It’s been a memorable season so far for Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling. Not always for the best of reasons of course but his form has been consistent and makes him a leading contender for the 2018/19 PFA Player of the Year Award.
Sterling has again proved to be a key player for Manchester City with nine goals so far this season. Getting selected isn’t always the easiest of tasks as Pep Guardiola rotates his squad. The agonizing sound you hear every few weeks or so is that of Fantasy League managers when he’s left on the bench, the one week they captain him.
Goals are Flowing
The past two seasons have seen him score 32 goals in 66 games for Manchester City, that’s compared to 21 in the previous 94. His international form has been a big concern for a while, not a surprise considering a run of 27 goals without scoring. Then came the trip to Spain in the UEFA Nations League. You wait three years for Raheem Sterling to score for England and then two come along in 22 minutes.
The Manchester City player has been in the papers all week after his reaction to being racially abused in the away game at Chelsea. He’s often criticized in the press and has blamed them for some of the racism that is directed at black players. Thankfully, the PGA Player of the Year award is voted for by the players not the press.
If Sterling can continue the form, he has showed for Manchester City this season then he is sure to be a leading contender for this award. There are odds of 6/1 at SkyBet on him winning the award and he’s also the even money favourite to win the Young Player award.
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