WLB Player Of The Year 2016: Help us crown the Premier League’s best


THIRTY-TWO Premier League players have been nominated for the inaugural WLB Premier League Player Of The Year award and we need your help to find a winner.

WLB Premier League Player Of The Year 2016 | 27th December 2016 – 1st January 2017

Here at WeLoveBetting we’re going to shamelessly going to rip off Richard Osman this festive period and create our own Twitter World Cup.

The idea is to crown the best Premier League player of 2016 and just like the World Cup, we’ve 32 participants, eight groups and knockout stages to look forward to.

We asked all our valued contributors to WLB in 2016 to nominate five candidates – thankfully the list came to 31 (yes, we added one ourselves) before drawing eight seeded groups.

Polling on @WeLoveBettingUK) will begin on the morning of 27 December with the final to be settled at midday on 1 January 2017. But we’ll need your help – every vote will count so please get involved, tell your friends and if possible, share the poll(s), it’ll mean a lot.

Group Draw, Nominations & Fantasy Odds

The 32 nominated players have been draw in a eight seeded groups of four - the top two in each pool will qualify for the Last 16 where a further draw will be made and so on.

Each players Fantasy Odds are in brackets.
Sergio Aguero (6/1)Kevin De Bruyne (16/1)Riyad Mahrez (11/2)Alexis Sanchez (11/1)
Philippe Coutinho (25/1)Danny Drinkwater (28/1)Mesut Ozil (40/1)David De Gea (20/1)
Danny Rose (40/1)Romelu Lukaku (66/1)Jan Vertonghan (40/1)Christian Fuchs (40/1)
Tom Heaton (100/1)James Milner (80/1)Seamus Coleman (150/1)Michael Keane (200/1)
Jamie Vardy (8/1)Diego Costa (12/1)Dimitri Payet (10/1)N'Golo Kante (10/3)
Dele Ali (33/1)Harry Kane (14/1)Virgil van Dijk (33/1)Sadio Mane (33/1)
Hector Bellerin (50/1)Adam Lallana (50/1)Roberto Firmino (66/1)Toby Alderweireld (40/1)
Mark Noble (50/1)Gylfi Sigurdsson (66/1)Charlie Daniels (250/1)Robert Snodgrass (500/1)

When To Vote

Group phase

Starts – Tuesday 27 December (10:00)

Ends – Tuesday 27 December (23:59)

Last 16

Starts – Wednesday 28 December (10:00)

Ends – Wednesday 28 December (23:59)


Starts – Thursday 29 December (10:00)

Ends – Thursday 29 December (23:59)


Starts – Friday 30 December (10:00)

Ends – Friday 30 December (23:59)


Starts – Saturday 31 December (10:00)

Ends – Sunday 1 January (11:59)


Announced on Sunday 1 January at 12:30

With thanks to…

We’d just like to thank all of our contributors in 2016 as well as all of the guys who nominated their top-five players.

They are (in no particular order): Mark O’Haire, Chris Graham, Gavin Murphy, Gavin Horsfall, Louis Ross, Marco Di Cosmo, Callum Reid, Dan McCulloch, Will Dyer, Willie Duncan, Dino Vita, Mr Fixit, Gabriel Sutton, David Walker, Iwan Evans, Wayne Dews, Tom Loveys, Julian Betts, Ed Acteson, Matt Vale, Kaine Greenwood, Josh Healey, Mark Stinchcombe, Callum Jones, Dylan O’Neill and Russell Butterworth.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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