Wolverhampton Wanderers star Pedro Neto is enjoying a fine season, and fans and pundits alike have been showering the winger with praise on a regular basis.

With five goals and four assists so far (via Sky Sports), it seems very much like Neto is on course to at least receive a nomination for the PFA’s Young Player of the Year.

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Should he keep up his current level he stands a reasonable chance of winning, but who else could be in the mix?

Phil Foden

Perhaps Neto’s biggest competition at the moment is Manchester City maestro Phil Foden.

The England international currently has one less goal involvement than Neto, but is getting a lot of attention for shining constantly for the Premier League leaders.

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Whenever he is on the pitch, the technically gifted Foden seems to contribute to City’s cause in some way, and him being a big-game player will be a big boost to his YPOTY chances.

Bukayo Saka

Another left-footed youngster, Bukayo Saka is going to be a special player.

Like Neto for Wolves, Saka has been a shining light in a struggling team, and is someone the Gunners often now look to as a source of inspiration.

 
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He’s pratically playing every game now for Arsenal, and he’ll be a strong contender for this year’s YPOTY award.

Wesley Fofana

The Leicester City centre-back has been absolutely outstanding for the Foxes since his summer move from Saint-Etienne.

Countless young players struggle upon first arriving in English football, but the 19-year-old looks like he’s been playing in the Premier League for years.

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He’ll be a top centre-half and could genuinely command a Harry Maguire-esque transfer fee some day.

Declan Rice

West Ham United are the Premier League’s surprise package this season, and Declan Rice has again been excellent.

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His partnership with Tomas Soucek goes from strength to strength, and his defensive work in midfield is superb.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is having the season of his life.

The star has been Everton’s main man this season and has clearly worked extremely hard to improve his all-round game.

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He was questioned when he first came onto the scene, but under Carlo Ancelotti he looks like the top Premier League centre-forward Toffees fans were praying he’d turn out to be.

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