Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been impressive once again, and Danny Mills believes he edges Leicester and West Ham stars as player of the year.
Mills believes the current Three Lions forward is more deserving of the top honour than Riyad Mahrez or Dimitri Payet of Leicester and West Ham, who are each among the frontrunners.
The former Leeds right-back says this is the case due to the fact that there was more pressure on Kane this season than either player, with many believing he would not be able to replicate his heroics of 2014/15.
He said: "Kane’s my player of the season. There was so much expectation on him and he’s coped brilliantly with it all. At just 22 he has a great chance of winning the Golden Boot. To take last season’s performance and better it is incredible. Both Payet and Mahrez have been out of this world but for me Harry Kane is the front runner for player of the season."
Kane has 21 goals in 31 games in the Premier League, plus a further three in other cup competitions.
Elaborating on his comments, Mills explained that Kane's former manager Tim Sherwood remains a big champion of the Spurs ace.
He said: “I heard Tim Sherwood talking about him this week and he said he has so much confidence in himself, he never gets down if he misses a chance. He just gets on with it and is convinced he’ll score the next one.
"He can shoot from anywhere and after his goal in the North London derby he can clearly score from anywhere too. There were some who thought he might be a one-season wonder but clearly he isn’t.”
One of the problems Kane may face in terms of winning awards could be that Mahrez and Payet are considered 'fresher' as this is their first seasons really impressing in the Premier League.
Mahrez though could lose votes to Leicester teammate Jamie Vardy, while Kane may also be at risk of splitting votes with his fellow Spurs stars, namely Dele Alli or Toby Alderweireld.