Sak’s first season has been immense and Cressy has shown extraordinary form since stepping up from the Championship.
The Senegal midfielder has taken no time to settle at all and has produced some magical moments – any one of the three would be a worthy winner.
But let me throw another name in there – a bloke who is probably the unsung hero of unsung heroes who, all season, has poured his heart into things, often without a regularly consistent partner.
Step up James Collins! Sure there have been moments when he has looked a little suspect – the same can be said of us all – but in terms of heart and no nonsense defending when required he has been superb.
There was a moment on Saturday evening against sunderland when – with the boots flying – he went in to head clear of the flying feet, risking a crunching boot in the head or even the loss of an eye.
Ok James has his limitations and doesn’t bring it out from the back like some but in terms of heart and defensive solidarity you won’t find many more committed to their club than their Welsh international.
The other contenders have been great but Collins has truly been awesome at times