It’s getting awfully hard to expect non-Premier League players to be able to win FUTTIES votes.
Sure, the Prem is the most popular league in the world. But with Liverpool (and sometimes England national teamer) Nathaniel Clyne in the vote for this week, it looks like we’re headed to our ninth PL pink-and-gold item in 10 tries.
The promotion’s been cool overall — voting via Squad Buildling Challenges is a nice touch — but perhaps some kind of pivot is needed next year with one league dominating so handedly.
On that note, Manchester City starlet Gabriel Jesus won this past weekend’s Favourite Future Player poll, besting Breel Donald Embolo of Schalke and Madrid’s Marco Asensio.
Joining the aforementioned Clyne on the ballot through Friday are AS Roma’s Bruno Peres as well as PSG (for now)’s Serge Aurier. Imagine if a hypothetically new Chelsea (or United) signing Aurier got his first PL item Friday.