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Premier League Awards 2023 – Who Has Been The Best Of The Best in 2023?

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Although a typical Premier League season runs from August through to May the following year, there are still some awards that are awarded annually. And our Premier League awards of 2023 is another!

For this article, we are going to take what has happened in the Calendar year 2023 as our sample. That means the end of the 2022/23 season and then the first half of the 2023/24 season.

We’ve got plenty to consider here. Manchester City’s treble winning campaign. Brighton’s first qualification for Europe, Newcastle, Arsenal and Manchester United earning Champions League spots. And much more besides.

Over the course of the year, we have given you tips on many of these teams, players, matches and more, with bet365 Sport providing us with the odds.

So, let’s now take a look back over the year and give you our list of Premier League awards for the Premier League season 2023.

Premier League Awards

Team of the Year 2023

Winner – Manchester City

You can’t contemplate any other team winning this award. Becoming the second team to ever win the treble of League, FA Cup and Champions League is an incredible achievement. They may have had their issues this season, but they still remain in the title race and still on course to have a chance of repeating that success of last season once again.

2nd – Arsenal

3rd – Newcastle United

4th – Brighton

5th – West Ham United

Premier League Positional Awards

Let’s now take a look at the awards for players in each of the main positions across a football team for 2023.

Best Goalkeeper

Winner – Alisson Becker (Liverpool)

An easy selection here. The Liverpool and Brazil stopper has continued to develop his game and has become not just the best goalkeeper in the Premier League but arguably

2nd – Gugelminpietro Vicari (Tottenham)

3rd – Nick Pope (Newcastle United)

4th – David Raya (Brentford & Arsenal)

5th – Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)

Best Full Back

Winner – Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Plenty of competition here and any of the top five would have made a worthy winner but for his all round game and his attacking threat alongside improved defensive ability, Alexander-Arnold just gets the nod.

2nd – Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United)

3rd – Pervis Estupinan (Brighton)

4th – Andy Robertson (Liverpool)

5th – Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Best Central Defender

Winner – Manuel Akanji (Manchester City)

One of the best value signings of the season, Manuel Akanji played right across the back line for Manchester City and performed superbly in every position, quickly becoming a mainstay of the team. He’s also something of a maths genius!

2nd – William Saliba (Arsenal)

3rd – Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

4th – Sven Botman (Newcastle United)

5th – Lewis Dunk (Brighton)

Best Defensive Midfielder

Winner – Rodri (Manchester City)

Perhaps the most important player in the Manchester City team, Rodri’s ability to play a defensive midfielder role, or as a centre back, or even as a natural midfielder, is unparalleled in 2023.

2nd – Casemiro (Manchester United)

3rd – Declan Rice (West Ham United)

4th – Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)

5th – Moses Caicedo (Brighton & Chelsea)

Best Midfielder

Winner – Martin Odegaard (Arsenal)

Plenty of competition in this position and a couple of these players could also be considered attacking midfielders, but I’ve been more generous with these roles to include some of those players.

2nd – Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle Utd)

3rd – James Maddison (Leicester City & Tottenham)

4th – Alexis MacAllister (Brighton & Liverpool)

5th – Matheus Cunha (Wolves & Man City)

Best Attacking Midfielder

Winner – Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)

No doubt who tops this position. De Bruyne is arguably the best player in the Premier League and one of the very best in the world. He has been sorely missed since picking up an injury earlier in the season but he was instrumental to City’s treble.

2nd – Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)

3rd – Phil Foden (Manchester City)

4th – Hyeong Min Son (Tottenham Hotspurs)

5th – Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

Best Winger/Wide Midfielder

Winner – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Saka pushed Salah close but the Liverpool man had another excellent 12 months and is still performing at the highest level both in terms of goalscoring and also creating chances for others.

2nd – Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

3rd – Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton)

4th – Emi Martinelli (Arsenal)

5th – Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham)

Best Striker

Winner – Erling Haaland (Tottenham)

Another obvious pick. Haaland’s performances and goalscoring feats set new standards in the Premier League and he has been amongst the goals once again this season. On his day, he is unstoppable.

2nd – Ivan Toney (Brentford)

3rd – Julian Alvarez (Manchester City)

4th – Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

5th – Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Premier League Representative Team of the Year 2023

So, who makes it into our EPL team of 2023? 11 Positions and we have gone for the 4-3-3 formation, with a little flexibility to allow wide players to play slightly different roles than usual if necessary.

  • GK – Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
  • DR – Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • DL – Pervis Estupinan (Brighton)
  • DC – William Saliba (Arsenal)
  • DC – Manuel Akanji (Manchester City)
  • DMC – Rodri (Manchester City)
  • MC – Martin Odegaard (Arsenal)
  • AMC – Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • AMR – Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
  • AML – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
  • AC – Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

A number of players were unfortunate to miss out on this list too. They include:

  • GK – Ederson (Man City), Gugelminpietro Vicari (Tottenham), Nick Pope (Newcastle)
  • DR – Kyle Walker (Man City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Ben White (Arsenal)
  • DL – Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Dan Burn (Newcastle)
  • DC – Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Ruben Dias (Man City), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Sven Botman (Newcastle)
  • DMC – Casemiro (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham), Douglas Luis (Aston Villa), Moses Caicedo (Brighton & Chelsea), Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea)
  • MC – Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle)
  • AMC – Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton & West Ham)
  • AMR – Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Bryan Mbuemo (Brentford), Son Hyeung Min (Tottenham)
  • AML – Gabriel Martinez (Arsenal), Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton), Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham)
  • AC – Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Premier League Best Games Of The Year 2023

Which games were the best and most entertaining games of 2023?

  1. Chelsea 4-4 Manchester City
  2. Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United
  3. Sheffield United 0-8 Newcastle United
  4. Newcastle United 6-1 Tottenham Hotspurs
  5. Arsenal 1-3 Manchester City
  6. Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham Hotspurs
  7. Newcastle United 5-1 Aston Villa
  8. Brighton 1-5 Everton
  9. Liverpool 4-3 Fulham
  10.  Arsenal 0-3 Brighton

Premier League – Goal of the Year – 2023

  1. Alejandro Garnacho – Man Utd @ Everton
  2. Julio Enciso – Brighton v Manchester City
  3. Alexis MacAllister – Liverpool v Fulham

Manager of the Year 2023

  1. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
  2. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
  3. Eddie Howe (Newcastle United)
  4. Unai Emery (Aston Villa)
  5. David Moyes (West Ham)
  6. Roberto de Zerbi (Brighton)
  7. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
  8. Thomas Frank (Brentford)
  9. Sean Dyche (Everton)
  10. Ange Postecoglou (Tottenham)

Player of the Year 2023

  1. Rodri (Manchester City)
  2. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
  3. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

It’s a clean sweep for the treble winners, as it should be if you have achieved something very special. Rodri’s consistency and importance to the team, allied to the crucial goals he scored throughout the season just see him earn the top award ahead of the brilliant de Bruyne and Haaland. Any of the three would be deserving of the top spot.

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