EPL: John Barnes names 4 players to win best award, teams to finish top-four

Former Liverpool forward, John Barnes, has tipped Kevin de Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, Ering Haaland and Darwin Nunez to be contenders for the 2022/23 Premier League Player of the Season award.

Barnes also tipped Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to retain their places in the top four this season.

Twenty English clubs will return for the 31st edition of the Premier League on Friday (August 5).

Arsenal will tackle Crystal Palace in an away Premier League tie at Selhurst Park in the first match of the season.

“I can’t put anyone forward for player of the season because we have not seen one game in the Premier League yet. We can talk about Haaland, Nunez, Salah, De Bruyne,” Barnes told Bonus Code Bets.

“It probably doesn’t branch further than those four [Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham] I have mentioned, but I will have a better idea after seeing a few games into the season. I know from a consistency point of view, Man City and Liverpool will be there.”

EPL: John Barnes names 4 players to win best award, teams to finish top-four