The 2017-18 season is over! Here’s a look at the heroes of the final day, Premier League Round 38.
Hero – Mohamed Salah
In Premier League Round 38, Liverpool secured the fourth Champions League spot with a 4-0 win over Brighton. It was yet another successful afternoon for their Egyptian King, the Premier League Player of the Year. Salah’s first-half strike wasn’t spectacular, but it was record-breaking. It was his 32nd goal of the league season, taking him above Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez. Salah has 44 in all competitions, with the Champions League final still to come.
Hero – Jonjo Shelvey
Should Shelvey go to the World Cup this summer with England? The calls are growing louder and louder, from his Newcastle manager Rafa Benítez but also from the likes of Glenn Hoddle and Martin Keown. Shelvey capped off a brilliant second half to the season with a midfield masterclass against Chelsea. His long-range passing makes Newcastle tick, but could he fit into Gareth Southgate’s plans? With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out and Jack Wilshere unconvincing, Shelvey is surely worth a try.
Hero – Patrick van Aanholt
Crystal Palace have played some fantastic football this season. Wilfried Zaha has been the spearhead but the attacking spirit has spread all over the pitch, right through to the full-backs. Against West Brom, van Aanholt got forward brilliantly down the left. The Dutchman crossed to Zaha for the first goal and then popped up himself in the box to finish off a brilliant team move. Can Roy Hodgson hold on to his stars this summer?
Hero – Manuel Lanzini
It’s been a difficult season for West Ham but if the club can hold on to Lanzini and Marko Arnautović this summer, there could be brighter days ahead. The Argentinian-Austrian duo tore Everton to shreds in Premier League Round 38 with their slick, first-time passing. Arnautović provides the power and Lanzini provides the dancing feet. His second goal in particular was top-class.
Hero – Tyrone Mings
Mings has been so unlucky with injuries. A torn knee ligament kept him out for the whole of the 2015-16 season, Bournemouth’s first in the Premier League. This season, he has missed 35 games with a back injury, but he returned for Sunday’s final match away at Burnley. Could Mings be the answer to Bournemouth’s defensive issues? His height and speed really compliment the brilliant Nathan Aké.