However, they have a stacked team that only got better this offseason. They have one of the greatest managers ever in Pep Guardiola. Additionally, they have a seemingly endless amount of cash to spend on new players.
On the other hand, Liverpool have thrived despite having a weaker squad and a shaky defense. They’ve arguably been better after the loss of Coutinho. Liverpool are in third, two points behind United and four points ahead of Spurs for fourth. The Reds will qualify for the Champions League. Notably, Liverpool have progressed to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. An unexpected accomplishment coming into the season.
Spurs are comfortably in fourth, which is impressive considering preseason expectations. Many expected them to finish fifth, behind City, United, Liverpool, and Chelsea. Their impressive win against Chelsea on the weekend all but sealed a top four spot. Without Harry Kane — who said they had a weaker supporting cast? (I stand by it).
Essentially, City have the best team success, but Liverpool and Spurs have exceeded expectations. They have Salah and Kane to thank for their success.
It’s a tough call between De Bruyne and Salah, but ultimately I have to give it to the Belgian. If City were a normal title winner, Salah would have to be considered. With this in mind, what the Blues are doing is near unprecedented. It is undeniable that De Bruyne has been the catalyzing factor in City’s rampage. His 15 assists are impossible to ignore as well.
Simply put, based off this year, if I had to take any player to start a team with, it would be De Bruyne. He’s the best player on the best team. Despite Salah’s wonderful year, Kevin De Bruyne has the inside track to win Premier League Player of the Season.