PFA Awards: Player and Young Player award shortlists carry similar Premier League names

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When it comes to the best players in the Premier League, many of them happen to also be the best young players.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), David De Gea (Manchester United) and Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) have all made the cut as finalists for the Pro Footballers Association’s Player of the Year, and Young Player of the Year awards.

In the young category, where players need to be 23 or younger at the start of the season, the quartet also faces competition from Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

[ PST’s Predictions: Young player | Player of the year ]

As for the senior players, Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal and Diego Costa of Chelsea are in the discussion.

A¬†goalkeeper hasn’t won the PFA Player of the Year since Peter Shilton in 1977.

Don’t know about you guys and girls, but I’d have a difficult time voting against Hazard on both lists.