EPL Predictions: Top 10 Candidates for PFA Young Player of the Year

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EPL Predictions: Top 10 Candidates for PFA Young Player of the Year
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There may have only been seven matches played in the 2011/12 English Premier League season—six in Everton's and Tottenham's case—but it has none the less been an electrifying and enthralling start to the campaign, as world football's most watched and highest regarded league continues to uphold their impeccable standards.

Despite the minuscule amount of matches played, 173 goals have been scored and high quality encounters have been produced. The standard of players currently in the Premier League is at an incredible high and it is clear that this will be a standout season.

Furthermore, one can envision milestones and records being broken and set, but not just at a team level. Individually, the class some players are exhibiting is phenomenal, and it exposes the question of not only what team will be crowned Premier League champions but also who will grace the individual end-of-season honours.

There is an array of players who will produce worthy calls for the PFA Player of the Year, but one award that often arises much attention is the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Players under the age of 23 are eligible to achieve the prestigious award, and past winners justify what is required to secure the accolade. Ryan Giggs, Robbie Fowler, Andy Gray, Tony Adams, Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas have all won the award since it began in the 1973-1974 season.

But just who might win it this season?

There are so many talented and inform young players in the English Premier League at the moment, and Bleacher Report establishes the top 10 candidates for the PFA Young Player of the Year.

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