But the Manchester City midfielder has a tighter grip on the new award.
City were crowned champions with five games to spare and Conte says the manner of their "incredible" league success suggests they are capable of competing for further silverware in both England and Europe. It seems reasonable to expect any side coached by Pep Guardiola to maintain the same level of performance through to the end of the season. Guardiola has a philosophy of "positional play" in which no more than two players are allowed in a vertical space, and no more than three in a horizontal area.
Players sang songs, took selfies, and had a good time.
Despite Pep Guardiola's team's dominance of the league, there are more star-studded names throughout the squad.
Manchester City isn't the only team that's well-represented in the Premier League Team of the Year.
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Salah, who has scored 30 goals in 32 appearances in his first season at Liverpool, is the favourite to be named the Player of the Year later this month.
The Spain global features for the fourth straight year and the fifth time in six seasons, but team success means more to the 27-year-old.
This is just another stat for City to add to their already long list.
Conte said: "Manchester City is one club that can continue to dominate, to win".