a Potential Value Bet?

Last year’s PFA winner Mo Salah is currently joint top of the Premier League scorers table, with 10 goals so far this season. However, he is currently only the fourth favourite, at 11/1. These odds seem surprisingly long for a player of his talent and achievement. However, it should be noted that the award is very rarely given to the same player twice, and only Thierry Henry and Ronaldo have won on two consecutive occasions.