Sky Sports pundits have made their selections as far as this season is concerned. Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher failed to agree when it came to selecting who they think deserve recognition during Monday Night Football.
Both men were tasked with picking their best player, manager, goal and young player of the season, as well as the stand-out player to watch out for next season during the final edition of Monday Night Football of the campaign.
The debate began with the player award, with both backing Chelsea players. Neville went for N’Golo Kante, while Carragher selected Blues playmaker, Eden Hazard.
“I think he’s the best player in the league,” Carragher said of the Belgian. “There’s no doubt he had a massive drop off last season.
“I think that [you have to pick] a player who gets you off the edge of your seat, I’ve gone for Hazard.”
Neville disagreed, saying that Kante is “just a huge influence on this Chelsea team”. He added: “I saw the way they celebrated with him on Friday night.
“They threw him up in the air, along with a number of other players in fairness, and it just seemed to be a thank you – I think they realised the job he’s done.”
Manager of the Season
The debate then moved onto the managerial award, with Carragher picking champion Antonio Conte, and Neville going for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
It wasn't difficult for Carragher to explain his reasons, but Neville had to concerning his Pochettino choice, saying: “At the start of the season I thought Tottenham would dip and go backwards purely because of playing in the Champions League.
“The squad and lack of investment compared to others. For Mauricio Pochettino to achieve what he’s done this year, to get them into second and beat their overall record for points in the Premier League, is an outstanding managerial achievement.”
Goal of the Season
Carragher selected Andy Carroll’s stunning bicycle kick against Crystal Palace in January as his best goal of the season, while Neville favoured Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick against the same side in the same month.
Young Player of the Season
Carragher chose Spurs' Dele Alli as his stand-out young player of the season, while Neville rather went for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.
“The emerging player for me this year is Sane, I think he could be exceptional,” he said.
Carragher chose Kante as his signing of the season, while Neville opted for Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And for the final award – the player to watch out for next season – the former Liverpool man backed City’s Gabriel Jesus. Neville, well, decided to pick David Luiz.