Eden Hazard was awarded the PFA player of the year award and despite being brilliant this term, he has not been the best player in the league.
An issue with awards such as this is that the by the end of a long season goals are the memorable moments. Goals, wins and champions are all that will be remembered from an arduous season, the common denominator is that all these moments come from attacking players.
No one remembers second place, no one remembers the tackles or the saves but they are just as important to earning three points, week in, week out.
A good goalkeeper can be worth many more points in a season than a clinical striker, a world class save is as good as scoring a goal at the other end.
David De Gea has been fantastic for Manchester United this season, he may not have had his best afternoon against Everton but the Spaniard has been superb consistently.
He has been man of the match in several of United’s games earning them many points in the process and their rise up the table in the latter part of this season has been built on his good form.
Several other goalkeepers have had sterling seasons, Courtois at Chelsea is another who has proved his ability.
The Belgian is far better than De Gea was in his first season in England and will improve in the coming campaigns.
However, Courtois is helped by having a defence in front of him. Jose Mourinho sets up his teams in order to concede as few goals as possible leaving Courtois in a keepers favourite position.
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