‘No one comes close’ – Jamie Redknapp names his Premier League player of the season

first_img‘No one comes close’ – Jamie Redknapp names his Premier League player of the season Advertisement Jamie Redknapp’s six-man shortlist 1. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)3. David Silva (Manchester City)4. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)6. Harry Kane (Tottenham)  Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Feb 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Virgil van Dijk has helped Liverpool climb to the top of the table (Picture: Getty)‘Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kane — Salah’s golden boot rivals — also have to be included.‘Aubameyang has been prolific in an Arsenal team who have struggled for creativity while Kane remains Spurs’ most important player.‘His goals have been worth six points to Spurs — more than any player — and his late strikes against PSV salvaged their Champions League campaign.‘At Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva have all enjoyed excellent seasons but I would argue that David Silva should be on the shortlist.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Now 33 and without Kevin De Bruyne alongside him for most of the campaign, he has been the heartbeat of Pep Guardiola’s side.‘Chelsea may have blown hot and cold, but you cannot discount Eden Hazard. He is our league’s most naturally talented player and is in double figures for goals and assists.‘With this award, timing is everything. This time last year De Bruyne was the clear favourite, only for Salah to storm into the running. But looking at the season so far, these six are the outstanding candidates.’Premier League leaders Liverpool face West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday evening.MORE: Jamie Carragher slams Shkodran Mustafi after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester Citycenter_img Comment Advertisement Jamie Redknapp has named his stand-out players of the season (Picture: Getty)Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is on course to be crowned the Premier League player of the year, according to Jamie Redknapp.Netherlands international Van Dijk has played a huge role in helping Liverpool climb to the top of the table this season.Before last weekend’s 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace, Liverpool had conceded just nine goals in the league.Redknapp says ‘no one comes close’ to Van Dijk, although the former England international suggested five other players in with a shot of ending the season as player of the year.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘No one comes close to Virgil van Dijk,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He has transformed Liverpool into a rock-solid team who are favourites to win their first league title for 29 years.‘His team-mate and reigning player of the year Mo Salah must fancy his chances of defending the crown.‘He has followed up a record-breaking first season at Anfield by topping the scoring charts with 16 goals.last_img read more

Sarri Still Commands Players’ Respect after Kepa Drama, Says Luiz

first_imgThe Italian coach and Kepa later said the incident was the result of a misunderstanding and Luiz was adamant the players are on Sarri’s side.“The coach has the power over the group. He has our respect,” Luiz said. “For me, there is not a problem here for that. We all believe in his philosophy, we all believe in the way he wants us to play.“That’s why we did a great game against the best team in Europe at the moment. Apart from that, it was a misunderstanding and we all want to do what is best for Chelsea.”Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack believes the Chelsea hierarchy needs to take a strong stance on the matter, to support Sarri.“It was not a good picture for Chelsea,” Ballack told talkSPORT radio. “The board has to say something because it is really, really important that the players respect the coach and respect each other. Something shouldn’t happen like that.”Kepa saved Leroy Sane’s penalty in the shootout, but could have done better with Sergio Aguero’s effort that slipped under his body as City retained the trophy after a goalless draw.“It is never easy for us to listen from afar,” Luiz added about the Kepa incident. “I didn’t know if the coach wanted to make the change because it was his decision or because he (Kepa) had already been on the floor twice.“Kepa was saying ‘no, I’m good, I can stay on the pitch’, but from far you can’t understand.“I’m sure if Kepa knew the coach wished to change him because it was his decision, he would have come off because he is a great professional, he is a great boy and would respect that.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram David Luiz (right) celebrates scoring in the 2-0 win over Manchester City, Saturday David Luiz has said that Kepa Arrizabalaga’s refusal to be substituted during the Carabao League Cup final against Manchester City does not show that Maurizio Sarri has lost the respect of his Chelsea players.Sarri’s position is precarious after a run of poor results but his team put in a valiant performance in Sunday’s match against City, who had beaten the Blues 6-0 just two weeks earlier.City retained the trophy with a 4-3 penalty shootout win at Wembley, but the match was overshadowed by a bizarre incident when Kepa declined to go off, sparking an angry response from the manager.last_img read more

One-day backpack & school supply drive, Click to help!

first_imgWith school starting Monday, kids are in need of supplies, and there is a way you can help!On August 11th, there will be a one-day drive to give students the start they need for a successful school year.School supplies including notebooks, glue sticks, binders, crayons, paper, pens, pencils, hand sanitizer, erasers, and folders will be put in backpacks and given to elementary, middle and high school students.Community Partners of South Florida, a nonprofit comprehensive community development agency providing services to families facing social, emotional, and financial adversity are hoping to collect enough to provide backpacks for “250 students in need.”“We know so many students struggle to get the supplies they need to excel in school,” said Community Partners of South Florida CEO Scott Hansel. “While they face many struggles each day, we want them to know that this is not one of the things they need to worry about.”For each $100 donation, Community Partners can fill ten backpacks with supplies including notebooks, glue sticks, binders, crayons, paper, pens, pencils, hand sanitizer, erasers, and folders.Donations can be made by cash, check, or online at cp-cto.org/donate.The one-day backpack drive will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 11th at Community Partners of South Florida’s office.The address is 2001 Blue Heron Blvd W., Riviera Beach, FL. 33404.Visit https://www.cp-cto.org or call 561-841-3500 to learn more.last_img read more

Double award triumph for Bronte Law

first_img15 Mar 2017 Double award triumph for Bronte Law She is now a professional in the USA and sent a video message telling guests, “England Golf have given me so much over the years and I’m really glad we had such a successful year and I could pay back and show my gratitude for everything.” Bronte spoke particularly of the England win in the European team championship and of the coach, Steve Robinson, and her fellow squad players: Emma Allen (Meon Valley), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough), Lizzie Prior (Burhill) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham), with captain Anne Baines. “I’ve been lucky enough to be coached by Steve Robinson since I was 14 and winning the gold medal with Steve as coach was something very special for me and I will cherish that memory for the rest of my life. I want to thank all my team members in that squad for such an amazing experience.” Click here to read more about the England Golf Awards Cheshire’s Bronte Law did the double at last night’s 2017 England Golf Awards where she was given two honours. The 22-year-old from Bramhall Golf Club was named as the female Player of the Year and, as a member of the England side which won the 2016 European women’s team championship, she shared the Team of the Year Award. The England Golf Awards attracted over 400 guests to a glittering ceremony at Lord’s and shone the spotlight on great moments and achievement at all levels of English golf. Bronte was recognised alongside Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull, as well as other players and heroes from the grass roots game. The audience heard how, in Bronte’s final season of amateur golf she won the European amateur championship, making up a seven shot deficit with a closing 66 scored the winning point for England in the European women’s team championship. It was England’s first win for 23 years had an historic role in GB&I’s Curtis Cup victory, winning all five of her games was ranked world number two was the top women’s US college playerlast_img read more