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Premier League 2023-24 Season Awards: Best and Worst Picks

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As we close the book on the 2023-24 Premier League season, here are our choices.

Player of the Season: Rodri

Rodri’s influence on Manchester City’s success cannot be overstated. He played a pivotal role in City’s campaign for a fourth consecutive title, showcasing his importance through his ability to keep the team balanced and dynamic. Rodri led the league in successful passes (3,508) and had the best pass completion rate (92%) among midfielders, proving his indispensable nature.

Goal of the Season: Alejandro Garnacho

Garnacho’s spectacular bicycle kick against Everton on November 26 stunned fans and showcased his immense talent. The 19-year-old’s audacious effort was a highlight in an otherwise challenging season for Manchester United.

Best Single-Game Performance: Phil Foden vs. Manchester United

Foden’s brilliance shone in City’s 3-1 derby win over United on March 3. With two goals and a commanding presence, Foden demonstrated why he is one of the league’s most exciting talents.

Rookie of the Season: Destiny Udogie

Despite his season ending early due to surgery, Udogie’s impact at Tottenham was undeniable. His versatility and consistency in his debut Premier League season set him apart as a rising star.

Best Signing of the Season: Cole Palmer

Palmer’s contribution to Chelsea’s resurgence was crucial. With 21 goals and 10 assists, he was a key figure in their push for a top-six finish, proving to be an excellent investment.

Most Improved Player: Dominic Solanke

Solanke’s transformation under Andoni Iraola was remarkable. His 19 goals helped Bournemouth to a potential top-half finish, showcasing his development into a potent striker.

Team of the Season: Arsenal

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal earned top marks for pushing Manchester City to the final day. With a record number of wins and a potent offense, they proved themselves formidable contenders.

Biggest Disappointment: Manchester United

Despite high expectations, United struggled throughout the season, with poor performances and a minus-3 goal difference highlighting their issues. Erik ten Hag’s second season did not build on his promising debut, leading to a disappointing campaign.

Manager of the Season: Unai Emery

Emery’s achievement with Aston Villa was outstanding, securing Champions League qualification for the first time in the Premier League era. Despite numerous injuries, Emery’s tactical acumen and leadership propelled Villa to new heights.

In summary, the 2023-24 Premier League season brought remarkable individual performances and significant team achievements, as well as notable disappointments. These awards recognize the players and managers who made the biggest impact, both positive and negative.