7 Contenders For PFA Young Player Of The Year 2019/20

The best young talents in the reckoning for the coveted PFA prize.

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The English Premier League has always been a treasure trove of bright young prospects, the best of whom is bestowed with the prestigious honor of PFA's Young Player of the Year prize.

Kevin Beattie of Ipswich Town was the first winner back in 1974, and ever since, some of the finest stars to play in the English top-flight such as Ryan Giggs, Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney etc. have got their mitts to the pot.

Talking of the current season, we have witnessed several up and coming talents make headlines for eye-catching performances. So the competition for the gong is really tight as you'd expect.

Now let's analyse the seven players who are the top favourites for the prize for the 2019/20 season:

7. Mason Mount

Chelsea's young and exciting squad this season have garnered plenty of attention, and among the array of bright talents to take the Premier League by storm is Mason Mount.

The 21-year old, who had already impressed under Frank Lampard with Derby County last season, has once again repaid the manager's faith by making the step up and coming up trumps in the top-flight too.

An attacking midfielder by trade, Mount's abilities on the ball is precocious. He can carve out defences at will and possesses a keen eye for pass. In 29 games, he has been involved in 11 goals overall - scoring six and assisting five, though consistency has been the only issue in his game.

His last three goals in the league have been spread across 21 games as he went off the boil a couple times along the way, but nevertheless when on song, Mount has been nigh unplayable.

That he has featured in every league game so far suggests his importance to the side, and can grow further from strength to strength under the tutelage of Lampard.


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