It is that time of year when supporters are debating with one another as to who has been the best performing individual from their team or from their respective league.

For Aston Villa supporters, there are a whole host of names that can take the crown at the end of the season from an academy product to a player that only arrived in January.

Here, we look at the contenders for Villa’s Player of the Year crown and try to determine who will walk away with the main prize at the end of the season.

Let’s start with Tammy Abraham:

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It was a bit of a surprise and a real coup for Villa when Chelsea loanee Abraham walked through the doors of Bodymoor Heath in the summer [BBC Sport] because many fans would have felt that he was good enough to play in the Premier League.

But he landed on Villa’s doorstep and they have made the most of his presence, with the 21-year-old finding the back of the net on 22 occasions this season [transfermarkt].

Amongst all the drama and the change in managers, Abraham has continued along his way and lead the line brilliantly for a Villa team that has been a real threat in the attacking third this season.

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Whilst they have struggled from a defensive standpoint, the likes of Abraham have always proven to be a threat, no matter what form the team is in and what the state of the match is.

This was showcased when Villa came from 3-0 down to secure a dramatic 3-3 draw against Sheffield United in February. All three strikes came in the final eight minutes, with Abraham scoring his side’s second.

If Dean Smith’s side earn promotion then it will be largely down to the consistency of someone like Abraham up front. Consistency which is proving to be even more important now given the club’s lack of stability at the back for large parts of this season.

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